What a way to kick off the first installment of BellaSugar UK's Model of the Week series than with 30 year old, British model, fashion columnist, vice chair of the British Fashion Council and fellow blogger (she contributes to Vogue's website, Erin O'Connor.
I caught up with the short-haired, six foot, hazel-eyed model who has been dubbed by Karl Lagerfeld as "one of the best models in the world" and by many others as the quintessential "imperfect beauty," backstage at the Amanda Wakeley Spring 2009 Fashion Show. We chatted about her beauty secrets and guilty pleasures. Interested? To find out what a couple of beauty junkies talked about and for photos of Erin, read more.
What's your best kept beauty secret?
Vaseline. It works wonders on lips, eyes, face, elbows. I use it as a salve to smooth out any dry skin on my body and it's much cheaper than my other favourite, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream.
What's the one beauty product that you can't live without?
It's a tie (as she pulls something out of her bag). I love Weleda Rose Organic Deodorant Spray. It smells great and I use it as a perfume. C'mon and smell me, isn't it divine? Also, I always use dry shampoo from Model Me (she helped create the product with Toni and Guy). My hair gets oily and I have to wash it everyday. It fits in my handbag so you can just add it to your roots and fluff your hair up a bit.
How do you keep your hair looking so healthy?
I don't allow trends to dictate my style. I wear my hair the way I think it suits me best. One of my favourite products is Bumble & Bumble Seaweed Shampoo.
Do you have any beauty advice that you can share with our readers?
Don’t trust what it says on the packet of beauty products. Just try different things and see how it works for you. Also, don't stick with one brand, just because it's trendy.
What's your guilty pleasure?
I have lots! One of my favourites is putting cheese and onion crisps in the middle of a white bread and butter sandwich.