Liv Tyler - teaches us a thing or two about fashion
Lucky, August 2007. Photos by Brian Bowen Smith
On our cover
"I used to he a massive shopper - I'd pick up everything,"
cover girl, Liv Tyler. "But in the last few years, since I became a
mom, I've really tried to be more practical and only buy things that
I truly love and will wear all of the time."
So the 30-year-old actress,
who can be seen in the upcoming thriller The Strangers, keeps an eye out for
glamorous-yet-comfortable pieces with a feminine feel - like the airy, ruffled dress and
ultra-romantic jewelry she wore at our New York shoot. "It's the tiny details that make any look great,
and I usually have something I'm really into,"
she explains. "For example, at the moment, I'm crazy about red lipstick."
naturally exudes the kind of femininity
and glamour that take most people hours - or
a lifetime - to get right. "I love collecting
beautiful pieces, everything from scarves to
brooches to belts to amazing hats,"
says the 30-year-old.
"But lately I've been trying
to merge the style I have in my head
with what I actually wear."
actress reveals all the beauty products,
clothes, and accessories that inspire
her effortless, ethereal look.
"Calvin Klein has made me some of the most elegant dresses I've ever worn."
"I basically either need an extra-big bag that I can fit everything into or a
really simple evening clutch - there's no in between. I just got this great,
roomy one from Be&D."
"Since I'm tall, I feel shy wearing heels all the time. Lanvin flats are perfect
for me because I can do anything in them - chase after my son, Milo, walk for
miles in New York, dance if I want to."
"I'm crazy about face masks, and Astara makes an incredible blue one that really draws
impurities out of your skin."
"Kings of Leon are my favorite band ever. They're so special, and I never tire if their music."
"Rita Hayworth had the classic Old Hollywood style that I aspire to. I especially
loved all of her glam dresses."
"Steven Alan's button-downs are like great men's shirts but fitted for women, and they come
in the cutest plaids."
"I can't live without Terax's daily conditioner. I colored my hair recently
and practically ruined it - but this keeps it really soft."
"My friend Helena Christensen opened this fabulous West Village store called Butik, where she
sells a lot of Danish clothing. The pieces are just stunning."
"Christian Louboutin heels are so exquisite. They're like museum pieces."
"I don't have a strict regimen for most things, but I try to take very good
care of my skin. I get facials all the time and exfoliate and moisturize like crazy."
"Juicy Couture has a little cream jacket this season that I couldn't wait to wear."
"Givenchy's lipsticks have the best texture, and the color are fantastic - the lillicit Raspberry shade is completely fun."
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