Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Bathing Beauty: Annelise Peterson

You know those girls who walk into a room, towering over even the men, and all eyes turn to stare at the stunning beauty who just entered? Well, that's Annelise Peterson, bicoastal publicist, consultant and (sometimes) contributing Beauty Banter fitness editor. She's worked with some of fashion's finest: Calvin Klein, Valentino, Alberta Ferretti, and now has branched off on her own, parlaying her insight and wisdom into a consulting business for a number of different designers including Elise Overland and Juan Carlos Obando.

The amazon gorgeous, smart as-a-whip, fiercely talented Annelise was kind enough to answer our favorite beauty questions. After all, it's fashion week here in the Big Apple and we needed ourselves a healthy dose of fashion meets beauty... who better than Annelise?

What are your top 5, can't-live-without products and briefly say why!?
1. Dove Soap - for its simplicity
2. Kerastase Bain Volumactive Shampoo and Conditioner - for its shear genius
3. Kate Somerville's exfoliKATE - for it's ability to reveal the concealed.
4. Neutrogena Age Shield Face with SPF 70 - for being a sun umbrella so I need not carry one.
5. Serge Lutens - for its amazing sense of scents.

What is your all-time favorite product?
Givenchy Eye Fly Lash Extender Mascara. I love being blonde, but my eyelashes need not be.

What product do you buy in bulk?
Jergens Natural Glow - just because a sun BATH is a four letter word doesn't mean that a sun GLOW is.

You moisturize your face with...
Weleda Wile Rose Cream.

Favorite body product?
Tracie Martyn Shakti Resculpting Body Cream. A lift in a bottle. What more could I ask for in my lotion?

Favorite beauty secret you've picked up along the way?
A Smile is an instant face lift.

Beauty icon you admire?
Christy Turlington - because inner beauty is timeless beauty.


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