“They bled in velvet-tufted hotel suites and town-house living rooms. They bled in conference rooms at Condé Nast and Net-a-Porter. They bled at the bar of the now- defunct Cafe Clover in New York’s West Village neighborhood while the scents of lavender waffles and quinoa pancakes collided in the air for one of the brand’s earliest recorded press events, in 2016. I didn’t get to go, but my boss at the time did. She returned to the office a few fluid ounces lighter, painted with a newfound glow. Not the glow that could, in theory, be delivered by the blood’s own healing proteins when applied topically to the skin—her blood cream would arrive a week later—but the incandescence of somebody recently exposed to an intense source of light. She had met Barbara, and she had fallen in love. The doctor’s charisma had seared her to the bone.”
LOL, this Barbara Sturm profile by Brennan Kilbane in Air Mail is killer. Air Mail has just added its monthly beauty vertical, Look, led by the Linda Wells (former editor of Allure) so I expect more of the same cynical, rigorous and funny interrogations. Air Mail is subscription only but I’d say it’s worth it, especially if Kilbane is a regular fixture.
Great to see Linda Wells on a regular magazine beauty beat again – welcome back.
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
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