72 minutes | Mar 20, 2023
Rose Marie Swift is the OG of "Clean Beauty". She read Gisele's astrology chart and predicted fame and fortune. She can also read ingredient labels and sometimes eat them!
If you know RMS Beauty, you know that the initials RMS stand for Rose-Marie Swift, a beauty industry veteran and longtime professional makeup artist who started her eponymous clean beauty line in 2009 (long before the term was widely used). As a makeup artist, Rose-Marie’s 40-year career was long-admired for the glowing, naturally radiant makeup looks she created on some of the world’s most visible faces (Gisele Bundchen, Zoe Saldana, Miranda Kerr and Tilda Swinton to name a few). Her work has been featured in countless magazine covers, featured editorials, and brand campaigns. As a beauty brand founder, she’s more than a pioneer, she’s a future-thinking trailblazer who started RMS Beauty because nothing else like it existed in the industry. After seeing her clients struggle with sensitivities to the ingredients found in most beauty products, she developed RMS using high-quality organic ingredients that are safe for all skin, while delivering professional quality and long-lasting performance. As Rose-Marie herself often says: “someone had to do it.” After building the brand for over a decade, the CEW awarded Rose-Marie their 2020 Female Founder Award, acknowledging her as a beauty leader and inspiration. Today, RMS products are cult-favorites for those in the know, and with countless beauty awards, thousands of five- star customer reviews, millions of social media shoutouts (yes, even on TikTok), the once under-the-radar beauty brand—and Rose-Marie herself—is getting a new burst of well-earned recognition. Rose Marie Swift is RMS Beauty, and RMS Beauty is Rose-Marie Swift, a brand that stands for clean beauty with zero compromises, meticulous ingredient selection, and a bright, continually innovative future. Masterfully made, beautifully clean.
105 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
Patrick O'Donnell: Farrow & Ball INTL Brand Ambassador, loves a good Toad in the hole and once lived in a castle.
Patrick O’Donnell has been a part of the Farrow & Ball team since 2012. As of 2018, he has held the role of International Brand Ambassador, fostering relationships between Farrow & Ball and the designers and decorators who use its products to bring clients’ homes to life. After completing A-Levels in English, Fine Art, History of Art and Classical History, Patrick went on to earn an ISVA Fine Art & Chattels qualification at Southampton, before beginning a career in specialist paint decoration, studying at the Leonard Pardon School in London. Having held roles across the creative industries, including those in film and television, floristry, and interior design, Patrick has since brought his considerable experience and impeccable eye for colour and form to Farrow & Ball, first as an expert Colour Consultant, and now as Brand Ambassador.
76 minutes | May 31, 2022
Danessa Myricks is the hardest working woman in cosmetics, a Queens, NY native and was a backup singer in hip-hop!
As a makeup artist, photographer, and entrepreneur Danessa Myricks has mastered the perfect beauty application and image and made a name for herself as one of the most creative in our makeup industry. With the creation of her eponymous line, Danessa Myricks Beauty and her work in the studio, Danessa continues to creatively combine art and product manipulation as she pushes the beauty industry forward in both her artistry and product innovation. Inspired initially by the inner sphere of the beauty business, Danessa’s career hit the ground running at the corporate level, where she discovered her true passions aligned the trajectory towards artistry. With insight and business structure intact, she noted the highest opportunities were to alleviate the issues of cosmetic marketing for ethnic skin tones coloring the world. From fair to deep complexions, Danessa always aimed to touch all faces equally. Danessa’s artistic expertise and drive enabled opportunities to work on the faces for numerous celebrity projects with entertainers from music to film and her approach to beauty ignited the desires to co-create with global beauty brands like Kiss , Benefit Cosmetics & Limelight By Alcone . Danessa also has had multiple consulting initiatives for both prestige , pro, and masstige beauty brands globally. Always ahead of the digital curve with great success she produced her best techniques into over a dozen how-to videos where devotees of beauty around the world could access professional artistry first hand. As a published author Danessa manifested makeup instruction with two books focused on contour, highlight and color for makeup artists. Currently Danessa spends her time training makeup artists and enthusiasts globally and creating her brand Danessa Myricks Beauty, a global beauty blend of professional insight and wearable cosmetics available to every makeup devotee on the planet.
90 minutes | May 9, 2022
Francesco Clark defines family not only by DNA, birthed Clark's Botanicals in a hospital bed, and he speaks Italian.
Francesco Clark was 24 years old with a promising career at Harper’s Bazaar when his entire world was turned upside-down. On June 1, 2002, Francesco dove headfirst into a swimming pool and crashed into the bottom. He became paralyzed from the neck down. Surgeons told his parents, “he will never breathe, talk or move his arms (on his own) - and forget about his legs.” His skin, now permanently impacted, was prone to breakouts, dry patches, and redness, creating a perfect storm of ongoing ailments. Francesco enlisted the help of his father, a medical doctor trained in homeopathy, to heal his skin. After five years and 78 formulations, the first Clark’s Botanicals product was born. Today Clarks Botanicals Company is valued in the 10s of millions and available on Amazon, Space NK, Goop, and more. Francesco is also a national ambassador for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, helping to fund for the care and the cure of people with spinal cord injuries
98 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
James Kaliardos almost died on a plane with Miley Cyrus and Andy Warhol told him to do makeup.
James Kaliardos is a New York-based makeup artist and founder of legendary publication and experiential agency, VISIONAIRE. Kaliardos is in high demand by brands such as Louis Vuitton, NARS, MAC, and Tom Ford Beauty. He has collaborated with photographers such as Steven Meisel, Richard Burbridge, Albert Watson, Paolo Roversi, and Juergen Teller, on work featured in publications such as Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, W, and V. His celebrity clientele includes: Miley Cyrus, Tilda Swinton, Marisa Tomei, and Michelle Williams.This episode sponsored by HigherDOSE, a line of infrared devices harness the most cutting-edge healing technologies available—from infrared’s healing heat, to PEMF’s grounding technology, to red light’s rejuvenating rays. Use promo code: QUINN15 at checkout to save 15% off. https://shopmyshelf.us/collections/44455 That’s HigherDOSE.com. Promo Code: QUINN15 Or just go to Higherdose.com/quinn
78 minutes | Apr 10, 2022
Jeanine Lobell has her own hot dog stand, says Gen Z isn't lazy, and will tell you when you're doing a good job, now.
Jeanine Lobell is a celebrated makeup artist and founder of Stila Cosmetics. Stila was first-to-market with recycled packaging, the use of illustrations, and girl power culture. As one of the first indie makeup brands, the company had unprecedented growth, resulting in a bidding war among industry giants and ultimate sale to Estée Lauder. Jeanine was then recruited as Creative Director to revamp the Kevyn Aucoin Beauty line. Lobell has continued to focus on entrepreneurial opportunities along with her makeup artistry. She is still very much a fixture on campaign and editorial photoshoots, in addition to working with an impressive roster of celebrity clients for red carpet events. She has worked with many renowned actors like Natalie Portman, as well as Michelle Williams, Cate Blanchett among others. Most recently Lobell launched Neen, a new makeup subscription line that we will get into later on. Jeanine welcome In My Chair. This episode sponsored by HigherDOSE, a line of infrared devices harness the most cutting-edge healing technologies available—from infrared’s healing heat, to PEMF’s grounding technology, to red light’s rejuvenating rays. Use promo code: QUINN15 at checkout to save 15% off. https://shopmyshelf.us/collections/44455 That’s HigherDOSE.com. Promo Code: QUINN15 Or just go to Higherdose.com/quinn
67 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
Bobbi Brown: She's making up for lost time, got D's in Math and has floor seats to the Nets.
Bobbi Brown is an American professional makeup artist, author, and the founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. In 1991 Brown first created ten natural-shade lipsticks and then became one of the leading brands in American cosmetics. In 2012 Bobbi sold 21 million “units” of product each year, or 2,400 per hour, or 40 per minute. BB cosmetics made up roughly 10% of all revenue for Estée Lauder companies. She has written nine books about beauty and wellness. After leaving Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in 2016 (25 years!) she launched Beauty Evolution, LLC. She curates an editorial website Just Bobbi and She and her husband reimagined The George, a 32-room boutique hotel located in Montclair, New Jersey. Bobbi welcome In My Chair.
77 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
Tonne Goodman: She is the "nicest” of the Vogue editors. Repurposed, sustainable, adaptable and doing it all in white jeans.
“She’s quiet and not bombastic and wears a uniform every day, but Tonne changed this industry and the way Americans look at fashion. Tonne is rad. She is the definition of radical.” Tonne Goodman, a native New Yorker, began her career in fashion as a model but quickly decided to explore other areas of the industry. Having studied art, she joined Diana Vreeland at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From there she went to the New York Times Magazine, to work with Carrie Donovan, before leaving to become a stylist with LIFE magazine and various commercial clients. She was appointed vice president of advertising for Calvin Klein in 1988. There she created iconic imagery for the company. After working alongside Liz Tilberis at Harper’s Bazaar, Goodman joined Anna Wintour at Vogue in 1999, and served as the magazine’s fashion director for nearly twenty years, responsible for dramatic editorials and innumerable eye-catching covers. In 2010, she was awarded the Eleanor Lambert Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Goodman, a mother of two, works and lives in Manhattan. She is also know as “the nicest US Vogue editor” as per the NYtimes.
84 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
Sam Fine: On staying relevant, agencies, Michelle Obama and social media.
What do superstars Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams, Jennifer Hudson and supermodels Tyra Banks, Iman and Naomi Campbell all have in common? They’ve relied on the expert hand of makeup artist Sam Fine to look their most glamorous. Fine, a Chicago Native and self described New Yorker, work has appeared on the covers and pages of Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Essence, Vibe and Marie Claire and was chosen as the first African - American spokesperson for Revlon and Covergirl Cosmetics. He is the author of best selling g books, Fine Beauty: Beauty Basics and Beyond for African - American women and Fine Beauty. Sam is an industry pioneer in education, product development and beauty for African American women and women of color around the world. Sam, welcome in my chair!Products mentioned in podcast are available on My Shelf.
77 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
BRIAN BROOME’s debut memoir, Punch Me Up to the Gods, is an NYT Editor’s Pick and the winner of the 2021 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Poets and Writers, Medium, and more. Brian was a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow and an instructor in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh.He has been a finalist in The Moth storytelling competition and won the grand prize in Carnegie Mellon University’s Martin Luther King Writing Awards. He also won a VANN Award from the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation for journalism in 2019. His film, Garbage, won the Audience Choice Award at the Cortada Short Film Festival and was a semi-finalist in the Portland Short Fest.He is a 2022 Writer in Residence at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.Brian, welcome In My Chair!
93 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
TS Madison has an Any Wig Face, with a career that's CARRYING with no end in sight.
TS Madison is arguably one of the biggest names on social media as aninfluencer! Known also as Maddie, she is an American reality television personality, entrepreneur, actress, and LGBT activist. With the reality show, The Ts Madison Experience, she became the first Black trans woman to star in and executive produce her own reality series.She rose to fame in 2013 after going viral following the release of a Vine clip titled New Weave 22 Inches. During this time, she was starring in adult films and running a successful production company. Madison stated at the time she started doing sex work after being fired from multiple jobs for being trans.TS Madison went on to release singles "Feeling my fish" and "Dick this Big"she starred in two web series, Wait A Minute and LEMME PICK YOU UP.She's continued to work on numerous films and TV series including her very own WE TV Series "The TS Madison Experience".IN 2019 she was honored in OUT Magazine as one of the top 100 LGBTQIA people.Maddie, welcome In My Chair!
75 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Kate Hudson is a Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award nominated actress, producer, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. She is also a long time client and friend.Kate and I sit down to discuss our recent job together, shooting the feature film Knives Out 2. We talk about her career, the makeup artist/client relationship, her new album and sailing around the world.Kate, welcome In My Chair!
73 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Ivan Bart, made it to the top of model management (President IMG Models), but says "you're only as good as your last booking"
Ivan Bart is the President of IMG Models and Fashion. An international leader in talent development, operating in New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan and Sydney, Bart oversees the management of IMG Models’ A-list talent roster, including Alek Wek, Carolyn Murphy, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Gisele Bündchen, Joan Smalls and Hailey Bieber. After developing his career at leading agencies including Ice, Wilhelmina and Ford, Bart was approached by IMG Models to become Creative Director in 1994. During Bart’s tenure at IMG Models, the agency has developed and propelled clients including Carolyn Murphy, Chrissy Teigen, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge, Liv Tyler and Stephanie Seymour. After WME acquired IMG in 2014, Ivan was appointed President of IMG Models. In this role, Bart has lead the charge in evolving the global definition of beauty by promoting and encouraging diversity and inclusion. Deemed the ‘model mogul’ by New York Times’ Alexandra Jacobs, Bart has been named one of BOF’s 500 leaders shaping the global fashion industry and is an OUT100 honoree. Bart is a graduate of the University of Albany and native of Brooklyn, New York.
94 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Dick Page has been doing makeup since the mid 1980's and he's still at it!
Dick Page, the self described "makeup geezer" is a husband to James Gibbs and the father of two dogs, Raggio and Ralph. The happy family live in Brooklyn, NY and also have a home in the incorporated village of Bellport, LI. Earlier in his career, he often road a bus with Kate Moss to and from work. He did 'no makeup' makeup for Calvin runway in the 90’s; created and art directed makeup for Shiseido, and then reluctantly joined Instagram. I am happy he did because Dick likes to cook, and you can find his mouth watering dishes on his page. You can also see him doodling while on hold on the phone and mixing custom paint hues for his brownstone.Dick, welcome In My Chair!
71 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Sandy Linter: One of the original 5 makeup artists in NYC. She fired her mother and partied for 33 months at the legendary Studio 54.
Sandy Linter is a makeup artist icon & is considered a historian on makeup from the 1970’s to the present. Her first Vogue cover was in 1974. In 2008 she was given the title of 'Lancome - Beauty at Every Age Expert.' In 2011,V Magazine did a piece on her first book, “Disco Beauty”, which was published in 1980. Disco Beauty has become the ‘Bible” for makeup artists who want to learn vintage makeup In 2014, V Magazine did an another in-depth piece on her called, 'Sandy Linter: The Beautifier.' Her next book, “The Makeup Wakeup" was released in 2011. The Makeup Wakeup instructs women over 50 on all the ‘How To’s' - She also has a popular series of videos on her YouTube Channel Sandy Linter Sandy has over 170 magazines overs like - Vogue, Harpers Bazaar & Cosmopolitan. Sandy Linter was a studio 54 stalwart and is synonymous with disco makeup and with the first supermodel Gia Carangi.
65 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Liz Goldwyn is a 'sexpert', taught herself how to walk again, and encourages daily check ins with your genitals.
I love Liz Goldwyn. She is smart, compassionate and non judgemental. She's the kind of person you confess things to. She's also a writer, filmmaker, and artist-turned-sexuality guru, caught on to the importance of sex from an early age. She was stealing her father’s Playboy magazines when she was just a little girl. It’s that curious nature that turned Goldwyn into a sort of Nancy Drew for sex, asking the questions people are often afraid to ask. She has built a career deconstructing the taboos built around sexuality, not only the extreme and kinky corners of sex, but also how it shapes our day-to-day lives. As a filmmaker, Goldwyn’s documentary Pretty Things, an adaptation of her own book, is an in-depth exploration of the golden age of burlesque. As an activist, her company The Sex Ed aims to fill America’s void of comprehensive, accessible sex education by providing a platform with “practical answers, real ‘sexperts,’ and humor.” In addition to the Sex Ed podcast, hosted by Goldwyn,she created Sexpedia, a total glossary of sex, health, and wellness terms that includes everything from “Roe V. Wade” to “Cream Pie.” Goldwyn has lectured all over the country at Museums and Universities. She was New York Editor of French Vogue and she became the first guest editor of Town & Country in its 168-year history. She has contributed to publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Financial Times, British Vogue and Vanity Fair. Goldwyn has been commissioned as an artist and designer by M.A.C Cosmetics, Van Cleef & Arpels, Le Bon Marché and Shiseido cosmetics. Liz Welcome In My Chair.
69 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Tracey Cunningham hit the Lotto, and isn't quitting her job.
From working as a nanny for Bette Midler, to touching up J.Lo's roots in the Dominican Republic, Tracey Cunningham has done it all in celebrity hair color. Tracey’s clients are among the most sought after women on stage and screen – from Drew Barrymore to Charlize Theron, Emma Stone , Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel, just to name a few. The inimitable colorist treats her clients like family, whom she has been styling for many years. She's a workaholic, but is figuring out how to find more balance. Tracey Cunningham has been at the forefront of the competitive hair arena for over two decades, nurturing and perfecting her talent at some of the most prestigious salons in Los Angeles, until she opened her own salon, Mèche, in 2012. She will recommend going to another colorist if she thinks the color you want will break off all of your hair! Cunningham’s work has graced the covers of magazines such as Marie Claire, W, InStyle and Allure. Currently, Cunningham lends her distinguished skills as a Redken Creative Consultant for Color, and serves as Ambassador for the revolutionary hair product, Olaplex. She travels the country with her Educational forums and is delighted to share her experiences. Most recently she was the author of her first book, "Tracey Cunningham's True Color: The Essential Hair Color Handbook"Tracey's original Instagram username was 4CATS44. Tracey, welcome In My Chair!
79 minutes | May 24, 2021
Phyllis Posnick: The conduit between Anna Wintour and legendary photographers, making beauty images and portraits a “stopper".
You might find Phyllis Posnick in the West Village in New York City at her mainstay eatery Via Carota, or at a book signing of her best seller STOPPERS to fashion enthusiasts. She may be spotted in New York, London, Milan and Paris for Fashion Week, or Upstate New York with Steven Klein removing "Real Doll” faces for a Vogue shoot illustrating excessive cosmetic treatments. More often, Phyllis is meeting with photographers discussing new projects. Phyllis gives listeners an inside peak of what it’s really like being a fashion editor at Vogue, from asking Nicolas Ghesquière to make a Queen Elizabeth I gown to be worn by Cate Blanchett for a Mr. Penn sitting, or managing the logistics of flying bees from Colorado to New York for a shoot. After 30 years at Anna Wintour’s Vogue, working with the best photographers (Irving Penn, Steven Klein, Tim Walker, Annie Leibowitz and Anton Corbijn) she still has something to prove, because in fashion "you’re only as good as your last shoot".
66 minutes | May 17, 2021
Suzanne Somers is one of America’s most popular and beloved personalities, known to millions as Chrissy Snow, from the hit show, Three’s Company. In a multifaceted career that has spanned more than three decades, she has achieved extraordinary success as an actress, singer, comedienne, New York Times bestselling author, Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year, entrepreneur, and lecturer. She is the voice and face of alternative medicine having successfully beat cancer without the use of chemical treatments. She received an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Host for “The SUZANNE Show,” Suzanne is the author of 27 books, her latest, A New Way to Age – Suzanne lectures all over the world and received an honorary doctorate from National University. Suzanne’s has an organic and toxic-free skincare line, Suzanne Organics. At 74 years young, Suzanne has never looked and felt better, and attributes her vitality to a diet of only organic and natural foods, yoga, and love of family. She lives in Palm Springs with her husband, Alan Hamel, with whom she has been with for over 50 years. She also sold over 10 million thigh masters Suzanne welcome In My Chair!
57 minutes | May 13, 2021
Monika Blunder is a Los Angeles-based celebrity makeup artist. She began her career assisting legendary makeup artists including Kevyn Aucoin and Paul Starr and today has established herself as an in-demand talent working with celebrities such as Gemma Chan, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Alba, Emilia Clarke, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Blunder's work has graced the pages of Vogue, InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, and GQ UK, where she worked with photographers Patrick Demarchelier, Mark Abrahams, and Norman Jean Roy. Monika posts how-to videos on her YouTube channel, which teach her viewers everything from enhancing their natural beauty, to recreating her red carpet looks. She has over 200,000 subscribers and that number continues to increase daily. In her latest endeavor, Monika is the founder and inspiration behind her namesake brand, Monika Blunder Beauty. She has harnessed this knowledge to create a beauty brand constructed of thoughtful, natural products for real, everyday wear. Monika welcome In my chair!