Los Angeles-based artist Jamie Lee Reardin draws long and lanky Tim Burton-esque figures with just a bit of goth and attitude incorporated into every one. But her experience live-sketching at Dior runways comes through in her fashion-forward furs, oversize sunglasses and all-around glam ladies (and gents) that each have a tragically beautiful story to tell. It's written all over their faces. Photo by Jessica Lynn Mendoza
Ask anyone and they'll tell you Brooklyn-based designer Arielle Assouline-Lichten is the Maker of the Moment, performing miracles with recycled rubber, brass and marble, shining at top-tier design exhibitions and bringing home awards for her appreciation for and treatment of material and form. She's a rockstar creative with a super sweet and down-to-earth demeanor. Oh, and she kills it with her eyeliner application. But we digress. Photo by Sophie Mathewson
California-cool beauty brand CLE combines Korean technology and innovation with simple, minimalist packaging and American marketing techniques to celebrate the natural beauty of women and keep our beauty routines uncomplicated. The CLE woman wraps sophisticated and girl next door into one femme fatale package. Photo by Lola Wang
Avonda Urben—a longtime powerhouse beauty marketing exec—moved to Copenhagen and realized women in the good old US of A were not loving their bodies enough or giving them the attention and care they deserve. So she created a global brand of skincare that pampers our most delicate skin using pure and nourishing Nordic ingredients. Finally, a cosmetics collection for the V that isn't clinical or sexualized. It's simply perfect.
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