W DESKSIDE: JANE LARKWORTHY
Jane at her desk.
Exploring W Beauty Director Jane Larkworthy’s office is like getting a glimpse into the future: It’s filled with the new products that everyone will be talking about months from now. And to find it, a visitor only need follow her nose. Right about now the mixture of candles, room sprays and her signature sent of Le Labo Santal 33 is wafting through the W hallways. “I would compare the aroma to a pasta puttanesca—which basically translates to ‘whore’s style pasta,’” she says of the heady mix. “It is a little bit of everything, and the fun part is, it changes every day.”
Five Questions for Jane:
Resolutions for the New Year
I resolve not to be such a picky eater, and to say yes to just about every exotic food that’s offered to me. I resolve to hand in the proposal for my book by the end of January. I resolve to be less of a hoarder.
Jane’s personal collection of fragrances. Chanel’s take on a winter wonderland.
What are you listening to?
Elbow, Genesis, Paul Simon’s Graceland, and Beethoven’s 7th
Harney & Sons Organic Green tea with Coconut, “I have four cases of this stuff shipped to my apartment once a month.”
Bookends modeled after platform shoes.
Latest beauty discovery?
Kerstin Florian Caviar Night Creme
Most used beauty product in High School
“Oxy 10, Oxy 10, Oxy 10—and way too much eyeliner!”
From left: The makeup Jane will be testing today; Jane is ready for a quick change if needed.