In W’s April 2015 issue, Midwestern model Grace Hartzel rocked an understated, grungy look—complete with the best military-style jackets of the season. Here, she explains the secrets to her effortless off-camera beauty.
Define your look in three words: Funky, weird, gothic.
Five-minute routine: Wash face, throw on moisturizer, mess up hair.
Never leave the house without: My chokers and other jewelry.
Exercise regime: I love dancing!
Cleanse or not: I really want to try it! But it seems impossible. [laughs] I like a good challenge.
Beauty essentials: Lucas papaw ointment, different oils.
Skincare secret: Smoothies. Yummy!
Hair remedy: Didier Malige
In-tub must-read: All kinds of manga.
Spa-cation at: Shibui Spa at the Greenwich Hotel.
Fragrance of choice: Signorina by Salvatore Ferragamo.
Best advice from mom: Always be true to yourself.
Best advice from the pros: Follow your dreams.
Céline jacket, top, and pants; Chopard earrings; (from left) ring from Doyle & Doyle, New York, Nicholas Varney Jewels ring, ring from Doyle & Doyle, New York.
Gucci jacket, shirt, pants, and pin; (right hand) David Yurman ring; (left hand) Gucci rings; Thomas Pink tie.
Sonia Rykiel blouse and pants; Rochas blouse (underneath); Sabbadini earrings; David Webb brooch; Ara Vartanian rings. Beauty note: Set the tone for glowing skin with SK-II R.N.A. Power Essence.
Diane von Furstenberg jacket and pants; Lanvin top with necktie, and bra; David Webb brooch; Giorgio Armani belt; (right hand) de Grisogono ring; (left hand, from left) Sylva & Cie ring, Ara Vartanian ring, Sylva & Cie ring; Laurence Dacade pumps.
Chanel jacket and pants; Marina B collar necklace; Marc Jacobs shoes.
Etro jacket and trousers; Self-Portrait top; Kimberly McDonald earrings; Verdura brooch; Chopard rings; stylist’s own scarf. Beauty note: Amp up the rock-star look with Sephora Collection I Love Cushion Eyeliner in Ultra Black.
Versace jacket and trousers; Rochas shirt; Lorraine Schwartz earrings; (right hand, from left) David Webb ring, ring from Fred Leighton, New York; (left hand, from left) ring from Fred Leighton, New York, David Webb ring; stylist’s own collar netting.
Bottega Veneta jacket, shirt, pants, and belt; Silvia Furmanovich earrings; (right hand) Arman Sarkisyan ring; (left hand, from top) Arik Kastan rings, Andrea Fohrman ring; Miu Miu shoes; stylist’s own scarf.
Hilfiger Collection jacket, vest, and pants; Marieclaire St John shirt; Faraone Mennella earrings and bracelet; Munnu the Gem Palace rings; Fendi sandals.
Hair by Teddy Charles at the Wall Group; makeup by Gucci Westman; manicure by Rieko Okusa for Chanel. Model: Grace Hartzel at Next Management.
Digital Technician: Evan Lee. Photography Assistants: Margaret Gibbons, Robert Massman, James Clarke. Fashion Assistants: Mecca James-Williams, Miranda Scioscia, Chela Mitchell. Hair Assistant: Shimano Noriyasu. Makeup Assistant: Ryo Kuramoto.