With her naturally curly hair and retro, downtown-cool wardrobe, it’s no surprise that 23-year-old Petra Collins has caught the eye of Gucci’s ’70s-obsessed creative director Alessandro Michele. Now, in addition to shooting music videos for Lil Yachty, photographs of Kim Kardashian, and creating her own work, she’s starring in the brand’s ad campaign. Here, Collins reveals the secret behind her just-rolled-out-of-bed hair (okay, she just rolls out of bed), her favorite beauty products, and more.
A good hair day starts with: Nothing, but if my hair is flat I’ll use Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray.
Makeup miracles: RMS Un Cover-Up.
Nails must be: Clear. Dopp kit snapshot: AKN Skincare capsules, COOLA Mineral Liplux, Klorane Florale Makeup Remover, Biologique Crème Contour Eye Cream & Recherché Masque Vivant, Aquaphor Lip Repair, Desert Essence Blemish Touch Stick.
Favorite mask: Biologique Recherché Masque Vivant. It smells disgusting, but is a miracle worker! Bronze or blush: Blush. I use any lipstick or tinted lip balm I have on hand and I’ll just smudge it on with my fingers: like Shiseido Rouge Rouge in Bloodstone or Glossier Balm Dot Com in Cherry.
Product that you picked up from the pros: Yadim taught me to use Make Up For Ever Concealer Pencil in Beige on my waterline.
Beauty from the inside out: AKN Skincare capsules and lots of water.
Drink of choice: Water, a lot of water.
Watch Petra Collins talk about her celebrity crush in bed
Exercise obsession: Barre3 in the West Village with Dino Malvone. Evening beauty rituals: Cleanse my face with Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel, tone with Avène Gentle Toning Lotion, and put too much tea tree oil on my pimples.
In tub must have: A shower head.
Your most searing beauty q: How do you get rid of pimples?
Definite doppelgänger: Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver.
How to Channel Street Style Star and Gucci Muse Petra Collins
Chloe sweater, $1,195, net-a-porter.com
Gucci bag, $4,200, net-a-porter.com
Miu Miu pumps, $1,040, net-a-porter.com
Alice Cicolini 14-karat gold, enamel and ruby ring, $8,000, net-a-porter.com
Andrea Fohrman 18-karat rose gold multi-stone earrings, $10,750, net-a-porter.com
Rag & Bone jeans, $317, matchesfashion.com
Ray-Ban sunglasses, $165, neimanmarcus.com
Stella McCartney Lingerie briefs, $113, matchesfashion.com
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini dress, $835, net-a-porter.com
Saint Laurent boots, $1,195, matchesfashion.com