Exclusive: Langley Fox Puts the Cool Back in Holiday Beauty
Step into Langley Fox’s Los Feliz pad—once owned by Charlie Chaplin—on a Friday night, and you’ll be greeted by an eclectic display of flea-market finds and Paul Simon tunes, the illustrator/model’s music of choice. The cool setting is fitting, given Fox’s down-to-earth nature and even more low-maintenance approach to getting ready. With party season in full swing and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, we wanted to know: How does the It girl prepare for an evening out with friends? From a shimmering smoky eye to a peek-a-boo dress, Fox proves it’s all in the sultry details.
BYRDIE: How long does it take you to get ready?
LF: It only takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
BYRDIE: What’s your typical routine for a night out?
LF: When going out, I usually fix my hair by correcting my natural waves with a little extra heat and straightening out my bangs, and then I add a good dose of dry shampoo to the roots. Sometimes I add a little more eyeliner, make sure nothing is running or smudging from what I was wearing during the day, change my clothes, and spray some perfume.
Credits: Langley's own hat; Topshop Premium Bonded Velvet Tuxe Jacket; Blumarine Dress ($4080); Carbon & Hyde Orchid Ear Jacket ($1,380) and Poison Ivy Ear Jacket ($920); Roseark Deux Sapphire Love Ring ($1000).
BYRDIE: What’s your signature after-hours beauty look?
LF: I love a brimmed hat and maybe a smoky auburn eye.
BYRDIE: Eyeliner or eye shadow?
LF: I’m into either. Nars’s are great, or just a drugstore liquid liner.
BYRDIE: Red lip, wine lip, or no lip?
LF: I love a red lip. Nars does a good matte red stick pencil.
Credits: Equipment Reese Clean Blouse ($278, 323.330.8889) in Nude; Aritzia Talula Buenos Aires Bralette ($25) in Mars Red; Wolford Starlight Tights ($230); Carbon & Hyde Orchid Ear Jacket ($1380) and Poison Ivy Ear Jacket ($920); Roseark Deux Sapphire Love Ring ($1000); Saint Laurent Mini Cassandre Crossbody ($1550) in Lipstick Fuschia; Christian Dior T-Bar Pumps.
BYRDIE: What’s the secret behind your perfect bedhead?
LF: I usually end up with multiple dreadlocks in my hair, so I definitely don’t have the secret.
BYRDIE: Best beauty tip you’ve ever received?
LF: Less makeup is more beautiful.
BYRDIE: Is there a beauty trend you won’t try?
LF: Strange-colored lipsticks.
Credits: Stella McCartney dress; Carbon & Hyde Orchid Ear Jacket ($1380) and Poison Ivy Ear Jacket ($920); Roseark Deux Sapphire Love Ring ($1000); Topshop Ribbed Glitter Ankle Socks ($6); Karl Lagerfeld shoes.
BYRDIE: Who is on your getting-ready playlist?
LF: Paul Simon and Harry Nilsson.
Credits: Dries Van Noten Hand-Painted Cropped Jacket ($2335); Topshop Fine Gauge Ribbed Rollneck ($58); Carbon & Hyde Orchid Ear Jacket ($1,380) and Poison Ivy Ear Jacket ($920); Roseark Deux Sapphire Love Ring ($1000); Wolford Velvet de Luxe 50 Stay-Up Tights ($53) in Black.
BYRDIE: What’s your favorite feature?
LF: On my face? I reckon my eyebrows.
BYRDIE: Who are some of your favorite beauty icons?
LF: A young Winona Ryder, Audrey Hepburn, Francoise Hardy, Rooney Mara, and Angelina Jolie.
Photographer: Justin Coit
Stylist: Zoe Costello
Hair: Luke Chamberlain
Makeup: Kristina Brown
What’s your getting-ready routine for a night out? Tell us in the comments below.