"My first job out of school was in PR, working on Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign. I learned so much from that job. Everything in politics is very precise, for one thing. But it's also a very masculine world. When you're a young girl working in it, you have to be tougher and stronger. I spent a lot of time in the press industry, working with journalists, so I went on to do some PR and consulting for various brands.
Jewelry, however, has always been a specific interest—in addition to consulting, I'm the Jewelry and Watches Director of Citizen K magazine. Fashion I love, of course. But a big brand will have eight collections a year, so by the time you buy something, everything's already been changed. It's too much. Instead, you collect jewelry for a lifetime, and behind each piece there's a story. Even the way jewelry is made has a story...one ring, for example, is the result of a lot of work. I like to wear things like that, that are special. If I have a daughter, she'll be very happy. [Laughs]
My routine is quite easy, but I have my habits. I always get the same haircut—long, square, with fringe—and I get it cut at Christophe Robin's salon every three months. His products are the only things I use on my hair, because they're the best. I have baby hair, very blond and delicate, and his stuff doesn't damage it. Once a week I use the Regenerating Shampoo, the red one, which is super hydrating. I love the Moisturizing Hair Cream you put on at night, and I love the Baby Blond Mask. It’s blue and it’s really good to care for this shade of blond. I don't style it. Actually, this isn't really styling, but I do like to give some volume with the Instant Volumizing Mist with Rosewater. I've tried so many things, but I always come back to Christophe.
For the skin, I have three brands that I love and tend to mix. I don't like to stick to one, because I feel like your skin gets used to certain products. Darphin is really good—it's a French brand, really good for sensitive skin. The Rose Aromatic Care Oil is great and smells amazing. Then, Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion, along with the Serum Fluide VIP O2. When I was an editor, I got to test the Biologique products, and I fell in love. Once in awhile I'll do the Crème au Collagène Marin which is supposed to rebuild all of the skin. You know, because Paris is super polluted.
I cleanse with Tata Harper's Regenerating Cleanser. It’s exfoliating. In the evening, in the morning, or whenever I take my shower I love it because it just feels good. Then I put on the P50 from Biologique, and then Darphin Eye Contour Cream. I have a classic cream from Darphin too. I'll mix that with my Clarins Golden Glow Booster, just three drops, and it gives me a really nice tan. That's really amazing—I bring it everywhere.
On my skin, I really stick to Clarins Instant Concealer. Then I put on Guerlain Cils d'Enfer Maxi Lash—it’s small, it’s super efficient, and I love the brush. It's also not too much, but just enough volume. If I'm going out, I have two kinds of makeup looks—nude face with Chanel Pirate red lipstick, and if I don’t have red lips, it’s the YSL Kajal Kohl Eyeliner on the top lashline. I actually do the same thing with my nails, either a nude Chanel Ballerina or a red Chanel Pirate. And a pink Clarins blush on my cheeks, if I want a healthy glow.
Daily, I just keep my makeup nude. Very simple. I’m Parisian, so I don’t like too much. And I’m still young, so I really try to take care of my skin. I’m taking care to stay out of the sun, and I really like to be choosy with the products I use. I'm trying to avoid products with a lot of silicones and parabens right now.
One of my favorite spas is the one at the Mandarin Oriental. They’re very focused on Asian therapeutic massages, and they’re amazing. I love the spa at the Royal Palm in Marrakech. It’s nice because I play golf and then get a massage. My boyfriend plays, so we play together. At the beginning I thought it would be super boring and something for old people. But since he spends a lot of time at golf clubs, I thought, I have to go with him. I think it’s really an amazing sport because you have to be focused on the game for two to three hours. It’s the only time I won’t be on my phone."
—as told to ITG
Anne-Sophie Mignaux photographed by Tom Newton in New York on March 28, 2016.
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