"When I'm getting ready for a party, I'll put on some music, smoke a cigarette, and have a glass of wine—usually white or rosé. It usually takes me about 30 minutes before I leave, but getting dressed takes the longest. French girls, when they dress up, it's maybe a deep V or a bodysuit. Reformation is great, and I love Réalisation Par, too. I love a good glittery top and a heel, obviously. Heels are like a rule. These are by this great brand called By Far, and they're very trendy right now. For accessories, I have my Stone Paris earrings and a tiny purse from Yves Saint Laurent that I use all the time. When I go out, I always have my phone, my cigarettes, my tiny Olympus camera, and my lipstick on me. Tonight I'm wearing YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Rose Crazy.
If I don't feel good in an outfit I'll change it several times, but makeup is a little bit easier because it's always the same. I put on Glossier Priming Moisturizer, and then Stretch Concealer after that, especially on my eyelids to cover up the veins. Those aren't pretty. [Laughs] Then some blush, which is Lancôme Sonia Rykiel Splash Coral, followed by Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer. It's completely broken because I dropped it. I put a little on my cheeks and on my nose, but I think it just goes well with my skin coloring.
Very rarely I'll wear a lot of eye makeup, but if I do, I like huge lashes. I'll use Great Lash, or I had this mascara from YSL, but I don't remember the name of it. Maybe a smoky eye—I just put on eyeliner and smudge it around. I used to have a bunch of those drugstore pen liners, with the felt tips. I was actually thinking about getting a new one soon. I'll never figure out liquid eyeliner, the pens are just so much easier to use.
If I'm going to an event, I'll wash my hair the night before. It has a lot of volume so when I wash it, it looks huge. I'll blow dry it, go to sleep, wake up, and it looks good. And then I'll get my nails done, usually in nude or red. Really, I just make sure they look clean. Then I'm ready.
I've gotten a bit tired of going out—I used to be a big party girl, staying out until 6, but now not so much. When I do go out, though, I like to stay out late. I love a house party, or I'll go out to a restaurant instead of a club. The Hôtel Grand Amour is great to have drinks and stay a long time—and the other place I love to go out is Aux Deux Amis, but you have to go early, because it gets really crowded. It's a tiny bistro and the food is great and the ambiance is amazing, very loud and crowded, and the wine is delicious. There aren't a lot of late night places [to eat], but I love spaghetti, so at the end of the night I'll go home and make spaghetti with tomato sauce. I mix tomato sauce with hot sauce, and I burn my tongue, because I put a lot in." [Laughs]
—as told to ITG
Sabina Socol photographed by Tom Newton at her home in Paris on November 28, 2016.