At just twenty-six years old, Lauren Remington Platt is just two years older than me and a definite inspiration. After graduating from Columbia, she took on a position as a research analyst at a hedge fund. Long work hours and her full social calendar didn’t leave her much time to get ready before events and thus she had an idea, which became Vênsette: a members-only site offering its users an edited selection of hair and makeup styles, to be applied by professional hair and makeup artists at the users’ homes starting at $250. From natural to glam, there are so many options to choose from.
“Vênsette is for women on the go, and we offer professional hair and makeup in under 90 minutes—we come to you, in a uniform, with the best products available. I created this company because I really saw a need in the market. It’s not so much about product—there’s really great product out there, especially when you reach a certain price point—it’s about service. I used to work in finance and I would often go from the office to an event, and I’d have maybe 45 minutes to get ready, and if I was lucky, during my lunch break I could run across the street to a hole in the wall salon and get my hair blown out for $30. But when it came to makeup, there was really no viable option to get your makeup done. Our clients are socialites and Upper East Side mothers, yes, but also a lot of women in finance, lawyers” – Lauren Remington Platt (Into The Gloss)
At the Pirelli Gala Dinner in New York City, Lauren showed her beauty and style prowess in a full look from Michael Kors Resort 2012: a black Elastic Speedclip Belt ($250), a neon pink Slash Gown ($3995), a black crocodile clutch and black Triple Buckle Sandals ($695). Absolutely flawless. I love the pop of color and the thigh high slit is sexy, but in a classy and sophisticated way. Though all of the above are splurges, they are worth it and will last in your wardrobe for years (even decades) to come.
Visit www.michaelkors.com for more information and see the look on the runway below, worn by Mirte Maas.
*Images courtesy of Getty and Michael Kors.