Picture this: a perfect spring day in NYC and the sun is shining in through the glass roof of Imperial No. Nine, the restaurant off the lobby of the Mondrian Soho onto different shades of pink roses that lined the long wooden table. What looked like a chic bridal shower was just another beauty event, only this time I found myself at a garden themed luncheon for Victoria’s Secret with three models: Lindsay Ellingson, Erin Heatherton (who I grabbed to chat) and Toni Garrn.
The beginning of the event we were having cocktails and mingling when I asked Erin if I could ask her a few questions about the new fragrance, Love is Heavenly, and she pulled me over to the bar so we could talk in private. After noticing her six inch Louboutin’s I realized she probably needed to sit down and scored an exclusive, really raw interview.
“It’s parallel to this kind of day we’re having, a beautiful spring day,” Heatherton explained when I asked her how she’d describe the scent. ”Optomistic and feminine, like being in love. You know, the a quiet, playful happiness you have inside.”
I couldn’t agree more. As a fan of Heavenly, which I used to exclusively wear when I was younger, Love is Heavenly is just as light with a citrus twist. An uplifting daytime fragrance available in Eau de Parfum, Body Mist (my fave), Lotion and Moisture Cream.
As for other beauty must haves, she credits her great skin to Dr. Colbert, who’s her go-to derm and loves his skincare. ”I like to have fresh, glowing skin and love cheek stain,” she says. ”Besides that I use tinted lip balm and a lash curler.” After long flights or when she feels stressed to prevent pimples she rotates between Ren and the Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Face Masks. I’ve never tried either and can’t wait!
“For a while when I was doing this job I looked right, but didn’t feel good,” she confesses. ”I ran, but it was a chore, until I started noticing results.” Growing up Heatherton was an athlete and never had to work to be in shape, when she hit her 20′s, things changed. ”Now I put in hours sweating and boxing and it adds to my confidence at the end of the day. Sometimes you don’t want to be photographed if you don’t feel right.”