Petra Collins’ Favorite Hair Product Comes from the Produce Aisle
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Petra Collins’ Favorite Hair Product Comes from the Produce Aisle

She also curates the best playlists we’ve ever heard.

Tristan Kallas

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted its seventh annual Film + Art Gala this past weekend, honoring legendary filmmaker George Lucas and celebrated artist Mark Bradford. And when we attended last weekend, the event was just as star-studded as ever, with three special guests in particular—the faces of Gucci Bloom’s new fragrance campaign, model Hari Nef, actress Dakota Johnson, and photographer (and perennial cool girl) Petra Collins.

Lucky for us, we were able to stop by as Petra was getting ready for the big night, which included changing into an *epic* Gucci gown custom-made by Alessandro Michele himself, and snacking on plenty of peanut M&Ms. In case you were wondering, yes, she’s just as down-to-earth and funny as we’d always hoped, especially for a 24-year-old who just published her first book, Petra Collins: Coming of Age—a retrospective on her already decade-long career. It also has a fuzzy pink cover! We chatted beauty must-haves—you’ll never catch her without an eyelash curler in her handbag—the joy of disco platforms, and why pimples should be celebrated rather than fixed with Facetune, all while listening to her “Slutty70s80s” playlist (seriously, look it up on Spotify now).


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“I don’t think pimples or imperfections are bad or ugly. I have really dark circles, and I like to let them be, and my freckles, because I think makeup is more about adding something fun rather than concealing. It always feels so great when people post photos of their skin, or any imperfection, because you’re like, ‘Thank god you have that too,’ and I feel a little bit more human. I’m tough on myself, but when people have a pimple or two I always think it’s really cute [laughs].”
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