Petra Collins’ Favorite Hair Product Comes from the Produce Aisle

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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“[My book] is kind of a retrospective of my work so far, from 15 to now, so it’s nine to 10 years. It’s a lot about my life and the way I felt about my body and being a teenage girl. I’m really excited because I feel like I’ve told my story, but I’ve not necessarily had it published and written firsthand. It’s extremely personal, and it’s really beautiful for me to see. It’s really exciting. My little sister is on the cover, and the photo kind of looks like a Renaissance painting on this furry cover. I love mixing all these eras together, which Alessandro does so much in his clothing too. People use the word ‘nostalgia’ with us a lot, but it’s sort of nostalgia for a history that never happened.”
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