Fashion is their passion—and these gents prove that personality is the secret to all that panache.
CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, TOO FACED COSMETICS
JERROD BLANDINO PHOTO COURTESY OF TOO FACED COSMETICS
As the co-founder and chief creative officer of Irvine-based beauty titan Too Faced Cosmetics, Jerrod Blandino knows that good looks are more than just skin deep. While he and fellow co-founder Jeremy Johnson sold the brand to Estée Lauder Companies in 2016 for a whopping $1.45 billion, Blandino remains heavily involved and is credited with creating the world’s first glitter eye shadow, plus the bestselling prestige mascara and lip-plumping lip glosses in America. Up next, fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at the blood, sweat and glitter Blandino and Johnson have put into Too Faced in an upcoming documentary that will soon be available on a major streaming service. Here, the mogul shares why putting his best face forward is both business and pleasure. toofaced.com
From top: Cutler and Gross 1305 square sunglasses, cutlerandgross.com; Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Destroyed jacket in ’70s Blue Trash denim, ysl.com; Dior and Peter Doig brooch in silver and white crystals with a blue glass pearl, dior.com. PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS
IN THREE WORDS, I WOULD DESCRIBE MY STYLE AS… daring, decorated and dazzling.
THE FIVE THINGS LEFT ON MY BUCKET LIST ARE… 1. Move to London for at least a full year. 2. Visit the Christmas markets in Vienna and Germany. 3. Finish our documentary and premiere it to the world. 4. Evolve myself and my brand to educate, entertain and inspire people around the world to become the best versions of themselves while looking for the best in each other. 5. Get trapped in a Cartier boutique overnight so I can try on every single piece of jewelry all at once.
IF I WASN’T IN MY CURRENT CAREER, I WOULD… be hosting The Great British Bake Off, of course.
I WANT MY LEGACY TO BE… for people to know that you are beautiful just as you are, but big lashes, a bold lip and some glitter eye shadow makes life a lot more fun!
MY EARLIEST STYLE MEMORY IS… my grandmother taking me Christmas shopping on Rodeo Drive. She was so chic, polished and classically perfect with her Hermès Kelly handbag, Chanel ballet flats and Wilma Flintstone pearls.
MY FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP FOR CLOTHES IN ORANGE COUNTY IS… South Coast Plaza.
MY ULTIMATE FASHION SPLURGE IS… my 1969 racing-green Mercedes 280SL Pagoda. Cars are a man’s handbag.
I AM MOST CONFIDENT WHEN I WEAR MY… Saint Laurent denim jacket with a diamond brooch. It’s the perfect combination of casual-cool.
MY STYLE PHILOSOPHY IS… don’t be afraid to play with trends while keeping one foot firmly in the classics, and to break the fashion rules—who invented them anyway?