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Brilliant Women: Adrienne Arieff

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Adrienne Arieff CollageA Few of Her Favorite Things is our monthly showcase to put the proverbial spotlight on tastemakers who are shaking things up and making things happen in the lifestyle industries.

Adrienne Arieff
Public relations and brand strategist, author of The Sacred Thread and mom of twins, India and Emma
Hometown: San Francisco
Hair Color: Madison Reed Firenze Brown

Adrienne Arieff wholeheartedly advocates for what she believes in whether as a mom of twins or the head of lifestyle marketing agency Arieff Communications–and always with an infectious smile.


Perfect Day: Waking up somewhere exotic and going for a walk with my husband and daughters.

Instant Mood Lifter: My twin girls

R&R: Home, after an amazing adventure someplace else.

Most Recent Milestone: Not being scared to travel long distances with my children

Best Career Advice: You will never feel 100% ready when an opportunity arises. So just do it.

Your Greatest Achievement: My twin daughters.

Words to Live By: “There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself,” Diana Vreeland


Hair-styling Trick: Frizz-fighting serum

Swear-by Beauty Habit: Obagi eye cream

Morning Routine: Neutrogina cleanser and Dr. Dennis Alpha Beta Glow Pads

Beauty Mantra: mascara, foundation, lip stain

Tips from Mom: Don’t wear wrinkled clothing. Always have eye contact.

Signature Scent: InFiore Rose Noir

Favorite Lip Shade: Clinique Chubby Stick Fuller in Fig

Favorite Mascara: Great Lash by Maybelline (Been wearing it since I was 14!)

Favorite Nail Polish Color: I am one of the few people in the Western world who doesn’t wear nail polish

Beauty Traveling Tip: Drink water all the time.

Favorite Antiaging Product: Obagi C Serum

Always in Your Beauty Bag: lipstick


Favorite Movie: Cinema Paradisio

Favorite Music: Lounge

Favorite Author: For kids: Maira Kalman. For adults: Erik Larson.

Pastime: Writing calms me, and sometimes stresses me; but I crave it.

Inspiring Museum: Calico Museum of Textiles in India (dreamiest textiles in the world)

Favorite Journey: Safari in South Africa

Favorite Food: Tuna tartar with fish eggs

Favorite Drink: Grownup drink: Chateau du Pape Bordeaux

Party Girl drink: Fire Ball Whiskey

Favorite Designer: By day Helmut Lang. By night Etro.