How do you get ready for an evening out? Do you like to feel like a different person or are you trying to carry your day style into the evening? Here on the blog, we mostly talk about day style. So, when it comes to evening… I still have a lot of questions. I was watching Eyes Wide Shut the other day, do you remember that scene when Nicole Kidman gets ready for a party? She made it seem so cool and easy. I wish my evening preparations were as glamorous and simple… Still so much to learn!
So we thought it would be cool to follow a woman whose style we love, whose life we can identify with, and see how she gets ready for a night out.
Baylee designs fine jewelry (you might know her line, Azlee?) but is also a Californian surfer girl. So she somehow ties this easiness into her evening look. I learned that her ultimate advice for evening look style is to limit your selection to monochromatic separates in silk and other similar fabrics. But over a
bottle glass of champagne, Neada and Baylee got into it a little deeper…
What do you love about going out at night in Paris?
I think it’s such a fabulous city and you can put something amazing on and then you actually have somewhere just as amazing to go; somewhere historic, somewhere architecturally beautiful, somewhere that gives your fashion context. It is not a casual city. I find it effortless, but not casual which is refreshing for me.
How does your look shift from day to night?
I like clean, crisp lines and shapes when it comes to style. The more minimalist and the more conceptual, the better. That has naturally lead me to more of a tomboy feel, I love flats and loose pants. But I feel these shifts and moments of seeking femininity most at night, and that’s where the jewelry – and more – comes in.
How does your jewelry change?
During the day I enjoy keeping jewelry minimal. I think there is something to be said about a piece that is able to stand on it’s own, and not have to wear ton of jewelry to achieve the impact you want. At night, all bets are off and I am happy to go into the night glittering. I have more fun with it at night and get more creative with pairing pieces for a more dramatic effect.
And, of course, your makeup?
I approach makeup pretty minimally, day or night. I love the idea that whatever it is I am wearing during the day, I feel perfectly fine transitioning to night in. I generally just wear mascara, some concealer under my eyes, a touch of bronzer to give some color and a matte lipstick that matches my natural lip color but adds some definition. For night I may add some extra mascara and a few extra layers of lip color to darken it up, but I start with the same base as I would for day because I think it feels fresh.
What are you go-tos for the night? Is it, like for me, a question that’s kinda yet to be answered?
Baylee wears: skirt, Zara; bag, Chanel; jewelry, Azlee.
Words: Garance Doré | Photos: Erik Melvin | Interview: Neada Jane