Exclusive: Langley Fox Puts the Cool Back in Holiday Beauty
Step into Langley Fox’s Los Feliz pad—once owned by Charlie Chaplin—on a Friday night, and you’ll be greeted by an eclectic display of flea market finds and Paul Simon tunes, the illustrator/model’s music of choice. The cool setting is fitting, given Fox’s down-to-earth nature and even more low-maintenance approach to getting ready. With party season in full swing and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, we wanted to know: How does the It-girl prepare for an evening out with friends? From a shimmering smoky eye to a peek-a-boo dress, Fox proves it’s all in the sultry details.
How long does it take you to get ready?
It only takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
What’s your typical routine for a night out?
When going out, I usually fix my hair by correcting my natural waves with a little extra heat and straightening out my bangs, and then I add a good dose of dry shampoo to the roots. Sometimes I add a little more eyeliner, make sure nothing is running or smudging from what I was wearing during the day, change my clothes, and spray some perfume.
Credits: Langley's own hat; Topshop Premium Bonded Velvet Tuxe Jacket; Blumarine Dress ($4,080); Carbon & Hyde Orchid Ear Jacket ($1,380) and Poison Ivy Ear Jacket ($920); Roseark Deux Sapphire Love Ring ($1,000).
What’s your signature after-hours beauty look?
I love a brimmed hat and maybe a smoky auburn eye.
Eyeliner or eye shadow?
I’m into either. Nars’ smoky eye shadows are great, or just a drugstore liquid liner.
Red lip, wine lip, or no lip?
I love a red lip. Nars does a good matte red stick pencil.
Credits: Equipment Reese Clean Blouse ($278, 323.330.8889) in Nude; Aritzia Talula Buenos Aires Bralette ($25) in Mars Red; Wolford Starlight Tights ($230); Carbon & Hyde Orchid Ear Jacket ($1,380) and Poison Ivy Ear Jacket ($920); Roseark Deux Sapphire Love Ring ($1,000); Saint Laurent Mini Cassandre Crossbody ($1550) in Lipstick Fuschia; Christian Dior T-Bar Pumps.
What’s the secret behind your perfect bedhead?
I usually end up with multiple dreadlocks in my hair, so I definitely don’t have the secret.
Best beauty tip you’ve ever received?
Less makeup is more beautiful.
Is there a beauty trend you won’t try?
Credits: Stella McCartney dress; Carbon & Hyde Orchid Ear Jacket ($1,380) and Poison Ivy Ear Jacket ($920); Roseark Deux Sapphire Love Ring ($1,000); Topshop Ribbed Glitter Ankle Socks ($6); Karl Lagerfeld shoes.
Who is on your getting ready playlist?
Paul Simon and Harry Nilsson.
Credits: Dries Van Noten Hand-Painted Cropped Jacket ($2,335); Topshop Fine Gauge Ribbed Rollneck ($58); Carbon & Hyde Orchid Ear Jacket ($1,380) and Poison Ivy Ear Jacket ($920); Roseark Deux Sapphire Love Ring ($1,000); Wolford Velvet de Luxe 50 Stay-Up Tights ($53) in Black.
What’s your favorite feature?
On my face? I reckon my eyebrows.
Who are some of your favorite beauty icons?
A young Winona Ryder, Audrey Hepburn, Francoise Hardy, Rooney Mara, and Angelina Jolie.
Photographer: Justin Coit
Stylist: Zoe Costello
Hair: Luke Chamberlain
Makeup: Kristina Brown
What's your getting ready routine for a night out? Tell us in the comments below.