In the world of lobes, septums, traguses, and rooks, the name J. Colby Smith is as famous as his high profile clientele, a roster that includes Zoë Kravitz, Scarlett Johansson, and Emma Stone to name a few. Known for his delicate, featherlight aesthetic, the in-demand piercer has garnered a cultish following of editors, stylists, musicians, and actresses who seek him out as much for his trademark chain hoops and pixie-sized diamonds as for his deft placement and calming demeanor. It’s a laid-back vibe that is about to become chiller than ever thanks to the opening of his private Williamsburg studio, 108 Atelier, which became his official post last month.
The change is welcomed. Following his 11-year tenure at New York Adorned, Smith has forged out on his own, adopting a bicoastal lifestyle, flying between 108 (an auspicious number for him) and Lost Hills, his Los Angeles outpost, every two weeks. Now he sees 10 clients a day versus 35 to 40, allowing for more one-on-one time for consultations, collaboration, and browsing the collection of his handmade pieces (crafted in his workshop upstairs), and baubles designed by his talented friends including Merrel Westhoff of the Netherlands-based Monocrafft, whose collection launch he’s hosting this Saturday. For Smith, the opportunity to spend more time with his clients while offering them more privacy and ultra tailored treatments is a no-brainer. “I want piercings to be like a good haircut or like when you get your nails done right. You know it’s just this stupid little thing that makes you feel good about yourself,” says Smith.
It’s a personal philosophy further emphasized by the environment—a sun-soaked studio that’s above all things inviting, homey even. Pothos vines climb down from the ceiling amidst potted palms and cacti—adding to the cozy mystique. Drawings from friends line the walls, and a striking piece Smith dubbed “Raincloud, Stick” from his girlfriend, Schyler Gately, hangs directly over his piercing station.“I basically wanted a space that was an extension of my personality. I wanted it to almost feel like when you go over to somebody’s house and the first time you walk in the door you’re like—oh, do I take my shoes off?” If it weren’t for the medical table in the corner, you’d easily forget what you came for—his piercing needle. But Smith has a cure-all for that, too. “The whole secret to this is you’ve got to surrender to it. You have to make peace with it. It is what it is.” Maybe not as painless as a haircut, but, the euphoric feeling you have when greeting your new reflection in the mirror will have you coming back for more.
On June 20, Zoe was seen strolling out and shopping with a friend in the West Village, in New York City. She looks absolutely gorgeous with her pastel dress and those black boots. I have added more than 20 high-quality pictures in the gallery:
Candid Appearances > Candids From 2016 – June 20th – Shopping in The West Village
Zoe Kravitz learnt from her mother Lisa Bonet that coconut oil is the key to keeping skin soft.
Zoe Kravitz kept her “complicated” hair in the braids from her movie Dope to make life easier.
The 27-year-old star takes after her parents, musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, when it comes to her edgy aesthetic and often switches up her look. Zoe’s hair never stays the same for long and she’s rocked everything from shiny straight locks to her current braided do – which is one of her favourites.
“I think all brown girls have a complicated relationship with their hair,” she matter-of-factly told Byrdie. “Oh, I put in braids for the character I played in the movie Dope, and I’m like, ‘This is nice.’ Then I kept them in. It’s good for my hair, and it looks cool and it’s easy, and I don’t have to do anything when it’s done. It’s great.”
The same simplicity is applied when it comes to the rest of her beauty regime, especially in maintaining a fresh complexion. Zoe has a striking resemblance to her 48-year-old mother and has picked up plenty of tips from her over the years.
“Eating well, drinking a lot of water, washing your face each night,” she listed. “She always taught me to put coconut oil on my body. She told me as a child, ‘I want to keep you as soft as you were when you were baby.’ Coconut oil is key for sure. Continue reading “Zoe Kravitz: ‘Braids banish hair problems’”
On May 18, Zoe celebrated her new role with Yves Saint Laurent Beauty at Gibson Brands Sunset in Los Angeles. I have added high-quality photos of her arrival as well as the red carpet. Check them out !
Candid Appearances > Candids From 2016 – May 18th – Arrives At The YSL Event On Sunset Blvd In West Hollywood
Public Appearances > Events From 2016 – May 18th – Celebration with Yves Saint Laurent Beauty
The LOLAWOLF frontwoman is teaming up with the cosmetics brand for a social media collaboration.
Zoe Kravitz — whose fierce Yves Saint Laurent makeup look at the Met Ball on Monday night was her latest beauty coup — has been selected as the brand’s new U.S. muse.
Beginning in May, YSL Beauty is teaming up with the indie actor and musician on a social media collaboration. Set to debut across the brand’s channels as well as Kravtiz’s own social media platforms, the exclusive content will showcase Kravitz’s favorite makeup looks and tips.
“YSL has always been one of my favorite brands. Their ability to combine the chicest of style with a raw edge has always been to me one of the best ways to express yourself through fashion and beauty. Nothing is forced, nothing is fake, but everything is bold, strong, and unafraid,” said Kravitz in an official statement.
“As a YSL Beauty muse, Zoe represents the brand’s vision of beauty, appealing to women of all ethnicities to become empowered through style and beauty,” added Alexandre Choueiri, president of L’Oreal International Designer Collections Division.
As part of the partnership, Kravitz will also star in the cosmetic brand’s new video, “Before the Light.” The project, which will be filmed in Los Angeles on May 5, will showcase the transformative power of makeup for up-and-coming musicians around the world.
It’s the latest in a line of projects keeping Kravitz on her feet this summer; in addition to shooting the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, the daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet is also set to tour with her band, LOLAWOLF.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
On May 10, Zoe attended Stars Rock The Campus 4 BERNIE in Los Angeles. She posed with actors Josh Hutcherson, Shaun Ross and Rosario Dawson. I have added 6 high-quality photos in the gallery:
Public Appearances > Events From 2016 – May 10th – Stars Rock The Campus 4 BERNIE
On May 2nd, Zoe attended ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology’ Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. She wore a Valentino dress and a mask from the Fall 2010 Haute Couture collection. I have added several high-quality photos in the gallery:
Candid Appearances > Candids From 2016 – May 2nd – Leaves Her Hotel In New York City
Public Appearances > Events From 2016 – May 2nd – 2016 Met Gala In New York City
Public Appearances > Events From 2016 – May 2nd – 2016 Met Gala In New York City (Inside)
On May 1, Zoe was seen arriving at LAX airport in Los Angeles. I have added three high-quality pictures in the gallery:
Candid Appearances > Candids From 2016 – May 1st – Arriving At LAX Airport In Los Angeles