The name “Nefertiti” actually means “the beautiful or the perfect one has come,” so it’s no surprise that Nefertiti Jáquez has captivated viewers as the newest face of NBC 10. Not afraid of chasing the hard story, she specializes in breaking news and investigative work. She’s also an outspoken advocate for preventing domestic violence, as her mother was once a young victim.
Neighborhood: Center City.
Philadelphia inspiration: I like to take pictures of different parts of the city. I especially love the architecture of City Hall.
Beauty secret: I love lotions. I learned from my mom at a young age that being on top of your skin care is a number one priority.
Motto: Never be apologetic for who you are.
Accomplishment of which I’m most proud: The fact that my parents were both immigrants; they were able to come to this country and better themselves and the lives of their children.
Biggest obstacle: As a female in a male-dominated industry, it’s very difficult to sometimes prove that you’re as smart or as worthy. I have to work a little bit harder—but I’m up for the challenge. Signature scent: Narciso Rodriguez Musc oil.
What makes me smile: Children and elderly people. I love being around them because I feel, in that moment, that’s as honest as you can be.
When no one is looking: I sing, even though I’m horrific.
Most reread book: The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz. He’s my cousin.
How I get the job done: Focus, dedication, efficiency, and a little prayer.
Cause closest to my heart: Preventing domestic violence.
Beige blouse, Burberry ($495). 1705 Walnut St., 215-557-7400. Corset cuff, Yossi Harari ($1,500). Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia Mall, 610-962-6200. Ring, H. Stern (price on request). Saks Fifth Avenue, 2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd, 610-667-1550.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Nourishing Day Cream ($170). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above. Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation #10 ($62). Neiman Marcus, see above. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear gel eyeliner in Caviar Ink ($23). Sephora, 1714 Chestnut St., 215-563-6112. Moroccanoil Volumizing mousse ($28). Andre Richard Salon, 1218 Locust St., 215-735-1590.
Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Kathleen Squires has spent her career studying HIV and how it affects women in particular. Her contributions to the field include supervising a 3,000-patient HIV clinic as well as working on antiretroviral drug development and new HIV treatment strategies.
Neighborhood: Newtown Square.
Philadelphia guilty pleasure: Bassetts chocolate ice cream.
Beauty essential: La Mer face cream at night.
I would most like to have dinner with: Hillary Clinton. What she’s been able to accomplish and what she’s seen would make for a fascinating evening.
When no one is looking: I dance.
Motto: Be true to oneself.
Greatest love of my life: My husband.
Beauty or brains: I don’t like to think you have to trade one for the other. But I’ve used my brain to my best advantage, in terms of schooling and working as a physician.
Secret of my success: Hard work and being very stubborn.
Biggest obstacle: Rising in the medical hierarchy was not something that was thought of for women when I started in the field. But I had good guidance along the way.
Signature scent: Robert Piguet Fracas.
Favorite landmark: The crucible of American government, Independence Hall.
Most valuable talent: My spirit of sticking with things and seeing things through.
I strive to be: An empathetic physician.
I never leave home without: Trying to make the best day possible.
Cause closest to my heart: Women and HIV infection.
Beige blouse, Barbara Bui ($665). Intermix, 1718 Walnut St., 215-545-6034. Earrings and necklace, Squires’s own
La Mer Crème de la Mer ($150). Saks Fifth Avenue, 2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd, 610-667-1550. Estée Lauder Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint in Sinister ($24). Macy’s, 1300 Market St., 215-241-9000. NARS Cosmetics Blush in Orgasm ($29). Sephora, 1714 Chestnut St., 215-563-6112. Moroccanoil Luminous hairspray ($22). Andre Richard Salon, 1218 Locust St., 215-735-1590.
A busy mother of six, Linda Swain has still made time to do everything from write an anthem for the city of Philadelphia to produce her own TV show (fittingly called Moms on the Move). When she’s not traversing the globe with her travel company Swain Tours, Swain is tirelessly aiding her two favorite local charities: Legacy Youth Tennis and Education along with Mommy’s Light.
Philadelphia guilty pleasure: The cosmopolitans at XIX.
Beauty black book: Francis Bellofatto at Volt Salon & Spa for hair.
Most admire: My parents are very selfless people. I always say they’re a hard act to follow, but worth following.
When no one is looking: I eat Utz pretzels like crazy.
Secret to my success: Believing that everything that has happened in the past is a stepping stone; I just keep moving forward.
Go-to beauty brand: My line of skin care, Simplicité. I saw it change my skin.
Accomplishment of which I’m most proud: Following my dream. I said I was going to do a television show when I was 42 years old. And somehow I got on NBC 10, learned how to produce, and I won Emmys.
What I see in the mirror: I see my whole self.
How I stay in shape: My husband and I have started to do yoga a couple times a week.
What about Philadelphia inspires me: The beauty of what Philadelphia stands for: creativity and persistence.
Most valuable talent: I play the piano a lot; it’s kind of like meditation.
Best piece of advice: From Goethe: Whatever you can do or dream you can—begin it.
Cause closest to my heart: Legacy Youth Tennis and Education, and Mommy’s Light.
Diamond hoop earrings, Gottlieb & Sons ($5,200). Morton & Rudolph, 1900 Rte 70 E., Cherry Hill, NJ, 856-424-1101. White moonstone, pink sapphire, and diamond pendant, Spark Creations ($13,000). Morton & Rudolph. see above. Lilah cuff, Yossi Harari (price on request). Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia Mall, 610-962-6200. Shirt and jeans, Swain’s own
Simplicité Sundew Cleansing Milk ($61). simplicite.com.au. Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation in Shade 4 ($39.50). Macy’s, 1300 Market St., 215-241-9000. Diorshow mascara ($25). Saks Fifth Avenue, 2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd, 610-667-1550. Gold Oribe Lust Nourishing Hair Oil ($48). Jason Matthew Salon, 1735 Chestnut St., 215-665-8030.
If you’re looking for beauty in Philadelphia, whether in a museum or in your home, no one is a better guide than Barbara Eberlein. Her interior design firm, Eberlein Design Consultants Ltd., is award-winning, and she’s also the president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square. In the 30 years that I’ve been here, I moved four times, and always within a three-block radius.
What about Philadelphia inspires me: The Schuylkill River, especially from the boathouses to the Falls Bridge. There’s something fundamentally beautiful about that whole weaving path. It just makes you feel filled with oxygen.
Beauty essential: Erno Laszlo Shake-It. You can wear no makeup at all except for this, and you’ll look great.
Happiness is: Being comfortable and confident with yourself.
Beauty or brains: Without brains, you can’t do anything. And to a large extent, brains create lasting beauty.
The greatest love of my life: My two children.
On aging: If you’re busy stimulating yourself and being creative, you won’t be thinking about whether you got a new wrinkle.
On community engagement: It’s essential. People live very small lives if they only live their own.
My motto is: Look, learn, live, love.
How I get the job done: Carolina Herrera said, “If you can’t get your work done between nine and five, you’re doing something wrong.” It’s not working longer; it’s working smarter.
Beauty philosophy: Pay attention to your strengths and work to those.
Secret of my success: Perseverance and passion. If you don’t absolutely love what you’re doing, you shouldn’t be doing it.
What inspires me: Beauty of all kinds.
Cause closest to my heart: The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.
White button-down, Ralph Lauren ($365). 200 S. Broad St., 215-985-2800. Earrings, Eberlein’s own. Jaipur necklace, Marco Bicego ($16,020). Bernie Robbins Jewelers, 2123 S. Eagle Road, Newtown, 215-579-8224.
Erno Laszlo Shake-it Tinted Treatment in Shade 3 ($39). Saks Fifth Avenue, 2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd, 610-667-1550. Tom Ford Lip color in True Coral ($48). Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia Mall, 610-962-6200. Clarins Blush Prodigé Illuminating Cheek Colour in 03 Miami Pink ($30). Macy’s, 1300 Market St., 215-241-9000. Moroccanoil The Treatment ($43). Andre Richard Salon, 1218 Locust St., 215-735-1590.
She may not be a native Philadelphian, but you would be hard-pressed to find someone who is more dedicated to improving the lives of the city’s youth than Michele Lawrence. As founder of the Saving Our Boys nonprofit, she guides inner-city young men to make smart choices about their future. She’s also an area president for Wells Fargo, overseeing 500 employees.
Trademark beauty look: MAC Currant lip liner with Oh Baby lip gloss.
Accomplishment of which I’m most proud: I’m most proud of not what I do, but the woman I’ve become.
Beauty or brains: There’s nothing sexier than someone who knows what they know and walks confidently.
I’d like to have dinner with: Michelle Obama.
When I look in the mirror: [I see] a child of God. Someone who is smart, caring, and committed to doing it right.
Personal manifesto: No distractions, no derailments: just discipline and determination to achieve excellence.
Philosophy on aging: As you grow older, you grow wiser, so be sure to share your wisdom.
On community involvement: You can’t call some place your home and then ignore everything around you. Then it’s just a house.
Beauty black book: Renee Harper at Artistic Hair Salon. I love how she pays close attention to your hair.
Best advice: You may fall down, but fall on your behind so you can still be looking up! Don’t fall on your face, because all you’ll see is the ground.
Cause closest to my heart: Saving our Boys.
White dress shirt, Hugo Boss ($145). Cherry Hill Mall, 856-488-2010. Earrings, Lawrence’s own. South Sea white, golden, and Tahitian pearl necklace, Mastoloni ($7,000). Morton & Rudolph, 1900 Rte 70 E., Cherry Hill, NJ, 856-424-1101.
AmazingCosmetics Velvet Mineral Liquid Custom Finish foundation SPF 15 in Deep ($36). Sephora, 1714 Chestnut St., 215-563-6112. La Prairie Luxe Eyeliner Automatique in Noir ($50). Saks Fifth Avenue, 2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd, 610-667-1550. MAC Lip Pencil in Currant ($15). Macy’s, 1300 Market St., 215-241-9000. Ojon Plus ($33). Sephora, see above
A former dancer, Noelle Zane now shares her grace and talent with eager students at the three Pure Barre studios she owns in the Philadelphia area. The lifelong animal lover, who even brings her rescue puppy, Jackson, to the workout studio, is very involved in PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square.
Philadelphia guilty pleasure: Yogorino frozen yogurt.
Beauty essential: They’re Real! mascara by Benefit Cosmetics.
Philadelphia inspiration: My clients. The women that I meet, teach, and interact with inspire me to work hard and help them achieve their goals.
Beauty secret: I won’t go to bed without washing my face every night.
The greatest love of my life: Teaching was my first love before I adopted my puppy, Jackson.
Accomplishment of which I am most proud: The success I’ve had with my studios.
I would like to have dinner with: My grandma, who passed away when I was in high school. It would be good to catch up.
Quality I like most in a person: Honesty. I like people that are real.
I strive to be: A great businesswoman and someone to look up to.
Best advice: If you love what you do, you’ll never have to work.
Living person I most admire: My mom. She raised my brother and I flawlessly. I have a lot of respect for her.
When no one is looking: I dance around in my studio with the music blaring.
How I get the job done: Work, work, and work. If you want to be successful, you have to work for it.
Cause closest to my heart: PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.
Clinique Superbalanced Makeup Foundation in Breeze ($23). Macy’s, King of Prussia Mall, 215-241- 9000. Benefit They’re Real! Mascara in Black ($23). Sephora, 1714 Chestnut St., 215-563-6112. Aerin Lip Gloss in Pink Rose ($30). Saks Fifth Avenue, 2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd, 610-667-1550. Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream ($32). Andre Richard Salon, 1218 Locust St., 215-735-1590.
Joan Myers Brown
Founding both The Philadelphia School of Dance Arts and one of the city’s premier troupes, Philadanco!, Joan Myers Brown has done more for dance than just about anyone else in Philadelphia. A former ballerina and modern dancer, Brown’s commitment to the community means the company puts on almost 30 free shows per year, making the arts accessible to everyone.
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia, born and raised!
Philadelphia guilty pleasure: Cheese steak with provolone and the works from Jim’s Steaks.
How I stay in shape: My office is on the third floor, so I go up and down the steps at least 30 to 40 times a day.
Quality you most like in a person: Honesty.
My most valuable talent: Dance. I teach it, and I direct the company. I see dance, and I know dance.
Beauty essential: It’s important to get enough rest: not that I always do, but I try to.
Best advice: Katherine Dunham [the famous African-American dancer] said, “Do what you do.” Don’t worry about what anyone else does.
How I get the job done: I require 100 percent, but I give 110 percent back. I’m demanding because it’s expected that we be better than the best.
On community engagement: You can’t just take from your community and not be a part of what’s going on. I’m always looking for ways to give back.
Philosophy on aging: You better face it! And be proud.
Cause closest to my heart: Philadelphia School of Dance Arts and Philadanco!
Tuxedo shirt jacket, Donna Karan ($1,095). Bloomingdale’s, King of Prussia Mall, 610-337-6300. Earrings and necklace, Brown’s own
Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation in 080 Deep Ochre ($45). Saks Fifth Avenue, 2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd, 610-667-1550. Chanel eye shadow duo in 20 Taupe Delicat ($40). Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia Mall, 610-962-6200. MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Can’t Resist ($16). Macy’s, 1300 Market St., 215-241-9000. Serge Normant Meta Sheer Dry Oil Finishing Spray ($24). Sephora, 1714 Chestnut St., 215-563-6112.
By Juliet Izon | April 29, 2013 | People
Photography by Christopher Gabello; Styling by Hillary Barbakoff; Makeup by Ali Ciotto; Hair by Jennifer Bisicchia; Location provided by The Latham Hotel in Philadelphia