Have you ever wondered how Philly’s most notable names make looking good appear so... effortless? We have too, so we swayed four tastemakers to reveal the fragrances, serums and bronzers that keep them looking their best every single day.
Here is a peek inside the enviable makeup bag of Philly’s first lady of fashion.
1 “They don’t turn orange or have a funky odor. Easy to travel with also!” Sunless tanning towelettes, eight pack for $14, comodynes.net
2 “The bronzer isn’t heavy and has a nice reflective quality.” Ultimate bronzer in Gold Dust, $110, by Tom Ford at Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia Mall
3 “This is really hydrating without being heavy and layers well with other products.” Active Hydration serum, 1 oz. for $108, rodanandfields.com
4 “The lipstick was recently discontinued, so I bought 25 of them.” Metallic lipstick in Lust, $18.50, select MAC locations, maccosmetics.com
5 “I combine this and my Laura Mercier Vanille Gourmande. That is my fragrance combo every day.” Allure eau de parfum, 3.4 oz. for $130, chanel.com; Vanille Gourmande eau Gourmande, $55, lauramercier.com
As one of Philadelphia’s most sought-after personal stylists, Nancy Amoroso has been a fashion fairy godmother to TV newscasters, business moguls and everyone in between. She spent most of her career in menswear—she owned Main Line men’s shop reads in the ’90s and worked as a men’s personal shopper at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bala Cynwyd—before striking out on her own. “Styling has always been my forte,” says Amoroso, who learned the industry from her father, who owned several women’s discount stores. Of her own approach to dressing she says, “I’ve curated my wardrobe so I have the right choices for any occasion. I have no angst about what I’m going to wear when I wake up.” Her vanity is lined with celebrated beauty brands, but she loves testing out new lines. “If someone tells me a product is really great, I always try it. Everyone is invested in looking good.”
This men’s accessories designer has mastered on-the-go grooming.
1 “There’s no better feeling than getting a compliment on how good you smell.” Super Cedar eau de parfum, 1.7 oz. for $150, by Byredo at Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia Mall
2 “I have these in my ears all day! When I’m in the studio designing, I need to have my creative music flowing.” BeatsX wireless earphones, $149.95, by Beats by Dre at apple.com
3 “LA Fitness is my choice of gym because I travel a lot. Normally, they have a location close to my hotel.” Membership prices upon request, lafitness.com
4 “I love the scent because I can wear it while in suits or in my jeans. I think guys wearing cologne are a dying breed.” Sauvage eau de toilette, $77-$145, by Dior at Nordstrom, King of Prussia Mall
5 “The only razor I use.” Fusion5 razor, $6.99, gillette.com
Every man of a certain age should have a pocket square, necktie and tie bar as part of his wardrobe. At least that’s what Clifton Wilson, co-founder and designer of Armstrong & Wilson men’s fashion accessories, believes. For the Philadelphia-bred designer, who cut his professional chops at e Art Institute of Philadelphia—and whose pieces have been worn by LeBron James and Al Roker—incorporating these small yet impactful details add not just style to a man’s suit, but personality. Wilson’s not the only one who feels that way, as his products are sold in Nordstrom department stores across the country, including King of Prussia Mall. “When we created Armstrong & Wilson, we wanted to be game-changers in men’s fashion,” Wilson says. If details do make the man, then it’s no surprise that this tastemaker has created a grooming and health regimen that is as bespoke as his style.
Here’s how one TV health expert stays camera-ready at all times.
1 “With all the makeup I wear for TV, I need to make sure I’m removing it all. These do the job, and they’re portable!” Makeup remover cleansing towelettes, $6.99, neutrogena.com
2 “I’ve been wearing this for years because it makes me feel so feminine—like a lady.” Coco Mademoiselle eau de parfum, 3.4 oz. for $130, chanel.com
3 “My purple APL sneakers are everything!” TechLoom Phantom in light lavender, $165, athleticpropulsionlabs.com
4 “I keep a tube in my car, house and purse.” Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, $16, Kiehl’s, The Shops at Liberty Place
5 “I buy it in bulk because I love it so much.” Brow Sculpt in Spiked, $21, maccosmetics.com
6 “It doubles as an eye shadow too!” Killawatt Freestyle highlighter in Mean Money/ Hu$tla Baby, $34, fentybeauty.com
Jennifer Caudle, DO—a family medicine physician, Rowan University associate professor and on-air health expert—views wellness as more than just a clean bill of health. “Wellness is an overall state of mind; it’s a way that we live. I encourage my patients to look at the health of their mind, body and spirit.” She prioritizes that particular trifecta in her own life by staying active; regularly checking in with her emotions; and mixing church, faith and meditation. At mealtime, Caudle enjoys everything in moderation, attributing her “meatand potatoes” Iowa background as a part of this. She assures patients who feel disconnected from their own health goals that it’s the little habits practiced consistently that have the biggest potential to elevate wellness. “Instead of starting with the gym three times a week, just try to fit in 1,000 more steps each day. Even small changes are significant.”
A technology CEO finds balance in the great outdoors.
1 “This product always feels superluxurious.” Noir after shave balm, 4 oz. for $55, by Tom Ford at Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia Mall
2 “I love the light and fresh citrus scent. It’s been a longtime favorite of mine.” Eau d’Orange Verte, $95-$175, hermes.com
3 “Wonderful to build lather with. It works really well for me and has a great scent.”1805 luxury shaving soap in a wooden bowl, $48, truefittandhill.com
4 “This brush is great to lather with and is supersoft.” Wellington silver tip brush, $180, truefittandhill.com
5 “These require a certain skill to use, but results are amazing. Baby-soft face, check.” Genesis limited-edition razor, $399, onebladeshave.com
Suchit Bachalli, CEO of Wayne-based Unilog, oversees the growing global technology company and maintains a business presence on four continents—all while maintaining remarkably low stress. His secret? “Doing something about the things you worry about is a great way to relax,” he says. Bachalli has channeled his concerns about lack of access to education in developing countries and female discrimination in the workplace into a profusion of volunteer opportunities and philanthropic e orts that now infuse the corporate culture at Unilog. His high regard for emotional wellness (staying centered and “moderate use of social media” also helps maintain that emotional balance, he says) has also enabled his physical tness. Bachalli eschews gym workouts for outdoor pursuits like running, swimming, golf, tennis or his personal favorite—hiking the trails in Wissahickon Valley Park, just steps from his home.
Photography by Gregg Delman // Shot on location at The Bellevue Hotel