STYLE DIARY: Lauren Remington Platt
The beauty entrepreneur shares her top picks for the season.
What happens when you marry beauty, brains and business chops? You get Manhattan’s Lauren Remington Platt, the founder of the industry-changing Vensette, an on-demand beauty service booking website and mobile platform. The former model and Ivy League grad first cut her teeth as a financial analyst, where she had the kind of schedule that didn’t leave much time for party makeup and hair appointments. Short on solutions, Platt dreamed up Vensette, which launched in 2011 out of her downtown living room. The popular startup connects clients, which include socialites, actresses and CEOs, to top hair and makeup stylists, who make house and office calls. Here, Platt, who has the city’s social scene literally covered, shares her own beauty and style solutions for the season.
“A chic white outfit is my go-to warm-weather ensemble. When it’s hot out, you need something breezy but with a bit more elegance than a cover up. I love how an all white outfit seems right whether you’re beachside, at brunch or shopping with friends uptown.”
“I’m seriously coveting Ralph Lauren’s new Mini Ricky bag. Ralph Lauren came up with the perfect accessory for city girls with this shoulder bag. The only difficult part is choosing which style you like best!"
“One & Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives is my new favorite destination. The staff there tailors their service to your every whim and the views will take your breath away. You’ll never want to leave!”
“I’m currently reading ‘The Hard Thing About Hard Things’ by Ben Horowitz. It’s an insightful read that discusses the challenges of management and leadership in running a business.”
“Jimmy Choo sandals are my summer staples. They have the best silhouettes and transition so seamlessly from day to evening!”
“The Neue Galerie is my favorite museum in the city. Their collection of early twentieth-century German and Austrian art is unsurpassed, the interiors are beautifully finished and Café Sabarsky will transport you to the streets of Vienna as soon as you sit down.”