In addition to running her eponymous beauty company, Bobbi Brown continues to pursue her craft by creating the runway looks for New York Fashion Week. A permanent fixture backstage, she works with some of the industry's best designers, including Rachel Roy, J. Mendel, Erin Fetherston, and Cynthia Rowley.
Brown often doles outs advice with how-to segments on "The Today Show" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and through syndicated columns for magazines and websites around the globe. As New York Times bestselling author, she has written five instructional beauty and lifestyle books: Bobbi Brown Beauty,Â Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty, Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution, Bobbi Brown Living Beauty, and Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual.
For Brown, making other people's lives better simply makes sense. On a year-round basis, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics donates generous financial and in-kind support to organizations including Dress for Success and the Jane Addams Vocational High School.
Meet Bobbi Brown
Expertise: Beauty, makeup, motherhood
Location: New York City
Interests: Wellness, fitness, beauty, helping women.
Background: Russian/Croatian. Grew up in Chicago.
Favorite meal: A picnic in a park in Paris consisting of baguette, cheese, radish, arugula, dry white wine.
Recent purchase: Jimmy Choo tan patent leather pumps.
Hidden talent: Making a full unplanned meal with what's in my fridge and cupboard.
Book/Film recommendation: Saturday Night Fever
Restaurant recommendation: Balthazar - it's still the best.
If I had $20, I'd... Give it to someone who would really appreciate it.
Transformative travel experience: All of them; anywhere I go I'm a chameleon.
Favorite neighborhood: Montclair [New Jersey] and SoHo [New York].
Dream holiday: Canyon Ranch-meets-the Bahamas.
If I could solve one problem, it would be: World peace.
I wish people cared more about:Putting pure food into their bodies.
Recent aha! moment: I should be still and reflect...even if it's for five minutes. Stop, breathem go.
The world would be a better place if: Everyone ate better, did yoga, drank martinis, thought with their hearts and not only their brains.