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Friday, January 18th 2013

She’s the Bop: Jen Steele


I first met Jen Steele the way everyone else in America did: I saw her on an MTV reality show, and later the cover of Seventeen, and thought, who is that girl?

But although the pop culture sweetheart could have kept being an US Weekly character, she took an entry-level job answering phones and fetching coffee at a magazine instead to pursue her real love: fashion.

Now Jen's a stylist in New York City, working with clothes every day (yay!) and inspiring other young women to follow their dreams (aww!) on her Tumblr, The Girls I Know.  I quizzed her in a basement bar on New Year's Eve (true story) about her favorite fashion things for 2013...

FARAN KRENTCIL: You're currently styling Seventeen's beauty shoots. Tell us a makeup trick you've learned from being on-set with so many top makeup artists?
JEN STEELE: Put Aquifer on everything! Eyelids before eyeshadow, eyebrows to keep them in place, the top of your cheekbones for a glow, and your lips for a sexy natural hue.

FK: It's rainy and freezing (in other words: January). Tell us your secret hideout for a cozy cocktail.
JS: I'd say Satsko, a sake bar in the East Village. It's very small and it has really good music. Wanna meet me later?


I first met Jen Steele the way everyone else in America did: I saw her on an MTV reality show, and later the cover of Seventeen, and thought, who is that girl?

But although the pop culture sweetheart could have kept being an US Weekly character, she took an entry-level job answering phones and fetching coffee at a magazine instead to pursue her real love: fashion.

Now Jen's a stylist in New York City, working with clothes every day (yay!) and inspiring other young women to follow their dreams (aww!) on her Tumblr, The Girls I Know.  I quizzed her in a basement bar on New Year's Eve (true story) about her favorite fashion things for 2013...

FARAN KRENTCIL: You're currently styling Seventeen's beauty shoots. Tell us a makeup trick you've learned from being on-set with so many top makeup artists?
JEN STEELE: Put Aquifer on everything! Eyelids before eyeshadow, eyebrows to keep them in place, the top of your cheekbones for a glow, and your lips for a sexy natural hue.

FK: It's rainy and freezing (in other words: January). Tell us your secret hideout for a cozy cocktail.
JS: I'd say Satsko, a sake bar in the East Village. It's very small and it has really good music. Wanna meet me later?

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