The model shares her backstage beauty secrets (and sunny West Coast outlook).
Photography By GUY AROCH
Written By LAURA ANTONIA JORDAN
Makeup By MAI QUYNH
Hair By JOHN RUGGIERO
Nails By ASHLIE JOHNSON
Styled By WILLIAM GRAPER
- MAKEUP BY mai quynh
- CHARLOTTE TILBURY LUXURY EYESHADOW PALETTE IN VINTAGE VAMP
- CHARLOTTE TILBURY WONDERGLOW INSTANT SOFT-FOCUS BEAUTY FLASH PRIMER
- GIORGIO ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION IN 6.5 AND 8
- HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING POWDER IN LUMINOUS LIGHT
- RMS BEAUTY LIP2cheek in smile
- CHANEL ROUGE ALLURE INTENSE LONG-WEAR LIP COLOUR IN 162 PENSIVE
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- model's own top and shorts
- VINTAGE SUNGLASSES
- GUCCI SUIT COURTESY OF ALBRIGHT FASHION LIBRARY
- STEPHEN WEBSTER RING
- VINTAGE SUNGLASSES
Kenya Kinski-Jones’ LA lineage might be starry—dad is music producer Quincy Jones, mom is actress Nastassja Kinski, and Rashida Jones is her half-sister—but the model du jour has her feet firmly on the ground. A self-professed bookworm and an animal activist who graduated from Loyola Marymount with a degree in English last December, the 23-year-old is more likely to be found mucking out her horse’s stall in Topanga than club-hopping in West Hollywood. Kinski-Jones made her editorial debut in a Bruce Weber shoot for Vogue España in 2011, and recently landed coveted campaigns for Stella McCartney and Calvin Klein. Yet she handles the attention like a true Californian. “I’m taking it day by day,” she smiles.
A conversation with model Kenya Kinski-Jones.
Century City with my boyfriend [actor Will Peltz].
What’s your LA fitness regimen?
I love hiking with my sisters. And I just started doing Pilates at Pilates Platinum, which my sister Sonja Kinski introduced me to. After my first class I couldn’t move for two days.
Top beauty tip picked up on set?
Putting lip balm on the eyes to get that dewy, fresh look.
Earliest LA memory?
Driving on the PCH to Malibu with my mom, my brother, and my sister and listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
What’s your LA hidden gem?
I’m such a bookworm. There’s a place downtown called The Last Bookstore. It’s really cool, really whimsical.
What’s the last thing you do at night?
Honestly, probably watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix—I can’t fall asleep in silence.
A rosy lip, a little bit of mascara, and good brows (I go to Anastasia for mine). I love the way French girls do their makeup, super minimal and natural.
What makes you feel powerful?
Who’s your dream lunch date and where would you go?
Carl Sagan, and we’d go to a cat café in Tokyo.
Who’s your LA style icon?
Skater boys with sun-kissed hair from the 1970s.
First thing that comes to mind when you think of Hollywood?
Illusion. Is that bad?
Makeup artist Mai Quynh paints Kinski-Jones with a Bianca Jagger–inspired purple eye.
Mai Quynh demos another edgy eye look, as seen on stylist and model Ayako Comte.