Written By TARA LAMONT-DJITE
PALOMA: I have curls, so for me it’s very specific: I run my fingers through my hair after I wash it, then let it dry without touching it. I use DevaCurl products, which is a brand for curly hair, and hair oils from Weleda.
WHITNEY: NARS The Multiple in Na Pali Coast on the cheeks, with a Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er Precision Eyeliner Pen for a vintage Bardot cat eye look, plus Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick in Incognito—it’s a classic look that always feels right; a cat eye is just super sexy on almost anyone.
PALOMA: Lipstick Queen’s Sinner matte lipstick in Red. You can wear it in the day and feel classic, or at night and feel sexy. Swipe it on with jeans and a vintage tee and you’re ready for an unexpected date.
APPLY IT: Everywhere—wrists, neck, and chest.
PALOMA: I don’t wear synthetics on my skin, so our scent is great because it’s all natural; it’s an oil, so you can really rub it in.
APPLY IT: To the neck and cleavage when in a romantic mood.
PALOMA: Take care of your lingerie. I keep mine in a scented lavender pouch in my drawer and it always smells lovely. When you’re going on a date and pull out beautifully fragranced underwear, it really sets the mood.
WHITNEY: Your bra should never cut into your back or sides and give you that sausage effect. Many women wear their bras so tight! It’s a tough call for girls who have big boobs. Try a bodysuit that has a cup in it so you have a smooth line and full support.
Don’t show your bra straps—it looks disheveled. If you have big boobs and big straps, get an accessory that pulls the straps under your clothes, and make sure that your straps are tight enough that they won’t fall down.
PALOMA: I’m not a fan of big bows or too many girly, frilly things, and I don’t love a full padded cup. It’s so much sexier to me to just see the shape of the woman.
PALOMA: Definitely wear a thong. My husband likes a Brazilian thong, which has a little more coverage than a French knicker, so I wear that for him on a special date—sometimes you have to do something for the guys.
PALOMA: I love to feel naked when I’m wearing a really beautiful fabric (like silk or cashmere), so I always recommend a simple mesh or thin lace bra, like our Shangri-La style. I hate panty lines—they’re not sexy—so with Valentine we don’t do any seams around the bum.
PALOMA: I think I’d just like to jump in and say a margarita.
PALOMA: A ’60s-inspired French playlist really gets me in the mood. France Gall’s “Laisse Tomber Les Filles” and Brigitte Bardot’s “Harley Davidson” are definite inclusions.
PALOMA: A Negroni. It’s a nice way to cleanse the palate after dinner. If your guy hasn’t tried it, you can experience something new together.
PALOMA: I love Nina Simone’s “My Baby Just Cares For Me,” SOAK’s “Sea Creatures,” and Ariel Pink’s “Baby.” Make it a sexy version of what you usually listen to. It can get weird otherwise.