Name: Vanessa Alfano
Occupation: Founder and CEO of www.HealthyStyleNY.com
Location: New York, NY
“I’m a former reporter and television personality turned entrepreneur. I created HealthyStyleNY.com after someone asked me, ‘What is your passion?’ Beauty, wellness, and spreading the good word on what’s hot and healthy in NYC is!”
My style is: Simple but stylish.
My favorite designer right now is: I always love Cynthia Rowley. I think in part because I did a story with her in my TV days and she was great.
People usually compliment my: eyes
My favorite makeup tip: Less is more.
Current beauty product obsession: Armani’s Black Gem Palette (bronzer/powder and cream blush all in one compact) because a good bronzer is so necessary! Oh — and I am loving Purple Lab‘s products. Their creator rocks!
But I also can’t live without: Lancome Definicils— my lashes get ridiculous.
My favorite scent right now: I just got a new one for spring from Givenchy called “Dance With Givenchy.” It’s light and fresh with overtones of floral & fruit. Perfect for spring/summer. I also love Bvlgariand YSL.
People might be surprised to know: that I actually am a Canadian citizen too. My parents had a ski house in Quebec where both my brother and I were born, and now we both hold duel citizenship (even though we’ve spent almost our entire lives in the US of A!).
My favorite hair product is: Redken Smooth Down, Kerastase Bain Volumactive (love) and actually Garnier Fructis hair spray is my latest go-to (it loves my hair more the the expensive ones). Wait that’s 3!
I don’t understand people who don’t like: Sushi. Well, I guess I can understand not liking raw fish, but I am SO addicted.
Though I can make a mean: pot of sauce with meatballs. The Italian genes come out!
Who and what inspires me: People who give without expecting in return…and a good sunset on the beach.