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Beauty on the Streets: Fashion and beauty expert, Jamie Krell

July 13, 2012

Jamie Krell

Name: Jamie Krell

Age: 31

Occupation: Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle TV Correspondent and Expert

Location: LA and NY



“I started my career working with the costume designer of Friends. After gaining invaluable styling experience, I began working with E! Entertainment and the Style Network. While there, I was responsible for booking and producing fashion, beauty and lifestyle content. After five years of living in Los Angeles and working in TV production, I moved to NYC to spearhead a TV division at one of the largest fashion and beauty PR firms. Currently, I run my own company and appear on shows such as: The Today Show, The View, E!, EXTRA and Access Hollywood to share fashion and beauty tips and trends.”

My style is: Never too serious.

The song I have on repeat right now is: Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen – it’s def the summer anthem!

Growing up, I really wanted to be: a fashion designer!

The best part about being a stylist is: I get to help women feel beautiful. Whether it’s a makeover or just sharing my latest beauty or fashion finds (lipstick, new skin cream, jeans that actually make you feel good etc…) I love getting feedback from friends, family and women I have yet to meet, who tell me that they feel confident and pretty because of something they learned from me.

My best fashion advice: Have fun with it! Mix patterns, pile on gold accessories (gold looks good with everything…) and wear COLOR!

People usually compliment my: My eyelashes. People always ask me if I’m wearing fake lashes…but I never do. Thanks to my dad, I got freakishly long lashes.

I’ll never forget the time: I appeared on my very first national morning segment with Piers Morgan – and he told me I was crazy for talking about a $100 Mason Pearson hair brush. Whoops…

For my skin, I use: Josie Maran Argan Oil is my number one skin savior. Especially after long days shooting and wearing heavy makeup. I wear it every single night before I go to bed. It will change and heal your skin!

My favorite place in the whole world is: Encinitas, CA. It’s a cool beach town where I grew up and where I spend my summers. People are relaxed and casual and it’s always a nice break from my crazy, fast-paced lifestyle!

Current beauty product obsession: Stila Convertible Color in Gerbera. I literally put this on my cheeks one day (with my finger…it’s a cream blush that you can wear as lipstick too!) and my boyfriend and cousin both asked why I looked so amazing…this product is the answer! It’s perfect for summer and I am simply addicted.

But I also can’t live without: my Vivier Skin Hexam IDS gentle face cleanser. It’s perfect for my sensitive skin.

Worst habit: Biting my nails. I was forced to stop when I started going on TV because the camera would always get close up shots of my hands. I have to get regular manicures to keep from biting. I always get a pale pink color. Essie Mademoiselle and Essie Ballet Slippers are my two favorites!

When I travel, I MUST have: a travel size Johnson’s Baby Shampoo (right from the drugstore!) I have been using this to remove my eye-makeup since I was a teenager. It’s as gentle to your eyes as pure water and removes stubborn eye makeup like nothing else.

My favorite scent right now: I have been using Henri Bendel Vanilla Flower forever. When I found out it was going to be discontinued, I bought out all the lotions and perfumes I could from the store (panic mode!) It’s been my “signature scent” for a very long time. I also like Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir.

People might be surprised to know that: I am crazy competitive when it comes to sports. I have to win.

My current favorite hair product is: Philip B White Truffle Nourishing & Conditioning Creme. I leave it on for 5 minutes in the shower and my hair feels like silk.

I don’t understand people who don’t like: Sushi. I could eat it every single night (especially at Izaka-ya in LA).

The restaurant I can never get tired of is: Borrelli’s Pizza in my hometown. I was a hostess there in high school (my very first job, ever) A tiny, inexpensive, family fun business in a strip mall. Nothing fancy, but the mostaccioli will change your life. And it’s less than $10.

Though I can make a mean: “Grasshopper” juice using my Hurom juicer. A mix of pear, apple, pineapple, mint and wheat-grass. Healthy and so delish!

I hope in 5 years: I will still be healthy, happy and doing what I love.

Who inspires me: My friends and family inspire me everyday. I also get great inspiration from one of my favorite blogs I Wanna Be Gwyneth.

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