From a Coach bag to Balenciaga’s iconic sneakers, Bengaluru model Irene Augustin’s wardrobe essentials
These days, it seems like Bengalurean Irene Augustin’s face is everywhere — on billboards, in ad campaigns and all over social media. The model, who has worked with everyone from Masaba Gupta and Anavila Misra to Gaurav Gupta, lets us in on her wardrobe and beauty essentials.
My golden Premier Seiko watch keeps me on time. This piece has a stainless steel case, mother of pearl dial and is embellished with sapphire crystals. Rs.39,500
For my hair, I only use Sebastian Penetraitt shampoo (Rs.1,600), conditioner (Rs.1,745) and hair masque (Rs.1,800), which work to strengthen and nourish. And once a week, I use System Professional Liquid Hair (Rs.4,500) to undo all the heat damage from shoots, as it is made with amino acids and hydrolyzed keratin that repair and restore the hair.
I cannot start my day without my Avène Eau Thermale - Thermal Spring Water. Your skin needs all the nourishment it can get and protection from the sun, dust, makeup and pollution. It helps with my sunburn, dryness, facial redness and helps restore the skin. Rs.690
I mostly carry a red suede Coach bag only in Bengaluru as it’s hard to maintain suede and leather in Mumbai (where I currently live). Red is my lucky colour and this bag, in oxblood, with the brand’s iconic horse and carriage motif, is made from a mix of suede, smooth glove-tanned leather and textured pebble leather. Rs.34,400 approximately
Oil or nothing
Burt’s Bees Complete Nourishment Face Oil, a blend of rosehip, jojoba and evening primrose, is another product that is great for my skin. It works to give me a fresh and youthful glow. I do not wear makeup on days I’m not shooting as my skin needs to breathe. And honestly, there’s nothing more gorgeous than a clear, clean glowing face like.. my granny says! Rs.1,415 approximately
My go to outfit, specially for shoots and other work-related appointments, is my Ralph Lauren Polo Dress. This particular piece, the RLX Golf UV sleeveless dress, is a navy blue number made from jersey fabric. Rs.13,000 approximately
I cannot step out without my Balenciaga Triple S as it just goes with every outfit that I wear. I really have a weakness for big chunky shoes, and also walking in them feels like a leg workout done right. This pair is crafted from distressed leather and mesh. Rs.68,960 approximately