Vogue Editor Naomi Elizée Talks Clean Beauty & Prioritizing Healing

“I love being able to provide opportunities to younger designers and those who might feel left out of fashion,” says Vogue fashion editor Naomi Elizée. “This industry can feel exclusive at times, but I like to think that I can help to bridge that gap.” Beyond her work at Vogue, the NYC-based editor also applies this philosophy to her podcast, So What Do You Do Again? She dedicates the show to highlighting the journeys of women of color in fashion, in hopes of inspiring others who might want to break into the industry one day. 

Elizée credits her love for fashion to watching her family get ready for extravagant Haitian parties while growing up in Florida. She recalls watching her sisters mix and match their outfits while helping her mother pick out items to wear. “Sometimes she’d let me try on her heels, too,” she recalls. “Overall, I just loved seeing how the effort they put into their outfits affected their overall confidence. It taught me that the way you dress can make you carry yourself in a whole different manner.” 

These days, self-care is a top priority for Elizée. It tends to come in the form of therapy, working out and prioritizing a clean beauty routine. “I just got tired of trying different things that weren’t working for my skin,” she says of what initially inspired this approach. “And also with the passing of my parents, I realized that I really want to put in the work to take care of myself both internally and externally.”

Below, Elizée goes into detail about her earliest beauty memories, her go-to wellness rituals and how bright makeup is currently bringing her joy. 

“Beauty is a feeling. I think you’ll always feel beautiful if you are completely connected with who you are and confident in yourself.”

“Using cleaner products has helped me to manage acne...”

“There's no time to wait around to do these things, you have to just go for it.”

Do Your Skincare Routine With Naomi Elizée

Vogue fashion editor and podcaster Naomi Elizée swears by an inside-outside approach to self-care. Her practice includes regular therapy sessions, exercise and giving herself time — morning and evening — to enjoy her skincare routines with the perfect mood-boosting playlist.

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