Harper's Bazaar's Laura Brown Spills Her Shopping Must-Haves

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Welcome to "My Life In Credits," a fun (and informative) fill-in-the-blank Q&A with our favorite stylish peeps. Have some questions of your own for our fashion friends? Sound off in the comments. We'll be sure to get them on the ledger for the next round. For now, find out what Harper's Bazaar executive editor Laura Brown is obsessing over this season.
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Laura Brown may not be a household name like Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington, but make no mistake: This lady is definitely among the fashion industry's elite. The Aussie transplant and Harper’s Bazaar executive editor is bringing her quirky personality to celebrity interviews and cover stories, not to mention applying her editorial savvy to her real-life closet, too. In fact, you've probably spotted Brown in dozens of Fashion Week front rows — meaning this lady's style is definitely enviable. Click through to eye up her must-have beauty picks (hot-pink lipstick is involved), her all-time favorite piece of clothing, and just a few of the heels lurking among her admittedly hoarder-ish shoe collection. (For further sartorial digest, check out Brown's Instagram feeds, @laurabrown99 and @harpersbazaarus.)



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I am responding to this Q&A on a...
MacBook Air.

Right now, I'm wearing...
A white T-shirt, jeans, and black Nicholas Kirkwood heels.

But, I really, really wish I was decked out in...
Givenchy couture.

The current star of my closet is...
A Céline fringed scarf.

Sneaker of choice...
Isabel Marant...but not the super-steroidal platform wedges.

These shoes don't hurt my feet one bit...
Manolo Blahnik's BB Pumps in the 90-millimeter heel height.

If the Smithsonian asked me to donate one item that truly represented me, it would be...
A navy and white striped tee. Plain and simple.

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It's Monday morning. I'm running late to work but always find time to apply...
Tom Ford Eye Defining Liquid Liner Pen.

It's Saturday night. And, my makeup bag is completely incomplete without...
Tom Ford Eye Defining Liquid Liner Pen, NARS Bronzing Powder, and Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc in Gossip.

In the shower, I lather up with...
Pantene Pro-V Smooth Shampoo.

I brush my teeth with...
Colgate Total.

My go-to scent is...
Jouer Perfume Oil.

My preferred SPF...
LANCER Sheer Fluid Sun Shield SPF 30.

Clarisonic, no Clarisonic, or something else...
Oh God, yes.
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I own this many pairs of shoes...
I'm pleading the Fifth because it's at least that multiplied by 20.

But, if I could only pack two pairs for a last-minute beach getaway, they would be these...
TOMS+ Brown Snake Classic Slip-Ons and Miu Miu Pink Patent-Leather Sandals.

My favorite brand of T-shirt or sweatshirt...
For tees, it's Jac + Jack from Australia. And, for sweatshirts, I'm all about Être Cécile .

The one piece of jewelry I'll never take off...
My Canturi diamond ring.

I accent with these earrings to make my outfit feel extra special...
Canturi Regina Diamond Hoop Earrings.

If I was chased by the paparazzi, I'd like to be wearing...
Something aerodynamic.