Right: Farrah's extensive collection of jewelry and brass trinkets rests on her bureau.
Do you use any special tricks to combat hair issues like frizz, tangles, or limp hair? Do you have any secret hairstyling weapons?
"Pure Argan oil from Morocco that I usually buy in France. I oil-massage my hair regularly with olive, almond, or coconut oils (in the Pakistani fashion). Recently, I discovered Hair Milk Original Curl Definer from Carol's Daughter. I love that Carol's Daughter is a homegrown, feel-good, ethical company just like mine. It's a woman-run business and I'm all into supporting that, rather than the 'Big Daddy' corporations. Plus, from what I know, the products are natural and don't have all those cancer-causing chemicals, like most stuff on the market—sooooo much laboratory-fake-gunk. I do not need alcohol all over my hair, thank you very much."
What's something you'd NEVER try in the beauty/skincare realm?
"Tanning beds. Brazilian hair-straightening—naturally kinky, wavy hair is underrated!"
What's your signature makeup look?
"I always line my waterline with black kohl (kajal) eyeliner that's available only in South Asian countries like Nepal, Pakistan, or India. I also swear by Givenchy bronzer and coral lipstick. I usually layer YSL Rouge Volupte in Faubourg Peach with Make Up For Ever lipstick #201, or I just wear Beauty Is Life lipstick in orange on its own."
Do you switch your makeup looks depending on how you wear your hair?
"I switch my hair to match my outfits and switch my makeup to match my outfits. If I'm doing a '70s flared-pants thing, my hair would be inspired by the same look (flipped à la Farrah Fawcett or half-up). And if I'm feeling more avant garde in asymmetrical or voluminous oversized clothes, then I wear my hair in a less classic, more grungy style."
What do you think your beauty look will be when you're 70?
"Lots of silk headscarves."