Meet Beth Garrabrant
ON HER MORNING ROUTINE
I wake up, turn on NY1, and have a yerba mate. Then I (very) slowly but surely get ready for work. At some point I sneak in a call to my sister Katie for outfit advice. I’m always running late so makeup is done on the go but I never leave without a healthy spritz of A Quiet Morning Miller et Bertaux perfume.
on becoming a photographer
My friend, fellow photo editor and photographer Katie Dunn, inspired me to become a photographer. I’ve known Katie my entire life. When my sister and I were very young, Katie would take beautiful black and white portraits of us for her high school photography class. We would organize Katie’s film rolls in between shots and she would let us take photos with her camera. From then on I was hooked. I started out with a disposable camera and barbie models.
the cameras she uses
on the best part of her job
Travel + Leisure took me around the world, literally. For most of my time at T+L the photo department consisted of all female photographers, and we were all shooting for the magazine. At the time I didn’t realize just how special that was. It was at T+L that I discovered the Pentax 6x7, which was our staff camera. As a young photographer, I always wished to one day work at NYLON. Every day I get to collaborate with incredible art directors, editors, photographers, stylists, hair and makeup teams, models—the list goes on. I’m constantly inspired.
on her shopping habits and style
My mom and sister are responsible for all of the best things in my closet. The pieces that I covet most were either a gift or a hand-me-down or just plain stolen from their closets. Some of my favorite shops are American Two Shot, Gail Rothwell, and Warm. My aesthetic is relaxed and a little retro. I love knits and bell bottoms. I often wear overalls when I’m shooting for lots of pocket space for film and my light meter.
On HER BEAUTY ROUTINE
I’ve been pretty consistent with my makeup regime since high school: lots of mascara, Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liner, Benefit Gimme Brow, and a little lip gloss, like Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick in Aloha or Josie Maran Argan 3-in-1 Core Color Hydrating Lipstick. One of my close friends who’s a beauty editor just gave me Boy Brow by Glossier, which I really like. I’ve also recently gotten into face masks, which I love to do with my mom and sister on our girls nights. My favorite is Charlotte Tilbury’s Goddess Mask.
My favorite daily product is Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Complexe SPF 18. It really makes your skin shimmer. I also use Avene Micellar Lotion, Lucas Papaw, Cetaphil Skin Cleanser, Oribe Côte d'Azur Luminous Hair & Body Oil, CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Polish in Vertigo, Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo for Beautiful Color, Naturopathica Argan & Retinol Wrinkle Repair Night Cream, and Tata Harper Restorative Eye Cream.
beth's favorite books
The Virgin Suicides: A New Generation's Companion to Film Edited by Susanna Howe, Britney by James R. Blandford, Hold Still by Sally Mann, Go-Sees by Juergen Teller, Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
beth's favorite places in nyc
My favorite restaurant in New York is The Little Owl. It's on Bedford and Grove, which is one of the dreamiest intersections in New York.
My favorite bar is Emmett's, which is owned by a very dear old friend and serves the best deep-dish pizza on the East Coast (though I prefer his thin crust).