Name & Age:
Brandi Russell, 31
Creative Director, Sacred Heart Collections
A little background:
For the past 6 years I have owned and operated Sacred Heart Collections. Its a line of flirty dresses and jumpers that have been featured in UK Vogue, Glamour Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and People's Best Dressed Issue.
The fashion industry has me on the go many days, so an effortless chic look is a must! From fashion shows, Pop-up shops, philanthropic and social events the brand is dedicated to making women feel confident, sexy and beautiful!
The brand embodies the same belief as the late Coco Chanel:
"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
Fashionistas such as Olivia Culpo, Mischa Barton, Estelle, Lauren London, and Meagan Good have all been spotted in the stunning collection. The Sacred Heart girl is absolute, radiant, and bold. She loves herself, and doesn't mind standing out in a crowd. People pay attention to the Sacred Heart girl, and she doesn't mind it one bit.
Care to share your beauty regimens and tips with our readers?
My regimen includes a daily Oil of Olay Total Effects Citrus cleanser, which gently exfoliates and brightens my skin and then I follow up with Shiseido's Benefiance Eye cream. I moisturize with a dab of vitamin E oil mixed in with Philosophy's "Hope in a Jar" (with SPF of course, Texas sun can be brutal!)
I love my Make Up Forever HD concealer paired with MAC's sheer Mineralize Skinfinish Natural for an even yet light weight daily look. I add a sleek liquid eyeliner and mascara from Maybelline Lash Stiletto's line. I moisturize my lips with Vaseline Lip Therapy and finish the look off with a bold lip depending on my mood! My favorite long lasting red lip is Make up Forever's Aqua Rouge which stays on for hours. Perfect for work days that turn into kissable date nights!
What are your favorite DFW beauty brands or beauty related services?
I love to spend hours in my local Sephora. The NorthPark store is packed with in-store events and they are generous with the samples for "VIB's" (Very important Beauty Insiders) like myself!
A Saturday afternoon is perfectly planned with lunch with friends and an appointment at Onyx Nail Bar. Each visit includes a specialty cocktail and special pedicure cocktails... I love the Moji-toe pedicure! I am dying to try Pink Toes nail Bar and Spa located in the heart of downtown!
What do you think about the DFW fashion scene?
I love that DFW women love to boost the fashion economy with seasonal purchases. These ladies love to shop! I'd love to see more personal style exuded at cocktail parties and nights out on the town!
If you could have dinner with any local DFW woman, who would it be? Why?
Right now, I'd love to have dinner with Wendy Davis. She's resilient, brilliant, passionate and stylish. I love her position on women's rights and would love to chat with her about her style and helping to increase the importance of the arts within our local communities.
Any last words, pieces of wisdom to share with our DFW Beauties?
Before I embarked on my fashion career path my mentor told me:
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams… live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau
I embody that quote daily and proudly have been moving in the direction of my dreams since I began!