TEMBE DENTON HURST
Tembe Denton-Hurst (known on the internets as @tembae) is a book-obsessed beauty editor and writer living in NYC with her girlfriend and their two cats.
Favourite place for brunch in New York?
I love LaRina in Brooklyn. Their outdoor space is absolutely dreamy and the food is next level. I actually dream about their ravioli.
Favourite vintage shops in New York?
I am a big fan of L Train Vintage. Thrifting and vintage shopping can be tough when you’re plus sized, but they have a good selection and lot of sizes. I also love vintage furniture shopping. I am obsessed with Adaptations NY and their sister store, Porter James.
Favourite place in New York?
Fort Greene, Brooklyn. I love that the area is historically black and LGBTQ+, which is really significant to me, and I also spent a lot of time there growing up so I have a lot of great memories.
When do you feel most confident and empowered?
I feel the most confident and empowered when I’m around people who pour into me and I’m having a great conversation. Also, when I’m wearing a stunning red lip (specifically Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in 01).
Favourite beauty product at the moment?
Definitely my Lime Crime Wet Cherry Gloss in Extra Poppin’.
Top 5 products that are always in your wash bag/make-up bag?
I can’t live without my Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen, Maybelline Age Rewind, ELF Blush Brush, Urban Decay Naked Shapeshifter Palette, and Anastasia Brow Wiz.
Where is your favourite place to spend the summer?
I love being in the city during the summer. NYC summers are absolutely unmatched. I also travel back and forth to DC a lot because it’s where I’m from, so it’s always good to go home, too.
How will you be wearing RIXO this summer?
I will definitely be carrying my red Jemima Bag everywhere – it’s an ideal size and shape for all warm-weather activities. I wrapped the handle with a silk scarf – which is an easy way to personalise it without losing the look and feel of the bag.
You have an important day ahead of you, which piece of RIXO will you be wearing?
I’ll definitely be reaching for my silk Georgia Gold Chain skirt. The two splits give it an unexpected touch, and it can be dressed up or dressed down to take me from day to night. I can throw a blazer on top or wear it with a tank and sandals if I’m keeping it more low-key.
Tembe Denton Hurst . / . @tembae