L’Officiel Digital Jewellery Cover Star – Jaimie Hilfiger is here to bless your feed with the charming ambience that she possesses.
Model: Jaimie Hilfiger @jaimiehilfiger
Photographer: Natalie Rosario @nataliesartistryy
Makeup Artist: Brianna Marrero @artistryy.by.bri
Hairstylist: Angeliki Barolas @Angeliki_beauty , Jewellery: IGAL DAHAN @igaldahanofficial
Dress: Glamourage Boutqiue @glamourageboutique
Stylist: Alyssa Pagano @loveealyssaa_
PR: Say_media @say_media
Beauty lies in the eye of the spectator but if beauty is this beautiful; everyone would love to spectate. Just by looking at our Digital Jewellery Cover star Jaimie Hilfiger, your eyes will want to see more of her. “I love when friends and family members ask me my skincare recommendations because I always feel I know what works best.” This is what she says when asked about her favourite beauty brand. Check out her full interview below!
1. Talking about humble beginnings, who was your inspiration while growing up? What made you get into the fashion industry in the first place?
I grew up the only child of doting, hard-working parents. Raised just outside of New York City, I initially got into the industry when I was around seven years old. My mom used to take me into the city for casting calls. My first campaign came from the Sears department store. After landing many additional campaigns I was able to continue to model throughout my childhood. When it was time for college, I was determined to earn an education so modelling took a backseat. I attended the University of Central Florida, where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Media with a minor in Cinema Studies. It was here that I became involved with philanthropy work through the Ronald McDonald House, an organization I continue to support. Still passionate about beauty and fashion, I made my way back to the big apple where I lived and worked as a model before taking the leap and moving to Hollywood. In the most recent years, I have developed notable projects that have accelerated my career. I have been seen in national commercials, featured in many advertising campaigns, taken on many spokesmodel opportunities, and seen on the covers and the pages of numerous magazines and entertainment weeklies. I have also contributed my fashion and beauty advice to many major media outlets and top fashion magazines.
2. Being in this industry for a long time, what do you think are some of the challenges that you come across and how do you overcome them?
Despite my diligence and singular desire to build a modelling career, my earliest endeavours were often met with rejection. The biggest challenge that I faced when I first reemerged into the modelling industry was that my slight stature made landing runway gigs difficult, but I was undaunted. Determined, I pivoted and was soon gracing magazine covers. As of today, I have appeared on over 40 of some of the biggest fashion magazine covers, nationally and internationally. If you want people to believe in you, first you have to believe in yourself.
3. What are some of your favourite beauty brands?
I have always had an intuition, and a calling to help others cultivate confidence through an intentional approach to self-care. I love when friends and family members ask me for my skincare recommendations because I always feel that I know what works best. My top five favourite beauty products are:
La Mer The Eye Concentrate – The best eye cream that I see results with!
Dior Backstage Air Flash Foundation – This fluid spray foundation guarantees a perfect, flawless complexion every time.
Clé De Peau Precious Gold Vitality Mask- The best face mask I’ve ever used! My skin feels brighter and smoother every time I use it.
Foreo Luna 3 – This cleansing device delivers enhanced facial cleansing and an anti-wrinkle system. I cannot wash my face without it.
The Jaimie Hilfiger Collection Matte Velvet Lips – I love all the colours but ‘Blush’ is my favourite. Gorgeous, long-lasting matte lip colour that will stay on all day.
I love when friends and family members ask me for my skincare recommendations because I always feel that I know what works best.
4. If you had the choice to choose someone from Hollywood to travel on a surprise vacation with, who would it be and why?
I would want to surprise myself with a vacation so I can sit in silence for a few days alone. Sitting in silence is something I cherish and value so deeply because I never get a chance to do it. It’s one of my favourite hobbies.
5. Being the niece of legendary fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, do you think this tag helped you in any way get into fashion?
Growing up Hilfiger certainly gives you a unique front-row look at the fashion world and a true appreciation of the beauty that creates the art of fashion. Since my first love has always been beauty over fashion, having a famous relative in the fashion world hasn’t affected my identity in the beauty world. I’m very thankful to have established my name in the beauty industry all on my own. In the scope of history, the name Hilfiger will go down in history with two legacies attached to it as my empire continues to rise.
6. What is the one thing that you would like to change about the fashion and beauty industry if you had a chance?
I have always had an intuition, and a calling to help others cultivate confidence through an intentional approach to self-care. As I developed a successful career as an international model and fashion icon I sat happily in the seats of the best makeup artists and skincare experts in the world. However, my extensive experience revealed an urgent need for high-performance products with healthy ingredients and earth-friendly packaging. The Jaimie Hilfiger Collection is composed of naturally derived plant essential ingredients that are all multifunctional with incredibly swift and visible results. The Jaimie Hilfiger Collection also never tests on animals and the beauty line is 100% vegan. My beauty and makeup products are good for your skin and will enhance your natural beauty. They will make your skin luminous for a lifetime. I believe that each of these factors is extremely important to have in every collection that is created. It’s an important time for self-care and I always say that when you look your best, you feel your best. I am grateful to create products that help people do that.
The Jaimie Hilfiger Collection is composed of naturally derived plant essential ingredients that are all multifunctional with incredibly swift and visible results.
7. You are also an entrepreneur. Tell us about some things that young people need to keep in mind while aiming for entrepreneurship.
I would give aspiring entrepreneurs and change-makers three tips that I have learned for success. Do not lose sight of who you are and your style – Many times people told me to change up my image and to stop being so glamorous all the time. After discussing this with my publicist at the time she explained to me that being glamorous is who I am and it’s what makes me recognizable. Do not give up – Whether you want a career in modelling or designing there is a lot of rejection in the fashion industry. If it’s something you truly want then it’s important not to give up and not to lose sight of your ultimate goal. I always say not to lose track of the north. Do not take yourself too seriously – As I mentioned before, the fashion world is a constant rotation of trends evolving. One fashion mistake that you think you have made may be an amazing photograph year down the line. I love to look back at my older modelling photos and share them on social media because I may have not liked them back then but they look cool and current now.
8. Enough about fashion, tell us your idea of an ideal partner.
My husband’s jewellery designer Igal Dahan is my ideal partner. He has taught me the most valuable lesson that recognizing your mistakes does not make you inferior. That’s how you become stronger and better. Your past mistakes teach you how to be better. It’s important to learn from everyone. Igal has also taught me to be willing to be uncomfortable. Stepping outside of your comfort zone opens your eyes to new possibilities. Sometimes being uncomfortable will lead you to think differently and bring you to a better understanding of the task at hand.
9. Are there any projects that you are working on that we don’t know about? Please shed some light on them.
I believe that I am who my bloodline has been waiting for. I want my Hilfiger legacy to be centred around “The Next Generation of Hilfiger.” The generation of change, pure creation, current inspiration, and glamour. What’s so beautiful about the industry I am in is that it lets you express your true self whether it be through modelling, designing, photography, etc. Stay tuned and keep following me on social media to see what’s next for me.
I want my Hilfiger legacy to be centred around “The Next Generation of Hilfiger.”
10. Our readers were pretty excited to have you on board. What is the message you have for them?
The future brings so much hope to all of us for many reasons. I hope to expand my beauty empire by introducing new products that help women look and feel their best. I am also going to continue modelling, acting, and helping others in the industry become self-made entrepreneurs.