If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair but the hair spray and the electric toothbrush. We asked model and actress Suki Waterhouse — who stars in the horror film Seance, which is now available to stream — about the alarm clock, board game, and lip gloss she can’t live without.
I heard about this at dinner with friends. One girlfriend had the most amazing-looking lips that night — they looked big and soft. I asked her what she had on and it was this. Now I’m obsessed and so impressed with the results. I think it genuinely makes my lips look pillowier. It has a slight gloss, but I use it more as a balm. I put it on throughout the day and really smother it on at night before I go to sleep so I can wake up with pillowy-looking lips.
This is one of those books that I’ve gone back to many times over the years. I have a sort of obsession with the 1970s and I would say this book is one of the most incredible portraits of that time period. Everybody knows about, like, Patti Smith’s book, but Duncan Hannah, who’s an artist, basically gives you his diary. It’s like being a fly on the wall in 1970s New York. Duncan had just arrived from Minneapolis as an art student and was game for anything. He was really into drugs and girls and alcohol and movies and rock ’n’ roll — basically everything that you would expect a young guy to be into during that time. There’s a part about him hanging out with Lou Reed that I love. He doesn’t have such nice things to say about him, but you get this portrait of Lou Reed from such a different point of view. There’s all sorts of great stories in the book. Every bit of it feels like a page out of a movie. It’s an incredible read.
I got into film photography as a teenager. I’ve collected a lot of cameras over the years and this has been my favorite film to shoot with for a while. I love using it in natural light because it picks up halos of light around whatever I photograph in ways that other films don’t. It’s also particularly good for taking photos at night. The colors come out so true to life, so I use it to shoot neon lights or streetlights because I always get incredible results and the grain is really fine.