Oh, how I adore Angela Simmons! This ‘it’ girl, animal lover and cute boy magnet celebrated her latest launch, a hair extension line called Angela Simmons by Indique, in New York City’s private members-only club Parlor. Actress and star of the upcoming film Sparkle Tika Sumpter, celebrity nail gurus Ginger & Liz, fashion designer Laquan Smith and more super trendy tastemakers feted the new collection by dancing to summer tunes spun by celebrity DJ Jasmine Solano and munching on the tastiest soy pineapple nuggets ever. The energy was alive, everyone felt fresh and free and Angela gave our JustFab-Shoenistas the scoop on her must-have sunglasses (Happy National Sunglasses Day!), girlfriend-to-girlfriend dating advice and, of course, SHOES!
DAISY: Summertime is here and how perfect – your hair collection is called Bikini! I assume you’ll be having tons of fun in the sun. What kind of sunglasses are you into?
ANGELA: Oh, there are so many! I just bought some by Super from Nordstrom and I love them. They’re called Sumner: round, tortoiseshell and super cute. I like big glasses, small glasses; I switch it up!
DAISY: JustFab is all about amazing shoes. You’ve gone out on some pretty great dates with some pretty cute boys. Can you suggest a great first date shoe?
ANGELA: I think it’s important to wear something that makes you feel very sexy, very womanly. I think that’s the key.
DAISY: What makes you feel sexy?
ANGELA: I like high shoes. These [the pair of turquoise patent leather high heel sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti that she wore] are super low for me.
DAISY: Those are low?!?!
ANGELA: Oh, yeah! I”m like a 7-inch or 8-inch heel girl. I’ve worn some pretty high shoes.
DAISY: Any advice for girls in the dating world who are looking for love?
ANGELA: I definitely think it’s important to stay true to yourself. A lot of times women lose themselves. Just love yourself, look beautiful and then date.
DAISY: Now Angela, your makeup. Flawless! Skin? Flawless! What are your beauty secrets?
ANGELA: Well, I don’t really like a lot of makeup. But when I go out, sometimes I like to do it. But I wash my face night and day. Morning and night. You have to do it both times and make sure you get all of your makeup off. Makeup wipes, staying moisturizer, sunscreen… all of that stuff is important.
Like Swizz Beatz said, “You fancy, huh?” Hair done, nails done… and thanks to mini mogul Angela Simmons, yes, we are oh, so fancy! Bikini is available at Indique boutiques and online at Indiquehair.com.