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Hunter Dixon: Beauty in Action

These hardworking Southern belles stay stylish in the big city. Learn how they do it.

It’s a classic story: two girls leave home and move to the Big Apple to pursue their dreams. In this case, it was Jennifer Dixon and Hunter Bell (from North and South Carolina, respectively) and they’re happy to let their Southern sensibilities inform their New York-based clothing line. The two friends joined forces three years ago to start Hunter Dixon, which they describe as “classic, colorful clothing with a modern twist.” We asked them to share their product picks, favorite fall looks, and more.

Always in Your Bag

Jennifer: I love ‘little bags,’ bags within bags. Within my always-oversized handbag I have a Clare Vivier black bag. Within that: a Katherine Kwei killer python wallet, Mason Pearson brush, mints David Yurman box chain (perfect to throw on as a necklace or bracelet), and Hunter Dixon makeup brocade bag. Within that lil bag: MAC Eye Kohl, fresh Supernova Mascara, and Jouer Lip Enhancer. This lip enhancer is a conditioning treatment that I am obsessed with and it is great for winter.

Hunter: The bigger the handbag, the better. I always have Dr. Hauschka’s hand cream during the cold winter months. Two pairs of sunglasses: Ray-Bans preferred. WWD every day. Tons of vitamins, thanks to Jen! Sketch pad, fabric swatches, scissors, tape measure. Lipstick in every color.

Season’s Best Looks

Hunter: Since I’m from the South where color rules, the bright tones are my favorite, especially red. I think wearing head to toe prints is a really fresh look for the season, and Hunter Dixon’s faux fur Caden vest is a must to complete the fur trend that's happening.

Easiest Way to Jazz Up a Boring Look

Jennifer: I’m obsessed with a smokey eye and really couldn’t live without MAC Eye Kohl in Blooz, a blackish blue. If I’m running from the office to an after-work meeting or drink, I just take one minute to put on some eyeliner and re-touch my mascara. It’s an instant glamazon transformation.

Beauty Treatments Worth The Splurge

Jennifer: I try to be very careful about what I put into my body and keep it toxin-free. I think juice cleanses and weekly massages are a great investment.

Hunter: I never feel guilty after a massage or a facial and highly recommend these to my friends. You feel rejuvenated afterwards. Our industry is so fast-paced that it’s nice to treat yourself and unwind.

On Missing the South

Jennifer: I sometimes miss the pleasantries of service with a smile — a ‘Hello, how is your day going?’ at a supermarket or drugstore. The slower pace of the South can be very endearing.

Hunter: I miss the trees in South Carolina and being able to hop in my car and drive to my family’s beach house. I also miss being so close to family. The older you get, the more you realize the importance of family.

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