For Moda Operandi, the decision to launch its beauty destination was a logical next step to round out what cofounder and chief brand officer Lauren Santo Domingo calls the “Moda lifestyle.” The platform, after all, is known for its unique fashion and design point of view, expressed through its trunk show model and emphasis on emerging designers. “For me personally, I’m excited about the convenience of it all: being able to buy my sunscreen with my swimwear, a fantastic red lipstick with an evening gown, or a hydrating serum with my skiwear,” she tells Vogue.
In typical Moda fashion, the beauty edit is highly curated—spearheaded by Jessica Matlin, who took on the role of Moda’s beauty director in May 2022. As a beauty industry veteran, having worked as a magazine editor, Matlin brings a discerning eye to help shoppers quickly discover the best of the best without perusing what often feels like endless items to choose from. “The glut of products and lines is overwhelming for everyone, even a beauty director,” expresses Matlin in a press release. “Too much of a good thing is, in fact, too much.”
JOANNA CZECH THE CLEANSING WIPES
“As much as I’d like to be someone that religiously follows a six-step skin-care routine, nobody’s perfect,” admits Santo Domingo. “Joanna Czech’s wipes (essentially the grown-up version of the Neutrogena ones we all used in our teens) have a firm spot in my bedside drawer, perfect for those nights when I just want to crash after an event and not wake up with mascara on my pillowcase.”