Interview with Cosmopolitan + Seventeen fashion director Aya Kanai
Aya Kanai started out as a fashion asistant at Teen Vogue and is now the Chief Fashion Director at Hearst Publications overseeing Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Woman's Day Magazines. She is also a judge on Project Runway Junior on Lifetime. She has styled many celebrities througout her career including Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart.
Tell us about yourself
I am born and raised in NYC, about to have a baby and I am the chief fashion director at Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Woman's day.

I love taking care of my skin. Cle de Pau makes the best skincare. Things are so different when you are pregnant! So I've also experimented with different products. I love supporting female run beauty businesses and natural products like Tata Harper, january labs, vitners daughter.
I am obsessed with foundation from Tarte and also CC cream from It cosmetics. Then I use eye shadows from Kevyn aucoin make up. Also I've been enjoying eye shadow glitter pots from bodyography. So so cool! I usually do liquid eyeliner from able cosmetics. Blush from Laura mercier and bronzer by Benefit Cosmetics Hoola.
No real hair process. Just shampoo.

What are your beauty secrets / tips?
Eyebrownmicroblading done by the Eyebrow Doctor, Piret Ava. She is the best in NYC.
What products are on your wish list right now?
Anything with glitter. Any eye gloss. Anything natural skin care products. Anything that makes getting ready in the morning quick as easy.
Favorite beauty brands
  • January Labs
  • Tata Harper
  • Ursa Major
  • Vitners daughter
  • Givenchy beauty
  • Charlotte tilbury
  • Shiseido
  • Cle de Peau
  • Glam glow
  • It cosmetics
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Photos: Coutesy of Aya Kanai
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