Star Spotlight: Giada De Laurentiis

The host of Giada’s Holiday Handbook and Food Network Star shares her secrets for looking great on and off set.

Photo By: Ben Goldstein

Photo By: Ben Goldstein

Photo By: Jon Paterson

Photo By: Jon Paterson


Giada dishes about her go-to jeans and a beauty product beloved by three generations of her family.

Distressed Denim

"I like Frame jeans for the way they fit and where the pockets land. The black ripped ones are my favorite. They’re torn perfectly at the knee and they have a fray on the bottom instead of a hem."

Photography by Ben Goldstein/Studio D

Everyday Sweater

"My favorite sweater is a cream one from Ralph Lauren. It’s super soft, and because it’s a little shorter in the front and longer in the back, it makes a statement."

Photography by Ben Goldstein/Studio D

Part-Time Shoes

"I usually wear Nikes on set, but that’s the part you don’t see on TV! Otherwise, I go for a wedge heel, especially if I’m going to be on my feet all day. At home, I have a no-shoes policy: I kick them off at the door."

Go-To Shades

"For sunglasses, you can’t go wrong with Tom Ford. I love a classic look and a big frame — a cat-eye is always flattering too!"

Hair Repair

"I love a good hair oil — it keeps my hair shiny after all the curling and straightening, and it has a nice scent. My favorite is Contesta Rock Hair from Italy."

Curls On Demand

“I have naturally curly hair, so that helps when I do the long loose-curls style. But I also use a 1 1/4-inch curling iron to create a loose bend, and I leave out the ends for a more modern look.”

Photography by Jon Paterson/Studio D

Essential Oils

"My grandmother used Janet Sartin cleansing oil, my mother used it and now I use it. I also use Johnson’s Baby Oil to shave and to remove makeup — it’s a great two-in-one when I travel."

Photography by Jon Paterson/Studio D

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