When we say that Erika Bearman has one of the best jobs in the world, we aren’t exaggerating. As the SVP of Communications for Oscar de la Renta, Bearman is the genius behind the fashion house’s social media presence, OscarPrGirl. She’s constantly tweeting, instagraming, pinning, and tumbling to give her followers the inside scoop of what her often chic day-to-day entails.
As one of our style icons, we’re brimming with excitement to announce that we’ll be hosting a Twitter chat with OscarPrGirl tomorrow! At 2pm, join our convo with the fashion darling by using the hashtag #AskOscarPRGirl—and ask Erika all of your burning questions. To get your creative juices flowing and provide some inspiration about what to ask everyone’s fave PR girl, check out our quick Q&A with her below.
Erika showing off some new shades.
Birchbox: Of all the ODLR pieces you own, which is your favorite?
Erika: Probably my very first piece from Oscar: an evergreen alpaca belted coat with a big fox fur collar. It’s sort of ’70s. I’m just so in love with it.
BB: What fall trend are you most excited about? What about beauty trends?
E: It’s not really a trend, but Oscar showed a ton of ice blue, which I think is really beautiful and I can’t wait to wear it. For beauty I think maybe a “no makeup” face with a dark lip.
A look at her medicine cabinet.
BB: What are your top three all-time must-have beauty products?
BB: The best part of your job is…
E: Oscar himself.
Apparently, these are “work shoes.”
BB: How many pairs of shoes are in your closet? What are some standouts?
E: Not as many as you might think, because I usually fall in love with a shoe and I wear it for three months straight, and at that point, sometimes you have to part ways. What everyone always thinks is hilarious is that I don’t have any proper flats. I have these wooden Dr. Scholls sandals that I love which are sort of flats, but that’s about it. I love to be barefoot, but I hate flat shoes.
A typical pre-event shot.
BB: Who are your style icons? Where do you look for style inspiration?
E: Annette de la Renta. Gwyneth in the ’90s. Madonna in Truth or Dare. Bond girls. Hip Hop.
BB: What’s your go-to makeup look? Do you have a signature beauty or hair look?
I like my face to be shiny. I’ll basically put anything on my cheekbones to make them glisten, like chapstick, olive oil, whatever. And I use a ton of mascara. I like my eyelashes to look as unnatural as possible. Regarding my hair, it’s usually pretty messy. I go through phases with it and right now, it’s like I-don’t-own-a-hairdryer or something.
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