About Paris

 Hi, I’m Paris.

I'm 22 years old and I’ve been raised around the makeup industry my entire life. Growing up, my family owned a wholesale cosmetics company in the UK. From the time I was two years old, my sisters used me as their little model and sat me on their bed to do my makeup and hair.

Half of my life was spent in England on the pebbly beaches of Brighton. The other half has been spent on a farm in upstate New York. Being around so many animals, I have developed a genuine love for all creatures big and small. I have, and adore, a Miniature Pinscher named Meiling, who has a tremendous influence over my philosophy.

On both sides of the pond I grew up watching Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and many other classic beauties. They all had a sort of vintage glamour and were not afraid to show their femininity. They wore false lashes, winged liner, and painted lips. Everything was about glamour and looking their best.

I’ve also been fortunate enough to travel the World. In the span of my short life, I’ve been able to visit Asia, Guam and various parts of Europe those experiences, combined with my love for animals and my family’s industry expertise, have undeniably shaped the development of Velvet 59.

Velvet 59 is about capturing vintage glamour from a bygone era and bringing it to the Modern World, while sourcing sustainable, 100% vegan ingredients that also give back to the community. I realize that is a tall order, but I’m here to tackle it and to make it a reality.

Velvet 59 also sources beneficial ingredients never before used in cosmetics such as Sacha Inchi oil, a 100% extra virgin seed oil which is native to the Amazon Rainforest and has been a part of Amazonian life for many generations. This translates to ongoing support for rural Amazonian communities. Both a powerful skin-treatment and a potent anti-aging ingredient, this product is good for the body, good for the planet, and good for the greater community.

You will never see a Velvet 59 product without Meiling's approval. She’s a big fan! I would love to hear from you about your love of makeup, animals, and the environment.