Mad Men's Abigail Spencer Shares Her Beauty Secrets

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Nov. 3 2009, Published 3:55 p.m. ET

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The lovely Abigail Spencer plays a teacher — and Don Draper's mistress — on AMC's hit show, Mad Men. And in the current issue of OK!, the 28-year-old stunner shares her beauty and style secrets.

"I'm definitely a minimalist," she says of her beauty philosophy.

"I think working from the inside out is always good," adds Abigail. "You can't just focus it all on the outside. Start with making sure that you don't eat too much junk food, that you're sleeping and that you're drinking enough water. My beauty regimen consists of prenatal vitamins, Pilates and protecting my skin by staying out of the sun."

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Do you have a beauty obsession?

I have become addicted to curling my eyelashes — I don't feel awake if I don't do it — and I love Shu Uemura's eyelash curler. I'm also addicted to cherry ChapStick.

What's the best beauty advice you've ever received?

I've learned the best secrets from my mother, a Jackie O. throwback who gave me some great tips: Take a teaspoon a day of cod liver oil, wear a hat, don't let anyone mess with your eyebrows and take care of your skin from the inside out. So when people ask you what kind of makeup you have on, you can say, "I'm not wearing any!"

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Who are your beauty and fashion icons?

Everyone from Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Coco Chanel, Ali MacGraw, Barbra Streisand to Heidi Klum.


How do you describe your personal style?

I like a simple and tailor classic look with a flattering fit. I would sacrifice "wow" factor for "fit" factor any day. I don't like anything too busy. I grew up on the beach surfing, so I have this inner hippie surfer who wants to wear sundresses and be barefoot all year round. That gets infused somewhere somehow.

Can you give us some fashion tips?

It's important to know what looks right on your body and go with that. Right now my fall uniform is skinny jeans tucked into vintage boots, American Apparel T-Shirts and Elizabeth and James blazers with the sleeves rolled up. I kind of want to wear a blazer over everything since it dresses up a casual outfit and tones down a dressy dress.

Interview by Patricia Ramos


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