Just hearing the way Shawna Olsten talks about her everyday must-haves shows that she must work creatively. Previously the VP Global Brand Director at Native, she's responsible for their fun and witty branding. She also has some cheeky essentials and when she tells you why she needs them, you just might set out to find some of this stuff for yourself. Check out her #NEEDS below!
Issey Miyake Boa Boa Tote
I consider this the canvas tote of the future. I can put this bag down on anything, fold it up into a tiny square, and fill it with tons of stuff. I bought it in Tokyo over 5 years ago and I still use it all the time.
Organic California Grown Smudging Stick
For clearing bad vibes because good vibes only.
Karen Walker Sunglasses
Every woman needs a pair of extra large + extra dark sunglasses. You'll survive anything.
Garrett Leight Glasses
You'll double your screentime capability with reading glasses. Bonus, you look smarter.
Travel Perfume Atomizer
Always have a spray handy without risking the TSA confiscating your bottle. I refuse to check luggage.
Urban Ears Medis Headphones
Apparently, they stopped making this model which is a HUGE mistake. This is the only in-ear headphone I'll wear. I have 3 sets in different colors.
iPhone + Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Duh. Highly recommend you upgrade to the newest version. Not shown in photo: Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. This is the best Kanye album EVER hands down, no arguments. I will never get sick of this album.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Unscented
Unscented is major key. This is a savior, I put this stuff on everything. Hot tip, when you get on a plane put some of this inside of your nose. No more dry nose or shark boogers, and you won't get sick. I can hit a 14-hour flight and survive 5 days in Vegas as long as I have this.
Anastasia Brow Wiz
I've graduated to eyebrow gel. I recommend Maybelline Brow Drama or Glossier Boy Brow. The bigger the brows the better. Do not skimp! Do not tweeze!
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat
I put this stuff on everything too.
It seriously works, perfect color every time. Put 8 cream on top so that you don't dry out your lips.
Vega Sport Sugar-Free Energizer
This stuff is amazing. Drink it 30 mins before your workout and prepare to pump it up!
Native Enamel Lip Pin
This is a vintage piece. Keep it Lite. Always a good reminder.
Green Juice (all greens no apple or pear)
Drink your greens!
Penny Frances Apothecary Body Oil
Made in small batches by my beautiful friend Saz. A body moisturizer that actually works and makes you feel amazing.
Woodlot Travel Candle Original Scent
It instantly feels like home. Petroleum-free, gmo-free, and phthalate-free. Made in Vancouver.
Sunday's Grocery Matches
See above, and they have yellow tips...dope.
This is actually a bottle opener disguised as a button ;)
Tangerine Quartz + Wishbone Necklace
I usually just keep this in my purse and throw it on under my shirt when needed. Keeps my head on straight.
Squishy memory foam ones, you never know when you might have to catch some Z's.
Urban Spa Silk Eye Pillow with French Lavender
This is the best sleep mask on the market. The band is velcro so you can set it to any size. It won't ruin your hair, smells chill, and has little eye pillows so no light can get in.
These are the eyedrops that make your eyes feel like they will burn out of your face for about 3 seconds. But it's worth it for the beautiful, white doll eyes coming your way soon after.
Chuckit! Classic Ball Launcher
I have two dogs. Have you ever picked up a dog ball with your hand? Yeah, gross, me either.
Photo by: Fahim Kassam