From first glance, Lauren Remington Platt appears to have it all. Statuesque, poised and intelligent, the 26-year-old looks more Westport, Conn., than West Village. Graduating from Columbia University in 2006, Platt became a research analyst at a hedge fund. Swapping out her Chanel jackets for chaos theory, long hours at the office left Platt only minutes and a mascara wand before hitting the benefit circuit post-work. This prompted the platinum-haired beauty to start Vênsette.com, a members-only Web site that allows its users to select from pre-styled hair and makeup options, starting at $250 for in-home visits by professional hair and makeup artists. Makeup options range from a natural, sun-kissed look to red-lipped Grace Kelly regalness, while hair styles run the gamut from a slicked-back ponytail (The Tribeca) to a classic, iron-straight middle part à la Gwyneth Paltrow at the Oscars. With an international gaggle of good-looking clients that include the model Anouk Lepere and Monaco royal Charlotte Casiraghi, who better than Platt to tell you how to put your best face forward.
Lauren Remington Platt, photographed at her family estate, Hartley House, in Morristown, New Jersey, under a portrait of her great-great-great-grandfather Marcellus Hartley, owner of Remington Arms.
Name: Lauren Remington Platt.
Secondary School: The Pingry School.
College: Columbia College, Columbia University.
Job: Financial analyst at a hedge fund; strategist for a Brazilian fashion company; applying to M.B.A. programs.
Ambition: To be the C.E.O. of an international fashion house.
One day I hope to: “Change and empower the female image in the media.”
Causes: “Robin Hood Foundation and Solar 2, the nation’s first carbon-neutral, net-zero-energy building.”
Favorite spots in the world: “Hartley Farms, New Jersey; Chez l’Ami Louis, Paris; and Brazil!”
Favorite Books: Eugene Onegin, On the Road, Too Big to Fail.
Would love to have dinner with: “Marissa Mayer and Tyler Brûlé.”
You can never have too many: “Opportunities mixed with good luck.”
So @Meg, yeah I think it's safe to say she's from money.
She really pulls off classic style. Most people her age are more trendy - she looks great!
I guess she may have been young for her year, started university at 17 years old, and doing a 4 year degree would mean she graduated at 20? Still, to have your own business, she must be clever and entrepreneurial. She certainly appears that way in interviews.
As noted above, she comes from the family that created Remington arms (i.e. shotguns, rifles, etc.) - so yeah, safe to say her family certainly helped with her hedge fund hookups and/or financing her business. that said, she still chose to start her own business, work the hours of a hedge fund - when she could have just lounged.
I love her style - it's just suits her so well. She has really come into her own in recent years.
She is so stunning, and incredibly elegant. On top of the fact that she's intelligent and actually works for a living, I love that she hasn't whittled down her nose like her socialite peers or bleached her hair to death. She, and her style, is like something out of a movie.