BEAUTY TALK…WITH KELTIE KNIGHT

Keltie Knight is a blonde bundle of energy, irrepressible and full of life. Playing to her strengths, Knight channeled all that energy into a successful brand that includes celebrity correspondent, author and the personality behind A Pretty Heart blog on Buzznet, attracting over 8 million readers monthly. We catch up with the former Rockette to talk beauty, fashion and Hollywood.

THE MULTI-FACETED KELTIE KNIGHT

HOME SWEET HOME: My hometown is actually a “hamlet” called Sherwood Park, in Alberta, Canada. It’s exactly what you would expect – cold, in the middle of nowhere and filled with the most lovely people ever.

A ROCKETTE’S STORY: My childhood dream was always to move to New York and dance on Broadway. What I lacked in technique and perfection, I made up for in determination and drive. I danced with the Rockettes for five seasons, and in-between my childhood dream coming true, I discovered…LOVE. I turned that experience into a memoir called “Rockettes, Rockstars and Rockbottom” and it’s become known and THE breakup book you give your girlfriends when they get their hearts smashed.

FIRST GIG IN HOLLYWOOD: I was a dancer in the very first Kanye West music video, before he was famous, and they promised to pay me $150 at the end of the day, and didn’t so…Kanye, pay up buddy!

ALL ABOUT ‘A PRETTY HEART’: Aprettyheart.com is my blog, and it’s all about beauty, inside and out. I love fashion, trends, celebrity, but I also love to write inspirational #heartblogs and discuss being a strong, fearless woman (because sometimes that can be hard.)

A DAY IN THE CITY OF ANGELS: My day starts at 4:30. I am on The Insider set by 5:15 going over the news of the day with our Executive Producer and whole team. After that, I head into hair and makeup, write my scripts for the show, film the show, do various fixes and voice overs for my stories, and then after lunch, I head out into the “field” to shoot movie junkets, red carpets and other celebrity interviews. Most days, I get home around 8 pm. Try to fit in some yoga or reading, and make sure I am asleep as early as possible for the next day!

UNFORGETTABLE RED CARPET MOMENT: I was interviewing Bradley Cooper and I turned to say something off-camera as he walked away after we were done, and when I turned back to my side, Julia Roberts was standing one foot from me just staring at me and giggling. It actually took me a moment to catch my breath, and she noticed and said “It’s okay, I can’t speak after I see Bradley Cooper either!” The truth was of course, I was breathless because it was Julia Roberts, the biggest movie star in the world!

#1 BEAUTY SECRET: Stay out of the sun. People always comment on my skin and youthful glow. I haven’t been in the sun without SPF 50 and a hat on in a decade. Even the best products in the world cannot fix sun damage!

BEST BODY FEATURE: After 25 years of dance, I would have to say my legs. I like them!

DESIGNER ADDICTION: I really cannot have enough Chanel. I search it out at vintage stores, and am constantly looking for pre-owed gems from the 90’s to add to my collection.

PRIZED FASHION POSSESSION: A 90’s vintage Chanel jacket with detachable lace cuffs. I always feel like a million bucks when it is draped over my shoulders.

SHOE FETISH: Currently loving my Valentino Rockstuds, and bright yellow Saint Laurent Pumps. When I wear those yellow pointy toe heels, I feel like I can take over the whole world.

TREND YOU LOVE: Messy, dirty hair that isn’t perfect. Short nails. Lingerie as daywear.

TREND YOU WISH WOULD DIE: Creepers. I don’t get that shoe.

CELEBRITY CLOSET YOU’D LOVE TO RAID: Nicole Richie.

KELTIE AT 'DIVERGENT' PREMIERE WITH KATE WINSLET (IMAGE COURTESY OF BIG PICTURE MEDIA)

KELTIE’S BEAUTY BIBLE: Eat greens, get sleep, do the totally annoying, but so worth it 9 step ZO Skincare regime both morning and night. Perfect skin really is the best accessory!

INSIDE KELTIE’S MAKE UP BAG:

Stila BB cream:

STILA BB CREAM

Stila Stay All Day Black Liner:

STILA STAY ALL DAY BLACK LINER

Stila Convertible color in peony (for blush and lips):

STILA CONVERTIBLE COLOR

Lise Watier undercover concealer:

LISE WATIER UNDERCOVER CONCEALER

MAC long wear lip gloss in Ready or Not!:

MAC LONGWEAR LIPGLASS

Vanity Mark Ultrabrow pencil in Blonde:

VANITYMARK ULTRA BROW PENCIL

The NAKED palette:

THE NAKED PALETTE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY WIL FOSTER

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