The Oregon-based brand Olio E Osso is the brainchild of former hair stylist and fashion stylist Paola LaMorticella, who created her first balm for her son's sensitive skin. The line has since expanded to include six different lip balm shades as well as skincare.
Last night, taking a break from Fashion Week festivities, I attended the launch party for Julia Turshen's cookbook, Small Victories, hosted by Sofia Coppola, with a small care package of Olio E Osso goodies. It was apparently unneeded. "I asked them to make a lip balm shade for the gift bags!" she exclaimed when I gave them to her…
The shade distributed that evening was called—what else?—“Sofia.” It is a sheer berry red that gives lips that just-been-kissed look that her lips preternaturally possess. I immediately dabbed the balm over my meager lips, with Coppola's eyes following me. When I finished, she seemed pleased. “Now you’ve got a nice little bit of color!”
Thank you for your support, Jane and Sophia!