Jenna Lyons is cool, simply put. During her time as creative director and president of J.Crew, the designer’s eye for fresh styling helped the brand dust off it’s reputation as that place where your suburban aunt bought pressed chinos to becoming a go-to destination for pieces both trendy and timeless.

Serving face in her signature black, chunky frames and bold, red lip, Lyons represented a new dress code where preppy basics were seamlessly paired with unexpected touches like Nike high tops. It was the perfect uniform for a lady boss who defined style on her own terms, and her vision drew admirers in everyone from Oprah to Solange to former First Lady Michelle Obama.

After graduating from Parsons New School of Design with a degree in fine arts, Lyons joined J. Crew as a junior designer in 1990. After nearly three decades of working her way up the ladder— and receiving several accolades, including being named Glamour‘s Woman of the Year in 2012—she announced her departure from the brand in 2017.

Since then, the mother of one has been busy working behind the scenes to create a platform that merges her love of fashion, interior design, and beauty. The latter came in the form of the debut of her new beauty brand Loveseen. Created with makeup artist Troi Ollivierre, Loveseen released its first collection of perfectly wispy faux lashes this past September.

Next up is Stylish with Jenna Lyons, a new show premiering December 3 on HBO Max. Part documentary, part competition the show will give a rare glimpse into how Lyons gets it all done—from contracted home renovations to launching Loveseen—with the help of her stylist Sarah Clary, head of business operations Kyle Deford, and a group of aspiring creative talents vying for the opportunity to join her team.

“I realized that so much of what I spent my time doing when not working was renovations and home stuff,” she tells Glamour. “In particular, I found I was being asked the same questions by friends who had all different levels of monetary opportunities. Some were just trying to pull it together, and some had the money to spend, but they all had the same questions and problems. I felt these were the things that really connected and were a part of my life and what I’m really excited about.”

Each episode will be focused on a task—a home makeover or reigniting a person’s love for fashion—but the three key elements of interior design, fashion, and beauty will be woven throughout. See a clip, below:

To coincide with the premiere, Lyons has also launched a virtual pop-up shop with @popupish featuring a selection of brands she’s personally curated. By promoting local businesses creating interesting and innovative products, Lyons hopes she can help them get some shine along with crucial financial support.

In the midst of raising her son, Beckett, overseeing a new brand, and preparing for her life to be broadcasted across the airwaves and internet streams, Lyons also spoke to Glamour for Your Fave’s Faves about her favorite things, including the skin cream she “swears to god” is one of the best products she’s ever used. Read on.

My favorite fashion buys of the moment

I’m deeply attached to my Work in Progress Carhartt pants, and I have this Valentino shirt that has feathers all over it. I have no place to wear it, but it’s still my favorite thing. It was the most impulsive, ridiculous explosion of pre-Covid madness. I went to the Valentino store to just try on this dress—I couldn’t afford it, but I was like, “Let me just take a look.” When I was there, they were doing this special thing where you could customize a white shirt. I’m a sucker for a white shirt, and I went a little cuckoo for coco puffs and bought three of them. It was literally the most impulsive thing I’ve ever done. I got one that is a tuxedo, one that has the feathers all over it, and one that has these crazy ruffles down the sleeve. But the feather one is by far my favorite.

Valentino Feather Embroidery Poplin Shirt

$2500.00, Valentino

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The loungewear I live in

Annie Clark (St. Vincent) did a collaboration with Outdoor Voices, and the cut on the sweatpants is so good and the sweatshirt has the cutest little crop. I had never owned a sweatsuit combo in my life, and then it just so happened that I was sent a few of them. I’m so into it.

How I keep my skin glowing, even in the winter

Let’s just acknowledge one thing first: I am not a baby, so glowing is a really high bar. I would say keep my skin…from not looking dead. I do have this stuff that I swear to god is probably one of the best products I’ve ever used. They’re not paying me to say this and haven’t sent me any of it. I’ve bought it, and I’m not going to lie: It’s not cheap. It’s the Biologique Recherche Creme Masque Vernix. Every time I wear it people say, “Your skin looks great!” And I’m like, “OK, great, I’m gonna go buy more.” The one thing I will say is that it doesn’t smell so good. So don’t go in for sexy time with it on, because it’s not happening.

The skincare product I always go back to

There’s this stuff called Weleda Skin Food that’s over the counter, simple, and straight-forward. It smells great, it’s super reparative, and the quality is amazing. It’s my one go-to that I always pull out. I keep it in my travel case just because, especially if it’s dry. It’s also really great not just for the face but for elbows, knees, and heels.

Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream

$19.00, Weleda

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My go-to makeup routine for Zoom

I have the fastest makeup routine you’ve ever seen. The key to my quick routine is Dior Backstage Airflash—it’s an airbrush foundation, fucking brilliant. I can put my foundation on in literally a hot second. I then use a wet sponge that softens it in the eyes and nose area. I do have to be careful because I have no eyelashes and, really, no eyebrows, so I can spray it directly on my face. You’re not supposed to do that.

I’m also a fan of the Kaja Cheeky Stamp Brush. You punch it on your face, and it leaves little hearts. It’s so cute!

Dior Airflash Spray Foundation

$62.00, Dior

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Kaja Cheeky Stamp Blush

$24.00, Sephora

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How I wind down

I’m not the best winder downer, I won’t lie. I’m trying to be better at it. My favorite thing was to go out to dinner. That has been a really hard part of living through Covid for me. I used to go to dinner with my son, and we’d just sit down and talk for an hour and a half. It was super restorative, and I just love that process of deep diving with someone.

I am obsessed with The Crown and The Undoing. I’ve watched all of The Queen’s Gambit. I’m deep diving on everything right now and that is nice, to be able to enjoy high quality and beautifully made shows.

Books I’ve been into lately

I’ve been reading Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, which was a gift. Other books I’ve been into have been Untamed by Glennon Doyle, Educated by Tara Westover, and There, There by Tommy Orange. I have a hard time reading one book at a time, but I love that!

“The Waves” by Virgina Woolf

$16.00, Amazon

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The last item I purchased for my house

A toilet. Yep. My toilet was leaking, and it needed to be replaced, so the last thing I purchased was a toilet.

My favorite toilet is from DEA Bathroom Machineries. It’s a place in California that restores vintage toilets, and they have one that is an art deco toilet—but instead of having one unit where the bowl and the toilet are connected, it actually has a toilet tank and a brass pipe that connects it to the bowl. It’s much more elegant than those heavier, big ones. However, it wouldn’t have fit in my bathroom, so I got a Kohler Tresham. It’s a square toilet; I don’t like round ones. And then I got the Lefroy Brooks seats, because I only like wood toilet seats and they have to have heavy, dense hardware.

Kohler Tresham Toilet

$998.00, Kohler

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Michella Oré is an editorial assistant at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @michellaor.

Originally Appeared on Glamour