Exclusive: 20 Questions with Entrepreneur Helen Lao Baxter

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We had a chance to catch up with super stylish Orange County-based entrepreneur Helen Lao Baxter and play the RC101 20 Questions game.

Helen is the Marketing Partner for Carsmetics which offers quick cosmetic car repair. Say what? Sign us up! She is also Chief Talent Officer of ClearPath Solutions, a Mom, Wife  and a Board member for two non-profit organizations. Somehow Helen found time to talk to us about how she lives a red carpet lifestyle daily.

Helen Lao Baxter

How would you describe your personal style?

Rocking a simple dress with the right pair of shoes.  

What is in your purse right now?

Hair clip, sunglasses and most importantly my Dior Lip Maximizer – I admit, I’m addicted.

What is the one item in your wardrobe you can’t live without?

A Rebecca Taylor dress.

What is the one clothing item that instantly takes you from feeling blue to feeling phenomenal?

A pair of Valentino rock studs.

What is your go-to beauty product?

Dior Lip Maximizer.  I have one in every purse, makeup bag and even in my car.

What is your beauty splurge?

LaMer crème 

What do you do with a bad hair day? 

Stop in for a Blowout. 

Your go-to nail color?

Nude/natural gel nails

More is more or less is more? 

More is more! 

Effortlessly messy or always done up?

NEVER Messy and not Always done up. I would say I work to try and look effortlessly “put together.”

Who is your celebrity style crush?

Halle Berry – she always looks absolutely fabulous no matter if she is in jeans or wearing a Marchesa gown.

Who is your celebrity role model?

Oprah Winfrey

Who is your favorite designer?

I have so many I love!  Day to Day? Rebecca Taylor, Alice and Olivia and DVF and of course VALENTINO.

What is the most luxurious item in your closet?

My white Giorgio Armani Coat

Cold weather or warm weather fashion?

Warm weather! 

Sunday Funday outfit of choice?

Michelle Maxi dress

Favorite red carpet event of the year?

Golden Globes

Who is the celebrity that never disappoints on the red carpet?

Blake Lively 

Designer that always makes you say wow on the red carpet?

Dior Couture

If you could have drinks with any celebrity who would it be?

Will Ferrell.  I WILL find him this year to have a drink with him to invite him as our “guest of honor” at the 20th Irvine Public School Foundation Gala.  

What is your beverage of choice?

Cakebread Chardonnay

What celebrity do people say you resemble?

London Tipton in the Disney Show The Suite Life of Zac & Cody.  Brenda Song 

Best selfie taking tips?

High up at an angle 

Instagram, Facebook or Twitter? 

Facebook for personal and Twitter for work.


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