10 WITH THE CO-FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF WANDER BEAUTY
LINDSAY ELLINGSON, JET-SETTING SUPERMODEL, SPENT HER DAYS MULTITASKING, BUT HER BEAUTY PRODUCTS WEREN’T DOING THE SAME. Together with entrepreneur and mom of two, Divya Gugnani, they launched Wander Beauty to create fewer, better, beauty essentials, so that every step in your routine gives you maximum impact with minimum effort. Each multitasker is enriched with luxurious skin-loving ingredients inspired by their travels all over the globe.
The quintessential California girl, Lindsay Ellingson, was born the middle of three daughters in a close-knit family not far from Palm Springs. Her lifelong love of science led her to the University of California San Diego, where she had planned to study biology. However, shortly after her arrival, fate intervened when she was discovered by a modeling agency. She moved to Paris where her first appointment was with legendary designer John Galliano, who promptly cast the 5’10” beauty in her first ever modeling job: the opening slot of his Christian Dior show.
Since that fortuitous moment, Lindsay’s career has been on a trajectory she could have never imagined. Fashion labels as varied as Valentino, Chanel, Givenchy, Balenciaga and Gucci loyally cast Lindsay as a muse for runway shows in New York, Paris and Milan. Her ethereal beauty has graced campaigns for Dolce and Gabbana and Tommy Hilfiger. She has also been featured in the American, British, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and German editions of Vogue, as well as Allure and GQ magazines, and has graced the covers of numerous magazines.
Lindsay made her first appearance on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show runway in 2007 and was tapped as one of the brand’s aptly titled “Angels.” She is a force in fashion and beauty with a strong following across her social platforms. Lindsay has worked with the industry’s most talented makeup artists all over the world. Her passion for beauty was sparked as she spent countless hours in the makeup chair absorbing valuable knowledge about makeup formulas and application from the top makeup artists in the world.
In 2015, Lindsay and Divya Gugnani Co-founded Wander Beauty, a beauty brand designed to keep you gorgeous on the go with fewer, better beauty essentials. Wander Beauty’s streamlined multitaskers are created for the time-starved woman, inspired by Lindsay and Divya’s mutual love of travel and always on-the-go lifestyle. Lindsay enjoys developing innovative products with her team and creating beautiful content to bring the brand to life. We caught up with Lindsay to chat about her top ten favorite things!