Photographer Melinda DiMauro shares her top lifestyle tips:
My go-to wardrobe staples for work are… Black and comfortable and stylish. I have what I call my shoot “uniform”, which is my black wax jeans and some kind of black blouse that’s long because I’m constantly bending down. I need to be able to climb a ladder or lay on the floor in whatever I wear. NYC sidewalks are really hard on the feet, and I have high arches so I always wear some kind of cushion insert in my shoes. I love Amazing Arches from Foot Petals – they are cool little sticky arch support things that you can put in any shoe. So great.
My beauty routine consists of… I’ve been using Proactiv for a few years to help keep my skin clear. I’m always smushing a dirty camera against my face, so it’s essential for me to wash my face when I unwind from a shoot. I also do a class called The Bar Method. I find that if I feel good all over you can see it in my eyes and my face looks more vibrant no matter what kind of makeup I use. Someone told me in college to always put eye cream on every night and I’m thankful that I have! I’m trying to age gracefully…
My healthy eating tips for the workday are… I’m a foodie at heart but when I’m working, eating is all about energy. I need a lot of energy to keep up with my busy life so in general I avoid the carbs that make me foggy and tired. I try to eat some kind of greens at every meal, so at breakfast I’ll toss spinach into a smoothie or with eggs. At lunch a high-protein salad is my go-to meal. My kids and husband are adventurous eaters so we try new foods all the time. It is a great feeling when I make something healthy for my family and they tell me it’s delicious!