Our June cover star spills on all of her current must-haves.

By Samantha Simon
Updated May 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am
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We photographed Carey Mulligan in Paris on March 2, days before the world as we knew it came to a screeching halt. Strolling along the Seine river in colorful looks from Coach, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, the British actress wasn’t daunted by chilly temps (she sported a hot-pink Chanel cropped top in 39 degrees like a champ). When it rained, she ducked into Café Louis Philippe, our home base for the day, before heading to the renowned Berthillon ice-cream shop for an afternoon treat.

Once the skies cleared, we headed to the Eiffel Tower for our last shot, a pre-quarantine moment that Mulligan appreciates now more than ever. “There were huge crowds of people traveling to see the monument that day, and all of that has more poignancy now,” she says. “I suppose when it’s all taken away, we see things differently. It’s a privilege.”

We asked our cover star to share what's getting her through quarantine, from a fittingly-titled book—It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (and Other Lies)—and La Mer face masks to the destination she dreams of visiting when travel resumes. Here are 13 of her favorite things.

Skincare Saviors

"iS Clinical everything and Joanna Czech's face roller."

Courtesy iS Clinical; Courtesy Joanna Czech

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex: $44; dermstore.com

Joanna Czech Facial Massager: $189; joannaczech.com

Home Essential

"Diptyque's Baies candle."

Courtesy Diptyque

Signature Shades

"YSL sunglasses."

Courtesy Saint Laurent

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Dream Destination

"Le Coucou in Méribel, France."

Courtesy Le Coucou Méribel

Top Shopping Spot

Courtesy Couverture & The Garbstore

Lip MVP 

"Glossier lip balm."

Best Bag 

"Loewe's little mini crossbody."

Wardrobe Staple 

"La Ligne jumper."

Courtesy La Ligne

Binge-Worthy Show 

"Love Is Blind on Netflix."

Courtesy Netflix

Beauty Splurge 

"La Mer face masks."

Current Read 

"It’s Not OK to Feel Blue (and Other Lies), by Scarlett Curtis."

Brow Necessity

"Glossier Boy Brow."

Shoe Obsession 

"Gucci sneakers."

Go-To Designers 

"Gucci, Prada, YSL, The Row."

Courtesy Gucci; Courtesy Chanel
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For more stories like this, pick up the June issue of InStyle, now available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download.