Westworld's Tessa Thompson Shares Her 11 Favorite Things
If you, like us, are in the throes of binge-watching Westworld, then you're familiar with Tessa Thompson's impressive turn as Charlotte Hale, the executive director of the Delos board. No surprise here: The actress, who was thrust into the national spotlight in Justin Simien's 2014 Sundance favorite Dear White People, is just as awesome IRL—not to mention incredibly low-key when it comes to fashion and beauty. Her current obsession? Oversized vintage sweaters. "I don't believe in being underdressed or overdressed," she said recently by phone. "If you feel good, you look good." We caught up with Thompson to find out more of her favorite things, from the label she loves to the face mask she'd never want to see discontinued. Scroll down to see her go-to picks. Take notes, guys.
"Rodarte's pieces always have a sense of humor. This season was inspired by bumblebees."
"I'm a big bath person. Adding salts to the tub is a great way to relax."
"Morocco has the most incredible style. I daydream about moving there."
BOOK CLUB RECOMMENDATION
"I'm reading My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Each book [in the Neapolitan series] is gorgeous and impossible to put down."
"Skyn's Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels are great for depuffing and cooling the eyes."
"To escape the daily grind, I stay at Eleven, a quiet two-room inn on the coast in Bolinas, Calif."
From $165/night; 11wharfroad.com
"A silk slip dress and a pair of Stan Smiths."
"When I'm feeling down, I listen to my father's band, Chocolate Genius Inc. It reminds me of home."
FACE MASK I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT
"Eminence's Eight Greens Phyto Mask is really spicy and fantastic. You feel like you have baby skin after applying it."
GO-TO WORKOUT CLASS
"If you do Pop Physique often, it dramatically changes your body."
From $25/class; popphysique.com
"I carry my Mifland backpack everywhere, because it's big enough to fit everything. I have a habit of chucking bags on the floor when I'm working, but in this case it's fine because the bottom is jet black."