Wake Up Call

How do you spend the first five minutes of your day? In our Wake Up Call series, we take a look inside the morning routines of people we admire to inspire our own AM rituals, and put our best foot forward.  See All

When it comes to style, Linda Rodin is ALL the things we want to be: fresh, unexpected, down-t0-earth, and always individualistic. She’s known around the beauty and fashion industry for her incredible face oil, which began as a hobby in her own New York kitchen. She would mix her own oils from things like jojoba and neroli, then give them out as gifts to friends. After years of working as a stylist for publications like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Linda founded her own beauty line in 2008 called RODIN olio lusso. Since then her products have amassed a cult following, as has Linda herself: the silver-haired beauty has over 126k followers on instagram and counting.

We’re big fans of Rodin here at Team CS, so we were more than a little excited when she agreed to let us tag along during her morning beauty routine. For Linda, daily beauty is all about simplicity, glasses, and a good lipstick. Take notes.

photo by rebecca pollack

The first thing you do when you wake up in the morning:

Get dressed and take out Winky for a walk and for my cappuccino. 

photo by rebecca pollack

How long does your morning routine take start to finish?

One hour —  half an hour for Winks and half an hour for me. 

photo by petra collins

Finish this sentence: I never leave the house without _________.

Lipstick and glasses. 

photo by rebecca pollack

Do you stick to the same hair and makeup routine every day, or do you like to experiment? 

I’m quite boring. Always the same. 

photo via the telegraph

What do you eat for breakfast?

A banana.

Your favorite getting-ready soundtrack?


photo by rebecca pollack

Do you have a signature scent?

My own. RODIN and RODIN bis. 

What’s your healthiest morning habit?

Walking Winky. 

And your worst morning habit?

Hmmmm… Having a cappuccino on an empty stomach. 

photo by leslie kirchhoff

What do you love about what you do for a living?

Being creative and making things that people appreciate and value. 

photo by rebecca pollack

Do you work out in the mornings?

My only “workout” is walking my doggie a few times a day. 

Daily uniform?

Levi’s and sneakers.

photo by ari seth cohen

One word to describe your mornings:

The film Ground Hog Day.

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Comments (8)
  1. 1
    Kathy March 29, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    She is so beautiful!

  2. 2
    Diane Smith March 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    What a fun interview! I loved peaking into Linda’s routine and meeting her precious Winky.
    Such a beautiful and creative lady. Her products are amazing!!!

  3. 3
    Mel August 21, 2017 at 2:38 am

    She is such a style icon, an inspiration. Love how eclectic her home is.. would love to spend some time digging through all the bits and pieces she has curated in her home.. looks beautiful.

  4. 4
    Olivia K March 18, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    I am so fascinated with her, she really is just the coolest.

  5. 5
    Alison March 21, 2019 at 7:49 am

    She is amazing.
    She is also an inspiration to all women of every age.
    I would love to hear more.
    I am in a transition phase of my life and love to hear how women are living their best life. It keeps me motivated to go for what makes me happy instead of playing it safe.

  6. 6
    Jan April 9, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Does Linda work Internet social networking?
    Does she still drink 2 glasses of sauvignon blanc (crisp!) daily?

  7. 7
    Teresa January 16, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    The more I read about Linda , the more I love her what a wonderful woman, but I would love to know how she stays so gloriously thin ?

  8. 8
    Julie October 30, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    I love her….I want to be her someday! I am 62. ?