Meet the Muse: Elizabeth Reaser

Elizabeth Reaser is our favorite type of actress – the kind that can turn her hand as easily to a blockbuster as to a Broadway play, the kind with the confidence and talent to make you believe in either an art house character or a mega star in a Hollywood blockbuster.

And off screen, she embodies what we look for in our MUSESstrength, independence, intelligence, and a flare for the dramatic, though that, perhaps, comes with the territory…

Brought up in Michigan and trained at Juilliard in New York, Reaser has crossed our screens and radars in everything from comedies such as The Family Stone to blockbusters such as the Twilight series (in which she plays Esme Cullen) TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy to the period drama Sweet Land, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as best actress. At Kotur, we are lucky enough to work with her supporting FilmAid – a charity close to both our hearts for it’s use of film and media in education worldwide. A proud supporter of the initiative, Reaser has frequently carried our Limited edition FilmAid clutch to raise it’s profile. Beyond her work as an actress and in support of the charity, she is also extremely good company, the sort of woman you could talk anything from shop to shoes and back with, a Hollywood regular with a refreshingly down to earth approach and, quite simply, a lot of fun to be around. Here, she answers Kotur’s questions.

KOTUR: What’s in your make-up bag?

Elizabeth: Sunscreen, Giorgio Armani foundation, black mascara, blue-charcoal eyeliner, really old Chanel blush and translucent loose powder

K: Do you have a beauty secret?

Sunscreen, sleep and healthy food

What would be your desert island essentials?

A friend. And snacks.

What do you wear on a fat day?

Cozy dresses

How would your female friends describe your style?

I just texted my friend and she very kindly said, “relaxed chic

What’s the most treasured item in your wardrobe?

A really soft sweatshirt someone left at my house in 7th grade

Is there anything in your wardrobe you should get rid of but can’t?

That same sweatshirt! I still don’t know whose it is.

What do you never leave home without?

The phone

Hot date night with your partner, what do you wear?

I try to throw some heels on and a comfortable dress.

When home alone, what do you wear?

It used to be a lot of sweatpants but now I’m more into a house dress.

What do you wear to bed?

A nightshirt

You’re the fashion police for a day, what do you ban?


Have you ever worn anything you now regret?

Yes, but I’ve blocked them all out!

How high is too high a heel?

Anything you can’t walk in. I love to walk.

How old is too old for jeans?

No rules.

If you could live in any other time for its fashion, when would you choose?

The 1930s

What is your most recent purchase?

A We Are Handsome bathing suit and black Gizeh birkenstocks

Can you judge a book by its cover?

I shouldn’t but I do, sometimes.

What are your bad habits?

Where do I begin?
What’s your greatest extravagance?

Travel, food and wine

What are your guilty pleasures?

Great food and wine. The internet.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Work hard. Be nice.

What’s your favorite smell?

The ocean

What’s your idea of a great holiday?

Being in the water somewhere

What are you most proud of?

The work I’ve done on my life

What are you least proud of?

Time I’ve wasted.

What is your pure bliss?

Being in water.

Who or what would you like to be reincarnated as in your next life?

Beyonce looks like fun. Or Jack White

What would you eat for your last supper?

A cinnamon roll and some dry champagne. Or a great burrito and a margarita

If you could meet someone from history who would it be?

Anton Chekhov

Yes or no to a nip and a tuck?

Not for me

Do you have a favorite purse or bag?

My KOTUR Pearce FilmAid clutch!

On a scale of one-to-ten, how good looking are you?

Between a 5 and 7, depending on what town I’m in

How would you like to be remembered?

As kind and funny and a good actress

Picture: Elizabeth Reaser carries KOTUR at the premiere of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn: Part 2, Hong Kong