Chelsey Crisp has held guest spots on TV series such as The Office, CSI: Miami and New Girl, but her big break arrived when she was cast as the Huang family’s neighbor Honey on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST). Stylish recently caught up with the actress, married to Deadpool screenwriter Rhett Reese, and chatted about her style icons, her top animal-friendly clothing picks, favorite vegan makeup, and the items she can’t live without on vacation. Read on for more!
Us: Who are your style icons?
CC: I love Jennifer Aniston because she’s always so beautifully put together. I love Diane Kruger. I guess they’re both a little on the conservative side, but I love that they wear clothing that leaves something to the imagination.
Us: You are a huge advocate of cruelty-free clothing and have spoken out against wearing fur and leather. Where do you shop for ecofriendly buys?
CC: Rebecca Minkoff makes great vegan shoes. I also have some vegan boots that are from a company called Rocket Dog. I love vegan handbags from Urban Expressions. One of my favorite online sites is Jessica Simpson‘s. Not everything is vegan on there, but I love the way she does shoes. I’m 5-foot-3, so very short, and I think Jessica is too. She designs platforms that are functional and comfortable, so you get a lot of extra height without just killing your feet.
Us: You love to travel, so you must have your carry-on packing list down to a science. What are some of your travel essentials for a beach vacation?
CC: I’m about to order a bikini from Marysia. They are so cute, and the company makes nontraditional and interesting cuts. There’s also a romper from Zimmerman that is adorable. I tend to take sundresses and sun hats from this great hat company, Yo Suzy. I’m very pale because I’m Irish so I pack a lot of hats, sunglasses, cover-ups and sunscreen — lots and lots of sunscreen.
Us: What are some other beauty essentials that you love to take on trips?
CC: My two favorite brands that are animal-friendly are Urban Decay and Au Naturale. I order their lip glosses straight from the site — they have a really beautifully pigmented lip color selection.
Us: What’s next on your places-to-visit wish list?
CC: Bali. I used to live in Singapore, and it’s this huge regret of mine that I did not go to Bali when I was over there. But my favorite place has always traditionally been Hawaii. It’s so beautiful. It’s a little bit of a long flight, but so worth it. I was told when I got there that the island has a soul. It’s kind of a cheesy thing, but it’s so true. There’s just an energy to the island. You know how it takes a couple of days into a vacation before you can really relax? That’s not the case in Hawaii. You get off the plane and it’s so beautiful and calming.