Dupe your colleagues into thinking iso-life has you glowing, instead of languishing, with Tom Ford’s video call hack.


Let’s be honest, whilst in isolation we’re all taking the excellent opportunity to let ourselves go a little bit, which ultimately poses a problem when a Zoom meeting pops up in our calendar.

Before you hasten to smear a bit of foundation on your skin or assemble your hair into something that doesn’t resemble a just-rolled-out-of-bed hairstyle, consider this gospel: WWTFD (What Would Tom Ford Do).

In The New York Times’ article about Larry David’s quarantine life, Maureen Dowd shared Tom Ford’s invaluable video call advice to her: “Put the computer up on a stack of books so the camera is slightly higher than your head. Say, about the top of your head. And then point it down into your eyes. Then, take a lamp and set it next to the computer on the side of your face you feel is best. The lamp should be in line with and slightly behind the computer so the light falls nicely on your face. Then put a piece of white paper or a white tablecloth on the table you are sitting at but make sure it can’t be seen in the frame. It will give you a bit of fill and bounce. And lots of powder, et voilà!”

Now you’ve been enlightened, go forth and video call.


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