I take to the Guinness the glue holding this 2020 shitshow together shirt beach my cotton orange sheet I found in a fabric store in Tel Aviv, a turquoise cotton bucket hat from a pharmacy in Arizona (it’s got huge panels and covers my face fully), little vintage sunglasses from my guy [at] Eye Candy in Chelsea, a pair of thin bikini microfiber Calvin Klein underwear, a scrunchie that I made out of swimsuit material, and Dr. Fischer SPF 50 sunscreen—all carried in a mesh basket from Mexico. No towel. I just air dry! “I can’t keep up with the face cream of the month. They’ve become fads, going in and out of style,” the Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Sophie Buhai tells me over the phone from a 1950s beach bungalow in Malibu, where she is on a much-needed sojourn with her family. Since launching her namesake line just over five years ago, the born-and-bred Californian has become known for eschewing trends in favor of an exacting, timeless taste that can be seen not only in her enduring designs but also her scrupulous stable of cosmetics. Her pared-back regimen consists of a trio of Biologique Recherche’s tried-and-true skin saviors, which, she says, she will “probably use for the rest of my life”; a hydrating rose cream for her rosacea-prone complexion that she’s been picking up from health food shops since her college days; and just one makeup accent: Aker Fassi lipstick.