She is a fixture on the social circuit wherever she goes. Blonde and gorgeous, her huge heart and lovely essence inspire all who come within her rarified orbit. Houston-born actress and model Eloise DeJoria and her husband, beauty and spirits tycoon, John Paul DeJoria, live large and love large. And, we love that. Here, take a peek inside Austinite Eloise’s world to inspire your own experiences as you enhance the world as much as she does.
By Lance Avery Morgan
Photography by Simone & Martin Photography
Dress by Monique Lhuillier
My style icon is… Grace Kelly, because of her timelessly classic elegance.
My personal style signifier is…. hair by Paul Mitchell, of course, along with a light gloss lip color, like “Love Story” by Ultimate Face cosmetics, based in Austin.
My weekend go-to outfit is… a soft cozy shirt or sweater, and stretch jeans with comfortable boots.
The thing I’m eyeing next is… art that really speaks to us. I am searching for great art pieces for my home in Austin and dining room in Malibu.
My signature accessory is… my heart diamond necklace, given to me on a very special anniversary.
What I am I buying this fall to update my wardrobe is… I’d love to find a red Dior mid-length coat that works well in New York and everywhere we go.
I buy… lightweight scarves to accentuate my outfits.
If I had to choose to wear one designer for the rest of my life… I love Dior for a glamorous events, as well as John Galliano. I’m so open to all. I do like a designer who accentuates the waist and shows the curves.
An unforgettable place I’ve traveled is… was on one of the most unique trips traveling up the Amazon River, as well as the untouched land in New Zealand. I been brought to tears three times when traveling: when I saw Paris the first time, the changing of the leaves in Park City Utah while riding Paso Fine horses up the mountain, and on the back of a WaveRunner with my husband, off the western coast of Greece’s bright blue ocean.
The best souvenir that I have brought home is… from the island of Capri where John Paul and I took hours to choose our handmade plates together for our home in Malibu.
The site that inspires me the most… is when I see my children’s success. John Anthony taking Chinese. Justin running The Arbor and Anchor West treatment centers. Michael working on building John Paul Pet. Alexis being number one in her passion of racecar driving, John Paul, Jr. running his Paul Mitchell The School, and Michaeline, with her strong goals with Paul Mitchell. Also, listening to my husband give speeches has always inspired me.
The last meal that impressed me was at… La Villa Archange in Cannes by Chef Bruno Oger.
My most recent find is… an amazing dance class workout in Malibu with Neda Soderavist at Juicy Athletic Moves.
The last thing I bought and love is… a Tesla four door, all-electric car.
I would never wear…fur.
To get dressed it takes me…anywhere from five minutes to two hours, depending on the occasion. The whole process of getting ready can be one of the most exciting things about going out. I love visiting with my hair stylist while getting ready for a special event… it is always great girl time.
The last music I downloaded was… Robert Plant’s Sensational Space Shifters album. Austinites are lucky that he is here pretty often.
An artist whose work I collect… has to be my mother, Anne Broady, who has inspired my love and appreciation of all art.
A charity that is close to my heart is… a current addition called Girls Impact the World Film Festival, at Harvard. It encourages girls around the world to submit cause-related films and helps raise money for their causes. In Austin, Safe Place and also, a very special one is my dear friend Edith Royal’s, Darrell K. Royal Alzheimer’s fund. Plus, the Palmer Drug Abuse Program… I believe in 12- step programs for addictions. It works.
The best gift given recently given is… my youngest son, John Anthony. Most recently, my time with John Paul in Kentucky at the Blue Grass Domestic Violence Program that has partnered with Grow Appalachia that we support. The women work, get paid and at the same time have room to heal. The best gift is to be a part of that.
The best gift received is the love from all my grandchildren. I have 14 all together now and I always feel like I’m in Heaven with them.
A book by my bedside is 50th anniversary edition of A Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
I would have to say one of my favorite rooms… in my life was the knotty pine study of my dad, Henry Vincent Broady, whom I loved dearly growing up in Houston. He sat with his pipe, intellect and God-centeredness and wrote dialogue for peace in the Middle East.
My indulgence I would never forego is… our five-star chef, Judd Servidio.
I have two types of activities… keeping up with John Paul is always an exciting activity. Walking and swimming with my family and friends is my all-time favorite. I even have philanthropic meetings while swimming. If you want to talk, bring tennis shoes or a bathing suit.
I love reading… movie scripts. To imagine how the scenes would be exactly and it is always a thrill to find a well-written screenplay.
One of my favorite drives is… up the Pacific Coast Highway to Carmel.
In my fridge you will always find…fresh organic berries.
If I weren’t doing what I was doing… I would have loved to have been an Olympic runner. I really feel so blessed to do a little of all I love to do.
On my tombstone it will say… “Lived Honestly, Loved Purely And Nourished Hope in All Beings”.