Inspiration

Cloë Lane’s
Cotton Candy Obsession

Cloë Lane is sweetness and light personified, so it makes sense that she created a booming business out of those two ingredients. Bon Puf is Cloë’s cotton candy catering business, where she “puts a modern spin on a classic confection.” Via cute retro carts, Cloë whips up artisanal cotton candy to partygoers in the LA area, delighting kids and adults alike with surprising flavours (think lime with toasted coconut, ginger with black sesame seeds, mango chili, rose, and salted caramel). She uses organic sugar, and one Bon Puf serving contains just one tablespoon (approx. 40 calories), so enjoying this sweet treat comes with zero guilt and 100% sweet tooth satisfaction—now that’s a party.

The idea for Bon Puf came to Cloë three years ago, during her senior year of high school when she was 18. Capturing the nostalgia of a childhood spent in Los Angeles on the Santa Monica Pier and at Dodger Stadium, where cotton candy was her treat of choice, was at the heart of the concept. Cloë debuted her dream-turned-reality at the 2013 Unique LA Summer Market, and Bon Puf has been on fire ever since. Now she spins her sweet magic at weddings, birthdays and hot L.A. parties and events—she recently collaborated with Lauren Conrad to craft Champagne Cotton Candy Cocktails for her blog (scroll through Bon Puf's Instagram feed to see the events in action).

We asked Cloë about her beauty routine, which she describes as “very simple and natural”-being a California girl, it seems appropriate that she favours a sun kissed look emphasized by a pop of sweet lip colour. Her favourites: Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Woppin’ Watermelon and Heftiest Hibiscus. Her one other beauty must-have is coconut oil, which Cloë uses for everything from makeup remover to moisturiser.

When she’s not concocting new flavours and working events, Cloë can be found exploring the Pacific coast with her fiancé, a music business major at USC. They’re planning to tie the knot this spring in Big Sur—perhaps a wedding cake is next on the cards?

Photography: Kimberly Genevieve | Words: Mary and Lucy Firestone | Hair & Makeup: Tamah Krinsky