LifeRevampers: Interviews & Success Stories

This column introduces a variety of jobs in the UK’s fashion, health and beauty industries. In LifeRevampers: Interviews & Success Stories we show different angles of these glamorous industries. We interview fashion designers, makeup artists, hairstylists, owners of beauty companies and clinics, young professionals. So that you can understand what stands behind each collection, each ‘9-5 job’, each success story.

For example, what inspired the collection, its main features, and details of its development. What does it take to launch a beauty product in the United Kingdom and does ‘9-5’ job really mean ‘9-5’.

In addition, there are some great Q&A’s with top beauty professionals. Here you can read an interview with Smashbox makeup coach or Bumble and Bumble education manager. Also, there is a section about the backstage of the modelling industry for those who want to learn more about this tough and competitive industry. Enjoy!

With the 50th anniversary of Gabrielle’s Chanel heart-breaking death this Sunday 10th January 2021, we are sharing an interview with Caroline Young, an author of Living with Coco Chanel. Being able to hold the final book in my hand – it’s such a great feeling to see all that hard work finally come to life. – Caroline Young 1. Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? Where are you from? How did you get into fashion journalism and writing? And why? I’m a writer from Edinburgh, and author of a number of fashion, subculture and film books.…

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As a busy mother of five, Sonia Deasy needed a simple, effective skincare routine she could count on. And she wasn’t alone. While working alongside her husband, acclaimed international photographer Padraic Deasy, she saw firsthand how dry, dull and patchy his subjects’ skin looked up close. She knew there had to be a better solution. So she began to research one herself, working closely with her sister – who just so happened to hold a degree in biochemistry.

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Jorie Grassie, an owner of a jewellery brand Jorie is a dedicated conservationist and nature lover. American-born Jorie has made her home in the Scotish Highlands for nearly two decades. Her collection is a contemporary interpretation of an ancient tradition. Each piece is handcrafted with fine stones, collection coloured diamonds and supreme golds. Each design has a unique identity expressing a feature of The Highlands or a person who is significant to Jorie. Deer tusk jewellery dates back 15,000 years ago to the Neolithic Age. Men and woman both wore Deer Tusk Jewellery identifying themselves as ‘skilled providers’. Later in…

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Instagram is the birthplace of all sorts of weird trends, especially when it comes to the beauty space. In early April, makeup artist Stella Sironen announced she would be starting a new eyebrow shape that resembles a literal bird feather. A few days later, however, she clarified that she was joking about making the unique look an actual trend. At that point though, she decided to just run with it. Feather brows trend is how I found out about Stella Sironen, a makeup artist from Helsinki, Finland. She likes glitter, fine lines and anything in the colours of a rainbow. As you…

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