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The Women Behind The Glass

The Women Behind The Glass

Tell me a bit about yourself and your background? I am a proud Mom to two enthusiastic girls and hold a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communications. I created beVIVID to inspire toxin free and healthy water routines because hydration and nourishing our bodies is a small acts of self-care  on a daily basis.     What is your favorite product out of the range that you carry and why? I love all of our products, but probably use our 500ml bottle the most. Embracing hydration was not something I had always done right, so keeping my water on hand really...

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The Makeup Artist Since 1995

The Makeup Artist Since 1995

Tell us a bit about yourself and your background? I began studying to become a makeup artist in 1995. I think my interest for this profession has to do with that my father worked as a photographer and my mother was very talented in sewing and knitting. I probably got my artistical sense from them. After finishing my education I went on to assist other makeup artists for a year, building my own portfolio along the way and in 1997 I was signed with an agency. Up until 2010, I worked full-time as a makeup artist and after many years in the...

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The Duo Behind Austin Austin

The Duo Behind Austin Austin

Tell me a bit about yourself and your background? I grew up in the rural Norfolk countryside in the East of England where my dad Richard founded one of the first wholefood shops in the UK and my mum Annie is a homeopath. Organic food and natural products were a staple in our house. I went off to university at Central St Martins in London then did my degree in English at Cambridge. Afterwards, I moved back to London and back to art school to study interior design. The relationship between language, art and architecture has always fascinated me and I...

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Changing The Rules Of The Game!

Changing The Rules Of The Game!

  What inspired you to start AN Other? As I was watching the prices of beauty products change over the years, I realized that while some markets were being shaken and changed, the perfume market was basically immobile. The established perfume houses are constantly introducing new perfumes, there were always niche and indie brands, but not one of these players was actually changing the rules of the game. They all seem to be following the same playbook that was written many years ago. A while back my husband showed me Barbara Thau’s article “Behind the spritz: what really goes into...

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The Hidden Benefits Of This Powerful Fruit

The Hidden Benefits Of This Powerful Fruit

Tell me a bit about yourself and your background? I was definitely born with a strong interest in design and entrepreneurship. While studying at USC, I worked various different jobs and internships within the world of fashion and beauty which gave me so much insight into how to build a brand. I was a PR assistant at Giorgio Armani, design intern at Rodarte, Beauty Editor at Signature Magazine and assistant to the CEO/Creative Director at Mother Denim. All were such fundamental experiences and I’m grateful to have learned those various sides of the business from the ground up. It was...

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At Work With Lilian L'afshar

At Work With Lilian L'afshar

Tell me a bit about yourself and your background? I was born and raised in London, then moved to Vancouver. From there, I moved to Marbella and now finally I live in Dubai. My parents are both Iranian. I studied Fashion design & Pattern making between London & Dubai.   What is your favorite product out of the range that you carry and why? The Eugene crushed ice, the chain and handle make it so versatile. I have a thing for small bags as you can tell, it just adds a spark of elegance to your look. Are there any particular...

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