Who are some of your beauty/hair icons? Pat McGrath — OG, beauty queen, ICON, and she is so sweet in person. Isamaya Ffrench — Has done so much for the culture in the last 3 years, ICON. Lea Colombo — her editorials are art, commercials are art, colours are incredible; ICON. Petra Collins – ICONIC, would be such a dream to work with. If Petra told me to jump off a bridge I would. The Bloody brothers — Bloody Osiris and Bloody Dior. I don’t know them very well but they have this great gift of making you laugh and also I think they’re really cool. Iconic. And my main icon is Björk.
Obviously you have a different approach to beauty, where you find beauty in the strange, creepy, and (conventionally) unattractive. What is your perception of beauty? And how or when did you start rejecting typical beauty standards? As cliché as this sounds, I really believe beauty is inside of you. It’s the way you operate and the energy that you carry and spread to others around you. You’re you. No one else can be you but you. You know you better than anyone else. When your mind and soul and body are connected and in tune, naturally you’re able to present your physical body or face the way it’s optimal with what you’re given. Society and media have always shoved their standards down our throats and it’s toxic. We are all the same inside. We want to be beautiful and want others to find us attractive; there’s nothing wrong with that but when we spend so much time, money and efforts in conforming to the way we think we’re supposed to look, we get further from the truth. Don’t let other people’s ideas of how you should be rob you from your happiness. Live your truth and be free. Experiment and have fun. When you’re your genuine self 100%, you are beautiful.