“If I had to give you one piece of advice it would be this: Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do. Seek out people who aren’t afraid of making mistakes and who, therefore, do make mistakes. Because of that, their work often isn’t recognized, but they are precisely the kin of people who change the world and, after many mistakes, do something that will transform their own community completely."
— Paulo Coelho, from “Aleph”—
“Supermarkets are my number one source of inspiration. I can never get enough of walking through the aisles and looking at all the amazing colors, shapes, and textures, and buying new products which I don’t need!
What also gets me excited are all of my trips abroad. The colors and atmospheres I’ve discovered in countries such as Namibia or Peru have definitely amazed and inspired me. It’s so enriching to discover new countries, new panoramas, new people, new cultures. I get such an amazing feeling, realizing that the world is truly beautiful when you look at it from up close.”
-Charlotte Willer, Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist