Thursday, October 25, 2012

Just in time for Halloween . . .

Today is the first in our series of interviews! We'll be interviewing all the dynamic, creative individuals from the Paper People team, sharing their experiences and how they got to where they are today!

Being that Halloween is just around the corner we're starting off with our spooky makeup artist extraordinaire, Andrea Brown.

Your name and age:
Andrea Brown, 33. (Jenn met Andrea through a friend and when it came time to seek professional help with her photo shoots, Andrea was eager to jump in and assist).

How long have you worked with Paper People Clothing?
2 years.

What is your position? 
Makeup Artist.

What is the best part about working with PP?
The best part of working with Paper People is the awesome ladies I get to work with. The shoots are lots of fun, creative and chill. It's like hanging out with friends. I love the clothes, they are amazing. I really enjoy seeing the new collections Jenn and company create. I prefer tradesy as payment, as it's a good way to fuel an addiction:)

What is your favourite season for production at Paper People Clothing?
Fall/Winter season. I live in their sweater dresses. They are super comfortable and look so smart. I also love their awesome thigh-high legwarmers.

How would you describe your own personal style?
I'm very eclectic. I love fashion, but don't follow trends. I'm very playful with my clothing . My wardrobe consists mostly of thrift and vintage finds. I love clothes swaps. I tend to mix and match patterns and colours. When putting an outfit together, I start with a pair of colourful socks and work my way up.

What kind of advice do you have for someone who is interested in running their own creative business or working in a creative industry?
My advice to them is to just go for it. But go hard. You can't do it half-assed or you won't get anywhere. And be creative with your attempt. If something isn't working, attempt it in another way. Don't pigeon-hole yourself.

Tell us about some other creative projects you have on the go!
I just finished up working on two TV series: Paranormal Witness (Sci Fi & Space Channel) and Breakout (Discover/National Geographic) which allowed me to design some really elaborate makeup applications.

At this moment I am preparing for the Halloween season with the Monster Makeup Factory. We help clients bring their Halloween characters to life.

Andrea is a Toronto based makeup artist. Her skills range from wedding, fashion and beauty to horrifyingly realistic monster makeup and special effects!

Take a peak at her porfolio or contact her today for your beauty/glamour/horror needs:

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