The 2 year anniversary of my Makeup business relocating back to Paducah, KY is around the corner. It is still hard to wrap my head around the fact that I had worked in both Chicago & NYC before deciding to permanently land back here. Each city feels like another separate life…It really is in a way.
Paducah, along with several other parts of the surrounding midwest, has received unforgiving winter weather all week. The result: the majority of my appointments being cancelled & time to reflect and work diligently on other parts of the business. As one of my favorite artists/authors, Austin Kleon says, “Bad weather leads to better art”. In my case, bad weather leads to better writing (a complete resurgence, actually).
With this opportunity to reflect, I HAVE to mention some of the amazing opportunities of my past that have paved the way for my present status. There are several other Paducah locals with the same stories: going away, learning from the best/earning top notch credentials, and returning home to localize and provide economic development. Here are my top 10 Favorite Makeup Projects I’ve worked on (in no particular order) that have helped set me up for a successful “big city profession” in a small town:
4. Glamour Magazine
6. Iconapop Cover Shoot
8. MODO Magazine Shoot
9. Andrew W.K.
10. Allure Magazine