Bobbi Brown is a legendary professional makeup artist, writer, and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. But before creating her empire, she was just a girl with a passion for projects, and - thanks to her slight naïveté - the guts to contact major players in the modeling and makeup industries. Find out how a casual party conversation got her products on the floors of Bergdorf Goodman, what she’s working on since leaving the company, and how you can stop comparing yourself and remember to just have fun.
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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:
- It’s all about having fun.
- Nothing comes easy.
- Don’t worry about what it could be - just make it what it is.
- It all starts with an idea - but it's got to be better than what’s already out there.
- There are no excuses. Don’t make yourself a victim.
- Stop comparing yourself.
- Never ask for permission, but beg for forgiveness.
- Be open to absorbing new information. Stay curious.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Follow Bobbi Brown on Instagram
- Buy her book, Bobbi Brown Beauty from the Inside Out
- Amy Krouse Rosenthal - The Beckoning of Lovely Project, TEDTalks at TEDxWaterloo, TEDxSMU, TEDxSanDiego
- Emerson College Individually-Designed Interdisciplinary Program
- Bonnie Maller, freelance makeup artist
- Brigitte Lacombe, photographer
- Glamour Magazine, Vogue
- History of Kiehl’s
- Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Estee Lauder
- Lord & Taylor concept shop, JustBobbi
- Dr. Jill Biden at President Obama’s inauguration
- A little BTS article on Bruce Weber’s short film on Bobbi, The Wise-Cracking Beauty Queen
- Bobbi’s work at Yahoo! Beauty
- Leonard Lauder: “Never ask for permission, but beg for forgiveness.”
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