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a few of my favorite things (Part 1) July 24, 2013 : Make Up For Ever DANY'S OFFICE

Dany Sanz, Founder and Artistic Director of MAKE UP FOR EVER, recently shared some of her favorite inspiring things. The only way you’ll be able to experience most of them is if you’ve got a rich imagination. They tend to fall under the heading "The Simple Things in Life".

a few of my favorite things (Part 1)

When I get in the car, the stories start, my brain kicks in. I see people with music, headphones, always noise, radio, talking all the time – when do they have the possibility to think, to be inspired, to feed their minds, to do nothing?

a few of my favorite things (Part 1)

July 24, 2013 : Make Up For Ever DANY'S OFFICE

Dany Sanz, Founder and Artistic Director of MAKE UP FOR EVER, recently shared some of her favorite inspiring things. The only way you’ll be able to experience most of them is if you’ve got a rich imagination. They tend to fall under the heading "The Simple Things in Life".

Part 1: Driving & Thinking

Every morning I drive from my home in Chatou to my other home in Paris, the MAKE UP FOR EVER offices. It would take an hour if I took the périphérique (the ring highway that circles Paris) or a more direct road, already long, but I prefer to add half an hour to the journey and take the surface streets so I can people-watch. Every day the same way. Same roads, same time. I see the same people waiting for their morning bus.

I doubt they notice me – I’m in my car – but I see them. ‘Oh, today she is wearing a blue pullover’, the story in my head registers. I have even noticed when one of these daily strangers got a haircut. In my sometimes stressful world, everything is always changing. But not this. Driving amongst normal people living normal lives is the opposite of my life at work, of coming up with a new collection every 3 months.

I never listen to music – I like to listen to the stories in my head unfolding. People are over-connected, over-stimulated. When there is noise or music, it distracts me from the stories around me. When I get in the car, the stories start, my brain kicks in. I see people with music, headphones, always noise, radio, talking all the time – when do they have the possibility to think, to be inspired, to feed their minds, to do nothing?

 

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