the task was simple; two covers and in between them everything there was to know about make up. 'in 200 or so pages', she said in a nonchalant manner. visually stunnig from start to finish and comprehensible enough for the everywoman. i was stunned. and more excited than ever. when the beautiful and talentented mariela sarkima invited me for lunch a couple of years ago to discuss 'something she'd been planning' i had no idea what i was getting myself into, but being a person who never says no to free lunch i accepted. and deary-dear-me, had she been planning. for ten years to be exact.
there was to be an amazing journey of discovery and creativity, a team that would work as a team of all teams, endless days and sleepless nights and the most fun ever. raising the bar on a professional and personal level, deciding that mediocre is not enough, trusting not only yourself but the person standing next to you was crusial for success. one heat exhaustion, 18 months, 31 days of shoots, 56 models and some 38000 frames later we were finished. make up bible was finally a reality.
i have nothing more to say but thank you, shine like the brightest light.