"I went to art school in Finland and wanted a job where I could travel. So I decided to pick up hair and makeup. Working with hair is like sculpting and doing makeup is like painting. I moved to Stockholm and applied to work with Björn Axén, probably the best salon in Sweden. Björn said that I could take five models and film my styling then come in for an interview. So here I am this little girl from Finland walking around Kungsträdgården trying to find some models, I didn’t know anybody in Stockholm (laughs). So I dragged some girls down and did my video. The next day I went to see Björn and I got the job and got into his creative team. It’s been great fun we did all the shows in New York and I was working with the royal family.
YOU ARE A BABE
EMILY DAHL, PHOTOGRAPHER
“I studied photography in high school and then went to art school for painting and illustration. I loved painting but I was never going to be able to make a living from it. I like things to move quickly and I love photography because its more immediate, the idea goes form your head and into the camera. I also have a blog with a Swedish magazine, Damernas Värld but I identify more as a photographer because in Sweden we have a particular culture around blogs. The photos that I post on my blog follow my life and career I never put up any images of the actual work I do. The editorial or final shots always go up on my portfolio. Having this delineation helps me to keep the two separate."
YOU ARE A BABE
REBECCA BRAGE, DJ
Last week I spent a morning at home with Stockholm-based DJ Rebecca Brage. Here are a few pictures from our shoot for L’Oreal’s site Makeup.com. Catch the full story to see more photos and hear about Rebecca’s beauty routine here.