Alex Box Receives Honorary Degree

Makeup artist Alex Box is the Creative Director for Illamasqua, one of my favourite British makeup brands introduced to me during a catwalk trends course at MUSE. Over the past year I have talked about the experience of being in London and Illamasqua’s products which are a staple in my makeup bag. She received an award of Doctor of Design from UK’s Southampton Solent University on 25 November 2011.

This video is so inspirational. Alex talks about being told that “it takes ten years to make an overnight success” as she discusses her own struggles coming from a non academic background. Being a creative person myself I completely understand it takes perseverance, passion and integrity to figure out your true calling. In the middle of the video when she says “If it is in your heart” – it struck me like lightning. Congratulations Alex! I hope to finally meet you when I am back in London.


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