“I love imperfection. I mean, that's the beauty of people's faces. Perfection is boring. It's not so much makeup that I love, but faces, so anything about them that's interesting is what I love. So I don't strive for perfection, ever, it's always imperfection that's the key. That's what makes the great models - they're all weird.“
Miranda was in the right place at the right time when, early in her career, the Zeitgeist changed towards the minimalist look she still favours today.
“When I first started in the 1990s, the aesthetic was very glamorous and we were doing big hair and body makeup and it was all the supermodels, but then I started working with [top fashion photographers] David Sims and Juergen Teller and that was an enormous learning curve for me. We were all together doing this new thing, which was incredible. It was a whole new way of approaching makeup and aesthetic. You didn't just do a formula, it was a new way of expressing yourself, new makeup completely, no one had seen it before and it was really exciting. For the first time, no makeup meant no makeup. It was a wonderful time.”
Karen Kaiser (swedish fashion stylist, New York, USA)
Feelgood fashion and comfortable realness
Karen came to fashion styling in a similarly circuitous way. Today, she is known in fashion circles for her love of clean lines, natural textures and effortless looks. Her science degree influences her work in subtle ways.
“I studied biology, which is a little unusual. I guess I started out wanting to help people in a scientific, physical way. Now it's turned into more of an aesthetic, where I can actually make people feel good. I'm definitely a people person and I love that connection with people and making them feel good.“