Kristin Hesse was one of our first clients. Known in Munich for her work as a fashion illustrator, photographer, art director and personal style blogger. In 2011 Kristin started “Emmi&Lu”, an experimental parental leave project, which started with pictures for her daughter Emmi’s room. Kristin’s illustrations however soon became recognised and have been featured on fashion blogs such as “The Blonde Salad” by Chiara Ferragni. Her art prints and t-shirts are sold in fashion boutiques and concept stores. Furthermore Kristin was asked to attend the Fashion Weeks and special fashion events such as VOGUE Fashion’s Night Out, in order to create illustrations of the run way looks. Her life sized window decorations are well known in her hometown Munich, as well as the live painting events. In 2014 Kristin decorated an Italian hotel/ guest house at Lake Garda. In 2014 Kristin went to LA to set up The Top Blog, a fashion and life style blog for the 10th anniversary of Germany’s next Topmodel by Heidi Klum.
Her work is influenced by fashion and photography, fashion blogs and contemporary art. And – most importantly – by Emmi and Lu. Kristin is constantly searching for new creative adventures…and so are we! Thank you for embracing and loving ILES FORMULA.
IF: What’s your relationship with your hair?
KH: The usual love/hate relationship. One day I love my wild natural mane, the next it’s driving me crazy.
IF: Best hair inspiration decade?
KH: The 70ies. Long, wild and natural!
IF: How did you hear about Iles Formula?
KH: I met Wendy on set of Germany’s next Topmodel in 2014 and she told me about her “to be launched ” system. I knew her products would be good, but was blown away about how good they actually are!
IF: What is the most inspiring thing you’ve learned at your job?
KH: I learned that I can create the job that I want. Blogging allows me to set up my own business, create my own brand, and define my own personal style. However I learned to appreciate my day-job and the structure and security that come with it.
IF: Do you read direction for use?
KH: Yes, kind of. 😉
IF: Do you read the composition of a product?
KH: Yes, I always do.
IF: Your favorite Iles Formula product?
KH: I like them all, but the serum is a miracle worker.
IF: Your favorite shower music?
KH: I don’t think there’s a name for it.
IF: What makes you the most happy?
KH: My little girl.
IF: If you were to share one beauty tip with us today, what would it be?
KH: Don’t fight the natural structure of your hair, the complexion of your skin, or the shape of your body. Embrace yourself and highlight your strengths.
IF: Being a woman in 2016?
KH: Dream big. The rest will come.
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