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Makeup artist Marija pronounced (maria) was born and raised in Australia by Croatian immigrant parents.
Marija began her career as a hairstylist and colorist in Melbourne, Australia's second - largest city. She later moved to London to further her career working for Toni&Guy in Convent Garden were she also continued further training under hair stylist Eugene Souleiman. Later in her career with a growing passion for color Marija chose to change direction and made the transition from hair to makeup
On a vacation from London to New York Marija was inspired by the bright lights and creative energy of the city, she was determined to make the big Apple her base and in 2009 she was finally calling Manhattan home. She has worked backstage on teams with Gucci Westman, Dick Page, Hannah Murray, Diane Kendal and worked on the shows in Milan with Tom Percheux team. Her clients have included Conde nast, Hearst publications, Kate Spade, Ann Taylor, Lord & Taylor, Amazon (My Habit), Moda Operandi, Neiman & Marcus as well as publications L'uomo Vogue, Italian Flair, Austrian Flair, L'Officiel, Tush Magazine and Cosmopolitan AU.
Marija loves being part of the creative process and understands the importance of being able to translate the client and art directors vision. she lists her many travels as strong influences and looks to film, literature, art, fashion and photography to inspire her work.
In her downtime you will find Marija throwing bowls on the wheel in the studio.
Marija is bi-coastal and works in NY & LA