Marie Marx is a badass make-up artist and sometimes model (I mean, just look at that bone structure!) who I discovered via Instagram after one of my favorite local shops re-grammed a picture of her wearing a jewelry purchase. I won’t lie, the word ‘goddess’ definitely came to mind when I first saw her. After meeting Marie in person when she glammed me up with an emerald green smokey eye on my birthday, I was blown away at how friendly and easy going she is. Her interests in oneironautics, crystal healing, and the great outdoors are evident in her elegant and mysterious style -
VGS: What is your first fashion related memory? How has it influenced your present day style, for better or worse?
M: My first fashion related memory would have to be on a trip I took to Seattle with my family, when I was still very young. I remember walking by Saks 5th Avenue, marveling at the gorgeous displays, and wondering what it would be like to live that life. It was such a stark contrast to my country living lifestyle, and it ignited a curiosity for style that hasn’t been quenched. Seeing such a refinement of style and fashion still influences me today! Even when I’m dressed down and “casual” (which is wearing jeans, in my book) I still try to retain an air of “dressed up”. My ultimate fashion goal? To dress like Meryl Streep’s character, Miranda Priestly, in the Devil Wears Prada. That style is deadly, and in charge!
M: I can never have too many snuggly infinity scarves! They keep me warm and cozy, plus they’re fantastic for that extra layering touch.
VGS: As a make-up artist, how does make-up influence your outfit? Which comes first: the make-up or the outfit?
M: Makeup and fashion are two peas in a pod, so naturally when I’m styling myself, I take both into consideration to create a look! If my makeup turns out more sultry, I’ll pair it with a more masculine, edgier look to balance it out. Lighter makeup looks usually are paired with skirts and dresses, but it all depends on my mood! With personal style, anything goes, as long as you do it with intent. My makeup always comes before my outfit, simply because I don’t want to get makeup on my clothes!
M: I am living for these local babes! Birds n Bones Jewelry is based here in portland, and they create fantastic sterling silver casts from ethically curated animal bones! My favorite piece from them is my armadillo vertebrae, and they just launched a dragon/Khaleesi themed line, Curio Draconis! My other favorite local babe for gemstone creations is Amy Fox of Iron Oxide Designs! She works with all of my favorite stones, smokey quartz, amethyst, etc and I cannot get enough of them. The chains of the necklaces are super long, which makes them great for layering with other pieces. Most of my favorite clothing pieces come from Lumiere, they have a wide variety of styles, but all of the clothes are very well made and gorgeous.
Be sure to keep up with Marie on Instagram!