Fashion is my passion

Makeup artist and mum

She is the woman behind the scenes on fashion shows and TV programmes in Poland, as well as a mother with plenty of heart and soul.
 
My name is Anna Orlowska and I am a makeup artist and stylist, working behind the scenes of Poland’s biggest fashion shows and TV programmes.
 
You could say that fashion is my passion. My job means that I always need to be up to date with the latest fashion trends, but for me it is also a vital part of my life. I follow all the current trends, and I have a passion for them.
 
Anna Orlowska is smiling into the camera, she is sitting on a couch.
Anna Orlowska literally lives for her job. Fashion is not only a big feature of her work, but also part of her life.
 
For nearly 20 years now, I’ve been participating in fashion events and TV shows, but it isn’t me in the spotlight: it’s the faces I’ve made up professionally. But I do often try out new looks on myself first, to make sure they will work for my customers. Every event is a new challenge, and that’s why I love my job. As my clients are some of the world’s top fashion brands, they all want to emphasise how unique their designs are, so they all have different requirements when it comes to their models’ makeup. I never stop learning or discovering new looks and techniques.
 
Anna Orlowska styling a woman behind the scenes.

„For nearly 20 years now, I’ve been participating in fashion events and TV shows, but it isn’t me in the spotlight: it’s the faces I’ve made up professionally. But I do often try out new looks on myself first, to make sure they will work for my customers.“

 
A few years ago, I started dreaming about setting up my own business, because for me, being my own boss means creative freedom. Eventually, about a year ago, I founded ‘Opera’, my very own studio for professional makeup and unique clothing for any occasion. Opera is where I can fulfil my dreams and let my imagination flow.
 
But we all know that fashionable outfits which look stunning can often be unwearable and impractical. That’s why I can’t wear them for work. Working on a shoot for a fashion show involves a lot of standing, walking and carrying equipment from A to B. My favourite outfits have to be stylish but, most importantly, comfy! Work can be hectic and relentless, but at the end of the day, we are all human.
 
Anna Orlowska is posing on a fancy staircase, surrounded by mirrors.
In Anna Orlowska’s life, there is no room for uncomfortable fashion. Stylish but comfy – these are her requirements.
 
Aside from work, I have a 9-year-old son, who needs his mum more than ever at the moment. I need to keep on top of school, extra classes, hobbies and many other activities. All this means I’m a woman who needs comfort and practical clothes. Högl is a brand that serves me well on a daily basis. Their shoes combine fashion and comfort in a unique way. I really love them, and they make my life easier every day. Whether I am booked for an event or I have an afternoon with my son, they make me feel good.
 
Lots of love,
Anna Orlowska

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