“Believe in your dreams, no matter who you are or where you come from”
Rhea Jacobs was as surprised as anyone when she was chosen to represent Marc Jacobs Beauty on a global scale. But the Dubai based beauty blogger has long since learned to believe in the extraordinary; and being an ambassador for the luxury beauty brand was simply confirmation that no dream is impossible.
Hi, please introduce yourself to our readers:
I’m Rhea Jacobs, an artist and content creator, based in Dubai.
Tell us about your education:
I graduated last October with a BA Hons in Fashion Design.
How and when did you come to UAE?
I’ve lived in Dubai all my life, having completed my schooling and university here. Dubai is home.
How and when did your interest in makeup and beauty develop?
It was a very organic realization; I’m basically an artist who is in a constant search to express her art. This usually transpires either through fine arts, beauty or fashion.
What was the first beauty product you ever bought?
That would be a bright red lipstick without a doubt! I’ve always been obsessed with that colour.
How did you feel winning the Mark Jacobs competition?
It was truly a surreal experience. I’ve learnt so much within that short period of time. It was such a beautiful experience meeting all those talented people from around the world; and meeting Marc himself. It just goes to show that no dream is impossible.
What are the most enjoyable aspects of beauty blogging?
I don’t specialize entirely in beauty blogging. It’s more about creating content around the areas of fashion, art and beauty. The most enjoyable aspect of this process would truly be expressing art through so many mediums.
What are the least enjoyable sides and how do you deal with these?
When you continuously produce content you sometimes get a creative block. I immediately overcome this by painting. It helps me refresh and recharge my creative side.
If you could describe yourself in five words, what would they be?
Daughter, Artist, Creative, Dreamer and…. you fill in the rest!
What are your top 3 picks for beauty products?
1- Hands down the Marc Beauty Remarcable foundation – the intensity of that pigment is beyond amazing! 2- Marc Beauty Coconut setting spray. 3- The coconut primer.
Is there one beauty trend you regret trying?
Honestly, I don’t truly regret any trend I’ve tried. It’s all about learning and perfecting it.
Tell us about your experience with the AAVVA’s Frida Kahlo Project collaboration?
Frida Kahlo is a strong artist force. I admire her for her raw ability to express through art (this is one of the most difficult things to do). For us to channelize her unique aesthetics into the ethos of the collection was truly sensational as it curved past our safe boundaries. I love that! It truly makes you stronger and a better artist than you were before.
How confident were you that you would be able to give the results AAVVA was expecting?
Right from our first meeting everyone was on board to deliver the best we could cohesively and to reciprocate the strong aura Frida had through this piece of art we were delivering.
What special preparation did you do before the final day of the event? Did you do any research about the life of Frida Kahlo?
I’m a fine art student so I was aware of Frida and her magnificent work since my school days. I just wanted the event and shoot to be as organic as possible. My main focus was to deliver the aesthetics of Frida Kahlo.
Did you personally like the collection? What was your favourite piece from the collection?
I loved it! Ahmad & Vincenzo, the founders of AAVVA, truly delivered the aesthetics of Frida Kahlo through each piece. The details and silhouettes expressed strong aesthetic stance and overall stunning pieces. My favourite would be the Floral Embellished corset with the ballroom skirt dress.
What do you feel are your biggest achievements?
Ask me this question in 3 years time! Right now I feel I’m paving the way to my ultimate goals and enjoying the journey along the way.
What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given?
My mother always says ‘Chase your dreams no matter how impossible it may seem’.
What are your plans for the future?
To work until I no longer have to introduce myself in the world of fashion and beauty.
Your message for us at CP magazine:
My message to your readers would definitely be to believe in your dreams, no matter who you are or where you come from.