Who Am I ?


October 2011

1: Who am I?

Annah. A beauty artist specializing in makeup and hair. Mean chocolate vegan cake baker. Listener. Explorer.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I paint faces and tame tresses. I believe beauty is an empowering skill. I opened a women’s community center in the upper Amazon jungle of Peru this September.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

Birthed in a burning Ukrainian hospital. Raised in a tame Chicago suburb. Deployed onto the mean streets of LA. Many foreign lands have not felt my foot print yet.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

My mother. For introducing me to music. For allowing me to watch her put on makeup in the mirror. For dealing with all my crème de la crème tantrums growing up. For her laughter.

5: What book is your bible?

The Easy Way To Quit Smoking. Trust me. It was a long bloody battle.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

Love: love, art in all of its forms, sushi, red wine, shiny anythings, tattoos, grays. Loathe: ignorance, bad grammar, fear, fast food, ugly feet.

7: What is your raison d’être?

Love. Inspecting life and lands.

8: What is your favorite color?

Being a colour whore, I love them all, but all shades of gray rent a lavish apartment in my heart.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Wolverine–small and mighty, like me. I’m possibly less hairy.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

Congee Village on Bowery.

11: What turns you on?

Words and eyes.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

What is your life’s goal?

Annah is a freelance makeup and hair artist currently stationed in the city of lost angels. She is a homeopathic skin care remedy hoarder, blogger, an OCD house cleaner, and founder of a women’s community center and empowerment program in a tiny jungle community of Perú.


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Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography Josh Gibson

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Annah, “First Ten Minutes”, 2011, Photography by Josh Gibson

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