El-Hakkaoui: I started out doing TV and print advertising campaigns in the US, then moved to London and got into art direction for magazines. Eventually I was doing branding for beauty and fashion companies like Harrods and Space NK, and when I moved back to LA, I continued doing the same work.
Quarry: I started in advertising but quickly moved to teen fashion and beauty magazines. I loved working in an all-female environment and couldn’t believe I was getting paid to be in such a fun place where our goal was to improve women’s lives. From magazines, I caught the beauty bug and started working for a big cosmetics company. I worked my way up from newsletters and packaging to leading global campaigns.
Hampshire: I started out in London on magazines doing fashion, travel and beauty, and was eventually a travel editor. I moved from the UK to Italy and worked freelance so Karima and I could write a book for brides.