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Visiting a person’s workspace is like taking a peek inside their brain. Whether it’s at home or in an art studio, Nice Work explores where creative people do all of their, well, creating—so that you can steal their on-the-clock style. 

Name: Erin Parsons

Occupation: Makeup artist

Where I work: My beautiful New York City studio designed by Martina Guandalini, an Yves Klein Blue masterpiece. 

What time I start: If I have to work on set, 4 a.m. But if I’m working for myself, 9 a.m.

Three words that describe my space: Organized, colorful, and historic. 

The most important thing in my office: All the vintage makeup I won at auction—don’t make me choose a favorite.

What’s on the walls: Editorial work, Art Deco wallpaper, and a naked mannequin. 

Current creative fuel: Creating vintage beauty content for my socials. 

What I turn to when I’m stuck: My book collection. Fashions in Makeup: From Ancient to Modern Times by Richard Corson has been my bible.

How I stay organized: My assistant and a label maker.

Favorite pen: Any one that’s iPad compatible. 

Best notebook: The Notes app, all day—it’s impossible to lose track of.

How I fight the 3 p.m. slump: A green juice always gives me a boost (bonus points for the way it makes my skin glow).

Preferred soundtrack: Duke Ellington radio on full volume. 

How I get to work: I walk! I live five minutes from my studio. 

Things I Can’t Work Without:

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