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Meet Björk’s Mask-Maker | Hint Fashion Magazine

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Like all in Björk’s creative coterie, mask-maker James Merry (what a name!) works with the hand of a craftsman and the soul of an artist. For the British native — who splits his time between bustling New York and a remote cabin in Iceland, surrounded only by mossy outcroppings and fields of lavender — it’s all about quiet contemplation and profound transformation.The latest fruit of their six-year collaboration, which began in the early stages of Björk’s Biophilia album, is among the most memorable: a hand-embroidered headpiece — in which she performed at the Governor’s Ball in New York — that covered large swaths of her face and head with splotchy lace and meandering Miró-like lines. Worn with an enormous winged dress by the Danish designer Nikoline Liv Andersen, green and black with flashes of yellow, she resembled an exotic butterfly, the kind that flits about her barren island paradise. And therein lies the common ground between the two: a respect for one’s roots and a passion for personal expression.James MerryJames MerryImages from James Merry’s Instagram

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Bolder champions people over 70 who are redefining what it means to be old.

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‘Dyeing your hair pink at 59 just stops you becoming invisible’

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I’ve worked with the world’s most beautiful women as a make-up artist for more than 25 years: Princess Diana, Kate Moss, and Brooke Shields for her first cover at 14 years old. Maybe that’s why, at 59, looking 10 years younger isn’t enough for me. I want to look 15 years younger, which is exactly what dyeing my hair pink has done.

Yes, at my age, a bold colour switch is all part of my journey to going grey, but I’ve decided to keep it pink (or maybe purple or some other crazy colour), before I eventually turn to a chic fox-white. Besides, I’m single, and I can do what I like.

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