KIEKIE STANNERS, SENIOR ARTIST FOR MAC NEW ZEALAND
Holy grail beauty product? MAC Lightful C Softening Lotion, for an instant ultra-hydrating DIY face mask. Favourite feature to work on? Skin! Skin! Skin! I’m obsessed with creating unreal skin on a face – that way any other graphic elements can adorn the face perfectly, alongside a flawless canvas. Next weekend getaway? The Sherwood, in Queenstown, with my Harman Grubiša fur already packed. Friday night food spot? When I drag myself away from SPQR and the rest of Ponsonby Road, I love driving out to Chinoiserie in Mount Albert for pork buns and fortune cookies. Dream dinner party guest? Axl Rose – the conversation might not be super engaging, but I’m a fan girl and I’d love to say I dined with Axl!
Strangest thing in your car? Besides plenty of extra makeup and body paint, I have a knitted Rick Owens keychain doll… The resemblance is uncanny. Best piece of advice you
have been given? Keep that end goal in focus at all times, as a reminder of why you love what you do, even when it gets tough. And enjoy the ride.