Ashley Diabo

Ashley Diabo

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I don’t want to give anything away, but if I were walking in dark alleyway at night time or even in a well lit parking lot in the day time - I’d wanna walk with Ashley Diabo. I ask her what she has in her purse and what it’s like to be a top player in the Canadian creative scene.

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What is it like working in fashion in Canada? Do you travel a lot to other places for work?
I mainly work in Montreal as of right now but I have worked a little bit in other places in Canada as well as New York. It’s definitely a small circle working in Montreal. You end up seeing a lot of familiar faces on almost every set you happen to be working on - That’s the main thing I’ve noticed! 
I feel like there is definitely room for more creative, experimental projects though.

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How long did it take you to get representation and has it helped you?
I was really lucky to get representation pretty quickly after I graduated from Interdec college! (Lasalle) It was just under a year of graduating. I had been asked to participate in a makeup competition within the school and we were to have one of our portfolios critiqued by a panel of judges - My agent happened to be one of them! Even though I didn’t win first place, we ended up emailing back and forth afterwards! 
Representation has definitely helped me! I live on a native reservation just outside of Montreal called Kahnawake, so trying to freelance while not living in the city would have been a challenge. I was introduced to a lot of really helpful people and have had the opportunity to make amazing connections!

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What is in your purse? Any make up? Do you even wear much make up personally?
In my purse I have my own personal touch up bag, a couple of brushes to powder with, my iPod classic that I use as my mirror :) my wallet, my phone charger, some garbage, some body mist spray and hand lotion. Just the basics. 
I always carry a personal makeup bag & some powder brushes on me! If I’m working I’ll most likely do a full face...and I guess on my days off too! I really enjoy doing myself up for the day, I really consider it to be a time where I can just zone out and not really take anything too seriously. I usually carry pepper spray too.

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Where is the craziest place you've done someone's make up?
One of the craziest places I’ve ever had to do makeup was in Quebec City while working on a campaign. It was below 40 and we were shooting outside next to a waterfall.....definitely the most extreme. In the moment it’s a challenge but there are always funny stories later down the line! 

If you could invent a make up item or tool what would it be?
For me personally, something to do with traveling/my makeup kit itself would be where I’d invent something to make my life easier - That’s where I could definitely see improvement!!!

 

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