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Life and Work with Aaryn Cosley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Aaryn Cosley.

Aaryn, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
As a little girl, I was always in my grandma‘s closet. Until this day she has a bedroom with nothing but clothes and shoes. It’s like my own personal dress up box. I remember getting yelled at for being in the mirror too long and when i visit back home its like nothing has changed. As I grew up, my dreams changed constantly. At first I wanted to be a fashion designer than a hairstylist, then I got into makeup and styling. Eventually though, I realized I’m in love with it all! I mean how could I possibly pick one when each area is all so inspiring? I decided to combine my love for fashion and makeup and label myself as an image consultant. I Am Me Beauty is a business that focuses on makeup artistry and personal styling. My entire life I’ve watched my dad manage three businesses and I’ve come to terms that I am destined to be my own boss!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Right out of high school I got pregnant and married so my life was on hold for about four years. I became a 9-to-5 working woman and a housewife. My husband was in the military, so there was a lot of following him around and just making sure that the household was perfect. I am now happily divorced and finally able to focus on myself and my long life dreams. There’s always going to be something in your path blocking you from your destiny, it’s your choice to choose which way to go. Don’t let anything stop you from pursuing your happiness. Never settle!

Please tell us about I Am Me Beauty.
I Am Me Beauty is a business dedicated in assisting individuals being more comfortable with loving who they are and embracing themselves through fashion. A lot of people struggle with their image, especially nowadays with social media playing a part in what we should and shouldn’t look like or even do. We tend to get caught up in what society has to say or get on Instagram and be bombarded with photos of other people and we tend to forget that everyone is different and nobody is perfect. I want to remind people that being original and having your own fashion sense is in and always will be. I Am Me specializes in wardrobe editing and personal styling. The main objective of any personal styling or shopping experience is to discover the clothing and accessories which best help you embrace yourself. Your closet should be accessible and stylish to where you don’t have to search for an outfit, you can just simply pull and go. The website is soon to come. There you can make appointments, check out where to find the latest trends for good prices and sign up for a monthly newsletter and receive motivational quotes and tips and tricks on shining naturally while expressing yourself through style.

Often it feels as if the media, by and large, is only focused on the obstacles faced by women, but we feel it’s important to also look for the opportunities. In your view, are there opportunities that you see that women are particularly well-positioned for?
I feel like there’s a position for everyone. For me, I decided to “get it how I live”… Literally… I was tired of dreading waking up to go to my 9-to-5 job. So I decided to create my own opportunity. When I can get paid for doing what I love, I don’t feel like I’m ever working because I enjoy what I do day-to-day. You can make money doing what you love, you just have to be able to execute it correctly and make it appealing to others.

Pricing:

  • $200 wardrobe editing and organizing
  • $400 closet cleanout and shopping up to 2 days/8hours total
  • $100 seasonal wardrobe consulting
  • All pricing is not final, depending on taste and brands prices may vary. Please see our website Iammebeauty.co for more information.

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Image Credit:
Makeup/wardrobe credit I Am Me Beauty
Photography credit Autumn Kelly

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