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Michael Ashton & Adele
Michael Ashton

  • Occupation
  • Celebrity Makeup Artist
  • Birthplace
  • Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Zodiac
  • Aries

What do you actually do all day?
Depending on the day/week it can be so varied. I am a celebrity make up artist so one day I might be in Los Angeles getting a client ready for the red carpet, once I’m finished there heading straight to the airport to catch a flight to London to teach a Master class and
then onto Milan to work on product formulas.

Why do you live in Los Angeles?
I had been living in London for over twelve years and decided it was time for a change and some new challenges. Los Angeles really is the epicenter of the entertainment industry, so it made sense for me to be based here. It also doesn’t hurt that the weather is amazing and everywhere has valet.

If you had one day left in Los Angeles, what would you do?
Go to Disneyland. It’s the happiest place on Earth!

My motto is…
Become Your Dream!

  • The Devil Wears Prada

    The Devil Wears Prada

  • Jack Kesy a.k.a. Roller from “Claws.”

    Jack Kesy a.k.a. Roller from “Claws.”

My alter ego is…
Meryl Streep as Anna Wintour in “The Devil Wears Prada.”

My secret crush is…
Jack Kesy a.k.a. Roller from “Claws.”

What was your first job?
I had a paper run in the morning before going to school and worked Saturdays in the local bakery doing dishes and working on the cash register.

What is your favorite travel destination?
I’ve have been fortunate enough to travel to most places in the world, but there is nothing like when I fly home to New Zealand and see the wide green open spaces from the plane window – It still takes my breath away every time!

What is your favorite work of art?
Any of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms.

Favorite song growing up?
“Islands In The Stream” by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

If you could be taken on a guided tour of anywhere in the world where would it be?
I have always wanted to see how things are run backstage at Disneyland and how they keep everything ticking with that many people going through everyday of the year.

Who would you invite (living or dead) to your perfect dinner party?
Alan Carr, Cardi B, Joan Collins, Marjorie Gubelmann, Michelle Obama, Tom Ford and my Great Grandmother Kahurangi Morrison.

  • Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

    Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

  • Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms

    Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms

Favorite snack to munch on?
Skinny Dipped Dark Chocolate Espresso Almonds.

What was the last thing you Googled?
How do I know if my AirPods are charging ?

What is a secret talent you have that people would be surprised to know?
I don’t know that it is so much of a secret, but people are often surprised to find out I’ve ridden horses competitively to a national level in both New Zealand and England.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who are always looking for the problem in a situation rather than finding the solution!

Who is your style icon?
Tom Ford.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
If someone says no, you’re talking to the wrong person!

What are you most proud of?
My patience. Although often tested, it is a virtue that has stood me in good stead.

Do you collect anything?
Diptyque City Candles. I always make sure to pick one up in the cities they’re available when I’m traveling. Berlin, Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, London, Miami, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo. I love the way a scent can instantly transport you back to a place or a moment in time.

  • Diptyque City Candles

    Diptyque City Candles

  • Michael Ashton

    Michael Ashton riding.

  • Bodyguard
  • Favorite
  • TV Shows
    • American Horror Story

    • Bodyguard

    • Dirty Sexy Money

    • Golden Girls

    • Stranger Things

    • The Crown

    • Mapp

    • Lucia

  • Showgirls
  • Favorite
  • Movies
    • All About My Mother

    • American Beauty

    • Baby Driver

    • It’s My Party

    • License To Kill

    • Moana

    • Showgirls

    • The Cook

    • the Thief

    • His Wife & Her Lover

    • The Greatest Showman

    • The Shape Of Water

  • Adele
  • Favorite
  • Singers
    • Adele

    • Anita Baker

    • Beyoncé

    • Depeche Mode

    • Fleetwood Mac

    • Jason Derulo

    • John Legend

    • Jennifer Hudson

    • Khalid

    • Tiffany

    • Sam Smith

    • Troy Sivan

    • Whitney Houston