Anastasia answers our inaugural Meet-the-Artist Q&A about beauty and business, and offers the best brow advice you’ll ever get.
Born in the historic port city of Constanta, Romania, Anastasia Soare grew up immersed in culture - colorful Roman mosaics dot the cityscape, and ancient ruins can be found a stone’s throw from the town. But the idyll was disrupted by the communist regime, which became untenably restrictive during the 1970s and ‘80s - Repression was commonplace, there was no electricity after 7 P.M., heating was an issue, and food was scarce. “It was a struggle to live there,” Anastasia remembers.
In 1989, Anastasia and her daughter, Claudia, emigrated to Los Angeles. She spoke no English, and had to downsize from living in a spacious house in Constanta into a small valley apartment, and she missed her close-knit family. The first six months were very hard she says.