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Faye Dunaway in The Network | Filed under: Secrets to Being Boss on #VioletGrey The Industry's Beauty Edit
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Diane Christensen, Faye Dunaway’s unyielding character in The Network, was fueled by an intense, impenetrable passion. Her tenacity? Boss. Her unfaltering conviction? Boss. Her contoured cheekbones, roller set hair, and burnished rose lips? Completely and utterly boss.
Over the course of The Boss Edit, The Violet Files and The Shelves will celebrate certain elements that embrace and evoke the attitude of a woman-in-charge. To VIOLET GREY, she is the sort of woman who keeps a hyper-organized contact list of beauty specialists and a standing appointment with her facialist. Her signature style is defined by her deliberate choice in nail polish and mental clarity is achieved in precisely three minutes (the length of time a skin revitalizing mask needs to complete its job).
The secret to being boss at VIOLET GREY does not necessarily include a Harvard degree or a power suit— an architecturally groomed brow, however, is a prerequisite.
Here's to being BOSS.
Christina Han
Editorial Director, VIOLET GREY
Boss
Attitude
Words to Live By
on DREAMING

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
—   GLORIA STEINEM, Journalist and Feminist
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on TREPIDATION

Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.
—   ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, Journalist and Online media mogul
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on LEARNING

If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.
—   BEYONCE, Recording artist and 17-time Grammy winner
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on BREAKING THE RULES

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
—   KATHARINE HEPBURN, Actress, 4-time Academy Award winner and the first woman to wear pants
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on INNER STRENGTH

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
—   MAYA ANGELOU, Author and Poet
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on TENACITY

Grit your teeth and smile. In the face of adversity, go. They don’t deserve you.
—   CHRISTINE LAGARDE, French lawyer, Politician, and Managing Director of the IMF
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on AGE

Age is no issue to me. I think 50 is the new 30 and 70 is the new 50. There are no rules that say you have to dress a certain way or be a certain way.
—   TINA TURNER, performer and 8-time Grammy Award winner
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on DILIGENCE

I don’t know that there are any short cuts to doing a good job.
—   SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR, first female United States Supreme Court Justice
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Beauty
Beauty Tips & Tricks
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Arguments are won and deals are made with a steely-eyed stare.

Emphasize eyes with liner that will endure marathon meetings and martini lunches.
2 / 5
Radiant complexions suggest strict dedication to a skincare regimen and a disciplined lifestyle.

Exfoliate away dullness with a fast and effective mask that delivers a boost of hydration and leaves skin looking firmer and brighter.
3 / 5
An impactful impression is made through a strong handshake and the perfect lip color.

Envelop lips with a deeply moisturizing lipstick that also leaves behind a long-lasting, highly pigmented hint of color.
4 / 5
Sculpted, contoured cheekbones exude an air of unwavering confidence.

Highlight and define the cheeks with a creamy palette that seamlessly blends into the skin for chiseled cheekbones that look completely natural.
5 / 5
Those with precision brows know that true success often lies in the details.

An angled pencil will further shape and define arches with ease.
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Inspiration
Reference Materials
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Written in 1972, The Inner Game of Tennis is a decades old sports book that has managed to influence and inspire everyone—from former presidents to Hollywood actors— on and off the court.
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The most exclusive gathering for the industry’s biggest dealmakers (and billionaires) reconvenes this July in Sun Valley for Allen & Co.’s annual Media and Tech conference. Attendance is by invitation-only (past attendees: Bill and Melinda Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah) and the highly sought-after ticket, even amongst moguls, is sure to spawn some healthy competition.
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TEDx encourages people to host their own satellite TED Talk inspired gatherings to further encourage innovation and creativity. Last December marked the foundation’s first conference dedicated solely to women. Stay tuned for details on this year’s location and theme, and how you can host your own TEDxWomen event.
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