Myra Perez, RATIONALE Luminary
It’s a little after 4 o’clock on a sunny afternoon in Sydney. Even as her work day stretches into its twelfth hour, Myra Perez is still remarkably upbeat—and enviably radiant. When most people would be reaching for the coffee and concealer, she is bright and bubbly, bouncing between the studio and our makeshift interview space, managing bites of a (very) late lunch between questions.
The early starts are something of a cakewalk for Perez these days. As the founder of Sydney’s go-to (and most followed, loved, and re-grammed) floristry studio, My Violet, Perez has been nailing the pre-dawn wake-up call for the past decade or so. That glowing visage? It’s a relatively more recent discovery.
“It’s the glow. There’s something about the glow.” Perez, of course, is referring to the calling card of the RATIONALE Client—that trademark luminosity. “And that’s the one thing everyone started noticing,” continues Perez, explaining the influx of enquiries on her Instagram content after starting on the Essential Six.
There’s an edge of excitement or disbelief in her voice that suggests ‘the glow’ wasn’t something Perez had always experienced. “Younger me needed all the tricks to ensure a smooth complexion and to feel confident,” she says. “Not that I don’t love makeup, I just feel better when I’m not wearing so much of it—or none at all.”
Here, Perez talks to us about failed at-home perm jobs, familial beauty lessons and the power of flowers.