We had the good fortune of connecting with Marylie Thompson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marylie, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
I believe I have shown my children what it is to have goals and to work hard until they are achieved. I have taught all three of them that nothing is handed to you. You have to work and hustle. I feel that they understand that, because they have watched me work my way up in this business.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
It took me a long time to get where I am. I am finally in my own studio in Fort Worth, and loving every minute of it. I’ve worked hard for many years, to be able to be where I am, and I am mostly proud of the team I have put together I have an amazing assistant, and 2 amazing makeup artists, Nina Parkey and Lydia Mercedes that I love to work with. They are my biggest fan, and we have so much fun working together. Our main goal is to empower women, and we do it very well.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would definitely recommend Dallas. Paradiso is an amazing restaurant. I also love deep ellum. The Dallas farm market is also super fun. I am also in love with Downtown Fort Worth. Love dining at Reata Restaurant and also love this little hole in the wall Tributary Cafe.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are so many people that have supported me over the years that have pushed me, taught me and that have cheered me on. My husband has been a big part of why I am able to do what I do, as well as my assistant Abby Hall. They both have pushed me and believed in me from the start. I have several clients that have encouraged me as well, as recommended me to their friends. My success took time, and it wasn’t overnight. I am grateful for each obstacle and mistake I made along the way. There was a lesson in everything, and it got me to where I am today.