Selena Gomez, the multifaceted artist and founder of Rare Beauty, has opened the doors to the brand’s newly remodeled office headquarters.
In an exclusive interview with Architectural Digest, Gomez shared her profound excitement about the stunning transformation of Rare Beauty’s office and its significance.
She launched Rare Beauty in September 2020, couldn’t contain her amazement when she first set eyes on the completed office space.
“The first time I saw my new office completed I was blown away, I’ve never had an office in my life, and something about seeing it made what we’ve been working on for so long feel very real,” Gomez said.
The journey to revamp the office was somewhat delayed due to the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but after three years, the Rare Beauty team was ready to embrace their newly improved workspace.
Features include a decorative staircase painted in the delicate shades of their Soft Pinch Liquid Blushes, mauve curtains in Gomez’s personal office, and an overall ambiance that radiates inclusivity and creativity.
Beyond aesthetics, Gomez and her team had a more profound goal in mind for the space’s design—prioritizing the mental well-being of their employees.
“We’ve hosted everything from breath work and meditation to stretch classes and even a succulent class to encourage employees to step away from their desks for a mental break,” Gomez revealed.
Community engagement is another significant aspect of Rare Beauty’s ethos.
The brand has already hosted a surprise community event in their new office space, with plans to welcome more in the near future.
The Single Soon singer initiated The Rare Impact Fund in 2020, aiming to raise $100 million over ten years for improved access to mental health services and education for young people.
Notably, 1% of all Rare Beauty sales contributes to this impactful fund.
Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty isn’t just reshaping beauty standards but creating a workspace that champions mental well-being, inclusivity, and community engagement, reflecting the brand’s core values.
Selena Gomez turns to little sister Gracie for Mental Health support:
Selena Gomez has opened up about her unique approach to managing mental health days, shedding light on the importance of seeking solace and support from her 10-year-old sister, Gracie Teefey.
In an interview with Wondermind, Gomez, the co-founder and chief impact officer of the mental fitness ecosystem, expressed her admiration for Gracie’s innocence and purity.
She shared, “She’s so innocent and pure. She helps me keep perspective on life. It’s funny because she’s 10; I am 31, and even with such a big age gap, I love her advice. She is very wise.”
As October 10 marked World Mental Health Day, Gomez acknowledged that sometimes accepting a challenging day is crucial, saying, “Sometimes I just must accept it’s going to be a bad day, and that’s OK. We all have bad days.”
Despite her willingness to turn to Gracie for support, Gomez confessed that she doesn’t enjoy giving advice, citing her lack of all the answers.
However, she encouraged others to reach out to friends or family members for open conversations about their feelings, emphasizing the strength in vulnerability.
Selena Gomez has been candid about her battles with depression and bipolar disorder, a level of openness that has positively impacted her mental health journey. By sharing her experiences, she has connected with countless individuals who have shared their own stories, creating a strong sense of community and support.
Describing herself as a “work in progress” who hasn’t figured everything out, Gomez revealed her belief in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a talk therapy that helps individuals with intense emotions learn to change unhelpful behaviors.
Gomez’s favorite daily affirmation, “this too shall pass,” serves as a reminder of resilience and the transient nature of challenging moments.