Maria Barsoum came to Sweden as a child with her Assyrian parents as a refugee from Syria. After graduating a university exam in teaching history, social science and religion Maria moved to China to work as a teacher. In 2011 she took a course in styling where she fell in love with the profession and the understanding of how she could refine and define a brands identity through styling and how she could add value to that. Maria gets her inspiration from history, different cultures and sub-cultures, as well as the obvious of researching archives and visiting exhibitions. As a complement to being a stylist Maria is also working as a creative consultant for Scandinavian fashion brands.