Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kids With Guns, Pulp Magazine ISSUE no.4

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Probably one of the easiest editorials I've ever worked on. Great photographer, fab styling and a handsome young model. What more can one ask for?

Pulp Magazine no.4 Innocence Within

Photographer, Mckenzie James

Stylist, Elaine Jyll Regio

Prop Stylist, Jessica Gordon

Model, Francis Pienaar of Sutherland Models

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tara & Brent, Schön! #15

Can't go wrong with the incredible team of photographer Rayan Ayash, Justin German on hair and Cory Ng's styling.

Of course shooting super model Tara Gill next to the handsome Brent C. doesn't hurt either.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My All-Time Favorite Fashion Spread

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While organizing my work folders today, I came across this story I worked on with Max Abadian for Flare Magazine in 2007. Four years later, this is still my favorite all time fashion spread.

Unfortunately, as is always the case with Murphy's Law, the makeup work I'm most proud of was mistakenly credited to talented fellow artist Min Min Ma.

Flare ran a correction (in the very back pages of the next issue!) but.. is it wrong that after all these years, I still lament that my name isn't on that last tear?

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Missoni, Milan, circa 1984

All of the Missoni buzz yesterday brought back some great memories. In December of 1984 while I was living in Milan I had the pleasure of working for the Missoni family. As a model, it was my favorite project! For about two weeks I would show up, have my hair done for an hour (no makeup) and then strike a pose for hours. World famous artist Antonio Lopez would do a sketch of me for one full day and then the second day he would paint. Each day we would break for lunch and sit at a large round table with the Missoni family in their office. Friends of the Missoni family or Antonio would pop in to say hello daily. The most interesting regular visitor was Anna Piaggi. I loved all of her crazy hats. Indescribable! 15 years later I ran into Rositta and Ottavio Missoni at a Neiman's event in Dallas. They immediately remembered me and gave me big hugs. They also gave me a copy of their book and signed my image. They were as kind as I remembered them to be. It made the memories even sweeter. Here are a couple of images from the 1985 Spring campaign. The pencil sketch is the original sketch from the casting which about 500 models showed up for. Antonio would do a quick sketch in less than 2 minutes. I was the lucky one!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fall Trend: colored denim and flawless makeup

Makeup by Stephanie Carranza for Neiman Marcus InSite

Monday, August 15, 2011

'Style Express' - Flare Magazine, September '11

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I've been getting a lot of great feedback on this story and lots of praise for the 'amazing makeup' but to be honest, I didn't really do that much. Sparkles on the eyes, red gloss on the lips and a whole lot of K-Y Jelly on the body. That's it. No foundation, no concealer and obviously, no powder or contour.

As a pro artist, I know what I need to do to get the desired look and as I've been known to say, 'I'm not charging by the pound'. Sometimes, less is more.

Sure there are some clients that we have to 'embellish' for but thankfully Flare isn't one of them. In fact, this entire shoot was super laid back. Chris Nicholls, his two man crew, Fashion Director Liz Cabral, our model Naro and I were the only ones on set and we were done in 6 hours.

Now if only ALL shoots could yield such spectacular results for little to no stress!

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Friday, July 29, 2011

'Julia', a creative

A little hair & makeup creative I did way back in January '11 (when this hair was still relevant!) with the amazing John van der Schilden.

I love the guy to death but getting images out of him is like pulling teeth!

Regardless, I think of few of these images of Julia are timeless. Oh to look that beautiful with next to nothin' on!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Amelia Earhart

Photo by Misha Taylor
Styling by Marc Sifuentes
Clothing by Jean-Paul Gaultier

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Halo Effect, Filler Magazine Spring Summer Issue Volume 2, Issue 2

For this story, Filler Magazine's Creative Director Ryan Johnson had envisioned a shiny bronzed up gal in glowing white clothing. Trouble was, he didn't really think it through when he booked the stunning Autumn with skin like that of a porcelain doll.

No one but the stylist really got that I was unable to fully bronze our model to the extent that the art director wanted because, lets face it, we see bronzed goddesses in Vogue all the time and we know it's body makeup right?

Indeed, but as fab as Filler is, it does not have the budget or clout Vogue does. Few do and exactly who's gonna tell Anna Wintour that the magazine needs to pay for stained samples? Exactly.

Even with the most advanced stay put makeup, there is ALWAYS some transfer. Never the less, we worked it out and the beautiful result is above.

Photography: Zhang Jingna, Suzy Johnston + Associates

Styling: Cory Ng, PIM.com

Model: Autumn Kendrick

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