April 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
March 12, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Here’s one of three aforementioned hair and makeup looks that I created for actress Geraldine Dulex at Marie’s Rip Tide. This was Geraldine’s professional look (think attorney, woman of power) and she certainly exudes sharp and confident. Eric James Walsh did the photography here and knocked this shoot out of the ballpark, framing everything with a keen eye and making awesome use of all the ambient lighting that makes Marie’s a lounge and not just a bar. There are more photos on the way from this inspiring shoot!
February 24, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Makeup is a lot like painting: both require brushes, visual problem solving and they’re both things I love. I used to paint a lot more before I got into makeup and I miss it. So, I took an hour on a Sunday afternoon to bust out some oil sticks and turpentine and get back to the canvas. It was a lot of fun! Here’s the result:
November 1, 2012 § Leave a Comment
The indie film I’ve been working on since the summer has wrapped! This was my first feature as key hair/makeup and I loved it. Pictured above is Vanessa, who plays a supporting role in the film. I took her picture on the last day of filming with my phone (the pic is actually of the video monitor). The scene was a dream sequence and Vanessa definitely looked ethereal. Such an incredible experience!
October 1, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Shot by the always amazing Johnny Knight, performer/writer Alisa Rosenthal took this super-fun 1930s-centric look to the next level. Alisa really embodied the whole cache of the era. I had so much fun creating this look and Alisa stepped right into character and made it come alive. She is one of those Chicago talents to keep your eye on, for sure!
September 10, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Here’s a pic snapped on an iPhone of Casey and Mackenzie (and a boom mic!), stars of the indie film “Residuum” by Edward Pionke, currently in production. I am the key hair/makeup artist on this film and it has been an all-around amazing experience thus far. The film is being shot in and around Chicago and is scheduled to wrap by the end of October. The cast and crew is a stellar mix of talent and I cannot wait to see the finished film!
August 6, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Here’s a pic of Elena from Akoo TV, the weekly music show where I do hair and makeup. This is actually a picture of the in-studio tv monitor, taken with my trusty phone. Elena’s standing in front of the green screen, ready to deliver the exciting music news and celeb gossip for all the Akoo viewers. Working with her and all the Akoo talent is fantastic; I’m grateful to do hair and makeup for such a talented, dedicated crew.