April 9, 2015 § Leave a comment
Here’s a few headshots of the awesome public speaking coach Marianna Swallow (www.mariannaswallow.com). I worked hair/makeup on this shoot with photographer Johnny Knight. I think these shots really capture Marianna; she’s sharp, personable, with a great sense of humor and it shows. Great work Marianna and Johnny!
March 1, 2015 § Leave a comment
Being on the radio is a hoot! I had the honor of being on Jen Bosworth’s first show on WGN Radio as a Beauty Expert. We talked about all things beauty: iconic women of beauty, ways to achieve beauty inside and out and celebrating your individual beauty. Here’s an excerpt: http://wgnradio.com/2015/02/11/jen-bosworth-hour-3/
February 19, 2015 § Leave a comment
February 2, 2015 § Leave a comment
This was a shoot that I did hair/makeup on for Whole Foods Bakery with Johnny Knight. It was such a fun shoot! Whole Foods used real bakers for the shoot and we got to go behind the scenes in a real Whole Foods kitchen to see how all those delicious goodies get made. The makeup for this was very natural (the bakers usually do not wear makeup when they’re in action) and I always love executing these soft looks.
January 27, 2015 § Leave a comment
Here’s a few screen shots from a shoot I worked makeup on with the fabulous duo Wittefini at their studio space. We shot two looks with aspiring model DeYandre, one natural and one a bit more glam. It was such a fun collaboration and I cannot wait to see the pro pics!
January 13, 2015 § Leave a comment
Happy New Year! So many people make resolutions around this time and they’re usually tough ones like: hitting the gym at 6am, consistently eating healthy, advancing one’s career. How many people make beauty resolutions? I think making a beauty resolution is a fun endeavor that might actually contribute to the achievement of one’s tougher resolutions. Whether it’s taking better care of your skin or being bolder with makeup choices, making a beauty resolution will impact how you feel and how you feel impacts everything. My personal beauty resolution for 2015 is to play with more color. I tend to stay neutral with my own makeup but there is a world of color to explore! I resolve to add more pops of color to my daily makeup. Why not make a beauty resolution? Look and feel great in 2015!
November 10, 2014 § Leave a comment
I spent the day on the other side of the chair as a model for international, renowned makeup artist Roshar’s makeup workshop at Makeup First School with photography by Robert Beczarski (this photo was taken on an iPhone). This hair/makeup look was done by the uber-creative and talented Arlene Orlando. It was great to witness the creative process swirling all around me. While I’ve never been shy in front of a camera, modeling is not a skill I have practiced all that much. It was a blast! And the pro photos are going to be amazing! So grateful to have been part of such a great day. Many thanks for having me to my alma matter, Makeup First Chicago!