Thursday, May 7, 2009


There are those days when you thank God you do what you do, when you feel so blessed and over joyed to be in the career that you are in... and this was one of those days!

Day 1 of 6 for a print photo shoot for a bathing suit catalogue for Cyber Swim. I was booked to do Hair and Makeup for 8 girls throughout the week. The client, Lisa (who is incredibly sweet & professional all at the same time) put me up at the Turtle Bay Resort for the week, and I booked one of my best friends and extremely talented artist, Crystal Pancipanci as my second artist for the dream job. We also had Meileen Ramos assisting us throughout the day as well. With three artists to four girls, everything went by so smoothly and there was time to enjoy the talent and the day. Of course, having a wonderful, efficient, easy to work with photographer always sets the tone for a beautiful day. Thank you Michael Voorhees Photography!! Overall we were all pretty happy campers! Here is how Day 1 unfolded....  

Me with Cameron Diaz... actually I got to work on the lovely Valentina Hubsch, a dead ringer for Miss Diaz, even down to the happy, bubbly, joyful attitude! Nothing like sitting on the sand, under the shade of a palm tree working away!

The talented and very lovely ladies of Cyber Swim! What a phenomenal group... we were friends from the get go!

The hilarious and beautiful Nathalie Geld! What a treat it is to work with her... she'll keep you laughing and mesmerized the whole day through. 

Group shot! We happened to find Jane, a beautiful older woman, who was lounging in the sand, and she happened to be wearing a Cyber Swim Bathing Suit... so.... we put her in the shot! She was a fantastic sport. We were all inspired by her beauty and confidence! Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

This was our tent set up on the beach, so the models could change quickly between shots! And my sassy Makeup Artist Panci striking a pose. 

Day 1: 13 hour work day. With a 3 hour lunch break in between. 
Great day at the office!

Sneak Peak

Always so enjoyable getting to work with your friends in the industry. Here's Brigitte Patton as DISFunkshion Magazine's newest model.... and here's what she has to say! 

Ohhh... I love you too Brig! 

Here's some sneak peeks behind the scenes... but I can't give too much away, you'll just have to buy the new issue when it comes out! You can pick DISfunkshion up NATION wide now at any Barnes and Nobles store!

The makeup and hair for this story was equal parts rock n' roll and girly-girl... just like our model. For each look I used sequins, jewels, glitter, stickers and applied them to the skin, eye and eyelash with Duo lash adhesive glue. Even the flower in the hair was embellished with rhinstones and glitter. 

We rocked it out for this shoot... literally. Microphone included. 

My set up! Thank you to my amazing assistant, Lorena for helping me with the shoot &  of course the clean up as well! 

Jumping in between shots to freshen up the rock star- barbie hair. 

Hit up your local craft store for some bejeweled goodies for your makeup kit! 

Brigitte in action. Doesn't she resemble Vanessa Millinno?? (Gosh, I love this hair!!) 

It ain't over till the phat lady sings (phat: pretty hot and talented!) 
All photos are of course, at this point, un retouched.