Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dolly Mix

So class... today we'll be using our palettes that usually sit closer to the bottom of our makeup kits. Today we get to play, blend, and explore the endless possibilities of color, color, color! Here's a peak at the makeup madness, otherwise known as our work space. My Makeup & Hair Assistant was Jen Paelmo, who was a perfect fit to my cheerful & vibrant set. Photographer, Zack DeZon captured the beauty of the makeup on our three picture perfect models- all of whom are from Major Model Management- Christina, Kelly & Amanda. To document it all- from the getting ready & all the makeup changes to the girls working the camera and the occasional dance break in between shots- was videographer, Kathleen Hennessey. So pull out your pen and paper, get ready to take notes and enjoy the images below. 

Organization is key. I love my quad roll up makeup case. (Purchased at Ricky's in NYC.) 

Palettes are a makeup artists BFF, so many options right at your fingertips! (And it lightens your kit). 
Makeup Forever's Color Pigment Palette was used for nearly every look at today's shoot. It's a must have. 

Meet the exquisite Christina Vorobets from Major, NY, who rocked this dual colored orange lip with 1920's brows over her naturally groomed eyebrow. I used the Makeup Forever palette on her brows, eyelids & lips. 

Miss Kelly Gervais in blue. Yes, even in sky blue lips she looks gorgeous. My inspiration for the blue used on Kelly, comes from my new & wonderfully talented NYC makeup artist friend, Stephanie West.

Major beauty! Our 3 lovely dolls looking like mannequins. Just wait till you see the final product in DISfunkshion Magazine in an upcoming issue. 

Until then... class dismissed. 


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dolce and Gabbana Fashion's Night Out in NYC

Dolce & Gabbana team up with Naomi Campbell's Charity to produce a celebrity studded event for Fashion's Night Out in NYC- and I was there to help get the models glamourous.

A deep, cherry-red vampy lip paired with strong, organic brows and clean doll-like skin completed the look. My lovely friend, NYC Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sokphalla Ban keyed the look... and I happily worked along side her.

Here's a peak at the models I worked on, the party I attended and all the glitz and glam that led to the grand finale... Naomi and her 'girls' dancing in the streets of Manhattan.

The lineup for the show

My work station and one of the gorgeous faces I worked on.

The girls during the party.

The hostess with the mostess- Miss Naomi Campbell and her choreographer, "Boom Cat!"

Key Makeup Artist, Sokphalla Ban

Catching a glimpse of legendary, Pat McGrath at the D&G party. She came to get Naomi Campbell picture perfect, and that she was!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Project Runway at New York Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Andy South heads East - to New York Fashion Week! 

Opening day for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in it's new home, Lincoln Center, featured one of Hawaii's own... Andy South. I was there to witness this epic moment for my fellow Hawaiian and was so proud, as he was one of the stand out collections within the Project Runway Shows- and I'm not just being bias, others agreed! 

So, to begin my Fashion Week coverage, here is one of his most delicious pieces... perfect for a Fashionista's escape to Paradise. Good Luck Andy! 

Images courtesy of IMG