Fashion! Turn to the left! Fashion! Turn to the right!

Oooh fashion! We are the goon squad and we're coming to town. Beep beep!

Ok, enough David Bowie lyrics. It's that time again, New York Fashion Week! I'm excited to be working with most of the same teams as last season. My schedule this time is a bit more spread out this season so that make me very happy! 

Here's a few snaps from shows I worked on last September. Can't wait to get backstage again and dive deep into the beautiful madness! 

  Dannijo Spring 2014. Key Artist Katie Jane Hughes for Butter London.

Dannijo Spring 2014. Key Artist Katie Jane Hughes for Butter London.

  Lulu Frost. Spring 2014. Key Artist Cassandra Garcia for Bobbi Brown.

Lulu Frost. Spring 2014. Key Artist Cassandra Garcia for Bobbi Brown.

  Libertine Spring 2014.. Key artist Katie Jane Hughes for Butter London.

Libertine Spring 2014.. Key artist Katie Jane Hughes for Butter London.

  General Idea Spring 2014. Key Artist Katie Mellinger for Shiseido. 

General Idea Spring 2014. Key Artist Katie Mellinger for Shiseido. 

Hello 2014!

So I'm a few weeks late. Hey 2014, how's it goin? This week was really the first full working week for me in the new year. Which I'm super happy about because it's been a cruel, cruel winter! As freelancers we are always chasing paychecks and learning to be fantastic with our personal budgets. Not so fun stuff. So needless to say I was oh-so-excited to do some in-store freelancing for a cosmetics brand, spend an afternoon with CEOs grooming them for corporate headshots, and work on two different lookbooks. Fun stuff! All in the last week. That's how this life goes. One week you're up. One week you're...watching a lot of Law & Order: SVU and taking too many photos of your cat.

As my inbox fills up with bridal requests, I'm reminded of how much I love Spring/Summer/Fall specifically because it's WEDDING SEASON! I love all the various paths I travel as a makeup artist, but few give me as much joy as getting to know a bride-to-be and helping her look and feel fantastic on that special day. On that note, I introduce you to one of my beautiful clients from 2013. Liz contacted me early in the year from the west coast, wanting to work with me for her & Tim's Brooklyn wedding later in the year. We met for a trial run when she was in town on vacation/doing wedding planning, and then she headed back to California where she lives. When I saw her again on her wedding day here in New York, she was even more radiant than when we first met. I really do get the best clients and am so lucky to get to share these moments in people's lives.

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Photography courtesy of Monica Valenzuela of Hart and Sol Photo East.

New Work: Mara Hoffman Spring 2014

These last few months have been quite busy! Which is great as we head into a rather unpredictable winter season. As I prepare for lots of clients attending holiday & new years parties, as well as starting to meet with bridal clients for next year, I am taking a look back at 2013. Most recently I worked on a few shoots with the fabulous Mara Hoffman for upcoming Spring collections.

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Definitely had a blast on this shoot for the Spring editorial for her website. We were inspired by heavy kohl liner and of course, as always, gorgeous skin & brows. I created a deep navy kohl lined eye, exaggerating the line to extend far beyond the eye on the lower lid. The effect is smoldering in an unexpected way.

Stay tuned for more! I'll break down the look from the Spring look book soon.

 

Photography by Therese Aldgard