Somewhere (over the rainbow) of September 2018, I had the realization that no matter how many faces I photographed, or worked on, I was running on automatic pilot. At the time, my life revolved between working a day job. Then, after work, I would be organizing my photoshoots. A shoot involved me doing the makeup, hair, coaching the model, and taking the pictures, plus editing the images!Continue reading
It’s been a year of revision of priorities. Instead of working on 15 beginner models, I’ve been working on a few select faces. One of these being mine, which has been quite a wonderful surprise for myself. The other “regular face” has been a colleague who turned singer and songwriter.Continue reading
I’m really happy. It’s been a month already, that this series of images was completed and edited. I was waiting for them to be published to talk about the process. All those colourful palettes you saw reviewed on the blog; well this is the reason why! Colour Collections are on the way!
Lately, I’ve been enjoying being in total control of this blog. From doing the casting, the hair and the makeup, the styling, and photographing it all. This time around, three women put their creative talents to showcase our vision of beauty, while I loose control. Continue reading
It’s been three months of doing my own photography, to perfect my makeup visions. With this latest shoot, my model Rose, plays a 70’s glamour Svengali. It marks a moment of getting my Vogue makeup to a new level. Plus, my thoughts on the journey of doing my own photography. Continue reading
It’s a cliché, but you meet the right people at the right time, and sometimes in the most unceremonious ways. I met Andy through Cesar, my main photographer/partner in crime. She hired us to make some new head shots.
It turned out to be one of the most inspirational meetings of last year! Continue reading
It’s been a year already! A BIG year of Making Up The Magic, of creating visual dialogues while exploring the faces of women and the meaning of beauty, beyond the trends. And to celebrate, I’m going beyond the surface. Continue reading
As makeup artists we are confronted with different faces, our job is to find what is beautiful and to bring it out with skill and vision. It can be challenging to work with someone who is quite different from you, be it eye shape, facial structure, or skin tone. Thanks to Fatima, I got work with African beauty. Continue reading
If you don’t have the time to go through all the looks, I’ve made a little board of my personal best looks. (Photo: Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com)
I’ve been getting quite bored with all the glamour and over the top-ness of fashion lately. And that is why I started this blog, because I wanted something more “real”. I can’t really say if it’s a fashionista thing of getting bored of a trend and then moving on… or maybe, we’re all getting tired of seeing super-gorgeous models, overdressed and over edited in fantasy tales of unattainable fashion.
But the appearance of Julia in a Givenchy ad, and the buzz that ensued, makes it quite evident that we’re all ready for the next step. Because we don’t all actually live in the fashion fantasy. We’re in this place where clothes have to work and have style. Granted, Julia is really far from being a real person, but she’s over 30 and she is rocking that Givenchy look. I predict more of this.