Miss pageants are sort of a mixed bag for me. On the one hand, I love the idea of celebrating beauty of different countries. On the other hand, they celebrate a certain standard of beauty, which is evolving, but it’s still not as inclusive as it should be. I wanted to share the creative process of working with Miss World Mexico when she came to Canada!
Summer had some last rays to share, and now we’re back to our regular programming. Fall. I wanted something a bit more intimate and warm, and revisiting a softer version of a smoky, while keeping it smoldering for cooler nights. And some pause for Instagram vs Studio photography.
Beauty is power. And when that beauty is exotic to us, it can be unsettling, or captivating. I’m still obsessing over liner and bold colour, to my defense; it’s a great pairing with the Afro. Continue reading
I love all the gamut from fresh makeup, to glamour, to Rock’n’Roll. This time I was touching on some new territory; fall realness in an all black wardrobe–but minus my usual glamour, yet infused with lots of fresh energy.
Fall started happening a bit faster than expected, especially if you’re working. Which got me into a bit of a blue mood. With new face Alexa, from Dulcedo Models, I did some inside and outside shots. From intense eye, to no makeup.
Meet Stephany, future bombshell! It was time to put on the blog my first plus size model, or should I say, normal size. And she was a dream to photograph! I finally could do some proper instaglam makeup. It was new territory, but you don’t learn anything by doing the same thing over and over.
I decided it was time to get out of the studio and take a break from the glam looks that I tend to gravitate towards. I wanted to explore some summer looks. I also wanted to celebrate the hidden beauty of my hood, the Park, or Park X as some call it.
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
Another week, another makeup experiment. This time I had beautiful Yilin from Next Canada. It started out as a Korean inspired summer makeup and then it turned into a smoky eye. Continue reading
It was time to turn on the highlights. I wanted to explore the shimmering side of makeup.