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  • 2014, that’s a wrap!

    December 31, 2014 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    2014  has been a whirlwind, holy smokes! I’m thankful to be doing what I love every day, along side the most talented and creative people in the industry. I’ve been blessed with so many great clients –  this year I had the pleasure of working on national and international campaigns, and traveled all over the […]

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    Be Magazine – Holiday 2013

    December 2, 2013 | Posted By: | press

    This time of year there are so many opportunities to bump up the shine, add a cat-eye, get vampy…  I love the holidays! The Bellevue Collection showcases the creme de la creme of luxury brands, and curates their favorite products and looks for the season in Be Magazine.  I’m excited to share my favorite shots from this gorgeous advertorial […]

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    Macklemore + Ryan Lewis for Nordstrom

    July 7, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Update for my reel!! Grooming for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for Nordstrom in ‘The Ultimate Wedding Party’ video.   Talk about a major production! It was an exceptionally early morning and huge crew that converged upon Georgetown Ballroom to create this video for Nordstrom’s Wedding Suite. I was in charge of men’s grooming, and had the pleasure of working […]

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  • Best Makeup Artist of 2013

    June 27, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Thank you for the love, SEATTLE!!!  I feel blessed to have so many supportive clients and peers.  Thank you for choosing me as Best Makeup Artist in Seattle Bride Magazine’s Best of 2013!!!  

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    THC The Bible Series’ Darwin Shaw

    June 3, 2013 | Posted By: | celebrity · Uncategorized

    The best part of my job is meeting great people from all walks of life.   British Actor Darwin Shaw stars on the The History Channel’s critically acclaimed series The Bible, the No. 1 show on all of Sunday night television with 10.9 million viewers.  There couldn’t be a cooler, nicer or more interesting person on the Planet.    I love that he began a career […]

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    OUT Magazine | Macklemore

    May 18, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Local heros, best work/hangout ever.  Be sure to pick up the June/July issue of OUT Magazine, featuring power house duo Macklemore + Ryan Lewis captured by photo-genius Hayley Young.  We spent a rainy afternoon with these guys at the historic Moore Theatre in Seattle WA, I had to pinch myself at least ten times and ask ‘is this really my […]

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  • The Knot | Spring 2013

    January 31, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    I’m so proud to share the latest cover of The Knot, shot by Elizabeth Messina.  It’s the Fashion issue no less!!  We had two lovely models from Wilhelmina in the beautiful daylight space of Smashbox Studios with Steven Moore on Floral design, Catherine Sheppard  on wardrobe styling, and amazing props from Found Vintage Rentals.  Below are a few […]

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    January 12, 2013 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    This lovely editorial and cover for The Knot {Michigan} was such a pleasure to shoot.   We had an all star crew and  it was a gorgeous day in Santa Barbara at the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel. Photographer Elizabeth Messina worked her magic, we had incredible models from Wilhelmina  LA,  stylist Catherine Sheppard of The Life Styled styled dresses from Marchesa, Delphine Manivet, […]

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    Nordstrom Holiday 2012 with Todd Selby

    November 30, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    One of the funnest weeks I’ve had all year was working with NYC’s  ‘The Selby‘ for the Nordstrom ‘Holiday Gift Personalities’ campaign, featuring select  Seattle artists and their creative spaces.  Check out a few of my favorites below, and the rest here.  Truly interesting/inspired people, pretty great stuff. Bonnie Robbins, The Free Spirit Coco Aramaki,  The Class Act   […]

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    October 24, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    So thrilled to have worked on the Fall advertising  for Unionbay with photographerAbiel Hoff, check out the behind the scenes video below..     Unionbay Fall 2012 from David Drori on Vimeo.

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    August 7, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    I’m thrilled to have been a part of the super-power creative team from NY and LA that shot the latest national cover (+editorial!) of  The Knot.  It was a day of incredible beauty at Smashbox Studios with photographer Elizabeth Messina, Kathleen Hyppolite of Kat Flower, Catherine Sheppard of The Life Styled, Jeni Maus of Found Rentals, and the beautiful […]

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    Sony | Color of Sport

    May 31, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Worldwide!!!  I had the pleasure of working with the talented creatives at Superfad on this video for Sony.  I really enjoyed working with director Will Hyde, he’s an absolute creative genius.  We shot the footage during two all night shoots.   It was cool to have the opportunity to use different skin finish potions, although most […]

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  • papercut magazine may 2012 | cover

    May 17, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

      I love Eco-Chic!  This shoot was right up my alley.  I put Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics to great use.   Their Kava Kava and Hush Lip Tars mixed together are a smoking hot combo.   Shot by Alvin Nguyen, Styled by Alvin Stillwell, makeup by me, and hair by Niko Weddle.  Our lovely model: Britt  from Heffner managment.  –     […]

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    makeup artist of the year!

    April 4, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Thank you Metropolitan Fashion Week for putting on a gorgeous show at the Museum of Flight and for giving me the honor of Makeup Artist of the Year! I’m so thankful to work with so many talented people. Thank you Seattle, I appreciate the love!!

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    Smitten Magazine

    March 14, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Excited to share a new cover for Smitten Magazine shot by photographer Elizabeth Messina, featuring a beautiful head piece by Twigs and Honey.  It’s one shot of a zillion gorgeous shots yet to come, stay tuned!! The prettiest pinks.. NARS blush in Gaeity, Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Shy Pink

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  • 84th Annual Academy Awards

    March 4, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Oscar night!!  There was a big buzz  in Hollywood on February 26th 2012, marking the most fabulous night of the year!  Everyone tunes in and the camera’s tell what hair and makeup trends we should look out for.  I feel very blessed to have had two amazing clients for the Oscar’s this year, Amelia Nardinelli […]

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    The Guardian | Cover + Multimedia project

    January 27, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Back in December, photographer Patrick Kehoe and I shot a portrait and video interview of  84 year old activist Dorli Rainey for The Gaurdian (UK) Weekend Magazine.  In the video, Dorli talks about  the circumstances which led to being pepper sprayed in the face by a police officer during the Occupy Seattle protest.  Below is a shocking photo by Joshua Trujillo […]

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    Seattle Bride – Best of 2012

    January 23, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

      The beautiful girls at Seattle Bride Magazine are asking everyone to name their favorite Seattle wedding vendors!  Please take a moment to vote.. Erin Skipley for Best Hair and Makeup Photo: Elizabeth Messina | Model: Ashlyn | Hair and Makeup: Me!   xoxo

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  • In Mod We Trust

    January 3, 2012 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Super fun editorial for DList Magazine with photographer Fiona Pepe, inspired by the 60’s mod style.  More editorials with Fiona coming out in the next few months, can’t wait to share!   Model: Elle from SMG Hair/Makeup: Me!    

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    WIRED Magazine Dec 2011

    December 8, 2011 | Posted By: | celebrity · Uncategorized

    There’s nothing more inspiring than working along side one of the best photographers in the world and a visionary entrepreneur who’s changing the way that we shop online. I had the pleasure working with NY photographer Nigel Parry, stylist Alvin Stillwell, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for the cover of WIRED Magazine. The feature coincides […]

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    Ms Wood | Look Book Spring/Summer 2012 – Video

    November 19, 2011 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Ms. Wood Spring Summer Lookbook – 2012 from Carrie Robinson on Vimeo. Fun video for designer Ms. Wood by a super-power creative team: Photographer: John Robbins  Videographer: Carrie Robinson Model: Paisha (Heffner Mgmt)  Art Director: Katie Constans Designer/Stylist: Alicia Wood Makeup and Hair: Me! Photos to come!

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  • Ladies Home Journal | November 2011

    November 3, 2011 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    I have  five minutes of fame in the November issue of Ladies Home Journal (that’s me in the black jacket).  I worked on the feature on free advice with photographer Andy Reynolds. Hilarious!!

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    Get Hitched Give Hope 2011

    October 27, 2011 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Get Hitched Give Hope is a party you don’t want to miss, and tonight is the night!!  Come down to the Four Seasons and help us raise $75,000 to benefit the Dream Foundation and the Young Survival Coalition, two important organizations that help provide relief to patients with life threatening illness. Aside from being a great […]

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    Starbucks | Fall + Winter Campaign

    October 19, 2011 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    It was a crisp Seattle spring morning when we shot the worldwide Starbucks campaign for Fall/Winter 2011, with a mostly LA crew. Photographer Elizabeth Weinberg captured Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte and Salted Caramel Mocha perfectly,  two things that make Seattle a livable place in the cold and rain. It was super fun to see the posters in store when I met […]

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  • bridal fashion report | the grand del mar

    August 19, 2011 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    I had the pleasure of working with the beautiful girls at  Junebug Weddings  recently.  If you’re planning a wedding or just enjoy beautiful things,  it’s the place to go to find the best of the bridal world.  We had the pleasure of shooting their Fashion Report at the beautiful Grand Del Mar resort in San Diego.  Gorgeous day, gorgeous models, […]

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    bumble and bumble | hair stories LIVE!

    August 8, 2011 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Bumble and Bumble’s ‘Hair Stories LIVE’  took place at the Writer’s Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, and was one stop on a nationwide tour.  The film and installation documents the pure creative force of creative genius Howard MacLaren and the beautiful and talented Amanda Wall.  I had the most amazing time as part of the creative team for the LA showing and had the pleasure of […]

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    Thank you for the love Dripbook!!

    July 22, 2011 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Such a wonderful surprise this month to be featured by Dripbook, today’s source book for creative professionals. Thank you!! (photo above by Christine Hahn)  xo

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  • a country wedding | elizabeth messina

    June 5, 2011 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    A wonderful collaboration in the gorgeous wine country outside of Santa Barbara.   Photographer Elizabeth Messina, event designer Lisa Vorce, floral designer Mindy Rice, models Ashlyn Pearce (Vision) and Kyle Mullen (Heffner Managment), and me for hair and makeup.  It was an amazing team, the best of the best! For Ashlyn’s super natural look, I kept the products to a […]

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    Papercut Magazine | Jaime Alexander of THOR

    May 18, 2011 | Posted By: | celebrity · press · Uncategorized

    The first anniversary issue of Papercut Magazine is finally out and features actress Jaimie Alexander of the film‘THOR‘.  I’m so happy to have been a part of this amazing team!  Shot on location in West Hollywood, the superstar lineup was: Photographer Alvin Nguyen, stylist Alvin Stillwell (Celestine Agency), Jaimie Alexander (Kyle XY) of ‘THOR’, the gals at Papercut magazine, […]

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    Fractal | Christine Hahn

    May 6, 2011 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Gorgeous editorial with photographer Christine Hahn, stylist Alvin Stillwell, hairstylist Christi Cagle and makeup by me!   The location was a beautiful field in east LA, amazing team.  Love this shoot!!

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  • TRU LOVE | Elizabeth Messina

    April 23, 2011 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    I’ve truly found my dream team in Los Angeles.  Working with photographer Elizabeth Messina was so inspiring.  It’s truly a beautiful thing when powerfully creative women bring their talents together.  Designers Lisa Vorse and Mindy Rice did a wonderful job with sets and locations.  Seeing how the two artists worked together was incredible, they make it look so easy!  Elizabeth’s vision really came to […]

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    Nico Tortorella of Scream 4

    April 12, 2011 | Posted By: | celebrity · press · Uncategorized

    Just in!  New shots of Scream 4 star Nico Tortorella are out in MF Magazine!  Shot on-location in West Hollywood with photographer Alvin Nguyen and stylist Stacy Zimmerman.  Super fun day.  Love that boy’s hair!!

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    March 29, 2011 | Posted By: | press · Uncategorized

    Vivid colors seem to become much more wearable in Spring/Summer and this year they’re especially HOT!   I had the opportunity to play with lots of bold color for the Spring 2011 Campaign with photographer Elke Van de Velde .   If you’re not into bright eye shadows or don’t have time in the morning, try a bold lip!   I like a bright orange for lips and nails […]

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  • A French Film | St Julien L’Ars France

    March 24, 2011 | Posted By: | bridal · press · Uncategorized

    The Bride & Bloom Magazine :: Spring 2011 Shoot From photgrapher Elizabeth Messina: “this beautiful little film, takes “behind the scenes” imagery to a whole other level…cinematographer KRISTEN* of BLISS was completely unobtrusive & thoughtful while i created my photographs… there is a gentle dance that takes place between artists who work side by side… what i simply […]

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    The Bride and Bloom | Spring

    March 24, 2011 | Posted By: | bridal · press · Uncategorized

    I was so excited to see the spring issue of  The Bride & Bloom magazine, featuring a wonderful cover and editorial with photographer Elizabeth Messina and Faye Dinsmore, one of the most sought after models in the world .  It was a magic time, working and staying in the gorgeous Chateau St Julien L’ars in France.  […]

    + Read more… | Spring 2011 Campaign

    March 21, 2011 | Posted By: | press · Uncategorized

    Spring 2011 has arrived!  Here is the campaign that I worked on for, shot by photographer Elke Van de Velde.  Check out the latest hair and makeup trends for spring here, including a behind the scenes video of the shoot.   Our model Elina has a perfect face for a fresh spring palette. We love peach tones for cheeks and lips, […]

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  • Once Wed | Elizabeth Messina

    March 19, 2011 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    A day well spent with amazing photographer Elizabeth Messina, shooting  Tinted Wedding Dresses for  The location was a beautiful estate in Santa Barbara.  Dresses from Vera Wang, Claire Pettibone, BHLDN, and Claire LaFaye.  The colors and textures are to die for.  I was absolutely in love with the flowers that Mindy Rice put together,  she incorporates so many natural elements/textures in her […]

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    83rd Annual Academy Awards

    March 3, 2011 | Posted By: | celebrity · press · Uncategorized

    The Oscar’s!!! It’s Hollywood’s most prestigious event and the top of the mountain in the Entertainment Industry.  The paparazzi, the gowns, the jewels, the security, the celebrities, the excitement of being in LA on Oscar night is overwhelming.  It was so cool to be in the mix at the Four Seasons Hotel, where I prepped […]

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    Report Signature Footwear

    February 20, 2011 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    I was so happy to work on the Report Signature campaign for Spring/Summer 2011 with photographer Elke Van de Velde.  Every pair of shoes that we had on our lovely model Teela (Photogenics LA), I wanted to take home..  to die for!  Styling by Hope Misterek.

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  • Report Shoes | Summer 2011

    January 25, 2011 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Gorgeous shoot with photographer Elke Van de Velde for Report Shoes at Red Rock Canyon outside of Las Vegas, NV.   The location was incredible, but HOT!!  Holy cow.  It was a long day in the sun, but the wardrobe was amazing and our model Ricky (Ford LA) couldn’t have been better.  My NARS Bronzers were […]

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    The Decemberists – The King is Dead

    January 23, 2011 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Dream shoot with photographer Autumn De Wilde for Capitol Records recording artists The Decemberists, one of my favorite bands of all time. After a cozy night at the Ace Hotel in Portland and really really strong coffee from Stumptown next door, we headed to a  location called ‘The Farm’, Pendarvis Farm to be exact.  Home […]

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    Just Hitched

    January 10, 2011 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    “Just Hitched” with photographer Kari Pearson for Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom + Portland Bride and Groom.   The day started bright and early on the ferry to Bremerton, studying tearsheets with the crew and getting inspired for a lovely day outside of the city.  The location was a quaint little farm by the beach.  […]

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  • transmission

    December 6, 2010 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Transmission is a a hi-tech study in architectural fashion put together by my favorite Alvin’s and I.   Super-power photographer Alvin Nguyen and visionary stylist Alvin Stillwell, such a great team! Photography: Alvin Nguyen Model: Rachel Cook {SMG} Stylist: Alvin Stillwell {Celestine} Hair/Makeup: Me! {Ajentse}

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    November 15, 2010 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Here’s inspiration to put together your winter makeup arsenal!  Check out the winter/holiday campaign that I worked on for, shot by photographer Elke Van de Velde.  The look was inspired by an angelic ice queen.. silver metallics (on lips too!), supernatural skin, cool pink stain under an icy gloss.  Beautiful textures.  Hair: ethereal and […]

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    Chase Jarvis : Seattle 100

    November 14, 2010 | Posted By: | press · Uncategorized

    Over the last few years I’ve had the pleasure of working with renowned photographer Chase Jarvis on his book release “Seattle 100, Portrait of a City” featuring some of Seattle’s most influential characters.   It’s a documentary on the who’s who – of the who’s who of the city.   Ground breaking artists, architects, restaurateurs, musicians, scientists, […]

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  • Get Hitched Give Hope 2010!

    October 28, 2010 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    Join my team and I at The Four Seasons downtown Seattle 10/28/10 for the Get Hitched Give Hope benefit party, raising money for the Making Memories Foundation.  It’s the best excuse to get dressed up!!   I’m super excited to get the models ready for the couture bridal gowns and to visit with the other amazing […]

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    ‘City Blocks’

    September 28, 2010 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    I had a great time shooting Fall Fashion with photographer Ryan McVay and the super rad ladies of  Seattle Met Magazine.  It was a beautiful sunny day, shooting on the roof top of the Bemis Building. We had the most stunning view of the city, waterfront, and the beloved Alaskan Way Viaduct.  Stylist Laura Cassidy […]

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    ‘trick deck’

    September 18, 2010 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Super power Accessories story with my favorite gals, photographer Kari Pearson and stylist Laura Cassidy.  Inspired by geometry and slight of hand, magic was in the air that night at Studio Lucile. It was so fun to play around with two tone lips, displaced color, and makeup ‘as accessory’.  I love the shots! Our lovely […]

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  • bumble and bumble

    September 6, 2010 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    I went online to make my routine order from Bumble and Bumble and was excited to see images from the Bb Surf Spray campaign that I worked on a while back, on the main page!     Art director/Photographer: Howard McLaren, Models: Amanda and Anamae. Go here to see an earlier post of behind the scenes at […]

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    Rae and Rob

    August 28, 2010 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    One of the most beautiful and interesting brides that I’ve worked with this year, Rae.  She had an all-star lineup of wedding vendors, amazing venue, designed her own wedding dress, and had the coolest band in Seattle to play her reception, The Dusty 45’s.  Love it!!  Photography by  Laurel McConnell.. View the entire Real Wedding […]

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    ‘House Guest’

    August 15, 2010 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    This shoot with  photographer/visionary Kyle Johnson may be one of my favorite tests this year.  He has such a great eye, and authentic raw style.  He’s one of the most talented photographers I know, and the nicest guy on the planet.  Can’t wait to shoot more together!  We shot this story at the house of […]

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  • NEST

    August 12, 2010 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Amazing shoot with photographer Melissa Ohearn for NEST Diaper Bags.  I hate to say the word diaper bag because it really doesn’t do justice!  NEST diaper bags are designed with fashion conscious celebrity moms in mind (it’s a NEST diaper bag that carry’s around Heidi Klum’s baby stuff btw)!   We shot two beautiful SMG […]

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    Portland Bride and Groom – Swept Away

    August 3, 2010 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    Another great shoot with my favorite girls at Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom and Portland Bride and Groom. Swept Away was shot by photographer Melissa O’hearn in her magical daylight studio in the Sodo district.  Gorgeous light, immaculate styling, set design by Steven Moore Designs, I didn’t want the day to end.   My inspiration […]

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    Molly Ringwald – Getting The Pretty Back

    July 5, 2010 | Posted By: | celebrity · Uncategorized

    I recently had the chance to work with iconic actress Molly Ringwald.  Molly starred in Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club.   I was thrilled to do her makeup and hair while she was in Seattle.  She was in town to promote her new book Getting The Pretty Back with It Books (HarperCollins […]

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  • Voted Best Hair and Makeup – Seattle Bride Magazine

    June 30, 2010 | Posted By: | bridal · press · Uncategorized

    I WON!!  What an amazing honor to be voted Best Hair and Makeup for 2010, thank you Seattle Bride Magazine and every one who gave me their vote!  xoxo

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    ‘A Suitable Boy’

    June 19, 2010 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    I had the opportunity to work with photographer Kari Pearson and wardrobe stylist/superhero Alvin Stillwell on a blustery spring day near Green Lake.   Our model was Alessandro Roberto Pirzio-Biroli from Heffner.   We were excited to shoot with him before he shipped out to Milan. A Suitable Boy Alvin’s styling really shines,  LOVE everything. Hair and […]

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    Fresh Air – Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

    June 4, 2010 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Photographer Melissa O’hearn is a super genius!  It doesn’t matter what she is shooting, she finds the magic and captures it.  I love working with her and feel so fortunate that we are able to work together quite often these days.  Recently, we worked together on the spring fashion story ‘Fresh Air’ for Seattle Metropolitan […]

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  • Kouture Magazine

    April 13, 2010 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Last month I teamed up with photographer Elke Van de Velde, wardrobe stylist Hope Misterek, and hairstylist Megan Oliberos for a gorgeous editorial and the cover of  Kouture Magazine out of Atlanta GA.   See below..

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    Nicole Richie – Personal Appearance

    March 31, 2010 | Posted By: | celebrity · Uncategorized

    What a dream to design your own clothing line and sell it all over the world!   Nicole Richie is doing it with her line Winter Kate, and best selling Accessories line, House of Harlow.  Her style is hippy-chic, her pieces are unique and totally wearable.    I had a great time doing her makeup,  she […]

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    Seattle Bride – Best of 2010

    February 3, 2010 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    The beautiful people at Seattle Bride Magazine want to know who you love the most!  Even though there are a zillion other things requiring your attention, please take a  minute to vote! Erin Skipley /Bellatrix Studio for Best Hair and Makeup! Tony & Giao in Seattle Bride’s Real Weddings Photos by Sean Flannigan Hair and […]

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  • Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom – Party of Two

    January 8, 2010 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    I love spending time with talented people, it’s the best part of doing my job.  The girls at Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom are wonderful!   I had the pleasure of working with them again on a recent bridal editorial with photographer Howard Petrella. The shoot took place on a beautiful sunny day at Discovery Park.    We met […]

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    Monique Lhuillier at Del Mar

    November 4, 2009 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    Opening day at the Del Mar racetrack is an event that you have to experience once in your lifetime.  It’s an insane spectacle of crazy hats, dusty stilletto’s, and high stakes.   I headed down to Southern California to team up with the girls at Junebug weddings for an epic Fashion Report on one of the […]

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    Tegan and Sara – Sainthood

    October 28, 2009 | Posted By: | celebrity · music · press · Uncategorized

    Tegan and Sara’s new record Sainthood is officially released and has hit the shelves!  It’s the band’s sixth full length album (Vapor/Sire Records) and Spin Magazine gives it four out of five stars.  Nice work girls! While they were in Seattle finishing up the record and playing a sold out show at the Showbox, they […]

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  • 10/29 Let’s go to a good party!

    October 15, 2009 | Posted By: | bridal · press · Uncategorized

    Mark your calender’s for 10/29!  The beautiful girls behind Get Hitched, Give Hope have put together a first class event that’s not to be missed!   This year it will be bigger and better than ever, showcasing Seattle’s most talented wedding professionals and the chance to acquire their goods and services for a fraction (not to […]

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    REPORT Footwear ad campaign

    July 27, 2009 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    The fall ’09 REPORT Footwear ad campaign was inspired by nature’s green fields and wood-filled landscapes.  In addition to nature, the ’90s music scene provided inspiration with its grunge clothing, including worn denim, layers, plaid scarves and belts, that give a roughed-up, casual and laid-back vibe.  The photoshoot took place in the countryside in Duvall, […]

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    more Decemberists!

    July 11, 2009 | Posted By: | celebrity · music · press · Uncategorized

    Yaaay!!   You never know when you’ll see work in print, so it  feels like Christmas when you discover something new.  Seems like i’m always at Easy Street Records in West Seattle when it happens.   The Big Takeover and Sound Magazine both featured the Decemberists in the last months issues.   All the shots were  from a […]

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  • Zac Posen + Neiman Marcus

    July 9, 2009 | Posted By: | press · Uncategorized

    Zac Posen in Seattle, really?  In the flesh!!  I LOVE his clothing, and it was so exciting to meet him in person.  Neiman Marcus will be opening a new store in Bellevue this fall and brought the famed clothing designer to town last month to show his Collections to the who’s who of the NW […]

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    Patrick Stump – Fallout Boy

    July 2, 2009 | Posted By: | celebrity · music · Uncategorized

    Super fun shoot for Alternative Press Magazine with Seattle photographer Lydia Goolia and Patrick Stump, lead singer of  Island/Def Jam recording artists, Fallout Boy.   Patrick was rad!!   He was wearing the coolest Chanel glasses that I’ve ever seen.  We bonded over the video games on our Blackberry 8190’s and it warmed my heart to […]

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    Eliza and Steve

    June 21, 2009 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    It’s a really cool thing when a wedding photographer gets married.  They’ve seen everything that’s out there, know people who know people, and the result is a super-fabulous unforgettable wedding. Eliza Truitt is one of Seattle’s most talented wedding photographers, and such a doll!!   It was an honor to do her hair and makeup for […]

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  • Elke Van de Velde

    June 6, 2009 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Eye candy! Just recieved images from a shoot with I worked on with photographer Elke Van de Velde, and SeattleMagazine’s Style Editor,  Hope Misterek.  She outfitted darling Emma (Heffner Managment) in four outfits from designer Zac Posen.  Ahh!  Everything was exquisit.

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    Daily Candy Weddings!

    June 6, 2009 | Posted By: | bridal · press · Uncategorized

    A mention in Daily Candy.. awesome!! Attributive Clause Capitalize on your best attributes with the help of makeup and hair artist Erin Skipley of Bellatrix Studio, whose natural styling and airbrush technique will leave one adjective on everyone’s lips: beautiful. I’m so excited about this Summer’s weddings and more weddings!!   It’s the most magical and […]

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    Lulu Weddings – Preferred Vendor

    May 12, 2009 | Posted By: | bridal · press · Uncategorized

    I was soo delighted to receive an email from the lovely ladies at Lulu Weddings, saying “You’re our Favorite!” Lulu was created by a group of  some of the most talented photographers in Seattle, who know the Seattle wedding industry inside and out!  It’s super cool because it’s a completely non-profit wedding planning site with […]

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  • Ariana Page Russell – Magnan Projects NYC

    May 5, 2009 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Over this past year I had the pleasure of working with skin artist, Ariana Page Russell.  Her inspiration comes from the intricate patterns of her own skin which she photographs and creates beautiful images and installations.  We worked together with photographer Laura Totten on a series of photographs for a recent exhibit for Magnan Projects […]

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    The Decemberists – Hazards of Love

    April 2, 2009 | Posted By: | celebrity · music · Uncategorized

    My recent photoshoot with Capitol Records recording artist The Decemberist’s was an adventure! The photogragraphy for their new album Hazards of Love was shot by LA photographer Autumn De Wilde.   I carpooled with Jenny Jiminez, Autumn’s assistant and Sarah Murphy, producer. We piled into the Subaru at 3:30 a.m. in Seattle and made our […]

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    The Makeup Show LA

    March 28, 2009 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    The LA premiere of the The Makeup Show took place  March 15th and 16th at the California Market Center.  It’s put on by the The Powder Group and normally you have to make the trek to NY or Miami to check it out.   Not as big as the New York show but there were […]

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  • Zera Marvel – Birds and Bullets Fly

    March 12, 2009 | Posted By: | music

    Seattle’s own blonde bombshell singer/songwriter Zera Marvel is releasing her debut solo album ‘Birds and Bullets Fly’ this month. Her sound has been compared to Seattle superstar Neko Case, her songs are dark with sort of a mystical softness. Listening to Zera’s music will have you walking down an old dirt road with your heart […]

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    Trentalange – Awakening, Level One

    March 6, 2009 | Posted By: | music · Uncategorized

    Move over Portishead!  Seattle’s music scene has fostered some of the most iconic musicians of all time, it’s a gold mine.  According to Seattle Sound Magazine,  Barbara Trentalange is a musican to look out for.  Her music is in regular rotation on Mtv, VH1, and The Oxygen channel.   Trentalange is a Seattle gem, and about […]

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    Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom

    February 18, 2009 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    It takes an army to put together a dream wedding, and nearly that for a bridal editorial!  I did hair and makeup for the recent issues of  Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom and Portland Bride and Groom, shot by canadian photographer Renat Touichev.  (The winter issues so hurry and grab your copies!).  The shoot took place over two […]

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  • bumble and bumble

    February 13, 2009 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Summertime and the livin’ is easy!   In late July, I spent a sunny afternoon working with Howard McLaren, VP and creative genius behind Bumble and Bumble .  I died and went to heaven!  The man is a visionary.  We started hair and makeup at the Hotel 1000 downtown, then made our way over to […]

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    Death Cab for Cutie – The Big Takeover

    February 5, 2009 | Posted By: | music · press · Uncategorized

    West Seattle on a Sunday AM,  I was at Easy Street Records eating a Beck omelet  and working on my fourth cup of decaf coffee. Out of the corner of my eye I notice the the new Big Takeover Magazine  sitting on the rack with Death Cab for Cutie on the cover.  It took a second to register […]

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    Seattle Metropolitan Magazine – Winter Light

    January 28, 2009 | Posted By: | press · Uncategorized

       I’ve never seen anyone who can pull outfits together and make them work like Laura Cassidy at Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, she is one of the most talented stylists in the biz.  In the January 2009 issue she brought some truly amazing clothing and accessories for the editorial ‘Winter Light’,  shot by photographer Melissa O’hearn.   Beautiful!  Manicurist […]

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  • allure magazine – makeover masters

    January 2, 2009 | Posted By: | press · Uncategorized

    Allure Magazine is giving away free haircuts, hair-color sessions, makeup applications, and personal-training workouts from 92 top experts in 14 cities, including me!  Log in here for your chance to win!

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    almost famous!

    January 2, 2009 | Posted By: | press · Uncategorized

    In the December issue of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, I found images from the Get Hitched, Give Hope event on October 23rd, 2008.  It was exciting to find a picture of myself included!  I did hair and makeup for the models, and also donated my services for the auction.  It was a great party, and the money raised will grant […]

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    Elizabeth Mitchell for Alternative Apparel

    December 19, 2008 | Posted By: | celebrity · Uncategorized

    “Alternative exists to promote the quest of free-thinking people to individuate by wearing t-shirts when and where they want.” -Alternative’s Reason for Being         Alternative Apparel recently launched a line  of  100% organic cotton garments, including the best fitting, most comfortable t-shirts imaginable!   I recently worked on a shoot for their new Earth line with actress […]

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  • Captain Sig from The Deadliest Catch

    November 21, 2008 | Posted By: | celebrity · Uncategorized

           Gold chain, gold nugget watch, only Captain Sig Hansen can wear designer jeans and maintain a tough guy persona. I recently worked with the captain for his up and coming line of packaged Seafood.  He wasn’t thrilled about the film crew that set up in front of the Northwestern,  being the star in a super bad ass […]

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    the believers

    November 9, 2008 | Posted By: | music · Uncategorized

              I worked with Seattle band The Believers recently to create the artwork for their latest cd release Lucky You (Chinese Baby Records). It was shot in and around the Sunset Tavern, the venue where Cynthia Frazzini and Craig Aspen first met and where they played their first show together seven years ago.  Their sound […]

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    Emory & Matt

    November 3, 2008 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    It’s November!  Now that life is slowing down a bit, my pre-new years resolution is to collect photos of the lovely, lovely brides that I worked with over the summer.  One down!  I ran into Kim & Adam of La Vie Photo  a few weeks ago at the Get Hitched, Give Hope Breast Cancer Benefit party.  They sent […]

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  • Wilshire Wigs..

    October 30, 2008 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

           Does anyone else dream of dressing their alto ego in a perfectly coiffed black bob or big luscious blonde curls? (Maybe even make up a name and a story to go with it! Ha!)  Everyone likes to have some extra length and volume once in a while, at the very least…  Wilshire wigs is the Mecca […]

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    a really big, swanky-cool party

    October 15, 2008 | Posted By: | press · Uncategorized

             Time to dust off those Manolo’s that you’ve been hiding away in your closet, this is a party you won’t want to miss!  Mark your calender for Get Hitched Give Hope, Thursday, 7pm, October 23rd at the Arctic Club Hotel.  Wear your swankiest outfit, mingle with the most talented folks in the wedding business, and give to a great cause.  […]

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    Whats your wedding style?

    September 24, 2008 | Posted By: | bridal · press · Uncategorized

    The beautiful girls at Junebug weddings are putting out a must-have book on wedding planning and they asked me to do hair and makeup for it.  The day was filled with beautiful models, dresses, accessories, amazing flowers, and cakes.  Decadence! I’m soo excited for the book to come out!!  Junebug is the best wedding blog in the universe.  In […]

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  • (林力) Love, from Seattle

    August 17, 2008 | Posted By: | press · Uncategorized

    “In an increasingly stressful and gloomy world, photography should serve as an extra source of imagination, happiness and beauty.” – Leo Lam (林力) model:  Anglea (Heffner Managment) These images were recently published in Life Element Magazine (Hong Kong) along with other beautiful photographs taken by my good friend Leo.  When we worked on these shoots we […]

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    Death Cab For Cutie – Atlantic Records

    June 9, 2008 | Posted By: | celebrity · music · Uncategorized

    YAAY!! I got to work with Death Cab For Cutie and LA Photographer Autumn De wilde for the recent release, Narrow Stairs, on Atlantic Records.  Super-star crew, including stylist Brandy St John (who made those amazing button suits for The White Stripes!).  We shot at the Stimson Green Mansion on Capitol Hill (Seattle), and around First Hill.  It was […]

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    Paris for Junebug

    May 22, 2008 | Posted By: | bridal · press · Uncategorized

    If you haven’t seen the recent fashion report on Junebug Weddings, go now!!  The photos from our shoot in France are up and i’ve posted a few of my favorites.  The story: An American Bride In Paris.  It’s so inspiring, and especially coming into wedding season.  It was shot by Kim & Adam Bamburg of La Vie Photography, amazing talent!!  The […]

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  • Switches – Interscope Records

    March 26, 2008 | Posted By: | music · Uncategorized

                   Another rad shoot with LA Photographer Autumn De Wilde and her crew! Interscope Records recording artists, Switches (from the UK) were in Seattle for 24hrs, on the last leg of their US tour.  Just enough time to do promo shots for thier anticipated debut U.S release Lay Down The Law.        Everything was shot in the Capitol Hill Boutique […]

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    the dark side of swimwear

    February 4, 2008 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Elizabeth Raab’s stylized photography is dark, dreamy and draws you into another world.  We did a shoot for Cynthia Smith, an indie swimwear designer.  The location was the garage basement of a West Seattle home that looked like a motorcycle graveyard.  Bultaco, Motoguzzi, Suzuki bikes, and dirty parts everywhere.  A few of my favorite shots:          […]

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    Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom

    January 23, 2008 | Posted By: | bridal · press · Uncategorized

    I recieved my copy of Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom magazine, and found two full pages of my work!!  Yaay!!  The first  is an ad for Junebug Weddings (some of the most talented people on the planet), the other is an ad for La Belle Reve, which was  shot on location in France (yes, that’s the Louvre in the background!!).  So […]

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  • For The Style-Obsessed Bride

    January 20, 2008 | Posted By: | bridal · press · Uncategorized

    Style me pretty  is a wonderful online guide to the most innovative and unique designers, planners, and bridal industry professionals. It was recently featured on the Martha Stewart Show as one of her favorite blogs, providing readers with a chic, stylish approach to weddings, regardless of  budget.  Bellatrix Studio is now featured on Style Me Pretty as a Seattle […]

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    Deana & Guillaume Wiatr

    December 27, 2007 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    I just recieved the photos from Deana & Guillaume Wiatr’s Point Loma wedding last year, and it was like Christmas all over again!  Every detail of this stylish wedding was well thought out and the bride was absolutely stunning.  It was an honor to be there to work with Deana and her bridal party.  I love weddings!! what a dream.. makeup […]

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    Junebug Weddings : Fashion Report

    December 5, 2007 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    The recent Fashion Report for Junebug Weddings, “Girls Night Out”  features fun alternatives to blah bridesmaids dresses!!  Dresses that the girls can wear over and over again, not just on the Wedding day.     FASHION REPORT: Girls Night Out Dresses available at Luly Yang, Tulip, Moms, Maids and More, and La Belle Reve Jewelry and Accessories available at Tulip […]

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  • Transmission from France!

    November 15, 2007 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Greetings from the most civilized place on earth! I’m on a TGV train, travelling from Poitiers to Lyon, the 10 day shoot for dress designer Madina Vadache is finished and I finally have some time to write about our fabulous adventures! We started in Paris and finished at a 12th century chateau in St. Julien de l’Ars.    The […]

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    Backstage @ TIGI World Release Hair Show VEGAS!

    October 4, 2007 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    I spent last weekend backstage at the TIGI World Release Hair Show as a hair model!  They gave me one of the best haircuts that i’ve ever had,  and I learned a TON.  For two days, I looked on while world class stylists executed some of the most impressive hairstyles that i’ve ever seen.  The show was at […]

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    Hollywood premiere of SinCity

    September 28, 2007 | Posted By: | celebrity · Uncategorized

    I was walking down Union street in San Francisco on a Thursday afternoon, when I got a phone call to do actress Devon Aoki’s makeup for the Hollywood premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Sin City. The film starred Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Torro, Jessica Alba, Elijia Wood, and Rosario Dawson.  The premiere was to […]

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  • Cover: Seattle Magazine August 07

    September 14, 2007 | Posted By: | press · Uncategorized

    Photographer Chris Cumming and I shot the lovely Michelle Kim for the cover of Seattle Magazine’s ‘Shopping Issue’. Michelle is the owner of RUE, a french street-inspired boutique that showcases up and coming designers from around the globe.  Her collections are feminine and sophisticated. She also has a handpicked assortment of vintage dresses and super cool […]

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    High School Musical’s Ashley Tisdale

    September 13, 2007 | Posted By: | celebrity · Uncategorized

    Walt Disney’s High School Musical superstar, Ashley Tisdale, recently celebrated the release of her debut CD Headstrong on Warner Brothers Records .   I worked with Ashley during her visit to Seattle for a benefit show sponsored by KISS 106FM.   I love doing performance makeup, I was in Heaven.  Ashley was delightful to work with, truly a […]

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    Glossy Eyes

    August 1, 2007 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    Glossy eyes.  One of my favorite tricks for creating drama that plays with light:  Start by using a base of waterproof eyeliner smudged out over the lid (try waterproof power point eyeliner by M.A.C.), concentrate the color at the lash line.  Then press in a light layer of shadow up to the brow, and bronzer […]

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  • Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter

    July 27, 2007 | Posted By: | music · Uncategorized

    I had the pleasure of doing hair and makeup on Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter for press shots on their latest  release Love, Lust, and the Open Halls of the Soul (Barsuk Records 2007).  The photographer was Autumn De Wilde from Los Angeles,  and Jenny Jimenez assisted.  Jesse’s vocals and Phil Wanderscher’s guitar playing are synergistically perfect.  They are so amazingly talented, and so down to earth. I […]

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    Fashion Report :

    July 7, 2007 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    When it comes to creating the most beautiful day of your life,  Junebug weddings is a great place to start.   Junebug is an amazing resource of the most stylish venues, consultants, photographers, stylists, catering, music, etc..  It was started by four wedding photographers: Blair, Kim, Christy, and Jennifer.  I recently joined their elite network of bridal vendors, and helped with the most recent Fashion […]

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    one of my favorite shoots ever

    July 6, 2007 | Posted By: | Uncategorized

    I guard this cd of images with my life.  It was a collaboration by an amazing team in San Francisco:  Photographer:  Paul Trapani, Producer: Ernesto Qualizza, Model: Lana from Look (agency), Stylist:  Tina Angel of Razor Bee clothing, hair and makeup by my self.  Tina the stylist could have starred in a comic book.   No steamer, no […]

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  • the Decemberists shoot

    June 22, 2007 | Posted By: | celebrity · music · Uncategorized

    The Decemberists shoot, Portland Oregon.  June 23, 2006.  Period styling.  Press shots for Capitol Records.  A 14 hour day.  The Decemberists had just signed on with Capitol Records  and were getting ready to release their new cd, The Crane Wife.     Autumn de Wilde  (the photographer) had flown in most of her crew from LA, and brought some of us […]

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    Hollywood Premiere of D.E.B.S.

    June 18, 2007 | Posted By: | celebrity · Uncategorized

    I wasn’t sure what to expect when I flew into LA that morning, but the call from Flaunt Magazine a few days before said that I would be doing makeup for a segment of Access Hollywood on Entertainment Tonight and for the premiere of a film called D.E.B.S. (Screen Gems/Samuel Goldwynn Films).  I packed a […]

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    Is there a face lift in your fridge?

    June 12, 2007 | Posted By: | bridal · Uncategorized

    If you need to get your skin into optimal condition fast, I highly recommend Three-Day Nutritional Face-lift™ .  It aids in the elimination of puffiness, increases contours, firms jaw line, etc.  I noticed that it also helped to heal exsisting blemishes. I hope you like salmon!  You must eat it twice a day for the ideal effects […]

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