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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, couture gowns, Oprah’s floral designer, award winning photographers, we had all the makings of a dreamy bridal editorial.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day..
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    Our model Sterling had amazing skin and hair already but I used the following products to give her a little extra polish..
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    To prep and prime her skin:
    Embryolisse Lait Creme Moisturizer
    Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer
    M.A.C Strobe cream
    NARS Luminizer in Laguna
    Face Atelier Foundation (used sparingly)
    Makeup Forever HD Powder
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    The color to create her super natural look:
    Yves Saint Laurent Ombres 5 Lumieres eye shadows in Sahara
    M.A.C. Fluid Line eyeliner in Dip Down Brown
    Smashbox Brow Tech To Go
    NARS blush in Madly
    Smith’s Minted Rose lip balm
    M.A.C. Fix +
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    To give her smooth/fine hair a matte texture, I used Alterna’s Thickening compound and a little salt water that we mixed up on the spot.
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    To view the entire story, check out Junebug Weddings
    Photography: Apertura Photography
    Hair & Make-Up: Erin Skipley 
    Model: Sterling from Next Model Management
    Location: The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, CA
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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 minimum.  I prepped her skin with Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Primer, Tinted Moisturizer and Translucent Loose Powder, M.A.C. Cream Color Base in ‘Nude’, the perfect soft-peachy blush by NARS in ‘Sex Appeal’, M.A.C. eyeshadows in ‘Bronze’ and ‘Vanilla’, and M.A.C. lipstick in ‘Cherish’.  For her gorgeous ‘undone’ hair, I used a little Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme with Surf Spray to add texture.

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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 life in TRU LOVE,  she is an amazing artist.   The story was shot in Santa Inez and several other locations in wine country.  Enjoy.

    Special thanks to models Ashlyn Pearce (Vision) and Kyle Mullen (Heffner Managment) Lisa Pearce, Corinne Williams, Claire Pettibone, Ivy and Astor, Twigs and Honey, and stylist Alvin Stillwell.

    For Ashlyn’s  naturally flawless look,  I prepped her skin with Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Primer, Tinted Moisturizer and Translucent Loose Powder, M.A.C. Cream Color Base in ‘Nude’, the perfect soft-peachy blush by NARS in ‘Sex Appeal’, M.A.C. eyeshadows in ‘Bronze’ and ‘Vanilla’, and M.A.C. lipstick in ‘Cherish’.  For her gorgeous ‘undone’ hair, I used a little Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme with Surf Spray to add texture.

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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 love about this BLISS piece is that it is completely & utterly
    her own work of art….a delicate blend of the fashion shoot i conceptualized
    (alongside a team of creatives: EDEN & ERIN SKIPLEY & FAYE DINSMORE
    & JACK SNEED & LAUREN NAPIER) beautifully balanced with
    moments that KRISTEN* found & created, and was able to
    share her own vision through moving images…xoxo

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    gowns by DAVID FIELDEN & lingerie by CLAIRE PETTIBONE
    (filmed in the french countryside at CHATEAU ST. JULIEN L’ARS)

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