• 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 filmTHOR‘.  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, hairstylist Christi Cagle (Krop Creative), and  makeup by me (Ajentse).   I had the opportunity to test out some new products from NARS, and fell in love with a line of hair products by Rene Furterer that Christi used throughout the day.


    Some new favorite NARS products in rotation:  Illuminator in Copacobana, Blush in Sex Appeal, Eyeshadow in Fuji, Trio Eyeshadow in Calanique, Lipstick in Tzigane, and Pore Refining Primer.  Love!!

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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!!

    + Read more… | Spring 2011 part 2

    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 this year {try Stila Longwear Lip Color in Outrageous and Butter London Nail Laquer in Jaffa}.  It’s a great look for those who want to be unique and fabulous but like to sleep in.  Just be sure to add a little concealer for under eyes and bronzer to finish off the look.    

    Here are the some of the must-have products I used to create the look on our model Paisha:  Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer by Juice Beauty, Primed and Poreless Primer by TooFaced, Smashbox HD Foundation and Concealer, Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion by Smashbox,  Blush in Sex Appeal by NARS , Smashbox Brow Tech To Go in Taupe,  NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Palladium, NARS Trio Eyeshadow in Okinawa, Jane Iredale PurePress Triple Eyeshadow in Sea Foam, Stila Lip and Cheek Stain in Yumberry Crush, Stila Silk Shimmer Lip Gloss in Kitten, Urban Decay 24-7 Glide on Lip Pencil in Wicked.

    Go behind the scenes..

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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


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

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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.  Working along side an incredible crew to create a vintage inspired, modern love story… beautiful memories.

    + 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, bronze skin, and a softer version of a cat-eye with neutral tones.  Of course, a bare or bright lip is also great if the occasion permits!


    For hair that goes day into night, we love the top-knot, beachy waves, easy styles that look effortless

    Aside from the products listed above, here is my must-have list from the shoot: 

    Smooth Operator Illuminating serum by Tarte , Too Faced Primed and Poreless, Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion in Glow, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores HD Silk Micro powder,  NARS Multiple Bronzer in Palm Beach, Smashbox HD Foundation and HD Concealer, Cargo Blush in Sunset Coast, Tarte EmphasEYES HD Eye Brightening Pencil and Brow Pencil, Lip Insurance by Too Faced, Stila Longwear lip color in Coral.

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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 Oscar Nominee Jed Rothstein and his gorgeous wife Mira Jacob for their stroll down the red carpet.  Jed was nominated for his documentaryKilling In the Name“.  It was an honor to be there and work with such inspiring people.

    Some of my favorite products that night..

    Caudelie Radiance Serum, Smashbox Primer Light + Smashbox Artificial Light , Dior Airflash Foundation,  MAC Blush in Raz, NARS Blush in Exhibit A, NARS Multiple Bronzer in Palm Beach, Urban Decay Eye Potion Lid Primer, Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Night Dust, MAC Fluidline Eyeliner in Black Track,  Too Faced Lip Insurance primer, Stila lipstain in Coconut Crush, Dior Addict lipstick in Garconne 330, Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss, Skindinavia Makeup Fix, Moroccan Oil conditioning treatment, TIGI Sleek Mystique Hairspray.

    Behind the scenes at the Four Seasons Hotel..

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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, the movers and shakers!   If you live in Seattle, you should own this.  Get your copy here.

    A  few photos from the release party..

    Congrats Chase!! Inspiring work, as always.

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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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    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 managed to squeeze in a two day photo shoot for the album artwork and press junket with Los Angeles photographer Pamela Littky.   I was sooo happy they called me to do hair and makeup, I’m a huge fan!  Their record ‘The Con’ is one of my favorite favorites!  We shot most everything at Ben Gibbard’s (Death Cab for Cutie) capitol hill loft, and Gasworks park.


    It was magic watching Emy (super-genius art director) pull out props that she made for the shoot.  She jumped from the laptop to sewing machine, to set, back to sewing machine. Her graphic projections brought the set to life.  I can’t wait to see the other photos in print.  Especially the shots at Gasworks park, Pamela spotted a tuba player rehearsing with a Scandinavian dance troop, and ran over to borrow the instrument.  It was massive!!  Somehow, Tegan was able to navigate it for a few shots..

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    The show was AMAZING!  It’s no wonder they sell out venues.

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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 mention a perfect excuse to get dressed up with your girls, have a few drinks and mingle!).  Last year, the event raised $30,000 for the Making Memories Foundation, to grant wishes for terminally ill cancer patients.


    Nothing kicks off the Fall like dressing up for a good party, and giving to a great cause!   My girls and I will be doing hair and makeup for the lovely models behind the scenes, we’ll see you there!

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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 Portland shoot with LA photographer Autumn De Wilde .


    If you haven’t heard the Decemberist’s new record The Hazards of Love, it is soooo good…  Just FYI..

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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 retail world.   It was a beautiful presentation at Pravda Studios on Capitol Hill.   The head stylist was  from Dallas (his name was JP) and he was a genius!!  We did huge bouffant updo’s with studded leather head bands, it was the first time that I had ever used paper towels inside of a hairstyle.  Learn something new every day!


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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 wonderful time to be a part of.

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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 vendors chosen on the following criteria:

    - extremely high level of customer service to both brides & grooms

    - extremely high level of customer service to other vendors in the industry

    - product & service excellence at a recent wedding where a Lulu photographer could experience your  services firsthand

    - frequency of which that a Lulu Photographer has been able to work with you to ensure that your service and products are consistently fantastic

    Lulu Wedding is a great resource for finding the best vendors in the industry because there are no paid listings, only the vendors they choose to list.  Love it!!  Thank you girls!!


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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 that it was the Death Cab shoot that I worked on with photographer Autumn De Wilde a while back.  Woo!!  I love seeing work in print, so cool!!  Especially since I am a HUGE fan : )    


    To see more behind the scenes photos, go here.



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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 Noni Creme,  Art director of  Butter London was there attending to the model’s nails, she gave us the inside info on the new colors coming out for spring!  





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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 wishes for stage 4 breast cancer patients. The night was a great success and I look forward to participating next year.

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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.  It’s an opportunity to aquire amazing goods and services for your wedding, while 100% of the net procedes will benefit breast cancer organizations who create the ability to grant personal wishes to cancer patients in their last year.

    Please join us to toast to this wonderful cause that celebrates life and love and the fabulous spirit of giving!  It’s an evening not to be missed, where the most stylish way to give is to get!


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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 the mean time, you can see a preview of the new book in the fashion report “Whats your wedding style?” on .  I’ve attached some of the photos below, and some of the production shots from Pravda Studios.

    Behind the scenes @ Pravda Studios..

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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 joked around about being a dream team, but really, Leo’s talent is something special.  And! He’s one of my favorite people in Seattle.  Click here to be inspired..

    model: Stephanie (Next)

    Photography:  Leo Lam

    Hair/Makeup:  Me!

    Check out more of Leo’s work here:

    the studio where all the magic happens..

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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 wardrobe was from Seattle designer Madina Vadache, and hair and makeup by me!  Much was shot in Paris, and the rest in a town near Poitiers call St Julien d’Lars.  What MAGIC was made!!  It was a dream shoot, for 2 weeks..

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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 lovely!


    ooh!  and an ad for Isadora’s too..

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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 Favorite, in their elite Little Black Book of Vendors.  Woo!

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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 accessories from NY designers.  If you’re shopping downtown Seattle, RUE is only a few blocks from Sway & Cake, definitely worth checking out!


    Cover: Michelle Kim

    Photo: Chris Cumming

    Hair/Makeup: Erin Skipley

    Location :  RUE

    611 Stewart St.
    Seattle, WA 98101


    ps.  look what I found on MSN!


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