Sunday, November 13, 2011

Just guess...

Which magazine this was for!! LOL :) Nothing like kicking off the Holiday season with a Holiday Bunny shoot!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bridal Transformation

Stephanie is a natural beauty, so that makes my job very easy! We airbrushed her skin to make sure it looked even and last all day. Eva Longoria was our inspiration...I think we nailed it on the head.

I loved hanging out with her friends and family for the day; their pictures turned out gorgeous! Here are a few images. Enjoy! Many thanks fo Two Birds photography for their images.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Chicago Based Designer, Nora Del Busto

I had the pleasure of doing makeup for this Chicago based designer for one of the Chicago Fashion Week shows. Can't wait until her career blows up! Such a sweet person.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Molly Mesnick and Trista Sutter of Bachelor and Bachelorette

I recently had the pleasure of styling the hair for these two lovely ladies. They auctioned off pieces of clothing worn on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette to benefit the American Red Cross, and the after party at Rockit was a smashing success. Barry Brecheisen took pictures of the night, and I saw a few posted on Edrop-Off's facebook page! There were TV crews there filming for a reality tv show to be aired on Vh1...look out for me!

Their gorgeous jewelry was courtesy of Blue Nile.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Walgreens In-Store Ads

Well I've been wondering when the Walgreens photo-shoot that I assisted the lovely Nicole Cap was going to start popping up, and finally I saw it today! This was from a little over a year ago in a big fake Walgreens warehouse... Pretty weird.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Yelp Review

Tiffany Graydon was probably one of my favorite brides of all time...we just clicked! Not only was she absolutely beautiful, but a kind hearted girl to the core. Here's her amazing review she wrote for me on Yelp!

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I honestly don't know where to start. Carley is professional, amazingly talented and full of personality. Just a pleasure to work with-I fear the day I can't afford her because the rest of the world discovered her talents! I brought Carley on to work her magic on my wedding day. I honestly didn't know anyone good in the city and was fearful of the heavy handed makeup artist that makes you look orange. She was nothing like that. Carley has the eye and talent to transform you and bring out your best without even looking like you have a ton of makeup on. She also did my sisters makeup and my moms (they are very picky) and they loved her too. On top of her talent she is so sweet, funny and CALM which was so welcoming when you are in the craziness of a wedding. All I can say is I am so happy to have found and met Carley. She is top notch. I may have to find an excuse to get my makeup done again, she's that good!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What a day!

Very exciting - I had my first in-home beauty studio client today! She was off to have a photo-shoot with the lovely photographer Bethany Fritz of Maypole Studios : ) I thought she looked like Claudia Schiffer!

Now I'm off to do hair and makeup for 3 models for a Design Bureau Magazine and Post 27 Party tonight- should be awesome. Is it bad that I'm already thinking of cocktails at 11:00am? Heres a couple behind the scenes from the shoot:

Here is some info below on the event pulled from Daily Candy

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Post 27 owner Angela Finney-Hoffman partners with design tastemakers and Design Bureau magazine to divvy up her store into themed tableaux celebrating furniture, fashion, and art.
Why: The eye candy that is the bedroom with a graphic wall installation by Pitch Design Union.
When: Thru May 9. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1819 W. Grand Ave., at Wood St. (312-829-6122). Admission is free.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Beauty Shots

Sometimes I get confused when it comes to my portfolio. I'm a makeup artist so it makes sense to feature images that really feature the face, right? So I've been focusing on that for the past year, but I get a little confused when I see famous makeup artists whose books are full-length shots that you can barely see the makeup and hair! The more tears you can get the better, but those opportunities come to you randomly, so for now here are a few more beauty shots that I am in love with from the very talented Hadi Alavi. Hope you like! :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lisa McCowlry's Video Shoot

Here is a fun behind the scenes shot of the last shot of a 2 day shoot. I believe this was 2:00am... 14 hours of beautifying! Lisa has an AMAZING voice, and a very magnetic personality. I can't wait to follow her career, and someday do her makeup for the Grammy's! : )

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Interview from Brides Chicago Spring/Summer 2011 Edition!

You may have to click to open. Anywho, they interviewed me about celebrity inspired looks, and I reported about Katy Perry. She's pretty fun.

Monday, January 31, 2011

New Hair Ad - KeraLove

Hey guys! I wanted to share with you a recent KeraLove ad that I did hair and makeup for : ) The model had GORGEOUS hair. Beautiful eh? Check out their web-site for information. Credits to Heather Talbert Photography (she is amazing!)