Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gold Motel

I ALWAYS enjoy working with musicians... here is a shot of the very talented band Gold Motel from Chicago Magazine shot by Brian Kuhlman. The lead singer is normally very low key for her shows letting her naturally curly hair go, but I talked her (and the rest of the creative team) to going for more of a glamorous look to suit! Such a fun day, and check out their music here:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Behind the Scenes for upcoming editorial with Fashion Photographer David Leslie Anthony

Fashion stylist Jessica Moazomi and I worked together to create a look for an upcoming editorial. She posted some great behind the scene pictures on HER BLOG that I wanted to share!

Photographer David Leslie Anthony.
Hair & Make-up:
Carley Martin.
Rashida B.
Model: Gwen at Factor Woman

Assistant Photographer: Neal Agustin

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FarmHouse Fresh Products

I first read about Farmhouse Fresh Goods in one of my many magazines that I got through every month. I was already looking for an amazing body oil (I'm on an oil kick!) that was moisturizing but light and didn't get all over my sheets...not to mention Chicago winters suck all the moisture out of your skin. BAM! There it was...Agave Nectar Ageless Body Oil . It smells light and airy, and literally seems to absorb as soon as it hits your skin. I also layer the Backcountry Caramel body milk. I looove the skin has never been softer!

From the website:
96% natural Vegan NOT Gluten Free (has barley extract)
If you love a deep-soaking, luscious after-shower body oil, Agave Nectar will love you back!
The scent is heavenly light - an oat/milk scent (comparable to a to-die-for tiramisu dessert) that women and men alike adore. But it's so much more than a body oil. Made with a special blend of extracts tested and proven to reduce the rate of your skin's water loss - one of the culprits in signs of aging. Barley, Sandalwood and Amurense bark combine with Agave Nectar and a blend of natural oils to deeply hydrate without a greasy afterfeel. This bottle of glistening comfort even turns white in the water, so any droplets on your clothing or sheets remove clean in the wash. No staining. How brilliant!

"97.5% natural Vegan Gluten Free
A sultry caramel dream!
If you simply can't get enough of a warm, sleepy, vanilla-cinnamon scent, get ready for your next obsession! Our best-selling Sweet Cream Body Milk has been infused with a golden-caramel fragrance that rivals the finest creme brulee. The feel is light, and it pours like milk, but make no mistake this silky vegetable-based lotion will keep skin soft throughout the entire day. Made with our special blend of natural oils for maximum hydration.

Choose from our beautiful glass cruet with a handle for pouring or our more functional glass bottle with pump. Both make adorable gifts! Sold in a decorative box that reads "Our Cows Eat Cookies."

97.5% natural and like all FarmHouse Fresh products, Backcountry Caramel is Paraben & Sulfate free."

I also have enjoyed using their hand creams, both Whoopie Pie (smells really sweet...literally like frosting..I kind of thought it was a little strong so I wouldn't use is before doing makeup on clients). But the Fluffy Bunny is amazing, and made my nails and cuticle look great too!

So once I was saw the body oil, I started researching about this company, Farmhouse Fresh. I have an affinity for farms because my family has had a 575 acre farm off a lake in the plains of Kansas.

Here is a little excerpt from their site:

Life- Under a Canopy of Magic Trees

At FarmHouse Fresh, we dream, develop and hand assemble exquisite gifts that bring delight with every use. Whimsical. Nostalgic. Giftable to even your finickiest friends.

Each product is 88% - 99.6% natural, and Paraben & Sulfate FREE. Many of our products are also Vegan and Gluten Free. Click here to see a full chart.

All in all - amazing products that delivery, and also make great gifts because the packing is very high end and adorably adorned with cute pictures. Enjoy!