Project Migration Behind The Scenes Video

Visit Project Migration's website here to find out more information on how you can help the charity!

Project Migration

Had a great shoot today with model Hilary Rowland, head of the charity group Project Migration. We shot some of her t-shirts with world famous photographer Daniel Garriga, that will be used in ads and articles about the charity. The pictures will be up sometime next week on the website, and I'll be sure to let you know when they're published. And buy a t-shirt! They're awesome, and you'll be supporting a good cause! (I'm sporting the tank top Hilary is wearing below)

Some behind the scenes pictures:

Model: Hilary Rowland, MUA: Me, Photographer: Daniel Garriga, Hair Stylist: Jessica Bond

Here's some more information on Project Migration:
Project Migration focuses on tackling three of the most pressing issues facing women and girls living in poverty around the world, with a special focus on single mothers in Africa. Their products are handmade by single mothers in Africa. Sale of the products is part of a charitable initiative to provide clean water and medical supplies for these women and other single mothers in central Africa, as well as provide them with a source of income so that they can feed their children and provide them with education. For each product purchased, Project Migration will donate up to 20 years of clean water and medical supplies to single mothers in central Africa.



I'm sure all of you have seen the commercials for Latisse (that boast they make your eyelashes longer and fuller)...well Funny or Die made a parody of the commerical, called Lashisse. The video is histerical...watch it here: Lashisse/ why are my eyes bleeding?

M.A.C Style Black Collection

In the M.A.C Style Black collection, all the products have hues of black in them, creating alluring looks for the fall. I'm not really sure how I feel about the collection, although I really love the black nail polishes (Seriously Hip Black with gold particle pearl, and Baby Goth Girl Black with pink and purple pearl) and the Glimmer glass for lips (same as nail polishes).

Here's the video they released for the collection.


Busy Busy

Shot again today with Gabriel Everett, can't wait to see the pictures!

The next few days are going to be really crazy...Going back to CT to see family tomorrow, Shooting sunday with The Dream Jam Band for their cd/promotional stuff, then shooting for 2 days in the city with kids designer clothing line Absorba.

Hopefully, I'll have some videos/pics to post soon!


Illamasqua Art Of Application (INGENUE)

Illamasqua is a fairly new UK makeup brand (they launched in nov '08) that is truly amazing. They just started selling their top 200 items in Sephora in the US, so if they're at your local store, definitely check out their products. The creator of the line, Alex Box, is one of my idols, and I really love how dramatic the products she's created are. They drew inspiration from the 1920's berlin club scene and london's underground scene.

I really love this instructional video they made, and wanted to share it!


New York Couture Fashion Show

Here's a video I took during the New York Couture Fashion Show last saturday at Webster Hall.

I love my little flip mino!


Some pictures from the fashion show last night...

With Eryka and Daniel, the other make up artists.

With Eryka

Some of the models walking


Pictures from my shoot yesterday

photography: Gabriel Everett
model: AavaMagdalene Ducayne
hair stylist: Dina
make up: me

NARS Orgasm Blush

If you're looking for a great blush, that can be universally used on every skin tone, NARS "Orgasm" blush is your savior. It's a great peachy-pink color, with just the right amount of glitter to highlight the cheek bones and really make your cheeks pop. It's pretty sheer, so you can give your cheeks just a tiny flush of color, or you can build it up to give them a more defined look. It's been voted the best blush by both the beauty industry AND consumers, and has won 15 awards. I'm a huge fan of this blush, I use it on myself and on models for photoshoots. You can buy it here.

If you're looking for a blush with a little more pop, NARS also offers their Orgasm blush in the Super Orgasm shade. Same color and sheer effect, but with more shimmer. You can buy it here.

You can also buy nail polish, lip gloss, and the multiple (a creamy multi-purpose stick that can be used on eye, face, and body) in the "Orgasm" shade.

Shot with Gabriel Everett today,

and the shoot went really well, I'm excited to see the final pictures. We shot at some great locations in NJ. Here are some behind the scenes pics...


Gabriel Everett

I have 2 shoots next week with photographer Gabriel Everett in NJ. His work is fantastic, and I'm really excited to show you guys what we end up creating! Definitely check out his website. Here is some of his stuff:

This month looks like it's already getting pretty busy...6 shoots already confirmed, and about 7-10 more that are in the process of being confirmed and scheduled. Hopefully more things will filter in.

Also, the Anthony Bourdain shoot I did back in May will be featured in the September '09 issue of PRESTIGE Hong Kong. Once I get a copy, I'll be sure to scan it and post it :)


New York Couture Fashion Show at Webster Hall on Sept 12th!

I will be doing makeup for the show, and I hope I see some of you there! Cassie runs New York Couture, and her stuff is super cute. A lot of great people will be there, and everyone that is sponsoring the event is awesome.

For more information and how to get on the guest list, click here.

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