Sorry I haven’t been around…sooo busy. Erin had a baby girl!!! Reilly, more than a week early. September and October were crazy with so many amazing weddings and we are close to reaching our goal of 200 weddings this year. We are making sure all of them are FABULOUS! Also, we’re working on a new and improved website. I hope to have it up in the next couple weeks. So stay tuned for so much more!!!
As I write this, my thoughts are with our makeup and hair artist Erin, who is in labor for her second baby girl. Erin and I were introduced by her now husband Neil. A producer and director at that time for Time Warner and now for SUNY. That was more than 4 years ago and Erin has become such a huge part of the MMF team since then. She even planned this pregnancy around wedding season!! How committed is that!! Erin has so much energy, her belly grew and grew this season, but Erin was unstoppable. Taking on as many last minute projects as we needed her too. Commited to her brides and clients. Brides would say to me, “we love Erin.” I would say. “I know, I know, everyone does.” She was almost upset with me when I told her I wouldn’t be booking her any weddings on halloween. Her due date was November 2nd. So I wanted to post some of Erin’s fabulous work and wish her a happy healthy delivery!
Hi guys, In addition to all of our normal stuff, I have been on an intense research project. Next week, I go in and train a bunch of reporters and anchors on hi-def makeup for TV. This includes analyzing them on TV now and finding out what they use. Researching the internet and playing with products that would look better. Meeting with the reporters and anchors to teach them how to do it themselves and break some very old camera habits. Working within the station’s budget. Then testing it under the stations lighting and signal. And finally reviewing and tweeking with feedback after I and management review them on camera with their new looks. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks to all the makeup lines and consultants at MAC, Bobbi Brown, Makeup Forever, Sephora and of course our own Bare Escentuals and Kevin Aucoin who gave samples for us to evaluate.The 2010 Colon Club Colondar is out and as you may or may not know it is a special project I work on every year. Well, I have been asked back fro 2011!! I was already booked with weddings, so Erin, who also helped out for 2010, will be filling in when I can’t be there, and I will be making some guest appearances and food sampling of course. They always feed us so well on this shoot!
9/09 Corporate Stuff
This week I’m gonna show ya some of the corporate stuff we have been working on lately. Here in Upstate NY or Smallbany, as some of us affectionately refer to it as, we do lots of corporate or commercial styling.
The following photos were taken for the NYS Bar Association by www.jefffoley.com. Both MMF senior makeup artist Suzan Truax and I worked on this project over a 3 day span all over the Capital District. The team at the Bar Association, the attorneys themselves and photographer Jeff Foley were all Fantastic to work with. Jeff kept saying of the samples he printed. “Look at this, and NO photoshop.” Those words are like music to my ears!
Also this week, I took an amazing color class from the North American Hairstyling Awards 2008 Colorist of the Year, John C. Simpson. John is an educator in hair coloring, cutting, and also a makeup artist. His techniques and formulations will forever change the way I color hair. Thanks John, You are Fabulous!! www.johncsimpson.com
Ahhh, a day off. Labor Day.
A great day to blog about the summer’s happenings at MMF. Let’s go back to Memorial Day. The start of summer. I worked for two days with a great Bride, Vanita Dharan. I met her and her dad at the Glen Sander’s Mansion bridal show last January. Vanita’s dad was as excited about the wedding as Vanita. He went to India and purchased all her jewelry, and clothing for the two day event. He would send Vanita photos of the outfits via iphone for her approval from India. The colors are so different from traditional american weddings, very colorful and vibrant. Take a look. I get many questions as to whether or not I know how to do makeup and hair for different nationalities. Well look at how beautiful Vanita turned out!!
and how about these amazing photos taken by Bruce and Wanda Curtiss of www.imagineportraitstudio.com. This little bride of Asian decent was so adorable. She had Suzan our Senior Makeup Artist create two looks for her. She loved, loved, loved sparkle. The photos are so glamourous, but not over done. Just fabulous!
It seems that I have worked on a couple projects concerning domestic violence. This project which I did years ago called for a model that was of mixed race. This project was for the NYS Office for the prevention of Domestic Violence. Even though she was supposed to look upset. It was hard to hide how beautiful she truly is. She is actually the director of the agency’s own daughter.
Oh and lets not forget working with kids. This summer my goddaughter Carlie was once again chosen by Jen Jen Clothing and Nikki Rossi Photography to be a model for some of Jen Jen’s print advertising and fall line of childrens’ clothing. I just love Carlie’s little pink toes in the following photo. Carlie is really starting to enjoy her photoshoots. Nikki thinks she is a real natural.