Thursday, November 18, 2010

I Heart Rebecca Minkoff

I have been in NY so much lately people are starting to think I live here.  Ugh.  However, lots of exciting things have been happening which make it all worth it.  Stila has a huge Samsung event tomorrow that is going to be amazing.  I am so glad I have time to fit time in my schedule to attend this event.  Also, I did have a little bit of free time to stop by Rebecca Minkoff’s sample sale.  I love Rebecca’s stuff and I love working with her.  She is such a talented person and I am always inspired when I am around her.  It is such an honor to work with her.  Have you seen her amazing spring collection yet?  I am so proud of the makeup look I created to pair with it.  It is one of my favorites - so modern, yet wearable.  

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

on the set in downtown la

check out the view from the set of this shoot stila did in downtown la!  despite the high stress environment, i think the view made up for it.  we had an amazing crew and the end result is going to be amazing. i can't give away too many details yet.  just know you will definitely LOVE it!!  this is a pic of me getting ready and reviewing my lines.  

i was so lucky to have kaci and lindsey there with me throughout the day!!!  go stila!

Friday, November 5, 2010

NYC press meetings

We’ve been doing a lot of press lately for stila.  I even went to vogue!  It’s been extremely busy, but very rewarding.  I love being able to discuss all of the great products that stila has to offer with everyone in the beauty and fashion industry.   Although some days it seems "all business", I feel privileged to be doing what I love each day. This is a pic of me and dom with stila’s amazing CEO, Deanna Kangas.  She is inspiring and I am so grateful for all she does for stila and me.

Friday, October 22, 2010

i went to aussie land and met elvis!

lots of traveling lately.  feel like a gypsy traveler.  i wish i was "on holiday".  but i am showing all of our stila fans in australia the amazing stila products!!  stila loves australia!  kaci and i have been busy with lots of events out here.  however, we did have time to take a moment to meet up with elvis!  haha.  jk.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

kara's wedding!

i was honored to do makeup for the wedding of stila's very own kara kanai (now peterson).  it was such a beautiful event.  i love weddings!  i always use one step makeup on brides because it photographs amazing and looks flawless on the skin - even if the bride sheds a few tears.  on kara, i made sure to emphasize her amazing cheekbones by stila's prime colors  in bronze babe and kitten!  i thought she looked stunning.  kara is so beautiful inside and out!  check out the stila gang hanging out with kara on her big day :)

best wishes to kara and her adorable hubby rob.  i hope they have years of happiness together :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

HSN Again!

Yep that’s right.  I went to Florida again for HSN.  We were promoting stila’s one step makeup.  I love the foundation and think it looks amazing on everyone.  I was so lucky to have Dom with me this time on set.  He was such a big help and I can’t wait til he gets to come on air and help me sell!  Doesn’t he look great with all of the models and me?  

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Working with E! for the Emmys

So I’ve spent a good part of my career glammin up gals for the red carpet.  However, I’ve never experienced the excitement on the actual red carpet.  That all changed when stila and E! teamed up.  I not only did makeup for E! in the emmy trailer, but I also had to be red carpet ready myself.  It was a big moment for me and definitely a career highlight.

Pre red-carpet, backstage in the trailer I worked with Lo Bosworth and Stephanie Pratt.  We created Madmen inspired looks on these beautiful girls.  Lo’s look was very retro with a strong cat eye and bold lips.  I used stila’s liquid liner and exhilarating long wear lip color.  On Stephanie, I went with a Brigitte Bardot look.  I used lots of twig eye shadow and brown smudge pot and kept her lips very neutral with nirvana lip enamel.  I loved how each look was very different but so pretty.

We had so much fun in the E! trailer getting ready for the red carpet and Lo and Stephanie were a blast to work with.  And, even better, I managed to survive the walk down the red carpet!