Zombie Walk

The Vancouver Zombie walk wa last weekend and so I got to have some fun with my make-up!

I killed myself, Greg (hubby) and two other guys called Aidan and Jacques. I have a couple of photos of how Greg and me turned outand hopefully I’ll get some of Aidan and Jacques in the next few days. Jzcques turned up at the last minute so didn’t really have as much done to him as the rest of us, but I definitely think greg turned out rather Un-Dead indeed! :-) I’m not sure if I have a photo of Greg stomach which is a shame as that was the best bit. I made it look like his stomach was falling apart!

It was a lot of fun and people kept stopping us and taking our photos, hehe! There are now photos on Facebook of me eating Gregs intestines and trying to bite random people who mistakenly got too close ;-)

The photos are from the lovely Joel who was there at the Zombie Walk taking pics of all us beautiful undead. You can see his work on his website. (He doesn’t just do the Undead, incase you’re wondering!)

Photos for the RISE upcycling website

I thought I’d give you a little more information about the RISE movement since this will be my third post about it in as many weeks, haha! You can link through to the website here and check out the clothes (and my natural, youthful make-up on the two lovely models ;-) )

There’s a lot of really nice stuff to buy, so head on over and have a look (I really like “smoking” and “beaches”). You can check out more information about the collections and designers too! Here’s the blurb from their website:

“The Movement

Inspired by the eternal life-cycle of the Phoenix, RISE is a social enterprise committed to fueling mass market demand for used and upcycled clothing.

All RISE pieces are made from Ashes (donated clothing).

By creating high quality, designer outfits from these Ashes, RISE strives to redefine how the vast majority of society views buying second-hand. Basically what we’re doing is bringing sexy back to thrift.

RISE is not only dedicated to sustainability, but also to youth empowerment and the creative arts. 100% of RISE pieces are designed and created by local youth fashion designers. Through RISE, young designers have an opportunity to explore their creative skills in a professional environment, and to make money doing what they love.

Our logo – The Red Feather – allows those who wear RISE to proudly communicate their beliefs and association to the movement, in style.

Now after over a year of designing and creating our spirited collection, RISE is ready to launch.”

Photo Shoot for RISE

I got a phone call on Saturday from Jasmine, one of the models I worked on the the RISE fashion show. She had been asked to do a photo shoot for the RISE website but they didnt have a Make-up Artist so she called me. :-)

I had to be at work at 4pm, but I was to meet her to start her make-up (and hair) at 1pm so there was plenty of time. When I got there I had a second model too that Jasmine hadn’t know about! Luckily, I had enough time to do them both before I had to leave (I took my work uniform with me so that I could just go straight to work afterwards if need be). Everything was kept very clean and fresh with simple, youthful hairstyles. I came to the rescue with some pins when one of the models was too thin for one of the dresses, haha, and left them some bits and pieces such as lipstick in case they needed to touch up after I’d gone. I can’t image they needed to, but it’s better to be safe than sorry :-)

I would have prefered to be there for the whole shoot, but it was a last minute thing and needs must!

Looking forward to seeing the end results!

RISE Fashion Show

Yesterday was the RISE Fashion Show at the Roadhouse Community Centre!

It was a great evening and I met some lovely people, including a model named Jazmine and the Key Make-up Artist Jacqueline Parker who did a great job designing the two looks we were to re-create on our models and organising all the Hair Stylists and Make-up Artists on the evening. (Jacqueline also put together little goody bags for everyone as a thank you for helping out, which was a lovely touch :-) ) I also bumped into a Make-up Artist/Hair Stylist that I met at the Nygard show, Elena Ismail. Always nice to see a familiar face!

The looks were quite simple to recreate as we were provided with photos and a small step-by-step guide on creating them. The first one was a smokey eye with pale lip, the second a natural eye with a gorgeous dark berry lip. We were told to just bring along our brushes and brush cleaner as the make-up we were to use was being provided for us by a company called Sappho Cosmetics. I’d never heard of them until this event, but I did really like their eyeshadows and bronzer!

I don’t have any photos as yet, but there was a professional photographer and videographer there photographing and filming the whole show and there are a few photos up on RISES’s Facebook page, but not of all the models or the whole show. Hopefully they’ll have the video up soon and I can link through to that for you!

All in all a fun night for a good cause promoting thrift and recyling :-)

Nygard Fashion Show

Last week there was a fashion show put on at the Nygard store down along Marine Way and I was there to help out as one of the Make-up Artists.

I could only be there for the early show, which was a shame, but I got to meet some great people (and win an Orchid in the raffle, haha!). I did make-up on a couple of customers and while I was doing that the two other Make-up Artist’s (Elena Ismail and another lovely lady I don’t recall the name of, sorry!) did the make-up for the three models (it was just a small show).

There was a photographer there, called Jennifer Strang, who was taking photos of everyone from customers to hair stylists and she sent a few photos out for people to show around. I think you can see more on her website, but here’s a few of us MUA’s a customer I did the make-up for, the organisers…

Lingerie shoot

What a lovely day yesterday was!

Firstly, it was my fifth wedding anniversary (yay us!) and secondly I had a great day down in Surrey, with Clarissa Jorquera as my wonderful “First Assist” make-up artist, doing the make-up for five lovely young ladies on the lingerie shoot for Satin Lillie Creations!

We were down there for 9am, and created individual looks for each model to suit them and the outfits they were wearing. Robyn, the designer and creator of Satin Lillie Creations, was specific about a couple of things that she really did/didn’t want for two of the models. They were easy things to accommodate (“I’d like her eyes dark, her eyes not dark”, etc) and the day seemed to go really well. Throughout the shoot all the models really needed was lip touch-ups, so once we were finished with everyone (and had checked how they were looking on camera), we were able to relax and enjoy the lovely sandwiches, fruit and coffee that Robyn had set up for everyone (so thankful for the coffee since I’d been up since 6:20am, haha!). The hair stylist Dana Demure changed each models hair styles a few times and did a great job, they all looked lovely! Dana went with a 1960′s theme of big hair and curls so we had some serious bombshells on set! :-)

Each model had five outfits each to wear and Robyn had set up a “bedroom” in her back garden using her lovely “sleigh” bed as a prop. The photographer not only used the “bedroom”, she used various areas of the garden (such as the big tree in the middle) as a backdrop. I can’t wait to see the finished results. I don’t really know anything about photography but it did look like a decent professional set-up Tara Cummings (of JuxtaPozin Arts) had going.

Out of the collection there was definitely one piece that stood out for all of us. It was a gorgeous long, white satin dress/nightgown with crystals dotted about. When the model, Aleasha, walked out of the changing area and onto the set everyone went to watch. It was beautiful! Perfect for any bride (could even be used as a classical, lightweight wedding dress!).

Robyn was kind enough to gift to me a lovely robe as an anniversary gift, and there are some pieces that I’m actually going to buy from her the next time we meet up! :-)

All in all a wonderful day. Thankyou to everyone involved!

Engagement shoot

I did the make-up for an engagement shoot yesterday and the photographer, Anna Krasnova, has already processed a couple of images of the happy couple Jesse and CJ.

Jesse said she doesn’t really wear too much makeup so we didn’t go crazy, but I did use false lashes on the outer edges with pink and brown eyeshadow and dark brown liner. When we went outside I had to apply a bit more blush and lippy as the sun was out in force and she looked really pale in the photos. Jesse has a lovely complexion and is a lovely shade of pale anyway, but I did add a little bronzer just to help define her face in the bright sun shine.
I used my Ben Nye cream HD foundations and think they worked beautifully! MAC cream blush looked lovely on her cheeks and a mix of MAC and La Femme eyeshadows on her eyes :-)

To the happy couple!

More pics from Tia Toshazuki

The very talented Tia Hoshizaki sent the rest of the final images from the Yukata shoot.

I wasn’t expecting to receive so many images, so this is wonderful! It might take me a while to decide which ones I want in my actual portfolio as obviously I don’t want too many of the same image, but they are all great photos :-)

What do you think?

Royal and Langnickle brushes

I just ordered a bucket load of make-up brushes from Royal and Langnickle! I got a mix of the Silk Line and the MasterPro Line and can’t wait for them to arrive. :-)

I did take a look at their new line, the Revolution Line designed with famous Kevin James (KJ) Bennett. They look incredible but they’re not actually in stock yet. The site says they’ll be available in June/July sometime and I’m already seeing on the forums that a lot of people have either pre-ordered them or are going to order them as soon as they’re in stock! I wanted to add to my brushes now, so I left off buying the Revolution brushes until I have a little more cash put aside in my “Kit Pot”, haha!