Wednesday, December 22, 2010

'Tis the Season!

Christmas Shoot, Rachel & Alissa Style!
Spreading Holiday Cheer!
Shirts by Dirtee Hollywood
Dirtee Hollywood's Christmas Collection

Make Up and Styling by RachelTheStylishWanderer:
T-Shirts from Dirtee Hollywood:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Alzheimers Awareness Club Spreading Holiday Cheer!

I am the Secretary of the Azheimers Awareness Club at Monte Vista High School. Tonight Alissa Anderegg(President), Jane Nho(Vice President), Stephanie Glover, Daniel Glover, and I went Christmas carolling at Sunrise Assisted Living in Danville, Ca. spreading holiday cheer to the elderly! They were so appreciative and it put a smile on each of their faces which felt so rewarding. : )
From Left; Jane Nho, Alissa Anderegg, Stephanie Glover, Me, Daniel Glover
Alzheimers Awareness Club Caroling
                  Spreading Holiday Cheer!

      IT GIRL: Alissa Anderegg
My best friend Alissa Anderegg who is President of Monte Vista's Alzheimers Awareness Club is a strong advocate for Alzheimers. Two weeks ago, Alissa was featured on the home page of AOL sharing her story about her experience with Alzheimers! Last month, she sang at a LifeLine for Pets benefit concert, and her story about teens and Alzheimer's was published in the Shriver Report book. She also had the remarkable oppurtunity to speak at The Women's Conference among the most powerful women in the world including Maria Shriver, Oprah Winfrey, and First Lady Michelle Obama.  She also walks in honor of those with Alzheimer's at Alzheimer's Association Memory Walks throughout California. Join and visit Alissa's Facebook group Alz4Kidz & Alz4Teens:Resources for Kids about Alzheimers(link below).
AOL's Homepage, here is the link to the story!
Featured on HBO's "The Alzheimers Project"
With Entertainment Correspondant, Leeza Gibbons at the Alzheimers Walk
Alissa walking and chatting with Maria Shriver at her March on Alzheimer's
Participant in Maria Shriver's Womens Conference

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Talented Make Up Artist, Asal

The Beautiful Asal
Asal is an international makeup artist with more than 10 years professional experience; specializing in unique makeup looks for weddings, fashion, TV & film, events, and training. She has worked with celebrities such as Vienna Girardi from the Bachelor, Gretchen Rossi from the Real Housewives of O.C, and also a few European Socialites. Asal has a passion for color and finding new and colorful ways to bring out the best her clients. Another thing that is so special about Asal is that not only is she so sweet and nurturing, but also has a passion for life and hearing peoples stories.
When I first met Asal at the Project Pink Fashion Show
Great look for the Holidays!
Before & After

While I was sitting in Asal's chair getting primped, I asked her some questions about Make Up, and her journey as an Artist..

1. Where did your love for Make Up come from?
When I was younger I always loved watching my Mom and sisters get ready for parties, and seeing transformations. I was in awe of what make up could do, and the confidence it could instill in a person. In High School I loved doing Before & Afters on my friends.

2. How did your Make Up Journey begin?
I lived in Spain where I had clients, and during my time there I lived with a Spanish family, spoke Spanish, and also worked at a coffee shop which was a great experience. I would do photo shoots and runway shows in Italy, and had a celebrity client in Milan. In the U.S., I worked with Trish McEvoy, Armani, and other lines at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, and as a freelance artist.

3. Did you go to Cosmetology school?
 I do not have a cosmetology degree, and I've learned by always being ready to try new things and gaining years of hands on experience. I have a great friend in the industry here who has taught me a lot, and I've taken some great make up classes in Europe.

4. What is your Signature Look?
I love a strong smoky eye and making my clients skin appear flawless so their best features stand out.  If not flawless, it can be a distraction to what is on the clients face. I love a really bright red or bright pink lip, or even a beautiful juicy nude lip. I love a strong contrast.

5. Favorite Make Up lines?
I use a combination of the best products from different lines. I especially love the pigment of MAC products and the brushes and eye shadow system from Trish McEvoy. I think it's all about picking and choosing because everyone is different and what might work on one person might not work on another. It's all about trial and error and finding the perfect make up that makes you feel beautiful.

               Other Work
Tattoed Pirate Girl
Exotic Fashion Look
Gretchen Rossi from the T.V show, The Real Housewives of O.C
Vienna Girardi from the T.V show, The Bachelor

Friday, November 26, 2010

Clinton Kelly

At Macy's GLAMORAMA fashion show I was fortunate to meet the Televion Star and Author, Clinton Kelly. Ever since I was younger I've always loved Clinton, watching him on the t.v show What Not To Wear. He was so sweet, down to earth, and I was fortunate to be able to interview him.
1. Where did your love for fashion come from?
Fashion was something I liked and cared about and I wanted to create a good personal appearance for myself and others. I started out in journalism, and worked as a magazine editor and freelance writer, then got recruited for the T.V Show, What Not To Wear.

2. What advice do you have for teens that want to break into the fashion industry?
To focus on education more than just fashion, and to be able to handle yourself in situations. To keep on top of what is going on in the fashion world.

                        Clinton and I

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Make Up Artist, Janice Daoud

When I went to the Nordstrom Fall 2010 Trend Show I was fortunate to meet, and interview the fabulous Janice Daoud. Janice is currently a Makeup Stylist for NARS Cosmetics that travels within the states and internationally, and also works as a freelance makeup artist in the fashion and entertainment industry. Janice's skill has been seen on the runways of Marc Jacobs where she worked alongside Lead Artist, Founder, and Creative Director Francois Nars. Janice has worked with top Hollywood faces including Carmen Electra, Kim Kardashian, American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, Essence Attkins, Usher, Supermodel Chanel Iman, Kendra Wilkinson Baskett, and The Pussycat Dolls.

The Beautiful Janice Daoud

1. What advice do you have for teens that want to break into the beauty industry?
 Do extensive research and training, Practice on yourself, your friends & your family, Have a great aesthetic sense, & most of all be passionate about your dream…never give up!

2. Where did your love for makeup come from?
From a very early age, I used to study the pages of Vogue magazine that my mother would purchase monthly. I would read each page and study the fashion and makeup then recreate the makeup looks on myself. It was also then that I discovered Francois Nars, and was inspired by his early work in the fashion world.

3. What sets NARS apart from other cosmetic lines?
NARS is for the modern and independent woman, no matter if she’s 16 or 60 years old. She is free to express herself and make a statement with no rules to follow. There are countless ways to discover who she is or who she would like to become. You can’t say the same for many other lines.

                Janice's Work!
Painting the face of top supermodel, Chanel Iman

New York Fashion Week 2010. Her model in the 3.1 Philip Lim show

Check out Janice's website!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Skin Expert to the Stars, Kate Somerville

Nordstrom Walnut Creek was humming with 600 women at 7:30 AM for their Fall 2010 Cometic and Fragrance Trend Show this past Saturday! Top make up artists from around the country presented their Everyday, Modern, and Bold Beauty Trends. Kate Somerville, the skin expert to the Hollywood A-List stars, made an appearance at the event. She was so sweet, and I was fortunate to interview her. 
1. Where did your love for skin start?
When I was a kid I struggled from the skin disease eczema, so I was always trying to figure out my own issue. I also found watching skin transformations in clients interesting.
2. In your mind what is the perfect Skin Regime for everyday?
When coming up with your skin regime it all depends on your Skin Type, and where you are in your life. It is important to have a good face cleanser, serum, treatment, moisturizer, and sunscreen. It is also important that you wear make up that doesn't have a lot of chemicals in it.
3. What advice do you have for young people that want to break into the Beauty Industry?
It is important that you have a lot of passion because at the end of the day it is a business.  It is important to put a lot of effort into your work because if you don't, there is a lot of talent out there and someone else might take your spot.

         Kate Somerville and Me
Nordstrom's Cosmetic and Frangrance Trend Show

FALL time is here!

Jen Miyako, and Union Square set the stage for my photo shoot in San Francisco this weekend. I pulled  this seasons knits in neutral colors from my wardrobe.

My friend Jen Miyako is 20 years old, and is an aspiring photographer who attends the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Jens work is AMAZING, and I was so happy that I was able to work with her this weekend. 
The fierce Jen Miyako

Check out Jens Photography sites!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Project Pink Fashion Show at Westfield Valley Fair!

I had a fabulous time sitting along the runway and watching the Project Pink Fashion Show at the Westfield Valley Fair Mall!  The high-energy runway show featured fall fashions from stores in the mall such as Betsey Johnson, Aritzia, Ann Taylor, Franco Uomo, Gap, White House Black Marketand Bananna Republic. Several strong, and brave Cancer survivors spoke out and told their inspirational stories about life, recovery and hope.100% of the event's proceeds went to the American Cancer Society, and celebrities such as Gretchen Rossi, and Slade Smiley came out to support the cause too as cancer has also touched their lives!
Red Carpet
The Hosts; Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley from the T.V show "The Real Housewives of Orange County"

"It's Showtimee"
All the Cancer Survivors came out at the Finally
With Gretchen and Slade
With the Ahhmazing Makeup Artist Asal
With "The Bay Area Fashionista", Hasti Kashfia

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just a little Photoshoot!

Tonight we had some family friends over and my little friend Juliette and I were bored..We went into my room and stumbled upon my closet, immediately rummaging through my clothes and the next thing I know, we decided to do a photoshoot!  I then asked Juliette to pick out her favorite piece from my closet so I could put together an outfit for her. I then found myself doing hair, make-up, and all that jazz! Here are some pictures from the shoot!

                             and After!!
      MAKEUP!! I did a smoky eye with a nude lip and a babydoll inspired blush look..
                                               A closer look..
      Lovin' the Old Hollywood inspired curls!!
                   Model Shot
Went for the glamorous, Rachel Zoe inspired look but toned down a little!
             Having Funnnn!