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!