Saturday, April 18, 2009

2 Makeup Looks for Prom

I figured it was only fair to give you make up tips for prom as well. Here are 2 looks that might work well.

The first video is more of a classic look, but great for the girl who might not like to wear a lots of makeup.

The 2ND video is perfect for that girl who loves a smokey eye.

So pick one that best suits your personality .

Something for Prom

I thought I would post these videos seeing as its that time of the year again. Ive seen to many hard crunchy curls on young prom queen hopefuls over the years. I thought this would be a great alternative for that girl who really wants to stand out this year. Give one a try.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bunnies and Birthday Cake

Every so often my birthday ends up being on Easter Sunday. I wanted to thank everyone for the very kind birthday wishes I got yesterday.

Its amazing how those milestone birthdays seem to take forever to come. 13,16,18,21. But they soon fly by quicker then anyone would want. I've already reached the lower car insurance age. I guess the next milestone for me in the A.A.R.P card and parking space closest to the mall.

I spent my birthday eating lots and lots of cake .1St My employees got me my favorite birthday cake on sat. Its called a Brown Derby. It is choc.cake with whipped cream ,strawberries and bananas between each layer. so good. 2nd On Sunday my brother Felipe and his wife Rhonda brought me a cake as well. 3rd And my boyfriend Rich also got me a cake. I had my birthday meal at P.F Chang's with my Mom, Rich ,and a friend Pedro. It was quite ,but nice and tasty. Oh and i got a free dessert there too. So 3 cakes and a free dessert,can you say CARDIO?

I thought I would share pictures that seem like they where taken just yesterday. The one with the hat was also on Easter Sunday a long time ago.

Thanks again.

Me Test ?

Sometimes I hear from fellow artists." I don't test anymore". I'm not sure why. Is it because they feel like they are at a point in their career where they don't need to? Is it because they feel like testing in for newbies? Maybe someone can leave a comment and tell me why some feel this way.

I love to test because it give me the opportunity to experiment with new things,it gives me a chance to build new relationships with new photographers, and it helps keep your portfolio fresh. When your busy with jobs that aren't editorial, your book can become dated very fast. This is why is so important to test.

My agent suggested that I do a test with this amazing photographer she knows. His name is Timothy Hogan. His work is quite amazing so i was excited to work with him. We both wanted and needed really strong beautiful hair shots that look like a hair product campaign. My model Bruna, had long beautiful long hair so I knew this was going to be easy. I first blew her hair out for first look. He wanted something smooth and shiny. Sounds simple doesn't it? I thought so . I took Bruna to the set and we layed her down. Timothy took a test shot and the hair just looked flat. So I started to think of ways to make the hair look more dimensional. I decided to actually put something under the hair to make it have that ripple effect.It was looking much better in the next test shot. Timothy then said something to me that almost put me in a sweat. He said " We cant have any cross over hairs" That was something i never even considered . It also told me that Timothy was a perfectionist and I knew these pictures where going to be amazing. It seemed like it took for ever but I lightly went over strand by strand to do the best job I could in getting rid of any "cross over hairs" The next look was something with more curl so I just curled it all with a iron brushed it all to one side and that was it. A whole day for 2 looks .

This test produced these 2 images , and these pictures have gotten me more attention and opened more doors then any other pictures in my book. And that's why I still test. You never just know .