Oh awards season how I adore thee! I hope all of the ladies and gents actually ON the red carpet last night had as much fun as I did…sitting all by myself, buried under my two (kind of smelly) dogs, passionately sharing my opinions out there in the twitter-verse! Good times….seriously… good times! (minus the [...]
You never know where you’ll find inspiration and how a shoot will come out until you really get in there and get involved. This happened totally on the fly with friend and photog Jacklyn Greenberg of JAG Studios, just for creativity’s sake and the nooks and crannies we found to shoot in that day were [...]
Roll out the welcome mat…for matte lipstick. It’s back! For more tips, tricks and tutorials, visit me at Style Confessions
So, this past Fall, I had a ridiculously fun time doing makeup for Matthew Christopher’s 2011 Bridal Gown Collection. (And WHOA…are these gowns WOWZA or what??) Day One of the shoot took place right here in Branford, Connecticut at Bridal Trousseau on Main and was shot by Jacklyn Greenberg of JAG Studios. The day was FULL of laughs and nonsensical (and I mean SERIOUSLY [...]
Ok…so that was fun! I successfully predicted some winners, made a tasty meal and had lots to say about the state of affairs on the Red Carpet. So what’s the beauty verdict?? Well…that less is sometimes more! Understated, polished and downright pretty…just what the Red Carpet should be. The only surprise of the night…the absence of the super smokey eye…but I [...]
So, it’s Oscar countdown week…YAY! And truly, it’s the ONLY thing that gets me through dreary February every year. (UMM…it’s snowing again??) I can’t WAIT to see the Red Carpet glitz and glam and I only have one more movie to tick off my list:) I’m ready…even the menu is planned (ham and manchego croquettes and [...]
NEW Beauty Blog Series! Trend Tips OK, beauty junkies and followers of all things fashion….Lipstick is BACK and this time it’s MATTE, matte, matte…no glitz, no glam….no shimmer, no shine…just one tube of the old fashioned stuff is all you need to be the trendiest mama on the block! (And as you can see below…it can [...]
NEW Beauty Blog Series! Get the Look: Your ”step by step, paint by number, as easy as I can make it” instructions to get your favorite looks…and since there were just a crazy number of beautiful ladies on the Red Carpet for the Golden Globes, I’ll have alot of looks to share ….yep…something for everyone! Get the Look: [...]
It’s award season and I’m just giddy with Glee! WHEE! Lots of Red Carpet Beauty means LOTS of blogging…so tune in regularly to the Makeup Vanity for step by step, play by play, how to, beauty tips for all of your favorite looks! So, I’m not often very surprised at the looks on the Red Carpet. The Smokey Eye, [...]
They were married August 8, 2010 overlooking the stunning, scenic views at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont! You can see more of the big day and the “Trash the Dress” session on the blog of their photographer Karen Pike Photography…
They were married September 10, 2010….check out a few sneaky peek highlights from their big day on the blog of their photograper David Apuzzo! “d.d., Thank you very much for doing such a wonderful job on our make up for my wedding. Everyone was so impressed and we got a lot of compliments. We truly appreciate everything that [...]
So no wedding can be the magical, mystical, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, super fun day that you’ve dreamed of your whole life without a little planning. So who do you call when you’re planning your big day?? Well….that would be Jubilee Events! Specializing in chic, stylish, events….Jubilee Events infuses their background in art and design and love of all things [...]
So…just another day at the office…which in my case, means just another day having fun playing makeup. And what makes it fun? Well, besides the obvious, it’s always the people I get to work with…on this day, a few of my favorites! Photog: Anthony DeCarlo Video: David Ruzicka of Fairytale Studio Hair: Cheryl McMahon [...]
They were married June 12, 2010 at the Branford House Mansion..see their big day plus their carnival themed rehearsal dinner…all on the blog of photog Matthew J. Wagner!
So…I’m not sure that there’s anything more romantic than a beach wedding…the kind you just show up to…without alot of planning….without a ton of expectations….and without shoes…especially on the magical beaches of Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. That’s exactly what the crew created for the first day of our shoot. Mother Nature even provided a rainstorm… Pure [...]
You know…I don’t know what it is exactly about Costa Rica….but it stole my heart…and that’s hard to do! For an artist, there is inspiration everywhere and the natural, laid back beauty just speaks to me…I feel lucky to have been there and even luckier that I get to go back!:) So Day One of [...]
Congratulations Colleen and Brian! They were married in a private beach ceremony on July 4, 2010 at SUNRISE! Photographer Kiva Sutton of Annandale Photography created a romantic beach photo shoot to top off their special day….check out the sunrise celebration here!
Congratulations Julia and Avi! They were married at the Wadsworth Mansion on June 27, 2010! You can see their beautiful wedding day with all it’s glorious details…captured by the charming and talented photog duo Robert and Kathleen….click here!
Congratulations Stephanie and Lloyd! They were married on June 5, 2010…. Here are just a few shots from their beautiful day! And thank you Stephanie for the kind words and review! It was my pleasure!:) “I used DD for my wedding and she was one of my favorite vendors. First off, she made me and [...]
They always say location, location, location…and this one… TOP TOP secret to all but a few of us in the know…made the day… and the shoot! Here’s the crew: Shutterbugs: Carla Ten Eyck and Mike Romano Styling and the oh so important Snack Patrol: Candice Dowling Coppola of Jubilee Events and Susannah McGlamery Movie making: Jim Altieri…you [...]
So…all in the name of art…and creativity..I met up with a few talented pals for a day of frolicking in a field and a country themed engagement shoot…or possibly a shotgun wedding depending on where you hail from:) Either way, the shots are gorgeous…and theres a few more to come! Shutterbugs: Carla Ten Eyck and [...]