Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Things I want you to see

I love these two images. I just happen to have done the makeup.
top image Della Bass - bottom photo Dave Raphael

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Linkin Park meets Williamsburg

Linkin Park released their latest album Sept 14th, playing a massive show in Times Square. The following day we did a photo shoot at Fast Ashley's in Williamsburg Bklyn...
Photography: James Minchin III
Threads: Mark Holmes
Grooming: Dina Gregg

Monday, November 15, 2010

Just because we can and want

My photog friend Benjamin asked me to do Jack Smith-ish makeup on him for Halloween. Somehow we forgot to take a picture that night. So a week later we decided to do a do-over, just for fun. Benjamin set up some lights, and I spilled some glitter on his cheekbones one more time. Here's what we made. 
 These images were taken by yours truly. 
Please click *HERE* to see Benjamin Heller's stellar work.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Arty Party for VS magazine

VS magazine editorial by photographer Yoo Sun
Shot on 23 May 2o1o at Pier 59
Inspiration and Artwork by Benjamin Hollingsworth
Makeup: Dina Gregg

Friday, October 29, 2010

Working 80 hours in 6 days looks like...

Last week I worked on a tv commercial for a Russian gift card - the "Megacard" - in which women are passed out in various public scenes having shopped til they dropped.  
I felt just like this girl when we wrapped at 8am on Day 5 after a 2nd all-nighter
This was a fun lipcolor moment & it was made possible by Sephora lip liner in Funky Fuchsia and Makeup Forever pink from their grease box. I filled in the lip completely with the pencil first, then brushed on a bit of the pink grease to intensify and to wet the lip a little.

Shout to amazing assistants! Thank You!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Paul + Joe s/s 2o11

One of the best things I could ask for is that a girl specifically request ME to do her makeup - especially on my last show of the last day of Paris fashion week. When everyone is traditionally sick and cranky, this is like a gift from heaven. 
Such was the case with Julia - this girl is a cool, no-BS chick from Oz whose candor delights. We had fun getting her done.
Pretty painless - hah! Get it? :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tao Mobile : Vanessa Bruno

This is Tao backstage at Vanessa Bruno - in the Theatre National de Chaillot
We took the photo with Tao's cell phone because my camera ran out of batteries. 
A girl who will offer her phone + email you the photo is a good egg.
I ♥ Tao !
Tao working it for Vanessa Bruno s/s 2o11

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lovely Lily Allen graces Givenchy

I got Lily ready for the Givenchy show last night at her hotel near the Opéra. She is an absolutely delightful person. Here's how she looked in the front row:
We went for classic makeup, with a va-voom mouth of fiery red. The lipcolor I used is an amazing vintage (read: discontinued long, long ago) Chanel lipstick named Paradise.
- Paris Opéra -

Akris s/s 2o11

Sculpted & highlighted faces for Swiss minimalist collection
6:30am call time. Marlena, above, literally slept while I did her makeup.
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Vlada, below, was next & Blackberry'ed the whole time it took to make her up. Not long.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sonia Rykiel s/s 2o11

Glittery posters next to the line-up backstage read  
A buoyant rendition of The Stranglers' "Golden Brown" played to further set the tone, and the girls followed suit, bouncing down the runway.
Here is "it girl" du jour, Arizona, makeup-ready in my chair backstage
presenting her 2 looks on the runway:

Friday, October 1, 2010

Rochas: Rhapsody in Yves Klein Blue

Wednesday at the Gymnase Japy, Paris 11e. It was an old-world look done in a new way. Hollow eyes of blue - Yves Klein blue - gazing hopefully like immigrant dolls, into the great wide open...
My girls, Debora (top) and Daiane (below) on the Rochas s/s 2o11 runway

Monday, September 20, 2010

Refined rebellion at Marc by Marc

 My girl, Julia, on the Marc by Marc runway 9.14.1o
If this season's Marc Jacobs show was Guy Bourdain Barbie, then Marc by Marc was Skipper as interpreted by Helmut Newton.
Both makeup looks had strength and glamour in spades.
Marc Jacobs went for drama with a smokey, glossy eye and deep red, matte mouth.
Marc by Marc featured smudged, lined eyes with clear gloss on the nude lids. The lips were a playful poppy orange-red - also matte, also totally "there" - conveying the carefree, deliciously devious side of the Marc Jacobs girl.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Marc Jacobs s/s 2o11

The Look > Luxe-louche '7o's Drama
The Girl > Kasia
The Cabine > more cramped than cramped
The Venue > the Armory
The Show > Stunning

Max Azria s/s 2o11

The Max Azria show was simply gorgeous.
The barely-there makeup had sophisticated subtlety - 
embodying both pedigree & youth at once.
These are my girls, Patricia and Jacquelyn.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

NY Fashion Week s/s 2o11

This season has been gorgeously amazing! Bleached brows are It.

 Me making up Kasia for Marc Jacobs & overview of the melee in the MJ cabine.
Much as I adore blogging in detail, I am absolutely knackered from a cray-cray week of shows & shoots.
Please bear with me as I regain my verve & please stay tuned for the fleshed-out coverage of MORE shows, MORE photos, lots of backstage shots & of course mucho mas makeup talk.

Alexander Wang: Less is More

The makeup look at Alexander Wang was very minimalist - it was all about the skin...and bleached eyebrows. Each girl's brows got bleached the moment she arrived backstage, and following the show we dyed every last one of them back to natural.
Here's Daria with her face just completed by me & waiting for first looks.
Below we see her in full effect on the runway:
The runway inside the venue at Pier 94:

Lacoste s/s 2o11

My girl Herieth backstage...
 ...then out on the runway...
...and my 2 boys William & Bastiaan:

Alexander Berardi s/s 2o11

Here's one of my girls, Hannah, on the runway:
This was how she looked prior to the show backstage, makeup-ready & about to have her hair finished:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wish you were here...

Hope you are having an epic summer - see you at NY Fashion Week - x! 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Peek at Bo

 Bo Don shot in LES-NYC by Dan King
Styling: Rebecca Palmer
Hair: Tamara McNaughton
Makeup: Dina Gregg

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Major makeover at

Nearly 6 months in the making & the all-new is ready to make her debut! I invite you to take a look-see...
The new site was made possible by Marcus Connor, my online Obi-Wan. Without his patience & expertise I wouldn't have such a stunning new look - thank you, Marcus!