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