‘TORONTO FASHION WEEK’ Spring 2014 Makeup Trends

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Another season of Toronto Fashion Week has come and gone!  It was the 4th season that I have worked with the Maybelline team and it now runs like a well-oiled machine!  Grace Lee is the Lead Makeup Artist.  She meets with all the clothing designers prior to the week and creates the fabulous makeup looks that will be seen at each show.  Then the Maybelline team which is made up of 15 fantastic artists are given a demo by Grace so we know exactly how to execute the looks. The Fashion Week Tents are located right in downtown Toronto at…

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‘Halloween’ A Makeup Artist’s favorite time of year!

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Halloween for a Makeup Artist is bigger than Thanksgiving and Christmas combined.  I start thinking about my Halloween costume as soon as summer ends, sometimes even sooner 😉 Growing up, my house was the one on the street that all the trick-or-treaters wanted to go to.   The front lawn was transformed into a graveyard, a strobe light was going off blinding anyone that came near and my dad would jump out and scare the kids with a frightful mask on his face. Needless to say Halloween has always been a big deal for me. Whenever I start to brainstorm Halloween…

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‘THROWBACK THURSDAY’ My wedding makeup and hair

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Wow what a week!  I just had 20 gigs in 1 week that included lots of makeup and hair for the Toronto Film Festival, a bridal editorial, glamming up a soap opera actress for various television appearances, a corporate video shoot for RBC, a wedding, an engagement shoot and a fitness photo session!  INSANE but I survived and loved every minute of it The icing on top of this super busy/exciting week-it was my first wedding anniversary!  Yup on September 15th 2012 I married the love of my life. I have done hair and makeup for so many weddings and…

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Mario Dedivanovic Workshop in NYC

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It was a quick last minute decision but I decided to travel to New York City this past weekend to attend a workshop by Mario Dedivanovic.  I traveled 10+ hours on a bus and was even hassled at the border!  But anyway, for those of you that may not recognize Mario’s name you would definitely recognize his work…he isKim Kardashian‘s Makeup Artist. He is the master behind the most commonly referenced makeup looks right now. I cant tell you how often my clients will pull out a pic of Kim and tell me that they want their makeup to look…

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Working at Breakfast Television-Celebrity Style Steal

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Today I did hair and makeup for a segment on Breakfast Television called Celebrity Style Steal.  Like any other time Ive worked at BT I had a ridiculous early call time of 4:45am-yuck!  Anyway I rolled myself out of bed and even managed to make myself look somewhat presentable-oh the power of makeup!  I got this opportunity through Fancy Face Inc which is a full service/mobile makeup and hair agency that I have been working with for the past 2 months.  There were 3 artists that needed to get 3 models and 1 host ready in about an hour.  I…

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‘MAKEUP MONDAY’ Artist Spotlight for T&M Magazine

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Summer is always my peak season and I find I’m go go go and I rarely get a moment to reflect on my own career/accomplishments.  So it was a nice surprise to wake up this morning to an email from Danailya Reece from T&M Magazine.  Back in May she had asked me to be part of their Artist Spotlight where they feature Makeup Artists in the business.  I was honoured to be asked and I submitted some photos and answered some questions about my career.  I had actually forgotten about the interview being so busy so it was welcomed news…

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‘MAKEUP MONDAYS’ Facepainting for Kids

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I love kids and kids love me, so any time I get asked to facepaint for a kid’s birthday party I jump at the chance. I have been facepainting pretty much as long as I have been a Makeup Artist-that would be 13 years and counting! Over 10 years ago I even used my facepainting skills to fundraise money to travel to Costa Rica for a 3 month volunteer project with Youth Challenge International. (That’s me below with the purple hair)! This past Canada Day weekend I was hired to facepaint at a 2 year olds birthday party. Here is…

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‘THROW BACK THURSDAY’ Jonathan Toews and Makeup for Men-Grooming

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After all the excitement of the Stanley Cup Finals coming to a close this week I thought the perfect Throw Back Thursday would be to talk about when I worked with Chicago Blackhawks’ Captain Jonathan Toews back in 2011. The year before was huge for Jonathan having won not only the Stanley Cup as one of the youngest Captains in the NHL but he also brought home an Olympic Gold medal for Team Canada-not too shabby for a 23 year old! I had the honour of working with him for a series of photo shoots and videos for The Canadian…

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