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Thursday, January 06, 2011

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2011 is so on.

Friday, November 26, 2010

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

LookBook poloraids :: FEB 2010



In the past couple months, I teamed up with photographer Nicolle Clemetson , owner of Studio 8 photo studio in Downtown Phoenix. Creating LookBooks for professional talent newly signed and currently represented. Agency's such as Ford Models and Agency AZ fashion divisions have  shot fresh new looks for their talent portfolios. 

Spending 2-3 hours per model we sift through wardrobe and heels. I fill in any missing pieces with an arsenal of fashion goodies. Flip on the steamer and head to the makeup chair. Keeping it real simple, I add subtle makeup and simple hair styling as to show the girls natural beauty. This is exactly what the agency's want and future clients need to see. Nicolle already set up, she sync's up the genius internet radio station Pandora creating stations anywhere between Ella Fitzgerald to Britney Spears to She & Him. A variety of melodic choices, all seem to lend fair for all age, even the mom's know the big daddy rapper Jay-Z

Being a girl team has proven to be very cool on both sides of the camera. Nicolle's fun laid back style of shooting, creates a creative place for models to bring their best foot forward easily, effortlessly and beautifully as you can see below. We both love our jobs and there is normally a lot of giggling and high fives too...shhhhh don't tell. Were total geeks!!!

Here are a collection of poloraid's I snapped of the graceful Emily.  And here are the final shots!  A new sign at Agency AZ and professional dancer, what a gift working with her on set. A natural talent. I'm inspired to take a class. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Beauty...How do you define it

beauty  /byooːte/
n. pl. beau·ties

The quality that gives pleasure to the mind or senses and is associated with such properties as harmony of form or color, excellence of artistry, truthfulness, and originality.

  • One that is beautiful, especially a beautiful woman.

  • A quality or feature that is most effective, gratifying, or telling

                                                         photo: nicolle clemetson
                                                            model: the agency az
                                                                                 stylist: m
What is your definition of beauty?
Is it a feeling, a look, a sense...

When we look deeper than the surface, beauty can be defined so much more than just looks. Self esteem, self worth and that unconditional love we feel for ourselves therein lies our true Beauty. 

In my profession as a stylist, I see the transformation of how a little makeup, hair and the right outfit will change the outside. But the real change that sets this in motion is how it makes us feel on the inside.

Each day take time to find that part of ourself that is our true essence, the beautiful one. Remember you are your biggest fan...believe in yourself no matter what and your beauty will shine both inside and out. 

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