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Model Mayhem #:
30641
Last Activity:
Jun 15, 2013
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Aug 19, 2005
Genres:
Editorial
Fashion
Hair/Makeup
Lifestyle
Runway
Spokesperson / Host
Underwater

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Gorgeous images

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Wish these were mine.

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About Me

CHECK OUT A VIDEO ON SEVERAL MAKEUP TRAININGS WITH THIS LINK.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2Z3gndTpiU
Interested Artists can contact me at [email protected] for details. 
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I have been doing makeup for 31 years and continue to work as well as test when time allows keeping my portfolio images current.  I have worked in T.V., print and runway with designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Richard Tyler, Gianfranco Ferre', and Christian Dior. I am always seeking models to test with to emulate editorial type shoots from Vogue, Zink and W, etc. 

I'm a formally trained makeup artist. (Not just a girl who used to work at a mall!)  My focus is Beauty and Fashion Print makeup for editorial and/or commercial work.  I also have done and will do television, music videos, infomercials, etc.  Ive been training makeup artists from all over the world for over 21 years.  So if you need a good makeup artist, regardless if it is in Southern California, any state in the USA or even other countries.  Just contact me with the details and I will do my best to refer you to someone in your area.

Besides having talent and experience, I have an extremely high level of professionalism and ethics.  If I accept a booking; first of all, I will show up NO MATTER WHAT and I will be on time if not early.  I honestly have no tolerance for the flakes in the industry that cancel or no show completely unaware of anyone but themselves.  I am prepared for just about anything you can throw at me and will surprise you by being McGyver to create anything that I don't have. 

My mantra is: You are only as good as your last shoot which keeps me on my toes. 

I always look at the at the big picture and will go above and beyond the call of duty to get the best shot for everyone involved, especially on a test shoot.  I realize that a test is a donation of everyone's time and often the best image possible is COMPLETELY different in most cases for the makeup artist, hairstylist, photographer, wardrobe stylist, and the model.  (a special thanks to all the photographers that have actually written to me thanking me for enlightening them to this fact that somehow escaped them previous to reading it here.)  Therefore,...

***If you're a Photographer that refuses to give a disk(s) of images to the crew  from a test and just give everyone a couple of images that YOU like the best, due to being (PLEASE SELECT ONE: Close-minded, Selfish, Egotistical, God Complex, Lazy)  I'm really not interested in working with you.  Unless your name is David La Chapelle, Steven Meisel, etc. then I'll certainly be more tolerant.   

Additionally, For all the Photographers who "think they rock" at Photoshop, please understand and acknowledge the fact that that what is "acceptable" photo-shopping for a Photographers book is often not acceptable for a makeup artists book.  I know that you've got skills and have probably even had people compliment you on your retouching in YOUR book.  But in the makeup industry, even semi-obvious photo-shopping makes Agents, clients, Art Directors, etc. wonder how bad was the makeup.  There is a huge amount of over edited images on this site.  In my opinion there's an entirely new genre out there of photographers that should be classified as going after the "cartoon effect" The human face is a 3 dimensional object.  Over editing where natural shadows from facial curvature of the face are removed as well as mega skin blur really only points out that you need to master lighting and or work with better models.   

I train makeup artists from all over the world. (As long as they speak English)  My goal is to improve the QUALITY of makeup artists, not the quantity.  In addition to teaching the "Art and Science" of makeup, I do my best to teach my students ethics, professionalism and marketing so that they can replace today's stereo-typical, flaky, so-so talented, ego the size of Texas (for no reason) artists out there who give those serious about makeup a bad name!  Check out my schools web site at http://www.EmpireAcademy.com

My artistry rates are $2.500. a day.  $1,500 for 1/2 day (4 hrs)
If you arrange a shoot at my studio (6,000 square ft.)  I can provide 3-4 makeup/hair & wardrobe changes for $1,100 and $100 studio rental fee for photographer.

"Any Photographer who says he's not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar". 
              -- Helmut Newton, 1995

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Runway:     

                  Christian Dior
                  Richard Tyler
                  Gianfranco Ferre'
                  Tommy Hilfiger
                  Maggie Barry
                  Peter Lau
                  Annie Who
                  Jenny Lee


Print:           
                 
                  Marie Claire                  Editorial
                  Harpers Bazzar              Article & Editorial
                  GQ                              Editorial
                  GQ South Africa            Editorial
                  GQ Spain                      Editorial
                  GQ Germany                  Editorial
                  Los Angeles Magazine    Editorial
                  WWD                          Article & Editorial 
                  Digital Photo Pro            Cover & Editorial
                  People                        Editorial
                  Coast                          2 Covers & 4 Editorials
                  Orange Coast                2 Editorials
                  for Me                        Article
                  Yoke                          Editorial
                  1st Hold                      Cover, 5 Articles
                  Fit Joy                        Cover & Editorials
                  Extreme Detroit            Cover
                  13 Minute Magazine        Editorials & Articles
                  Audrey                        Cover & Editorial
                  InStyle Weddings          Print Campaign
                  Martha Stewart WeddingsPrint Campaign
                  Destination I Do            Print Campaign
                  Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Editorials & Articles
                  SKIN Inc. Magazine        Cover, editorial and article
                  IDoll Magazine                Article
                  11 Beauty for Dummies Books 
                                     
Clients:       

                  Maggie Barry
                  Monster Energy Drinks   
                  Coca Cola                   
                  Disneyland   
                  Crevier BMW
                  Hyundai
                  Pea in the Pod
                  Starbucks
                  Nike Woman
                  Nordstrom
                  Pac Bell
                  Biozheim
                  Orange County Burn Association
                  Choc Hospital
                  Golf Magazine
                                     
Celebrites:   

                  Mandy Moore
                  Queen Latifa
                  Cindy Crawford
                  Meg Tilly
                  Rachel Hunter
                  Aalyiah
                  Lisa Kudrow
                  Paulette Ivory
                  Kevin Costner
                  Tony Danza
                  Prince
                  Collective Soul
                  Rod Stewart
                  Joanne Gair
                  Vivian Wu
                  Bobbi Su Luther
                  Joanna Krupa


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