Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Jun 11, 2023
Depends on Assignment
Nov 06, 2012

About Me

I am a make-up artist and an art director. I usually work with hair stylists and wardrobe stylists, which include a Kimono dresser, who dose special KITUSKE (putting on Kimonos, which are traditional clothes, on models by proper way). We create perfect images, and provide services with carefully paying attention to our client's needs and ideas. I do event organizing and casting as well.

Our specialty is Japanese style, using Kimonos (traditional clothes) and white make-up called SHIRONURI such as KABUKI (traditional stage play) and Geisha.
We have access to REAL Kimonos, beautiful paper umbrellas, and other accessories which are very authentic and are not easy to find and obtain locally. We do both, authentic style and creative fusion (mixed culture) style with Kimono! Especially I enjoy fusion by using authentic material. Any ideas to show mixed culture are always welcome!

As a make-up artist, I have been working with mostly photographers, models and clothing designers such as update portfolios, business / personal / family portraiture and designer's e-commerce sites / catalogues. Also I have been working for photography workshops, cultural events and fashion shows. I am confident to create from real clean natural look with impressive eyes to glamour / edgy look. On top of regular make-up, as I mentioned above, I have an unique make-up skill, which is Japanese style white make-up called SHIRONURI (means white painting). I have learned this make up in Japan. And I have been updating my skill by taking workshops whenever I have opportunities to travel to Japan. I and my team sometimes do demonstrations of the process of making Geisha and Maiko (apprentice of becoming Geisha), which include make-up, hair and costume, for cultural, local organizations and associations as well as photo workshops.

I am willing to travel to any locations as long as traveling cost is provided. My another passion is traveling in the world to meet other professionals and artists.

I am open to do TF as long as it is serious and is committed to benefit for all of participants.

I would like to get into more music videos and fashion shows this year, 2016! Message me if you need makeup!

---- Work history of traditional white make-up & total art design with Kimono and demonstrations ----

SHIRONURI MU for Anime North Kimono Fashion Show, 27 May 2017

Kabuki MU Demo at Asian Festival at Renison College Waterloo, 01 Oct. 2016

SHIRONURI MU for BFG Photography Workshop, 18 Jun. 2016

SHIRONURI MU for Anime North Kimono Fashion Show, 28 May 2016

Maiko, Kimono & Steampunk fusion, Kimono & Thai style for a fashion show at RAW event at Club Soda in Montreal, 23 Apr. 2016

Maiko Demo for the group of pro-makeup artists & pro-hair stylists from I.A.T.S.E. Local 873, 03 Apr. 2016

Maiko for RAW event at Mod Club in Toronto, 15 Jan 2016

Maiko for the fashion show at Beauty & Health Expo 2015, 13 Sep 2015

Samurai workshop for BFG Photography, 15 Aug 2015

Kabuki, Samurai, Geisha MU for Anime North Kimono Fashion Show, 23 May 2015

Maiko workshop for Toronto Photographic workshops & events, 22 Nov 2014

Maiko Demo for the group of pro-makeup artists & pro-hair stylists, 31 May 2014

Maiko for "IBM 2014 Asian Heritage Day", 07 May 2014

Maiko for "Sake Night" at Guu Izakaya (a restaurant), 05 Feb. 2014

Maiko in Winter, a photo workshop for BFG photography, 25 Jan. 2014

Maiko demonstration for the event “Japanese Food Festival” at JCCC 11 Nov. 2013 for Japanese Restaurants Associations of Canada

Maiko demonstration for the event “East Asian Festival” at Renison College at Waterloo 28 Sep. 2013 for Consulate General of Japan in Toronto

“Matsuri (Japanese festival event)” at Dundas Square 28 July 2013 for Consulate General of Japan in Toronto

Maiko demonstration 20 Jun. 2013 for Canada Japan Society

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