has signed on to be the face of one of my favorite make up lines, Urban Decay.
Do you love?
When her contract ends, I would like to nominate Annie Hardy from Giant Drag. :)
(photo by Alice Hawkins for i-D magazine, hair and make up by me!)
Speaking of fashion, remember my earlier post about working with a super cool designer? Her name is Katy Rodriguez, and she's having a sample sale on Sunday along with some other cool designers (Jeremy Scott!). I'll be there, and you should be too!
If you've been reading my blog lately, you know how much I am loving mark. cosmetics. Last night I was surfing around the net and I came upon a site for mark. reps called markgirl.com.
I was pleased to find some really great instructional videos on the site! They demonstrate some simple, easy to follow techniques for creating flawless skin, smokey eyes, a liquid eyeliner look, and a red lip.
Usually when I see a make up demonstration I get kind of bored, and my mind wanders. I was so interested in these videos that I literally spent half an hour watching them.
Click here to do a little Holiday shopping, and get free shipping on mark. products.
About a month ago I found this really cool clothing line called Made Me. I found out about the line when I read about the designer on the NYLON website. I love to wear mens clothing (jeans, vests, jackets, even mens shoes) but, of course, add my own feminine flirty flare to it, so when I read the line “I have always found power and attractiveness in women that dress with a masculine style.”, I knew I had to check it out.
When I cruised over to the site, most of the pieces were sold out, but I did manage to snag the First To Fall T-Shirt
They came in the mail on Saturday and I was seriously so impressed that I emailed Erin, the designer just to say thank you! (I know, I'm such a dork!)... And she emailed me back! So cool!
I wore my Virgin T yesterday and when I was at Perez Hilton's office (aka The Coffee Bean on Sunset and Fairfax) waiting for my second Americano of the day, this very stylish older woman that looked like Debbie Harry flashed a huge smile at me and said "I love your shirt". I grinned from ear to ear and said "thank you" and my heart danced around in my chest a little.
And so here's a gift to my loyal and stylish readers in case you want to snap up the last few MadeMe shirts (jeans, jackets, hoodies, leggings) available:
Erin also sent me a sneak peek at her Spring line and I'm totally dying over it! Here's a little peek for you!
P.S. Could that model look any more like Sade? LOVE!
It was a great natural color that really stayed put! It also has SPF which is wonderful. Most stains tend to crease and settle in the cracks of your lips (and kind of look like you've been drinking Hawaiian Punch!), but not these! There's a color for every day of the week and I want them all!
I'm a sneaker freaker! I love cool trainers but I have tiny feet! Usually I can't find the coolest ones in my size because they are only in mens sizes and my foot is actually a boys size. Kendo is a shoe boutique for women and I'm obsessed!
A reader sent me the link to this really cute video from mtv.com of behind the scenes of the Common video for "Drivin' Me Wild" featuring Lily Allen (you can find the whole story of the shoot here)... Lots of great shots of the back of my head!!! :)
You guys! It's our monthaversary! Can you believe it has been a month?! Neither can I! I've been having so much fun with you, let's never break up, ok? If you were here, we could paint each other's nails...
And then I would totally take you to get cupcakes at Yummy...
I picked it up over the weekend when I went to The Beauty Closet, and I'm ADDICTED! I used to use a toothbrush to exfoliate my lips, but not anymore! This is just too perfect! I rub it on in a circular motion and then wipe it off. (Ok, who am I kidding... I lick it off. It's made of brown sugar! Sooo yum!) It keeps my lips feeling really really smooth!
It comes in a bunch of different yummy flavors like Brown Sugar, Vanilla Bean, Cocoa, Cinnamon Sugar and Peppermint!
My favorite is Brown Sugar.
The packaging is sooo to die for that it would make a great stocking stuffer!
One of my favorite things to do as a make up artist is music videos. They are long days and a lot of hard work, but you usually get to be really creative. Making the post about Corinne Bailey Rae at the Grammys made me think about a really cool video I did with her.
The song is called I'd Like To, and you can watch the video here. I was so excited when I heard the concept of the video because we got to start with a glammed up fashion look and by the end of the video her look is very natural.
We did the video over two days. The call times were so early that I was actually at Starbucks BEFORE THEY OPENED on both days! (You don't want to be around me when I haven't had my Americano! haha)
We had a great time, and if you look closely you can spot me during the BBQ scene (Corinne didn't think there were enough extras, so she had me jump in!) You can also spot my favorite sunglasses on one of the extras!
The American Music Awards were last night and it was a reminder to me that the Grammy nominations will be announced next month. Last year the Grammy's were a whirlwind experience. A client of mine, Corinne Bailey Rae was nominated for three awards. Although she did not take home a trophy, it was amazing to create her red carpet and performance look. This is Corinne on the red carpet.