Friday, January 29, 2016

Noir Style

In honor of the Noir City Film Festival happening this week in San Francisco I wanted to share a few pics from my portfolio of some Noir inspired looks.

Makeup and hair by me for Modcloth

Hair by me for a Noir style short film

A beautiful classic and slightly noir bridal hair and makeup look by me

A snapshot of a student from my Noir Beauty School Rebel Workshop, teaching my girls the diy beauty of false lashes and bold dark red lips

Photo of me a Noir Lounge in San Francisco

I encourage vintage lovers in the Bay Area to check out the film festival. It is a real treasure. 

And check out the Film Noir Foundation online. The 14th annual Noir Film Festival runs through January 31st 2016 at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. And if you need some vixen hair and makeup to attend the event you know who to call, bookings welcome via StyleSeat.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Golden Gate Park Photo Shoot

I'm usually on the other side of the camera touching up models and making sure each hair is in place. But in the fall of last year I was the model for a series with Christina Richards Photography. It was a chilly damp early morning in the park, one of those days I wouldn't have gotten out so up and early on my own, but was so happy to be there to experience the cool quite peaceful setting.
This was a bit of a collaboration in that Christina asked to take my portrait saying, "My inspiration for the portraits are these paintings. I was in golden gate park recently and it seemed like so much was in bloom.  I’m thinking about using the colors in the flowers and trees and possibly in the outfits people wear. It could be a floral print or just something with rich color palette. I love your style and imagine you might have something that would fit the look."
So I wore a favorite flea market find that I suspect was handmade, along with a vintage Lilli Ann Coat woven of browns and golds (vintage lovers I suggest you google image search Lilli Ann pieces right away), along with red t-strap dance shoes. And of course I wore my favorite heart necklace from my grandmother. I also wanted my makeup to be the way that I usually like to do it when I am a bit extra done up, full cat eye makeup with a bit of extra lash and a brick red lip.
I adore all of the images that came from the shoot. I can't wait to see more and more of Christina's work and hope to collaborate with her again doing makeup and hair on models she works with.
Christina also photographs weddings in the Bay Area and New England, and we have shared a few clients, one being a recent favorite from last year and our Fck it Let's Elope contest winners from just this past September with a beautiful wedding amongst Redwoods.
All photos in this post by Christina Richards.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Fox & Doll Studio Space

Celebrating one year in my studio space! I had my friend Micaela Hoo of Drifter & the Gypsy take some beautiful images of my space. You will see some special vintage items collected here from the Alameda Antiques Fair, Carousel SF and Urban Burp Fabrics.

My line of Fox & Doll products, plus a few other goodies for sale!

It is easy to see here what some of my favorite products are! Kett Cosmetics, Mineral Fusion, Ardency Inn, Visart and so much more. Having this wonderful space has been a great excuse for fresh flowers from my favorite neighborhood flower shop, Ampersand.

Bumble and Bumble, Oribe, Suavicita, Floss Gloss,  and of course Fox & Doll products!

And if you come by and are wondering what is behind the white curtain, it is my jewelry studio!
Makeup and hair services available by appointment at StyleSeat, or if you want to just drop by send me a text first, 415-420-0527