Wednesday, March 9, 2016

It's Raining

Yes! We have rain in the Bay Area this week. Lots of it. I'll try to enjoy the time it gives me at home inside, and think about how lush and beautiful everything will be coming up in the next few weeks. In the meantime I've been enjoying going through images of projects I have contributed makeup and hair to that have that rainy day feeling. xo

makeup by Shana of Fox & Doll, clothes and photo by ModCloth for ModCloth

makeup & hair by Shana of Fox & Doll, creative & model Micaela Hoo, photos by Austin Heppler for Oh My Drifter

makeup & hair by Shana of Fox & Doll, model Ashley Ording, photo by Joshua Cobos, for Fancy Fine

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.