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1984. And I’m Not Talking George Orwell.

Yes that is Boy George on the cover of Australian Harpers Bazaar 1984 or ’85 (I think).  He was such an influence to me in my youth.   I was one of those kids who used makeup to help find … Continue reading

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My Youth

I have been sitting down trying to write this post for the longest time, days in fact.  I’ve deleted, rewritten, deleted, rewritten and deleted again.  It’s more difficult than I had imagined writing about my youth without it sounding tragic … Continue reading

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Lancome Lusciousness Amazing Arlenis

The first time I met Arlenis Sosa, one of Lancome’s sensational spokesmodels, was for a shoot with Chad Pitman for Time magazine.  It was African themed and I was challenged to create something tribal without being the cliche of tribal, … Continue reading

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Travelling With Models

One of the most common phrases by friends of mine who aren’t in the industry is “You must meet a lot of bitchy models”.  So time to clear up that myth.  No, not all models are bitchy, very few in … Continue reading

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Chanel Iman

I love working on darker complexions.  The way the skin is naturally high lit and low lit.  It looks so edible to me.  I used to think that Lancome was just a name until I met Arlenis Sosa who is … Continue reading

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Odd Perfume?

So it seems that here in the U.S we go by the almanac for our seasons.  My fellow Australians seem to go by month.  So today is the first day of Spring (in Australia) and Fall over here.  One thing … Continue reading

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Christian Dior

What a blast it is to have the gift of working on any Christian Dior show, whether it’s couture, ready to wear or cruise.  Here are a couple of makeups I did for Dior.  The first girl is Suvi Koponen … Continue reading

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Suvi Koponen

I’ve had the pleasure of working with the divine Suvi many times over the last few years and it’s always a hoot when I work with her.  If we are only talking about faces, what I love about Suvi is … Continue reading

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Golden Girls Realization

Have you ever been kicking back watching a rerun of The Golden Girls and noticed you need a pedicure. EEEK

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Bangs

Feel like a change.  add some bangs.  Believe it or not when you see a model in ads or editorial with bangs she might not actually have them cut into her hair style.  They’ve been added by the hairstylist.  It’s … Continue reading

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