Recent Work

BTS Aspen Sojourner Magazine

August 25, 2016

Ever heard of Aspen Sojourner magazine? Unless you have been to Aspen the answer will likely be no. Well neither did I until I was asked to style a shoot . Since I had never been to Aspen and it’s always fun to check out a new city I was pumped to see what the Aspen fashion scene had to offer. Aspen was pretty fun, the weather was great and the entire city was walkable! Lots of cute restaurants and friendly sales people for such high end shopping.

BTS Aspen Sojourner Magazine

Look from Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2016 Ready to Wear

Look from Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2016 Ready to Wear

Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2016 styled with Gucci blouse and heels

Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2016 styled with Gucci blouse and heels

Unfortunately there were a couple of looks that were scrapped from this fashion story. This was for a mid-summer issue and I was struggling to make the most out of what I had. Fashion Photographer:Bernhard Donaubauer AD: Adriana Garcia MUA: Christine Morris Model: Maddie Cook I loved the patterned on patterned floral vibe of the layout.
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Lifestyle

Perch Magnetic Wall Storage

August 20, 2016

In a quest to become hyper organized I have become obsessed with the Perch magnetic storage pieces. Especially loving my Perch Magnetic Wall Storage in my bathroom. I superglued tiny magnets to my makeup and put them on my Perch wall! My hubs picked up the magnets at home dept, but you can also find them on Amazon.

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Perch Magnetic’s also helped me clean my desk off! My office workspace is always… messy. Being able to move my mess to the magnetic wall has helped clear off my actual desk. I have a compartment for everything. Looking for the perfect mid-centry file cabinet… Poppin is the answer. I bought the orange one.
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Perch Magnetic Wall Storage

Recent Work

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas commercial

August 12, 2016

New work for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority! This national commercial was filmed over the span of two days. 9 talent, 36 wardrobe changes in one day, plus forty extra’s. Getting to style a What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas commercial was so fun for me. Mostly because it is the ultimate Iconic Vegas experience, and I got to be a part of help create it. Directed by Arturo Pereyra Key MUA: Song Lopez & Krystal Randall

Now the crew helped me get threw this one. The boys on set became my life-line and I will forever be grateful for Dane, Buck, and Matt who had me laughing, and smiling for the 30 hours we spent together. I think they felt sorry for me. I had two assistants one that lost my Amex, and the other that was breaking up with her boyfriend. We never had a home base and moved locations multiple times a day. In my stylist world, this was not an easy job for me. Below are some BTS photo’s of a what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas commercial!

This was a proposal I had to create for each scene in the shoot. We didn't end up shooting in this location but wanted to give you an idea on how much pre-work styling involves

This was a proposal I had to create for each scene in the shoot. We didn’t end up shooting in this location but wanted to give you an idea on how much pre-work styling involves

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on-location

The talent that provided me lots of laughs

The talent that provided me lots of laughs

on-set

on-set

strolling in the streets of downtown Vegas

strolling in the streets of downtown Vegas

Me and my daughter trying on bubble shirts my girl Lindsay bought us!  Just wanted you to get to see the merchandise I have to provide the wardrobe. It was a lot!

Me and my daughter trying on bubble shirts my girl Lindsay bought us! Just wanted you to get to see the merchandise I have to provide the wardrobe. It was a lot!

Lifestyle

Biobu Dishes

August 6, 2016

Living in Seattle has made me become very eco-friendly. I live in a green house, compost and recycle. Which leads me to my latest green purchase Biobu dishes. These green dishes that work great as both indoors/outdoors. Made out of bamboo, this dinnerware works for both hot and cold food. Biobu Dishes are top-rack dishwasher safe, BPA, PVC, and Phthalates free. For the larger plates that don’t fit on my top rack, I put them on the bottom rack and haven’t noticed any wear and tear thus far. These dishes have a mid centry flare to them with a simple design and color palette of mustard yellow, teal, and orange combo’s. The colors are so fun when I open my kitchen cabinet.
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I have three different sized plates : 7′ side plate, 9′ medium, 11′ dinner plate and three different sized bowls: pasta bowl (my favorite size), side bowl, and the small (mini) bowl.  I actually love the small bowls. I want to order a couple of trays to complete my set!

I like that the color pops threw the frosted glass

I like that the color pops threw the frosted glass

Vegas

Tyra Beauty Model Search in Vegas

July 28, 2016

Man you have to love Tyra Banks. That is one girl boss that doesn’t stop moving… always coming up with something different. I started watching American’s Next Top Model (1st season) with my 11 year old daughter last night… well until my man came down and informed me to turn it off. It is so crazy to me that Top Model has had over 20 season’s. Tyra is on her next business venture Tyra Beauty. Tyra Beauty is looking for a new face for the brand in Las Vegas!

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Details: TYRA Beauty Model Search in Vegas

WHAT:
Join Tyra Banks as she brings her cosmetics line, TYRA Beauty to Las Vegas for the TYRA Beauty LIVE + Model Search 2016. Experience a new level of Tyra-cized entertainment that will inspire and motivate everyone to be their own boss. Plus, the babe-alicious, Nyle DiMarco will be joining TyTy for the big night!

TYRA Beauty LIVE + Model Search will also include TYRA Beauty’s first Model Search to look for the new faces of the 2017 TYRA Beauty campaign. In partnership with L.A. Models, an international modeling agency that helped launch Tyra’s career, they’re looking for BOOTYful faces of every height, shape, size and age from 18 to infinity!

WHO:
TYRA Beauty LIVE + Model Search hosted by Supermodel, Super Entrepreneur, and TYRA Beauty Super CEO, Tyra Banks

WHEN:
Monday, August 22, 2016
9:00am: Model Search (Entrants arrivals only)
5:00pm: No Host Cocktail Party (All attendee arrive)
6:00pm: Fierce Up: TYRA Beauty LIVE + Model Search hosted by Tyra Banks

WHERE:
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

PRICE:
$99.00 (transportation and lodging not included)

WEBSITE:
http://bit.ly/2a6mbjM

Now I haven’t tried any Tyra beauty products yet, but when I do I will be happy to give you the scoop!

Trends

Decorate Your Denim

July 25, 2016

This is one trend that I am seeing in almost every store I go into in one form or another.  Patch’s, enamel pin’s, stickers… it’s all about decorating your denim! Brands are decorating everything from denim to tennis shoes. But you can also buy a pack of pins from Forever21 for less than $7. Below you can see the brands that are already doing it and where to buy.

Decorate Your Denim


This season’s new way of livening of denim is so fun to me. What I love most about this trend is the price point. Buying a couple of patches and/or pins to revamp your denim pieces with your personal touch. In full discloser my daughter spends hours on instagram and finds the coolest pins. The cutest pins come from Little Arrow Shop.

styling-brooklyn My daughter is obsessed!

Beauty Stuff

Skin care tips you didn’t know

April 30, 2016

My girlfriend Tina crakes me up, she is a total skin care maniac. Literally she must spend an hour a day on cleansing her face. At lunch one day, I had mentioned she should write me a blog post, and she loved the idea .… here are Tina’s top 5 skin care tips.

In Tina’s dramatic words, “ Ever since the age of 25, I’ve feared aging. Instead of celebrating my birthday, I dreaded it because it meant I was getting old. I probably fear wrinkles and skin sagging more than I even fear death. I know it sounds dramatic, but it’s true. Up until then, I spent a good portion of my paychecks buying expensive make-up. I grew up with a mother who always emphasized the more you paid for cosmetics, the better the quality of it is. To this day, I still don’t know if the cosmetics sold at the fancy counters are better than what you find at a drugstore but the idea was already ingrained in me. One thing I learned through time though, is that it doesn’t matter how expensive your make up is or how much of it you wear if you don’t have great skin.”

I must confess that I used to be a basic three step skin care system sort of girl. Meaning I would use a cleanser, a toner, and then a moisturizer and then call it good. Not only that, for years I used the same products. Then the last 5 years, I learned to expand my horizons more; I read up on products and beauty regimens, and talked to more specialists that could educate me. Here are a few things I learned through time that I found helpful for taking care of my skin.

1. Your Clarisonic IS NOT an exfoliator. I used to think I didn’t need to exfoliate when I used my Clarisonic. After all, the Clarisonic feels like its an electric toothbrush for your face already and why would you want to put anything else abrasive on your face and overdo it? First of all, if the brush feels rough on your face, it’s probably not the right one for you. I recently discovered that the Radiance brush was the right fit for me because even the Sensitive brush was too abrasive feeling on the lowest vibration setting for me. Second of all, the Clarisonic brush is meant to remove dirt, make up, and oil off of your face. It doesn’t remove dead skin cells. That is what exfoliators are for and you should still exfoliate 2-3 times a week.
2. Pat your moisturizer on. When you rub your moisturizer on your face, it is causing friction. When you pat your moisturizer on, you are allowing the skin to absorb the moisturizer instead of just having it rubbed all over the surface.

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3. Take care of your neck like it is your face. Your neck shows the signs of aging just like your face does, so don’t neglect it. Either use the same moisturizing routine or buy a specific moisturizer for your neck. Several skin care lines make specialized anti-wrinkle firming creams for your neck. Every brand these days makes a neck cream, choose you favorite. Estee LauderClarins, Dr. Dennis Gross, Strivectic, 3 Lab, Philosophy, etc.

4. Hydrate before Retinol. If you are using a retinol product that is not in your moisturizer already, you should hydrate your face beforehand. If your face is dry and you put your retinol product on, it won’t absorb into your skin as well. Something I use that I know won’t interact with my retinol product is Josie Maran argan oil. You can use coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, or a moisturizer that doesn’t have some sort of acid already in it. You can also use a serum that doesn’t have any products that might react with your retinol. If you are curious about interactions between your products, you could always ask your dermatologist or aesthetician. (Retinol is The term describes vitamin A derivatives that unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to even out discoloration and smooth the skin—sometimes in as little as four weeks. The first retinoid—tretinoin—was FDA approved (under the brand name Retin-A) almost 40 years ago as a prescription acne treatment. Dermatologists soon noticed that patients on Retin-A experienced not just clearer but softer, brighter, less-lined skin)

5. Refrigerate Your Products. You know how people have special refrigerators for their wine bottles? I have always thought that when I design my bathroom for my house one day, I would make sure there was a space for a very sleek small refrigerator I could put some of my products in. A lot of your skin care products, especially if they are more on the “all natural” side, should be kept in a dark cool place anyway. However, there are products I use that I like chilled because they feel better and work better when I apply them cold. For example, I use Clarins Eye Contour Gel in the morning to reduce eye puffiness. I have found using it cold helps to reduce the puffiness more because the cold gel helps to constrict your blood vessels. I also put my face sheet masks in the refrigerator and it becomes an awesome method to cool your self down on a hot summer day. Just make sure you’re not putting any products that might separate in the fridge though.
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This leads me to my last tip …

6. Ice your face. I got married a couple of years ago and 2 weeks before my wedding I got a facial. Before I left, my esthetician told me to put ice in a bag or a towel and then apply it to different parts of my face for 5 minutes at a time. The cold constricts your blood vessels to reduce puffiness and redness. So the night before my wedding and the day of, I would rotate the ice on a different part of my face for 30 seconds-1 minute for about 5 minutes. For example, I would put it on one cheek for 30 seconds, then up to my forehead for a minute, etc and continue this for 5 minutes total. Then I would give my face a break for 5 minutes and then repeated the process a couple more times. It really did make my face less puffy and no redness at all. In addition, it helped me to stay pretty “cool” and collected before a stressful situation.

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Hopefully some of these tips are helpful and new. If they are not new to you, congratulations, you know more about skin care than a great amount of people out there. More tips to come in the future. Remember, your skin is the biggest organ on your body. Make sure you take care of it. (Tina your awesome! Thanks for all your skin guru knowledge)

Beauty Stuff

Clarins Multi-Active day and night cream

April 11, 2016

Thanks Clarins for sending me some of the latest and greatest products to try!  I am going to be giving you the gossip on Clarins Multi-Active day and night cream that I used then photographed in my home.  I would say this new line of products was created for a younger demographic. If you’re the type that goes out on school nights, is willing to have that 2nd cocktail, regularly works on 6 hours of sleep, and is under the age of 35, then Clarins Muti-active day cream ($53) & Clarins multi-active night cream ($56) is totally up your ally. My face the next morning after trying the  Clarins multi-active night cream was noticeably soft. Truth be told, I was surprised I could tell a difference after just the first day.
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I only wish Clarins would have introduced a product like this 10 years ago – it’s impressive how it targets early wrinkles. This cream has Myrothamnus extract, which visibly smoothes, tones and de-stresses. Having lotion that helps your face look less stressed is a great thing. Overall, I am enjoying Clarins Multi-Active day and night cream and would recommend trying it – great for you or as gift.  Below is how the lotions are stored in my bathroom drawer  (I am loving my new metal drawer organizers).

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Style

Kentucky Derby Style Guide

April 4, 2016

One of my tasks this week is styling a client for the Kentucky Derby.  Dressing someone for the Kentucky Derby is a first for me. After doing some research here is my Kentucky Derby Style Guide:

Women:
* When selecting your dress for the Kentucky Derby the recommended practice is to keep it simple, so it doesn’t take away from your hat. Dress isn’t a must you can also wear a skirt or pants.

*For the most part a heel or wedge is worn, but even if the Kentucky Derby website it suggests bringing a pair of backup flats

* the hat/ headpiece is the focus for Derby fashion

*The Kentucky Derby recommends a large bag (but be sure to stay within the size limit) to carry a pair of shoes, a bottle of water, your program, sunglasses, sunscreen, a poncho, and anything else you might need during the day. In that bag, pack a smaller clutch or over-the-shoulder bag for your cash, wagers, phone, and essentials that you can grab to go make a wager or snap a quick picture of the celebrities on the Red Carpet.

*Wearing a hat to the Kentucky Derby is believed to bear good luck!

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Men
*The modern Derby man possesses an unparalleled color palette. Sun-drenched, bright or pastel colors in bold stripes or busy plaids fit that bill. Although, if you want a more polished look, a classic navy or seersucker blazer is still a great option.
*Bow tie is the official style for the Kentucky Derby male
*Loafers should be own sock-less
*Top off the “Derby look” with a fedora or bowler hat. Men’s Derby hats are generally solid in color and inspired by the style from the 1920s.

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Vegas

Vegas Bumble and Bumble Casting

March 29, 2016

Las Vegas Bumble and Bumble is casting hair models for a Sephora styling event.
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Bumble and bumble is hosting a large scale event with Sephora in Las Vegas on May 3rd, and are casting female models to showcase the latest trends in dry-styling.

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Girls that have shoulder length or longer hair, to showcase Bumble-specific styles and the latest in fashion hair trends.

This would be a trade service, and compensate each model with Bumble and bumble products (along with a complimentary style) in exchange for their time. Submit: regionalmodels@bumbleandbumble.com

Female with at least shoulder length, thick/medium/fine textured hair to receive editorial style (solely a style- no cut or color). Models must have straight or wavy hair. No tight, kinky curls please.
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In full disclosure, I have done these types of shows in my early 20’s. You will likely spend the day hanging out with a group of cool ladies, make new friends, take away product that you wouldn’t like buy (bumble and bumble is pricey & awesome), and have really talented artists style your hair. It’s a win if you want to get out of the box, and be around beauty for the day.