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Unfinished Business-Meg

Using this quiet time to work on wardrobe/costume mood boards for Unfinished Business [feature film] Meg - Inspired by blueberries, starry nights and ocean waves. A film by: Blindogg Productions Producer: Tim Baker Director: David Karner Costumer: Stephanie Mazzeo with Kelly Brownrigg and Graham Zielinski #fashionstylist #fashion #wardrobestylist #wardrobe #costume #costumedesign #costumedesigner #featurefilm #floridafilm #filminginflorida

Right outta Katy Keene's wardrobe closet

A few year's back, I did a film project which required a young, fresh look for the lead actress. Looking at this clothing rack, it seems like it is right out of the wardrobe department for the CW's Katy Keene TV series. Albeit, not as high end designers but I work withing the given budget. 

How I spent my time at home...

It’s a perfect time to clean out the closet. Here are a few quick tips I am using.  Step One: Does it fit? Nope, toss it or donate it. (if it has sentimental value and you have space, then set it aside for storage) Step Two: Have I worn it in the past year? No, toss it or donate it.  Step Three: Does it need mending? Yes, set it aside on "the to be repaired" pile.  Note to self: This is going to be an all day project.   # fashion   # fashionstylist   # closetorganization   # closetcleanout   # staydistant   # socialdistancing

Social Distancing

Using my social distancing time to read, take an online class and expand my knowledge. What are you doing? # socialdistancing   # makinguseofdowntime   # planningforthefuture   # studying   # learnsomethingnew   # funwithfashion

Keep the economy going!

Keep the economy going!  It's an add to cart kinda day... 

Spring Fling

I'm dreaming of spring with these gorgeous pastel hues...  Chanel Lucky Charms Chain Belt JUDITH LEIBER 'EGG FANTASIA' CRYSTAL PAVÉ MINAUDIÈRE Marchesa Water Color Ruffled Tulle Gown Pink Maribou & Pastel Talulah Sandals

How to have a Blockbuster Wedding

I am sure you realize your wedding isn't a dress rehearsal and there is no do-over, but take it from someone who has seen her fair share of weddings, there are just some things you want to be sure you've got down pat because you won't have a second chance to get it right. Consider your wedding to be comparable to the workings of a feature film. You've got the Leading Lady role and your groom is up for Best Supporting Actor . Your Cast of Characters encompasses your bridal party and immediate family members and don't forget the Background Actors , your guests. To create a blockbuster hit, you'll need a Full Crew ; including but not limited to: Director and Assistant Director (wedding planner, banquet manager, officiant) Technical Crew (photographer, videographer) Production Support (accommodations, food) Location Selection (venue, church) Soundtrack (music selection, DJ, band) Hair and Makeup Team Special Effects (lighting, decor, details) Pr

How to avoid makeup flashback (or looking like a glowing ghost)

Makeup flashback is one of the most common issues with DIY makeup.  WHAT IS MAKEUP FLASHBACK? Makeup flashback is the ghost white look that appears on your face in photos that were taken using a flash (camera or phone). Even though your makeup may look great in the mirror, the quick burst of bright light from a camera flash will reflect off your skin causing the areas to appear whiter. It would appear you used too light of a foundation or didn't blend in your powder, but this is not the case. Flashback Makeup Uh-ohs... (^NOT MY MAKEUP^) WHAT CAUSES MAKEUP FLASHBACK? Typically, the issue lies in the ingredients in your makeup. Most makeup is created with some sort of SPF to provide sun protection. These ingredients, primarily silica, zinc oxide and titanium oxide, are used to reflect the UV rays in order to keep your skin safe from the sun. Because they are designed to deflect the rays away from your skin, they also reflect the artificial burst of the camera flash in th

When to book your wedding day makeup artist. ..

It's that time again....I receive so many calls and emails from brides looking to book their makeup artist within 1-3 months of their wedding date (sometimes less!)  I can't stress enough how important it is to book your makeup artist well in advance.  I'm talking at least 6 months or more.  I've had to turn away many disappointed brides who waited until only a few weeks or even a month before their big day.  I do not have a "team" of artists, so I can only book a minimum number of clients in any given month.   One thing to keep in mind is that since I am not a "team"  of artists, you can rest assured knowing that the makeup work you see on my website is by me and only me.  I can imagine it might be confusing to look at a website wondering what artist did the makeup.  But on my site, it's me, just me.  Saturdays and Sundays are usually always booked well in advance, but I've recently notice

Wedding Day tips for flawless beauty. ..

Keep some drinking straws handy. Using a drinking straw can help minimize any chance of potential spoiling of your makeup or lip color until your ceremony begins.  Be sure to eat and remember to brush your teeth prior to your time in the makeup chair. There's nothing worse than realizing you forgot to brush your teeth after being all glammed up and ready to go. Use a pillow case to keep your makeup and hair safe while getting dressed. For gals who aren't able to step into their wedding day attire, place your arms in front of your face with your fingers stretching above your head. Keep your arms a few inches in front of your face and your hands a few inches above your head. Have your friends drop a large pillow case over both your arms and head. Once the pillow case is situated and protecting your face and hair, your friends can begin to slide your wedding day dress over your head. By using your arms and hands to hold the pillow case away from your face and hair, there is no

The Tea hosted by The Players' Tribune

A few screen captures from The Tea hosted by The Players' Tribune. I had the honor of doing makeup for Ashlyn Harris, soccer player for the Orlando Pride.

My ever-changing office...

I never know what each day will bring. My office is always changing. Today I happen to be in the Makeup Room of Jacksonville Production Studios for a corporate commercial with Wall Street Journal.