Papercut: What Dreams May Come

Here is the cover and spread of Papercut’s March 2012 issue where I styled hair and makeup on the beautiful Marcelina of New York Models. Shot by Alvin Nguyen and styled by Lisa Smith Craig… and cannot forget to thank my always amazing assistant Veronika Robova! What an amazing shoot.. at a very cool location (Open House Gallery NYC).

Special thanks to the awesome team at Papercut!

Happy New Year!

It has been quite some time since I have updated my blog, and to all of my readers I apologize for not keeping you updated!  The past several months have been quite hectic and exciting, full of editorials that I am excited to share with you all, along with moving into a brand new home and of course, the New Year!  I hope 2012 brings everyone all the happiness, success and love that they wish for.  Keep an eye out, over the next few days I will be showing you what I’ve been up to while I’ve been gone!

Papercut Magazine / September 2011 Issue

Very proud to share with you a new editorial where I styled hair and makeup for Papercut Magazine’s September 2011 Issue.  The story, titled “Beneath the Shadows” was shot by amazing photographer An Le; My assistant Veronika Robova did an excellent job helping me with the models on set and the entire team did a wonderful job coming together for the shoot.  This story does feature some nudity, so please be aware before opening the link.  Enjoy!

Products: Iman Cosmetics

I recently ordered some new items for my kit from @The_Real_IMAN @IMANcosmetics line and the products arrived last night.  I tried everything out on @celitheactress and am in LOVE with this line!  Iman has hit the nail right on the  head; from the blushes to the powders to the lipsticks, each product  delivers.  Although I have always made due with different cosmetic lines  on women of darker complexions, Iman’s line is specifically catered  towards darker skin tones and effortlessly highlights the natural beauty  in women of color in a way that many other lines cannot even compete  with.

Normally, I would have to blend shades  or be extra careful to avoid that troublesome “ashy” look that can  sometimes appear when using other products on darker skin tones, but  this was not the case with @IMANcosmetics.   I am really happy with the results and will definitely be purchasing  more of the line to use for upcoming weddings, shoots and personal  clients!

I purchased my Iman cosmetics at; you can also find them at at very affordable prices ($7.99 - $15.99! Be sure to check out the  blushing powders, they leave a beautiful glowing finish that can’t be  beat!

Behind the Scenes with SoulandChic

Mariana, founder of SoulandChic, provides readers with a unique lifestyle blog that informs readers about fashion and beauty products.  She recently stopped by one of my shoots here in NYC to check things out and was able to pick my assistant’s brain as well as snap some behind the scenes shots!  Check out the post here and definitely follow her for a fresh and fabulous take on “fashion, inner and outer beauty, and all things inspirational.”

MAC, Sized to Go

MAC has finally released a line that is specifically carry-on friendly called “Sized to Go”. These skin favorites come in convenient 30mL airline checkpoint approved sizes: Fix +, Cleanse Off Oil, Cleanse Off Oil/TranquIl, Pro Eye Makeup Remover, Demi-wipes, Studio Moisture Cream, Strobe Cream, Green Gel Cleanser, and Oil Control Lotion - basically “everything you need for hydrated skin above the clouds”.  This line of course arrives after all of my airline traveling in the last month! Ha! :)

Make sure you pick up yours for your summer-time trips, or just to have in your purse/bag.

MAC sized to go June 2011

  • Fix +, $10 U.S./$12 CDN
  • Cleanse Off Oil/Tranquil, $10 U.S./$12 CDN
  • Cleanse Off Oil, $10 U.S./$12 CDN
  • Pro Eye Makeup Remover, $10 U.S./$12 CDN
  • Demi-Wipes, $15 U.S./$18 CDN
  • Oil Control Lotion, $15 U.S./$18 CDN
  • Green Gel Cleanser, $10 U.S./$12 CDN
  • Strobe Cream, $15 U.S./$18 CDN
  • Studio Moisture Cream, $15 U.S./$18 CDN

Available June 9th, 2011 at all North America MAC locations &

Available July 2011 at all International/Asia MAC locations &

Images courtesy of MAC Cosmetics