The concept for this Allure story shot by Patrick Demarchelier with Karlie Kloss was “All American”. For the makeup, I tapped into what defined American makeup-fashion when I moved to New York in the late 80’s. […]more→
Yesterday, I happened to be on set with a celebrated Oscar winner.
With award season just getting started and the celebrity buzz that surrounds it, I found myself trying to figure how many Academy Award winners I have worked with. Twelve is a number I have mentioned in the past. Well, I’m astonished to realize that […]more→
My gosh, what a couple of weeks: on location, running around, head spinning… But some great stuff is happening!
My favorite red scarf got me in a commercial! That’s me doing Carrie Underwood’s makeup in the new Olay commercial that was released last […]more→
It looks like beauty advertising just burst from the pages of a glossy fashion magazine right out into the streets of New York! Everywhere I turn there’s a billboard with some great advertising for makeup and cosmetics – in the subway, on bus-stands, on passing taxi-tops… I absolutely love it!more→
Yves St Laurent was famous for his use of color, his extravagant and artful collections and his love of women. While he was inspired by his close friends Loulou de la Falaise, Catherine Deneuve, Betty Catroux and Paloma Picasso, the models he chose to work with on a day-to-day basis and for his runway […]more→
I don’t believe that beauty can be measured by the width of the eyes or the shape of the nose, or for that matter be represented by any single ideal. That type of thinking might have held sway in ancient Greece, but it no longer applies in the twenty-first century, with our unprecedented awareness of […]more→
I have never had a problem with beauty advertising. I like pretty pictures. Yes, they are retouched and yes, they sell a piece of a dream. But since a couple of years some of them seem to cross a line between being inspirational and right out campy!
At the very moment when […]more→
Here is an in-depth interview with me that just came out. It seriously explores the “job” aspect of being a fashion makeup artist. The questions were interesting and I hope the answers might give you an insight on the “why and how” of what I do…
What did you want to be when you […]more→
I was fortunate to grow up in the 60’s, an era so complex it’s hard to comprehend all the various styles that coexisted. Ladylike, mod, beatnik, rockabilly, flower power… are just a few that come to mind.
I was surrounded by wonderfully “vain” women. My mother spent a good hour every morning putting herself together. […]more→