Downton Abbey Inspired Bride

Just before the holidays I did a shoot with Marie Labbancz, Beautiful Blooms, Architeqt Salon and The Wedding Factor, featuring the latter's beautiful Berta gowns.  The regal Madison courtesy of Reinhard Agency.

Lots of great images to share, but in celebration of the new season of Downton Abbey (yes, I'm addicted), I wanted to share these first because they so remind me of the beloved series.  Can't you just see Mary (or even poor Edith) in this?

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Fox29's Jennaphr Frederick pays a visit to my studio

On November 12th, the feisty and hilarious Jennaphr Frederick of Fox29's Good Day stopped by the studio to help me promote my recycling event and to get my opinion on make-up (uh oh) - the necessary and the not-so-necessary.

We also had a special guest with us, Bryan Barron, who was in town promoting the latest edition of "Don't Go to the Beauty Counter Without Me," a book he co-authors with Paula Begoun ("The Cosmetics Cop").   Bryan talked with Jennaphr about beauty "dupes," that is, inexpensive products that can be substituted for wicked expensive ones.  So that's good.

I always tell my clients and  workshop participants about Beautypedia, the online version of the book - it's a much more comprehensive and current resource for thousands of products reviews.  Begoun's research team base their reviews on claims made by the manufacturers, about efficacy, for example, and the ability to turn you into Jennifer Lopez.

Video of my two spots coming soon.....

Bryan Barron, moi, Jennaphr the Great