What a rewarding summer it has been - Philadelphia Magazine named my make-up lesson the Best Make-up Service in the Best of Philly 2015 issue.
Specifically, for my make-up lesson, wherein I extract the useless, used, and unwanted from your make-up stash, keeping the good products - if there are any - and teaching you how to use them to look fresh and polished every day.
This town has been good to me - thank you, Philadelphia!
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.....
These glorious photos were recently featured on 100layercake.com. Delectable BHLDN gowns (Tamsin was my favorite) taken at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts by Alison Conklin. Brilliant styling by Beka Rendell of Styled Creative (and The Styled Bride) - who else would something so cool with a bunch of stools that happened to be lying around?
I'm very honored to have received a 2011 Editor's Choice Award by Brides Magazine Philadelphia. According to the editors,"it's a way for them to officially recognize the amazing, forward-thinking, art-creating, call-returning, trend-making wedding vendors who inspire and delight" them. I'll take it!
On May 9th, Fox29's spunky Jennaphr Frederick and crew visited my studio to help Good Day morning show viewers learn how to avoid common make-up mistakes. We had a brilliant time together (Kerry Barrett was on air - I had done her make-up for a headshot a couple of years ago), and the segment turned out to be a great tutorial lash curling and applying DMK Foundation/Concealer (available at the studio). Watch the video here....
Check out the Spring issue of Brides Magazine Philadelphia to read about my take on achieving the sultry and oft-requested Kim Kardashian visage. Not suprisingly, it's my raven-haired brides who hope to channel this look. Deep warm browns, pink cheeks, nude lips and tons (and I mean "tons") of lashes....