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I have  five minutes of fame in the November issue of Ladies Home Journal (that’s me in the black jacket).  I worked on the feature on free advice with photographer Andy Reynolds. Hilarious!!


Get Hitched Give Hope is a party you don’t want to miss, and tonight is the night!!  Come down to the Four Seasons and help us raise $75,000 to benefit the Dream Foundation and the Young Survival Coalition, two important organizations that help provide relief to patients with life threatening illness.

Aside from being a great cause, it’s also an amazing opportunity to pick up wedding day goods and services (often at a fraction of the cost).   My services will be included in the auction and my girls and I will be there early to prep the models for the event, come say hi!   xo

Photos: La Vie Photo

It was a crisp Seattle spring morning when we shot the worldwide Starbucks campaign for Fall/Winter 2011, with a mostly LA crew. Photographer Elizabeth Weinberg captured Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte and Salted Caramel Mocha perfectly,  two things that make Seattle a livable place in the cold and rain.

It was super fun to see the posters in store when I met my friend Elise Hamamoto (the model in the photo) for coffee a few weeks ago.  We were dorks and had to take a photo of each other with our poster, ha!  I can’t wait  to see what comes out for Holiday!

I had the pleasure of working with the beautiful girls at  Junebug Weddings  recently.  If you’re planning a wedding or just enjoy beautiful things,  it’s the place to go to find the best of the bridal world.  We had the pleasure of shooting their Fashion Report at the beautiful Grand Del Mar resort in San Diego.  Gorgeous day, gorgeous models, couture gowns, Oprah’s floral designer, award winning photographers, we had all the makings of a dreamy bridal editorial.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day..
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Our model Sterling had amazing skin and hair already but I used the following products to give her a little extra polish..
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To prep and prime her skin:
Embryolisse Lait Creme Moisturizer
Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer
M.A.C Strobe cream
NARS Luminizer in Laguna
Face Atelier Foundation (used sparingly)
Makeup Forever HD Powder
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The color to create her super natural look:
Yves Saint Laurent Ombres 5 Lumieres eye shadows in Sahara
M.A.C. Fluid Line eyeliner in Dip Down Brown
Smashbox Brow Tech To Go
NARS blush in Madly
Smith’s Minted Rose lip balm
M.A.C. Fix +
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To give her smooth/fine hair a matte texture, I used Alterna’s Thickening compound and a little salt water that we mixed up on the spot.
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To view the entire story, check out Junebug Weddings
Photography: Apertura Photography
Hair & Make-Up: Erin Skipley 
Model: Sterling from Next Model Management
Location: The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, CA

Bumble and Bumble’s ‘Hair Stories LIVE’  took place at the Writer’s Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, and was one stop on a nationwide tour.  The film and installation documents the pure creative force of creative genius Howard MacLaren and the beautiful and talented Amanda Wall.  I had the most amazing time as part of the creative team for the LA showing and had the pleasure of helping with makeup on several occasions for their video installations and some of the film content.   I love Bb products, and i’m so inspired by the creative minds that have made the company what it is.  It was a beautiful evening that will drive my work for a long time to come!

Such a wonderful surprise this month to be featured by Dripbook, today’s source book for creative professionals. Thank you!!

(photo above by Christine Hahn)  xo

A wonderful collaboration in the gorgeous wine country outside of Santa Barbara.   Photographer Elizabeth Messina, event designer Lisa Vorce, floral designer Mindy Rice, models Ashlyn Pearce (Vision) and Kyle Mullen (Heffner Managment), and me for hair and makeup.  It was an amazing team, the best of the best!

For Ashlyn’s super natural look, I kept the products to a minimum.  I prepped her skin with Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Primer, Tinted Moisturizer and Translucent Loose Powder, M.A.C. Cream Color Base in ‘Nude’, the perfect soft-peachy blush by NARS in ‘Sex Appeal’, M.A.C. eyeshadows in ‘Bronze’ and ‘Vanilla’, and M.A.C. lipstick in ‘Cherish’.  For her gorgeous ‘undone’ hair, I used a little Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme with Surf Spray to add texture.

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