The first anniversary issue of Papercut Magazine is finally out and features actress Jaimie Alexander of the filmTHOR‘.  I’m so happy to have been a part of this amazing team!  Shot on location in West Hollywood, the superstar lineup was: Photographer Alvin Nguyen, stylist Alvin Stillwell (Celestine Agency), Jaimie Alexander (Kyle XY) of ‘THOR’, the gals at Papercut magazine, hairstylist Christi Cagle (Krop Creative), and  makeup by me (Ajentse).   I had the opportunity to test out some new products from NARS, and fell in love with a line of hair products by Rene Furterer that Christi used throughout the day.


Some new favorite NARS products in rotation:  Illuminator in Copacobana, Blush in Sex Appeal, Eyeshadow in Fuji, Trio Eyeshadow in Calanique, Lipstick in Tzigane, and Pore Refining Primer.  Love!!


Gorgeous editorial with photographer Christine Hahn, stylist Alvin Stillwell, hairstylist Christi Cagle and makeup by me!   The location was a beautiful field in east LA, amazing team.  Love this shoot!!

I’ve truly found my dream team in Los Angeles.  Working with photographer Elizabeth Messina was so inspiring.  It’s truly a beautiful thing when powerfully creative women bring their talents together.  Designers Lisa Vorse and Mindy Rice did a wonderful job with sets and locations.  Seeing how the two artists worked together was incredible, they make it look so easy! 

Elizabeth’s vision really came to life in TRU LOVE,  she is an amazing artist.   The story was shot in Santa Inez and several other locations in wine country.  Enjoy.

Special thanks to models Ashlyn Pearce (Vision) and Kyle Mullen (Heffner Managment) Lisa Pearce, Corinne Williams, Claire Pettibone, Ivy and Astor, Twigs and Honey, and stylist Alvin Stillwell.

For Ashlyn’s  naturally flawless look,  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.


Just in!  New shots of Scream 4 star Nico Tortorella are out in MF Magazine!  Shot on-location in West Hollywood with photographer Alvin Nguyen and stylist Stacy Zimmerman.  Super fun day.  Love that boy’s hair!!

Vivid colors seem to become much more wearable in Spring/Summer and this year they’re especially HOT!   I had the opportunity to play with lots of bold color for the  Beauty.com Spring 2011 Campaign with photographer Elke Van de Velde .  

If you’re not into bright eye shadows or don’t have time in the morning, try a bold lip!   I like a bright orange for lips and nails this year {try Stila Longwear Lip Color in Outrageous and Butter London Nail Laquer in Jaffa}.  It’s a great look for those who want to be unique and fabulous but like to sleep in.  Just be sure to add a little concealer for under eyes and bronzer to finish off the look.    

Here are the some of the must-have products I used to create the look on our model Paisha:  Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer by Juice Beauty, Primed and Poreless Primer by TooFaced, Smashbox HD Foundation and Concealer, Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion by Smashbox,  Blush in Sex Appeal by NARS , Smashbox Brow Tech To Go in Taupe,  NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Palladium, NARS Trio Eyeshadow in Okinawa, Jane Iredale PurePress Triple Eyeshadow in Sea Foam, Stila Lip and Cheek Stain in Yumberry Crush, Stila Silk Shimmer Lip Gloss in Kitten, Urban Decay 24-7 Glide on Lip Pencil in Wicked.

Go behind the scenes..

The Bride & Bloom Magazine :: Spring 2011 Shoot

From photgrapher Elizabeth Messina:

“this beautiful little film, takes “behind the scenes” imagery
to a whole other level…cinematographer KRISTEN* of BLISS
was completely unobtrusive & thoughtful while i created my photographs…
there is a gentle dance that takes place between artists who work side by side…
what i simply love about this BLISS piece is that it is completely & utterly
her own work of art….a delicate blend of the fashion shoot i conceptualized
(alongside a team of creatives: EDEN & ERIN SKIPLEY & FAYE DINSMORE
& JACK SNEED & LAUREN NAPIER) beautifully balanced with
moments that KRISTEN* found & created, and was able to
share her own vision through moving images…xoxo


(filmed in the french countryside at CHATEAU ST. JULIEN L’ARS)

I was so excited to see the spring issue of  The Bride & Bloom magazine, featuring a wonderful cover and editorial with photographer Elizabeth Messina and Faye Dinsmore, one of the most sought after models in the world .  It was a magic time, working and staying in the gorgeous Chateau St Julien L’ars in France.  Working along side an incredible crew to create a vintage inspired, modern love story… beautiful memories.