Monday, November 9, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stacey Dash....She's Back!!

Most of you remember Mrs. Dash from her feisty character Dionne in the 1995 hit movie “Clueless”, starring Alicia Silverstone. I worked with her on her new film, “House Arrest” a few months ago, and her character was just as fabulous and feisty.

We caught up with her again at the Jimmy Choo, H & M event in Los Angeles last night and she looked better than ever.

She loves pink blush, so I like to mix it with the warm colors on her skin tone. Transitioning from our summer make up, a lot of the colors stay the same. We still want our skin to be bronzy, and most of us all want our eyes to pop. This simple look goes with everything, and can easily be worn everyday.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

EXTRA! EXTRA! all about it!

Check out this great winter break campaign I did the make up for in the Sports Issue of J'Adore Magazine on newsstands now. The stylists for this shoot were the fabulous Maya and Ashley of M&A Styles, and a few of the bikinis they used were their own original designs. These ladies are definitely talented! The wonderful photography was done by LA's own Ken Townsend. He always brings out the natural beauty when he shoots!

Make up was very light, clean and perfectly dewy thanks to MAC Fix + Spray! Shooting in Malibu on this day was so beautiful and sunny. It's easy to enjoy yourself on a shoot like this, it looks like they did....great work team!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Exciting blast from the past...

Okay, these last few weeks have been crazy busy for me!! I must say that my variety of clientele never ceases to amaze me. One week I'm with Flavor Flav, then on to Stacey Dash's for an event, Rodney Allen Rippy and I in a music video, Emmy attendees, but this week takes the cake!

Today I had the pleasure of working with former Ronettes singer, Nedra (Talley) Ross. I know you may not know who that is, so I have included a clip, and current picture (she's on the far right). She and her two cousins made up the group, and they were one of the biggest groups in the 60's. They even toured with The Beatles!

Just recently their group was inducted into the Rock n Roll hall of fame, which is HUGE. Unfortunately, I was working with her under not so pleasant circumstances. The producer that made them so famous was Phil Spector, who was just convicted of murder. So she was being interviewed about her memories of him for a True Crime television show that airs in 2010.

Nedra was very sweet, and it was so great to meet her....especially since I love that song! She is still just as beautiful at 63, and we laughed about how hair & make up styles repeat themselves. It just goes to show, you NEVER know who you'll meet in Hollywood. I love what I do!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Katy Johnson...on the rise!

As usual it's always a pleasure to work with beautiful actress/model, Katy Marie Johnson We did a photo shoot today at a beautiful house in the West Hollywood hills. She is starring in a movie called "2001 Maniacs: The Sequal" which is set to be released early next spring. She says it's hilariously scary, so be sure to check it out!!

Today's shoot was full of different looks that we've never tried on her make up wise. Stay tuned for the pictures and I will share the looks with you step by step. More information on the movie will soon follow...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Product Rave.......LOVE IT!!

I rarely blog about products unless they have made my make up career easy as well as exciting. These last 2 weeks I have been extremely busy, and I've kept certain staple products in my kit that work well on each type of client...
Check SpellingWith that being said, MAC's Studio Sculpt Foundation looked great used on the models outside on Malibu Beach, the bride I did for a WeTV's "Platinum Weddings" episode, and a model for her evening out. I sampled it for the first time recently, and it really worked out!! Underneath the foundation, you must have Photo Finish Primer by Smashbox. I NEVER leave home without this!! To top off those fabulous eyes, the liner I recommend is a gel based liner called Jet Set by Smashbox.

Get these items in your make up bag, and your look will last all night.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Chasing Chanta Patton...

Bikini Swim Club Pool Party hosted by Chanta Patton

Forget "Keeping up with the Kardashians", I've been following my make up looks around town with video model and actress Chanta "Chasing Chanta Patton" is what I do to catch how good she looks out on the town after I've done her make up.... lol.

Chanta Patton with model Dominique Davis and actor Robert Ri'chard

Here she is on the red carpet and out at two events in Los Angeles, stay tuned for more ...because this woman is busy and always on the go!!

Chanta and model Daphne Joy (above with actor Keith Robinson)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Honey Magazine features JAZZY...."Freshman 15"

Come every industry quarter, a fresh net of NewBees are reeled in — those with undeniable talent who keep the Internet high on click-me zSHARE links...........and 2 of my clients made the cut!!! Congrats to Krys Ivory and Jazzy! Let's get it girls!

Click the link to see more...

Make up by...Tai Young-Jackson

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New website and portfolio coming soon!!

Here is a sneak preview of the newest shots I am working on...I can't wait. I hope you all like the new direction!

Flavor Flav ....the modern day Crypt Keeper!

Keeping busy these days has kept me from blogging so much, but I always try and give you a sneak peak into what I am working on. Last week was a lot of fun working with the hilarious Flavor Flav on a new project created by Deon Taylor called "Nite Tales". If you were a fan of Twilight Zone and Tales from The Crypt, then you will definitely like this updated rendition.

The different short stories feature some of your favorite celebrities, and it's all hosted by Flavor Flav playing the "Timekeeper". Right now it comes on station WGN in a weird time slot, but that will change soon. Take a look at some behind the scenes shots of Flav and I having fun with his character. Keep in mind he is very particular about ANYTHING on his face, so it wasn't so funny the entire time....he really made me work.

Check out the eyebrows and the wicked black nails! I hope he's still not mad at me about the Thanks for being a good sport!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Stacey Dash.......taking "Dash" forward!!

I have been working for the last few weeks on a new movie called "House Arrest" starring the beautiful Stacey Dash, and rapper The Game, so no time to blog obviously. Anyway, we just wrapped and I can't wait to share the experience.

Check out these behind the scenes pictures from the set, and get up close and personal with Stacey. She is such a joy to work with, and certainly dedicated to her craft. A true professional in the business in every way.

For those of you who are wondering, she doesn't like a lot of make up, and she definitely doesn't need it!! Her skin is incredible and with her everyday regimen, less is more. Click the link below to see what she finds attractive in man...

For more details on how to get her look, please stay tuned for our "How To" video!

Friday, June 12, 2009

"Faces of Ekqualyte" Look Book Shoot

I am always doing some interesting shoots, but this one takes the cake. Take a look at some behind the scenes shots of talented designer, Manuel Jackson's, Faces of Ekqualyte campaign and look book shoot. Photographer Felix Salzman of Look Book LA, was gracious enough to give his creative eye to this conceptually amazing project.

We were blessed to have very popular models Rich Ting of the 2009 Adidas campaign, and Taylor Reed whom you've probably seen in a few Target and NIKE ads recently, grace us with their gifts. They were both very genuine, and I am glad they were able to work with us.

Stay tuned for the Faces of Ekqualyte t-shirts to be at a boutique near you, and backstage at the BET Awards in a few weeks. He also has a crazy line of neck ties and bow ties hitting the market this fall.


Friday, June 5, 2009

Thank You...... SMASHBOX

I'm sure most of you guys have seen some of the make up disasters that High Definition television can bring out. Since I do more editorial make up than anything, venturing out into the world of HD was interesting to me. Well, I did my research on the best HD products out there right now. I kept reading articles about the new products Smashbox had to offer, and I couldn't wait to try them.

Check out High Definition Healthy FX Foundation & Function 5 Self-Adjusting Powder Foundation. They were sent to me for use on Michelle Williams, and it looked absolutely flawless on camera...perfect for everyday use too.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chanta Patton...........WOW!!!!

In a previous post I let you behind the scenes of an editorial photo shoot for model Chanta Patton. The photographer was the very talented Derek Caballero, and of course the team was amazing. As you can see, the shoot was a complete success...

Michelle Williams........behind the scenes

I have truly been blessed my entire career, and I am always excited to work with new clients....especially Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child. It's like my life's work has come full circle, as my passion for the industry started with Beyonce' & Solange when I was only 19 yrs. old. Here are some behind the scenes shots (from my phone) of her new project, and how much fun we're having making it all come together. Shout out to the INCREDIBLE team of people on her glam squad...(she was very impressed by us all, and asked where have we been hiding:)

Michelle is a very humble, sincere, and down to earth person. Her voice is beautiful, and I can't wait to work with her again. Let's pray our show gets picked up, so you all can see what I mean!

Check out the fabulous wardrobe that was pulled for her......way to go Jason Griffin and Damein Jackson!

It's a wonderful thing in productions when all the elements line up, and priceless moments are shared. You never forget the experience!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Industry Art Shops continues to grow...

I am a big fan of all things fashionable, beautiful, fabulous, and unforgettable!! So if you care like I do about who's wearing what, who's doing who's make up, and hair....then keep your eye on this new blog , from my new company Industry Art Shops. It's your sneak peak at everything behind the scenes. I am getting the info straight from the artists' mouths about your favorite celebrities.

As artists keep creating magic out there in the industry, I will keep talking about them. Stay tuned for an in depth look at Rhianna's make up and wardrobe from Kanye's new video "Paranoid".

...and I can't leave myself out. Check out one of my new pics using all Smashbox products for a campaign I'm doing for them:) (not retouched)

VNP Fashion Show @ Cinespace...

I always love doing make up for fashion shows, they are so much fun. I recently had the opportunity to work with the talented designer Danielle Kelly of DK75Raw. Danielle Kelly launched her design career in 2003 with Von Dutch. She was hired by former Head Designer, Christian Audigier, currently the mastermind behind Ed Hardy. Danielle modified their world famous T’s into one of a kind, hand cut and woven, original creations.

Check out some behind the scenes pics from the show produced by Vindictive Nights. Shout out to David & John for making it a great night!

For more information on the swimsuits or VNP, please visit...

Models from Higher Cast Models & More...for booking contact Anja Koschak 323-360-8193

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

L.A. Confidential........catches up with us!

Be sure to pick up your copy of L.A. Confidential this month with Matthew Mcconaughey on the cover. It seems they have a picture of my husband, Manuel Jackson, and I out on the town. We were actually attending an event to celebrate Frey Wille's latest collection "Ode to Joy of Life". It was at their flagship store in Santa Monica.

Check us out on page 76....

Krys Ivory is here...

I had the pleasure of working with hot new recording artist, Krys Ivory, yesterday in Downtown LA. She came in as a model, but before she left we were bumping her new track with Ryan Leslie called "Next 2 U".

Take a listen...

Stay tuned for shots from our editorial photo shoot with her, Tiffani Sade' on hair, and Marybeth Sales on wardrobe. We had such a blast! She had to tweet about my make up being so BOMB...thanks Krys!

The Bachelorette......on ABC

Yaaay, so The Bachelorette has finally aired, and only 2 of the guys I worked with went home!!

I was lucky enough to be the make up artist/groomer for the rose ceremony, and 12 of the eligible bachelors chosen to try and win the heart of Ms. Jillian Harris this season. I had so much fun getting to know each of them, and Sasha actually went to the same elementary school as me--not to mention we know some of the same people from Houston. You know I am rooting for him, as well as Jake, Simon, Mathue, and Wes. All of them are very genuine guys, television or not. Good luck to all of you, and may the best man win!

Catch the show on Monday 8/7c

Monday, May 18, 2009

Chanta Patton changes courses....

I'm sure you've seen her in just about every music video from an Interscope artist this past year alone, and keep looking because she's doing a whole lot more....Ms. Chanta Patton enlisted the services of myself and my fabulous team to give her one editorial shoot she won't forget.

The incredible mind of well known photographer Derek Caballero, gave the term "heroin" a new meaning. We were going for a real strong, feminine biker warrior---and I believe we pulled it off! The team worked really hard, so thanks to Tiffani Sade' on hair and Marybeth Sales on the guys rock!

Check out this behind the scenes shot, and the video of the actual shoot shot by Sky Bermudas, with interviews, and make up tips soon to come...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Portfolio Spring Cleaning.....

Yesterday's shoot with photographer CW Jacobs was so amazing! Here's a sneak peek of what's to come as I revamp my book this summer. I am in love with this fresh, clean beauty look that I like to do, incorporating splashes of color and creativity. Shout out to the team once again for all their hard work...Rai Bonner on hair, Maria Bernaldez as the model, and Isaac Tjaja on the wardrobe. Stay tuned for more... (p.s. these photos are unretouched)

Creating ART is always good for the HEART. Use your gifts while living for your passion, and the blessings will come!

*Not to sound vain....but image IS everything!!*