Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Make It or Break It.....more than just a saying

Congrats to my friend and client, singer/actress Cassie Scerbo, who is starring in a new one hour scripted drama titled "Make It or Break It". It premiers June 22nd @ 9pm on ABC Family.

Check out the looks like it has a great message. Way to go Cassie!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Behind the scenes beauty...

Check out some shots from a fantastic photo shoot I did yesterday with the fabulous Rai on hair, Mary Beth on the wardrobe, and Kevin Weaver as the photographer. We rocked this high fashion look out in about 2 hours....record time!! Let's hope Zink Magazine loves it:)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kevin Cossom is super talented!!

Thanks to my girl, Jammie Sean , (Keri Hilson's personal wardrobe stylist).....I was able to work with the amazing Kevin Cossom, recently signed to JIVE Records.

First off let me say ladies, he is a different breed of R&B singer, so you better get ready!! He's like a mixture of Justin Timberlake and Usher all rolled into one, as if there could be any better mix?? His vocal range is crazy, not to mention his dance abilities and his sexy swag. He's one to watch, and I'm glad I had the chance to work with him and his fantastic team.

Stay tuned for some shots from his new photo shoot with me, as well as new music from him...

To listen to his pre-album visit

The Hollywood Prescription...

Skincare and cosmetic companies are constantly giving myself, and other artists I work with, new products to try. Recently I had the opportunity to try out a product called The Hollywood Prescription, the first ever serious lip regimen.

The two step system is a lip treatment different from other non-invasive enhancement options such as lip plumpers on the market today. Lip plumpers merely sting the lips using menthol or cinnamon resulting in a plumping effect that temporarily provides fuller lips. The Hollywood Prescription is the first of its kind to provide a proven lip enhancement system involving a two step process of an exfoliant and a proprietary serum.

The client I tried this product on suffers from extremely chapped lips, and she was in need of something like this. After about a week of usage, her lips were very soft and smooth. Not so much of a plump, as her lips were already full, but smooth lips make any type of lip product look better.

J. August Richards is here...

has become a visible favorite in prime time television starring in the Josh Whedon hit series, "ANGEL," and Dick Wolf's "CONVICTION." Currently, he plays Marcus McGrath on the Steven Bochco series, "RAISING THE BAR," which returns for its second season June 8th on the TNT network.

Working with J. August Richards was more than exciting for me. Not only was he in my favorite movie, "The Temptations", but he is an amazing actor and serious about his craft. He is definitely one to watch out for in some future block buster hits!

Photo credit: Bobby Quillard/

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Industry Art Shops launch in LA.....

Industry Art Shops.... workshops created for artists by artists.

These workshops were designed for the consistent and continuous development of artists in the entertainment industry. Not your typical workshops, our purpose is to finally put faces with the names of some of the most recognizable visionaries and taste makers behind the scenes. Allowing you to stay connected with who's who backstage, workshops will be held for make up artistry, hair styling, wardrobe styling, photography, and choreography.

If attending one of our workshops, you will learn tips, tricks, specific techniques and hear advice from some of the most sought after artists in the industry.

Who are you inspired by??....... Industry Art Shops wants you to get up close and personal with those artist that are leaving their mark. (under construction)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

...........Oh Jazzy!!...........

Creative direction behind the "Oh Jazzy" project was an absolute success!!

I love working with musicians, especially when they have an album as hot as this one.... (I got a sneak preview at the shoot:) Jazzy has been around on the underground scene for a while, but she is vastly approaching her rise to stardom. This is a behind the scenes look at her photo shoot with photographer Tyrone of, celebrity hair stylist Rai Bonner, and the dopest fashion stylist I've EVER worked with Ms. Love Collins. Way to go guys, I think she may be ready for her close up!
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Stay tuned for more with artist, singer, and songwriter---Jazzy!

Looking good for less takes on a new meaning...

Myself, along with a few other make up artist friends team up with The Los Angeles Urban League Business and Career Work Source Center

(a non-profit funded by LA County and City Workforce Investment Boards.)

Looking your best for an interview can seem expensive, especially when you actually need the job to be able to afford the look you want. At least that’s what I used to think, before having to speak face to face with those less fortunate than me about such preparation. I was invited to speak to a group of LA job seekers about proper make up for an interview. Excited and prepared to show them the usual, I pulled out my kit...

MAC make up brushes, Bobbi Brown foundations, and Smashbox eye shadows were ready to go. However, as I was setting up, I quickly thought about the cost of all the products I was using. This wasn’t fair to the people I was teaching, because I knew why they were there. So, I had a few minutes and I made a run to Family Dollar. There I picked up some lipsticks, lip glosses; make up wipes, mascara, and eye shadow all for under $15. I also stopped at CVS to get a $9 Cover Girl foundation to complete my model’s look. Once I was done with the make up, every woman in the room wrote the product information down. It made the phrase “looking good for less” a lot more meaningful to me. I even gave my model the products I used on her face. I wish those ladies much luck in their job search!

Mission Statement

To enable minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights through advocacy activities; utilizing the provision of programs and services in our uniquely diversified city and region to do so.