Thursday, April 28, 2011

MCK Hits The Road!

Road Triiiip!!

MCK and Girl About Town, both resident members of the MyMeApparel Faces of Me! Team, hit the road to Columbia, South Carolina for the 4th Annual “Uber Hawt” Style Exhibition. MyMeApparel founder, Valerie Reaves prepared for a long weekend, along with a few from the Faces of Me! Team: Model, Brittani Nolan; Wardobe Stylist and Owner of Girl About Town, Kyla Robinson; Owner of Hair 2 Please, Onecia Maloney; and Owner of Tightworks Braids & MUA, Marie “China” Auguste.

Here is a pic of the MyMeApparel Glam Squad:

The show was a success! While backstage I could hear the voice of 3Jay Productions visionary, Jalia “Lia” Pettis share with the crowd about her victory in the 4th Annual Style Exhibition and how she almost gave up. She acknowledged her faith and moved on with the show. Her heartwarming speech moved me while I did some touchups on the models backstage, so I can imagine how she moved the crowd.

I met some great people, but I didn’t take many pics. :( It’s always hard to find time to whip out my camera while Im embracing the moment. Here are a couple of pics before leaving the suites.
Girl About Town jazzed up a tee by tucking it in a pair of leggings.

Girl About Town tied a knot of the side of my tee and stretched out the neck for the off-the-shoulder look.

Backstage: The kaos.

Model: Kendra Samuel wearing a MMA piece for the Spring.

I absolutely love fashion shows. I enjoy watching a designer's vision come to life. I dont strut my stuff on the runway, I create the face for it.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

In A Rush? Apply Mascara, Gloss & Blush!

This one is dedicated to all of my divas-on-the-go. Like you, I find myself rushing to get out of the house for work [or the gym] and I only have 5 minutes left to apply makeup, grab my keys and head out of the door. For a quick glam look, apply mascara, gloss and blush to your face. My favorite mascara is Maybelline's Colossal Volum' Express Mascara

What you'll love about:
• Lush collagen-enriched plumping formula and Mega Brush instantly build 9X volume, without clumps!
• Contact lens safe and ophthalmologist-tested!
• The brush is washable!
For Best Results: Sweep brush from root to tip to plump lashes and achieve dramatic volume. Do not let dry between coats. Removes easily with soap and water.

The gloss I cant live without: Co Bigelow Ultra Mentha Lip Shine.
I discovered this tasty gloss while waiting in line at Bath & Body Works years ago. This gloss lasts for hours without re-applying. Most of all, it smells and tastes great! Its super infused with Co Bigelow's clasic Mentha that refreshes your breath with a tingling sensation.

For my Blushing Beauties, try MAC Hushabye. Im not sure if they sell it anymore (im sure you can find it on ebay), but I love it. This is the perfect raspberry blush. Its sheer, natural and has lasting power. I wear it evryday.

So there you have it, Dolls: makeup in 5 minutes. Dont get caught putting makeup on in the car. I think its great because of the natural light, but officers and bad timing are against me. Putting makeup on in the car can be dangerous. Save yourself a ticket and a fender bender.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Let's Shoot!

Ok so you have an outfit in your wardrobe that you have just never had the opportunity to wear, perhaps you simply want some funky photographs of yourself to look back on in the future or maybe you are a model trying to build your portfolio?

Well, let's have a photo shoot!

These shoots are on location in unusual places and take a whole day but are huge amounts of fun. The first thing I do is give you a makeover with funky, dramatic makeup and hair (this can be more subtle if you don't want to go crazy) and then it's off to find locations and shoot the day away.

Guys you too, of course, are welcome. ;)

Here’s my first photo shoot with Kyla Robinson, founder of Girl About Town, Photographer Kwes, and models Terrell Wright and Tarsha McDaniel.

First stop: Cabbagetown. Its known for its guerilla artworks.

Here's Kwes setting his camera up for the kill.

And this is what he produced. Love it! Oh, yeah, kudos to the Makeup Artist ;)

These two were made for this. I loved the energy!

Here’s Kyla getting ready for our next set on the graveyard.

Ok, so by the time we got to the graveyard, it was closed. This is the best we could do outside of the gate. Terrell did his twists and bends for this:

I absolutely love working on the set of a photo shoot. This is where I can bring creativity to the set, experiment with colors and of course have fun!