Monday, November 21, 2011


I hope you're all enjoying the start of Holiday SeasonRemember to always take some time out for yourself everyday to restore your sense of calm. These can be challenging days for us..working long hours, running around to parties, planning a bash, cleaning, cooking, baking, stressing about what to wear, stressing about fitting into what we wear, working out, getting dolled up, trying to get the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, wondering how the hec you're going to pay for all know what I mean. Take a  few deep breaths, remember the true spirit of this season and have fun!  Our family and dear friends will love us no matter what!
People have been asking me if I'm still doing makeup for special events and photo shoots.  Of course!   Go to my Makeup Website:     I also love to snap pics of cool people and things around the city!   Here are some of my most recent sightings...enjoy!

 Classic Cool...

Rock and Roll Cool...


Blowing off some steam in Union Square...

City of the Sun performing what sounds like Flamenco Punk..I had to buy their cd...they're that good!

Times Square.  Twist my arm much?

  Blondes having more fun..
Central Park

Ahh, Sweet Love...fleeting or forever? 

 Is that Johnny Depp from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory?

Designer Mo Hom wearing her own creations in Times Square.  Check out her boutique, Lotus Hom, at 262 Mott Street if you like beautiful, feminine and comfortable clothing!

Plaid and Floral work on EVERYONE!

Leather, Leopard and Louie

Tatiana is wearing a faux Leopard Coat that was a birthday gift from her mother ( mom has impeccable taste) Bag is 3.1 Phillip Lim and Shoes are Jeffrey Campbell.
YSL lipgloss no.18 is a gorgeous shade for Holiday Parties!

Hey, that's ME on the right, with fellow makeup artist, Farida. I almost never wear PURPLE eyeshadow but I was getting bored with my usual palette of browns and golds. I thought I'd try Laura Mercier's new baked wet/dry eye colour in Violet Sky. I smudged on some LM eyeliner in Black Violet as well.  The verdict is still pending...give it a Go or hell to the No???
*For a more subtle look, try LM's baked eye colour in Ballet Pink. It's got just the right amount of sheen and a hint of pink.

Some Holiday looks I love...taken from my favorite magazine of all time ...VOGUE!  

American, French, British, Italian.. I think a gift subscription to Vogue is a classic, thoughtful gift to any fashionista on your lista! (choose an international Vogue if she already subscribes to the American one)
Some other easy breezy suggestions for the Urban Glamour Girls on your list..

Sephora Gift Card (what woman doesn't love Sephora?!)
The Pure Parfum version of her favorite eau de toilette or cologne
Organic Dark Chocolate
Gift Card to Whole Foods or Trader Joe's
A bottle of her favorite wine/champagne/sparkling water
Metro Cards
Warm, fuzzy robe in her favorite color with matching warm, fuzzy slippers
Organic Bubble Bath/Shower Gel
Gift Card to her favorite Nail Salon for Mani/Pedi
Gift Card to her favorite Spa for an aromatherapy massage
A Beautiful Journal
Subscription to The New York Times
Subscription to an obscure magazine that reflects her interests
Gift Card to Barnes and Noble or her favorite book store 
Simple Abundance..A daybook of comfort and joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach 
2012 Wall Calender featuring her favorite Artist
Membership to MOMA (museum of modern art)
Subscription to Netflix
Anything from Tiffany's (we all like the little blue box)
Tickets to concerts, movies, off Broadway shows..
Gift Card to her favorite restaurant
Homemade cookies/cake
Fresh fruits/jams/honey from the farmer's market 
Plants (The Peace Lily and The Lady Palm both absorb indoor toxins)
A Phone Call (this always surprises and delights my friends who are texters!)

The list goes on and on...feel free to ask me for suggestions for anyone on your list!

Happy Holiday Season!
See you soon!

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