Friday, May 18, 2012

Manhattan Portage Ad and Shoot with Tokio Kuniyoshi

A few weeks ago I had a shoot with Tokio Kuniyoshi. A candid shot from the day made it onto the online catalog for the popular messenger bag line Manhattan Portage. Here I am on 8th ave modeling a laptop case in my couture!
the photo can be seen here, and Tokio's work can be seen on his site,

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Makeup tutorial with great friend and talented makeup and style artist NINA MUA!!! There is a real art in applying makeup. As I gain more modeling experience I can really see the difference in quality among different MUAs (Make-up Artists). Nina is absolutely one of the best, not to mention the nicest MUAs I've ever worked with. The process she is demonstrating is not as simple as the time-lapse video may look. As with any process, the steps to get there dont often look close to the finished product ans with many amatuers these steps can be frustrating. I know when i look in the mirror half made-up it can be a pretty scary sight! the shading and contouring that follows is in an of itself an arrangement of darks and lights. Many subtle adjustments can be made in the shapes of shadows and subsequent highlights that can accentuate and even give the illusion of changing and evening out the bone structure of the face. Every face is slightly asymetrical and a the job of the MUA is to make it appear as symetrical as possible. This can even mean re-drawing an eyebrow! Hope you enjoy this candid video, more to come...