Friday, June 8, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A few of my Spring Favorites......

Spring has truly sprung and I am so happy for the warmer weather and spring fashion. Oh, wait..... I live in Los Angeles and it's always warmer and we always wear spring and summer fashion!! Lol.... Well, with that in mind, I want to share a few of my spring favorites......

One of my all-time favorite Blogs for style and fashion is Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen. I am always so impressed at the phenomenal creativity and style of the ladies featured on the sight who show that style is not limited to young fashionistas. This lovely lady (Tziporah Salamon)  caught my eye with her killer head-to-toe look.  Ari also has a book by the same title (Advanced Style) available May 22... Check out Ari on Twitter: @AriSethCohen

(Tziporah Salamon) for Advanced Style

I love anyone who is creative and especially love the new crop of bloggers and fashionistas who are creating new ways for advertisers to market.  The Curvy Fashionista (aka Marie Denee) is one of these ladies who is wracking up quite a catalog of resources for the curvy lady.  I love her style and work ethic.  She has created a great site and style resource in only 3 years. We were lucky enough to do a feature on her for our Regard Magazine blog..... Check her out and follow her on Twitter: @MarieDenee

Marie Denee,  photo: Dimitry Loiseau, Hair/Make-up: Valerie Noble

I am obsessed with small spaces and making them stylish.  It might be because I have my office in my living room, but anyway, I am always on the lookout for good websites that feature great design for small spaces. One of my faves is Apartment Therapy.... they really give you tons of great small space and DIY ideas. Love it!!  Check out this really small but stylish house in Tokyo... so cool.. Follow them on Twitter: @AptTherapy

Tokyo house from design firm Mizuishi Architect Atelier

Products I Love

I received a sample package with some Carol’s Daughter hair products and rediscovered how fabulous they are.  I remember when they first came out years ago, but had not used the products for some time.  This all natural prestige hair, body and skincare line is made with rare, natural ingredients like Monoi Oil, Shea and Cocoa Butters and A├žai and have no parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, or artificial colors. For dry hair I love the Black Vanilla  Moisturizing Hair trio. Not only does it smell good but it makes my hair feel and look fabulous. My other favorite is the Macadamia Heat Setting Foam made with heat-protecting, super-ingredient Macadamia Oil and Honey Extract that helps wet style your hair without any flaky, crunchy, or sticky residue. Fantastic!!  Follow Carol's Daughter on Twitter: @Carols_Daughter

I can never seem to keep my lip color on my lips even though I use a liner and fill my lips in with the liner. And most of the stain lip colors are sooo drying. But, I found one that works like a charm and stays for most of the day without the dryness.  It’s Maybelline’s Super Stay Stain Gloss and I love it! And, of course, it’s a drugstore brand so I get a big bang for my buck.  My fave color.... Pleasing Plum......

More cool things

I don’t have a green thumb and my attempts to grow plants for my patio have been disastrous..... until I discovered succulents. I started with jade plants and found them to be pretty self sufficient and needing little water. Well, that’s pretty much the story for succulents as a whole so I now have a patio full of cool and different succulents. I saw this cool vertical wall art kit from So Succulents that I think I have to have. I just love the texture and colors of all the different succulents. Check it out.....

Succulent  Verticle Wall Art

I always burn candles and finding the good ones that are highly fragrance, with no lead wicks, soy or vegetable based and long burning, that’s not $30-$40 a piece, has been no fun... until I found the Slatkin and Co. 3-wick candles from Bath and Body Works. Not only do they have all the requirements listed above but they come in at least 50 amazing scents ranging from fruity, to tropical, to clean and fresh. My favorite.... Coconut Leaves! Watch out for the 2 for $20 sale and stock up!!

Slatkin and Co. 3-wick candles


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Styling by Dimitry

So, I've been working on building Regard Magazine with my partner in crime, photographer,  Dimitry Loiseau for the last 2 years and it's been a fantastic experience. We are so thankful to all the wonderful celebrities we feature and people we work with for their support and enthusiasm. Because we do everything for the magazine, Dimitry has become a fantastic stylist as he styles almost all of the editorials for the magazine.  This has turned into many requests for red carpet styling and I wanted to show a few of his looks.....

Christine Lakin at New Years Eve Movie Premiere

Christine Lakin at New Years Eve Movie Premiere

 Nicole Tuck, DJ Khaled's wife for 2012 Grammy's
Dress by Michael Costello
Jacket by Alana Hale
Both pieces available at La Maison De Fashion

Gloria Govan for All Star Red Carpet 
 Dress by Daisy Gonzalez

Feel free to contact and book Dimitry if you have a Red Carpet or special event coming up...  Be sure to follow Dimitry on Twitter: @DimitryL
Great work, Dimitry!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The New Issue 12 of Regard Magazine is here featuring Carmen Electra

The new, February Issue 12 of REGARD Magazine, is here and they are featuring the dazzling Miss Carmen Electra on the cover. This actress, author, dancer and former face of MAX Factor cosmetics took time out from her busy schedule to do a fantastic editorial showcasing the beautiful designs of designer Margi Kent. A big Thank You to Carmen for a great shoot.  Be sure to follow Carmen on Twitter: @CarmenElectra

                               Carmen Electra for Issue 12

As always, this issue features a variety of movie and TV celebrities as well as some amazing designers and industry profiles. They have a new and improved website which will allow you to have a more interactive experience online.  Some of the new added features include having the ability to get more info or purchase featured designs directly from the website. You can also like and share your favorite celebrities’ images from each editorial. Check out the latest style-packed issue and see for yourself....

Featured Editorials include:
Carmen Electra: (2-Headed Shark Attack)
- Still Electara-Fied
Gretchen Christine Rossi: (Real Housewife of Orange County)
- Unbreakable 
Industry Insider: Brillstein's Power Sisters
Get the Look: Glitter and Glam
- Ready to Transport
Look Los Angeles: Award Show Style Guide
- The Secret Beauty
Fashion PR: Shara Koplowitz
Erica Jayne: (Billboard Artist)
- Glamour and Dance
Designer Profile: IceLink Watch

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Octavia Spencer for the Win!!

So, it has been quite a busy beginning of the year for me.  I am really lucky to be doing the hair and/or makeup for a very talented, Oscar nominated Octavia Spencer, as she wins some amazing awards leading to the Oscars.  It is a very exciting time and I am betting all my cards on Octavia to win the big award! Whoo Hoo!!

                                         Octavia Spencer on the SAG Award Red Carpet/Hair by me

I had a chance to talk to Blogger extraordinaire, Patrice Grell Yursik, from Afrobella to give the details of Octavia's red carpet make-up for the Golden Globes.  Thanks a million to Afrobella for a fantastic interview.... check it out here..

                                           Octavia Spencer winning the GoldenGlobes/Makeup by me

Here's to winning the Grand Prize, Ms. Spencer, for a spectacular performance!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The New Issue 11 of Regard Magazine featuring Camille Grammer of RHOBH

The new issue 11 of Regard Magazine is here  featuring Camille Grammer, one of the stars of Bravo's, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Designer, Oday Shakar, brought some amazing designs as you can see by the stunning editorial. The amazing jewelry was provided by Black, Starr & Frost and I must say it was dazzling. We all had a fabulous time shooting on location and you can get to know more about Camille when you check out her interview. As always, I did Camille's hair and make-up and Dimitry did the photography.  Thanks to Oday Shakar, and Black, Star and Frost for a fantastic shoot!!

As always, this issue features a variety of movie and TV celebrities as well as some amazing designers.  Check out our latest style-packed issue and see for yourself.....
Camille Grammer (Star of Bravo's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills )
-Stronger than Ever
Tiffany Hines (Co-starred on CW's Nikita, currently working on 90210)
-Lover and Fighter
Rachel Boston (Co-starring on USA's In Plain Sight)
-In her Element
Get the Look: Beauty Tips
Robin Antin (Creator of Pussycat Dolls and Girlicious TV Show)
-Pussycat Doll Is Back
Man of Style: Chris Galya (Starring in Disney's Jessie)
Scottie Thompson (Starring in Skyline)
-Deck the Halls
Look Los Angeles: Holiday Gift Guide
Shaun Robinson (Anchor on Access Hollywood)
-Girl Power
Sarah Lancaster (Stars in NBC's Chuck)
-New Beginnings

Designers featured:
ABS by Allen Schwartz
Dina Bar-El
Donna Mizani
La Luna London
Margi Kent
Ocatvio Carlin
Oday Shakar

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