Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sterling Williams Shoot- Fall 2007 Campaign and Look Book

Sterling Williams is a hot new Los Angeles designer that Dimitry and I got to shoot a couple of his ad campaigns for. I love his take on hip dressing (maybe because I'm not so hip). Anyway, we all had a great time working with Sterling and the models to create some cool looks. Check out his designs on his website.

Designer: Sterling Williams, Model: Eden

This is the finished look!

Model: Eden, ©Dimitry

This was another look for the Sterling Williams' 2007 campaign with Model, Pierce Ross. I love the funky vibe of this one.

Model: Pierce, ©

Pierce and I posing after the shoot. Boy do I need some make-up.

Model: Pierce, Hair/Make-up:

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Always Beautiful Hair and Make-up

Dimitry L. and I work together a lot. We are currently working with 2 to 3 models a week helping them add images to their portfolios and that's in addition to our ad shoots and magazine assignments. D and I consider ourselves the dynamic duo because we do everything. D is an amazing photographer but often styles the shoots, too. I, of course, do both hair and make-up. We love our set-up because we are efficient and we work together very well so every shoot is fun and easy. So here is an idea that D executed with 2 different models.....the results were beautiful.

Dimitry shooting Breanna on the table.

One of the finished looks with Breanna.

Model: Breanna, ©

Another look with model Courtney on the table

Model: Courtney, ©

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Watching Dimitry do his thing

A few weeks ago Dimitry and I did this fabulous shoot in the hills above Sunset Blvd. The house was amazing (now I want a concrete and glass house with a killer view) and the model was gorgeous and Dimitry just did his thing. Here he is in action with model Jennifer working. it.

Model: Jennifer, Photographer: ©Dimitry,

This is the final look......really nice.

Model: Jennifer ©,

Me and Sam

Sam is my favorite entertainer. Sam Sarpong is the nicest, humblest, hardest working actor, rapper, model, clothing designer I know. We (Dimitry, Sam and I) work together a lot doing photo shoots for him and he always has a positive outlook on everything. You will see him all through my portfolio and currently on the home page of my studio's website. Plus I really have a crush on him...... :-)

Sherri's glamour team

Miss Sherri Shepherd posed with her glamour team (L-R: Adam Christopher/Make-up, Sherri, Me/Hair, Tamechi/Dress designer) before the "Who's Your Caddy" Red Carpet. We had a great time hooking her up and I must say she looks amazing!

Me and Drew Sidora

Here's gorgeous Miss Drew Sidora on her way to the 2007 BET Music Awards. I, of course, did her make-up and Bryson Conley did her hair. Fashion stylist, Alexis Balner, hooked up her amazing dress.

Me and Donald Trump

I jumped into this shot while working on Deal or No Deal behind the scenes with Donald Trump. I took this pic to show my sister, who was such a fan of the Apprentice. I got to spray The Donald's hair and powder his nose. It was a fun show to work on...... now I'm waiting on the next one.

Me and Astroanut Buzz Aldrin

So this was an amazing job.....I got to work with Dr. Buzz Aldrin, the astronaut who along with Neil Armstrong, made the historic 1969 Apollo XI moon walk. He is still very involved with all things space, and as a leading expert, lectures and travels the world discussing and developing ideas for continued space exploration. It was great to meet the man I watched make that historic walk on my black and white TV more than 25 years ago.

Me and Berry Gordy

Here is a pic of myself and the Legendary founder of Motown records, Berry Gordy, last year at a video shoot we did at his home. He was very charming and warm. We spent the morning shooting and he sat down with the crew as we ate lunch. I love this photo and it sits above my computer in my office to inspire me everyday.

Although I've been doing hair and make-up for years, I always need to find inspiration to keep motivated through the drama of this business. Overall, I can say moments like the one above really "keeps hope alive" and makes it worth all the trouble to continue doing what I truly love.