“GREEK GODDESS” for Fashion Scoop Daily.com

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Platinum. 18 karat gold. Topaz. Opal. Rhododite. Tourmaline. Garnets. Amethysts. Diamonds!

Sounds dreamy right? Well, they are!

I had the privilege of working with a talented team on this editorial in order to radiantly capture the bold and exquisite designs of Kerri Halpern of Madstone Design,  In collaboration with Nine Eighteen Boutique, Edgar Gomez, the art director and stylist for the day, developed a story to showcase these beautiful pieces.

The collection was based on and inspired by Greek Mythology.  Poseidon. Apollo. Ares. Persephone. Medusa. Athena. All of my favorite mythical deities from my books as a kid.  Of course I had to be a part of this project!

The goal was to evoke a Greek goddess encapsulating the different traits of each god.  Jordan Raines’ beauty was easily a fit for such a timeless piece.

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My inspiration for the beauty piece in this story was golden wreaths, waterfalls, rope, and wind moving through hair.

Jordan’s face was prepared with Laura Mercier’s Radiance Primer for an effortless glow.  Foundation Primer_Radiance on White

To enhance the glow and give an ethereal flush, I used one of my favorite products NARS Multiple in Portofino. This multipurpose stick has a creamy consistency and may be used on more than one area of the face.  I gently tapped a bit on the apples of her cheek with my ring finger for an innocent flush.  I patted a generous amount on the center of her lips as to evoke the feeling of having just eaten a cluster of red grapes. Finally, I blended a small amount through her eye crease to warm up and brighten the eye area.

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After a light coating of mascara, I lined the lash line lightly with Dior Addict- It Line Liquid Liner in Black. 

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Textured waves were created with a tapered wand and Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode.  I love it because it has heat protection abilities, memory, and a light brushable hold that will withstand rapid hair changes and movement. The hair transitioned from loose waves to emulate the waves of Poseidon, a braided coiff to channel Athena, and a halo braided crown to personify Ares. Medusa was brought to life by gathering her hair into a regal updo and allowing tendrils to fall as I wove an 18 karat gold necklace through her curls as a diadem.

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Dream and enjoy this editorial collection as much as we did when creating it!

 

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Credits

 

Editorial Feature for www.fashionscoopdaily.com

Art Direction/Styling: Edgar Gomez

Hair and Makeup:  Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry | www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Nicollette Mollet www.nicollettemollet.com

Muse: Jordan Raines courtesy of The Dragonfly Agency

Jewelry: Provided by Nine Eighteen Boutique with creations by Kerri Halpern for Madstone Designs

 

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HOW TO: Glamorous Red Carpet Look

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One of my all time favorite looks is a side parted cascade wave worthy of Rita Hayworth or Veronica Lake.  The classics never disappoint!

This look was designed for a dear friend and model here in Dallas.  She has always brought beauty and joy when I work with her on set, so naturally I HAD to help her get ready for her special prom night.  Her gown was custom-made by Lucy Dang and needed a couture hair and makeup look to match.

Trying to man the camera and complete hair and makeup is quite challenging but here is a step-by-step of how the look was achieved.

Try it out for you next event, date, or photoshoot!  Comment below if you have any questions.

Enjoy!

I first prepared Allison’s hair with Paul Mitchell Styling Foam for heat protection and a soft memory hold.  Apply on dry hair and comb through to saturate then establish a deep side part for a vintage feel.  A 1″ barrel curling iron was used for this pin curl set.  Curl all of your hair going in the same direction.  In this case, all of the hair was curled towards the face by wrapping the hair around the iron towards the face.  The important part of this look is a pronounced wave and in order to achieve it, you should “set” or allow the hair to cool in the desired shape.  After releasing the hair from the curling iron, roll it back onto itself like shown above and clip it at the base or root with a hair clip.  You can find them at any general beauty supply.

Continue to curl all of your hair until all of it is in pin curls as shown above.  Mist it lightly with a light hold hairspray and move on to makeup.  For this look I used L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray because it has a brushable hold.

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After appropriately moisturizing the skin and lips, I primed it to ensure the makeup lasted all night.  Allison has great skin and just needed a light primer to ensure she photographed well and that she stayed matte.  I used Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer.  The foundation of choice was a bit of Bobbi Brown Foundation applied lightly with a wet foundation brush. It was then set with Bobbi Brown Translucent Powder.

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Her cheeks were sculpted with an apricot rose blusher from the Kaleidoscope Collection by Lé Métier de Beauté.

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A sheer opalescent wash of color was added all over the lid from the Ready-to-Glow Eyeshadow Quad by Dior. The center darkest color was used to enhance the crease.

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Starting from the center, I drew a thin line following her eye shape with the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Felt Tip Liner.  Make sure to not over extend your line past the end of your lash line for a balanced effect.

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While wet, I gently smudged the liner with a flat liner brush to soften the line.

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Prepare the lashes by curling them to accent the eyes.  I used a Tweezeman Lash Curler in this step.

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I like to build lashes as much as possible to avoid using fake lashes.  Makeup Forever Lash Fibers is perfect for this.  I added the white base fibers in several coats.

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While still damp, I added mascara to build volume.  The mascara of choice was Makeup Forever’s Aqua Smokey Lash since it is waterproof.

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Next, define the brows lightly to add a sculpted effect.  I used MAC Brow Pencil in Brun.

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Define the lips from the center out with a sturdy lip brush. This is a Mehron Flat Brush which is for shadow but I like it better for lips.  I used Dior Addict Lipstick in “Rock’n Roll”.

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Gently place a tissue over your lipstick and press a bit of translucent powder with a fluffy brush to set your lipstick.

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Release your curls and gently brush from roots to ends.  I recommend brushing the hair for about 5 to 6 minutes to collapse the curls just enough and create a wave.

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The waves around the face will form and you can set them in place by holding them with the same pins used in your pin curl set.  Make sure to clip every indentation or curve that the wave makes as shown above.  Lightly mist with a finishing spray for a firm hold.  I used Kenra Finishing Spray.

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Voila! You are ready to go out on the town or win prom queen like Allison!!

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY: “A Girl in Gold” Influential Magazine, January 2014

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One of fashion’s biggest trends is the color gold. Opulent, classy, and expensive.

This collection features some of the most beautiful and classic pieces styled by Jeanette Chiviis. 

I created hair and make up looks that evoked the bygone eras of Roosevelt and glamour associated with Veronica Lake and Rita Hayworth. Washes of gold on the eyelids, bold highlights on the cheekbones and gold flaked lip colors added to the beautiful drama.

I hope you enjoy!

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Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes | WAFU Artistry http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Jorge Rivas http://www.jorgerivashoot.com

Model: Ashley Lacamp courtesy of Kim Dawson Agency

Fashion Styling: Jeanette Chiviis

“Young. Rich. Beautiful”

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This editorial film showcases beautiful textures and fashion for a young socialite.  I drew inspiration from vintage Grace Coddington photographs, Queen Nefertiti drawings, and Kate Moss circa 1990.  Glossy, wet textures meet dry, matte intentional frizz.  Pops of neon colors contrast against Murphy’s alabaster skin.  Fashion photographer, Samantha Collie, attributed diffused lighting along with a beautiful contract of color, composition, and shadow.  Fashions from Alexander McQueen and vintage pieces added beautiful flair. Enjoy!

Photography: Samantha Collie; Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes; Model: Murphy @Wallflower Management; Styling: Uel White

Photography: Samantha Collie; Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes; Model: Murphy @Wallflower Management; Styling: Uel White

Photography: Samantha Collie; Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes; Model: Murphy @Wallflower Management; Styling: Uel White

Photography: Samantha Collie; Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes; Model: Murphy @Wallflower Management; Styling: Uel White

"Young. Rich. Fabulous"

Photography: Samantha Collie; Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes; Model: Murphy @Wallflower Management; Styling: Uel White

Photography: Samantha Collie; Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes; Model: Murphy @Wallflower Management; Styling: Uel White

Photography: Samantha Collie; Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes; Model: Murphy @Wallflower Management; Styling: Uel White

Photography: Samantha Collie; Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes; Model: Murphy @Wallflower Management; Styling: Uel White

Photography: Samantha Collie; Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes; Model: Murphy @Wallflower Management; Styling: Uel White

Photography: Samantha Collie; Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes; Model: Murphy @Wallflower Management; Styling: Uel White

Photography: Samantha Collie, Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes, Model: Murphy @Wallflower Management, Styling: Uel White