Thursday, November 17, 2011

A passion for fashion

A lot of women consider themself to be a slave to fashion. This was certainly the case for bride, Genevieve, who works in the industry. It can be a little intimidating to do someone's makeup who has such a specific idea and knows their stuff with all things magazine worthy. (I mean, her soon-to-be husband bought her a Burberry trench as a wedding gift!) But Genevieve immediately put me at ease. She said her favorite stores were H&M and Forever 21. (Mine are TJ Maxx and Target FYI). And I forgot that I was dealing with such a gorgeous stylish person and just felt like we were friends working together to create her vision. She was all about matte, matte, matte. Typically I am all about glow, glow, glow. I gave her what she wanted and it actually ended up being one of my favorite bridal looks I created this year. It's good to step out of your go-to and stretch your vision of "bridal". She showed me a SUPER smokey look on Blake Lively (major runway look), but said "I'm afraid of eyeliner". That, my friends, is what I get paid to do: Strike a fine line between what you show me, what you say, what my abilities are and what you will end up loving. A little tweak here, a little tweak there (she did end up with eyeliner, but very soft)....and voila: A subtle smokey matte look with major lashes. Love the photos. And I completely identify with the bridesmaid who has has eyes closed. Haven't we all been THAT girl? :)