I had the pleasure of doing H & M for the new faces of SUN News which will be launching April 18. I wish all the luck and success to Caryn Lieberman, Jacqui Delany and Anita Sharma. All photos by the amazing photographer Alex Urevic.
I was called to do Hair & Makeup for Tara Spencer-Nairn for a segment on the Listener to promote their new season. Tara appeared on etalk with an intuitive medium expert. Click on the image to see what she predicts for her future.
I also found out that her must-have makeup product is the Yves Saint Laurent touche eclat!
This eye brightener is magic to anyone who wants to brighten under the eye. You can also use this to highlight around the lip area and inner and outer corner of the eye. If I can wish one thing for everyone’s kit it would be touche eclat!
The weather hasn’t convinced me that Spring has arrived but I do get a sense of Spring when special guests such as, Jeanne Beker and Michelle Mawby come through my makeup chair to do Fashion & Interior Design Segments on the Marilyn Denis Show. Click on images to watch the segments.
Juno’s weekend started with the JUNO’s Fan Fare that was hosted by TRexx and Lauren Toyota, with Liz Trinnear working the media room. The evening then led into the Juno’s Gala where most of the awards where announced and Melissa Grelo mastered the media room. The next day there were red carpets held by both the Much crew and the CP24 crew. Here are some makeup highlights of the jam packed weekend!!
images and videos courtesy of MUCH, TwitVid, YFrog, Liz & Dose.ca
So in the last few months I got really up close and personal with some major music icons. And although I may not consider Jordan Knight from NKOTB an icon I know there are quite a few of out there that do. Oh did I say I got really up close and personal…actually it was just my makeup that got to be that close, but I’ll take that anyday.
First was the appearance of Elton John on the red Carpet for the opening of Billie Elliot in Toronto. Melissa Grelo asked me to do her hair and makeup as she did a special red carpet interview with Elton. Click here to view the video. The show can be seen at the Canon Theatres and runs from Tuesday to Sunday.
The next close encounter was with Lady Gaga. She came into Toronto on March 3rd for her “Monster Ball” Tour. While she was in the city Lauren Toyota of Much Music got to interview her. She popped in to get her makeup done and requested for her makeup to be similar to what we did the previous day, which was inspired by her lime-green leopard scarf. Watch out for Lauren’s interview on Much sometime in April/May.
More recently Jordan Knight, of NKOTB, did a massive media tour to promote his new single, “Let’s go Higher,” which you can download now on iTunes. I didn’t think I would have a chance to touch him up since he had been doing things all morning and I assumed he would have makeup already. But then he was added to the noon show. Here is a picture of Amber Payie (Makeup courtesy of moi) and Jordan.
||TO ALL MY SISTERS OF THE WORLD, I AM JOYOUS BECAUSE WE ARE CELEBRATING THE 10OTH INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! I AM ALSO VERY THANKFUL FOR ALL THE WOMEN AROUND ME WHO GIVE ME LOVE, STRENGTH AND INSPIRATION.
I WANTED TO EXTEND THAT LOVE TO OTHER WOMEN FROM THE CCAA (CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ABUSE AWARENESS) SO IN FEBRUARY I VOLUNTEERED FOR THEIR WOMEN MENTORING WOMEN DAY. CHECK OUT THE ARTICLE IN THE ONLINE MAGAZINE ABUSEHURTS.CA BY CLICKING ON THE IMAGE (PG.24)
||EARLIER IN THE YEAR I WAS VISITING WINNIPEG AND MY CLOSE FRIEND AND HAIRDRESSER JANEY WAS INVOLVED WITH PUTTING ON A PRODUCTION FOR THE NEVER ALONE FOUNDATION. HAIR FX JOINED FORCED WITH THEM TO CREATING A FUNDRAISING EVENT/HAIR SHOW, “MIDWINTER’S NIGHT DREAM.” I WAS SO THANKFUL COLLABORATE WITH JANEY AGAIN. I ALSO GOT A PLEASANT SURPRISE SEEING AND WORKING WITH SIDE BY SIDE ARTISTS FROM MY MAC DAYS, MARCY & TANNIS, WHO NOW SUCCESSFULLY RUN ‘PRETTY WICKED MAKEUP‘ IN WINNIPEG.
||MORE RECENTLY I HAD THE HONOR OF MAKING UP ONE OF MY ECO HEROES ADRIA VASIL FOR THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW. ADRIA IS AUTHOR OF MY FAVORITE HOUSEHOLD BOOK, “ECOHOLIC HOME”, THAT I USE FOR THE BEST ADVICE FOR WHICH BRANDS OFFER THE BEST RESULTS IN ECO PRODUCTS.
ADRIA WAS ON THE SHOW BREAKING DOWN THE GOOD AND BAD OF KIDS TOYS AND OFFERS ALTERNATIVES TO HELP LIVE A SAFER AND A MORE ECO-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE WITH YOUR KIDS . ADRIA MENTIONED IN HER NEXT BOOK SHE INVESTIGATES ALOT OF THE COSMETICS WE USE DAILY, WHICH WILL DEFINITELY END UP ON MY BOOKSHELF RIGHT BESIDE MY KEVIN AUCOIN BOOKS. CLICK ON IMAGE TO WATCH THE SEGMENT.