a day in the life

  • Classic is Forever

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    A simple but elegant chignon for the Marina film shoot;  perfect for a black tie event, wedding or, in this case a night of dinner, dancing, and gambling on a luxury vacation cruise. I really enjoyed the chance to create pretty and classic looks for the Marina film shoot. A bit of glamour mixed into daily life is just so civilized – even if it is staged. To see other hairstyles go here.
  • A Day In The Life

    NUP_144858_0184This photo is from a recent shoot for the Golf Channel. David Feherty interviews PGA legend Lee Trevino. I’ve worked with a lot of professional golfers and, I have to say none of them really want to be fussed over. When they see me they pretend I’m not there. Lee Trevino was no exception. I can be pretty charming when I choose and, I did manage to talk him into letting me do a minimal male makeup and hair styling. I am often asked, “what do you do with men?” My answer is “as much as I can get away with.”  Seriously though, the most important element of any makeup – man or woman – is to make the skin look as even and healthy as possible. If I’d had my way with Lee Trevino I would have erased the circles under his eyes but, I think that would have really pushed his boundaries.

  • Getting Glam On The High Seas

    As mentioned in an earlier post, I spent two weeks working with a production crew filming marketing materials for a luxury cruise line.  Production work normally requires minimal hairstyling, but for this job, I was asked to create very elegant and sophisticated hairstyles. This was challenging and gratifying  at the same time as, it forced me to use skills that are not often called on.  I was also blessed with a model who had absolutely gorgeous thick hair, with just enough natural wave to help me mold it into a beautiful up style. I am grateful to all the wonderful hairdressers I’ve had the pleasure to work and study with over the years especially Martin Parsons and Guy Kremer. for sharing their knowledge and helping me expand my repertoire.

  • Just Another Legend

    Crew photo with NFL legend and ESPN host Ron “the jaws” Jaworski. Many thanks to photographer Ray Hand who does his magic and gets us all hired back. Can you guess which one is Ron Jaworski? 
  • Oceania Cruises – It’s Not The Destinations, It’s The Journey

    I recently had the luck to land a two and half week job on board a luxury cruise ship. As part of the hair and makeup team I was asked to create glamorous hairstyles and makeup in keeping with the elegant interiors and upscale clientele of the new ship christened the Marina. Many of you may have seen the news coverage on Entertainment Tonight with Mary Hart, the godmother of the the Marina. This was my first time on a cruise ship and I have to say, I am ruined. Absolutely, spoiled. The ship was beyond luxurious and the crew was first class 24 hours a day. As soon as I complete my edit of 1000 plus photos I’ll be back and tell you the rest of the story.

  • Do you know this man?

    I first met Terry Bradshaw on a photo shoot for Frito Lay products. This was about the time he switched to doing commentary for Fox with Howie Long. Terry is probably one of the most popular and recognized players in NFL history. Working on a show with Terry recently, I heard the crew commenting, “this guy has 4 Superbowl rings!” I’m not really a big sports fan but that’s pretty impressive. Over the years I’ve worked with Terry on various projects from the Frito Lay shoot to book covers and commercials. Fourteen year later I decided it was time to take the photo op.

  • Strolling Lungomare after my Camera Ready workshop

    A beautiful Saturday along the beachfront promenade. I had just finished teaching my Camera-Ready workshop and was enjoying some time with my Nikon, when I came across this fun trio. Maybe a new bridal trend?

  • Camera Ready Every Day

    Now is a great time to book your class or personal lesson. Are you a public speaker? Actor? media personality?
    Or do you need an image upgrade to go along with your new resume and job? Knowing you look great can give you just the right amount of confidence to make a good impression. Call it a makeunder. You don’t want poorly applied makeup or dark circles under the eyes to become a distraction. Learn the techniques to look great every day. For more information you can email or check my website under makeup services.

  • Italian Style

    I’m very excited to announce my new makeup workshop, Tips From the Makeup Room or Camera Ready Makeup and Hair. This workshop will be about 2 hours and will cover topics from when and how to use eyeliner to which products really get the job done.

    But there’s more, this workshop is going to launch in Naples, Italy! and what could be more appropriate than a workshop about beauty in one of the most beautiful coastal areas anywhere in the world. Within 30 minutes you can be on the famous island of Capri or discovering the archaeological wonders of Pompeii. 

    For more event information follow the constant contact link.  To register click here!

    If Naples is not on your calendar this year ask me about a workshop in a town near you. Contact me via email: penny@pennysadler.com a presto!

  • Beauty and Brains

    Had a great time working with NY Times bestselling author Sandra Brown again.
    The shoot was for Hardcover Mysteries, author series.  Always gracious and professional, Sandra is a pleasure to work with. She loves makeup and the process of getting “glam” for the camera. Can’t get much better than that!
    The first time I met Sandra she covered, Evidence of Love, a true murder mystery, Lizzie Borden style. Sandra’s new book, Smash Cut, will be out July 20, 2010. To read an excerpt click here.