a day in the life

  • Barbara Corcoran

    Yesterday I went to the Hyatt Reunion to do makeup for real estate wizard Barbara Corcoran. I have to say the NY Times said it exactly right, “Her manner is frank and energetic, but for all her drive,she has no airs.” That was my experience of Barbara Corcoran. How can you not like a woman who writes a book titled, If You Don’t Have Big Breasts Put Ribbons On Your Pigtails? I hope I will cross paths with her again. Working with people like Barbara is one of the reasons I love my job.


    I love working at KERA. You never know who you will meet. Today Krys Boyd the host of THINK interviewed Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, CNN Host and author of
    “The Post American World.” Great show, great topic and lovely guest. I wish I’d known more about him in advance,,, I would have grilled him more about this book! You can watch the clip at: http://www.kera.org/video.php?cat=1

  • Pepsi Co. annual bottlers convention

    The Pepsi Co. annual bottlers convention held in Dallas, Texas September 2007 was a who’s who of celebrity personalities and Hall of Fame athletes. The Makeup Room was high energy but the buzz wasn’t from quaffing Mountain Dew. Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker, Daytona 500 winner and NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., who announced Wednesday his new sponsor and car number, comedian Darrell Hammond of Saturday Night Live, Hall of Famer Franco Harris, our favorite game show host, Bob Barker, Olympic Gold Medal winner Jim Craig, Dallas’ favorite dancing athlete, Emmitt Smith and Roger Craig with an arms length list of NFL records created the buzz in the makeup room. Celebrity makeup artist Penny Sadler was on call and what a suprise! Sadler said she was expecting the usual corporate execs and had no idea of the high profile talent on hand for the event. You never know who was going to sit in your chair. Jockeying for position in the makeup room was almost as intense as a pro game as one all star after another sat for their “powder and anti – shine.”

  • Crescent Court, Dallas, Texas

    Some of Discovery Networks’ top talent stopped over in Dallas for an event at The Crescent Hotel April 12th. Penny Sadler was on hand with her airbrush, Nars palette and Prive grooming crème to get everyone camera ready. Kirsten Kemp of Property Ladder, who is pretty enough without makeup, was part of the A-list talent as well as Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern, and Philippe Cousteau, correspondent for Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet and grandson of Jacques Cousteau. Sadler said she was pleased to work with such a talented and interesting group. And like most events, you only have the talent in your makeup chair for about 5 – 10 minutes — max! Good thing everyone starts out looking pretty great!