It’s not every day I get to work with beautiful models and top editorial hairdressers. Believe it or not, most of the time, putting makeup on people for camera means making it look like they don’t have on much makeup at all. Putting makeup on these lovelies was just the creative change I needed.
I was excited and happy to be asked to work once again, with Beth Minardi, an icon in the haircolor industry, and her team of top notch hair stylists. The event was a presentation of Mindari haircolor, sort of a mini runway show.
I asked them what sort of look they wanted, and the only direction I was given was “pretty makeup with emphasis on the eyes.” And that’s exactly what I gave them. This is why I became a makeup artist to begin with. Great team, beautiful models. And who do you think the blonde looks like?
I”m often asked how many bags I take with me when I go to Italy for two or three weeks. My answer, one carry-on and one personal bag. This seems to be a challenge for most women. When I tell them I only take two pair of shoes they go into defense mode. More shoes is more, right?
Summer fabrics make packing light easy as they take up less space in your luggage. The key is choosing colors and patterns that can be layered and matched with every other piece.
Here’s an example: If your accent color is a strong, vibrant, turquoise blue, but you have a favorite jacket that is a pastel pink, well that’s not really going to work, is it? What do you wear the pink jacket with?
White pants you say. Yes, but the idea is that each piece can be interchanged.
Conclusion: you must leave the pink jacket at home, or change your accent color.
To illustrate this concept I got together with professional model and friend, Rhonda Sargent Chambers. Rhonda supplied her classic travel wardrobe, which she tells me she wears year-after-year, and I supplied the makeup, photographs, and a bottle of prosecco.
Head over to my travel blog Adventures of a Carry-On to see more photos and read the rest of the story.
Here are a few more photos from the shoot, Summer Travel Style.