Friday, September 23, 2011

School of Rock

Last week we had our Fall Gala at work!
All of us creative girls put our heads together and decided to give this Gala our all. We took advantage of the back to school time of year & our love for rock n roll and made a School of Rock Gala.
Each of us decided to go as a famous rock star for the day (funny how we all ended up dressing like men.. where are all the female rock stars?) I naturally took this opportunity to find a rock star with awesome trademark make-up to copy, and although KISS came in a close 2nd, I chose Davie Bowie.

I didn't quite commit to the slick back red hair as I have had some bad experiences with that "hair spray dye" so instead I gave myself some nasty makeshift dreadlocks. 
Then I took out my face paints and sparkles and voila!

I got a few funny looks, and lot of people thought I was crazy. I say, I'm not crazy, I'm just dedicated.
During my shift I ate Halloween candy, I learned how to play Guitar Hero, & watched my manager walk around dressed up as Slash. How many of you can say you have this much fun at work?

xox Celina

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tribe of Zebras

I spent a very busy day in Vancouver yesterday. I walked throughout the streets at ease, alone yet surrounded by crowds of people. It's funny how you can feel all by yourself in a city so big. I like Vancouver. It's actually quite pretty, but at the end of the day I'm glad to come home to the Suburbs. Something about the loud city noises, and the people bumping into you, and that funky smell on the skytrains just gets to me after a while. It was a bit nostalgic walking through Gastown because I spent the last year there studying. And to think now I'm back in the city booking jobs. Feels like an accomplishment!

Last night I had the pleasure of working with many different social media people & entertainers. Local music blog Winner Cooper and Tales From a Bar Stool were presenting L.A DJ's Tribe of Zebras at The Electric Owl on Main street. I was working behind the scenes along side Jennifer Ruth in the basement, airbrushing and body painting models as Zebras to hand out champagne for when the concert started. 

In this little room with nothing but a couch, some chairs and a table (and only two little lights on the walls) Jennifer and I got to work and transformed two girls into black & white striped Zebras (or are they white & black striped? hmmm). Maurice was also in the room with us taking "behind the scenes" photos before the show started (which I can't wait to see by the way!) After about 2 hours of painting the Zebra girls were ready, the doors opened and they mingled throughout the crowd handing out canapes & champagne. Unfortunately, I didn't have much time to enjoy the show because I was cleaning up my kit & realized it was getting late. This girls got priorities! I had to be on my best behaviour so I could do wedding hair in the morning. But lucky me, just as I was picking up my kit to leave, the lovely Lola Frost was entering the room.

Lola Frost is a burlesque dancer in the Vancouver area. I wish I could have stayed and watched her performance, (I was pretty intrigued when she started pulling out her wardrobe from her suitcase) and as she stood there smiling at me with her glittery make-up on, twirling little nipple tassles in her hand, I had to laugh to myself - I love the business I'm in, you meet the most amazing people.

xox Celina

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Summer Wrap Up

It's officially the last week of Summer & everyone is getting their last fill of sunshine in before Fall finally hits us like a ton of bricks. The weather may not have been amazing this year, but what an exciting summer I have had!! When Jennine Cook - Industry Liaison / Co-Director of the JCI Make-up Dept. told me:
 "Your first 3 months after Graduation will set the pace for the rest of your Make-Up Artistry career",
boy was she right! I have had so many opportunities this summer to express myself creatively and I couldn't be happier. It has been hard; as you can probably tell, I haven't had much time off (hence the randomly updated blog) but working my butt off has been worth it.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited along to a magical photoshoot with Portrait Photographer Rebecca Sehn. I trucked my kit into the middle of a field and made 3 beautiful little girls, ages 5, 3, and 2 into little fairies. It was so adorable to put blush and shimmer on their little chubby cheeks. I was a little bit worried because I have never worked on that young of a client before, but they were really great little girls. The 2 year old even helped me put her blush on (I let her hold my fluffy powder brush) and she scrunched her little face up because it tickled her! I am still waiting to see the final project and I can't wait to show everyone. Rebecca made their fairy costumes by hand and I'm more than positive she captured some beautiful images as the sun was setting. 

If you'd like to see the sneak peak Rebecca put on her blog, please check it out here!

xox Celina