Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Life is Magnifique...

Last week while I was waiting for my tall soy latte at Zarafa's I had a flick through Label magazine. I was very excited to find this full page ad with hair and makeup by yours truely for Sofitel 'Life is Magnifique!'

I have spotted this ad in quite a few magazines, (and also in the elevator at Sofitel Broadbeach!) but this is the first full page!

I also have to say thanks to the guy at Zarafa's for the great coffee, but also for letting me take the magazine with me!

Styling is by Marloe Morgan @ Division Creative
Photography by Dan Molloy

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Paradise Magazine 11th June and 18th June

As you are probably aware now, I have had a my work in Paradise Magazine in the Saturday Gold Coast Bulletin for the past couple of months. It's a really great platform, and an awesome opportunity to work with some other fabulous GC talent! Here is an update from the last two weekends!

Hair and Makeup is by Kate, styling and concept it by Tara Rose Hyman and our model is Shannon @ Vivienes

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Highlight of My Career!!!

Last night I found out that my work is now featured on Vogue Italia's website!

Vogue is a magazine that I have always looked up to for inspiration in both my professional life, and for fashion in my personal life. They always seem to hit the nail on the head when it comes to style.

So to find out that my work is now featured on Vogue Italia's website was defintely a defining moment in my makeup career!

A massive thank you (and joint congrats!) also goes to Katreina Emmanuel, the fabulous photographer and creator of this fabulous shoot, Aleesha Darke who did a beautiful job of the hair, and our lovely model Samantha Darke.

I have posted a screenshot from the website below, as well as some of the other images from the shoot!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

ABIA Awards 2011

After a few days off work with friends and family, I'm feeling refreshed and excited to take on part two of 2011!

What a great year I have had so far, and last night proved that my brides are happy too!

I atttended the 2011 ABIA Awards, for the Queensland Bridal Industry with my partner Michael. It was such a great night, and a chance for us to celebrate my last 3 years in business. It was a great feeling to be surrounded by all the other industry professionals who have been voted the best in their field.

After being nominated as a finalist for both the hair and makeup categories I felt extremely proud. The hair and makeup industry is SOOOO competitive with new talent coming through the ranks every year. But for me the awards are not about where I placed in accordance to the next makeup or hair stylist, it's about making my brides happy on the most important day of their life. I'm not going to lie, of course it would have been fabulous to win- but that would be for me.

I am so happy with my results that reflect lots of hard work in doing everything my team and I can, to make all of our brides feel as beautiful as they possibly can on the most important day of their lives!

Michael & I at the ABIA Awards
Sorry about the bad quality photo - thanks iPhone

So here are my results

In the makeup category
98.39% (just to show you how high the scores are this put me in 8th position!)

In the hair category

Both of these earned me a silver rating and a huge smile!!
Thanks again to all of my brides who took the time to rate my services, I really apprecaite the fantastic ratings you have given me!


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Monday, June 6, 2011

Wedding Links Expo - June 2011

Sunday saw my second wedding expo of the year with the Wedding Links group. I am always a little apprehensive with the Winter expo's as people like to hybernate for the cooler months, and there aren't as many brides out and about! However this Sunday proved me wrong! (Which I was quite happy about!) It was a beautiful day outside and we had a steady stream of eager 'bride and grooms to be' throughout the day!
There were also 3 fashion parades with dresses from many of the exibitors. The hair and makeup looks for the parade were created by me and my team!
I was also very excited to have my booth positioned right across from one of my favourite wedding photographers, Kylie Maree, from Kylie Maree Photography! It worked really well as we were able to refer back and forth to each other.

Thanks to all of the lovely brides, and their very patient grooms (who loved the chocolate and lollies!) for stopping by and taking a minute to hear about what I do. It was great chatting to you all about your big day, and I do hope to hear from you all very soon!

All in all it proved to be a great day!