I want to share with you some pictures from a previous shoot done with the amazing photographer Katia Tchernav. Every time I received pictures from her, it’s like opening gifts at Christmas! It’s an exciting moment for me because I know they will be AWESOME! I can’t rave enough about Katia’s photography style; feminine, sensual and real. I think she’s in a class of her own…
That day, we were shooting for a young talented designer, who’s yet to graduate from fashion school! He brought his creations and his unique pieces were beautifully executed and a pure delight for the ladies present in the room!
The direction for makeup was to focus on the eyes, strong and bold, matching with dark colored lips. The look we were going for was fierce and mysterious. Here’re some pictures, hope you like them!
Photographer: Katia Tchernav
Designer: Vfranz Bernil
MUA: Nathy Fong
This was my 4th collaboration with the photographer Stephane Brazeau. I’ve been wanting to do a retro shoot for a while and I decided to organise it by contacting the talented duo stylists; Marianne and Maude and the amazing hairstylist Stephanie. I was happy with the team as I’ve worked with almost everyone on numerous occasions and I trust their work 100%. So after some brainstorming, we picked the 40’s and 60’s era which made the delight of the stylists! When I saw the clothes hanging on the rack, I got very excited, so was the whole team! Our young model Eugenie was transformed into completely different looks.
We had several outfits but we kept the same makeup and hair style. I did subtle change for the color of the lipstick to better match the clothes, but the rest of the makeup was kept clean and simple due to the elaborate hairstyle, beautifully executed by Steph.
Obviously it had to be influenced by the Twiggy look! I started with a pale eyeshadow and later on added a baby blue/green eyeshadow for a slight change. Once again we went through different outfits and tried 2 different hairstyles.
At the end, it was really a team effort combining everyone’s talent to produce a successful shoot. There’s a comfort level working with the same people. I personally enjoy it a lot, I like the camaraderie on sets and since we trust each other, this adds value to the work relationship. I have tremendous respect for the people I collaborate with and I absolutely admire each and everyone’s work. Marianne and Maude have the knack of finding just the right clothes and accessories, it fascinates me how they get their inspiration! Steph is funny and so talented at what she does. Eugenie’s beautiful features were perfect for this shoot. I’ve always enjoyed working with Stephane, not only is he an honest man, but also a versatile, talented photographer with an open mind.
Here’s a more detailed summary of our shoot: http://blog.stephanebrazeauphotography.com/?p=1734
Photographer: Stephane Brazeau
Stylists: Marianne Dubreuil and Maude Bourcier
Hair: Stephanie Choquette
MUA: Nathy Fong
I met Oro and David this past winter on one of the coldest days. Little did I know I would meet two warm-hearted and coolest people ever! I was up to a fabulous shoot at David’s place…quite memorable indeed. The mood was creative, anything goes really. We planned to do 3 looks and the shoot lasted a whole day moving from the living room, to the bedroom and ending up in the kitchen! All that under the eyes of Shiva, David’s darling dog:)
Oro wore this delicate, beige satin dress which was beautifully constructed. So I decided to go with an elegant makeup that would enhance Oro’s exquisite features and especially her captivating eyes. And for her lips, I picked a reddish-coral lipstick to compliment the whole look.
That’s when we wanted to jazz it up a bit more… we were heading to the bedroom after all!:P Oro had this pink and gold colored corset which inspired me to reproduce the same tones of colors on her eyes.
We were running a bit late as Oro had to go for a dinner. When I saw her in the faux-fur hat and blond wig, she looked very much as a fashionable Russian lady! So I decided on an intense eye makeup and I toned down her eyebrows to give an even higher-impact eye look.
I absolutely love the end results. David captured gorgeous pictures of his muse and it’s one of those shoots, where your heart beats a bit faster because you know the outcome will be something extra special. That day, I felt the heartbeats!:)
Photographer: David Strange
MUA: Nathy Fong
I meant to post about this shoot a while ago, but I wanted to have some pictures to show you first. The shoot was done on a Sunday morning with 3 models from Next Agency and the photographer was Jeremy Bobrow. It was my first time working with the crew and that’s always exciting, yet tiny bit nerve-wracking! Although from our phone conversation, I could tell Jeremy was a funny and easy-going guy which in my mind, we were bound to get along! Once on set, we all brainstorm together and we decided on 3 different looks for each model.
Dimitra: Sophisticated look with a pop of color on the eyes.
Louka: Light smoky brown eyes to match the loose wavy hairstyle.
Kasia: Red carpet look with an edgier eye makeup. (Why? Because when Kasia came in, we all noticed her striking resemblance to Angelina Jolie!! And it was Oscar night that day so we went along with the idea!)
The models were gorgeous, super friendly and all I remember is, we were cracking up most of the time! I think the whole crew ended having loads of fun and the pictures speak for themselves. Vanessa, the assistant of Jeremy took some beautiful black and white backstage pictures. She captured perfectly the atmosphere of the day and her pictures make wonderful souvenirs!
Ever since that shoot, I was lucky enough to work alongside Jeremy on few occasions. I’ve seen him working with models, actresses and ‘regular’ people and I was really impressed by the way he makes everyone feel at ease and he’s a master at giving clear directions. That is when it comes to his field/photography, I’m still in the progress of ‘decoding’ his makeup visions I have to admit. It’s a challenge! Regardless he’s a very talented photographer who manages to get the best out of you!
Photographer: Jeremy Bobrow
Assistant photograher: Vanessa Tetreault
Models: Dimitra, Louka & Kasia @ Next
MUA: Nathy Fong
I was lucky enough to be able to assist the celebrity makeup artist Ally Zwonok during the 2 days “We Day” event that was held at Theatre St-Denis. It was a wonderful experience, meeting inspiring people and some celebrities too! Amongst them were: Martin Sheen, Jesse Jackson etc…And some cool artists; Nikki Yanofsky, Midway State, Radio radio, Shawn Desman and more.
As often in these events, you meet so many interesting people and I wish I had the chance to get to know them a bit more but usually we have about 10mins for each makeup. I do make the most of each opportunity, a quick chit chat while doing their makeup. Some of the speakers and performers I did on that day were; Miss teen Canada, Nathalie Lambert, Sylvie Frechette, Robin Wiszowaty, Michael from Midway State, Jacques from Radio Radio etc..
The loges for Nikki Yanofsky and Radio radio were just besides the makeup room and we got the chance to hear them practise before their performance. We got our own private show, pretty neat!:)
Jesse Jackson was such a humble man and he shook our hands before leaving… that was quite a moment!
A big thank you to Ally, who’s been very friendly and a real pleasure to work with:)