And the winner is.....The House of Findings!
Sunday October 26, 2014 I was invited to the SoWa open market in Boston, by Mayra Barbara Gonzalez Geurra, manager and buyer of The House of Findings, to do makeup for a halloween themed photo shoot, fashion show & costume contest. The makeup & styling for this event was inspired by the circus, or "Carnival of Curiosities". I got to divulge my creative side by creating makeup looks consisting of bold colors and geometric shapes. My good friend and fellow beauty artist, Julie Silva, rocked out some pretty funky braided hair creations. (stay tuned for pics) Mayra put together such a uniquely fascinating but equally amazing lineup up looks. The entire team was made up of so many talented artists, including Michael Rose, a Boston based photographer. From the photographers to the models, everyone came together to make for an exciting day. I was thrilled that I could contribute my artistry to the team.
The House of Findings is more than just a traveling and online boutique of amazing finds ranging from vintage to global. Search deep within the racks and you will find each piece has a story and personality all of its own. Mayra and Biorn are both inspiring and brilliant. You can visit their website or find The House of Findings on facebook!
"The House of Findings is a traveling pop-up shop and on-line boutique specializing in a mix of women's vintage clothing and accessories, emerging designers and artists, global finds including artisan and tribal goods, contemporary recycled and upcycled designs, and similarly sourced home furnishings. We like to call it a "collection of collections" because that's exactly how we break it down for you." -www.thehouseoffindings.com
On October 7, 2014 I had the pleasure of being part of the hair and makeup team for Denise Hajjar's fashion show at Club Royal for Boston Fashion Week.
I worked with Ashley Karlson Hair & Makeup as the hair stylist for this event. The evening's show was to benefit Dress For Success Boston and pay tribute to this amazing woman, Denise Hajjar, being in her 30th year as a resident designer. Dress For Success is such a wonderful program designed to help disadvantaged women, who have encountered difficulties as they enter or reenter the job market, find professional opportunities. DFS provides women with proper attire for an interview as well as a follow up with a personal shopper to build a professional wardrobe. Denise Hajjar donated a percentage of all items sold at the fashion show to DSF Boston.
A few of Boston's elite women were in attendance that evening to participate as "celebrity models " including Janet Wu, Linda Holiday, Yolanda Cellucci, Charlotte Richie, Simone Winston, and Tiziana Dearing. Heather Unruh, a local news anchor, also dedicated her time between shifts to emcee the show. I was honored to be among such powerfully inspiring women as well as to play a part in making this night a big success.
All in all the night was a whirlwind of incredible fashions and talented women. Denise put on such an amazing event for Boston Fashion weeks 20th year. Let us applaud her success and be ever inspired by her passion.
"At Dress for Success Boston, our mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women. We do this by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life." -www.dressforsuccess.org