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Saturday, September 13, 2014

My love for Makeup and Fashion

 Been a while since I've posted an update.  It's finally wedding season again here in Perth and I got knocked straight into it without a second glance.  I've had time from here and there, but beside that I just had so much work going on that it got a little crazy.

I had a great afternoon a couple of weeks ago with two of closest friends who I went to University with.  Of course what is an afternoon tea without a mini makeover right?  I had to take that opportunity to do makeup for them.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Friend's Grand Salon Opening 26th July 2014

I have an amazing friend who is also my hairdresser behind all the crazy colours I end up getting in my hair.  The creative woman behind my hair designs is a great friend of mine.  Sarah who had been hairdressing since she was 16/17 years old is definitely someone with loads of experience.  She had recently branched out into makeup artistry last year too and I'm happy that she looks to me from time to time for advice.

This year is a big year for her.  A goal of her had been made true and she and her husband is now proud owners of a Hair Salon.

Your Image Hair and Makeup (Salon)
358B Railway Parade, Beckenham
Perth, Australia

When I first saw this Salon after her purchase, I will have to be honest.  It indeed was old, run down and in need of a major makeover!  I didn't like anything in the salon and I'm glad the happy couple had settled to refreshing the salon to a place that is classy, bright and welcoming.

Proud Owners Sarah and Richard

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Photo Shoot: A Storm Through Time

A Storm Through Time. Is a photo shoot collaboration between another small team of creatives. The name actually came from the inspiration of the actual weather on the day. In all honesty, had made plans how to shoot and where to shoot and what outfits to change from one to another. HOWEVER due to it being winter here in Perth, the weather clearly did not like us that day. We all met up at the first destination and it was raining, not heavily but big enough that I got kind of wet. It proceeded to rain heavier and it got windy and rather cold. We had to keep moving so changed of plan it was.

 Time to head into Fremantle Town and see what we can do from there. Park our cars, unloaded and ran for cover in a tunnel. That's right we were seriously restricted inside a tunnel, so the shoot began in there first. Why not? We'll make this work... somehow... hopefully. Literally at every opportunity we had we would run out of the tunnel and into the open and snap away and then took cover again if it rained. Feeling frozen and upset with the weather the team powered on and just worked with what we could. By the end of the shoot our poor team was wet, tired and frozen. Big Thumbs up to the amazing model for freezing in that weather for this shoot and creating some rather gorgeous images.

 We submitted this shoot to Feroce Magazine and with great news they had decided to publish us in their August Issue part II. Congratulations to the amazing team of creatives and I'm glad we shot regardless of the weather. We seriously made it through a horrible storm, but looking back now it was all worth it!

Photographer: William Aung
Stylist: Christine Lisa
Hair and Makeup: Mandy To
Model: Kylie Board

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

PhotoShoot: Scarlett Industria

Scarlett Industria is a photoshoot collaboration and amazing photographer friend Natalie Blom of 14th Frame Photography.  A friend I met at the beginning of my makeup artistry career and had since then been working together over the years.  I'm very sad to hear that she'll soon be moving to London with her partner, but at the same time very excited for her to be expanding internationally.  I wish her all the best of luck.

This collaboration was quick, straight to the point and done within a short time of an afternoon.  Very little planning was put into the collaboration, but it all fell into place.  One look, one outfit and one location.


Photographer:  14th Frame Photography
Stylist:  Christine Lisa
Hair and Makeup:  Mandy To
Model:  Ashlee

Monday, July 14, 2014

Busy Winter season & catching up

Winter season in Perth isn't exactly the best this year round.  We've been having some pretty bad storms and it's so windy that trees are actually being blown over and ripped out of the ground.  However after a couple of days it's suddenly nice and sunny again.  It's so unpredictable it's not funny, but I have noticed that it tends to be stormy, windy and rainy on days where I am super busy and I need to be in different locations for work.  I get poured on as I'm rushing out to the car to go off to the next job and then the minute I get into the driver's seat.  It instantly stops.  I'm not joking here, I seriously feel I'm always running into bad luck or bad timing.  Thankfully I have yet to get sick though so I'm grateful for that!

Many things had happened and I've been so busy I'm starting to always feel tired, exhausted, out of focus and even on a day off I just feel so tired I don't want to do anything.  Haven't really been hanging out with friends or going out for dinner etc.  I rather stay home and mope around.  Do some house chores and then lay around doing nothing.

Perhaps its time I need a break?