Photo of Jessica by Shari DeAngelo.
On November 12th, the feisty and hilarious Jennaphr Frederick of Fox29’s Good Day stopped by the studio to help me promote my recycling event and to get my opinion on make-up (uh oh) – the necessary and the not-so-necessary.
We also had a special guest with us, Bryan Barron, who was in town promoting the latest edition of “Don’t Go to the Beauty Counter Without Me,” a book he co-authors with Paula Begoun (“The Cosmetics Cop”). Bryan talked with Jennaphr about beauty “dupes,” that is, inexpensive products that can be substituted for wicked expensive ones. So that’s good.
I always tell my clients and workshop participants about Beautypedia, the online version of the book – it’s a much more comprehensive and current resource for thousands of products reviews. Begoun’s research team base their reviews on claims made by the manufacturers, about efficacy, for example, and the ability to turn you into Jennifer Lopez.
Video of my two spots coming soon…..
Karla is a natural beauty, so we kept it that way, with simple hair and make-up.
Crossing fingers and toes that this new show will continue to be filmed in Philadelphia!
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I give you photos of my brides, some of whom are with their grooms, but all of whom are showing the love to their four-legged friends on their wedding day.
I would delight in having a dog, but we’ve recently become a three cat household, so that ship has sailed for the time being. Instead, I live vicariously through the loving person/canine relationships of others, and always want to know if my clients have pets, what their names are, etc.
With love for creatures great and small, Happy Valentine’s Day!
A few weeks ago, I worked with actress Ali Larter. She was in town to appear on QVC’s In the Kitchen with David, to promote her new cookbook Kitchen Revelry. The book came out of her love of food and entertaining, and even a gluten-free vegetarian like me found good things to try as I flipped through her galley proof. (She also turned me on to St. Germain, an elderflower liqueur that’s great with champagne – I’m so there….).
I first saw Ali in one of my all time favorite chick flicks, “Legally Blonde.” But she’s known more now for her work on the TV series “Heroes,” and you’ll see her in a new series soon called “Legends.”
Caught her on Instagram, of course….. beautiful skin, golden tones and individual lashes on eyes, and a pinked lip (Jane Iredale Lip Fixation in Fascination) that would go well with her happy orange dress….
Just like last year, I have an outstanding example of a prom “do” (versus a don’t, and we all know what that might look like).
Elizabeth is a senior at Agnes Irwin School. She designed her own dress and it was put together for her by the talented tailors at SewRob in Wynnewood. She’ll be attending Washington and Lee University in Virginia this fall, and playing for their volleyball team. Elizabeth is a lovely young woman who was happy with the fresh make-up and unfussy hair I designed for her.
Congratulations to Elizabeth and to mom Alexis for producing such a beautiful daughter!
When I lived in New York City, I would get my hair cut about twice a year, usually by talented friends I met through either the music or the wedding business. In my last years there, I was a regular of my good friend Terri Fellows, who was a often a featured stylist in Allure Magazine and cut hair out of her East Side apartment.
Spoiled by the high caliber hair people in NYC, I was a bit at a loss for who to turn to in Philadelphia, and got more hair cuts in the first two years than I’d done in the previous ten in The City.
This is the second time I’ve collaborated with Carlos (he took this photo), and yes, I did the whole face…not just the lips….