Fox29’s Jennaphr Frederick pays a visit to my studio

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…..

Bryan Barron, moi, Jennaphr the Great

Bryan Barron, moi, Jennaphr the Great

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2011 Red Ball

I acted as Shine Patrol for this year’s Red Ball, doing a little bit of this and that for those who jumped into the Soiree Photo Lounge for some photo fun.  The annual Red Ball benefits the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Red Cross, and yes, many attendees wear red!

Laura Eaton, me, Megan Kristel

My pal Laura Eaton, an amazing wedding photographer, is also the creator of the Soiree Photo Lounge, which can be set up at any event to capture beyond candid photos of guests. On the far right is my unoffiicial and gorgeous business partner Megan Kristel of Kristel Closets fame.

Laura Eaton, Deborah Van Cleve, me

Also present and most likely responsible for some of the lovely gowns was vivacious Deborah Van Cleve, owner of the Van Cleve Collection boutique in Paoli, PA – she is the filling of the glamour sandwich above.

The event raised over $300,000 for the Red Cross.

In the Spirit of Healing

I worked with delightful and talented photographer Sas Becker on a photo shoot for Holy Spirit Hospital this summer. The photos were for a campaign to promote cancer care at their facility in Harrisburg.

The first session was with Judi, a breast cancer survivor well on the mend, and her little nephew Jordan. I think she really enjoyed having some lashes and eyebrows again, even if only for the day.

I met James at the second shoot. Even though the exterior did say “military man” and “black belt in judo,” he was really very good-natured about having make-up applied.

I’m grateful to Sas for giving me an opportunity to meet these very brave and special people.