Tuesday, December 15, 2009
For any brides looking for a special dress,Elizabeth Dye is holding a bridal show Jan. 31st.
This photo is the first from a series of Elizabeth's dresses taken by Lisa Warninger. We had a great day shooting trying to get all the looks in before we lost the light. I was chasing our model into the bathroom taking bobby pins out to rearrange her hair as she changed dresses. I kept doing the hair as Elizabeth and Rebecca Westby pinned/fitted/steamed her dresses. It was so fun to work under the pressure of the sunlight, and I really appreciated that Elizabeth let me do at least 6 hair changes.
Monday, December 14, 2009
On Saturday Dec. 12th I joined the team of volunteers at
Help Portrait It was Portland's first time participating in this nationwide event.
We were able to take portraits for 46 families in need, a total of 115 people. There were 38 volunteers, including photographers, assistants, admin, and hair/makeup. It was a pretty impressive turnout of families and volunteers.
This was a fun change of pace from the salon. I felt like I could make a difference curling, straightening, styling someone's hair to look their best in these professional portraits. I will definitely try to spread the word and help out again next year.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
On Dec. 6th and 7th I had the honor of attending Ruth Roche's first event as an educator with Pureology. Her eye for style, her down to earth appeal, and the fact that she offers education at her RARE SALON & ACADEMY in NYC provide inspiration to hairstylist everywhere. At the hands on class we learned techniques and 2 cuts The Bardot and Blondie.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Amai Unmei 1-Year Anniversary Party
Thursday, December 10, 2009
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Amai Unmei Boutique
2275 NW Johnson Street
If you come I will tell you what Amai Unmei means:)
The photo I have up is from a shoot a wedding shoot I worked on in preparation for The Portland Art of Weddings.
Amai Unmei is a full boutique with clothes for all occasions....and, amazing jackets!!
Dress up in your party wear and come shop amazing discounts while enjoying delicious food, yummy holiday treats, sparkling drinks, and local wine on us.
Merchandise will be 10%-50% OFF
One Night Only!
Fabulous Accessory Collections only available in the Northwest at
Amai Unmei will also be discounted!
Bring friends to the party and receive additional discounts!
Amai Unmei is teaming up with the Oregon Food Bank to help those most in need this Holiday Season. Every customer who brings in any non-perishable food will receive entry to a gift giveaway drawing!
See you there early!!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Liu Wen was the first Asian model to walk to VS runway:) I was actually surprised to hear this was a first. I would have thought this would have happened a while ago. They had some diversity with Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell years ago. This years show had a variety of nationalities and skin tones in the show.
Heidi Klum walked the runway in a corset type outfit, and hosted the event on Nov. 19th after having a baby only 5 1/2 weeks before. She said she gained 50 lbs. of baby weight and still had 20 to shed to be back to her ideal weight of 120 lbs. I think it's great they are showing other body types and women who have recently been pregnant even if they are still more glamorous than any mother could look without having trainers during and after the pregnancy, child care, hair/makeup, and flattering clothes. But, that is what a supermodel is supposed to be:) And, Heidi looked radiant as always.
Watching this big runway show on TV last night was so fun!! The new style of how we interact and view TV has changed from strictly runway show to getting what feels like up to the minute behind the scenes(still prerecorded), backstage, photo shoots, hair/makeup styling, getting to see how they train on the runway and in the gym with a personal trainer, and having a chance to vote for a new model to win a chance to walk the VS runway. What an adventure TV has become:)
3 SIMILARITIES/DIFFERENCES from Portland Fashion Week
I've done hair on the Sidlab team for 3 consecutive years.
1.the energy-backstage girls are frantically dressing sometimes with dressers and hair chasing the girls securing a hat/flower, buckling shoes as they are running to get back on the runway to casually glide in their gorgeous clothes for the crowd.
2. the scene- photographers want to talk to the models. they kind of ignore the hairstylists unless they think you are important. it's fun. the scene is young and flirty.
3.team work- it takes a lot of people to make this happen: clothing designers, promoters,organizers, photographers, models,agencies, hair, makeup, dressers, lighting, sound,musicians, venue rental, the people who set up and take down the event, gift bag stuffers, greeters, ticket takers,the press, catering,the guests that attend.. each of these groups has a team of people that work for them to make it all happen...and, let me mention hair again:)
1. the look-VS has a set/ planned style for hair. loose, bedroom waves
2. extensions-almost all the girls if not all have some sort of extensions added for length/fullness that perfectly match their hair.
3. nails-they have nail technicians doing manis/pedis