Erin is everything that is artistic in a beatnik bohemian chic way. A tablescape artist, interior designer, fashionista extraordinaire and my friend. Her mug has graced the pages of many local luxury ads and her modeling career fit in nicely with the fabulous life she built around all things pretty. When she called me to work with her on new head-shots I think something totally rad came out of my mouth like “Rock On!” I also asked her if she’d be down for some makeup progression photos, and like a champ she said yes. Deacon Tyler of F-Sequence Studio was charge with the task of capturing her from a no makeup start to a grand finale involving a tutu.
After she was in full hair and makeup, we got inspired with a little help from 7 For All Mankind and did some studio shots. Erin, of course, styled her own wardrobe and accessories.
And then, out came the tutu! Hand made by Erin herself while volunteering at a Candlelight Summer Camp. For this outfit, a change of scenery was absolutely necessary! Off to the south side of downtown we went into the heart of the Arts District. Tra and La!
Like most families, the team of Amelia C & Co loves to do photo’s at the end of the holidays! So of course we called up our buddy Ron Miller and asked him to snap some snazzy shots for us. How the man did it, I’ll never know- have YOU ever tried to wrangle six hair and makeup artists? I imagine it’s something like herding cats. As usual, he killed it! Thanks Ron, we love you!!
From all of us at Amelia C & Co, best wishes for a bright 2013!
Got the call past 11 pm the night before. No joke.
Of course I was asleep and my phone was on silent, so I didn’t even see the call or listen to the voicemail till the next morning. I called back right away and yup… they needed me in an hour for an impromptu pin-up style shoot at Nelson, NV. Game On!
After at least having the dignity to brush my teeth and slap some water on my face, I scrambled into yoga pants and a hoodie and took off. (Oh, I’m sorry, were you operating under the delusion that the life of a makeup artist is glamorous!?) I arrived to Lisa without even a stroke of makeup and a baseball cap.
Lisa Martin is an artist- a painter- to be exact. She’s got the soul of a love-child and a careful sweetness about her that makes you want to squeeze her tight! Then I meet her boyfriend and photographer. Let me paint an image for you: There you are, barely acceptable enough to set foot outside, it’s an absurd hour and you meet the master puppeteer for Team America and his buddy, the swanky high-end French photographer who will be capturing your efforts. Suddenly you wonder if you could have at least filled in your eyebrows!
What you see here is the result of that exciting, slightly embarrassing, so-fun morning! Enjoy!
Photography by the most epic Zakary Belamy
**PS- if you haven’t seen Team America yet, watch it. No need to thank me for changing your life!
While there’s not too many shows regularly taping here in Vegas, plenty stop by to get the sparkling backdrop that only this city can provide. One lucky day last June, I received a call from the powers that be at TLC who were looking for a Las Vegas makeup artist for a What NOT to Wear Reveal… and the show contestant was a sweet girl named Becky, the personal assistant to Cheryl Burke and Jenny McCarthy! (No pressure or anything!) Check out a highlight clip from this episode and visit the TLC website for more clips of Becky’s transformation from Drab to Fab!
Las Vegas Wedding Hair and Makeup team Amelia C & Co on Randy to the Rescue!
On Feb 18th, TLC’s newest show Randy to the Rescue stopped by the wedding capital of the world to film and episode and Amelia C & Co was invited to participate!!! To say we were excited was an understatement!
Most of you brides-to-be have probably already developed a very deep, personal relationship with Mr. Randy Fenoli from swooning over his exquisite gowns on his current hit show, “Say Yes to the Dress.” Now imagine for a moment, Randy takes his whole show, put’s it on a truck, and comes knocking at your doorstep- and you have the makings for a fabulous time!
The setting for Randy is created by the exquisite team of The Wedding Guys, bridal show producers extraordinaire. Only a handful of companies were invited to participate in this bridal-show-gone-Randy that was hosted here in Las Vegas, and we were more than thrilled to share the experience with some of our favorite people! Naakiti Floral, Shutterbooth Las Vegas, Ron Miller Photography, Couture Bride, Simple Elegance Cake Design, and our very own bridal show Bridal Spectacular.
Can we just talk for a second about how wonderful Randy is? Our business is not just wedding driven, we work with all kinds of talent and celebrities and although I can’t honestly say I’ve had a bad experience, I can say that I don’t think a celebrity has ever treated us as warmly and as sweetly as Randy. This man stopped by our booth a couple of times during the taping to compliment our work and share a smile. (He even waved to us later that night as we devoured a celebratory plate of fried goodness near the film site post-production.) I don’t have a habit of asking any of our talent for photo-ops while we are working, but after mustering up the courage and getting the OK from the producer, I asked and he was more than happy to oblige! My most awesome team was all there to help run things, so we got the entire crew to take the photo with him! Special thanks to Ron M Photography for snagging this for us!!
Gina, Daileny, Amelia, Randy, Alana, Melissa and Hayley at Randy to the Rescue