Defining Beauty & BeautyCon (Video)

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I talk about beauty a lot in this space. I love skincare, makeup, but I'm also interested in what's underneath all that. The person inside. Maybe that's why I was invited to moderate a panel at BeautyCon LA about Defining Beauty produced by Maker Studios and sponsored by Shea Moisture. I shared a stage with some of YouTube's best including Naptural85, DailyCurlz, SimplyBiancaAlexa, and also the CEO of Shea Moisture Richelieu Dennis. Do you know who showed up to see us? None other than Grammy-winning singer, vlogger, and cool girl Chrisette Michele. Talk about a magnificent soul!


The Case for Exfoliating

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Great skin isn't an option for a model, it's a must. Your face should be even and smooth like a baby's bottom. Even in the era of extreme retouching, clear skin is still a necessity. You don't want your appearance on and off camera to be such a stark contrast. You've seen those models or celebrities. In campaigns and photo shoots their skin looks flawless, but up close and personal it's a wreck. No amount of makeup can cover up bad skin. Many people do the basics: washing your face and maybe moisturizing. But we keep skipping a step. Sure, we all have suffer from some breakouts and pimples, but rough and uneven skin is something that can be easily fixed. How? Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate.


Too Young for the Runway

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mommas, don't let your babies be models. I know I've talked about this before and here's why I'm telling it to you again. Recently a a young model opened Dior's couture show. As the story goes, Israeli teen Sofia Mechetner went to Paris in search of modeling opportunities, ran into designer Raf Simmons at the Dior store and the rest is history. Sounds like a dream, a fairy tale. Who gets scouted and lands one of the most epic debuts ever?! But when I saw the photos from the show, I was furious. Waltzing down the runway in a sheer white gown for all the world to see her goodies was this 14-year-old girl. If you're a teen reading this, maybe you don't see anything wrong with this story. If you're a bit older, you smell what I'm cooking.


New Faces Wanted

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Now's your time to shine! The team at K is for Kinky and Model Liberation are looking for new faces to be featured in beauty editorials and shoot with me. This is a wonderful opportunity for models to learn and work with a highly respected and established model!

When: Sat Jul 25th 9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Space Station Casting Studios 950 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90038
Who: Females 21-34, AA/Multi Ethnic.Should have natural hair (all textures okay). Must have CLEAR and smooth skin. Minor blemishes and discoloration okay, but remember this is a beauty shoot.
Wear To Casting: Tank, fitted jeans, and no makeup. Please wear your hair down.

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