Saturday, October 1, 2011

Belle Magazine October 2011

Fall is my favorite time of year...the changing colors of the leaves, the smell of fireplaces burning in the cold air, the anticipation of the holidays, AND THE FALL FASHIONS!!!!!
I give you straight from the styling mind of Lauren Healy, Belle's Fashion Editor, Fall at its finest...


Monday, September 26, 2011

American Cancer Society Cure By Design 2011

I had the opportunity this past weekend to participate in the American Cancer Society Cure By Design event celebrating survivorship and fashion. I met some amazing people who will continue to inspire my life with their stories of strength and hope for a cure!

Image courtesy of Kristie Bradley Photography
Image courtesy of Kristie Bradley Photography

Image courtesy of Kristie Bradley Photography


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Winter/Spring 2012 Shoot for Va Bride Magazine

I'm super excited about being asked again to work on the makeup styling for the next edition of Va Bride Magazine.
This publication will follow this years Summer/Fall edition that I worked on as Key Makeup Artist back in March in Afton, Va at The Swannanoa Mansion . This time we shot in Williamsburg at The Governors Palace. Here's a little behind the scenes preview...

Look for the full bridal fashion spread coming soon...


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Belle Magazine September 2011 WOMEN IN THE ARTS

I was honored to be a part of Belle Magazine's September publication crediting seven forward thinking WOMEN IN THE ARTS who help bring culture to life here in Richmond...


Monday, August 29, 2011

Here we go...The 2011 CHANEL Holiday Event Crawl

Every year I prepare for my World Of CHANEL and all that THAT implies.

Starting in September I put on my "Double Cs" and tour the Mid-Atlantic for the rest of the year to showcase and "show-off" the heritage and luxury with Makeup Collections that inspire, Skincare Products that deliver, and Fragrances that entice the senses complements of the House Of CHANEL!

Appearing a CHANEL counter near you!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Belle Magazine August 2011

While working on this months Belle Magazine Shoot, I had the opportunity to meet an amazing young woman and author Kiara Lee who has taken her voice to a new level to address COLORISM through support and education.

To learn more about Kiara Lee and her children's book
"Light-Skinned, Dark-Skinned, or In-Between"
please visit her website


Monday, August 1, 2011

The CHANEL "Savior Faire" for Fall/Holiday 2011

 I just returned from my CHANEL Product Highlight preview for Fall/Holiday 2011 and can't wait for the weeks to come! CHANEL has some amazing essentials for the girl who loves GLAMOUR!

Here's a sneak peek...ENJOY!

PERFECTION LUMIERE Long Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF10
20 Shades for all day wear with a seamless Medium-Full undetectable coverage.

The iconic colours of CHANEL- gold, red, beige, and black.

ROUGE ALLURE VELVET Luminous Matte Lip Colour
Intense lasting lip colour with a modern luminious matte finish.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Body In Motion...

Working with photographer Jonathan Brandon always brings together a fun and creative day. For this particular shoot, I had the opportunity to meet fitness model Laura Wright.

As you can see, the images speak for themselves. Laura was not only beautiful and in amazing shape, she was super sweet and a pleasure to work with!

Stay Tuned...

Friday, July 1, 2011

CHANEL National Makeup Artist John Fussel

I am so honored and excited to have been selected to be a part of the CHANEL Makeup Artistry Team working with CHANEL National Makeup Artist John Fussel while he visited the Mid-Atlantic region last week!

John Fussell has in almost 20 years in the beauty industry and has donned many hats...Stylist, Makeup Artist, and Artistry Trainer. Having trained extensively with the House of CHANEL, he brings a multitude of talents to his role as CHANEL'S National Makeup Artist. Being a part of this amazing series of events and meeting and working side by side with John was truly one of the highlights of my career.

We all had the opportunity to showcase The CHANEL 2011 Fall Color Collection and experience it through the talent and artistry that John brought to our team.

Looking forward to having him return to our area in January 2012!

Stay Tuned!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. - Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln was so right and I took full advantage of this day I was given!
I've been so lucky to be busy with all of my June Brides and the beautiful wedding day makeup looks I've helped create for everyone. It was fun to sprinkle in something a little different...

I was given the opportunity to step out of my "Train Case" a bit and do some fun character makeup for the June 15th edition of Style Weekly Magazine. We shot at deLux Diner & Lounge located in the historic fan district of Richmond for The 2011 Bar Guide issue. Bartender Otto Bartsch of deLux and Bandito's Burrito Lounge was a really good sport as I transformed him into a modern day Abraham Lincoln. As you can see, he looked amazing and was a lot of fun to work with.

 Photo by: Scott Elmquist
Bartender Otto Bartsch, of Bandito's Burrito Lounge and deLux, as Abraham Lincoln
 with bartender Sara Paige of Cha Cha's Cantina
Thanks again to everyone involved in such a fun project.


Friday, June 10, 2011

More Models, Makeup and Magic...

Had another amazing shoot last week with one of my favorite photographers Jonathan Brandon. This time it was for model Sam Gise. We all had so much fun and as you can see...the images look fantastic!

Stay Tuned!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Virginia Bride Magazine Winter 2011...Coming Soon To A Store Near You!

Here's a sneak peek of the cover of Virginia Bride Magazine's Winter 2011 Issue available online now or pick up your copy in the next couple of weeks at Virginia newsstands and the following store locations...
Barnes and Noble, Target, Martins, Walgreens, Books A Million, Kroger, Belk.

Model: Jennifer Whitehead
Photographer: Robert Luk
Production: Sherry Hendricks
Key Makeup Artist: Jonye Cordova
Makeup Artist: Angela Roth
Key Hair Stylist: Kate Montgomery
Hair Stylist: Meaghan Hobson
Location: Afton,VA

Virginia Bride Magazine is available in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland.
Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Belle Magazine June/July 2011

Check It Out...

Fashion Editor: Lauren Healy
Photographer: Scott Elmquist
Art Director: Jeff Bland
Makeup: Jonye Cordova
Hair: Kate Montgomery
Model: Caitlin Congdon


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Belle Magazine Shoot

We just shot another issue of Belle Magazine on location at Aloft Hotel in West Broad Village, Short Pump that will hit stands in June. The makeup was fresh and light to go with the summer fashions selected by my friend and Fashion Editor Lauren Healy. I had the opportunity to work with Hair Stylist, Kate Montgomery again who I worked with on the Summer/Fall issue of VaBride Magazine that also comes out in June. As always, the fun and creativity were in full swing...another job enjoyed!

Stay Tuned...


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Models, Makeup, and Magic...

I had a chance to work with Model Kati Roberts again for a photoshoot with Photogragher Jonathan Brandon. I first worked with Kati for the March issue of Belle Magazine.
Super talented and always a pleasure, Miss Kati!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Allow ESPRIT CROISIÈRE to carry you away...

Her many stays on the Atlantic shore gave Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel inspiration to create her “Atlantic Attitude”: a style defined by freshness and simple elegance. Taking sailor stripes back to Paris, “Mademoiselle” also redefined the natural in beauty... 
-As Featured on CHANEL.COM

I'm super excited about our upcoming event at Nordstrom in The Short Pump Town Center. I will be there along with the most amazing team of Makeup Artists with Chanel for The Esprit Croisiere Event on May 13 & 14 from 10am-6pm. Stop by and let us guide you through the latest trends in beauty inspired by the sea. You can also recieve a free gift with a qualifying CHANEL purchase! Space is limited so be sure to call (804) 364-6900 ext. 1054 to book your appointment.

Hope To See You There!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Relax By The Garden And Have A Mimosa!

Happy Mothers Day weekend to all the moms out there!

Just in time for the warm weather, CHANEL introduces Summer Makeup Collection 2011!
Fresh flowers and summer gardens inspire the colour palette for the Summer 2011 Makeup Collection, LES FLEURS D'ETE DE CHANEL. Shimmering shades of coral and rosy pink for the lips with hues of delicate green and sunny yellow offer a refreshing, vibrant take on eyes and nails.

I am so excited about this highly anticipated CHANEL LE VERNIS nail color. Along with the soft pink shade of Beige Petale and the vibrant rose shade Morning Rose, Chanel introduces Mimosa...a limited edition shimmering buttercup yellow.

Looking for a ready for summer glow? SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL Moisturizing Bronzing Powder in Bronze Rose for fair complexions and Bronze Corail for deeper or tanned complexions offer the perfect complement to sunkissed and enhance a natural glow.

The summer events are in full swing. Dates and locations coming soon...


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Meet "Boy"...The Lengendary Coco Chanel's Main Man

Nicknamed after Arthur Capel, the love of her life, CHANEL officially debuts Boy, just one of 18 enchanting shades in a new line of Hydrating Sheer Lipshine called ROUGE COCO SHINE. Introduced first in February as an exclusive preview, Boy, a rosewood color with a slight hint of copper, provides lasting moisturizing shine in a water-light texture. The formula glides on for easy application, and a unique HYDRATENDRE complex hydrates and softens lips, giving them a healthier and fuller appearance. From delicate beiges to dazzling berries with just a hint of shimmer to enhance a glossy finish all inspired both in name and colour by Coco Chanel's life and loves.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Va Bride Magazine Shoot

Polished Pout just finished up an amazing photo shoot for the summer 2011 fashion spread coming out in the June issue of Virginia Bride Magazine. We had the luxury of shooting in one of my favorite areas in Virginia just west of Charlottesville. The venue was Swannanoa in Afton surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Swannanoa, as some may know, was the summer mansion of the famous James H. Dooley of Richmond who also built Maymont. We were surrounded by Georgian marble, Tiffany windows, gold plumbing fixtures, and terraced gardens...truly BREATHTAKING! 

Thanks again to my fellow Stylists...Angela Roth [Makeup Artist] of MakenupKate Montgomery [Key Hair Stylist] and Meaghan Hobson [Hair Stylist] for a creative and fun day!!!

Here's a little "Sneak Peak"...

Photography by Modern Wed

Bridal Fashions by Amanda's Touch

Jewelry provided by Swarzschild Jewelers

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Tuckahoe Woman's Club Annual Fashion Show 2011

         Had a great time working with my good friend and fellow Makeup Artist Angela Roth at The Tuckahoe Woman's Club  for their annual Spring Fashion Show. It had been over five years since I last participated so it was wonderful to be involved again.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spring Is In The Air...

I know I've been enjoying this beautiful weather we have all had an opportunity to take advantage of these past few days in our River City. I had a great fashion shoot with Belle Magazine last week and we are super excited about the March Issue. It looks AMAZING! I can't wait to have the link up and available for your visual enjoyment.

In the meantime...
I proudly slipped into my Chanel "Double Cs" for Saks Fifth Avenue at the Stony Point Fashion Park this weekend where our Spring 2011 Colour Collection is in full swing. The inspiration of what Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel truly believed is once again captured to luminous perfection by Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, Peter Phillips.

Stay tuned for the release dates for exclusive Spring Color Events CHANEL has in store in for your area in the coming weeks.

Here is a little sample of the beautiful light-reflecting colors inspired by Mademoiselle Chanel's love for the way pearls bring a delicate radiance to a woman's skin.

                            CHANEL Spring 2011 Makeup Collection 
                                            (Click to view video)


Friday, January 28, 2011

Peter Philips Global Creative Director for Chanel Makeup

Peter Philips: Beautiful Dreamer on

Rue Cambon's resident beauty genius and his modern interpretation of what reigns in the house that Coco built...I AM NOT WORTHY!!!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Winterize Your Skin Event!

Much thanks to everyone who
 came out and supported us for The Winterize Your Skin Event
at Nordstrom in The Short Pump Fashion Park!

I had the pleasure of spending some time with one of my great friends Beth Cregger who came in to enjoy a little Chanel pampering. She brought her niece Rachael with her for her first experience in all that shimmers at Chanel.
Check out Beth's blog at My Fortunate Folly to read more about lipstick, laughs, and some great  lessons that can come from a Weekend Makeover!

We met some wonderful new people and got to spend some time with old friends in the process.
Thanks again for an AMAZING day and a SUPER SUCCESSFUL event!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Dull Dry Skin Got You Down?

Check out these quick radiance boosting tips to lift your complexion up and out of the cold!

First, exfoliate to slough off any dead skin cells that prevent fresh vibrant skin from shining through.
Next, apply moisturizer with SPF 15 or higher to hydrate and protect exfoliated skin.
Apply a foundation and powder with light reflectors. You don’t want glitter but a little shimmer will brighten up dull fatigued skin.
Finally, apply a natural looking shimmering bronzer or blush to cheeks for a radiant finishing touch.

Come see us at the Chanel Counter at Nordstrom in The Short Pump Towne Center this Friday, January 14th and Saturday, January 15th where featured Chanel Premier Makeup Artist Ryan Willis will show you how to Winterize Your Skin!

Call  to schedule your appointment today!


Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year and All That THAT Implies...

Well its 2011 and I am so ready for a fresh start and to put my best face forward.
Blushing Brides, Photo Sessions, and a gentle upsweep of a deep ebony Liquid Eyeliner are just around the corner to start this New Year off right!
Just like a Little Black Dress, a signature red lipstick can make a fabulous statement without saying a word. I for one plan on less talk and more color...