Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Art of Styling Headshots

Some of the photo shoots I have been working on lately have been headshot shoots. Everyone needs them in LA, so why not?

Headshots require very natural hair and make up, which is good for a change because lately I am really into the 60's cat eye make up, Bridget Bardot look (Love). Make up consists of a neutral color eye shadow, maybe some light eyeliner, mascara, light blush, and some gloss. Super natural.

Same goes with hair. Whatever is natural for the model is usually the best choice for headshots.

As far as styling goes, the clothes in head shots are not supposed to take away from the face; the creativity in this is finding tops that work with the model's skin tones, so anything that is complementary to the skin without taking away from the face is perfect. I am finding that neutral colors work well for headshots!

If you are thinking about getting headshots, take these pointers into consideration before shooting to get an amazing shot. 

Photography by: Aaron Gambel
Actress: Melinda Sward
Make up: Kristen Newton



Sunday, October 25, 2009

Venice The Menace

I have been slacking big time on this blog lately, mostly because I've been busy styling on shoots (pics to come soon!). It has been fun and rewarding to be doing this kind of work again, I love creating amazing images and working with super talented people.

Being bored and looking for inspiration, I found these fun photos that my friend and I took around Venice Beach this summer when we were bored.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Jump Ahead: Black and White for spring @ Collette Dinnigan

Just got back from a great vacation and business trip in Chicago/Michigan. It was great to get out of town for a few days and experience something new. Getting away for a few days is essential, it helps to recharge inspiration and creativity. During this trip I met some amazing people which was the icing on the cake!

I love to look at the latest collections, there is just something about knowing what the future holds that intrigues me; whilst I was browsing I came across the S/S 2010 collection by Collette Dinnigan. This collection is super feminine and mostly all of the pieces are black and white. There is just something so classic about black and white, it's easy to wear and it's chic.

Here are some of my favorites:




Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A New Fairy Tale- Valentino Spring 2010

I am loving this collection right now! Inspired to create "a new fairy tale", Valentino really captured a mystical feel with this collection. I think the textures in the designs and fabrics work nicely with the neutral/warm colors and are perfect for a romantic spring look. I want to know which fairy tale inspired the house of Valentino, because whatever it was it must have been romantic, mysterious and beautiful


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Psuedo Outfit: 60's Lace Mini

My first outfit/ street syle post! yay!

This is what I wore to the LA River shoot. That day was cool enough to wear a long sleeve shirt yet warm enough to wear shorts. I found this great tunic/mini dress when I was thrifting one day and was really excited because I have been looking for a piece like this for a while; it really reminds me of Anita Pallenberg and great 60's style. The necklace I am wearing is my favorite, I inherited it from my grandmother.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Crazy Train- LA River Finished Photos

It took a while to get these photos finally posted; as you now know, I am somewhat of a perfectionist and only want to show off the best finished shots. This shoot was so much fun! I played an all around general stylist: hair, make-up and clothing and I loved it! I found my passion for sure! The clothes in this shoot are all vintage and available at my shop. There are a few more photos from this shoot that I will post in the next few days that are also really cool.

Photography: Aaron Gambel
Model: Deanna Marinelli
Stylist, Make up Artist, Hair:Kristen Newton






Black Dress available here

Turquoise Dress coming soon

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

LA River Shoot

I had a lot of fun yesterday playing stylist on a really great photoshoot by the LA river! I used the Jessica Stam Photos in post below as inspiration for the hair and make up and it turned out really great! The model was perfect for the shoot and we got some spectacular shots! I'm waiting for the finals to be finished, when they're done I will definitely share them with you. So for eye candy I will share some outtakes and LA River shots. LA can be really beautiful!