1: Boudoir Shoots at Upstate Photographers. This is the go-to studio for when you decide to strip for the camera as a pre-wedding gift for your man :)
2: Updated Ombre Hair by Bobby at The Beauty Bar in Saratoga, New York
3: Experimenting with florescent makeup… ya dig?
4: My Eco Chic bride getting back in her dress for a glam day with Julia Zave Lifestyles
5: In the makeup trailer with my friend and key hair stylist, Anne Marie on the set of The Big C
6: Glamming up a ballerina for a killer shoot with Jeff Foley Photography
7: My makeup assistant has moved to Connecticut and is starting to book Connecticut brides now! Veronica was recently featured in Boston Magazine for her amazing VA VA Voom: Pin Up Classes at the Boston Vintage Factory. I miss her! So proud! If you are in Connecticut, you can inquire here
8: Glamming up Jessica Lynn Gahring from NY INK with TMD Photography for a national tattoo convention advertisement.
9: Introducing the coolest lady I know my one and only sister, Leah Francesca. Leah is a licensed aesthetician and has been training with me since November. I am excited to have her talent by my side on as many future weddings & photoshoots! To be continued :)
10: sistas! <3
One thing that is sure to always help better my mood on a cold winter day is to put on a fun, bright color. If you think you have to put all your bright clothing and accessories away just because the temp has dropped? Good news! The times of storing away your entire summer wardrobe and switching it out for strictly heavy dark colors are over. My dear friend and stylist, Nichole Kristen is my go-to women when my clients need a stylist. I recently glammed her up in her beautiful new town house for her baby shower. Not only does she dress well, her taste in interior design is fantastic! She is also so so sweet, she even texts me when she spots a piece she thinks would look great on me. Nichole’s best assets are her ability to understands one’s taste and budget. I felt like I would need a bigger closet when Nichole started talking about all the possibilities, but she calmed my fear of going over my budget and how brights (especially when paired with black) can now be worn year round!
Flaunt colorful brights this winter with these few tips from Stylist Nichole Kristen: Personal Shopping and Styling
Tip 1: Always pair summer bright dresses with black tights (patterned or plain) and add warm winter pieces.
Take a bright color sleeveless shift dress like the one below from Lilly Pulitzer and pair with black tights, black patent leather closed toe heels and basic black cardigan OR ruffle scarf:
Tip 2:When pairing bright color winter (or summer) accessories with year round clothing, always use black as your starting piece and don’t be afraid to accessorize!
Year round LBD (little black dress) paired with black patent leather heels and your favorite statement summer necklace. Black tights aren’t necessary with this look, you can also opt for nude stockings or bare legs and add a black cardigan with a little “flare” for warmth:
Tip 3: Get creative! It’s okay to incorporate more than one bright color in the winter (I wouldn’t recommend going beyond two though). We all need some bright colors in our days to help us look forward to Spring!
Both of these looks incorporate more than one bright color without losing that seasonal look: