Lives In:Irvington-on-Hudson, NY (Westchester)
About Me: I grew up in the midwest in a college town called Iowa City. My family is comprised of mostly artists and I had a really adventurous and curious streak in me that lead me to study French and Journalism in college. I lived in Paris and the South of France for several years before coming to NY on my own in 1998. I didn't know a single person but I was determined to make it here. I found a job at Marie Claire as an assistant to the Editor-in-Chief, Glenda Bailey and eventually went on to Glamour to work for the Fashion Director on covers and photoshoots. It was then I realized I could fulfill my dream of being a makeup artist after watching them work many times on set. I worked super hard to build a portfolio and was picked up by an agency and the rest is history! As for work, now being a mama is my first priority but maintaining a career is important to me not only for my own sake but also hers'. I want her to grow up seeing that her mom is well-rounded and has a passion for something else as well. I think being a role model to our children has many faces and this is just one - but an important one. Being a mom is the most challenging and rewarding but we need to strive for balance and keep the world a big place to be in.
Hire Me For: Makeup Artist for 16 years in fashion, celebrity and advertising. I started my own bridal beauty agency called Timeless Glow Bridal in 2009 for hair and makeup.
Interested In: Growing my bridal business - it's perfect as a mom and working on the weekends means my daughter can spend quality time with dad and less with a nanny during the week like when I'm on traditional photoshoots.
Mama Likes: I love to read, cook, do yoga, travel and most of all find fun and educational activities for my daughter and I to get involved in!
Mama Inspiration :
+Athena Calderone - shes so incredibly chic, maintains a stellar career and has a darling little boy
+Michelle Obama - She is a powerful and strong woman in every way and clearly has kept her girls grounded and confident
+Michelle Williams - after the pain of divorce and the death of Heath Ledger she seems to have bounced back and is living a great life in Brooklyn with her little girl.
Judges for InStyle Best of Beauty (11 years) and Redbooks Most Valuable Products (2 years) about to be featured in Scoop NYC's one to watch alongside Rachel Zoe and the designers of Citizens of Humanity. Spokesperson and contract with Mark/Avon for 5 years as a makeup artist.