Tuesday, July 28, 2009

When magazines write about me they usually call me 'celebrity' manicurist, but I consider myself a fashion manicurist as most of my days are spent on the set of fashion magazine shoots. I had the great honor of working on the current issue of French Vogue and we worked for one week (or was it two full weeks) shooting different models each wearing the 'quintessential' look of every important designer in the industry today.
Here are some of my 'backstage' photos-.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Friday everyone.
check out this great post on the Nordstrom site from National Beauty Director Debbi Hartley Triesch!
pretty cool!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

mariahs new video OBSESSED

I am sitting at home anxiously awaiting the premier of Mariah Carey's new video OBSESSED. You might remember I worked on this video with her a few weeks ago. It is always amazing to see the finished product after 30 some hours of shooting scenes. Here are some backstage photos. She is wearing Superstar , Before He Cheats and a clean buff on her nails. And NO, she isnt playing anyone in particular as the boy character!

Friday, July 10, 2009

GREAT NEWS!! My CELEBRATE 3 piece set that I created for the Lippmann Collection 10 year anniversary (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? is on pre-sale at Nordstrom NOW!If you don't have one in your area just call their 1 800 beauty hotline and place your order for a party on your nails.
SUPERSTAR (brown based copper fleck glitter (for all of you who have been asking and asking for it. We LISTEN to you!
FUNKY CHUNKY (sequinedsheer black glitter)
RUBY RED SLIPPERS (dorothys shimmering ruby glitter) this one is already being worn my super models Isabelli, Lara Stone and Coca ROcha-- not bad!
Check our Vampy Varnish and All Lacquered up blogs to see what people are saying about this set.
You can see it here on Oscar winning Actress Marion Cottilard (currently starring in Public Enemies with Johnny Depp)

Hope you are all having a great summer. I am happy to be at home in NYC this weekend. Enjoying beautiful weather and thinking and looking for inspiration for next years spring/summer collection in my mind.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

it has been Mariah Carey mania in my life this week... in a good way. I spent 2 days with her shooting a Macy's commercial for her fragrances. The commercial is starring MC, Martha Stewart ( also a FAVORITE client of mine) Donald Trump, Jessica Simpson, Queen Latifah and Usher. Star studded. I was with MC when we got the news about the death of Michael Jackson. I will never forget that sad sad moment...I think we will all remember where we were when we heard that news.
The next couple days we spent at the Plaza Hotel in NYC city shooting her new video OBSEESED. The single will be available to download soon and I will be getting it as soon as its available. Its an addictive tune! You may have heard by now that MC portrays both herself and her OBSESSED fan in the video. She is the girliest girl I have ever known so it was quite a feat to turn her into the boy character. Lots of fun. And really fun to turn her back into the beauty she is. She wore Superstar and Before He Cheats on her nails. We totally took her length down for the male character. Kristofer Buckle created the amazing make-up (and achieved it in no time at all!) and Roque did the hair looks. We have worked as a team with Mariah for many years off and on. It was great to be back together again!