Category Archives: Fashion

The Real Housewives of New York City

Portraits as opposed to photos are timeless. I love doing them be they mixed media like this one of Carole Radziwill http://lindamasongallery.com/current-exhibition/   or a more classical portrait such as the acrylic on canvas I do of both children and adults   . … Continue reading

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WAG interview of Jane Wilson Marquis

A very particular point of view Great article about the designer Jane Wilson Marquis in WAG magazine, A  well deserved article . Hair by Almog Burbea, Makeup by NYMakeup Academy of Japan and photos Linda Mason.

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Location for Photoshoot

We were very fortunate to have the use of the BBFL http://www.jplusbdesign.com/store/c43/BBFL.html space in Parkslope Brooklyn for the last makeup class session in July. It was also good for the photo shoot as we had a variety of different daylight situations to … Continue reading

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Makeup Class Photoshoot 7

Sage http://www.majormodel.com has one of those ivory skins that just captures the light and great bone structure perfect for natural beauty. Stronger makeup definitely changes her.  I especialy loved her look  as she ressembled Thalita who I was lucky to have … Continue reading

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Makeup class Photoshoot 6

The makeup of the model Kendall from Click http://clickmodel.com was done by Sayaka Sato. A fabulous fresh natural look (right) then an elegant classic with a cool twist acheived through applying a corn colored blush to the cheeks and green shadow to the brows. Hair by Almog and … Continue reading

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Makeup Class Photoshoot 5

When the artist Kimi Goto did the makeup on Rose from the agency Click www.clickmodelnyc.com , I was pretty amazed. Kimi had never done makeup on a darker skinned model before. She did a fabulous natural makeup ,which you can see … Continue reading

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Beauty for Fashion

Fashion we use to shape the beauty shoots has to be either timeless, cool or avant garde. Jane Wilson Marquis gowns are timeless. They inspired the artists Mirei Morita/Taylor, Nene Yamamoto/Tatum and Sayaka Sato/Kendall,  to do elegantly creative makeup…not boring. They used touches of unusual … Continue reading

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Styling for Photoshoots

One thinks a T shirt is just a T shirt but as you can see from the photos of Taylor, Rose and Kendall each one accentuates the individuality and beauty of the model, not just  through color but with the … Continue reading

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Makeup class Photoshoot 4

Not all but many of the artists quickly add spontaneous “Freestyle” artistic touches to create a third and final makeup and this time it was amazing for me to  see how they all blended their own individual style with  the models personality (in this … Continue reading

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Makeup Classes. Photoshoot.

IBF New York Makeup Academy of Japan brings an advanced class of makeup students over to study with me once or twice a year. This is fun and an interesting experience for me as each student is such an individual, their personality shines through … Continue reading

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