17. October 2011 general 0
I met Kitty in Little Tokyo at Farbar. Seriously, how beautiful is she?!?! Traditional Irish peaches and cream complexion and gorgeous red curls. If I was doing her makeup, this is what I’d use: Lush – Jakie Oates Colour supplement – – light application, moisturizing, perfect for clear beautiful, skin that just needs a ...

Selma Hayek’s NUANCE

23. August 2011 general 0
Selma Hayek’s NUANCE
  I went by CVS to check out Selma Hayek’s much publicized new beauty venture.  Her line “Nuance” has several dozen products spanning skin, color and hair care. Very, very reasonably priced she does keep to her promise to make beauty accessible to everyone.  I tried a few of her color pieces and liked the ...

Cereplast Bioplastics

23. April 2011 general, home 0
Cereplast Bioplastics
An old friend of mine works in marketing for this amazing bioplastics company,  Producing alternatives to petroleum based products by using corn, algae and other natural ingredients, Cereplast is a leader in the green movement. And last Thursday they had an event in the Herman Miller showroom to announce the winner of their bioplastics ...

Ojai Farmer’s Market

14. March 2011 general 0
I went to the Farmer’s Market in Ojai this past Sunday.  Ojai is a magical little town that begs the question “what possible profession could I pursue to be able to live here permanently?”.  I never heard a car horn or saw someone on a cell phone (seriously).  Complete strangers smiled and held doors, women ...

Josie Maran, Argan Oil, And An Awesome Day On Set

11. February 2011 general 0
Josie Maran, Argan Oil, And An Awesome Day On Set
We spent the afternoon working with Josie Maran last weekend shooting promotional pieces far her Argan oil products.  It was also was my first time working at Pier 59 Studios in Santa Monica. I love watching Josie model and I realize how much our appearance is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves. I’ve ...

Ojai, CA

08. February 2011 general 0
I took a little day trip to Ojai with my friend Angie who had a consultation with Stephen Karcher an IChing and divination expert.  Angie’s consultation was amazing and it was awesome to have access to this expert who moved back to the States from Switzerland and is working with the group While ...

FIDM presents to Urban Decay

04. February 2011 general 0
I teach Beauty Branding at FIDM, an advanced marketing class focused on the industry.  And to make it more applicable and interesting I ask friends at local brands to sponsor class projects.  This past Fall, Urban Decay and Smashbox were our focus brands.  And last week Urban Decay invited a few students from their group ...

Sustainable Beauty

29. January 2011 general 0
Anthony and I are striving to live a more sustainable life.   We visited the Sepulveda Garden Center,, where for $25 a year you get a 10 X 20 foot garden plot on their 20 acre facility.  There are tools available for everyone to use and for $10 they till your garden.  The community there ...


12. January 2011 general 0
Passion is Beautiful I’ve been teaching at FIDM for about a year and a half now.  There are two things that I love about the school, the students and the subjects.When I went off to Loyola in the early ’90’s to get my BA, higher learning was generally considered the next step in pursuing a ...