PUBLISHED! South Asian Inspired Bridal Shower Styled Shoot

I'm so excited to share some great news! Munaluchi Bridal has published, via their blog, a styled shoot I was a part of earlier this year! Now that is has been published, I can share some behind the scenes photos with you and give you my perspective.

For those of you who don't know what a styled shoot is, it's basically a planned photo shoot that allows various creative vendors to come together. Often times there is a theme or vision that everyone is working toward. 

I was contacted by Payal (on the left in the picture below), who is one of the partners of Anokhi Events, and asked if I was interested and available to do hair for this shoot. I typically do both makeup and hair, or just makeup for photo shoots, so I was excited to do something a little different this time! I didn't know much about the other vendors or the venue, so I was looking forward to meeting some new faces.

Paula Walker was the makeup artist for this shoot and we both started quite early that morning, with 4 models to take care of.

For this shoot I used primarily Oribe and Bumble and Bumble hair products. If was fun to experiment a bit, and have creative freedom. Once we transitioned to the gorgeous Summerour Studio I was shocked that I hadn't been there before. It is an amazing space that allows for so much creative freedom! Seriously, if you are a bride-to-be looking to get married in the Atlanta metro area, you MUST check it out. 

The morning went smoothly and it's always great to work with such free, creative individuals. It was beautiful to see how things came together and to finally have a full visual of the vision Payal had. Everything was amazing! The flowers were breathtaking, the cake was an absolute work of art, and the skirts designed for the shoot were perfect!

I always enjoy watching other people do their thing,  and am always super excited and pleased when photographers send the final images . . . I'm always amazed. It's a great feeling to know you've contributed to the "final product". Thank you to the photographer, Laura Barnes, for all the hard work you put in that day and after!

This is the link for the blog feature, South Asian Inspired Bridal Shower, but I thought I would share with you some of my favorite images as well!

Below I've listed all the vendors, in case you are interested in checking them out:

Planning and Design - Anokhi Events
Photography - Laura Barnes
Decor - Krystle Nichols of Lux Events and Decor
Hair - Corianne Elizabeth
Makeup - Paula Walker
Florals - Peachtree Petals
Venue - Summerour Studios
Cake - Confection Perfection
Table/Chair Rentals - Classic Party Rentals
Linens - Table Covers and More
Jewelry - Fab'rik
Models - Click Models
Skirts - Ella and Eman

And be sure to subscribe and stay tuned, as I will be interviewing Payal as part of a spotlight on wedding and event planners! Enjoy this last photo of gorgeous curls!

Stay Beautiful! . . . Inside and out.

Rockin' A Red Lip

Whether you are a bride-to-be, going out on the town with your girls, or you want a signature look, a red lip is ALWAYS an option. The key to the perfect red lip is finding the right shade for your complexion, and the right formula for you. For example, if you have very fair skin with pink undertones a beautiful cherry red color that has a blue base will look amazing on you. However, a deep wine also looks amazing on those with fair skin. Orange based reds look amazing on those of you with olive skin. Deeper skin tones look great with wine colors and intense reds lip a blue base. Red lip colors can range from bright cherry reds to orange tones and even deep maroon, berry colors.

Formulas for both lipstick and lip gloss, as well as stains, will vary greatly. If you aren't at all concerned about your lip color rubbing off onto something or someone then a lipstick will work. For those of you who aren't particular about the way lipstick feels, try a gloss in a wonderful red shade. For you brides, or those who will be going out and don't want your lip color to end up on everything and everyone, lip stains are perfect!  My favorite red lipsticks are MAC Lady Danger and Make Up For Ever's N44 Diamond Red.

 If you're interested in lip glosses that have some staying power, my faves are NARS 413 BLKR Larger Than Life lip gloss and Yves Saint Laurent's Glossy Stain #9. Other red lippies I'm a fan of include Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso & of course OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) liptar in Stalker!

So start searching and find that red lip that works for you! If you need some help, just let me know!

Stay beautiful! ... Inside and out