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MAKE UP FOR EVER

MAKE UP FOR EVER was founded by Dany SANZ in 1984. Her goal was to respond to the needs of professional makeup artists… 

I first heard of this product at the beginning stages of my career… I found it like nothing else with it’s heavy pigmented eye-shadows, lip colors, shimmers and glitters… Something that was almost unheard of at that time. I felt a bit intimidated but found when walking up to a MAKE UP FOR EVER counter, a menagerie of possibility. It was 1985 when I became curious about what one could do with so much color on a face….

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PHOTOGRAPHY / Stephen Elledge

BIO

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Stephen moved to New York in 1991 to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. His attention turned to photography when a friend hired him to make prints by hand in the darkroom. His own early photographic works were of artist friends and vacation pictures of Capri. Being a self taught photographer, his talent for creating nostalgic moods and natural skin tones, soon caught the attention of the fashion and advertising world.

After moving to Paris in 2002, he worked extensively, shooting editorials for fashion magazines all over Europe via his reps Par31 in Holland and Sarah Daw in London. His personal work has been exhibited in galleries such as Tactile Bosche in the UK and the Mendo in Amsterdam. Stephen currently spends his time between New York and Austin.

Some time ago I met Stephen Elledge through a mutual friend here in New York who also happens to be a photographer… 

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS

Castle Ashby is an English country house in rural Northamptonshire, England. Historically the village was set up to service the needs of Castle Ashby Manor. Castle Ashby is surrounded by 200 acres and is the ancestral home of the 7th Marquess of Northampton; set in the heart of a 10,000 acre estate, the extensive gardens at Castle Ashby are a combination of several styles, with a mile long avenue dating back to 1695: Victorian terrace gardens, the more private and romantic Italian gardens, an elegant conservatory, triumphal arch and arboretum. It’s easy to get lost in the large rooms, almost hearing the footsteps of those that lived there long ago….

The idea of taking to the roads, sky or sea is often only in ones DREAMS…. I have loved those that have dared to take the show on the road…

Friends Carmody and Tasha decided to take their nuptials to a different era in time….

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GROOMING AIDE and the MODERN MALE

A quick splash in the face and finger-combing your hair is no longer the ideal for men keeping up with todays rules and how they apply to lifestyle…

Men spend more time now with products that help with a perfect shave, a cool haircut and a great outfit.

Grooming habits and what is considered “good grooming” have varied greatly over time. Scented oils were a popular method of cleaning and softening skin and masking body odor. In the grooming arsenal of most men today you’ll find eye creams, skin softeners and age defying potions and the one or few of the various alluring fragrances on the market today…The over abundance of grooming products available today can lead to confusion over what works best…

I am a believer that if you’re going to spend money on clothing that have a high quality, then you most certainly should take yourself into consideration…

Let’s start from head to toe…

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THE CHIGNON

Chignon; French pronunciation:   is a popular type of hairstyle. The word “chignon” comes from the French phrase “chignon du cou,” which means nape of the neck.

Chignons are generally achieved by pinning the hair into a knot at the nape of the neck or at the back of the head, but there are many different variations of the style. They are frequently worn for special occasions, like weddings and formal dances, but the basic chignon is also worn for everyday casual wear.

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