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Category Archives: WEDDINGS

STARTING THE DAY

Through the window the early morning arrives full of sunshine and the notion that this will be a great day for a wedding…

While having a morning  cup of tea and a scone I am listening to Michael Franks, “Tell Me All About It,” a great way to start the day…

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GETTING AWAY / India

India is a dichotomy of the human condition… Both beautiful with it’s incredible temples and structures, the world famous Taj Mahal  “the jewel of Muslim art in India” is considered the eighth wonder of the world, entirely constructed of white marble. It’s the shrine of the  Emperor Shah Jahan and his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. There is a sense after entering through the Great Gate that there is no structure like the Taj Mahal… Yet there is a backdrop of poverty and stead-fast spiritual redemption… It is beyond complex and like no other place on the planet….

I was invited to India for a Wedding… 

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THE DRESS

Inspiration and the Dress…

A few years ago a friend of mine shared with me that she would be getting married… She was elated! Her thoughts were that I would do her hair, makeup and of course help her choose the dress… I thought “WOW” this is so exciting…

The inspiration was a Country Wedding… Colors: soft pink, sand and of course white… This I thought would be the easiest approach instead of the HUGE Gala’s that I normally do…

We started our search at Bergdorf Goodman…

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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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