Month: October 2015

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DIY: Mini Top Hat

When you have high noon tea at a chic, elegant little restaurant, of course it’s a must to wear cute little hats.  It was my first time going to afternoon tea so I wanted to make it fun and memorable.   What’s more memorable than walking into the dainty restaurant, all dressed up and with these adorable hats?  My girlfriends and I had so much fun.  We will definitely do this again. Here is my YouTube video on how to make these mini hats:  

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Photo Session: Indian Engagement

Dear friends, it’s been almost 2 years since my last wedding gig.   And I’ve recently had a relapse.  You see, I’ve always wanted to photograph an Indian wedding.   Mainly because of all the colors beaming from the outfits, the jewelry…the traditions.   All of which screams my photography signature style – bright, bold, contrasting colors.   So as you can guess, I just couldn’t pass up the luck of taking photos for my friend’s Indian engagement party.    This was not on my “to do” list so I’ll just “air-cross” it off. After 2 years of not doing any photography gigs…it was like riding a bike (not that I know how to ride a bike but that’s the saying).   It was like I never stopped.  It felt natural…ordering people around…lol   They just don’t know because I do it with a huge smile and lots of laughter.   And my heavy dslr felt safe and comfortable around my neck.   But this was the first time, I took pictures in a saree (traditional Indian dress the bride lend me)…yes…I did.  This is me …

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Behind the Stage: Putting on a Wig

Transforming into a skid row urchin in the 60s era for Little Shop of Horrors was so much fun.   Here is a video on how I put on my wig for the show.   And a little treat at the end where I pay homage to my favorite superhero, Wonder Woman!   My little corner oasis in the girls dressing room.   These are essentials!!! 1.  My boy shorts because when wearing a skirt on stage and running dance numbers, giving the audience a peep show is absolutely NOT part of the plan. 2. For singing throats:  LOTS OF WATER, preferably with raw honey.   And when your throat gets tired and sore after a couple of shows?  Who would of thunk!?  Ginger candy…works wonders. 3.  Face towel because I tend to sweat like Whitney Houston on a big night. I’ve actually have become somewhat of the ultimate professional in the fake cut-crease eye makeup area.   Let me know if you would like to see how I created my own fake cut-crease eyelid. I learned so much…and some the hard …