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I saw a posting on Blanche Macdonald employee, Heather Sosa’s facebook in search of makeup artists to work on set of the filming of the theatrical dance production entitled, “Sweet Mystery Musical”. It sounded like something I hadn’t experienced in my career so far and something I would love to be a part of. I called one of the production’s choreographers, Heather Laura Gray, to let her know I would like to volunteer my time. I sent her my resume and portfolio pictures and it wasn’t long before she responded to me let me know the good news, that they would like to take me on board for the production. There was no key makeup artist assigned so I volunteered myself to lead the team of artists through the production. I was sent the script and immediately began my character breakdown and facecharts to help determine the looks of the characters. I took them along with me to the production meeting where we would further discuss the characters and how they should be portrayed visually.
In 2009 I was delighted to be the key makeup artist for two of the years Jacqueline Conoir Fashion Shows. I was contacted by designer, Rozemerie Cuevas for a third time requesting my talent for the Jacqueline Conoir 2010 Fall Fashion Show. I was delighted to have been asked again and began organising my team of artists right away.
After working with photographer, Nicole Brown on a shoot over on Victoria Island, I was delighted to hear from her again, this time to inform me that she was coming to Vancouver to do a shoot. A boudoir shoot. I had done a similar style shoot last year on one of the first few photo shoots in my career. I of course was more than happy to come along to River Rock Casino in Richmond to make the girls up to look simply sexy and seducing. Nicole’s choice of models was fantastic! Three completely different girls, all looking so innocent and angelic ready to be transformed into sex kittens sprawling around the hotel room.
Nav Sidhu is a wonderful makeup artist who was in my training class at Blanche Macdonald. We both completed the masters makeup artist diploma in August 2009 and are now working in the wonderful world of makeup. I would speak to Nav on occasion and knew that she was recovering from injury and taking time off work for a little while. It wasnt long before I heard from her again. She was back in action and well on the way to recover. She was contacting me to ask if I would like to help her do makeup for a charity event that her friends had organised.