Friday, October 22, 2010
Sorry I have been away its been a busy couple of weeks. It was my Birthday :) had a couple of shoots and been working relentlessly on LaMode's goals and looking up workshops to take.
2 New things have happened at LaMode :)
1. We got a new LOGO :) YAY!!!
2. We got our very first feature at the Fab Bride ( www.thefabbride.com) , which is an amazing resource for Philly Brides and Brides everywhere!!!! Please check it out!
We have a photo shoot tomorrow and 2 weddings in Nov! Fall Weddings are definitely making a come back !
Hopefully I'll have some pics up soon! Meanwhile check out our new logo fabulously designed by Amber Brien Designs.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I wanted to post some more pics from our Photo shoot prep plus a sneak peak of a picture :)
Model: Emilie Fiend , Stephenie Nesmith
MUA: Nikki - Makeup & Style by LaMode
Photographer: Anna Harty
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Monday, September 27, 2010
What an amazing weekend LaMode had!!! We had an unexpected Bride :) and our 1st photo shoot!!! Both went amazing , I am so thankful. Networking is so crucial, I am beginning to learn that in so man ways. One of the wedding planners, I had networked with on Wedding Wire has given me two clients and I plan to continue to network like CRAZY!.
Our photo shoot was our very first, I had never been to or organized one. To say the least it went extremely well for the first time around. I had another stylist on hand for assistance and she was amazing. K from abarbiedefined.com was great! It was such a great help to have her their and she is also working her way into the Makeup Industry so I am sure she had fun. She did an amazing job of taking prep pics.
I plan on having another shoot in October and will be working with these two models I used.
I hate this new way of adding pictures on blogger where the codes show up after uploading instead of the actual picture lol....drives me nuts! Anyways enjoy and stay tuned for the final pictures from the shoot. I will post pictures from our bride this past weekend, but if you are not a fan of LaMode on facebook why don't you like us :) The Bridal pics are already posted :)
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This is just to let you know that I will be updating the blog after the photo shoot on Sunday!! Super excited.
I have decided not to post trial pics of my brides until after their weddings lol.
Nervous about the shoot though ...here is to hoping/praying everything turns out well. My very good friend who is a photog as well I am hoping to get another shoot with her in as well....
Well thats pretty much it folks :) Stay tuned
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
This is a short post! So excited :) LaMode Makeup is putting together a beauty/bridal shoot and we are extremely excited... The date tentatively is Sept 26th 2010. Model Mayhem was an extremely good source.
I planned on putting pics from a trial I did this past Saturday. I think I will wait till tomorrow when my Oct 3rd Bride comes for her trial tomorrow. Fingers crossed she will like it. :)
Hope everyone is doing great!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I am veryyyy excited! Although La Mode decided to launch Makeup & Style by LaMode Jan 2011 we have already received 2 inquiries and had our first official trial yesterday and another on Saturday!!!. I thank God and feel incredibly blessed, we can't take the credit alone for this! I need to must thank 4 very important people.
Bisi Essien C.E.O & Head Makeup Artist of Crystal Eyez Makeup Artistry I think was the catalyst behind it. One great lesson turned into a hobby of fun and passion and later , Makeup & Style by LaMode was born :). Even though she is in the field she is extremely supportive and a wonderful teacher and for that I am so grateful.
My dear friend Ola Abiola, is next she really was the first person I expressed that I might decide to go into the makeup industry. Being that I had a few close friends that were already Artist's I felt that maybe I should'nt as not to step on their toes. Ola pushed me to believe in myself and trust that my friends would never feel that way. For someone to make me believe in myself when I really didn't think I could or even had a chance I am seriously blessed from above for her.
I'd like to thank Abby Ayodeji and Sade Akintade who both own and are head makeup artists of their respective companies for their support, tips and tricks. Without them not sure I would had achieved such a pace of progress with my work. They allowed/allow me to shadow them and really get that one on one experience with the client. After all experience is the best teacher.
I have a vision and goal for Makeup & Style by LaMode , I'm very very excited about the endless possibilities and opportunities that this subsidiary of my consulting business can go.
I will update on Monday pictures from the trials done from this week. I'll always continue to practice and learn about my craft because practice makes perfect.
till Monday :)
www.bisidada.com -Crystal Eyez Makeup Artistry ( located in Chicago, IL )
www.myjuicylooks.com - My Juicy Look Makeup Artistry ( located in Newark, NJ)
HauteLooks Makeup & Style by Sade - Website is currently under construction. ( located in Lanham ,MD)
For more info on any of these skilled makeup artists please check out their websites or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
The holiday weekend so far has been amazing! Today we officially performed our first application :) !!! It was so much fun! Abby of Juicy Looks was kind enough to ask us to assist her on a with a bridal party today. Initially I was only meant to do foundations , but ended up doing the foundations , lips and blush for the bridesmaids. We started late and Abby wanted to make sure she got the time she needed to focus on the bride. Abby , did direct me when needed and did the eyes of all the bridesmaids. She was a fabulous teacher.
After this experience today I feel confident and excited :) it was so fast paced that I didn't get to take pics with my camera :s but as soon as I get it I will definitely be posting them. In the meantime I was playing around and practicing on myself lol.....
I call these prospect looks because 1 look would be nice for a vintage look whether its a night out or bridal. Personally I would love this look for a bride... The other look would be nice for a Bride I tried a nude and pink lip with both. Which lip do you like better ?
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This is a bridal look , I did on a darling friend of mine. They are such great sports!!! lol. I usually do two different looks on the face since I am in practice mode lol. I'll share the side of her face that was bridal. I actually used lashes this time as now I feel comfortable with the technique! She wanted a plumy eye and a nude lip , its always all about the client! ;)
Enjoy and as always honest feedback is totally appreciated :)
I will be posting a look I love on myself later on & more test runs...In the next few weeks I will be doing actual trials :) I am getting my kit stocked and in order! Thank God!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I had the pleasure of doing a makeup session with Regina my friend from work. She wanted to do two seperate looks, bridal and a night look. I was excited because I wanted to put some of the techniques I had learned at my training with Dina from M.A.C. ( will write a sep post later). For some reason my pics are always not in order , haven't quite fig how to work this new system of uploading so bear with me. Her before pic is the very last one.
The red lip -Night Look
Pink lip - Bridal Look
Enjoy and plss share feedback!!! :)
I am currently offering free makeup sessions & trials till Jan 2011! So if you know anyone interested contact me:)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
How is everyone doing?? We are so excited , we just wrapped up one of our Brides who will be getting married next month. She loved her fabulous favors for her Bridal Party as well as the accessories! We also just released our Press Release to share our new services!
Check out our "Press" tab to see release.
Today is very exciting as LaMode makeup takes a training class today , we want to be able to provide the very best!
Stay tuned because I sense a giveaway! :)
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Today I am going to be featuring a practice run I did on my dear friend Ola. She wanted a popping look so I decided to do this look!!
Sorry , The pics are not in order :)
(Pictures courtesy LaMode )
What do you all think :)
Monday, August 16, 2010
I can't believe its been almost 4 months!!! since I last posted wow how does time fly. Let's just say that I am happy about the little hiatus and what we have done in our "off season" LOL. However, we are back and better than ever! So many things have happened with LaMode since April. We have gained a few new clients , added a new service and will be launching a new service come Jan 2011. I thank God for the blessings!
Now don't get me wrong I still love fashion but I have come to realize I love other things too....
LMC ( LaMode Consulting) will be coming out with a Press Release shortly so stay tuned!
This blog is primarily going to be a LOOK BOOK :) with all work being shown on here.
It feels so good to blog again!!!
I'll be back soon enough....I promise!!! lol.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
How is everyone doing ? I have been so busy its been FUN:) So a few updates :)
My Intern Emily has sucessfully finished her internship with La Mode and she was fabulous!
La Mode is really picking up , we have a bridal shoot tomorrow, which we styled for and a high fashion photoshoot at the end of this month. Our first bride of 2010 is taking her vows tomorrow and was styled by La Mode. We are also proud to introduce our newest service!!! Which will be offering "Day of co-ordinating" services to those who might not want or can afford a planar but want to ensure thier special day goes smoothly. These services will be available for Weddings , Birthday Parties ,Events and much more .We have two clients already for this service :).
La Mode's portfolio is filling up because we know everyone loves PROOF! I will be creating an online portfolio link that I will be posting here , the website and giving potential customers for them to see our work as well as testimonials.
For now I will turn this blog specifically towards showing pics from work that I have done , more like a portfolio blog. I will be posting the first new post this week! I might start another blog where I share all my passions for fashion :) So thank you all for the support and your readership!
As a special promotion for all clients who book by Aug1 for an event this year or next will recieve %75 off this service! So ask about us!!
Nothing comes easy but we are prepared to WORK & PRAY HARD :)
Hope Everyone has a fabulous weekend!!!!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I’m so excited; one of my favorite bands will be playing at Rowan University this Saturday night. Third Eye Blind, along with opening acts Reel Big Fish and Sean Kingston, will be performing a private concert for Rowan Students Only. I was first in line for my ticket and I hope to be first in line to get into the concert.
My roommate Jackie and I are going to make T-shirts for the event. The front will feature a big red glitter heart with the words “I Love 3eb”. On the back we plan to write the names of some of favorite Third Eye Blind songs.
I have been lucky enough to see this great band in concert several times, but never in a small venue like Rowan. I hope to be right up there in front where I can get some really great pictures.
Have a great week-end everyone!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
La Mode will soon be offering Stella and Dot accessories !! We are very excited to add this to part of a newly revamped La Mode :) , I will be an independent consultant with Stella and Dot. I think it will be a fabulous addition. I fell in love with this necklace that I saw a lady wearing and thought to myself I want that like NOW! She later told me she was a Stella and Dot consultant. I was like what is that ? So she gave me a mini brochure and I got on the website and fell in love with a ton of things! I thought to my self my clients would love some of these pieces :)
The "Mom" piece I LOVE! I have been wanting something like that unique n special so this is a serious gift contender :)
If you see anything you want let me know! or email email@example.com!
I will be fully ready to go by Friday !!!! :)
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I talked to my mom today and she told me the
* Swimwear is more colorful than other years. Skip the basic black and go for a pretty pastel or deep jewel tone.
* One-shoulder is a big fashion “do”. You will see this style in one-piece swimsuits, bikinis and cover-ups.
* For those who are daring, the cutaway bikini is going to be popular. The cutaway can be just on the top, bottom or both.
* Oversized cover-ups, beach bags, straw hats and sunglasses are all going to be BIG this summer.
Guess I’ll be heading to the mall this weekend.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Happy Good Friday! , I am just getting from an Easter egg hunt with my girls & nephews! It was so much fun , it is crazy to see how my lil munchkins have grown ah I almost shed a tear hehehe! This morning I didn't follow my normal ritual of going thru my emails to see whats new and exciting in the fashion and entertainment world. However , I glanced over an email from one of my frequent visited sites about how Jennifer Hudson was looking post baby. I checked it out again and I must say I am so impressed! I mean she was looking great at the Grammy's but I she is just looking slimer everytime I see her! She recently launched her wieght watchers campaing and dressed casual chic in skinny jeans a blouse and a blazer.
Loving the look girl keep it up ! :) lol.
(curtsey of instyle.com)
Hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful weather out today , I know I am !!!
Going to see Why did I get married 2 ! I can't wait I see all TP's movies on opening day hehehe!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Easter is almost here and I cannot wait. The rain has finally stopped, the weather is getting warmer and it's Easter weekend. I am heading home to Cape May where I plan to start the weekend by dying Easter eggs. I love mixing and matching the colors; the deeper and richer the better. Sunday will start with an Easter egg hunt, church and then a trip to the boardwalk to check out the Easter fashions. Friends are joining us for Easter dinner which includes all my favorites; ham, mashed potatoes, corn, blueberry muffins and cheesecake for dessert! After dinner its back to Rowan to prep for my 8am class on Monday.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and HAPPY EASTER!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
It was a beautiful sunny morning last Saturday when I drove into Atlantic City for a day of fun. My excitement only grew at the Outlet Stores; which were already filled with people. After being housebound by snow the last few months it was nice to just get out and be around other shoppers. I had come to browse the stores and check out what was new for Spring. What I found instead were !!! , Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, along with many other stores, were making it hard not to shop. was having 30% off plus an addition 20% off!! So of course my day of browsing turned into a day of bargain hunting. I ended up with a for a steal; my new "blue beauty"! My friend bought all her summer basics at Polo. After the Outlets we headed to the Pier where I visited Tiffany, Betsy Johnson and Black House White Market. This time I really did just browse. We ended the day with a great dinner at Rainforest Cafe. If you get the chance to go to Atlantic City, go soon and hit the Outlets before all the great sales end!!
HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! :) & Have a great weekend!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Hey Everyone!! ,
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I love going to ! No, not for the casino's- the stores! The Pier, The Outlets, and provide everything a girl desires. I get to visit , Tiffany, Coach (both the retail and outlet stores), Bebe...the list goes on and on. But this week I will be changing things up and going to Atlantic City for Restaurant Week. A week of fixed lunch and dinner prices from some of the greatest restaurants in town. Meals include appetizers, entrees and desserts. This event only runs through Saturday, March 6, 2010 so don't delay; make your reservations now. I have attached the website which list all the participating restaurants and their menus. Oh, and don't forget to leave time to visit the stores!!
Monday, March 1, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
(all images from www.verawang.com)
Madonna's New Clothing Line?
HAPPY MARCH !!!
The buzz at is that Madonna is coming out with a new . Word is the singer is considering signing a deal to design and launch a contemporary women's collection for one of my favorite stores, Macy’s. The line would offer clothes, accessories, lingerie and shoes. Names being kicked around for this new label include Material Girl for the clothes and Truth or Dare for the lingerie and undergarments. If the buzz is true, her new line would be out sometime in the next year.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I love the fact that I own this dress ;) I can't wait to wear it :) Personally , I think Kourtney wore this better and this is refreshing to see that they are actually wearing their line!
J-LO :) , though I love you Jennifer Hewitt!
I love both these looks I think they rocked it and I plan to rock both these looks hahaha..I got a fab bf jacket from Ann Taylor n plan on buying another one from my store.
Hmmm RiRi again!(All images from Instyle)