Brides Under the Flash Lights

November 28, 2010

Some of you might remember last year’s post-Halloween photo shoot. This year, I decided to do something even more exciting: a bridal photo shoot! On November 7th, my marketing team and I gathered in my Newbury Street studio for what turned out to be a very fun day. The photographers, Ben and Kyle, moved the place around and took gorgeous pictures with the windows in the background. The superstar of the day was surely my dog Bella, who took a pleasure in posing and adding her charm to all of the pictures.

I created a diversity of bridal looks. Each of them blended with a specific skin type, hair color and suggested different personalities.

  • First, I gave Yelana a natural, fresh and dewy bridal look, which matched her bohemian styled red hair
  • Sydney had a dramatic bridal look, which I achieved with smokey, shimmery eyeshadow and glossy brown lipstick.
  • With Sam I created a bronze toned bridal look to match her dirty blond hair. I used shadows of bronze and gold to create a beautiful sparkly appearance.
  • Finally, Melissa had the bridesmaid look. I emphasized her eyes makeup by making them smokey in the corners and peachy in the insides. To match her eyes, I used a soft orange tone for her lips.

The whole afternoon was a mix of bridal poses and flashing lights that I often interrupted for makeup adjustments, all to the sounds of Mike Snow and Lupe Fiasco‘s electronic music and Shad‘s rap songs.

A big “thank you” to all of those who helped out! Official pictures will soon be available on my website. Until then, check out the behind-the-scene pictures and tell me what your favorite brides look is! Which one would you prefer to be?

Hair Dresser: Nancy V. Brown
Models: Yelana Loiselle, Sydney Epstein, Sam Gold, Melissa Boss.
Photographers: Benjamin Askinas, Kyle Beiermeister.


A Winter Gathering and Some Beauty Extras

December 2, 2009

The holidays are a time to celebrate, so what better way to ring in the holiday season this year than by celebrating beauty! On Friday, December 11th at 6:30pm, I will be hosting a party for the fabulous people of Boston at my Newbury St. studio. Please come and enjoy drinks, hor d’oeuvres, a make-up consultation, and other goodies to get you prepped for your holiday party circuit.To get more information or to RSVP, please follow this link.

Can’t make it? You can still celebrate beauty this season by dropping in to pick up a gift card for someone stylish on your shopping list. Bonus! Mention this blog and receive 25% off your gift card purchase.

Newbury: A Street for Beauty

November 30, 2009

After refining your brows and rejuvenating your complexion, why call it a day? The Robin Erb Skincare establishment is lucky enough to be wedged between some of Boston’s most superb hidden gems and trendy shops. Located at the corner of Fairfield and Newbury Street, we are right in the middle of it all.

When your treatments are finished, take your new beautiful skin for a test-drive.A few doors down Lit Boutique offers all of the high end quality you’d expect from a shop on Newbury, but with out the hefty price tag. The boutique carries an eclectic mix of tops, bottoms and dresses.

Feeling famished? Stop by Bostone Pizza, mere steps away from Robin Erb Skincare, where they are revered for their tasty thin-crust pizza.

Where do I love to do a little retail therapy? Just down the street is Second Time Around (new and resale designer steals) and Zara (classically beautiful additions to any wardrobe). If you really want to off your day of pampering with a cherry drop into Jennifer’s Nail Salon for an unbeatable mani-pedi for $35. Love to travel down Newbury Street? Share some of your favorite little known boutiques, shops and restaurants!