Here’s another from that series with the vintage wardrobe stylist!  This is obviously a 70s-inspired shoot, and I was in touch with my inner Farrah Fawcett!  Neda is to the left with her afro wig, and Ruthy to the right, with that AWESOME veiled dress!  This part of the shoot was a workout!  We had the location almost all to ourselves, and we literally did some disco dances for like an hour to the disco music they played!  I can’t wait for the next shoot like this!  Wardrobe styling and set design by Heidi Calaway (wardrobe available at www.BVENBoutique.com) and photography by James Conway.  We all did our own hair & makeup! xoxo, Mandie

Here’s another from that series with the vintage wardrobe stylist!  This is obviously a 70s-inspired shoot, and I was in touch with my inner Farrah Fawcett!  Neda is to the left with her afro wig, and Ruthy to the right, with that AWESOME veiled dress!  This part of the shoot was a workout!  We had the location almost all to ourselves, and we literally did some disco dances for like an hour to the disco music they played!  I can’t wait for the next shoot like this!  Wardrobe styling and set design by Heidi Calaway (wardrobe available at www.BVENBoutique.com) and photography by James Conway.  We all did our own hair & makeup! 

xoxo, 

Mandie

A little over a week ago, I did a shoot with a few other great models (two of which were also fantastic makeup artists) for a local fashion stylist who specializes in vintage clothing.  Here’s our “Mad Men” inspired photo.  James Conway was the photographer.  Heidi Calaway was the wardrobe stylist and set designer, and her clothing can be found at www.BVENBoutique.com.  From left to right, Megan Draper was portrayed by Neda Stevic, I portrayed Betty Draper, Ruthy Boehm was Joan, and Monica Mull was Peggy! All models did their own hair & makeup.  Stay tuned - I have two more shots that have been released! xoxo, Mandie 

A little over a week ago, I did a shoot with a few other great models (two of which were also fantastic makeup artists) for a local fashion stylist who specializes in vintage clothing.  Here’s our “Mad Men” inspired photo.  James Conway was the photographer.  Heidi Calaway was the wardrobe stylist and set designer, and her clothing can be found at www.BVENBoutique.com
 
From left to right, Megan Draper was portrayed by Neda Stevic, I portrayed Betty Draper, Ruthy Boehm was Joan, and Monica Mull was Peggy! All models did their own hair & makeup.  Stay tuned - I have two more shots that have been released!

xoxo,

Mandie 

This is an oldie, but in my opinion, a goodie!  It’s a shot of Dana Marie Brown, a model and photographer from Chicago.  It was taken by BVM Folio, and I did the hair & makeup! xoxo, Mandie

This is an oldie, but in my opinion, a goodie!  It’s a shot of Dana Marie Brown, a model and photographer from Chicago.  It was taken by BVM Folio, and I did the hair & makeup! 

xoxo, 

Mandie

I have a blog schedule!

I feel like such a grown-up.   I mean, that’s what grown-ups do, right?  Make blog schedules? 

Near the end of 2013, I came across this article of 11 things you should write down before the end of the year. 

Did I write any of them down? 

NO!  (I know, not super grown up). 

But, instead I have decided that I am going to reflect on all but one of them on a specific day each month! That means something, right? 

The one that I don’t plan to blog is the one about the secret, because man, that would be a great way to lose a lot of friends and become well-known for being untrustworthy.  No thanks! 

Additionally, there will be another “regularly-scheduled” blog, which I will tell you about on Monday. 

And, of course, I have been talking about a surprise coming up for quite some time.  Still in progress! 

I will still be doing the “life-casting” via Instagram of whatever I am doing (behind the scenes, things I like, etc), and will post my work, and random things I enjoy, but I am adding in the extra structure of these posts, somewhat for my own benefit.  =) 

I hope you enjoy!  

If there is ever anything that you are interested in seeing from me, please send me a message and let me know! 

xoxo, 

Mandie 

Here’s a pic from a recent shoot with model Rachel Batcher, photographed by BVM Folio.  Hair & makeup by me!  xoxo, Mandie

Here’s a pic from a recent shoot with model Rachel Batcher, photographed by BVM Folio.  Hair & makeup by me!  

xoxo, 

Mandie

Young, carefree, clean commercial/beauty look!  I love it!  Model: Jackie Jackson.  Photographer: Michael Dykstra for Muze Magazine. Hair & makeup by me!  xoxo, Mandie

Young, carefree, clean commercial/beauty look!  I love it!  Model: Jackie Jackson.  Photographer: Michael Dykstra for Muze Magazine. 

Hair & makeup by me!  

xoxo, 

Mandie

I.  CAN’T STAND. THIS.  TREND!!!  In general, I don’t like heavy liner on the bottom with the exception of editorial looks (which I’m sure this is), but I really despise it when there is not much on the top!  I am not sure why, but I just can’t stand it! Ugh! Ok, rant over.  She’s beautiful, but I am just not fond of this makeup look. xoxo, Mandie 

I.  CAN’T STAND. THIS.  TREND!!!  

In general, I don’t like heavy liner on the bottom with the exception of editorial looks (which I’m sure this is), but I really despise it when there is not much on the top!  I am not sure why, but I just can’t stand it! 

Ugh! 

Ok, rant over.  She’s beautiful, but I am just not fond of this makeup look. 

xoxo, 

Mandie 

Despite the fact that this was shot on a sunny, summer day, this re-worked shot of Kayla Ryann Davis Lamb by BVM folio has a Christmas-y feel to it.  So Merry Christmas!  I did the makeup and hair.  Dress is by Calvin Klein.  xoxo, Mandie 

Despite the fact that this was shot on a sunny, summer day, this re-worked shot of Kayla Ryann Davis Lamb by BVM folio has a Christmas-y feel to it.  So Merry Christmas!  I did the makeup and hair.  Dress is by Calvin Klein.  

xoxo, 

Mandie 

Here’s an image I did makeup on of Bella Pope shot by BVM Folio.  Love it!  She’s gorgeous.  =) xoxo, Mandie 

Here’s an image I did makeup on of Bella Pope shot by BVM Folio.  Love it!  She’s gorgeous.  =) 

xoxo, 

Mandie