Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WISE Symposium: Makeup Artistry, inspiration, and networking

For the past 3 years, A-List Artistry has been the official makeup artistry team for the annual WISE Symposium. The guest speakers are invited to sit in the chair with one of our makeup artists prior to their speaking engagement.We've had the pleasure of working with some inspirational ladies ( & they're fun too!) This year was no exception.
It's one of the best conferences for women in business in the Northeast! Check out the WISE Women's Business Center for the next one.
My assistant, Gigi,helping set up the night before WISE 
This year the event was held at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. And to be honest, I was a bit worried setting up on the turf of the huge sports complex would be an awkward setting for over a 1,000 women to be inspired. But when I saw the set up the night before, I immediately changed my mind!  
I think the setting actually made women more relaxed. 

Attendees were encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and I think it gave more of a Casual Friday feel to the event. 

Part of my makeup artist kit, getting packed up to do makeup for some of the speakers at WISE

More makeup and of course, false lashes! 
We pack a full arrange of makeup for our clients, to ensure we can meet their needs. This year we were joined by Ashley Hansen, who provided hair styling services for the speakers.

Ashley Hansen, Sandra Gault and Jessica Puccia.

Jessica had Sandra Gault in her chair. Sandra founded True Gault, an amazing custom made shoe company. Jessica was thrilled to try out the process of having shoes created just for her. 
Jessica just finished having her measurements taken for her custom shoes from #True Gault

Jessica ordered her True Gault shoes and has received them hand delivered to her door. She has worn them working (which entails at least 4-5 hours of standing straight) and said it is like wearing pillows on your feet! Absolute heaven!
I saw an article about JoJo Rings in the Post Standard, so when I saw their display, I had to try one on!
OK, I couldn't resist. I had to buy one! 
Trish Gallen from Method 360 Fitness inspiring women for fitness and self care.
Put it on the calender! If you haven't checked out Sky Armory, it's a must see!
Girl power! Myself, Annie Taylor from Annie Taylor Designs and Cady Huebner

My favorite part of the whole day is meeting up with other women in business for themselves. Being a freelancer or sole proprietor has it's own challenges of not having coworkers to run things by. Or even just to have coffee with. Networking with these ladies is the best! Annie has taken her business to awesome places since we saw each other at WISE. Check out all she has to offer!

So until next year.....

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Makeup artist for Swan Lake Ad Campaign with the Syracuse City Ballet

The Syracuse City Ballet asked me to be the makeup artist for their Swan Lake ad campaign. I was thrilled to accept! I love getting to do creative work as well as traditional beauty work! 

After getting some inspiration photos from their team I got to work testing out looks and sketching out what products I would use,

I wore my Alex and Ani bracelett that day, Swans are special to my family. We've taken my daughter Gigi, now 8 years old, to the Manlius Swan Pond since she was an baby. It's a tradition she loves.

The look included products from MAC Cosmetics, Face Atelier,  MakeUpForEver, and Whip Hand Cosmetics

It's always a pleasure working with Alice from Alice G. Patterson Photography! She has such a  wonderful eye!

I love seeing peoples face when they I tell them that both the White Swan and the Black Swan are the same model! This shows the power makeup has in creating a character. 

Makeup: Holly Piselli for A-List Artistry

Photography: Alice G Patterson Photography

Artistic director: Kathleen Rathbun

Shoot coordinator: Stephanie Dattellas

Model: Rachael Ciemiakoski