South by South West (SXSW) this year blew up! Each year it gets bigger, more exciting and eventful!
I got to work for What's Tending Live, doing makeup and hair for 3 days on the hostess, Shira Lazar! There were some amazing interviews and talent on this years roster!
After that I was called to work a grooming gig with executive Mark Cuban from "Shark Tank". It was for an upcoming episode of "Beyond the Tank" on ABC. Mr. Cuban was a gentleman to work with. Be sure to watch for the Beatbox, Green Team episode!
Last, (but hardly least) I got to work for Paper Magazine, doing makeup on DeJ Loaf! A gorgeous up-and-coming hip hop artist, for the 50 Most Beautiful people issue with photographer Anna Webber. I cannot WAIT for that to hit the newsstands!
Currently, I am getting ready to leave for Los Angeles, CA for a little bit of last minute rest & relaxation! I will be posting MANY oceanside images, happy spring!
May has been a busy month to say the least! I worked with some amazing models, tried new products and new techniques. Enjoy one of my adventures below:
I was asked by Cari Wible of Pink Parasol Design (http://pinkparasol.org) to come out and play on a Photo Workshop being held by Julie Paisley Photography (http://juliepaisleyphotography.com) at a new venue, the Sage Hill Inn. Excited to be creative for some bridal beauty, I agreed. I cannot be happier with the images that have came from that shoot. One photo with modeling by Aaryn Gries @aarynelizagries and photo by Julie Pais
And another with modeling by Caiti Pattillo @caitiward and Image by True North Photo, (http://www.truenorthphoto.wix.com
As of recent, I have been working as an additional (dayplayer) makeup artist and additional hair stylist on a couple of Local 484 Union films, Manglehorn and Pale Blue Dot. And working as an additional on NBC's Revolution.
I haven't worked as an additional in years, literally since 2006. Not only is it EXTREMELY humbling. But it's an amazing learing experience. And a great way to meet more local Makeup, Hair Stylists, Special Effects Artists and Crew. As well as seeing and reconnecting with old crew friends. I will actually be back out again this afternoon on Revolution, I cannot wait to work alongside more amazing artists in my field.
I leave you with some images that just released from shoots I have worked on. Enjoy! All Makeup & Hair by me!
The last photo is of Anne Akiko Meyers, from her Multi-Media shoot we did last fall. We shot her in various environments for her website and new album release called Four Seasons. Please see her website to experience her astounding talent as a classical violinist in photo and video experience!
In the last post I shared with you a themed photo shoot by Cari Wible Photography. It was finally shared in a blog; The Frosted Petticoat. They have a great blog for any bride's to be, as well as all the vendors that contributed for the shoot. It was such an amazing time working with alot of local vendors.
Photo credits: Cari Wible Photography
Hair Styling: Stephanie Marlar
Makeup: Jessi Pagel
I was also fortunate enough to work for a model submitting to INKED Girls Magazine. And we got in! Printed for release November 25th, I give you our shoot!
Photographer: Eduardo Garcia
Model: Illyria Jade
Makeup & Hair: me
Cari Wible, myself and another contributor are also getting together planning boudoir shoots for February 1st. Just in time to get your valentines gifts in place for your significant someone! Please see the image for all booking information.
Along with that fabulous news, I have been working with photographers, a Pepsi commercial to air during the Grammy's and with bride's to be on their wedding plans. I cannot wait to see what this year brings! To prosperity and a fabulous future!
Along with the adventurous television shows, commercials, music videos and photo shoots, I also work with brides. Lately bride-to-be's have been contacting me non-stop. I'm not complaining by any means, but balancing weddings with a month-or-so long film is very difficult. I don't want to leave anyone stranded. Brides can be tricky to squeeze into any schedule. This season is filled with beautiful bride-to-be's and wedding parties, that I get to work with. A makeup artist/hair stylist really wears so many hats on every type of job. For a bride, a makeup artist can help her/him plan their special look, and just being there, (as a sounding board and confidant) for them. From keeping them calm and comfortable, to keeping the bridal party and mothers happy. But at the end of each bridal beautification, the reward is always there. Seeing the tears of joy, the support and the magic of it all is just amazing. I also get to be a personal makeup artist and/or hair stylist for my long time friends for their big days, that is more magical than words can fully describe. Fall has been filled with those memories and moments. To the right was a very special one of those moments, Jessica, a best friend of almost 20 years got married to Mark Tsai, at the Hollins House in Santa Cruz, CA. Her wedding party consisted of family and friends of hers that I hadn't seen in years. It was SUCH a special day. I even cried after I did HER makeup, I am so happy for my gorgeous friend, for everything she and Mark have accomplished and the wonderful people they are. I am a very lucky girl to have been a part of this day. Makeup by myself on bride and bridal party. Hair for bride by me, bridal party hair by Camilla Betteridge, (San Francisco, CA).
Cari Wible is a photographer that I have worked with for a couple years now, she has been mentioned in previous blogs. She asked me to be a part of her "The Great and Powerful Oz", themed and styled Wedding photoshoot. It was fun being able to help Cari in her beginning stages when she needed it. It was only common sense to bring in a hairstylist friend in on the fun! We have such awesome images coming, but we were fortunate enough to have The Austin Wedding Guide publish these three photos on a page in their fall/winter 2013 magazine. A little birdy told me The Austin Wedding Guide is going to publish more images on their blog, and there could be other wedding blog submissions, be sure to keep on the lookout! Photography by Cari Wible, shot on location at TerrAdorna in Manor, TX. Models left to right; Lola, Ana and Shelby. Makeup by me, Hair by Stephanie Marlar. I found that I also have 2 other images in the Austin Wedding Guide. Both shoots also by Cari Wible. I have posted another below, shot on location at BeeLavish Vintage Rentals, Model; Elizabeth. Gown by Juliana Azar, Makeup and Hair by me. It's so interesting how much wedding work I have had this year. Almost as if planning my own wedding, has made some cosmic connection with other brides to be. Super fun wedding fall/winter! Until next time...
Earlier this month, I assisted in creating a beautiful fantasy shoot. The shoot concept was by Abby Elaina Hall. She calls it "La Belle en La Bete", which is the 1700's French version of Beauty and the Beast. Since it was also her and her husband, (Justin) halloween costumes, the shoot was an absolute must, and with them as the models.
Abby designed and constructed both costumes, and bought an awesome mask for La Bete. The mask was a headpiece that was full wig scalp with ears, forehead ending under his eyebrows, and tip of his nose. She also had some extensions that I was able to blend into the hair on the mask and trimmed for a more beasty look. I also got to handpaint the hair like pieces on his face to blend the mask seamlessly. Abby's hair ends right at her chin, so with some more extensions and a rat, I built that gorgeous natural looking french provincial high hair. Her low, fish-tail braid I also pulled apart to make it more messy and romantic looking. Her makeup light and romantic as well, to accent her natural beauty. The awesome photos are by Ainsley Joseph Photography. We shot these photos on location at the Chateau Bellvue in Austin, TX. If anyone wants tutorials on either makeup or hair designs.
I worked with Ryan Layden on his music video "Holding On' back in September of 2011. I had NO idea it won Enjoy the video, it's a beautiful song and very moving video, I am very fortunate that I got to work on this video as makeup/hair and helped a bit with talent's wardrobe! Congrats Ryan, and be sure to check out the link to his website to see his other videos and amazing project "Tangerine" that is being developed.
Drumroll please, here is the music video directed by Traci Goudie, Art Directed by Traci Goudie and Patrick Hubik of Rachel Arianna's; "Walking Away With Your Heart" Makeup/Hair/Wardrobe by me.
During an errand the West Village, NY
February brought NEW experiences, I got to take my first trip to New York. I got to curl some hair and sling some makeup at a Brooklyn soundstage, for a music video with Miss Rachel Arianna, "Walking Away With Your Heart". Then traveled over to Long Island to beautify Mrs. Lisa Matassa for some inserts on her television pilot. It was a COMPLETE adventure, I cannot wait to get back to visit New York. It was such a fast & busy trip, but oh so amazing! I am so grateful for that experience. I don't know what I would do without my talented friends!
March continued to bring creative surprises. Micky Hoogendijk brought me onto an Austin Monthly Fashion spread for May release. We shot at St. Elmo Soundstage with beautiful models, wonderful clothes and Micky's amazing concept!
You can see more images from the shoot by CLICKING HERE. Photo by Micky Hoogendijk, Model: Lauren James, Wig by Coco Coquette for Austin Monthly, May 2013. Grab your issue before they are gone!
Spring into Summer, to be continued.....
Below, enjoy the video by Adam Curry of the fabulous Austin Monthly shoot experience! Thank you for uploading Mr. Curry!
Happy 2013! I hope everyone is having an amazing year so far! I got to start the month off by traveling to Nashville to work on a television pilot. An interesting, and educational trip that was! Although I cannot post images from the filming. I have a couple of gorgeous location photos to share.
In the photo above, the sun setting over trees on 80 acres of land in a outskirt town of Nashville, TN. Such a hauntingly beautiful location.
(Image below) Behind the Red barn, opposite angle from previous image. With a car we are filming in the background.
The rest of the month was followed by fashion shoots, makeup and hair planning for brides to be, musicians and videos.
Below is a beautiful photo by www.mickysees.com from a photoshoot that Micky masterminded. Coco Coquette designed the wig of amazement, I maintained the wig, and was lucky enough to do the makeup on model Johanna.
I cannot wait to show you more images as I get them for Februarys adventures! Until then cyberspace, have a wonderful journey!
Jessi Pagel is a makeup and hair artist working in commercial, lifestyle, corporate, editorial, tv and live events. This blog has everything from how-to's to the adventures of her life and works in progress.