Monday, July 27, 2009

Makeup Artist of the month- July 2009

It's always great to be surprised from time to time. Ever so often, I will go back to my school's website just to check on updates and view other graduates' work and to my surprise, I came across the Makeup Artist of the month- yes, me!!!
I am HEX Makeup Artist's Makeup Artist of the month! Yay me!! :) I was also very pleased to find out that I received "mentor appreciation" from Marcia Rivera of South Carolina (see below). Thank you Marcia.
name = Marcia Rivera
city and state = Columbia, SC
comments = Just wanted to let you know that Georgette Bodden is an amazing person. I asked her for some advice on model/photographers networking. And she showed me the ropes. She was so helpful. Please recognize her.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Atlanta International Fashion Week 2009

Ok I'm not sure where to start but I am completely over the moon because I have been chosen to take part in the 3rd annual Atlanta International Fashion Week 2009 (July 23-26, 2009), as a backstage makeup artist!!!!!!!! How exciting is that for a little island lady with a big dream? This will be my first event as such. It's something that I've always dreamed off and finally my hard work and efforts are paying off. YAY!!!!
Below is a snippet of the email I received from the AIFW Backstage coordinator:
We are elated that you have chosen to become a part of this extraordinary fashion event. As an integral part of AIFW, you will be immersed in a powerful, five day networking event being held at various Atlanta locations such as the luxurious Biltmore, Vogue, Palomar Hotel and more. We feel that your skills and background will be valuable assets to our Fashion Team. And are pleased to inform you that you have been selected, based on your talents, from the first round of cuts.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lithuanian Beauty

My makeup artistry instructor told me that whenever I travel, I should try to arrange photoshoots with models and photographers in the area who'd be willing to work with me, and travelling to Chicago in July 2009 to visit my sister, was where it all began.

Before leaving home in the Cayman Islands, I went on ModelMayhem ( and browsed thousands of models and photographers in the Chicago area who'd be available to shoot with me when I visited and thankfully this beautiful bombshell from Lithuania and talented photographer (Kent Squires from Chicago responded to my email. Of all the models I contacted, I was really hoping that this one would respond. Ieva (the model) is originally from Lithuania but now lives with her family in Chicago. She is really a natural beauty and I was completely over the moon when she agreed to shoot with me. She was also pretty easy to work with because as you could imagine, she's done this alot.

I would definitely LOVE to work with her again in the future. Hopefully I'll be able to fly her to the Cayman Islands for a shoot. That'd be awesome!!

Model: Ieva V (
Photographer: Kent Squires (

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Caymana Productions photoshoot...

Saturday, June 27 and Sunday 28, 2009 were two very exciting, eventful and unplanned days. When I received a phone call from Miami- based producer to possibly provide makeup services for a weekend shoot, I wasn't sure how to react so I took a few steps back, cleared my head and accepted the proposal gauranteeing the producer that they would not be disappointed with my services.

Miami-based production company, Caymana Productions opened a new branch called Caymana Casting Agency. They were in the Cayman Islands for the Engage '09 Destination Weddings event and were also in Cayman scouting and signing up new talent for representation. Miami-based photographer, Guido Milian, was invited to the island to take various headshot and portfolio pictures for talent comp cards as well as the new agency website.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am definitely NOT a morning person but the photographer (Guido Milian) shoots best with natural light and needed to start shooting at 7am and I needed to start makeup at 6am. Humph!! That was pretty hard but I managed to make it to the location on time and that was the beginning of a VERY hectic weekend.
Saturday's shoot ended at 7:30pm when there was no more light and the mosquitos came out to play. Sunday's session started at 6am and ended at 12:30pm. You can only imagine how beat I was but I was so grateful to have been apart of the new venture.

Behind the scenes with Guido Milian & Olivia Scott-Ramirez

Teresa having fun after the shoot was over!

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