ON SET: PATTY BUNCH + WILL & GRACE

The final episode of Will & Grace aired in 2006. What is it like to reunite on a show after more than 10 years?
Truth be told, I was retired and they dusted me off and brought me back just for this! I was the department head and did Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes and Eric McCormack
so it’s really great to be back and see my friends again. We’ve got over half the crew back. Director, James Burrows is back and most of our writers are back. We have a few new, young writers that add a lot of spice to the scripts. Everybody is thrilled to be on board. Between the writing team and acting team, they were born to do this show. They’ve all gone on to do other amazing things, but if you circle back around, Will & Grace is still their greatest accomplishment. For us, as well — the makeup and hair team. When you’re working on a project that is so strong, you up your game. You do it with passion. Everybody encourages you to do better and be better. And you want to be better.

Have there been any changes to the makeup and hair team for the revival?
Karen Kawahara who used to do Debra Messing is on Veep, so we have the fabulous Julie Hewett now. Luke O’Connor and Tim Burke are back for hair. Renee Vaca has joined them. She is a wigmaster and she’s really great. Farah Bunch is back, so you have Mama Bunch and Baby Bunch.

When did Farah join the show?
Farah came in on our second season of Will & Grace and it was cast-chosen. She was doing a sitcom next door to us and she would come over and visit. At that time, Continue reading

ARTISTRY BY EMMA HACK

From our Fall 2017 print issue, Michael DeVellis sat down with amazingly talented artist Emma Hack. Emma, an Australian based artist, utilizes both bodypainting, installations and photography to capture her exquisite body of work. She is known for her redefined body painting camouflage technique which combines both painting on canvas, body painting and then photographing, all resulting in a rich visual narrative.

Check out her full interview here and some of her amazingly inspiring work. We hope you are as inspired as we are by Emma’s work and her process. www.emmahackartist.com.au

How did you get started in bodypainting?
My teacher, Bill Peacock at the Peacock Academy of Makeup Artistry had noticed the face painting I had been creating and suggested I try painting all over the body, I
painted lingerie on my model and loved the illusionary effect. I was hooked! I created my first body art in 1990, I guess I’m one of the pioneers of the art form with 27 years
under my belt!

Where are you from and where do you live now?
I am from Adelaide, Australia and its exactly where I live and work now. It’s a smaller city with wonderful artistic culture, beautiful beaches and wine regions in each direction.

When did you see the connection between the makeup you do and creating printed works of fine art with it?
I always wanted to be an artist so it was a perfect melding of that world and makeup artistry. Makeup artistry allowed me to be creative while I worked on technique and I created on the side. I was working with celebrities, body painting for my calendars but was feeling oppressed in what I was able to create on them due to time-frame and what they were comfortable doing, my first art exhibition ‘Petal’ was born from just wanting to create in my own space. Continue reading

NEW PRODUCT: CAO COSMETICS LIPSTICK LINE

Adding to it’s already colorful and edgy portfolio CAO Cosmetics launches a line of bold new Lipsticks.The HD formula is uber rich, highly pigmented, long-lasting and available in six shades Blush, Glamour, Gothic, Lust, Sultry, and Wisteria. The lipstick’s unique formula allows you to layer and intermix shades, to create new and customizable shades for your client’s every desire. “As a brand that has supported professional makeup artists for years, we wanted to elevate Lipstick offerings in the market with our bold, customizable Lipstick formulas,” says Alee Cao, CAO founder and visionary. Each lipstick is also house in a sleek innovative packaging with a magnetic cap. CAO Lipsticks, $16 is available online, also all active TPG Pro Members receive a 42% discount off all CAO products.  caocosmetics.com

A FEW QUESTIONS WITH SARAH RIGANO

Our next amazing feature in our A Few Questions With series, Sarah Rigano, is a spacial shaman, an intuitive, a Vibrational Designer and curator of interiors and a healer of their inhabitants. Sarah’s work is inspiring and healing on multiple levels. Take her Form + Light platform on instagram, it’s offers up Sarah’s curated pieces of expression, that exudes a calm collective, and give us reason to take pause, on a platform clouded by various images, news and digital information of all sorts. We hope you are as inspired as we are by Sarah’s interview below along with her images from @formandlight

We are constantly inspired to connect with other creatives in other industries and we look forward to elevating everything with Sarah who will also be presenting at this year’s The Artist Summit produced by The Powder Group from October 1-6, 2017 in Provincetown, MA. #seeyouatthesummit. For more information about The Artist Summit visit www.theartistsummit.com

How did you first become involved in wellness?
I spent close to a decade furthering sustainable design within the fashion and home industries for CFDA award-winning brands and Fortune 500 companies. Around 2011 I began experiencing a profound psychic and spiritual opening. I was always super intuitive but this was an undeniable calling to a journey of awakening through a series of repetitive signs, synchronicities and teachers presenting. I made the decision to leave my job in fashion to launch a consulting company and two days later Hurricane Sandy hit NYC. To see first-hand the power of Nature, the effects of climate change, the disastrous impact on people (physically and emotionally) and property (the complete destruction of all) within one of the largest cities in the world was like nothing I had ever experienced. It shook me to my core and had me reflecting on if all is taken in an instant, what remains and is of true importance? It forever changed my life trajectory and set me upon my shamanic path- illuminating a need in me to live in balance and be of service to both people and planet. What followed was my initiation in a range of ancient healing modalities including: Andean Shamanism (As a full mesa carrier), Masters in Usui and Shamanic Reiki, Energy Medicine, Stonalism, Past Life Regression Therapy and Quantum Sound Healing. These learnings instilled in me a deep connection and respect for the seen and unseen worlds, and a recognition of  the energy that exists in all, be it animate or inanimate objects, for everything has a vibration at which it resonates. The spaces in which we dwell, our individual, interior and exterior environments are of no exception. From this knowing, my philosophy of Vibrational Design™ was born; an ideology that is mindful and intent driven, a calling in and manipulation of light energy in the creation of sacred spaces and ceremonies for transformation and the realization of higher consciousness.

What is the more important thing to you about your work?
It is such an honor to witness the journey of another. To ‘hold space’ as I refer to it, which truly means to create an energetic environment where someone feels safe, seen without judgement, held in possibility and aware that they are fully supported in the path upon which they are embarking. There is infinite creative potential that dwells within us but sometimes the complications and stress of modern life cause us to forget this truth. We get spun out, off track or stuck, finding ourselves in personal and professional patterns that have us yearning for something more. I love inspiring my clients to claim their more through clearing energetic blocks and outdated beliefs, because amazing things happen when you combine energy with intention in the name of change- you begin to live the life you have imagined.

What are some of the tools that you use in your work?
I am constantly drawing inspiration and assistance from the Earth and the Elements in all facets of my work. Whether I’m in a one on one energy session with a client, clearing an interior space or piece of land, or creating a custom ceremony or rite of passage, Nature is always present and honored for her inherent beauty, wisdom and medicine. We are living in a time when many of us feel separate from Nature rather than a part of it, so I am constantly working to reconnect the individuals I work with back to the Earth so they can see the aliveness in all things as a source of inspiration and strength. The shamanic path is one which honors the energetic essence of all beings, both sentient and non-sentient, as each has a unique vibration that can be of assistance so individual circumstances truly dictate which allies I integrate into the experience. A person looking to shed old patterns might benefit from a fire ceremony to inspire transformation. A creative space needing an infusion of inspiration could blossom beautifully from a clearing with sacred smoke and sound. A new home could feel safe and welcoming from the wonderfully supportive energies of a crystal grid and blessing ceremony, etc.

How does someone who is unsure to start on a journey of wellness take the first step?
Everyone’s path to wellness is wholly unique, and wellness itself has different meanings to many. In my mind the only thing that is important is getting on a path, your path, whenever and however you are called. It’s of no matter how it appears and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Begin with one thing that sparks your interest and brings you joy. Listen to your intuition. Don’t overthink it. Try any and everything that feels right knowing you can take what resonates and leave what doesn’t. This journey of life is yours and yours alone to uniquely embark upon, so giving ourselves permission to have experiences that allow for elevation of mind, body or spirit is paramount!

What is the key to a successful work-life balance?
Realizing that there is work and there is life and that it is a beautiful thing when you can integrate the two in a way where your work doesn’t feel like work, rather it is the manifestation of what you love the most. I have redefined success in my life as moments where I feel alive and inspired, embracing my creativity and helping another to do the same. This is different for everyone, but I encourage my clients to find that sweet spot within their work that gifts meaning and satisfaction. If it isn’t immediately apparent it is worthy of reflection considering the amount of energy and attention that is directed to our profession. Can your present trajectory become more nourishing through a shift of perspective? Can learning a new skill infuse much needed vitality? Perhaps a new path altogether is the call? We need to actively vision our worlds as we wish them to be, staying open to opportunity while authentically listening to what we need.

What do you find to be the biggest barrier to self-care that those in the service industry face?
As humans we are sensitive beings effected by the energies of the individuals, spaces and experiences we have daily. Our society celebrates a hyper-focused, constantly on the go, multi-tasking mentality but there are contraindications to this state- stress and anxiety being paramount. Permission to pause and take a step back for a moment of rest is vital to consistent, meaningful success. The idea of go, go, go until one has nothing left is foolishness. Especially as creatives and ones in service to others we must gift ourselves permission to rest- stepping outside of the dogma that says ‘there isn’t enough time’ or ‘I should be doing something else,’ or that the act is one embarked upon selfishly. Self-nourishment is critical to creating space, clearing any density or energy that weighs so one can exist from an inspired place.

What are some of the biggest mistakes you see people making in self-care?
I often say that this conversation isn’t about wellness but about consciousness. That it is not about healing, but awakening. Because if we are conscious and awake- authentically living our truth we are likely to make decisions that support us in the highest way possible. Our choices in life, work, relationships are then, in theory, made from an elevated headspace that allows us to nurture self so that we can show up more authentically in service to others and the world around. My advise would be do not undervaluate the importance of honoring self. Do your best to get into a habit of choosing you unapologetically. Listen to your intuition, the voice inside and know that from this space you can manifest profound contributions from a centered, balanced state.

Does someone need to be religious or super spiritual to benefit from this type of focus?
This ideology is about consciousness and connectivity and is not counterintuitive or contradictory to religion or an individuals chosen beliefs. The intention is to appreciate the singular journey we all walk while valuing our need for community and connectivity. It is about honoring the Earth and living in a way that advocates balance and reciprocity for the elevation of all beings.

INDUSTRY NEWS: MAC X ROSSY DE PALMA

MAC does it again with it’s limited release collection inspired by the stunning artist/Spanish actress Rossy de Palma. de Palma is described by many as a “Picasso painting come to life,” she is an uninhibited, creative soul, the original muse in the Spanish art, fashion and cinema world. This collection captures de Palma’s essence in a 22 piece line, all housed in Cubist inspired packaging featuring the glamour of Rossy’s eyes, lips and nose.

The artsy collection includes both lipstick and gloss options with shades like Frenesi, a red bright fuchsia or Plum Bite, a deep plum. Rounding off the collection are also two eye shadow palettes, cream colour base duos, two blushes, finishing powders and body glitters.  The Picasso-esque collection drops on October 5, 2017 and will be available online and in stores until November 16, 2017. www.maccosmetics.com #MACRossydePalma

INDUSTRY NEWS: QOSMEDIX SUPPORTS PBA DISASTER RELIEF AT TMS DALLAS

In light of all the recent devastating natural disasters, Qosmedix will be donating a 100% of proceeds from The Makeup Show Dallas, held on September 23rd and 24th, 2017 to the Professional Beauty Association Disaster Relief Fund. The PBA fund, was established in 1995 by the National Cosmetology Association to assist beauty industry professionals who have been affected by natural disasters. Join Qosmedix at booth D14, this coming weekend and help them support victims of the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  The Makeup Show Dallas will be held at The Hyatt Regency Dallas and If you are unable to attend the show and would still like to donate to our fellow pros affected, you can do so on the Professional Beauty Association’s direct donation page www.probeauty.org/drf/donate

INDUSTRY NEWS: RITUEL DE FILLE x CHELSEA WOLFE

Fall/Winter Season is almost here and with that brings new makeup shades and new collaborations. We look forward to the deep, rich color spectrum to warm our souls during the cold season. This Fall, Rituel de Fille is teaming up with visionary artist and singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe, for an exclusive collection. Wolfe is know for her musical blended elements of folk, gothic, electronic and heavy metal, and her music has been featured in promotional pieces for television series such as Game of Thrones, Fear the Walking Dead, as well as for How to Get Away with Murder. Products from the new collection are inspired by lyrics from Wolfe’s songs.

The Rituel de Fille x Chelsea Wolfe collaboration was borne of sound and color, creating two new products that were inspired by strange natural beauty, channeling Wolfe’s dark, feral and intimate world in the form of pigment. The first product in the collab is the Exuviae Ash and Ember Eye Soot, a deep taupe with a hint of rose, that evokes a feeling of Emergence…Rebirth and renewal, and draws inspiration from the husks of cicadas, the subtle shimmer of shifting insect wings, and the blush of a ripened fig. The next item is the Swarm Enchanted Lip Sheer, a rich, vibrant blood red, that evokes blood in fresh soil and the deep flush of the sky at sunset. Both products $38 and $24, respectively are available now at ritueldefille.com

 

 

NEW PRODUCT: NYX STROBE OF GENIUS HOLOGRAPHIC STICKS

New from NYX Cosmetics comes these bright, blendable and easily fits into your pro kit creamy Strobe of Genius Holographic Sticks. They deliver a wash of holographic color with each stroke. Available in two shades, Mermaid Armor, a pink pearl and Electric Invasion, a blue pearl it gives the complexion a soft and mesmerizing luminosity. Each Shade glides on effortlessly and is packed with ultra-fine pearls that helps to softly illuminate your client’s complexion giving it a mesmerizing, luminous appearance. Strobe of Genius Holographic Sticks$9.00 available instore at Ulta beauty or online at nyxcosmetics.com

NEW PRODUCT: IT COSMETICS PERFECT LIGHTING RADIANT TOUCH MAGIC WAND

Instantly correct, conceal and brighten skin with the new Perfect Lighting™ Radiant Touch Magic Wand from IT Cosmetics. This innovative concealer and correcting brightener utilizes patented Drops of Light Technology™, plus licorice root and hydrolyzed pearl to enhance skin’s radiance, while neutralizing and correcting imperfections. Developed with plastic surgeons and leading experts in facial aesthetics, this 2-in-1 product is also infused with collagen, peptides and antioxidants for younger-looking skin.

Perfect Lighting available in three shades, Radiant Light, Radiant Neutral, and Radiant Honey and it’s professional makeup artist must-have. Pro Tip: Use not only to conceal everything from dark circles to blemishes, but also use as a highlight for the eye, brow, lip and cheek areas. Perfect Lighting™ Radiant Touch Magic Wand, $29 available now at itcosmetics.com

A FEW QUESTIONS WITH CHRIS MCCARTHY

We are excited to feature Chris McCarthy, Executive Director of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) in Provincetown, MA next in our A Few Questions With series. Chris is responsible for all artistic directions of the largest presenter of Outer Cape art by national, regional and international artists, and she has worked in numerous galleries and museums throughout New England.

It’s inspiring to connect with other creatives in other industries and we look forward to catching up with Chris who will be presenting at this year’s  The Artist Summit produced by The Powder Group from October 1-6, 2017 in Provincetown, MA. #seeyouatthesummit. For more information about The Artist Summit visit www.theartistsummit.com

What inspires you right now? (and Why?)
I sit in an office surrounded by art in a building that preserves an incredible legacy.  I am inspired all of the time by the objects, the people who come in and out of PAAM, my staff, the beauty of the national seashore; history – watching it repeat; the sea and the light.  I watch people leave on a Sunday and am thankful that I am already home – given the opportunity to do what I have been trained to do in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Can you tell us about a defining moment in your career? One that made you realize this was what you were going to do with the rest of your life? 
When I was in graduate school at Syracuse University, one of the requirements for my Master’s program was to do a summer internship.  I was fortunate enough to secure a position at the Yale University Art Gallery.  Intimidated because it was Yale, I was very nervous that I didn’t know enough or wasn’t smart enough.  Fortunately, I was paired with a brilliant art historian and curator in the department of prints, drawings and photographs.  I was assigned to various tasks, most of which involved researching works on paper.  One day, Dr. Field, my mentor, asked me to come back into the area where prints and drawings were stored.  He told me to put out my white-gloved hands, and he carefully placed a Leonardo DaVinci sketch in my palms.  I was and Italian Renaissance major at the time, and had spent a semester abroad in Italy so the significance of this gesture was enormous.  I was moved to tears by its beauty and knew that making objects of art a part of my everyday life was critical; and the importance of the institutions that house such objects was right path for me.

What advice would you give to someone looking to focus on a career in the creative industries?
There is an enormous amount of risk associated with choosing a creative field as a full-time career. However, the results can be highly satisfying. My advice would be the following:-Be confident; choose the best mentors possible; listen; work hard; don’t be defeated easily; the sky is the limit when creativity is involved; collaborate; utilize the educational tools that are available to you; be smart; use your head; pay attention.

What is the key to a successful work-life balance?  
This is a hard question for me to answer as it is very difficult for me to separate my work from my personal life because I love my work and it is part of who I am.  I have been in a creative field for the majority of my life and all of my career, but over the past decade, I have learned to delegate, trust the people I hire, say no, and make sure that when I am at the breaking point, to step back and recharge.  Burnout doesn’t help anyone so I try not to bring work home with me, but the mind is always spinning.  I still get excited about my work and its future possibilities, but I do have other interests and try to focus on those when I am taking time off.