3 years ago, I joined the Glow team to put out the 2012 May issue, how fast time flies. This issue I put my collage skills to work and made a collage for Silver Streak, celebrating how the fashion and beauty industries are spotlighting women in their 50s plus category. The other collage was for Bold Face, celebrating Maybelline's 100th anniversary. Cheers to another 3 more years working with very talented photographers, stylists and an amazing team that allows me to be as creative as I want.
It feels like one issue goes to bed and another issue is right on it's coat tails. I'm extra thankful this week after having read this blogger's love letter to Glow. It's so wonderful to know that our readers are really loving the editorial stories we produce and it resonates with them. It gives me that extra drive to make our next issues better and better.
In our October issue, Peter Tamlin and I went down to the Sherbourne Commons to shoot our fitness frontis. Have you been to this park? It's right next to the Corus building on Lakeshore. The water park is great on a hot summer day.
Aren't those star shaped lipstick to die for? Of course only Anna Sui would come up with something like that. The wonderful Rodney Smith styled it for us.
How delicious do those pistachio and chocolate dipped pretzels look? I couldn't stop eating them on set!
Beauty products don't always look the prettiest, so I gave Karolina Kierat the task to incorporate them to her illustration. It turned out so lovely.
Lastly I put together collages of four inspiring women which was a nice little challenge for me seeing as I haven't ventured into the world of collages in awhile.
Are you obsessed with Orange is the New Black as I am? I'm counting down the days to June 6th for their second season to start. I can't get enough of Crazy Eyes! Check out our interview with Taylor Schilling in our summer issue. This issue I flexed my illustration muscles and drew out some options to cool down this summer and a story about a super healthy personal trainer who ignored the signs her body was giving her and had two minor heart attacks! On our last page, the very talented Paige styled Urban Decays Electric Pressed Pigment Palette so beautifully!
November's Glow is out on news stands! Head over to Shoppers Drug Mart to pick up your copy. I got to work with the very talented Natasha V and Rodney again, a dream team for our spotlight page. The Lancome eyeliner page is probably my favourite product page so far.
Pill bottles and boxes are never very pretty to photograph so I'd much prefer illustrating the products. Janice Wu illustrated them beautifully for our health pages. She has this way of bringing mundane objects to life.
September is flying by! October's Glow is out on newsstands and we got to work with some great illustratos this issue. Maren Esdar did a fun illustration collage for our fragrance story on why do we buy celebrity perfumes? Ekaterina Koroleva did a beautiful illustration for our anti aging story about how algae is beneficial to our skin. And also in this issue (not shown above) is a story about all about how women are unabashedly reading erotic novels on their Kobo, scandalous!
It's been awhile since I've graduated...but it's never too late to change my beauty habits from when I was a teenager! My biggest offense? I can't seem to leave my eyebrows alone! Just ask my cousins, I was obsessed with eyebrows at a young age so that I would chase them down with a pair of tweezers to pluck their eyebrows! Check out my illustrations over at Glow.ca!