I wanted to start this post off with this shot of Darren Lee from our Style: MEN / LEVIS shoot for two reasons - one: he's so darn adorable and two: it has my credits on the page which I would like to point out: Andrea Claire hair & grooming (industry word for guy makeup) using Alison Raffaele and Original Mineral assisted by Francesca Gonella.
I'm sure by now you are familiar with my love for Original Mineral / O&M products. Allow me to introduce to you Alison Raffaele Cosmetics (ARC).
ARC is a brand that's been around like a great indie movie; you tried [watched] it - loved it and every once in a while you nab [watch] it again reminding yourself how much you love it. I first tried Alison Raffaele Setting Powder years ago in Toronto - I spotted it at PIR Cosmetics and was impressed by the fine texture - it truly blends out on every skin tone. I recently ordered ARC foundations, concealers and setting powder - which you can see in action in this spread. The other thing you need to know: it's gluten-free in fact: talc, mineral oil and paraben free oh - and vegan.
Sarcastic me said to Alison: No one is eating it right? What's up with the gluten-free?
ARC via their TWITTER: "Official answer is that while only those suffering with the most severe Celiac disease have problems with topical gluten,
since it is not necessary, I leave it out. My goal is to make highly effective, healthy cosmetics that work for as many people as possible."
You know who else is vegan and gluten-free?? FACE atelier!
You may recognize this lovely woman as Nadya Hutagalung - Supermodel / host of Asia's Next Top Model but there is way more - peel back the onion skin layers here at Green Kampong. I notice she has a fashion & beauty section so next time I see her I will have to bend her ear on some of my fave eco-friendly beauty products.
Interesting character - Joe. He had a calming, strong voice and a very catchy personality that had me curious as to who Joe really was. Joe does voiceovers, and so he should - in fact - why clients don't seek him out from overseas is a wonder - a rojak of an accent like his can easily float across the ocean.
Joe's email signature:
Just Another Human Being Like You
I can't tell you how much I love that: Just another human being like you.
If the world thought that way we would have fewer problems and more hugs. [insert Supertramp's Dreamer]
There is more to this spread. I'll be posting it here shortly.