THE PHOTOSHOOT TRICKS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Thursday December 17, 2015

TO THROW YOUR CHICEST PARTY (hello, photobooth)

What would a makeup artist do?/ Blend two warm brights into a signature color.  Use this photoshoot trick. Create your own custom lip color. 

SCOUTED : Clinique's Pop Lip Colours/  Chic in your makeup bag + Endless vibrant custom combinations.  The finishing touch on MY SIGNATURE PARTY-READY FIVE MINUTE BEAUTY ROUTINE.

MY SIGNATURE HOLIDAY COLOR/ Passion Pop, $18  (a true red) + Poppy Pop, $18 (a hint of coral)

 

Be Mixed =  new cocktail mix created by two young women entrepreneurs shaking up the mixology world/ worked with top food scientists to develop a zero-calorie, zero sugar all natural drink mix (that actually tastes good too.)  

30 bar cart-worthy uber creative drink recipes
NOW, All the important decisions: fancy punch bowl or modern one

 

Have I got a guy for you.  

New York City set designer, Manny Norena. My new favorite human/ Shot with Tom Ford, designed sets for every major photographer and magazine  + he's got amazing hair (but, seriously it's so lush it makes women jealous.) He styled my apartment for a recent shoot and dished on top photoshoot tricks you can borrow to decorate for your party:

1.  Are You High (Enough)? / A chic serving table needs different heights...cake stand, platter, tall glass vase filled with candies.

2. Objects On The Table Make It Interesting/ A mirror as a serving platter OR I love West Elm's metallic graphic objects

3. Get Real/ Anyone selling Xmas trees will have branches they've trimmed off trees (you can likely get for free.)  Style in 2-3 vases across your table. Looks and smells festive.

4. Use Repetition/ 30 votives make an impact. Five get lost in the shuffle.

 

Diptyque's Baies candle ($60 for large) is the style industry's go-to/ On every chic desk and in every tastemaker's home.  Holiday version? The warm smell of amber (Oblian, $35 for small) and pine (Aspin, $35 for small)

This gorgeous design = can't-go-wrong hostess gift or holiday table centerpiece

 

Want a memorable party?  Get your guests interactive/ Hello, photobooth.  Get props. A funny hat, festive glasses, a holiday sombrero/ People mingle. People laugh. People stay. People remember.

RENT THE PHOTOBOOTH THAT FASHION BRANDS AND CELEBRITIES SWEAR BY.../ MVS STUDIO SELF PHOTOBOOTHS WERE CREATED BY A PHOTOGRAPHER WHICH MEANS THEY COME READY TO SHOOT PROGRAMMED WITH PHOTOSHOOT QUALITY LIGHTING (READ: EVERYONE LOOKS AMAZING ALL THE TIME...SEE PICS ABOVE.)  OR, CREATE YOUR OWN MAKESHIFT VERSION ON YOUR IPAD WITH THIS.