NACE: Styled Shoot Competition

There is nothing like a little competition to get the creative mind going! This month I was fortunate enough to attend a National Association of Catering and Events’ (NACE) meeting. Each meeting has a different subject and theme, however this specific event was designed to talk about PR Strategy and how to utilize styled shoots for your creative business.  A styled shoot is how vendors are able to collaborate together to market and showcase their services. These styled shoots often end up on blogs, in print and on marketing literature.

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{Featured Expert Panel: Robyn Mangrum and Maureen Powell of Weddings Magazine and Jenna and Donna Parks of Southern Bride & Groom Magazine}

What better way to show what these vendors learned by throwing them right into a competition! The groups were split into three teams that were asked to choose from several different elements and create a themed styled shoot. There were floral arrangements, props, models and outfits for a Bohemian, Romantic and High Fashion look. As a stylist, I had so much fun working with my fellow artists to create these looks with our models. Makeup and hair can truly transform the mood you are looking to create.

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Some of our MYD Beauty Team with the Models {Megan S, Kelsi, Verronica, Megan A, and Valentina}

 

The teams all had such different ways of putting together the same concept. Our Romantic model is wearing a soft low chignon with a soft classic bridal look.

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Photo By:  Adam Chapin

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Photo by: Adam Chapin

 

It was interesting to note that this team chose the Romantic model for their bohemian look! That floral headpiece really changes the whole feel of this look!

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Photo By: Adam Chapin

We had so much fun putting together the High Fashion look! Its not everyday you get to break out your green and blue eyeshadows. I believe this look was inspired by a peacock. The models brilliant eyes just wear this look so well!

Her hair needed to compliment this look. She needed height and texture to compliment such a bold look! It paired perfectly with her sequin gown.

The bohemian model was a real treat to put together! Who doesn’t love a tousled curl look with some braids?

This model had the most stunning blue eyes and I think this soft smokey eye just compliments them so well!

The bohemian shoot by Fancy This Photography ended up winning the competition for Southern Bride & Groom magazine! You can see more images and details from this winning team over on Southern Bride & Groom’s blog feature.  The winning photographer for Weddings magazine was Red Bridge Photography for the romantic same-sex couple shoot.

We so enjoyed styling the guys for the shoot, as well.  There’s more to male grooming before they get in front of the camera than you think! This winning shoot is featured on the Weddings magazine blog here and we encourage you to hop over and check it out.

Styled shoots are all about putting different elements together to create a cohesive look. Hair and makeup is such a huge part of this as it can affect the overall outcome. You can see more photos and read more about the event on Southern Bride & Grooms blog.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on these shoots and any ideas for upcoming styled shoots we have in the works! Tell us what you’d love to see more of or maybe what you think you’ve officially had your fill of. Leave us a comment below to share your thoughts and follow along with us on Instagram, Snap Chat and Facebook to see everything our team is up to in the upcoming weeks.

xoxo,

Kelsi

**Kelsi is an MYD Beauty Resident Stylist in our Raleigh studio. She is available by appointment for all salon services including, but not limited to, cut, color, waxing, and extensions. If you’ve enjoyed reading Kelsi’s posts and would like to work with her specifically for your big event or beauty needs please don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule your appointment! 877.588.7451**

 

Bridal Show Month: Carolina Inn

February was Bridal Show month at Makeup for Your Day! We kicked it off at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show in Chapel Hill!

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Jen and Jen at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show

Caroline, Abbey, Megan and I started our day by making over our two gorgeous models.

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Models at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show. Hair and Makeup by Makeup for Your Day. Dresses provided by Tre Bella.

I had so much fun at this show because we come to the Carolina Inn several times a year for weddings, and it was great to see the place totally decked out. Several of our artists & stylists were able to come to the event to meet all of the brides that came out to the show.

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Members of our team with Heidi!

We even got to hang out with Heidi Dawson, the director of catering for the Carolina Inn and a good friend of the Makeup for Your Day team. One of our resident stylists, Megan is getting married this year and was able to attend the show with her fiance, Anthony!

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Anthony and Megan at the Carolina Inn

One of my favorite parts of bridal shows is the food! I don’t know that I have seen so many different food vendors in one place before! We had cake, pie, chicken and waffles on a stick, and there was even a s’mores bar. Yes.. a buffet where you could make your own s’mores. YUM! Jen and Susanne had to grab a cheerwine and donuts!

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Tasty treats were available all over The Carolina Inn!

I will documenting all of the bridal shows Megan and I went to in the month of February on the blog over the next few days! Please tune in tomorrow for more!

See you at the next show!

-Kelsi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transition your Summer Beauty Routine into Fall Fabulous

As Labor day has come and gone and people are settling back into school, work and a fall routine everything can seem overwhelming compared to the slow-paced summer. Here are 5 tips to quickly transition your summer makeup into flawless fall looks, as seen on the runway!

Getting Skintimate

Dewy is out for fall. And so is flat-looking overly matte skin. Instead, there have been a number of products that have surfaced that provide great coverage, but still let your natural skin show through. Instead of looking too dewy, or too matte, these formulas provide the perfect balance.

Crimson Hues

That’s right cranberry, rust and crimson hues are in for this fall. These colors are definitely easier to incorporate with your fall lip colors, but it is absolutely stunning when used on the eyes! Red eyeshadow may be intimidating, but try dabbing a small amount in the middle of your eyelid, or blend well into the crease leaving everything else neutral.


No More Neutrals

The nudes, corals, pretty pinks and french manis are out! Three hot nails shades this fall include purple-greys, deep navys and greyish greens. We love the trend of earthy grey tones that are gracing the shelves for fall.

Sheer Pops

We love the deep hues of fall lips. The plums, maroons and deep shades are extremely sexy and feminine. This fall we are seeing a lot of sheer shades. Instead of full color, there are so many pigmented stains and sheer glosses hitting the market.

From Fruity to Full

A great way to transition from summer into fall is to change up your scent. Swap out our citrus and floral scents for deep, woody scents. The cooler it gets, the warmer the scent – it’s a great way to get settled into the swing of fall.

What do you change in your beauty routine between summer and fall?  Let us know in the comments box below!