Vancouver Halloween ideas – Sugar Skull

Vancouver Halloween ideas – Sugar Skull

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About a year ago we published post about history of Sugar skull look for Halloween.

This year I wanted to continue this subject from a little bit different angle. Everybody agree that Sugar skull makeup is very bright, cool and colourful look for Halloween. But why not to get inspiration from it for your wedding? I’ve got few clients this years who booked their wedding on October 31st and who wanted to use Halloween inspiration for their wedding day!

How cool would it be if whole bridal party (the bride, bridesmaids, the groom, best man and even mothers) would wear Sugar skull looks? Can you imagine what kind of photos would it be? What kind of memories will it keep?

I thought it is just great idea to make your wedding unique as shown at Calgary Bride publication.

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That’s why I teamed up with amazing photographer Csaba Diglics and vintage store A Vintage Affair to do inspiration photo shoot for Calgary and Vancouver couples who had idea in mind of using Halloween makeup as inspiration for their wedding.

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Sugar skull makeup is suitable not only for ladies but for men as well. Obviously it is going to be not as sparkly and much more minimalistic however it doesn’t mean it will look less interesting. Check out these pictures and decide for yourself.

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The Art of Beauty still has some openings for this year Halloween. So book us right now and you will get 15% off our regular rate for Halloween services.

But hurry, deal like this will not last long. And you will regret if you will not get it!

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Credits

Models: Courtney Kreway and Christian Humeniuk of Numa Models
Makeup, hair and concept: Lyana Gibert of The Art of Beauty
Photography: Csaba Diglics
Vintage dress: A Vintage Affair

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Eastern bridal looks by The Art of Beauty

Eastern bridal looks by The Art of Beauty

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Here it is! Gorgeous pictures featuring eastern bridal looks created by Lyana Gibert of The Art of Beauty are now featured at Calgary Bride online magazine.

Few cultures have weddings as extravagant as the people of Pakistan do. Not only are their weddings carried out over 4 days with lavish feasts and parties, (including the now very trendy henna (mehndi) party) but we also see some of the most beautiful and vibrant fashion, as well as unique styling for hair and makeup.

Lyana Gibert, a talented hair and makeup artist and owner of local bridal business, The Art of Beauty, teamed up with a local Pakistani designer Bushra Zarrar, owner of LaRegalia Couture, and together they styled up two models to give us a glimpse into the beauty and style, and culture of Pakistani weddings.

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Weddings traditionally follow Islamic traditions. However, some ceremonies have a slight Hindu influence. Some of the customs include: Dholki (sing and dance with bride), Mehndi (henna party), Baraat (procession to the brides home), Nikah (contract ceremony), Mun Dikhai (the unveiling of the face), Rukhsati (sending off), Walima (marriage banquet), Shaadi (wedding ceremony), and Shab-i-Zifaf (the wedding night). The bride typically wears purple, pink, or red lehenga, gharara, or shalwar kameez that are greatly adorned in beads and gems. However, many brides now wear other bright colours aside from the original traditional colours as well. It is customary for the bride to wear much heavy gold jewelry, usually with large stones, (as a model, I can assure you this jewellery is even heavier than it looks! These brides are amazing). It takes many hands to get one bride dressed and ready properly, the dupatta must be secured in a certain way, the lehenga must be the right fit, the right colour, the henna must be painted properly, the bride must look the picture of perfection for her husband to be, especially for a ceremony like “the unveiling of the face.” The models Cathy and Theresa were a joy to work with. Lyana styled each one to match the dress she was wearing. With this cultural style, contouring and intense eye makeup is a must, it is essential as a bride that you hire a professional for such skill. The photos were taken at Crossroads Furniture Gallery utilizing their stunning array of home décor and furnishings. They were taken by the talented and humble Csaba Diglics, an amazing local wedding photographer. There’s also a behind the scenes video taken by videographer Oleksandr Nadoloshko. For the best team in Calgary for cultural weddings, contact those listed in this article.

Credits

Photographer  – Csaba Diglics

Hair and make up – Lyana Gibert of The Art of Beauty
Location & Decor- Crossroads Furniture Gallery 
Models – Cathy Lauridsen and Theresa Zuliani
Wardrobe : LaRegalia Couture by Bushra Zarrar 
Videographer: Oleksandr Nadoloshko 

Story written by: Carolynne Scoffield.

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Floral dresses bridal ideas – Vancouver makeup artist

Floral dresses bridal ideas – Vancouver makeup artist

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Source post: Tara Whittaker blog.

Floral dresses for weddings are definitely on trend for 2015.  Bridesmaids in pretty pastel prints and bold blooms are popping up on wedding blogs left and right.  After the recent article by the Calgary Bridal Association, Tara decided to track down floral bridesmaid dresses that are available to ladies shopping here in Calgary.

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Credits

Makeup & hair: The Art of Beauty

Floral dress: A Vintage Affair

Loren Hope necklace:  Adorn in Inglewood

Shoes:  Nine West Canada

Thanks to our gorgeous bridesmaid, Debol.

Floral dresses for weddings captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker.

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Magazine publication – Makeup artist Vancouver

Magazine publication – Makeup artist Vancouver

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We are pleased to see one more editorial featuring our work published in editorial magazine.

It was collaboration of great people:

Model: Chelsea T.
Photographer: Stephan.Villanueva.Photographer
Hair: Zxyro J.
Makeup: The Art of Beauty
Stylist: Ivan Fashion Stylist

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The Good Ol’ Days

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Remember the days when women “stayed at home,” and did all the cooking, cleaning, never had a job or career, just stayed at home and raised the children: Women were all expected to be typical Stepford Wives. These images were depicted in famous works by many artists, most notably Norman Rockwell.
The inspiration for this pinup shoot came from the satirical (humorous) spin put on these images, for example the ones featured here:

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These inspired Lyana so much that she decided to collaborate with the best, locally, to recreate these images with her own added flare. Together with Csaba Diglics (photographer), A Vintage Affair (clothing), Just Cake Me (vintage cake) Oleksandr Nadoloshko (Videographer) and the stunning Summer Morgan of Sophia Models Int.(model), they recreated this funny, timeless beauty that every woman can relate to.

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Lyana used her exceptional makeup and skill to transform Summer’s face into a porcelain perfect, image of a vintage house wife. Her hair was curled with a victory roll in the centre of her forehead… And from there the magic began.

As you can see, the images are absolutely pristine. This is the result of an amazing team working together, and naturally Csaba and Lyana’s amazing talents together.

Working with Csaba is such a pleasure. He’s well experienced in both the fashion and wedding industry, and his work speaks volumes about his talent. His pictures are truly breathtaking. His post production editing isn’t over exaggerated, it makes everyone look their absolute best (especially when teamed up with lyana’s perfectly styled hair and makeup). I have yet to see an image from Csaba that I don’t like, every single photo he takes is magical. (The ones he took of me are still some of my favourite). Not only is he professional but also very kind and has a sweet nature, he truly is a joy to work with. I highly recommend his talents.

Speaking of recommending talents, Lyana has put together a list of trusted professionals in the wedding industry available here: theartofbeauty.ca/calgary-wedding-vendors

And lastly behind the scenes Oleksandr caught some candid footage of how this magic actually takes place! Stay tuned for that!

I can’t express enough how in awe I am of this shoot. Lyana truly sees beauty in every aspect of the world and not only show cases it, but creates a masterpiece. Lyana truly is artist in every sense of the word. I look forward to the next inspirational beauty you have for us!

Credits

Model: Summer Morgan of Sophia Models International

Makeup, hair & style: Lyana Gibert of The Art of Beauty

Photographer: Csaba Diglics

Vintage dress & accessories: A Vintage Affair

Retro styled cake: Alla Ovcharenko of Just cake me

Behind the scene videographer: Oleksandr Nadoloshko

Writer/blogger: Carolynne Scoffield

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Calgary Bride Luxe publication|Vancouver makeup artist

Calgary Bride Luxe publication|Vancouver makeup artist

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We were waiting for it… For almost a year! And finally it is here….

The Calgary Bride Luxe magazine is now on shelfs in all major stores of Calgary. Needless to say that it is one of the most interesting magazines for local brides and their friends. But most importantly now you can see of our work on the pages of this magazine.

Back in April The Art of Beauty was invited to do makeup of four characters for “Makerland” editorial to be printed in Luxe magazine. The idea was so interesting and great so I was glad to join the team. And what a team it was!

 “Makerland”

Produced by: Luxe, by Calgary Bride
Photography: Edward Ross PhotographyPhotography Assistant: Leya Russell
Designer & Planner: Urban Vogue Weddings & Events
Creative Direction: Catherine Hazin
Set Up and Design Assistance: Lynn Fletcher Weddings

Bridal Fashion: Cameo and Cufflinks (Alice, Flower Girl & Queen of Hearts)
Wearable Technology: MakeFashion (Wedding Guests)
Men’s Fashion: Ed Williams Menswear (Mad Hatter)
Accessories: Chuckles Unlimited
Hair Pieces and Jewellery: Nan’Darach Designs – Cat Taeo

Venue: Fuller Edge Photography Studio
Decor & Furniture: Fusion BollywoodSpecial Events Rentals,
Red Events Design & DecorUniquities Architectural Antiques
Floral Design: Flower Artistry
Stationery: The Social Page
French Pastries: Ooh La La Patisserie

Make Up Artists: Christine Murray Make Up ArtistIvonne Arsenault Make Up Artist,
Jen Rawson Make Up ArtistLyana Gibert-The Art of Beauty
Hair Styling: Jason Mellor – Love Hair by J

Models: Ashley, Mattea, Brian (Bunny), Carolynne, Elaina, Elle, Eloise,
Kaitlyn, Millie, Mycah, Sonia, Maria, and Hippo (Canine)

All vendors were working really hard to bring this editorial to life.

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At the following two “behind the scene” pictures you will find me, Lyana Gibert from The Art of Beauty, working hard to create some unique character’s makeup for this editorial:

  • At first picture through the mirror of my makeup kit table.
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  • At the second I’m doing final lipstick touch up for one of models
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The huge team was working really hard to setup gorgeous decorations. I was honestly speechless when I saw the decorated table for the photo shoot..

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And here is what was printed as a result of hard work for more then 12 hours

(Above) Wearable Technology: MakeFashion (Wedding Guests)
Featuring: “Medusa Fabulosa”, “Biomimetic Bride”, “Chameleon Dress”, “Dragon Queen”, “Illuminated Vintage-Red, Gold, Green and Pink”.

You can read more about this editorial and how it was made at Calgary Bridal Luxe magazine website in the article The Making of “Makerland”. In this article you can also check interview with creator of the idea for this editorial.

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Men makeup (Malemodelscene publication)|Makeup artist Vancouver

Men makeup (Malemodelscene publication)|Makeup artist Vancouver

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Another publication of my work this month. It was very interesting collaboration with photographer Jared Bautista published at www.malemodelscene.net online edition featuring men makeup.

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Photographer Jared Bautista shares a radiant session starring the very promising Connor Paterson at Specimen Models and Stuart MacLeod at I Model Management. The beautifully captured images feature styling from Ivan Jimenez, who used pieces from Topman and Topshop fall winter 2014 collections. Makeup by makeup artist Lyana Gibert.Grooming courtesy of Lyana Gibert using MAC Cosmetics. Retouching Nicole Jopek.

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Credits

Model 1:          Connor Paterson at Specimen Models

Model 2:          Stuart MacLeod at I Model Management

Stylist:              Ivan Jimenez

Makeup&hair:  Lyana Gibert

Photographer: Jared Bautista

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Elegant Magazine publication

Elegant Magazine publication

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Happy to see my creative makeup design published in Elegant Magazine animal issue 2014.

This snake skin makeup of the beautiful face looks just amazing, doesn’t it.

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Credits

Model:                     Alanna Pearson

Makeup & Hair:      Lyana Gibert

Style:                        Ivan Jimenez

Photography:          Darryl Pollock

Published in:           Elegant Magazine. Animal issue

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Why a Sugar Skull

Why a Sugar Skull

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Everyone is in love with the Sugar Skull makeup craze. But where did it all begin? What exactly is a Sugar Skull? And where can you go to get one done on your face PERFECTLY for Halloween here in Calgary?

Most of us know that Sugar Skulls are associated with the Mexican festival the Day of the Dead (Festival De Muertes) but few know what they represent or how they came to be in the new world.

Sugar art was brought to Mexico by Italian missionaries back in the 17th century. Sugar Skulls are actual sculptures of sugar in the shape of a skull. They come in different sizes, colours, and are adorned in glittered confectionery accoutrements. They are edible and sometimes are consumed, but that is not why they are in high demand the month of October, prior to the Festival of the Dead.

It is believed, that at midnight, October 31st, the gates to heaven and hell open and the souls of loved ones lost may reconcile with their families. More specifically, the first night (Nov 1st) the souls of children (Angelitas) are released, the second night ( Nov 2nd) adult souls are released. Small sugar skulls adorn the graves and ofrendas along with toys and candy, food and flowers for the young children spirits. For adults, larger sugar skulls, alcohol, food and flowers are placed on the graves and ofrendas (altars). The holiday is becoming rapidly adapted by North Americans, perhaps because we typically don’t have an occasion to honour the dead except for funerals.

The past couple years Sugar Skull makeup has become the most sought after design in the October months. If you’re anything like myself the chances you have to pull this look off alone are slim to none.

Where can you go to get an amazing Sugar Skull in time for your Halloween event here in the Calgary area? Local Calgary Makeup Artist Lyana Gibert will come to you. If you want to look picture perfect, a Sugar Skull is not something you want to attempt yourself. Please trust in the skilled hands of a professional and I assure you you’ll have photos and happy memories to last a lifetime.

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Featured in the photos is the lovely Mycah who I have had the pleasure of walking several catwalks alongside. Here Lyana did a 3.5hr application of makeup, using a combination of airbrushing (to make the nice white base) and hand painted detail, and fixed 120 individual Swarovski crystals on Mycahs face. Anyone who has seen swarovski crystals knows they are so much more than just a stick on glitter. They are not plastic, they are actual gem stones. The face paint used is Kryolan(http://us.kryolan.com), for those of you who didnt know, it’s one of the top face paint products available.

By using the best, you can assure that you will look stunning on your big night out. Once everything is applied you have a beautiful glow, every photo taken will be perfect, and no matter how much you dance your face will stay in place. If you want to stand out from the crowd this Halloween, I suggest you schedule an appointment with Lyana.

For bookings for this Halloween Lyana is offering stunning makeup applications starting at only $200. You can have this exact look (Sugar Skull) for $350+ crystals. Keep in mind all the products used on you are top of the line, L’Occitane cream,(http://ca.loccitane.com), MAC (www.maccosmetics.ca), Makeup Forever (www.makeupforever.ca), etc. The crystals are from Swarovski (http://www.swarovski.com)

Whether you’re doing photos, an event, or both, this Haloween, I suggest you book with Lyana to ensure you look your very best.

Credits

Makeup, hair and style by: Lyana Gibert (www.theartofbeauty.ca)

Written by: Carolynne Scoffield  (www.carolynnescoffield.com)

Photos by: Csaba Diglics

Model: Mycah from Numa Models

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Bridal looks for Tara Whittaker photo shoot

Bridal looks for Tara Whittaker photo shoot

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As Calgary makeup artist specializing in beauty makeup I was happy to do bridal looks for Janie and makeup for Oscar at this very creative bridal photo shoot by Tara Whittaker. Here is a small sneak peek from the shoot filled with ideas for including yarn in your wedding.

Source: Calgary wedding photographer sneak peek – Tara Whittaker Photography

 

 

 

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Big thanks to all involved vendors:

Yarn products and bike:  Stash in Inglewood

Florals:  Flowers by Janie

Wedding gown:  Leanne Marshall’s Eloise gown and Clementine top from Frocks Modern

Groom’s attire:  Ed Williams Menswear

Stationery:  Modern Pulp

Bride’s shoes:  Nine West Canada

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