Junko Yoshioka Luxury Bridal Expo Fashion Show



I wanted to post about our most recent fashion show at the amazing Luxury Bridal Expo Chicago! We had the opportunity to do hair and makeup for designer Junko Yoshioka’s gorgeous collection. The gowns are absolutely stunning! So naturally, the hair and makeup had to match. That was where we came in. The idea was fresh, spring, romantic makeup and hair. I created a soft neutral toned smokey eye. The eye was lighter in the center of the lid and soft, cool browns were used to add depth to the crease of the eye. The emphasis was added with black eyeliner thinly placed on the top of the eye and the inner rim. Thick full false lashes were placed on all of the girls.

My lead makeup artist Cristina created a beautiful custom peachy/pink lip that added just the right “pop” to this beautiful springtime look. She also contoured every girl’s cheeks with a blend of different tones of sheer foundation. She also added a custom blended pinky sheer blush. The look really emulated having been outside for a walk on a spring/early summer day. It was stunning!

For hair, my lead hairstylist Jody created individual looks for all the girls. Instead of more messy, loose looks that we had been seeing all winter, Jody created larger yet precise curls pinned into a full updo. The look was swept up and off the face to really look polished and chic. Especially great for summer brides..hint hint.:)

We cannot say enough about all the wonderful people at the Luxury Bridal Expo for again giving us this incredible opportunity. The show was a huge success as always. Getting to meet Junko Yoshioko’s COO David Gomez Pearlberg was an absolute highlight! Such a gentlemen! We had a great time and I hope you will find yourself inspired by the work! Cant wait for Spring!




Wes Craft - August 2, 2013 - 10:21 am

I love that all the brides have a stylish up-do with no loose pieces falling down. As a photographer SO often we see one curly piece coming down one side and those will look good for all of 1 hour. If the day is humid, if there is outdoor photography, or if the day is longer than 3-4 hours then loose down pieces are a no-no and really annoying to work around (often end up tucked behind an ear!).

Amanda - February 15, 2013 - 6:00 am

Cristina ROCKS! :)

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