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Advanced Makeup Artist Workshop!

Next session starts July 23, 2009!

What makes us different? With Stilista, you will:

- Train in a real photography studio
- Hands on training with real models
- Test with a reputable published photographer and agency models
- Consult with a celebrity artist while you are testing
- Review your current portfolio with an industry agent

Stilista's Advanced Makeup Artist Workshop is designed for the experienced makeup artist who is looking to learn advanced techniques for television, HDTV, film, editorial, fashion, beauty, fashion, bridal, and airbrushing makeup application. Learn how to make yourself more marketable by learning the basics of hair styling and fashion styling so you can command higher rates. Learn how to airbrush, and take advantage of discount offers for airbrush machines.

These intense, information-filled classes are taught by celebrity makeup artists James Cornwell, Jenn Quin, and Lilly Rivera from New York. Practice all of these techniques on REAL models, not on each other. Why is this better? It allows you more time with the instructor to perfect your craft.

Also, find out what agents are looking in a portfolio and how to build a portfolio that is marketable to agents. Learn how to grow your business and who to contact for work in the industry.

What's the hardest part of building your portfolio? We believe it is most difficult for artists to find excellent photographers and models to test with. At Stilista, we've done the work for you! Package B allows you to test with photographer Tim Coburn and agency models approved by Stilista Agency and Tim Coburn. Receive two beauty shots for your portfolio, a value worth well over $600.

If you are looking to take your makeup artistry up a notch, this workshop is for you!

Register now for Earlybird discount rate!

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What they're saying about our Artists

Ope - Creative Director and Fashion Stylists for STILISTA Agency.
"Ope has always been a pleasure to work with. She not only has an amazing eye for style but she is absolutely organized and does much of her prep work for a shoot well in advance with the input of the whole crew. She can do everything from coordinating a family for a portrait shoot in People magazine to creating innovative designs from scratch for higher fashion editorials. No matter what the job, Ope is our go to girl!" Makeup and Hair Kathy Aragon, Freelance Makeup/Hair Artistry, Kathy Aragon

To book Ope for your next project, contact Sandy James at

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In the Community

SISTERS EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION, INC., (SEF, Inc.) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising self-esteem and reducing the number of girls and women, in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia infected with the HIV and AIDS virus. Astoundingly, African American women account for 64% of all new HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Our goal is to lower the number of young women being infected by teaching strategies that build self esteem and break cycles of negative behavior.

SEF's mission is to address the internal issues that young girls and women face, before those internal flaws manifest physically in the form of self-destructive behavior that can result in HIV/AIDS infection.

Sisters Empowerment Foundation, Inc. offers a unique continuum of philanthropic and social support programs that encourage school aged girls to make positive life choices.

Additionally, SEF, Inc. provides social support services to minority women living with and/or those who have been affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. All services are offered to girls and women in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Region.

We Need You!
The Sisters Empowerment Foundation, Inc. would like to extend an invitation for you, to become apart of a movement that is guaranteed to change the lives of girls, women and families for generations to come.

We are searching for:
* Celebrity Spokespeople
* Board Members
* Corporate Sponsors
* Partnerships
* Keynote Speakers
* Volunteers
* Consultants

We would love the opportunity to share our vision with you and your organization.
Your assistance will be instrumental in achieving SEF's empowerment related mission.
For more information or to request a brochure, please contact: Tanika J. Rice at 240.593.9081, mobile 1 or Crystal I. Berger at 443.813.3790, mobile 2. To schedule an appointment to discuss SEF's mission and goals email us at or email us at You may also visit SEF's website

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Magda's style roOm

Recession Fashion Blues?
Love fashion and crave good quality at an affordable cost?

Magda's style roOm
Personal at Home Shopping!

Make your Appointment to shop Men's and Women's - Gorgeous - perfect condition clothing and accessories - random designers and styles - profiled for YOU - and brought to YOU.

All items are 20$ each!

At the same time... Donate... and have 'picked up' the old-no longer reflects you - and receive credits at future Events.

Contact Amber at this email -
to schedule your pick-up and at home personal shopping!

Amber/creative designer Magda's style roOm B'more/NY

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BridalGal Multicultural Beauty

You are cordially invited to join us at our exclusive Bridal Showcase. Join us, get pretty & plan your event. Makeup, hair, skin, massage while you enjoy a night out with the girls!

BridalGal, the premiere source of bridal beauty invites you to attend our fab show on May 28, 2009. Come for drinks, food, music, beauty, and lots of fun while getting to know our talented and creative team of artists and vendors all under one roof. All here to help you plan your event.

* Trend Setting Vendors
* Meet and Greet
* Makeup, Skin, Massage, Hair
* Editorial, Beauty Photography
* Exotic Dress designs (Indian Inspired Couture by Attache Couture, Bridal and Evening Wear Dresses)
* Fashion Show
* Live Music
* Food
* Drinks
* Video
* Event Planning

We are opening our very own BridalGal (GYM FOR YOUR SKIN) SKIN ROOM! Come in for a lymphatic drainage massage, makeup application demonstrations and much more.

Wedding Cafe, NY, 16 E. 38th St., NY, NY 10016
May 28, 2009
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
RSVP 917-330-1913 / Email:

Hope to see you there! Lilly Rivera, Founder

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Tips from the Artist

By Rashida B., Brow Stylist/Makeup Artist

Perfectly coiffed brows are an ideal compliment to this seasonís makeup. Precision and definition is in, big and bold are out. Creating a sculpted brow can be done in three easy steps. Using a well sharpened eyebrow pencil and with a light hand apply short feathery strokes in the direction of hair growth. Select a pencil shade that is one to one and a half shades darker than your hair color. Once brows are filled in follow-up with a brow brush to blend the color, and then apply a brow gel to set.

For more brow grooming tips visit For appointments 877 BROWGURU (877 276.9487)

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Recent Shoots

Recently, members of the STILISTA team had the pleasure of shooting with photographer Tim Coburn and models from Commece Quest at Silo Point in Baltimore. The shoot was not only fun, but produced spectacular images!

From the STILISTA Team:
- Cataanda James - Makeup & Hair
- Jenn Quin - Makeup
- Kahlil Oliver - Hair
- Isaac Powell - Stylist
- Molly Crawford - Assistant

Special Thanks to Commence Quest models: Genevie, Christina Beasley, and Lyndsey. To book a Commence Quest model, visit

To book photographer Tim Coburn, visit

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Stilista Agency now on Twitter and Facebook!
We will have weekly featured artists and stylists on our STILISTA Agency Group page on Facebook Do you want to be a featured artist on Facebook? Send an email to with "Featured Artist" in the subject line, a brief bio, your contact information and samples of your work. It's that easy!

You can also follow us on Twitter!

Want to submit an article about beauty or fashion for our next newsletter? Send your article to with "Newsletter Submission" in the subject line for consideration.

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Career Acting Training (C.A.T.)

STILISTA Agency has partnered with L&M Modeling & Talent Agency to offer training to young actors and models between the ages of 10 and 18.

This 6-session course will teach young actors and models all the tools and skills they need to break into the industry and succeed.

Here is just a brief highlight of the course:

Scene 1: Orientation
- Personal Goals
- Audition Procedures
- Industry Terminology
- Head Shots & Comp Cards
- Presentation, Image, and Appearance
- Freeze Modeling

Scene 2: Intro for the Actor & Monologue Work
- Developing the Character
- Body Movement
- Finding the right monologue
- Monologue Work
- Cold Reads

Scene 3: Improvisation & Commercials
- Improvisation
- Commercials

Scene 4: Imaging/Camera Ready
- Skin Care
- Hair Care
- Wardrobe
- Makeup
- Are you Camera Ready?
- Little Black Bag

Scene 5: Photo Shoot Preparation
- Walk That Walk!
- Preparing for a Photo shoot
- Photo movements, posing, moving and getting the right pictures for you

Scene 6: Are You Ready?
- Agency Etiquettes
- What Agents Look For
- Exclusive vs. Non-Exclusive contracts
- Local Work & New York Work
- Permits
- Do's & Don'ts of Resume Making
- New York versus Local Resumes

Next class starts June 20th! Class is limited to 10 students and only a few seats remain.

Call 410-602-3360 or email to find out more information! Or, visit

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