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Recent Work - SolidWorks (DUO Media Prodctions)

Take a look at the recent work of two of our artists, Cataanda James and Bethany Townes.

- Pit Stop & Tanking up video: Hair & Makeup by Bethany Townes
- Cup of Mojo & Carwash video: Hair & Makeup by Cataanda James

These videos are fun and entertaining! Great work ladies! Check out the videos on our Behind the Scene's page or, visit (look for "Premium Makes a Difference" scrolling on the main page).

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STILISTA at WIFV-MD Trade Show Event

Recently, Michele Shakeshaft of STILISTA had the pleasure of demonstrating techniques in applying High Definiation Makeup at the Women in Film and Video of Maryland Trade Show event.

Women in Film and Video of Maryland, Inc. is an all-volunteer, 501-(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and promoting individuals in radio, film/video, television, multimedia and related disciplines.

Other featured guests included stuntman Jeff Wilhem, who set himself on fire during the event; Wayne Shipley, who showed the making of "Come Hell or High Water" that was picked up by Netflix; Craig Herron, award winning animation person from Herron Designs; and Ernie Berger Maryland's Award-Winning Studio with creative productions for advertising, educational, military, engineering & movie industry clients.

For more information about or to join WIFV-MD visit

Special thanks to actor/model Molly Crawford for volunteering to be our model for this event!

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Tips from the Artist - High Definition Makeup

The first thing you must remember when you are dealing with makeup for HD is that it will pick up EVERY FLAW! A hair, a blemish or even dry skin, so make sure that your skin is in it's best condition at all times. With HD being the rage, the day of pancake makeup covering the flaws is over!

Start with your diet - a good diet will nourish your skin with vitamins it needs to look it's best. If you are eating lots of sugar and carbs, it will show. Keep these to a minimum and make sure to HYDRATE! Drink lots of water! The easiest way to show fine lines is to dehydrate your skin.

If it is in your budget, get monthly facials. If it's not in your budget, get them when you are able and try some home facials. I have attached a basic guideline for you to follow, Google for more specific skin type facials.

Whether you chose to get facials or not, the diet and the skincare is essential! My advice is to invest in GOOD skincare. I, myself, am totally addicted to Bobbi Brown skin care. It is the perfect combination of old school apothecary and modern ingredients. All of the moisturizers contain primers so your concealer and foundation looks its best.

To book Michele for an upcoming project, contact Sandy James at

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Advanced Makeup Artist Workshop

Next session starts July 23, 2009!

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.

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

Register now for and enter the discount code EARLYBIRD to save 30% off of the retail price! For more information or to register, visit

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A Little Inspiration...

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible."
Arthur C. Clarke

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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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