Fashion Friday+

Courtesy of vogue.com
Courtesy of vogue.com

In honour of the recent 86th Academy Awards, that’s Oscars to me and you, I thought it important to showcase some of my personal favourites in some AWESOMESAUCE categories.

PART ONE BELOW!

For full coverage of the night’s top trends and style makers, check out Nathalie Atkinson’s review of the show for the National Post.

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Graduating+

Hey Folks,

My cat Virgil with Flounder the fish
My cat Virgil with Flounder the fish

So I am so proud of the week that I’ve had. It’s taken a lot of hard work and dedication to finally post this official Armor+Adorn website and finally set forth on my freelancing journey.

It's my cat in a box
It’s my cat in a box

Just a little seed in my head for years, the concept for A+A was always to have a fantastic and visually stimulating website so that people knew what they would be up against when working with me.

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Eastern Bridal+

Easter Bridal 9
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Ever wondered how to incorporate some pizazz into your wedding look?

Last year I had the opportunity to take an Eastern Bridal Workshop at promakeupart.com with the school’s founder Robert Closs. The idea was to learn a different approach to traditional Western Bridal makeup, which is normally softer and more monochromatic (think pinks and neutrals).

In this approach, colour is much more widely expected and appreciated. I had the chance to create a look based inspired by the pashmina that was hanging in my closet at home. I had some cool golden jewellery that fit the look, and we topped it off with a bindi for more authenticity.

Please note, the use of bindi was not meant to insult or offend the culture that wears them.

Thank you to my beautiful friend Becky for being my model!

I can’t wait for the chance to create some Eastern Bridal looks for clients in the future.

Happy Tips Tuesday!

– K

Zombie Time+

Photo by Naomi Hiltz Edit by Armor+Adorn
Photo by Naomi Hiltz
Edit by Armor+Adorn

I recently had the chance to create a pretty gruesome zombie look for my Out of Kit special effects course at http://promakeupart.com/

Thank you to my colleague and friend Ondria for helping me out on modelling. It was a painstaking process that took over 4 hours to complete but I think the efforts speak for themselves!

Here’s some rough cuts of the look:

 

 

Hard on Yo’self+

So I think the problem I had my first time trying to do this blog thing was trying to strive for some level of perfection that was impractical to my life. It just didn’t work to be so methodolical, I just didn’t have the time, nor the energy.

So here we will try this again with a more lax vibe, starting with “Cool Things That Happened Today”:

– I was the model for my makeup class @promakeup on Instagram, doing an old age hag makeup on one side and a Chicago showgirl on the other!

– Laughed SO hard at my class’ hag to showgirl transformations; who knew we were such great actors :p Bless Rob Closs’ ratty wig collection

– I went to Hiscott’s and got some awesome stuff, including a brush from Grumbacher that’s KILLER

– Got amazing sushi with @valentinadang and @tutasithi downtown (Toronto!), ate too much, fell asleep like a baby on the train home

– And finally, got to see some seriously TRAGIC outfits on their way to the Rihanna concert…:( so much buttcheek!

It was a great day and I’m stoked for more!

Goodnight for tonight 🙂

Dear Little Angelpies…+

So it’s been a long arduous few months and a couple heavy hitting decisions,  one of which being going back to school!

I hope to get back in the swing VERY soon!

Meanwhile, follow me on Twitter and Instagram  @kasiawisz

I’ll be posting my latest ventures there too!

New Phone+

I am in love with my new android phone, the Samsung Galaxy III.

While I am still working out the kinks, so far I’m really loving the way this phone is working!

It is incredibly user friendly and I can’t wait to blog more and much more easily because of it!

Thanks for all your patience!

Peace & Love,
K

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