The beauty behind this shoot made all the difference. I had so much fun working with Erica Mendoza of June Pearl Beauty and Lauren Wohlin of Gossamer Salon for the hair and makeup. There were three dresses total that I styled for this shoot from tobi.com. Follow them on Instagram at @ShopTobi and #ShopTobi. This dress is called the Andie Front Keyhole Shift Dress. For the beauty I wanted to play on soft and hard, light and dark, sweet and sultry, etc.
Erica Mendoza from June Pearl Beauty, @junepearlbeauty, and I have worked together for several years. She did my makeup for my wedding and almost every other event leading up to my wedding. I can definitely count on her for helping me out with a picture perfect look. She knows me through and through. She understands how I prefer to look and what makeup techniques to get me there. Also, she's up to date on current trends. Rose gold is so popular/currently. Erica played around with rose gold inspired makeup for this look. For this white dress, I decided to wear silver jewelry and the rose gold eye shadow plays off my skin color and the overall coloring of the look. I thought maybe the silver jewelry and rose gold makeup would clash, but they complement each other perfectly. Originally, Erica gave me a nude lip for the deep maroon dress that I wore in the first look, which you'll see soon, but as I changed into the white dress I knew that the MAC Cosmetics Diva Matte Lip color would be the perfect contrast to the white dress.
For the hair in this look, Lauren Wohlin of Gossamer Salon (@l.a.dub and @gossamersalon) brought in her own personal halo, which are hair extensions held on by a wire. It was a perfect match to my hair with blonde tips and is worn on the crown of your head. She put the wire on my head like a headband and pulled my real hair up on top with a comb. The blonde tips created this fun bayalage look that I love. Lauren also curled my entire head, plus the halo in waves and by this time we were on the final look, so she brushed the curls out and created a soft teased look that you see here. I absolutely love this hair paired with this dress because it adds to the "sweet" aspect of the look while allowing the darks lips and leather to play on the "sultry."