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Jun 192014
 

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The exciting and gorgeous new June  issue of RegardMag.com is here featuring our first double cover with talented co-stars Katie LeClerc and Vanessa Marano, of ABC Family’s Switched at Birth. We all had a lot of fun doing the shoot on a fabulous yacht in Newport harbor. A special shout-out goes to jewelers Black, Starr and Frost who provided the gorgeous pearls and diamonds as well as the body guards.

As always, the issue is packed with a variety of movie and TV celebrities as well as some amazing designers and Industry Insider profiles.…

Katie LeClerc + Vanessa Marano (ABC Family/ Switched at Birth)
Rochelle Aytes (ABC/ Mistresses)
Briana Evigan (Step Up: All In)
Industry Insider: (ABC Family’s Switched at Birth/ Lizzy Weiss)
Summer Beauty Editor Picks
Designer Profile: Amy Devan (Naveda Couture)
Regarding Style: Justine Ezarik (AOL/ Hardwired 2.0)

Man of Style – Summer Watchlist:
Jake T. Austin (ABC Family/ The Fosters),
Drake Bell (A Fairly Odd Summer),

Sinqua Walls (Starz/Power),
Ian Anthony Dale (TNT/ Murder in the First)
Lou Diamond Phillips (A&E/ Longmire)

China Ann, Sierra & Lauryn McClain(Disney/ Ant Farm & Singing Group)
Jaime Murray (Syfy/ Defiance)
Madeline Brewer (Netflix/ OITNB & Hemlock Grove)
Italia Ricci (ABC Family/ Chasing Life)
The cast of VH1′s Hit The Floor (Dean Cain, Kimberly Elise, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Taylour Paige)

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Nov 182013
 

I love doing Red Carpet and press events for talent and I was really grateful to be able to get another Hollywood Reporter cover (the first one was 2 years ago) doing Octavia Spencer for their December 6the issue featuring The Actresses. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered that at the shoot was Emma Thompson, Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams and Oprah Winfrey. It was so fun to be able to hang out the with famous Glam Squads and I picked up a few tips. I love the cover, it came out so beautiful. Until the next one…….

The Hollywood Reporter Cover Dec 2013 Photo: Joe Pugliese

The Hollywood Reporter Cover Dec 2013 Photo: Joe Pugliese

 

THR Octavia Spencer

Octavia’s individual shot for The Hollywood Reporter Dec 2013 Photo: Joe Pugliese

 

And the cover from 2 years ago……

The Hollywood Reporter Actress Roudtable 2011

The Hollywood Reporter Actress Roudtable 2011 cover Photo: Mary Rozzi

 

The Hollywood Reporter Actress Roudtable 2011

Octavia’s single photo for the The Hollywood Reporter Actress Roudtable 2011 Photo: Mary Rozzi

Aug 292013
 

For our current issue of Regard Magazine we did a fabulous cover editorial shoot with Roselyn Sanchez who is currently playing Carmen Luna in Lifetime’s summer hit show, Devious Maids. I had a fabulous time doing her hair and makeup for the shoot. I love making quick hair changes for each outfit and when she wore this gorgeous purple satin dress  with the black lace detail in the back (by Rafael Cennamo), I knew it called for a sexy low bun.

Roselyn has super thick hair so the key to doing her bun are these super heavy duty hair pins that I use to hold it all together.  Believe it or not, I used 4 pins for this look. Here is the step by step instructions and pictorial of how I achieved the look:

  1. 1  First, take a section from the front side and twist it towards the back.
  2. 2  Next, I take a section from the other front side and twist it towards the back and use a pin to secure both sections.
  3. 3  Then, I split the back in half and twist it into a semi bun and pin.
  4. 4  Finally,  I take the other half of the back section and twist it around the semi bun to complete the bun and pin. I add another pin to stabalize the bun and Voila!!

This took about 3 minutes, and as you can see came out really nice.

 

 

Valerie Noble doing Roselyn Sanchez'hair for RegardMag.com August 2013

Valerie Noble doing Roselyn Sanchez’hair for RegardMag.com August 2013

 

Valerie Noble doing Roselyn Sanchez' hair for RegardMag.com August 2013

Valerie Noble doing Roselyn Sanchez’ hair for RegardMag.com August 2013

 

 

Valerie Noble doing Roselyn Sanchez' hair for RegardMag.com August 2013

Valerie Noble doing Roselyn Sanchez’ hair for RegardMag.com August 2013

 

 

Valerie Noble doing Roselyn Sanchez' hair for RegardMag.com August 2013

Valerie Noble doing Roselyn Sanchez’ hair for RegardMag.com August 2013

 

 

Valerie Noble doing Roselyn Sanchez' hair for RegardMag.com August 2013

Valerie Noble doing Roselyn Sanchez’ hair for RegardMag.com August 2013

 

 

Valerie Noble doing Roselyn Sanchez' hair for RegardMag.com August 2013

Valerie Noble doing Roselyn Sanchez’ hair while Dimitry waits for RegardMag.com August 2013

 

 

Dimitry Loiseau getting the shot of Roselyn Sanchez for RegardMag.com August 2013

Dimitry Loiseau getting the shot of Roselyn Sanchez for RegardMag.com August 2013

 

 

Roselyn Sanchez Regard Magazine August 2013

The finished look of Roselyn Sanchez for Regard Magazine August 2013

 

Aug 262013
 

It’s amazing how fast time seems to fly….. It’s already the end of August and I feel that another year is almost at an end!  Jeeze Louise….well at least the summer here in Los Angeles was rather pleasant.  I had a chance to visit New York a couple of times and I really am Thankful that we do not get the humidity that I experience there.  So, with that said,  here are my favorite summer things…..

 

 

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Jet cover of Octavia Spencer and Michael B Jordan for Fruitvale Station movie

 

 

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Jet Magazine editorial with Octavia Spencer and Michael B Jordan from Fruitvale Station movie.

 

I got the chance to do Octavia’s hair and makeup for her Jet Magazine cover and editorial for The Fruitvale Station movie. This is one of my favorite movies of the summer and if you haven’t seen it, check it out. The director, Ryan Coogler, who also wrote the movie, did an amazing job of telling an important human story with a sensitive but caring hand. I also loved the ensemble cast and  Melanie Garcia and Michael B Jordan had a lot of chemistry. Plus, it was interesting to see Oakland, a city I lived in for 17 years, as a backdrop.

 

 

 

I am loving Miss Janelle Monae’s Queen video featuring Erykah Badu!! She always has a fabulous beat but I also love the positivity in her lyrics. “while you selling dope, we gonn keep selling HOPE…” Check her out!!

 

 

 

I finally got a chance to see India.aire at the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in June and she was really good. Again, I love her positive messages and my favorite song is ‘Just Do You’  She doesn’t have a video for the song so here is a live performance she did on the Steve Harvey Morning Show…..

 

India.Aire at The Playboy Jazz festival at the Hollywood Bowl

India.Aire at The Playboy Jazz festival at the Hollywood Bowl

 

 

 

 

Another fabulous artist that I saw at the Playboy Jazz Festival is an amazing singer/ saxophonist/ composer/ lyricist/ arranger/ producer/ educator Grace Kelly!  I Love jazz and am so sad that it has almost disappeared from our musical landscape. This was my first time seeing Miss Grace, and I really loved her performance.  She is truly a master musician! Here is a video so you can see for yourself her amazing talent…..

 

 

 

Hope you had a fantastic summer………Cheers,

Valerie

 

 

May 272013
 

Last month, I had an amazing trip to China courtesy of Designer Tadashi Shoji and Miss Octavia Spencer. Miss Spencer was the special guest of Mr. Shoji, who opened a flagship store in Beijing China. I was invited to come along and was thrilled beyond belief. I had never really thought I would get to ever go to China on a trip. I love traveling and sightseeing and to be able to see a few of China’s monumental sights was a treat. I wrote a nice blog for The BackpackCeo.com with pictures from the trip.

There was just so much fabulousness that I have a few more pictures below and added a video compilation (Thanks to Dimitry for putting it together) from the trip. I can truly say it was a trip of a lifetime!! Check out the video and then a few more images to get a peek into my trip!    

-Cheers

 

 

 

 

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The amazing Beijing Airport

 

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My accomodations were at The Hotel Éclat Beijing, a luxury boutique hotel in the middle of Beijing’s Central Business District.

Parkview Green Mall

The bridge inside the Parkview Green Mall where the fashion show was held…. the show was on the bridge.

 

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My terrace deck in my suite.

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The pool on my terrace deck!

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The group with Tadashi before the Beijing fashion show!

Valerie and Octavia Spencer before the Tasdashi Shoji Fashion show in Beijing.

Valerie Noble and Octavia Spencer before the Tasdashi Shoji Fashion show in Beijing.

 

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The group with Tadashi Shoji at the Great Wall of China.

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A favorite morning coffee place…….

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Yes, it is Starbucks…. and quite good, too.

 

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The beautiful architecture from a building at the Summer Palace.

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One of my favorite art pieces in the Parkview Green Mall in Beining.

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The Je Mansion in Beijing, the site of our last dinner in China.

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Valerie posing in front of the The Je Mansion pink blossoms.

 

Thanks for checking out my fabulous trip…. Looking forward to more adventures, soon!!