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Aug 202014
 

When I was a kid I loved playing with dolls. So, of course, my favorite doll was a Barbie but I have never owned one. My sister and I had different dolls that weren’t as chic but had lots of long hair. The best part for me, was styling their hair and I never cut any of the dolls hair and they were never beheaded.

Back then there wasn’t much choice in skin colors and hair textures but we had great imaginations and didn’t let that affect us too much.

So, when checking out Pinterest lately, I was so surprised to see how gorgeous and life-like the Barbie style dolls are. I love the current hair colors, hair styles and makeup looks and the variety of ethnicities is a refreshing sight to see.

Here are some of the fabulous dolls that caught my eye…..

 

This is the Barbie I remember wanting back in the day…..

50s Barbie

50s Barbie

 

50s Barbie

50s Barbie

 

60s Barbie

60s Barbie – Love the Updo!! I used to practice his one on my doll.

 

Here are the Barbies of today…….

Blonde Afro

Blonde Afro

 

Cute Bob Haircut

Cute Bob Haircut and smokey eye

 

Dread Locked beauty

Dread Locked Beauty

 

Red hair

Red Hair Beauty

 

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Dark and Lovely

 

A Beauty in Glasses

A Beauty in Glasses

 

African Beauty

Chocolate Beauty in animal print

 

Indian Beauty

Indian Beauty

 

Real life Doll

Real life Doll

 

 

Faux Hawk and Cat Eye

Faux Hawk and Cat Eye

 

Grey Hair Don't Care

Grey Hair Don’t Care

 

Scooter Love

Scooter Love

 

 

 

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 072012
 
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I love wearing black and actually it’s become the unofficial uniform for hair stylists and make-up artists. Think the artists at the MAC store. Anyway, it really works for me and I like the look.

 

@MissValNoble doing make-up in a black outfit

Having a black shoe wardrobe is essential to keeping your black uniform interesting. Here are my picks for a well rounded black shoe selection…..

 

Black Summer Shoe Basics

What shoes are included in your summer shoe basics? 

Cheers, @MissValNoble

 

Aug 022012
 

So, one of my many and favorite jobs is doing hair and/or make-up for Designer’s Look Books.  I have been working with gown and dress designer Dalia MacPhee for a few years and just finished her fall 2012 Look Book. For Dalia, I usually do hair and often work with one of my favorite make-up artists (who I met on a Dalia shoot) Leibi Carias. I was excited to see Leibi because I missed the last shoot. We arrived at the same time to find the electricity was out in the building we were shooting in and we would have to climb 11 floors to the photographer’s loft!! As the models sprinted past us, Leibi and I slowly made our way up the 11 stories trying to cheer each other on. Needless to say I was huffing and puffing when I got to the 11th floor…..  We quickly recovered, though, and had a fun shoot.  Here’s a few pics… Stay tuned for Dalia’s Fall Look Book, viewable on her site…

 

Leibi Carias doing make-up for Dalia MacPhee Fall 2012 Look Book photoshoot

 

3 hair looks by me for the Dalia MacPhee Fall 2012 Look Book photoshoot

 

Jun 212012
 

W Magazine has a beautiful new spread in the current issue featuring the iconic model, Naomi Campbell. She is still, in my opinion, one of the best models in the world, as you can see from these stunning images. Check out the behind the scenes video of her shoot …..

 

Photographs by Emma Summerton, Styled by Giovanna Battaglia

 

Photographs by Emma Summerton, Styled by Giovanna Battaglia

 

Photographs by Emma Summerton, Styled by Giovanna Battaglia