Posts Categorized: fascinating and fashionable

Fascinating and Fashionable: Amy the Makeup Artist

Amy Presson is one of the sweetest, warmest, friendliest women I’ve ever met. She is also my polar opposite because she knows just about everything there is to know about makeup. Founder and owner of local makeup studio Jett Makeup, Amy does everything from eyelash extensions to airbrush makeup, hires out for special events and weddings, and even gives the occasional makeup lesson! (A smoky eye tutorial from her is on my holiday wishlist.)

Since we work in adjacent worlds but I know so little about hers, I thought it would be fun and fascinating to talk with her about her career trajectory and love for cosmetics and beauty. Let’s hear from Amy!

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Fascinating and Fashionable: Samantha the Eclectic Clothing Designer

I met Samantha Rei several years ago when I attended a fantastically fun show she put on at Hell’s Kitchen with an amazing live band and endless stellar looks. Her steampunk-influenced line was called Blashphemina’s Closet back then, but she’s moving forward with an eponymous line and the descriptor, “Beauty. Strength. Rebellion.” Her bio closes with the line, “Samantha strives to help women feel confident, strong and comfortable in their own skin. She believes they can all be beautiful warriors.” Can you see why I adore her?

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Fascinating and Fashionable: Karin the Jewelry Designer

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Award-winning jewelry designer Karin Jacobson has been creating covetable cocktail rings and gorgeous gem-encrusted necklaces, bracelets, and earrings for over almost 15 years, and I’ve been an admirer of her work from the moment I clapped eyes upon it. Karin’s sleek, bold aesthetic hits me right where I live, and I’ve even had her redesign and re-set my engagement ring, as well as custom design my crown ring, both of which get daily wear.

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