Fresh Off the Crawlway– McKayla in her Baby Headbands

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I recently shot a little web clip for Jerseylicious showing off McKayla in many of her baby headbands!  They wanted some still shots to insert throughout and asked me if I could take a few!  I saw this as the perfect opportunity to test out my photography skills for a subject very much in motion! 

Enjoy!

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Fall Into Fall Trends Without Falling On Your Face. Literally.

The “must have’s” for the mommies living in the real world!

For each season, I scour the internet for my “favs”– a few pieces worth investing in that pay homage to the current trend, but won’t gather dust for the years to come.  I focus on pieces that are made well and help me preserve my own sense of style.

As a new mother I can count the days I have worn heels since I became pregnant on two fingers.  After I had McKayla, I decided that unless I am actually doing makeup, I will do anything “business” related at home.  After an “Ah-ha” moment, I pushed my dining room table into my closet and made my life as a mother, wife, business owner, blogger etc. “work”, well more like “merge”.

Long story short, I was moving into this apartment well before I met Danny and the damage was already done– the third bedroom was turned into a California Closet.  Fast forward two years and McKayla’s toys and various space consuming objects had a viral like consumption of our apartment– I had no choice but to hybrid this sanctuary.

I digress– In the moments I am actually sitting at my computer (any given email includes roughly 15 sprints into the living room to fix a binky, grab juice, put “Gabba” on– you know the drill) I find myself staring at my wall of heels.  Well lit, dusted, and on freshly cleaned glass IMG_0388

Alexa's Closet

— they are undoubtedly well preserved.  But that is all they are– “preserved.”  When am I going to wear a 155mm Louboutin Pigalle?  To pick up dog poo?  To wipe vomit off my shirt? No.

That said, as a new mom I think it is possible to stay current and relevant– even if you lift more in a given day than a heavy weight champion.

Boots: For me, heels are unfortunately a thing of the past.  I look at the Paparazzi pics of moms in YSL double platform pumps, full makeup, and a $4,000 jacket pushing their carriage down Madison Ave. and I just don’t get it.  For those of us pushing our kid through Target feverishly spinning the “Target Cartweel” for an extra 5% on Huggies– heels are the least of our concern.  We tend to focus more on getting through one store without a poo poo diaper, a crying fit, or some strange injury that occurred within the perimeter of the shopping cart.

That said for this season everything is “Moto”– whether it be pairing some hard leather piece and softening it up with a chunky LAMade sweater or going full blown Sons of Anarchy– having something that looks like it should be within ten feet of Harley seems to be the trend of the season.

Frye Jenna Disc

Frye Jenna Disc

I have made two purchases this Fall that make more than enough sense for any mom on the go.  I recently purchase the Frye Jenna Disc. from Amazon.com– and what’s even better is that when you sign up for the shoe email you can get 20% off and free shipping!  What’s better than that!  If  you take a look at these beauties they have that old sweatshirt quality in texture– worn in and cozy.

These are not my first Frye purchase either.  This brand is over 100 years old and have unparalleled craftsmanship.  This is a boot that can “Moto” up any outfit– be it jeans and a blazer, leggings and a sweater, or your husbands t-shirt and PJ pants (my blogging wardrobe of choice).

IMG_2563 Well, after I purchased these boots I happened to be on the hunt for the perfect parka and I came across a picture of Kate Beckinsale that haunted me!  What were those damn boots she had on? I searched and I searched and either I am Pinterest-illiterate or there was not one article or link to the brand for either the boots or the parka.  As I continued my search, I took the parka out of the picture and focused on the boots—googling “Kate Beckinsale Boots” in various forms over and over again.  Did I keep seeing these glorious boots over and over again, transforming endless simple outfits?  Yes.  White tank top and black leggings, spring dress, shorts, winter coats –they worked with everything!  Did I find the brand?   IMG_2555 No.  It tortured me.  I mean it could be that its Kate Beckinsale in them, but it could also be that these boots are just awesome!

FINALLY I came across the brand– Fiorentini and Baker.  And they are just as difficult to buy.  I eventually tracked them down at the actual F+B store in downtown Manhattan and ordered them over the phone.  At $620 these are pricey for any mom.  Well not ANY mom– I’m sure some housewife of something has them in every color.  Cheers to marrying old men for money! But for the rest of us– this is a purchase you hide.

Here was my rationalization– If Kate Beckinsale can wear them with everything for what seems like year round, than I can.  It also seemed like she was constantly walking in them– which says to me who skims 5 feet that I can do my normal baby trekking with a little more height!

Of course before I bought them I did a week’s worth of “should I?” but then I spotted someone in them!

“Omg are those Fiorentini and Baker?” me

“Yes!  I got them like 10 years ago!  Aren’t they great!” random person

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Glam Academy 5 dates are officially out!

With our summer semester completely booked and at capacity in addition to a huge demand for this program– The Glam Academy has now released its fifth semester of dates!

After three extremely successful semesters of transforming people at all different stages of artistry into strong artists and entrepreneur’s we proudly go into our completely booked fourth semester beginning in August!

Our summer semester (now closed) with students coming from all over the east coast has reassured us in our ability to introduce people to their own true capacity.  By showing people that something that once was a dream is something absolutely possible– by giving people the tools to go beyond their own expectations of themselves, by truly fusing the artist and the entrepreneur we KNOW that if people take in all that the Glam Academy has to offer they will be successful business owners that can absolutely control their own destiny.  We can only give you the tools, the vehicle so to speak– your own drive, motivation, and passion is the only thing that can fuel it.

Our sponsorships and affiliations leave the students with an experience unparalleled by any other program– from new models for every look, to photo shoots of every lab personally taken by Alexa showing the true journey of your artistry, to limo rides throughout the city taking students to private demonstrations by the top artists in NYC, education throughout the semester that allows you to leave the Academy with a working business– these are only a few of the many experiences that make the Glam Academy such an incredibly unique take on what transforming a person into a successful makeup artist is.

We put you in the control seat of your future allowing you to not only reach your dreams but go beyond them.

For more information on The Glam Academy, course descriptions etc. please visit http://theglamfairy.com/academy.html

To book your seat please either fill out our contact form or email us directly at info@theglamfairy.com

FALL DATES

BASIC

November 1

November 2

November 3

November 8

November 9

SENIOR

November 23

November 24

November 30

December 1

December 7

December 8

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Corrected Payment form for January classes

To register for any of the January classes you can submit your payment via paypal below.  email us at class@theglamfairy.com if you have any questions!

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NEW CLASSES FOR 2011!!!

Glammy-sessions
(Glam Fairy Makeup Classes)

Definition: Glammysessions are weekly classes administered by Alexa “The Glam Fairy” where she teaches all her tips and tricks to those wishing to unleash their inner glamazon or have the capacity to unleash others.

When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7pm
Where: The Monroe Art’s Center Hoboken NJ 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken NJ Fourth Floor Suite E410
Why: My request for Classes since Jerseylicious has been outstanding! I have a new semester of Glammysessions’s available at a price point that I have never done before. Why?
1. I want to be able to have weekly students who can learn new tips and tricks each week regularly without breaking the bank!
2. I have an incredible new space that can accommodate a room full of glamazons!

Therefore I will have weekly Glammysessions! Tuesday evening’s I will have classes for all of my fabulous women that want to learn how to do makeup on themselves. Wednesday evenings I will have class for my Makeup Artist’s to be! The girls with all the makeup that just need to perfect their style!

See below for Group Class details!

GROUP CLASS PRICING

Type of class Price
Two hour weekly lesson 75 one person – $15 off if you book with a friend
GLAMMYSESSION– The Makeup Lab 350

TUESDAYS – 7pm

UNLEASH Glaminar
This is the Glaminar for all of those who wish to unleash their inner glamazon but dont quite have the techniques yet to do so! You don’t quite know how to use your brushes, you’re unsure of which colors go together– and you are dying to know how to do a smokey eye! Basically this is the place for women who want to learn how to amp up their every day technique and also learn some fun evening looks. This class will be super exciting, hands on, and taught with all different methods in order to to make all techniques ingrained.

WEDNESDAYS – 7pm
MUAAAA Glaminar
This is the Glaminar for all MUA’S (makeup artist’s). This is the place where any makeup artist in training can really develop their techniques and fuse their talent with Alexa’s methodology which will bring the artist to a completely new understanding of the raw potential and capacity that “makeup” has.

Cosmetology school rarely goes beyond 8 hours of makeup training– this is the place where there is no cap on how much education a potential makeup artist can have.

These classes are going to be different each and every week– bubbling over with so many topics your head will spin. Contouring, body glow, scar coverage, tattoo coverage, beauty makeup, macro makeup, tv makeup — everything and anything that the professional makeup artist has in their arsenal of makeup knowledge.

At each class the student will bring a model so that there is no idle time for artist’s (you wont have to work on each other).

JANUARY CLASS SCHEDULE
DATE  ————— Kind of Class ——–       TOPIC

01-11-11  Tuesday          Unleash          ——–      Red Carpet Makeup—Party Makeup—Beyond photogenic
01-12-11 Wednesday    MUAAA         ——–     Special ocassion makeup—how to make your client sparkle
01-18-11 Tuesday          Unleash         ——–    Sexy smokey eyes
01-19-11 Wednesday   MUAAAA       ——-      Classic Bridal Makeup– Airbrush
01-25-11 Tuesday          Unleash         ——-      The Kim K look
01-26-11 Wednesday    MUAAA        ——–     The sexy vixen bride—the bride who doesn’t want to be traditional

01-30-11 Sunday    10-4 six hour glam session      $350 The Makeup Lab Several looks – voted by the class that day incorporating airbrush makeup, lashes

How do I reserve my seat?
To book your seat at this glammysession simply pay via paypal to reserve your spot and your receipt will hold the day. In pay pal I have options for different dates, class types, and whether or not you are booking with a friend.

Regular classes are $75 for a two hour class. With classes traditionally starting at $350 this is the opportunity of a lifetime!

If you would like to purchase seats for multiple classes please purchase each class separately.

To reserve your seat please see the blog below to submit your payment via paypal. The latest entry has all of the payment info.

What do I need at the Glammysession?
For both of the Glammysessions you will need all of your makeup supplies, a notebook, and something to write with. If you are taking the regular class please come with a clean face with an extra layer of moisturizer.
If you are signing up for the mua class please bring a model with you.

Private lessons
Do you want to determine the pace of the class? Do the classes above not fit into your schedule? Well you do have the option of a private lesson. Email me directly at class@theglamfairy.com to reserve a private lesson.

Private lesson Pricing
(ONE TIME )Two hour private lesson $300
Two- 2 hour private lessons $550
Three- 2 hour private lessons $825
Four- 2 hour private lesson $1100 (4577)

Sign out for new date block of Glammy — Alexa’s make up classes!!

Below we have our secure method for securing your seats for upcoming Glammy sessions. Tuesday nights are for that very special Glamazon that wants to learn how to do her own make up. Wednesday nights are for those makeup artists that wants that want to fuse their techniques with Miss Glammy’s explosively creative methods. Both of these classes are completely hands on, and will change the way you see make up, no matter if you are a student or a MUA. Please email me at aprisco@theglamfairy.com if you have any questions about booking your seat. Your reciept will reserve your seat at the class.

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