Modelling for Linda Mai Make Up

Linda Mai is currently a Diploma Specialist Make Up Artist studying cosmetics at Melbourne’s Victoria University. Her work is exceptionally clean, defined and highly commended by her instructors. Also, she has worked behind the scenes at the 2013 Melbourne Spring Fashion Show. I modeled for one of her make up assessments to showcase a classic look. The photo shoot session after was inspired by Hollywood glamour and beauty.

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Grandma Reminisces

She tells me that my grandpa was an avid photographer… he had a camera everywhere they went. In her words, “Even toilets he’ll take photos of!” and then she says pensively, “I don’t like taking photos, but he insisted on always taking photos but it’s a good thing because we have plenty of photos to look at now.”
She points out that film used to be so small and that the better photos are the ones up close as sometimes she can’t make out who it is anymore because of her eyesight.
Grandma also comments that it used to be a very expensive hobby but my grandfather loved it and had the means to photograph, so, that’s what he did. Perhaps I got the photo bug from my grandpa?

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Modelling for Priceline COSMO Beauty School 2

Priceline Beauty Expert Helen Dowsley demonstrates how to apply Lady Jane hair extensions & Manicare Glam Eyes false lashes on me for Priceline Beauty School.
I’ve always loved voluminous, lush lashes and thick, long hair. I picked up some tips and tricks because of modelling for this tutorial and used it for a night out on the town at the free Melbourne event, One Masif!
Helen Dowsley is a world renowned hair and makeup artist whose clients including some of the world’s most famous faces including Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Lilly Allen and Lady Sarah Ferguson. Her training as an esthetician has given Helen a deep understanding of the skin, body and the ingredients used in beauty products, which enables her to achieve flawless looks for her clients.
Beginning her studies as a nail technician, Helen moved onto AAB airbrushing in New York before training as a makeup artist with industry legends Jeff Angel and Richard Sharah. This training saw her travel to international fashion hotspots Milan and New York as well as Hollywood.
Helen’s extensive experience includes countless celebrity shoots for leading magazine as well as editorial and advertising campaigns. She’s also regularly requested by high profile talent to do their hair and makeup for live music shows and television programs including Australia’s Next Top Model, X Factor and live TV such as Arias and The Logies.
With her broad skills, extensive experience and eye for the latest looks she will be working alongside Australia’s favourite beauty editors to help women across the country to create fabulous beauty looks.

Videographer: Suzie Haslam | Model Profile – www.starnow.com.au/gracelye

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Modelling for Priceline COSMO Beauty School 1

Priceline Beauty Expert Helen Dowsley shows how to use EcoTools brushes effectively to create a gorgeous smokey eye on me for Priceline Beauty School. From being on this shoot, I had to get myself the EcoTools 5-piece brush set and I can definitely vouch that they are awesome quality makeup brushes, soft but firm and easy to use!
Helen Dowsley is a world renowned hair and makeup artist whose clients including some of the world’s most famous faces including Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Lilly Allen and Lady Sarah Ferguson. Her training as an esthetician has given Helen a deep understanding of the skin, body and the ingredients used in beauty products, which enables her to achieve flawless looks for her clients.
Beginning her studies as a nail technician, Helen moved onto AAB airbrushing in New York before training as a makeup artist with industry legends Jeff Angel and Richard Sharah. This training saw her travel to international fashion hotspots Milan and New York as well as Hollywood.
Helen’s extensive experience includes countless celebrity shoots for leading magazine as well as editorial and advertising campaigns. She’s also regularly requested by high profile talent to do their hair and makeup for live music shows and television programs including Australia’s Next Top Model, X Factor and live TV such as Arias and The Logies.
With her broad skills, extensive experience and eye for the latest looks she will be working alongside Australia’s favourite beauty editors to help women across the country to create fabulous beauty looks.

Videographer: Suzie Haslam | Model Profile – www.starnow.com.au/gracelye

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Thank you to everyone who has shown me love, encouragement and support through this year of ups and downs. I appreciate the amount of faith you have in my photographic endeavours and pursuits. I’m looking forward to everything that lies ahead, to the opportunities that can’t be fathomed now but will happen for us all, here’s wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Warm Regards & Lots of Love,
Grace.

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24.12.12 Snappy Shutters Christmas Photobooth Fun

It is that time of the year again where everyone gathers just because we can and it’s fun! Snappy Shutters members came together for some Yuletide Cheer at Larry‘s place.
I set up a very quick and easy backdrop with scrap materials and tinsel, popped a camera on the tripod and left a box of props for everyone to take silly, funny photos in an open photobooth-style set up. It resulted in a heap of laughter on an awesome night with fantastic company!

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Modelling for Priceline Beauty School 3

Priceline Beauty School’s beauty expert, Jessica Bell, shares different make-up looks and beauty tips in the exclusive how-to tutorials using all Priceline products.
Jessica is an internationally acclaimed makeup artist with over 10 years extensive experience in the cosmetic industry. As a key makeup artist for Harrod’s London she was fortunate enough to work with many celebrities as well as working on photoshoots and fashion shows including London fashion week. She was also described as ‘The Queen of Eyes’ in British Tattler Magazine.
I had the fantastic opportunity to be the model filmed in a couple of make-up tutorials. This is her “Summer Beauty Look” tutorial. Got all ready for a night out!

Videographer: Suzie Haslam | Model Profile – www.starnow.com.au/gracelye

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Modelling for Priceline Beauty School 2

Priceline Beauty School’s beauty expert, Jessica Bell, shares different make-up looks and beauty tips in the exclusive how-to tutorials using all Priceline products.
Jessica is an internationally acclaimed makeup artist with over 10 years extensive experience in the cosmetic industry. As a key makeup artist for Harrod’s London she was fortunate enough to work with many celebrities as well as working on photoshoots and fashion shows including London fashion week. She was also described as ‘The Queen of Eyes’ in British Tattler Magazine.
I had the fantastic opportunity to be the model filmed in a couple of make-up tutorials. This is her “The Perfect Party Look” tutorial. Got all ready for a night out!

Videographer: Suzie Haslam | Model Profile – www.starnow.com.au/gracelye

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Modelling for Priceline Beauty School 1

Priceline Beauty School’s beauty expert, Jessica Bell, shares different make-up looks and beauty tips in the exclusive how-to tutorials using all Priceline products.
Jessica is an internationally acclaimed makeup artist with over 10 years extensive experience in the cosmetic industry. As a key makeup artist for Harrod’s London she was fortunate enough to work with many celebrities as well as working on photoshoots and fashion shows including London fashion week. She was also described as ‘The Queen of Eyes’ in British Tattler Magazine.
I had the fantastic opportunity to be the model filmed in a couple of make-up tutorials. This on is her “5 Minutes To Fabulous” tutorial. I even picked up a trick or two that I’ll be using on myself!

Videographer: Suzie Haslam | Model Profile – www.starnow.com.au/gracelye

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JustGraced.com.au Business Cards

I’ve got my own personalised JustGraced business cards! YAY!
420gsm 90mm x 45mm rounded-edged cards, matte laminated on both sides with spot UV over my logo on the front! SNAZZY!!
I love love love love love my new business cards. Want one?

Thanks to Matthew Racovalis from Spilled Ink Print (www.spilledinkprint.com.au)

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Modelling for Huong Nguyen Make Up

Talented and beautiful, Huong Nguyen, has found her passion and calling to the artistry of make-up. Her work is shown off on the ‘Huong Nguyen Make Up Artist’ Facebook page. I modeled on photo shoot sessions showcasing her bridal make-up work as well as a look for heading out on a night in town!
Huong is a Melbourne-based makeup artist who was trained by Joanna Blair. She will work with you to create a long-lasting look, whether it be natural, glamorous or classic for any occasion. She offers a mobile service at your convenience, including trials in the luxury of your own home. To make an appointment for a trial or to discuss your make-up needs, please contact her on +61 423 833 765. Special offers are available for groups of friends, family and other events.

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22.08.12 Snappy Shutters Melbourne CBD Photowalk

Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/snappyshutters
Meetup Event Page: http://www.meetup.com/Snappy-Shutters/events/77388252/

The weather held up giving us a gorgeous night to be out walking Melbourne CBD with our cameras, ready to capture whatever it was that caught our interest. Our first ever meetup.com organised event, we saw many new faces join us in our outing.

Starting out at Federation Square, we headed through Hosier Lane towards Degraves Street. From there, we strolled all the way down Swanston Street, spent a little time at the intersection of Bourke Street before heading towards the State Library. There we called it a night and chilled at Grill’d, Melbourne Central for dinner.

Here are some photos I managed to snap whilst socialising and helping other Snappy Shutter-ers understand aspects of lighting and photography…

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A Flicker, A Flame, A Dance

When a fire is lit and the flames start to flicker, their swirling dance is ever so entrancing. A capture will never be the same and these form beautiful abstract art pieces produced by no other lights but the flames. Have a look through my favourite captures and see what you make out in them!

If you would like to have any of these images made into canvas or enlarged prints, please contact me and I’ll be more than happy to arrange it for you.

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Streak Abstract Art

I’m in love with colours and how they streak and blend into each other beautifully! Here are some pieces that I’ve created through photographing at a longer shutter speed and pulling the camera over the scene that I want to capture.
If you would like to have any of these images made into canvas or prints, please contact me and I’ll be more than happy to arrange it for you.

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Helping Vanessa raise £800 for Charity Work

My beautiful cousin, Vanessa from the UK, needs help to raise a bit of money for her charity work with VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) for an upcoming 3 month project in Bangladesh starting in September.

VSO is a development organisation that sends volunteers to countries struggling with extreme poverty to contribute and share skills, instead of sending aid.

She will be placed in a community to help on projects such as setting up farming and food production initiatives / co-operatives, improving water access like building latrines, teaching basic healthcare in primary schools and talking to young Bangladeshi’s about ways they can continue to develop their own area.

Her fundraising target is £800!

Do you have spare change to help out?
www.justgiving.com/Vanessa-Lye

xoxo G

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BLVD Business Cards

Being part of the BLVD Media crew who are rocking the wedding and corporate photography and cinematography world, I’ve just received my own personalised business cards!
420gsm rounded-edged cards, matte laminated on both sides with a hint of spot UV over the front logo and filigree detail!
CLASSY dont you think!?!

Thanks to Matthew Racovalis from Spilled Ink Print (www.spilledinkprint.com.au)

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