May 7, 2010

Who Is Linda Mason?

Linda Mason is THE guru of fashion make-up! She has been THE make-up aritst for the biggest brands in fashion during the 70's, 80's and 90's having done Jean Paul Gaultier, Yojhi Yamamoto, Vivienne Westwood, Giorgio Armani, Thierry Mugler...(just to name a few!) fashion shows, Linda has also worked with countless Hollywood celebrities and Supermodels like Christy Turlington, Kate Moss, Cameron Diaz, Brooke Sheilds...and I found her by chance one day while searching for content to write on my blog!

Learning that she conducted Make-up classes in N.Y.C Soho, I flew to the States to meet with her and take her course in Make-up!

It was such a fun week! Linda taught me to take things easy and to let my artistic juices flow naturally. To use make-up as a form of self-expression and not to fear colors and textures. As I was not 'on the job' this time, I had a chance to experiment with all sorts of textures and was able to create looks my own way. It was a blast!

I also had the opportunity to meet some really great people! Coco, she's 58 and still modelling and I swear looks 30!! Unbelievable! And actress Mimi, also in her 50's but with the spunk of a 20 year old and some of Linda's old friends who were supermodels in their time.

When I started my career, the supermodels ruled the fashion world, there was no such thing as Photoshop,(we swore by countless test polaroids) and yet all the international magazines were producing flawless pictures! Mind you, I can't say the same for our local magazines at that time, I have done some pretty scary stuff then! So meeting Linda and having the opportunity to learn from her was a truely special treat!

What blew me away about Linda is that she is a true artist. She has an art gallery next to her make-up studio with all her art work. They are stunning! To me, she especially did children portraiture best. The little girls and boys looked so adorable and she had captured their innocence in their eyes onto her canvas.
My very supportive husband , son and in- laws tagged along with me on this trip and I cannot thank them more for being there for me and letting me experience my course.

You know, New York is a really special place in this world, something about it, a kind of magic. It wakes you up, shakes you around abit and opens up your eyes. The people living in New York are sassy, street smart and super energetic. By getting around, one has to talk alot, mingle, get to know people. Its a survival of the fittest.
If there's anywhere in the world I recommend a person to go when they're single, troubled or just need to get out, I say go to New York! That big city wih its bright lights will not fail to disappoint : )!

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1 comment:

Paula Q said...

Agreed! It is a blessing to be able to learn and be inspired by Linda Mason... And New York is truely amazing =)