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GLAM MAKEUP HOW-TO BY MV ARTISTRY

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I was thrilled about Oscar de La Renta’s modern, opulent, and glamorous exhibit at the De Young museum this spring. The collection, expertly curated by André Leon Talley, spanned five decades with influences from Spain, Russia, and the East. For the Art Point Gala held on May 7th to celebrate the designer I was lucky enough to borrow a unique gown by Tokyo Gamine, actually a jumpsuit based on a traditional Japanese hakasan garment.
For makeup and hair, I turned to the expert skills of of Maria Vartanian of MV Artistry. I wanted a dramatic cat eye, and I love what Maria created, but what impressed me the most is how much attention was dedicated to getting the skin just right. I’m truly inspired and will be shopping for new products to get my beauty arsenal up to speed.

Read on for Maria’s tips on application and her favorite products.
XO Sasha

– I started with cleansing Sasha’s skin with Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution, then applying Dermalogica Skin Moist (love Dermalogica products as they work for most skin types out there even the most sensitive. It’s hard to cater to everyone skin type, (being an aesthetician, I’m passionate about the preparation of the skin as it’s the most important part of the makeup application process) followed by Benefit Pore Minimizer then Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Concealer for primer.

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For the Eyes –

I primed the eyes with Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre – a favorite of mine, been using it for years and nothing seem to compare to other primers as Paint Pot is very silky and glides on easily on all eyelids.
I used Mac Carbon eye shadow with a Mac blending brush 217 and applied it to the outer crease and blended it to the eye shape. Then using Mac blending brush 239, I applied Mac GreenSmoke to the eyelid and blended it gently. Applied a Make up & Glow green pigment (a brand from Australia) on top of that with wetting my brush with some Mac Studio Moisture Fix  with a tapping motion so to get as much as pigment on the eyelid as possible.

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Lined the top water line with Lord & Berry Kajal Pencilin black and applied mascara to the top & bottom lashes. I used IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara in black. Making sure to apply it from root to tip to get the maximum lift in the eyelashes.

For the face -

I applied Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.5 with a Mac 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush followed by  Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer in Medium Light-Neutral for under the eyes and blended it out with Mac 280 Duo Fibre Blending Brush.
Followed by Mac Mineralize Skinfinsh Natural powder in Light all over the face.

I contoured under cheekbones and around the nose area with Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in light and highlighted the cupids bow, cheekbones , chin & nose with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette in Radiant Finish (favorite product as it caters to every skin tone and can be worn during the day or night without being too much) using a Hakuhodo Contour Brush.

Finished off with a very light application of rosy hue from the Martin Bray Pro Blocks (Dramatic eye,lip & blush) can only be bought in Australia.

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MV Artistry
makeup application and hairstyle services are available 7 days a week, for for outcalls or at Maria’s home studio. Maria specializes in weddings, proms, special events makeup, print and  lookbooks. For pricing and to book an appointment contact mvartanian@hotmail.com.


Photography by Brad Wittke

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TUNIC DRESS AND PLATFORMS: SUMMER STAPLES

Tunic dress and platform sandals.

A graphic print tunic dress is an easy summer staple. A timeless silhouette in a  geo print in black and white is a minimalist canvas for lends itself to layers of chunky jewels. I paired a three strand Anne Klein Couture wood bead and gold-tone necklace with a short studded chunky chain and a zodiac charm bracelet from Kenneth Lane. I love how the Papillon LV bag introduced a mixed print element to the look. Wood platform sandals echo the blonde wood of the necklace.
What’s your go-to summer uniform?
XO Sasha

Tunic dress and platform sandals.

Tunic dress and platform sandals.

Tunic dress and platform sandals.Tunic dress and platform sandals.

Clothing, bag and shoes c/o Closet 1951.

Dress: Vince,  contact info@closet1951.com, (similar here )/  / Bag: Louis Vuitton, contact info@closet1951.com, similar here / Shoes: Marni, contact info@closet1951.com, (similar here) / Wood and gold-tone bead necklace: Anne Klein,  contact info@sashamaksvintage.come, here / Chunky gold-tone Rings: personal collection.

Photography by Jennymay Villarete

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MAY STYLE RECAP { SF FASHION }

Sasha Maks Vintage May Style Recap with Wear Mahsa.

The Cool Cardigan

May’s ootds where all about SF fashion! Through Cake Carlos the designer behind Kajan Cake, a resident designer at the Fashion Incubator (FiSF), I met another  local talent, Mahsa Gharehgozloo, of Wear Mahsa,. In May, her pieces where featured in three posts. I’m still swooning over the longline  cardi with an abstract print on the back, the chic LBD that can be worn three different ways, and the drop-dead pencil skirt with a woven leather front panel.

The last look in May, sourced from Closet 1951, was built around an of-the-moment velvet maxi by DVF. If you haven’t checked out this little gem in Cow Hollow filled with designer consignment treasures make sure to swing by my trunk show Wednesday, June 15th, 5pm-9pm to shop the jewelry featured in these posts and their collection of luxury designer fashion, RSVP here.

xo Sasha

Sasha Maks Vintage May Style Recap with Wear Mahsa.
The Next Level LBD

May recap jewelry

Sasha Maks Vintage May Style Recap with Wear Mahsa.
Texture Noir {The All Black Ensemble}

Sasha Maks Vintage May Style Recap with Closet 1951.

Velvet To The Max

Sasha Maks Vintage May Style Recap

Photography by Jennymay Villarete

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SASHA MAKS VINTAGE SUMMER POP UP

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VELVET TO THE MAX

Velvet maxi skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage boho necklace.
On my recent visit to Closet 1951, a designer consignment boutique in Cow Hollow, (for a meeting to plan my summer trunk show coming June 15th, save the date to shop my latest vintage eye-candy !) whose pieces I have featured on the blog before, I spotted a drop-dead velvet maxi in richly colored Art Deco style floral motif.
Velvet was a big trend on the Spring 2016 runways and this DVF skirt struck me as a versatile piece that will easily transition from day to night, and will be ideal for the cooler temps in the fall. To balance skirt’s length, I went with a neutral spaghetti strap top. A brass gypsy-chic cabochon set necklace perfectly picks up the colors of the skirt. A python clutch and sky high wedges stand up the the statement maxi.
xo Sasha

Velvet maxi skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage boho necklace.Velvet maxi skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage boho necklace.Velvet maxi skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage boho necklace.Velvet maxi skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage boho necklace.

Top: Rebecca Taylor: Closet 1951, contact info@closet1951.com, (similar here )/ Skirt: DVF, contact info@closet1951.com, (similar here) / Bag: Chanel, contact info@closet1951.com, similar here / Shoes: Pura Lopez, contact info@closet1951.com, (similar here)  / Necklace: Sasha Maks Vintage, here / Rings: personal collection.

Photography by Jennymay Villarete

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TEXTURE NOIR {THE ALL-BLACK ENSEMBLE}

Mahsa leather skirt and Sasha Maks Vintage earrings.
If you need a sartorial palette cleanser, go for an all-black look. While the all noir look is classic and sleek you don’t want to be accused of looking (yawn) uninspired. To keep things interesting play with texture and vary the fabric of each piece. The pencil skirt is from local designer Wear Mahsa, who I featured in two previous posts, here and here. The herringbone design on the front made my heart skip a beat in its elegant execution! I chose a knit sweater jacket with studs to contrast and compliment the intricate pattern of the skirt.
Kitten heel calf booties in a faux ostrich leather add yet another dimension to the black ensemble. To play up the drama, I added rhinestone and black glass cameo drop earrings and an intricate and delicate beaded Victorian necklace. A simple shoulder bag completes the look effortlessly.

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Jacket: Rebecca Minkoff, here / Skirt: Mahsa, contact mahsa@wearmahsa.com, similar here / Bag: Scabby Robot, here / Boots: old, similar here / Necklace: Victorian, personal collection/ Earrings: Sasha Maks Vintage, here / Rings: personal collection.

Photography by Jennymay Villarete

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THE NEXT LEVEL LBD

Wear Mahsa LBD and Sasha Maks Vintage jewelry
The quintessential building block of any modern wardrobe this is the versatile LBD you’ve been waiting for! The Christina dress from local brand, Wear Mahsa, can be worn three ways. As shown here with the high/low sheer layer showcasing the gold striped  bottom of the dress. Without the overlay as a stretchy figure hugging sheath, or as I wore it in last week’s blog (with Mahsa’s cardigan) as a top styled back to front. This dress can’t be accused of being basic.

To play of the subtle gold stripes, I chose a pair of textured gold-tone horn shaped earrings studded with glass pebbles. And continued the precious metal theme with a metallic clutch in copper, and cheetah-print oxfords with gold zippers.

Speaking of versatility, with a double breasted blazer and a structured tote this look is ready for the office.
XO Sasha

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Wear Mahsa LBD and Sasha Maks Vintage jewelryWear Mahsa LBD and Sasha Maks Vintage jewelry

Blazer: Margiela for H&M, (similar here )/ Dress: Mahsa, contact mahsa@wearmahsa.com, (similar here) / Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff, (similar here) / Bag: ZAC Zac Posen, (similar here) / Earrings: Sasha Maks Vintage, here/ Rings: personal collection, similar here.

Photography by Jennymay Villarete

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THE COOL CARDIGAN

Statement cardigan and sheer tunic.
When you’re not in the mood for a structured blazer, there’s nothing more cozier then a cardigan, but it doesn’t have to be boring! On a recent visit to the Fashion Incubator (FiSF) I met an emerging local designer, Mahsa Gharehgozloo. whose collection, Wear Mahsa, is sophisticated, elegant and ideal for work and after-hours.
One of the pieces that really stood out to me was the longline cardi with an abstract print on the back. It’s bold and versatile, and could be easily layered over another sweater or jacket. To contrast the bulky knit, I chose a sheer tunic dress ( actually an overlay from a dress you’ll see in another post). Tuxedo stripe trousers and chunky sandals balance the look between laid-back and polished. Chunky Lucite jewelry compliments the casual chic look.
How would style a statement cardigan?
XO Sasha
P.S. You can shop Wear Mahsa and another local talent I have featured on the blog, Kajan Cake, Friday, May 5th, 6.30-8.30pm at FiSF’s Pop Up, 50 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

Statement cardigan and sheer tunic.Statement cardigan and sheer tunic.
Statement cardigan and sheer tunic.
Statement cardigan and sheer tunic.
Statement cardigan and sheer tunic.

Statement cardigan and sheer tunic.

Cardigan: Wear Mahsa, contact mahsa@wearmahsa.com, (similar here )/ Dress: Mahsa, contact mahsa@wearmahsa.com, (similar here)/ Pants: Phillip Lim x Target, (similar here) / Shoes: Zara, (similar here) / Bag: Vintage Bonnie Cashin, similar here /  Bracelets: Sasha Maks Vintage, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Ring: personal collection, similar here.

Photography by Jennymay Villarete

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PSYCHEDELIC {MARRAKECH} MAXI

Boho maxi dress and chandelier earrings.
Can a dress transport you to an exotic vacation of your dreams? No doubt, if it’s a high-waist pleated maxi in a bright psychedelic print inspired by Marrakesh! When I saw this dress at Love Street Vintage, visions of strolling through Moroccan souks (picking out Berber jewelry, stocking up on caftans and babouches) began swimming in my head. A strong print like this calls for bold jewelry. My fave filigree chandelier earrings and a double pendant necklace compliment the boho fabulous dress. Add an assortment of brass rings and I’m ready to explore Morocco!

And don’t forget to use promo code  SASHA to shop Love Street online or in-store to receive 10% off all merchandise through June 14th. Your perfect vintage vacay outfit is only a click away!
XO Sasha

Boho maxi dress and chandelier earrings.Boho maxi dress and chandelier earrings.Boho maxi dress and chandelier earrings.

Boho maxi dress and chandelier earrings.

Dress: Love Street Vintage, here / Shoes: Topshop: similar here / Necklace: Sasha Maks Vintage, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Earrings: personal collection, similar here / Rings: personal collection.

Photography by Brad Wittke

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UNIQUE GIFTS FOR MOM: MOTHER’S DAY SALE

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