Archives for January 2012


Hairstylist JESSICA VENTURI worked on this editorial as photographed by ZENAIDA KWONG.

Stylist LEILA BANI shoots with Photographer JODY ROGAC

Stylist LEILA BANI shot this beauty and fashion editorial with photographer JODY ROGAC.

New Work by Makeup & Hair Artist JESSICA VENTURI

Here is the latest work from Makeup & Hair Artist JESSICA VENTURI. Jessica has recently worked on editorials for GLOW MAG, VAN MAG and cover & features for ALBERTA VENTURE Magazine. Her celebrity shoots include beauty shots for ALI LIEBERT, MIA KIRSHNER for the L WORD, and ERIN KARPLUK for BEING ERICA. Jessica did the makeup and hair for the US advertising campaigns for FAMOUS FOOTWEAR, the DVD promos for RUNNERS’ YOGA and created all of the tattoo work for the hot 20-something characters featured in the iconic MENTOS ‘High Rider’ commercial. Jessica has been a well-known makeup & hair artist in Vancouver for 20 years. Jessica also is now on the other end of the camera, shooting portraiture with her partner in VENTURI-KARPA photo.

New Work by Makeup & Hair Artist SONIA LEAL-SERAFIM

SONIA LEAL-SERAFIM‘s makeup & hair designs can be seen in the 2012 ad campaigns throughout the year for JANE IREDALE COSMETICS. Sonia worked alongside the Jane Iredale creative team and photographer DEXTER QUINTO to rebrand and create soft, natural looks for their global advertisements. Other campaigns include IRIS EYEWEAR, ALL BRAN, P&G SECRET, EA SPORTS, TELUS, SHAW, ROCKY MOUNTAINEER, JACK FM, BCAA, WORK BC, K+S GROUP in Regina and THE STEVE NASH FITNESS CLUB in Vancouver.

Sonia currently is working as the personal makeup artist to country star MARLEE SCOTT, having just wrapped Marlee’s upcoming video ‘TRAIN WRECK’ in Nashville with A-list Director ROMAN WHITE, as well as shooting all of her promo shots in Toronto. She also did the hair and makeup for THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER, the rock band STATE OF SHOCK, Olympic gold medalist CLARA HUGHES and she teamed once again with STEVE NASH and brand ambassador & reality star MASHIAH VAUGHN.

Along with being the new makeup designer for JANE IREDALE, Sonia also continues her relationship with GIORGIO ARMANI COSMETICS as one of their MASTER FACES and presents for Armani as their guest speaker for beauty workshops at HOLT RENFREW.

New Work by Makeup & Hair Artist SONIA LEAL-SERAFIM


Here is the first of an ongoing series of global ad campaign shots for JANE IREDALE COSMETICS. Dexter Quinto partnered once again to shoot for the completely rebranded, ‘natural look and feel’, for the 2012 beauty campaigns for Jane Iredale. Dexter Quinto, along with producer Gina Hole, brought the Boston-based Jane Iredale team to shoot in Toronto at S1 Studios. Of course that was the only week of rain on location in Toronto, so Dexter recreated beautiful spring, summer & African sunsets inside the studio with stunning results.

Collaborating alongside Dexter once again was Makeup & Hair Artist SONIA LEAL-SERAFIM, who was thrilled to be chosen as the makeup & hair brand designer, working closely with the Jane Iredale marketing team. Look out for many more magazine ads and promotions throughout 2012 for Jane Iredale.



New York City’s Panorama View

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Located on one of the world’s largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which comprises a state county. The five boroughs-The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island-were consolidated into a single city in 1898. With a Census-estimated 2011 population of 8,244,910 distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790 km2), New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. The New York City Metropolitan Area’s population is the United States’ largest, with 18.9 million people distributed over 6,720 square miles (17,400 km2), and is also part of the most populous combined statistical area in the United States, containing 22.1 million people as of the 2010 Census.

New York traces its roots to its 1624 founding as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic, and was named New Amsterdam in 1626. The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the country’s largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is a globally recognized symbol of the United States and its democracy.

Many districts and landmarks in New York City have become well known to its approximately 50 million annual visitors. Times Square, iconified as “The Crossroads of the World”, is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway theater district, one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. The city hosts many world renowned bridges, skyscrapers, and parks. New York City’s financial district, anchored by Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, functions as the financial capital of the world and is home to the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange by total market capitalization of its listed companies. Manhattan’s real estate market is among the most expensive in the world. Manhattan’s Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is one of the most extensive rapid transit systems in the world. Numerous colleges and universities are located in New York, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, which are ranked among the top 50 in the world.



Props and set dec stylist ROBIN DEL PINO worked with REGENCY FIREPLACES on their latest catalogue images.


Stylist LEILA BANI and makeup artist & hairstylist SONIA LEAL-SERAFIM worked with DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY for their F/W fashion show.

Charity Fundraising

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Makeup Artist & Hairstylist SONIA LEAL-SERAFIM for SFU

Makeup artist & hairstylist SONIA LEAL-SERAFIM worked with photographer ROBERT EARNEST on SFU’S campaign for Segal Graduate School.