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Los Angeles Fashion Stylist | Keep it Summer! Photo Campaign

Los Angeles Fashion Stylist | Keep it Summer! Photo Campaign

Ray Cli, photo art director/producer hired me as a Los Angeles fashion stylist for his Keep it Summer! photo campaign spot in July 2019. I love to work with creatives who have great taste in their work and advertising materials. We shot this photo campaign during 1 day in Los Angeles, CA.

I styled 8 talents through multiple wardrobe changes during this photo campaign production. We worked with top agency models from Meraki Models, DT Model Management and MP Management. The wardrobe direction given from the photographer / producer was casual and lifestyle so I brought many options from ZARA stores and rented from showrooms. In advertising I usually shop new clothes from a variety of brands. I shop A lot, especially if I work on a photo campaign with many models. I usually shop three to four times the amount I actually need.

About Stanton: Stanton is a third generation photographer and director specializing in cross-platform campaigns. The perspectives and observations he gained from growing up in Missouri and Texas before eventually landing in Seattle are part of what makes his work unique. His photo series “Color is Everything” was featured as a solo show at the Seattle Museum of Art. Some of his more well-known commercial clients include Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, PizzaHut, Acer, and Vanguard. In 2019 he was named in the top 10 Seattle lifestyle photographers by Peerspace. You can check his works here: http://www.stantonjstephens.com/

I had a great time working with Stanton and Ray as a Los Angeles fashion stylist and hope to create a lasting business relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about fashion styling trends, please visit my Los Angeles fashion stylist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Photographer: @stantonjstephens
Producer: @rycliry
HMU: @reneeloizmakeup @fortheloveof__beauty
Prop: @scottpalmerstudio
Agencies: @dtmodelmgmt @merakimodelmgmt 
@mpmanagement


Los Angeles Beauty Influencer | TYME Iron Pro Collaboration

Los Angeles Beauty Influencer | TYME Iron Pro Collaboration

As a Los Angeles beauty influencer I often collaborate with different brands. TYME sent to me a package including their Iron Pro, Upstaged Thermal Protectant and their Tymeless Protect & Shine. As a beauty influencer in Los Angeles, I mostly work on TV commercials, branded videos, and campaigns so I always need to have my kit professionally put together for my clients. TYME products really help me to stay professional and ready for any situation.

I love my TYME iron, you can create any hairstyle you like with it!  You should expect your TYME Iron curls to last for days. Below are a couple of tips to help get more life out of your style:

  • Make sure you are curling at a slow speed, with loose tension. If you gliding too quickly down the hair strand your hair won’t properly heat, which can cause your curls to fall.
  • Evaluate your foundational products.
  • Check your temperature setting. If your hair is thick or naturally curly you may need to go up a heat setting to set in your curls.

TYME designs products that give every individual the confidence to recognize their own unique beauty. They are a small company, and a family, who are committed to making life easier with superior products, next level customer service and education.

Being a Los Angeles beauty influencer means having a social media base with a significant and engaged following. Because of my professional background in Hollywood,  endorsing specific makeup and beauty brands through shareable, digital content allows brands to get their products to the right people.

I really enjoyed collaborating with the TYME. I get excited about working with new beauty products and about what I can achieve with their products from project to project.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles beauty influencer page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/


Social Media Influencer | Revlon Makeup Collaboration

Social Media Influencer | Revlon Makeup Collaboration

As a social media influencer , I’ve collaborated with Revlon Makeup. As a Los Angeles social media influencer I build a reputation for my knowledge and expertise on a particular topic. I make regular posts about that topic on my preferred social media channels such as Instagram / Facebook and generate large followings of enthusiastic engaged people who pay close attention to my views.

About Revlon: Always a trendsetter, Revlon has been providing women with accessible and original beauty products to inspire and empower

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot, Ashley Graham, Adwoa Aboah, Imaan Hammam, and Raquel Zimmermann are all breaking the mold in the beauty industry in one way or another. By challenging conventional standards of beauty and speaking up to promote and spread messages of self-love and inclusivity, each one of them has managed to embody what it means to live boldly.

Revlon just announced the five multi-hyphenates as global ambassadors for its new spring 2018 campaign, which is aptly called “Live Boldly” and aims to empower its legions of lipstick-buying loyalists to live each day authentically. Revlon has sent to me numerous times their newest makeup collections including the ‘Live Boldly’ fantastic lipstick collection.

These lipsticks are iconic and have a really good quality. The packaging of the lipstick is my favorite part because it is so classic and beautiful. As a Los Angeles makeup artist I need the lipstick lasts for a long time on my cleints, they of course don’t last on for days, but they look pretty on the lips if you don’t eat or drink. I would recommend them to anybody!

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles social media influencer page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/


Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Collaboration with Michael M. Haase

Los Angeles Makeup Artist | Collaboration with Michael M. Haase

As a Los Angeles makeup artist , I’ve had the luck to work with Michael M. Haase on his Hairbrained live video. I was the key makeup artist on this shoot. This live video was shot in 1 day in Michael’s new hair salon at Salon Platinum Black in Los Angeles, CA at Westwood Village.

We matched the bold red hairstyle with black smokey eyes, this is how I created the look:

  • Applied eye base all over the lid. Used a fluffy crease brush, applied a netural eyeshadow to the transition between the crease and brow bone.
  • With a detailing contour brush, applied a darker shade eyeshadow to the eye socket area and lower lash line. Blended well.
  • Used a flat brush, applied balck eyeshadow and black cream eyeshadow/eyeliner to the lid.
  • Used a the detailing brush to blend out the harsh edges
  • Lined the entire waterline with a waterproof eyeliner and smudged some on the lower lash line.
  • Applied mascara and falsies

Michael M. Haase is both an educator and stylist, working with Wella Professionals. He is also the head stylist at his own Salon Platinum Black. Haase continues to design and re-design as fashion trends are always in a state of reinvention. He has cemented his place in the industry as a professional hairdresser, educator and artist. Haase now believes that by passing his knowledge to other hairdressers they will continue their path to become “the NEW elite” in the fashionable world of hair artistry.

I had an wonderful time working with Michaels’s team as a Los Angeles makeup artist, I hope to create a long lasting relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Client/Video: Hairbrained

Hair Stylist: Michael M. Haase

Key Makeup Artist  : Luca Buzas


Film Production Coordinator | Piaget Commercial with celebrity Hu Ge

Film Production Coordinator | PIAGET Commercial with celebrity Hu Ge

As a film production coordinator, I got hired by Fulldawa Films. Fulldawa commercial production company was approached by PIAGET to create a series of brand commercial productions for their new line of luxury watch products. We produced this commercial spot in Shanghai, China. Our celebrity actor for this spot was Hu Ge, one of China’s most popular actors.

Hu Ge, also known as Hugh Hu, is a Chinese actor and singer. While studying at the Shanghai Theater Academy, he was invited to play the leading role Li Xiaoyao in the 2005 television series Chinese Paladin, and immediately skyrocketed his career.

About Fulldawa: Established in Paris, Fulldawa Films is a feature and commercial production company. Fulldawa is an independent award-winning production company which has been ‘crashing the party’ ever since its inception in 2004.

About Piaget: Mechanical masterpieces defined by pure lines and timeless elegance, Piaget luxury watches figure among the most prestigious ambassadors of the watchmaking world. Since 1957, the Manufacture has made a name for itself as the master of ultra-thin Swiss watches after having created one of the thinnest movements ever made. An expertise that allows the Maison to work diamonds, as well as hard and precious stones, ad infinitum on cases, dials and bracelets, without ever weighing down the delicacy of its luxury watches. Immediately noticed on the wrists of the world’s elite, the Piaget style brought originality to the world of men’s watches and women’s watches.

You can find our commercial brand video along with production photos on the Piaget website: https://www.piaget.com/

To see more of my current fashion and cosmetics commercial work please visit my portfolio page here:https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post on my Instagram, please visit my freelance production coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

Client: PIAGET
Production Company: Fulldawa
Production Coordinator: Luca Buzas


Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist | Joybird Furniture Advertising

Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist | Joybird Furniture Advertising

Joybird, a furniture company hired me as a Los Angeles wardrobe stylist for their commercial spot a couple of months ago. I love to work with brands who have great taste in their marketing and advertising materials. We shot this commercial spot for 4 days in their studio in Los Angeles, CA.

I styled 4 talents through multiple wardrobe changes during this commercial production. The wardrobe direction given from the director was casual and lifestyle so I brought many options from ZARA and H&M stores. In advertising I usually shop new clothes from a variety of brands. I shop A lot, especially if I work on a branded content/ad. I usually shop three to four times the amount I actually need. I’m expected to have endless options for the clients.

I love to be on set, I could work alone if it’s a small shoot or if it doesn’t require to have assistants. This is an entire job to steam and make everything look as it has to be.

About Joybird: Joybird was founded on the idea that people should never settle when it comes to their home furnishing, but rather have the freedom to be boldly original. Their custom-made and curated furniture is built to meet the demands and unique tastes of our customers, providing a high-quality product that will be enjoyed for a lifetime. Joybird is humbled to be a part of your home. Joybird offers high-quality, responsibly sourced furniture meant to last a lifetime. Their goal is to change the way you buy furniture online, providing customized pieces.

I had a great time working with Joybird as a Los Angeles wardrobe stylist and hope to create a lasting business relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about fashion styling trends, please visit my Los Angeles wardrobe stylist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/


Commercial Makeup Artist | Drink Bai Promo Video

Commercial Makeup Artist | Drink Bai Promo Video

As a commercial makeup artist , I’ve had the opportunity to work with Drink Bai on their festival promo video. I was the key makeup artist and wardrobe stylist on this shoot. This stop-motion commercial video was shot in 1 day in a studio in Los Angeles, CA at Sibling in Atwater Village.

Our technique to shoot this commercial spot was really unique. Stop-Motion is similar to Time Lapse in that you’re taking a series of single images at a certain interval, like clouds in a Time Lapse, you’re moving the subject itself and animating it. In Stop Motion photography we were doing the same thing, but instead of shooting all those frames in real time, we were shooting one image, then moving the subject, shooting another image, moving the subject again, and so on. The motion comes together when all those images are edited into a continuous movie.

About Drink Bai: Each serving of Bai offers fresh fruit flavor infused with coffeefruit, our “secret superfruit”, which has antioxidants. Sweetened with stevia leaf extract, Bai is the five-calorie way to bring healthy, bold flavor into your life. Bai’s mission is to share the powerful antioxidant goodness of coffee’s superfruit and always move toward optimum, healthy living.

About the director: Shal Ngo is a writer / director / editor / animator / bean enthusiast. He splits his time between New York, Los Angeles, and Ho Chi Minh City.

I had an wonderful time working with Shal Ngo‘s team as a commercial makeup artist, I hope to create a long lasting relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my commercial makeup artist page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

To see the final director’s cut of the Bai spot click here: https://www.shalngo.com/bai-restival

CREDITS:

Client: Drink Bai

Agency: Tribeca Enterprises

Production Company: Acres

Director: Shal Ngo

Key Makeup Artist and Wardrobe Stylist : Luca Buzas


L.A. Production Designer | FAMSA TV commercial

L.A. Production Designer | FAMSA TV commercial

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of working as an L.A. production designer with Filmed Imagination and director Amit Gupta on a commercial shoot for our client, FAMSA USA is a subsidiary of GRUPO FAMSA of Monterrey, Mexico. FAMSA USA counts with 24 stores in the United States, located in the states of Texas and Illinois. FAMSA USA specializes in selling household items which include; furniture, mattresses, electronics, computers and appliances.

For this shoot, alongside my duties as an L.A. production designer, I was also in charge of the shopping, pre production, as well as the set direction. Since each of the sets are for the different scenes for the commercial, I needed to ensure the set for each space were appropriately placed in order to represent their stories in the best way possible. My experience in each of these departments, along with my ability to effectively multi-task, served as a key component to communicating with the clients and producers in the best way possible. For example, we transformed an empty space into a living room. During our shoot day we needed to flip the house for 6 different displays. This was no easy task, but we managed to pull it off in a short amount of time.

Despite the hefty load of responsibilities, I thoroughly enjoyed working with FAMSA and Filmed Imagination. They gave me the opportunity to channel my skills, ideas, and creativity in order to help bring Famsa’s vision to life.  Filmed Imagination is a full service Film, TV and Commercial Production company based in Los Angeles and New York.

Client: FAMSA

Production Company: Filmed Imagination

Director: Amit Gupta

DOP: Patrick Jones

Art Director: Dawn Asher
Production Designer: Luca Buzas

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post my works on Instagram, please visit my L.A. production designer page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/


L.A. Creative Coordinator | “The Society” Branded Videos

L.A. Creative Coordinator | “The Society” Branded Videos

As an L.A. creative coordinator, I coordinated the art department and managed the communication between the NETFLIX team and our THF team. I was helping the production team, Tiger House Films, in the hiring process so I reached out to a lot of people who we thought were a good fit for this client. Styling the sets and my ability to shape the look of the project through my creative coordination and bringing on the creative team was the basis for Tiger House Films hiring me to be a part of the project.

Tiger House Films boutique commercial production company has partnered with Netflix to create branded videos for The Society’s Instagram and other social media platforms.

The Society is an American mystery teen drama web television series created by Christopher Keyser, that premiered on Netflix on May 10, 2019. The Society is perfect for those who love a teen drama with an edgy twist. It deals with a bunch of kids who are forced to become the leaders of their town after their parents mysteriously vanish.

Netflix, Inc. is an American media-services provider headquartered in Los Gatos, California, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

From the beginning Birdies team was seeking a boutique production company in Los Angeles for their production. Tiger House Films flexibility and creative input was the perfect match for their needs. As a Los Angeles creative coordinator I had a great time working with this team and hope to collaborate again soon.

I constantly post about styling trends, please visit my L.A. creative coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

To see the final director’s cut of The Society branded videos click here:

Client: NETFLIX
Production Company: Tiger House Films

Executive Producer: Hasan Foster
Director: Jennifer Cochis and Rachel Samuels
Creative Coordinator: Luca Buzas

 


Fashion Show Coordinator | Stella Lam Runway Show

Fashion Show Coordinator | Stella Lam Runway Show

Stella Lam haute couture collection launch is one of my projects I really enjoyed as a fashion show coordinator. It was a great project as I had to work with twelve models of which falls into three different categories of the collection launch. These fashion models were divided into three major themes which include luxury, creative and elegant. As well, I coordinated matching hair and makeup looks to the stunning dresses.

With the increasing social recognition to ‘women’s independence’, ‘dress’ in Stella Lam’s interpretation is more like a fashion icon symbolizing the social civilization. Stella Lam firmly believes that a woman’s charm comes from the different sides of temperament from the inside out, while a well-dressed woman embodies a sense of confidence and the pursuit of quality of life. Therefore, Stella Lam is the embodiment of the art of living.

Derived from care and focus on women’s life, ‘magnificence out of luxury, conciseness out of simple, personality without losing the taste’ features the value of Stella Lam.

Stella Lam is mainly in the service of urban women of all social occasions and moments, paying attention to women’s needs of various body sizes in all ages with various social appearance, providing you a great variety of ready-to-wear and make-to -order dress of all product lines.

I was privileged to display my fashion show coordinator skills to Chinese clients. Artists were the introductory act of the occasion which was educative and entertaining. Distinguished celebrities and influencers were present at the event.

To see more of my work please visit my portfolio page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

I frequently post about fashion trends on my Instagram, please visit my fashion show coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To learn more about Stella Lam please visit their website page here: http://www.shanghaifashionweek.com/?portfolio_page=stella-lam