Editorial makeup artist | Our fashion shoot in Shanghai

Editorial makeup artist | Our fashion shoot in Shanghai

As an editorial makeup artist, I was recently able to work with Viktor Chan photographer, founder of Rimagine and Rui Cheng, Shanghai-based fashion stylist. I worked with them for the first time in 2017, and I hope to work on more fashion shoots with them. This project was shot on location around The Bund in Shanghai, China. It took us one day to finish the shoot and I really loved the results.

A little bit about Viktor Chan photographer, Rimagine is an internationally-owned and managed creative production studio, helping clients bring their brands to life. We offer end-to-end creative design and production management services, including commercial studio and location photography and videography, 3D rendering, retouching, artist and talent booking, set building, prop hunting, model castings and more.

Visionaire is founded by Rui Cheng. Creative & passionate, Rui Cheng is an international stylist & mind shaker based in Shanghai whose personality is simply one of a kind. With almost 2 decades of experience working in New York’s fashion world, Rui brings an effortless, edgy vibe into her highly differentiated repertoire. Rui brought 5 amazing looks to our shoot and we selected the best ones on the day of the ones we shot.

I want to share some of the practices related to being an editorial makeup artist. Some of these practices have really helped me to become excellent at my job. I created a red smokey eye and natural lips for our model, Julianna Mucsi, Hungarian model, founder of I-Agency.

  • Patience
  • Tact
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Do whatever it takes
  • Be creative

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my editorial 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/


Los Angeles Fashion Stylist | Vogue Italia Napapijri Publication

Los Angeles Fashion Stylist | Vogue Italia Napapijri Publication

I got hired into this commercial production as a Los Angeles fashion stylist and creative coordinator. Tiger House Films, a boutique production company in Los Angeles, the ultimate goal is to create the best project possible with creative, interesting people. For this reason, it was a dream for THF commercial production team to be working with Zelda Andreoli of Brand Consulting Agency Zelda ZeldaGolab Agency and commercial director Ced Stefan Pakusevskij of FullScream.

The Napapijri SS19 Fashion Commercial stills and video campaign that THF produced with this international crew has been featured in an article in Vogue Italia. It is always a goal for any commercial and fashion production company to be involved in projects that are well received by the international fashion community and being featured in an iconic publication such as Vogue, puts the cherry on top of what was an incredible collaboration with out production partners on this campaign.

As a Los Angeles fashion stylist and creative coordinator I was responsible of all the looks were lined up and organized for the stills and video shoot. This fashion commercial campaign is for the launch of Napapijri’s SS19 Collection, which envisions “an unlimited future where different ethnic and diverse inspirations come together to form a collage of aesthetic influences: from Moroccan tapestries to workers’ uniforms, all the way to 1980s’ preppy Miami”.

Here is a link to the Vogue Italia Article on our Future Positive Campaign: https://www.vogue.it/moda/article/napapijri-presenta-la-nuova-campagna-future-positive

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 Los Angeles creative coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

The full fashion commercial can be viewed: HERE

Client: Napapijri

Agency: Golab Agency

Production Company: FullScream / Tiger House Films / Zelda Zelda

Creative Coordinator | Fashion Stylist Assistant : Luca Buzas


Los Angeles Creative Coordinator | Napapijri Fashion Commercial

Los Angeles Creative Coordinator | Napapijri Fashion Commercial

I got hired by THF as a Los Angeles creative coordinator to work on this commercial. Tiger House Films was approached by Zelda Andreoli of Brand Consulting Agency Zelda Zelda to work with Golab Agency and creative director Ced stefan pakusevskij of FullScream to be the on the ground production company for the new Napapijri SS19 Fashion Commercial stills and video campaign.

The new campaign for Napapijri produced by Tiger House Films fashion commercial production company in Los Angeles entitled “Future-Positive”, is the new Spring/Summer 2019 campaign by Napapijri. The Italian, Milan based brand has an inclusive approach in this campaign, expressed through the casting of globally diverse and emotionally expressive models. The story artfully mixes friendship, adventure, and romance following the cast as they initiate a new member to the Napapijri Tribe.

Tiger House Films fashion commercial production spanned 2 days with locations all over Los Angeles from the LA River to The Hollywood Hills to Malibu. With a cast of young models from several agencies, the logistical challenges were often present but handled by the on the ground team of producers and stellar crew. Eli Arenson was our DP and he chose to use Panavision as our camera vendor for the project. We were also supported by our aerial collaborators Drone Dudes as we captured some incredible shots from both the air and on the ground.

As a Los Angeles creative coordinator I was responsible of the wardrobe styling, hair / makeup looks and generally the film creative appearance during this fashion commercial production. This fashion commercial campaign will be a part of the launch of Napapijri’s SS19 Collection, which envisions an unlimited future where different ethnic and diverse inspirations come together to form a collage of aesthetic influences: from Moroccan tapestries to workers’ uniforms, all the way to 1980s’ preppy Miami.

We hope to work with this international team in the near future as it was a stellar experience the first time around!

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 Los Angeles creative coordinator page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

CREDITS:

The full fashion commercial can be viewed: HERE

On Vogue Italia: HERE

Client: Napapijri

Agency: Golab Agency

Production Company: FullScream / Tiger House Films / Zelda Zelda

Creative Coordinator: Luca Buzas


Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist | How to become one?

Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist | How to become one?

All Los Angeles celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist began careers the same way, but stand out by working with well-known clientele due to the level of work and detail the artist puts forth. Hustle every day.

First of all go to a makeup school and try to learn as much as you can before practicing on others. The principal thing that any celebrity makeup artist needs is the right training and education.

Build your book and assist smaller artists before going on to assist some of the greats in the industry. This experience led to high-profile campaigns, and larger opportunities which would eventually result in a decade-long collaboration. Keeping a portfolio of your successes will allow you to showcase your skills the way you want them showcased – with professional photos that use proper lighting techniques. Also take snapshots of your work so that you have a working diary of your career.

As a Los Angeles celebrity makeup artists and hairstylist, it’s also essential to build great relationships with both clients and brands — you never know where your next campaign could come from or how you’ll connect with your next big client. Great relationships can also lead to your very own collaboration with the brands directly. For example, I often collaborate with Anastasia Beverly Hills because I love their products and they have such a great team behind the brand.

Being a celebrity makeup artist often means being in high demand, so you can expect your schedule to be packed and traveling to become a way of life. Los Angeles celebrity makeup artists work exclusively with movie stars, political figures, artists and others in the public eye.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles celebrity 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/


Beauty Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video Makeup Tips

Beauty Makeup Artist | Birdies Campaign Video Makeup Tips

As a Los Angeles beauty makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Tiger House Films production company team on their Birdies slippers campaign video. I was the lead beauty makeup artist, creative coordinator and wardrobe stylist on this project. We were shooting for 2 days in Los Angeles.

I want to share some of the key practices related to being a beauty makeup artist. Some of these practices have really helped me to become excellent at my job.

  1. Wash your face, tone the skin and apply moisturizer
  2. Apply primer, you can also mix it with your foundation
  3. Conceal dark circles and blemishes
  4. Apply foundation evenly matching to your skin tone
  5. Contour and highlight your face
  6. Choose your eyeshadow palette
  7. Line and define the eyes, use liquid or pencil eyeliner
  8. Use a natural lipstick

The third of our three fashion commercial productions with high end San Francisco based company Birdies Slippers, this “every day girl” themed video was shot in Los Angeles with the Tiger House Films commercial production team. Known for being Meghan Markle’s favorite slippers brand, this spot was released 2019.

I had a great time working with Birdies and Tiger House Films commercial production company as a Los Angeles beauty makeup artist and hope to create a lasting business relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my Los Angeles beauty 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/

Client: Birdies
Birdies Creatives: Adriana Kwicinski / Jaqueline Nassar
Agency: Quickframe / Joycie Bernstein
Production / Video: Tiger House Films
Model: Olga Safari
Creative Coordinator / Stylist / HMUA: Luca Buzas
Production Support: Kyle Huemme, Don McNeely, Gene Owens, Jamie Sutor


Editorial Makeup Artist | Fitness Fashion Magazine Publication

Editorial Makeup Artist | Fitness Fashion Magazine Publication

As an editorial makeup artist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE creative team on their first editorial publication. I was the editorial makeup artist and hair stylist on this project.

Our shoot took place in a DTLA studio in Los Angeles, CA. We had a fashion photographer to capture the models and influencers in their best looks. On this particular shoot, we were going for a natural beauty look. I used Antonym Cosmetic‘s newest eyeshadows and lipsticks. We had multiple Instagram influencers on the shoot day to create FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE editorial content. As an editorial makeup artist, I not only took care of their makeup but also their hair styling.

About FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE: Jami Gaddy is a health and fitness enthusiast, and activewear fashionista! As a nutritional consultant, Jami is well versed in a variety of diets including blood type, paleo, vegetarian, and vegan. After discovering her own allergies to gluten, soy, and dairy, she learned how and now teaches others how to eat cleaner and stay allergy free. Jami is also an athlete turned fitness model. Through her love of fitness and exposure to activewear, Jami became a fitness fashion ambassador. After noticing the influx and demand for activewear she created FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE to showcase and advertise the latest activewear trends…fitness in fashion! FFM highlights the latest in living a stylishly healthy, fit lifestyle to showcase and advertise the latest in activewear trends. “When you look good, you feel good, inside and out, and fitness is always in fashion!

I had a great time working with as an editorial makeup artist  FITNESS FASHION MAGAZINE, I hope to create a long lasting relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about hair and makeup trends, please visit my editorial 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/

Photography by: Hilla Hartenstein, Hair/Makeup: Luca Buzas, Raquel Monique
Models : Marine De Vachon, Jennifer Lee, Amy Loubris, Pua Perry


Los Angeles Fashion Stylist | Editorial Photo Shoot in Hollywood

Los Angeles Fashion Stylist | Editorial Photo Shoot in Hollywood

I would like to share a great experience I had working as a Los Angeles fashion stylist with Tarek Reed fashion photographer. I have already worked with him on a couple of projects,  his works are simply outstanding. Tarek Reed is an editorial and commercial photographer, based in Boston, Miami and Los Angeles.

Our model on this editorial photo shoot was Amanda Gullickson who is currently signed up with Wilhelmina Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and NEXT Models Miami.

We worked with Mannfolk PR and Media Playground on this shoot. As a Los Angeles fashion stylist I reached out to them a couple of weeks before our photo shoot day and shared with them our creative concept. Both of these PR companies loved our direction and they were happy to lend to us their exclusive designer pieces for the duration of the shoot. Their brands included Mimi Tran celebrity fashion designer’s pieces.

MANNFOLK PUBLIC RELATIONS is a modern one-stop solution for the new millennium.  Named one of the country’s most dependable “it” PR firms by WWD, MANNFOLK PR combines years of savvy experience and knowledge for today’s digitally focused strategies. Their strengths in the digital media realm recognizes the importance of the right strategic collaborations while providing brands with the personalized attention only a boutique firm can provide.

With a PR showroom in Los Angeles and office in New York, MANNFOLK PR is staffed by creative, experienced, and highly motivated professionals who are committed to bringing your brand’s message to the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industries’ most influential trendsetters.

Media Playground PR (MPPR) is a Los Angeles based public relations firm specializing in fashion and lifestyle brands since 2003. They craft integrated media strategies, connecting public relations and social media with brand directives to maximize your brand’s global exposure.

Check out the finalized images on En-Vie-Fashion Magazine to learn more about our creative collaboration: http://www.en-vie-fashion.com/

I constantly post about 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/

Please visit Tarek Reed website for more: https://tarek-reed.format.com/


Creative Coordinator in Los Angeles | Motorcycle TV Commercial

Creative Coordinator in Los Angeles | Motorcycle TV Commercial

I got hired by THF as a creative coordinator in Los Angeles to work on this commercial. The Continental GT motorcycle commercial production was the first of two international commercial productions we created for Royal Enfield in conjunction with Storytellers.in from Mumbai, India. This spot for the new Continental GT, was shot over 5 days all over California with a stellar Tiger House Films commercial production team.

This first of two motorcycle commercial productions for Royal Enfield was shot in Downtown Los Angeles with an overnight production schedule. Our commercial producers shut down 4th street bridge and shot fireworks off of it, blocked 2nd street tunnel, lower Grand Ave and many blocks of Broadway to accommodate the stunts and precision riding necessary to pull off this motorcycle commercial production.

I was not only the creative coordinator in Los Angeles on this project but also did the wardrobe styling. I had 10 main casts to style. As a TV commercial wardrobe stylist I love working with a wide range of looks and stlyes that my clients request.

Royal Enfield is a historic Indian motorcycle manufacturing brand with the tag of “the oldest global motorcycle brand in continuous production”. The first Royal Enfield motorcycle was built in 1901. The Enfield Cycle Company is responsible for the design and original production of the Royal Enfield Bullet, the longest-lived motorcycle design in history.

This international motorcycle commercial production was an extreme challenge for our production company on many levels. The end results were beautiful and made the journey worth it.

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 creative coordinator in Los Angeles page here: https://www.instagram.com/lucabuzas/

To view our new motorcycle commercial productions on the brand site, visit: The Official Royal Enfield Site

CREDITS:

Client: Royal Enfield
Agency: DDB
Production Companies: Storrytellers.in (India) / Tiger House Films (USA)
Director: Arun Gopalan
DP: Matt Chuang
Creative Coordinator: Luca Buzas


Freelance Production Coordinator | Raw Gold Cosmetics Commercial

Freelance Production Coordinator | Raw Gold Cosmetics Commercial

I got hired by THF as a freelance production coordinator. Tiger House Films Los Angeles brand commercial production company was approached by new cosmetics brand Raw Gold Cosmetics to create a series of brand commercial productions for their new line of 24k Gold Face Mask products.

The featured cosmetic mask was the 24k Ra Gold Mask which comes in a unique syringe style tube. THF brand commercial production focuses on the benefits of applying this product to the face and other areas of the skin, leaving the surface of the skin glowing and healthy.

In one portion of our series, the models in our brand commercial productions were all asked to give their raw reactions to the product before knowing what was being handed to them.

Our video production team was able to capture some very energetic and genuine model reactions to the product, ranging from their impressions on the packaging, to the way the mask felt during and after application.

THF brand commercial production team was able to capture multiple videos during our one day shoot for Raw Gold Cosmetics at the historic Mack Sennett Studios in Hollywood. Tiger House Films Los Angeles brand commercial production company created the video from pre-production all the way through post production and delivery of the project. As a freelance production coordinator I was managing the schedule, budget, the needs of crew members on set, and other general administrative duties.
Tiger House Films Los Angeles video production company worked in conjunction with a fashion photographer during our 12 hour brand commercial production day. The media was meant to give maximum launch exposure to the new cosmetics brand.

You can find our cosmetics brand video along with production Photos on the Raw Gold Cosmetics website: https://rawgoldcosmetics.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: Raw Gold Cosmetics
Agency: Tiger House Films
Production Company: Tiger House Films
Video Director: Jason Kent Carpenter
Production Coordinator: Luca Buzas
DP: Josh Allen


Creative Production Coordinator | Ikaria SS18 Commercial

Creative Production Coordinator | Ikaria SS18 Commercial

As a creative production coordinator it was a pleasure working on THF and IKARIA collaboration. This is the second time that the Tiger House Films team worked with CEO Lisa Storie and her brand Ikaria Resort Wear to produce a photo / video campaign. This fashion video production / high fashion photo shoot for Ikaria was to debut their SS18 ready to wear collection of beautiful, luxurious coverups inspired by luxury travel destinations.

Our fashion video production team partnered once again with the professional photography duo Melis+Dainon . These two talented creatives are also the casting directors on this project and brought their beauty team along for the project. Melis and Dainon took on several aspects of the pre-production as well including arranging model flights and hotel / working with the Lions Agency.

The supermodel cast by Melis and Dainon for this production was Barbara Fialho from The Lions NYC . Previous to our shoot Barbara had just finished walking the Victoria’s Secret Runway in Shanghai as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and flew from NYC to Palm Springs for our production.

Barbara is stunningly beautiful and gave the camera incredible charisma. Her ability be aware of her body and how to move for camera allowed the creative team to work seamlessly with her. The lead designer behind the new Ikaria ready to wear collection, Leah Hulon created beautiful designs for the brand that fit the location  and mood perfectly. As a creative production coordinator I loved working in conjunction with the photo and video team.

The Palm Springs location that was chosen for the fashion production was nestled at the foot of the mountains bordering the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. The location was a triumph of modern architecture and lush landscaping set upon the natural backdrop and harsh landscape of the California desert.

Please find our fashion video along with Melis+Dainon’s Photos on the Ikaria website: https://www.ikariaresortwear.com/

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

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

CREDITS:

Client: Ikaria Resort Wear
Agency: Tiger House Films
Production Company: Tiger House Films
Video Director: Jason Kent Carpenter
Production Coordinator: Luca Buzas
Assistant Camera: Robin Pabello
BTS Video: Ben Gabriel Shultz
Photography Team / Casting: Melis+Dainon
Model: Barbara Fialho
Makeup Artist: Carissa Ferreri
Hair Stylist:  Michael Kanyon