Best Makeup Artist in Los Angeles | Venice Beach Shoot With Jordan

Best Makeup Artist in Los Angeles | Venice Beach Shoot With Jordan

As the best makeup artist in Los Angeles, Mathieu Jacobs photographer hired me and model Jordan Clay for a lifestyle,  fashion photo shoot in Los Angeles, California. Mathieu reached out to me through my website and he was planning to organize multiple photo shoots across Los Angeles.

Being a professional makeup artist and hairstylist is one of the most varied, adventurous and crazy careers in the world. People are always asking me what my job is like. Is it glamorous? Do I meet amazing people? Is it stressful and draining? The answer … yes! Yes, to all of the above. My schedule is insanely busy, stressful and demanding – but, worth every minute.

Mathieu Jacobs is an internationally published fashion and lifestyle photographer after he spent twenty years in Paris he felt that his place was no longer there so he decided to keep the essential and look for the best places on our planet. He started a trip all around the world with his camera. It’s a huge privilege to be able to meet different cultures so he tries to capture all these awesome moments as much as possible through photography.

The Ford Modeling Agency, or as it is known today Ford Models, is an American international modeling agency based in New York City. It was established in 1946 by Eileen Ford and her husband Gerard W. Ford.

It was a pleasure to work with Mathieu Jacobs and @fordmodels on this project and hope to work with them again on another production as a makeup artist.

More photos from this fashion photo shoot can be viewed on my makeup artist in Los Angeles here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B99epcxBXbL/

My current portfolio of projects can be viewed on my best makeup artist in Los Angeles page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Photographer: Mathieu Jacobs
Wardrobe / Hair and Makeup Artist: Luca Buzas
Model: Jordan Clay @fordmodels


TV Commercial Styling | Natural Vitality Commercial

TV Commercial Styling | Natural Vitality Commercial

In TV commercial styling, I mostly work on TV commercials and branded videos. I got a chance a couple of months ago to work with RockBridge Productions production company for a Natural Vitality commercial spot. RockBridge Productions was contacted by Craftsman+ to produce several social media videos for Natural Vitality.

I styled 3 talents through multiple wardrobe changes during this commercial production. The wardrobe direction given from the client and director was lifestyle and casual so I brought many options from H&M and ZARA stores. I was the key hair and makeup artist as well on this project.

Craftsman+ is a modern-day creative agency, building beautiful content to help with branding and make our advertisers’ ads more effective.

RockBridge Productions is a video production agency based in San Francisco. They concentrate on building strong relationships with talented directors and bringing their visions to life through commercials, music videos, and feature films.

I had a great time working with RockBridge Productions and Craftsman+ team as a TV commercial styling and hope to create a lasting business relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about fashion styling trends, please visit my TV commercial styling 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:

Producer Michelle Moy
Writer Nick Chan
Director Roman Medjanov
1st AD Karim Nabil
DP Aaron Grasso
1st AC Garet Jatsek
2nd AC Estevan Falcon
DIT/on set editor Davide Fiore
Casting Sammy Gollestani
Production Coordinator Nic Jara
Sound Kevin Santiago
Key Gaffer Luis Ramos
Best Boy Max Kozelchik
Key Grip Christopher Martin
Best Boy Steven Albovias
Production Designer Sydney Forest
Art PA Tyler Wright
MUA AND! Wardrobe Luca Buzas
Wardrobe Assist Nea Dune
Storyboard Artist Amy Lê
Studio Teacher Dana Gardener
PA Anukriti Singh
Creative Director/co-writer: Henry J Kim

 


Los Angeles Beauty Makeup Artist | California Desert Shoot

Los Angeles Beauty Makeup Artist | California Desert Shoot

In a collaborative effort, me as a Los Angeles beauty makeup artist and wardrobe stylist, Tiger House Films production company worked with super-talented fashion photographer Matt Pluz and model Ashley Shoemaker for a high fashion photo shoot in the California desert.

Matt Pluz is an internationally published fashion photographer based in Miami Beach, his work has been showcased in hundreds of publications such as ELLE Spain, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Maxim,  L’Officiel Lithuania, and many more.

Ashley Shoemaker is an international model who is represented by several agencies including Elite, Muse, Freedom LA and Select Paris. Her great energy and seasoned ability to move for the camera really created a professional outcome for this photo shoot. Our digital agency in Los Angeles hopes to work with her again in the future!

Our location for this shoot was the classic California desert where so many iconic movies and shows have been shot over decades of Hollywood history.

I worked not only as a makeup artist on this shoot but I was the Los Angeles wardrobe stylist as well on this project, I borrowed the looks from L.E.R.
L.E.R. Public Relations is a full-service agency that offers public relations, branding and event production services for luxury brands within the fashion, travel, beauty / wellness, and lifestyle industries.

It was a pleasure to work with Matt Pluz and Tiger House Films on this project and hope to work with them again on another production as a beauty makeup artist in Los Angeles.

More photos from this fashion photo shoot can be viewed on my Los Angeles beauty makeup artist’s Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B99epcxBXbL/

My current portfolio of projects can be viewed on my Los Angeles beauty makeup artist page here: https://lucabuzas.com/porfolio-2/

CREDITS:

Production Support: Tiger House Films
Photographer: Matt Pluz
Wardrobe / HMU: Luca Buzas
Model: Ashely Shoemaker

Showroom: L.E.R. Public Relations


Los Angeles Celebrity Stylist | Trendeavour Interview

Los Angeles Celebrity Stylist | Trendeavour Interview

As a Los Angeles celebrity stylist, I got interviewed by Trendeavour Online Magazine. Trendeavour was founded in 2017 as an independent media/education company and digital marketing agency. Their mission is to empower creatives and provide motivational content, actionable resources, tools and tips for aspiring creative entrepreneurs to start and build their business. They interview industry experts to give inspiring, invaluable and proven advice they learned throughout their careers.

Let me tell you a little bit about the interview. Trendeavour asked me a couple of questions via email such as, what made me become a fashion stylist, what challenges I faced living in China and how I moved to Los Angeles and started my career there? You can find my answers below:

“I always wanted to move to Los Angeles so it felt right to start this journey. I always knew that there is a huge creative industry in L.A. but I didn’t know how I would do at first.

I lived in Shanghai for 5 years and was lucky to travel around Asia but I didn’t see myself living there for another 5-10 years.

I had to decide quickly how the future of my career would take shape. With my mind on the US, everything shifted naturally in the direction of Los Angeles as my next destination.

It was great living in Asia for as long as I did and I’m very happy I am able to continue my carrier in the US by taking the lessons I learned in Asia and applying them to the industry here in Hollywood.

Before and after I moved, I connected with a lot of producers, advertising agencies and companies in order to start to work and that networking paid off. ”

The full interview can be found here:

From Shanghai to L.A. – Luca Buzas on Becoming a Hollywood Celebrity Stylist

It was a pleasure collaborating with Trendeavour on this interview as a Los Angeles celebrity stylist and hope to create a lasting relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about fashion styling trends, please visit my Los Angeles celebrity 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/


Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist | Deloitte Digital Marketing Campaign

Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist | Deloitte Digital Marketing Campaign

As a Los Angeles wardrobe stylist, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Deloitte Digital on their 8×8 Communications promotional materials. I was the lead makeup artist and wardrobe stylist on this shoot. This campaign was shot in the Deloitte office in Los Angeles, California.

We shot this commercial spot for 3 days and I styled 5 talents each day through multiple wardrobe changes during this production. The wardrobe direction given from the director and client was business casual/corporate and lifestyle so I brought many options from Topshop and ZARA stores.

A couple of styling tips and tricks:

  1. Have your models wear trends in an appropriate way
  2. Mix prints and patterns carefully because of the camera can read prints differently
  3. Don’t be too matchy-matchy
  4. Show skin selectively
  5. Bring staple pieces
  6. Develop a signature style for each model
  7. Have a classic white shirt ready

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is a multinational professional services network. Deloitte is one of the “Big Four” accounting organizations and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals with headquarters in London, United Kingdom.

For this corporate photoshoot, I need to make we have tailored suit jackets, bottoms, shoes, blouses, and ties available for our talents. For blouses underneath the jacket, think shiny. The silky fabric looks great on the camera. I brought simple earrings, bracelets, and necklaces with me as well.

I had a wonderful time working with Deloitte’s team as a Los Angeles wardrobe stylist, I hope to create a long-lasting 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/


Television Wardrobe Stylist | Cathay Bank Commercial

Television Wardrobe Stylist| Cathay Bank Commercial

As a television wardrobe stylist, I got a chance a couple of months ago to work with Tiger House Films production company for a Cathay Bank commercial spot. Tiger House Films was contacted by Plan C Agency located in Downtown Los Angeles to produce several social media videos for Cathay Bank.

I styled about 10 talents through multiple wardrobe changes during this commercial production. The wardrobe direction given from the client and director was business and business casual so I brought many options from ZARA and H&M stores.

The target audience for this project was the Chinese American demographic here in the United States. By getting social media video content marketed to this particular group about the benefits of banking with Cathay, the wide reach of internet marketing has allowed for Cathay Bank to see immediate results and benefits regarding exposure of their brand.

Because Cathay Bank first opened in 1962 in Los Angeles’ Chinatown as the first Chinese-American bank in Southern California, our goal was to teach the history of this brand to new customers, bringing in the next generation of Chinese-American consumers. In 1979 Cathay Bank opened its first branch office in Monterey Park. Its first overseas representative office in Hong Kong was opened in 1985.

I had a great time working with Cathay Bank and Tiger House Films team as a television wardrobe stylist and hope to create a lasting business relationship with them for the future. As a stylist, I mostly work on TV commercials, branded videos, and fashion shoots.

I constantly post about fashion styling trends, please visit my television 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/

CREDITS:

Client: Cathay Bank
Production Company: Tiger House Films
Director: Tony Au
DP: Martin Moody
Creative Coordinator / Wardrobe stylist: Luca Buzas

 


TV Commercial Stylist | New York Life Insurance Commercial

TV Commercial Stylist | New York Life Insurance Commercial

I was hired as a TV commercial stylist multiple times by Tiger House Films production company for a New York Life Insurance Commercial. This TV commercial production had a very fast turnaround and we are happy to say that our workflow with Plan C Agency executed the projects of very high quality. I had to make sure all the talent had their wardrobe options so I was able to deliver the best to our client on the shoot days. As a wardrobe stylist based in Los Angeles, I was able to communicate with all the talent their wardrobe options very well.

We shot this commercial for 2 days, one day in an ice skating rink and in the client’s Los Angeles office. The second day was a beautiful house located in Beverly Hills. Not only did wardrobe styling on this job but I was also the hair and makeup artist. The commercial turned out great, it is very dynamic. Our schedule for this creative commercial was a bit difficult as we had to do an overnight due to the Pasadena Ice Skating Center’s schedule. Tiger House Films crew made the difficult situation into a very smooth and precise shoot that went off without any problem.

The plot of this branded media revolves around an affluent Asian American family who wants the best for their daughter. She tries activities such as piano and violin (very popular culturally relevant activities in Asian American communities across the country) but can’t quite find her niche. She finally tries something more athletic, ice skating, and realizes her passion for the sport.

Plan C is a multicultural marketing and communications agency with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Their mission is to guide brands on their path to growth through strategic planning, advertising, traditional & digital media, events, and PR.

I had a great time working with New York Life Insurance and Tiger House Films team as a TV commercial stylist and hope to create a lasting business relationship with them for the future. As a stylist, I mostly work on TV commercials, branded videos, and campaigns with THF production team.

I constantly post about fashion styling trends, please visit my TV commercial 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:

Director: Tony Au

Agency: Plan C Agency

Production Company: Tiger House Films
Creative Coordinator and Stylist: Luca Buzas


Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist | Ember Commercial

Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist | Ember Commercial

Ember, a design-led temperature control brand hired me as a Los Angeles wardrobe stylist for their commercial spot in July 2019. I love to work with creatives who have great taste in their work and advertising materials. We shot this video campaign during 1 day in Los Angeles, CA.

I styled 2 talents through multiple wardrobe changes during this photo campaign production. The wardrobe direction given from the client and 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 video campaign with multiple models. I usually shop three to four times the amount I actually need.

About Ember: The Ember Ceramic Mug is beautifully designed to be used in your home or at your desk, and keeps your beverages at the perfect temperature from the first sip to the last drop.
Ember was created to solve a simple, yet universal problem for coffee and tea drinkers. Using their patented temperature control technology, Ember invented a way to extend the moment of perfection with your favorite hot beverage.

We shot this commercial spot at Ember’s office and at a home location. Designed for home or office, the new Ember Mug does more than simply keep your coffee hot. Their smart mug allows you to set an exact drinking temperature, so your coffee is never too hot, or too cold.

I had a great time working with Ember’s Team 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/

CREDITS:

Director: Dori Oskowitz
HMUA and Wardrobe Stylist: Luca Buzas


Commercial advertising stylist | VoyageLA Interview

Commercial advertising stylist | VoyageLA Interview

As a commercial advertising stylist I got a chance a couple of weeks ago to give an interview to an online magazine called VoyageLA. The interview can be found as part of the Inspiring Stories series here:

http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-luca-buzas-lucabuzas-hollywood/?fbclid=IwAR0MIU9_keVXLCmTJwqo8j-LvPie0Ujxxcl7C-0tTwScBQ-JKBEbD_XSsdQ

Let me tell you a little bit about the interview. VoyageLA asked me a couple of questions via email such as how I started my career, what kind of issues I was facing along the way and about my current/future projects. They gave me about 2 weeks to get back to them which was plenty of time to put together my answers. At the end of my interview they asked me to recommend 5 people who also work in the film / advertising industry because they would like to expend their community to their readers.

I love collaborating with magazines that create interesting stories and connect people together. VoyageLA introduces creatives in different areas of LA, for example they have people in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica etc. so you can search and read about industry professionals in your area.

About VoyageLA: The Voyage Group of Magazines started in Los Angeles with their flagship publication VoyageLA.  After generating their first million page views in LA they knew their content was resonating with the community. They’ve since grown to a handful of other amazing cities with the help of an incredible network of friends, associates, local insiders and influencers, PR firms, local bloggers, artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and other professionals.

It was a pleasure collaborating with VoyageLA on this interview as a commercial advertising stylist and hope to create a lasting relationship with them for the future.

I constantly post about fashion styling trends, please visit my commercial advertising 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/


Los Angeles Stylist | VERVET Jeans Photo + Video Campaign

Los Angeles Stylist | VERVET Jeans Photo + Video Campaign

VERVET denim fashion brand hired me as a Los Angeles stylist for it’s Fall-Winter 2019 photo + video campaign shoot in August 2019. I love to work with brands who have great taste in their work and ad materials. We shot this photo + video campaign during 1 day in Los Angeles, CA. The production company called Ekko Media is based in Orange County. I styled with 2 agency models, they both looked amazing on the final spots.

New brand VERVET has the best design, the best quality, and it’s phenomenal fit which always
presented and proven by Flying monkey and yet keeping the affordable price range to fulfill their
customers’ needs and tremendous requests. I matched their denim pieces with ZARA, H&M, Nordstrom and Adidas clothing.

Famous for it’s ability to spread love and joy to anyone around it, Vervet Denim, like it’s name origin
hopes to do just that. To spread love and joy to everyone around them by providing what they do best.
The latest trends, premium fabrics, high quality washes, and legendary fit all sewn up into a price that
all people can accept. I absolutely love their jeans.

Founded in 2000, Ekko Media is a full service digital agency that has the unique ability to bridge the gaps between strategy, creativity and execution, creating a seamless digital dialogue between a brand and its customers.

I had a great time working with VERVET denim and Ekko Media 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 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:

Client: VERVET
Production: Ekko Media
Stylist: Luca Buzas

Location: Orange County, Los Angeles