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Take My Breath Away… @FacesByCarla

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Over 825 weddings in 19+ years, including 69 as of Nov 30 2009…Congrats! I love you all and I will state on record that brides are my favourite clients!

Each bride is so unique yet exudes that same balance of passion, radiance, nervousness, excitement and happiness on her wedding day as she embarks on a new chapter. How beautifully a photographer’s lens captures her precious memories forever!!

This wedding picture of the exquisite Laura always takes my breath away! Does it yours?

Credits> Photography: Heather Douglas.  Makeup and Hair: FacesByCarla

Munk Debates

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

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It is always so much fun doing makeup for the speakers and guests at Munk Debates. I am looking forward to the Munk Debates “Be It Resolved, Climate Change is Mankind’s Defining Crisis and Deserves a Commensurate Response” on Dec 1st – such an important topic! Tickets, webcast and more at Munk Debates.com Here are a few pics from the previous Munk events I have been involved. Photo1: Mia Farrow. Photo 2: Mia Farrow, Gareth Evans, Carla Naylor.  

CREDITS: Mia and Gareth’s Makeup: FacesByCarla. Event Planner:Deb Lewis, City Events

Something Blue

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

sarah 1sarah 4Something Blue signifies loyalty, purity and faithfulness. Typically brides incorporate blue in their wedding outfit, décor or flowers; however I simple adore how the stunning Sarah added ‘blue’ to the beautiful dresses she chose for her bridesmaids!  And can you believe it that all the girls have blue eyes? Wow eh? Credits> Photography: Michelle Quance. Venue: Toronto Hunt Club. Makeup: FacesByCarla

Rick Mercer “Bustles” Fashion Week

Friday, November 27th, 2009

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rick mercer 2It was awesome to meet Rick Mercer (LOVE his show!!) and do his makeup for the Bustle Spring/Summer 2010 collections for Fashion Week. I hope to  find the runway video from  his blog. In the interim, here is a couple of pic from the show. Credits > Photo1: Paul Tanaka for Behind The Lens Photography. Photo2: Runway Shot in Toronto Star by Nathan Denette, The Canadian Press. Makeup: Carla Naylor for L’Oreal Creative Beauty Team for Fashion Week.

Maids Of Glory!

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

kate2kate1Bridesmaids are a blessing to a bride on her wedding day. My lovely bride Kate has so many maids by her

side – LOVE personified! Credits> Wedding Planner: Bliss Events.  Venue: RCYC. Makeup & Hair: FacesByCarla

Commotion of Sexy ‘n’ Sporty: Audi + Bustle

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

audi2audi and bustleWe recently had a wonderful opportunity to do a live shoot in the midst of the Design Exchange’s Annual Black & White Gala with “Commotion” as this year’s theme. The shoot featured the new mind-blowing Audi R8 and the sporty-sexy Bustle Clothing Line designed exclusively for Audi. Audi+Bustle: Can one get any more stylish? Credits >PR: MediaCOM, Photos: George Pimentel, Label: Bustle. Models: NAM. Makeup: FacesByCarla

Fashion Week After Party#1

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

fashion week2fashion week1Finally time off to enjoy a much needed drink with colleagues and friends after another busy day doing shows at Fashion Week!  

Photo 1: Eva Shaw (Model), Robin K (FDCC/Fashion Week Organizer), Carla Naylor (Me), Shinan Govani (National Post) .

Photo 2: Kim Newport-Mimran (Pink Tartan), Carla Naylor (Me), Joe Mimran (Joe Fresh)

ESCADA!

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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One of the most luxurious brands — Yes, I have passion for anything and everything ESCADA! Only wish I could afford to buy it all! lol.  A few pics for the many fashion events I have done for my client. P.s. Photos: Paul Tanaka. Makeup: FacesByCarla

We Are Family: Bride & Mother of Bride

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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A recent Toronto wedding of a bride visiting her family in Canada from the United Kingdom. The wondrous mother-daughter moment was captured by the best of the best lens master, Michelle Quance! Credits: Michelle Quance Photography. Makeup: FacesByCarla

Unmasked@CAMH – Center of Addiction and Mental Health Fundraiser

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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We had the privilege to be involved with Queen St. Unmasked again this year, a fundraiser for the  (CAMH).  This year’s event was a huge success and raised nearly $600,000 for the CAMH Redevelopment project.

We were responsible for adding glamour and excitement for the client’s event by creating event theme looks on each of our 8 models who helped sell raffle tickets ($18 K) and foster CAMH awareness to event attendees.

Credits > CAMH Board Member: Ana Lopes. Event Planner: Marion Hart. Photo1: Laura Jane. Phoot2: Paul Tanaka. Creative Direction, Project Mgt, Fashion Models, Makeup Artistry, Hair Expertise, Airbrush Art and Wardrobe Styling: FacesByCarla.

Business for Arts Awards Gala & The Arnold Party – Clash Into Me

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

It was truly amazing to create Clash looks for our client  for  The 2009 !! Our  team all worked in synergy to merge business and art on each of the 6 models. Credits > Photos: Laura Jane Photography. Creative Direction, Project Mgt, Makeup Artistry, Hair Expertise, Airbrush Art and Wardrobe Styling: FacesByCarla

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Inspire Me Ralph!

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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A gorgeous bride-to-be and her awesome photographer had the idea to do a Ralph Lauren inspired engagement shoot at her fiancé’s country property. I think this picture is simply mind-blowing! What do you think?  Btw, I can’t wait to see her wedding pictures!! Credits > Photography: Michelle Quance. Wedding Planner: Bliss Events. Makeup: FacesByCarla

Sex & The City

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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My colleague Michelle was looking for creative shots for her website and marketing collateral, and came up with the Sex In The City inspired theme that we brought to life! It was so great to see Michelle in the limelight rather than behind the lens. I love these photos that her colleague took!!! And the laughs we had together were priceless! Credits > Makeup & Hair: FacesByCarla Artistry, Photos: Michelle Quance Photography

Intimate Love Affair

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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Lesley’s wedding pics always bring a huge smile to my face! Doesn’t she look radiant!!?? Credits>Wedding Planner:  Spectacular Spectacular Events. Makeup & Hair: FacesByCarla

The Ultimate Jet Set Experience

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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We were pleased to provide professional beauty services for ESCADA at ’The Ultimate Jet Set Experience’, a fundraising and awareness event to benefit kids at Mercedes Benz. The event raised over $300,000 to help children for the Sick Kids Foundation and the Canadian Diabetes Organization. Credits> Designer: Escada. Photo 1: Hello Magazine, Makeup & Hair: FacesByCarla (Carla and Kirsten)

Fashion Week

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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A total blast doing makeup as part of the L’Oreal creative beauty team for Fashion Week. Can you believe it that I have been involved for 14 seasons now?  Here are a couple of pics one of the many fashion shows. This one made the fashion edition of National Post, which was awesome! Credits > Photo1: George Pimentel & Team. Photo2: National Post. Makeup: Carla Naylor for L’Oreal

The Photographer Becomes A Bride :)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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Laura Jane and I have worked together on numerous beautiful weddings over the past many years…So when LJ got engaged and asked me to part of her wedding, I was so thrilled!! Best wishes to Nick and LJ! XO Carla Credit> Photos: Catherine Farquharson. Makeup and Hair: FacesByCarla

From-Yes-To-I Do!

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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So much fun doing the engagement shoot with a bride-to-be and then being part of her wedding! Here is the one of my sweetest clients: the stunning Mary Frances. Credits> Makeup: FacesByCarla