The Make up Studio

Studio photographs

Click on the link to read about the make up studio, and to see photographs of it.

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OOAK DIORAMA SECRETS  – ‘early bird weekend special’ that ends Tuesday April 26th


On Monday, April 25th (@1 PM EST), this book will be available for sale for $19.95 for only a day to fans. Then the price will return to it’s original of $29.95.

I have collaborated with other diorama artists in this huge ebook project guaranteed to blow your mind, compiled by Angela Ooaksecrets. It’s a digital ebook with 500+ PAGES of step-by-step tutorials on how to create many aspects of dioramas including doors, rooms, windows, fireplace with (illusion) crackling fire, miniature food, and so much more!

Mark your calendars and this page as I’ll reveal the website link when it’s ready for order!

Until then, if you have questions about my contributing part, feel free to ask 🙂

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Handags & Purses

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Doll Room

My doll room used to be very organised with boxed Barbie doll & friends lining the walls from floor to ceiling.  Undressed dolls, or dolls waiting for TLC , are stored in a chest of drawers and two wardrobes.

When the larger dolls started to arrive it was fine, they slotted in amongst the Barbie dolls, but I soon began to run out of space and I now have no room left other than a narrow walkway.

The doll room doesn’t have all of the doll boxes, backdrops, accessories and items for dioramas, they are filling up another room.  This photograph should embarrass me into thinning down my collection…

More shocking photos on:

Doll Room

Doll Room

Miss Black Beauty Pageant

Well today saw the final 17 entrants for the Miss Black Beauty Pageant gather at Whitechapel Hall in preparation for the competition.

All of the ladies looked stunning  with most opting for floor length gowns, though one or two chose something a little different, to add to the mix.  The judges had a very difficult task to pick out the final three and the criteria was based on: beauty, poise, personality and modelling ability.

The second runner up is Gabrielle, who wore a fitted cream halter neck dress and wore her long blonde hair loose.  Gabrielle is one of the younger entrants and looks set to have a glittering future ahead of her.

The first runner up is Paige, and she wore a sky blue skin tight gown with a plunging neckline.  Paige wore her hair in a asymetrical shoulder length bob. Paige already has some success in the modelling world as a ‘Pin up’ model and hopes to break into mainstream modelling too.

The title of ‘Miss Black Beauty 2012’  goes to Paris Williams for her stunning beauty and grace.  She wore a strapless cream long length dress with accentuating gold jewellery.  Her hair was worn in an updo which emphasized her face perfectly.  Paris is looking forward to being a role model and ambassador for the next twelve months, and is keen to begin the numerous modelling assignments that go with the title.  She will also be the new face for the “21” make up range which is aimed at the young, vibrant woman of today.

Both runners up, Paige and Gabrielle, have also won modelling assignments as part of their prizes.

Pictures of all entrants are available at:

Paris Williams

Paris Williams