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Written by Holly Cheung


During the coldest of snowstorms last winter, it made perfect sense to have a bikini shoot in a sauna.

In a lovely mansion north just of Toronto, model Jennifer Steele posed in Spring/Summer 2011 swimwear trends, including a bikini by German-Canadian swimwear designer Katharine Demarchelier paired with a vibrant scarf by Italian fashion powerhouse Missoni.

Another look was pulled together by color accents, including a string bikini by New York based designer Mara Hoffman for RAC. The hot pink strings of the patterned bikini paired with a matching shade of neon toe polish demanded that makeup take a backseat to the loud pops of pink.

By keeping the smoky eye void of harsh lines and dark brows, making lip color bright but sheer and using a highlighter with a dewy finish, the makeup helped keep things subtly glamorous.

Pubished in Fantasticsmag

Swimwear modelled by Jennifer Steele, at Sutherland

Photographed by Richard Dubois

Hair and Makeup by Ivy Lam

Styling by Loretta Chin


Although the holidays have long been over. Still can’t over how fun it was to shoot Toro Magazine’s Lingerie Editorial. Take look at some of the behind the scenes photos with Priscilla Caripan and Eikona Photography. Thank you again to Candace French for helping me out on set that day!

Plus a video shot and edited by Toro’s video Producer, Tony Felgueiras.

Click here for the full blog entry!

It’s finally up! I have been waiting so long for this editorial. Well, it’s now online and just in time for Christmas!

This is my first editorial feature for TORO Magazine, I got to do the Hair Styling, the Makeup, and even the Wardrobe! With the help of my talented assistant Candace French, of course.

We shot the lovely Priscilla Caripan at the beautiful Gladstone Hotel in the Queen West Neighbourhood.

I got to work with my favorite Glamour Photographer in Toronto, Eikona Photography.

Our inspiration for this lingerie guide, was all things Holiday, we wanted to bring the cozy feeling of staying indoors while there was a snow storm just outside the windows.

Click here for the full editorial. Priscilla is super sexy!

Check back soon for behind the scenes at this TORO Magazine Photo shoot.

One of the most passionate people that I have worked with this year is photographer Ian Brown. Not only is he knowledgeable in music, art, film, and culture. He is dedicated to his photography, whether it’s actor headshots or his personal projects, he always looks at his subject with a present and focused point of view. I have had the honour to work with Ian and Lindsay, his studio & production manager, for many projects thought out this year.

Ian is in Africa right now, photographing people affected by AIDS, specifically African grandmothers who carry the burden of raisng their grandchildren because of AIDS.

Here is an article in the NY Times describing this AIDS pandemic.

I wish him a safe trip, and I can’t wait to see the images he captured when he returns.

On set with Ian @ his studio

Meet Dorothy! one of the lovely actors we worked with, she has the most beautiful icy blue eyes.

How can we forget Duncan? I think he is the BIGGEST DOG I’ve ever met! But with the biggest heart too! Duncan you big baby!

Check out Duncan’s own Website 🙂

My friend Karen first introduced me to Candice, her coworker, friend and neighbour. Candice and her family scheduled their very first portraits as a family. So she decide to give me a call to help her out with her Makeup.

It was Thanksgiving weekend, packed up my kit and was very excited to meet them. We got set up bright and early in her home in he beautiful Cornell neighbourhood in Markham.  I met her little cute as a button and very well-mannered baby boy, Cameron. And also Candice’s hubby, Scott!

I am so happy about how the outdoor portraits turned out!

P.S. Thank you Karen, for the Timmies!


Candice just finished Makeup, Cameron just finished his Cheerios!

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