Tuesday, November 2, 2010

LA CONFIDENTIAL T.D

A wonderful shoot with Trevor Donovan from the TV show "90210"!  Shot by amazing photographer Hama Saunders 
Trevor is a load of fun, full of laughs and is a devoted surfer!  Any Hollywood celeb that hangs out on the East Cape of Cabo SOLO to get their surf on is gets 2 thumbs up on my list- Interview with him below!


XRX

Friday, September 17, 2010

WSSM

I love to write. I love to surf. I love beauty and fashion. So when I saw an opportunity to collaborate with the premier women's surf/style magazine I went for it!  I have been working as the beauty editor for Women's Surf and Style Magazine for one year now and love it!  I am able to combine my love for all of the above together and give back with expression and advise on helpful beauty tips to the masses. This magazine is bi-annual and sold in Barnes and Nobels, Borders, Books-a-Million and Hollister all over North America and Europe.  The team behind the magazine are as awesome as the magazine it self.  
Pick it up next time your in the book store and endulge! Xx R xX 

WE ARE THE FALLEN

MEET ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS CARLY SMITHSON.
CARLY AND I MET WHEN I WAS ON TOUR WITH AMERICAN IDOL DOING THE MAKEUP FOR THE TOP 10 FINALIST.  CARLY IS NOW THE FRONT SINGER IN THE BAND "WE ARE THE FALLEN"  . I AM NOT ONLY PROUD TO HAVE HER AS DEAR FRIEND BUT ALSO SO GRATEFUL THAT WE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK TOGETHER AND CREATE, SOMETHING WE BOTH LOVE TO DO! HERE ARE A FEW SHOTS FROM AMERICAN IDOL TO THEIR FIRST ALBUM PACKAGING SHOOT.  

THIS BAND IS DEFINITELY GOING PLACES AND I AM SO PROUD TO WITNESS AND SUPPORT THE JOURNEY!

XxRX




















ALWAYS HAVING FUN! AMERICAN IDOL TOUR 08



























WE ARE THE FALLEN ALBUM PACKAGING SHOOT


















"WE ARE THE FALLEN"

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CONFIANZAS

I love me some GOTAN PROJECT... Listening to them always pushes my day dreaming and art to the next level...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPFZGqVR1KU


XRX




Sunday, July 18, 2010

GIVENCHY...

J'ADORE...




A TASTE OF GIVENCHY'S FALL/10 COUTURE PIECES...


XRX

Thursday, July 15, 2010

SPAIN ON TOP OF THE WORLD

VIVA ESPA√ĎA!!!

Most who know me know that I am a devoted lover of football and the Spaniards are my team.  I am SO proud of their journey these last 4 years, watching them climb to so many victories, becoming the Euro Cup Champions and now sweeping the world for the very first time in history as the World Cup 2010 Champions!  ~Football is truly the window to the world~
The next world cup will be in Brasil and there is NO WAY I will not be present for that party... Im samba'ing at the thought of it!  
XxRxX








Sunday, May 2, 2010

PERFORM BEAUTIFULLY WITH OAKLEY

I was really stoked to collaborate with Oakley's awesome team for their new ad campaign "Perform Beautifully".  As a LONG time surfer and having so many of my friends who ride on Oakley's team, it was easy for me to fit in with their vibe, that created the feeling that I have been working them with for years...  

We had many, MANY laughs while fighting the gale force winds on the cliffs of San Diego under the sun...  Katrina Hodgens is a serious fitness expert with a beautiful spirit and fantastic sense of humor. We knew when we both pulled avocados out of our bags (never go to a shoot with out one!) that we were going to be great friends :)  She and her partner Karina of TONEITUP!  are the queens of fitness on youtube with tons of clever fitness ideas and delicious health information- check them out and get hooked! 
Another rad day at the office creating with amazing people!

xRx


Katrina Hodgens


 Erica (the life of the party!!!) and Katrina


I told you she was the life of the party! 
J'adore!


That's a wrap!


I never stop realizing how lucky I am to have a job that allows me to not miss out of life's most beautiful treasures like this sunset...


SHOOT WITH ERIK ALMAS



My favorite shoots are ones where I get to work with my talented friends and meet new ones as well.
This was the case when shooting with my friend and amazing photographer Erik Almas for The Ritz Carlton last week.  We shot on the floor of the Staples Center (GO LAKERS!) and the beautiful stage of the Nokia theater.  The whole crew was AMAZING. We laughed the whole time we created... 
xRx


The Beautiful Sandra and Erik



Sandra and our talented stylist Sarah Stanley

Sandra and our stand in Lion for Felix the Lion who was sadly not allowed on the Staples center floor- boo!

I couldn't resist! How many opportunites does one get to own the floor alone where the LAkers perform their magic?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Yay!

This Im actually really excited about...
With that name attached to it, there is no doubt in my mind that this line will be done with serious style and deliver quality goods...


TOM FORDILIOUS

Thursday, April 8, 2010

THE GREAT ROCK N ROLL SWINDLE...

Malcom Mclaren was not on my "favorites" list. I am a loyal SEX PISTOL fan, a die hard as a teenager, and he was their controversial manager known for a selfish agenda while holding that title.HOWEVER. Malcom Mclaren was very impacting to the British punk movement as well as in the fashion industry collaborating with his girl, Miss Vivienne Westwood. 
both fashion and that punk movement have mean a lot to me and have definitely influenced me as an artist. So that said, I fell compelled to write a little R.I.P to Malcom Mclaren who passed away today at the age of 64 yrs old.












Malcom and Vivienne Westwood 








Malcom with The Sex Pistols







Sometimes even  conterversial people that did not sit highly in your respect zone, still deserve to be remembered. 








Xx ROXY xx 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

MEET MARK.

OK it's time for me to talk makeup.  A lot of people ask me what my favorite brand to use is to be honest there are so many amazing brands of makeup out there it's hard to single it down to one.  I can definitely talk about my favorites though. The brands I will rely on at least one of their products on every single makeup gig I work.  

Meet Mark.

Mark Cosmetics is a fun, innovative makeup brand who puts as much attention into the quality of their products as well as their cute and clever packaging... Something that is not always the case with other brands but something that makes all the difference to me.

Today I am exposing a few of my favorite products from Mark and show you a look created with all Mark cosmetics. 

1. SEE THINGS CLEARLY BRIGHTING MOSITERIZER- 
I am a fanatic about fresh, healthy skin and this product feeds my frenzy for it by hydrating and brightening the skin with its Lotus flower and Citrus blend.  Its oil-free, non- comedogenic AND fragrance free so it doesn't irritate it only radiates the skin!






2. GOOD RIDDANCE CONCEALER-
OK when I LOVE a product I can't stop talking about it. This is one of my favorite finds in a LONG time.  This little pencil of goodness provides a beautiful, natural, skin perfecting finish and is as easy to apply as signing your name!  Just apply wear needed and blend your fingers or a foundation brush. Its oil free and fits easily in your bag for touch ups.  I never leave home with out mine!






3. JUST PINCHED TINTED BLUSH-
Next to mascara BLUSH is my favorite piece of makeup. It's got one of the worst reputations over the years thanks to the 80's intense use of it but it is the product that will take you from looking tired and dull to youthful and fresh if applied right.  I love JUST PINCHED INSTANT TINTED BLUSH.  This blush goes on smoothly and blends a beautiful "just pinched" flush of color into the skin.  Much easier to carry in your bag than a powdered blush with a brush too!




4. LASH SPLASH-
Well here it is. Mascara. My MUST HAVE ALWAYS makeup product. I do train jiujitsu and surf with this product on! The only thing I don't do with it is sleep with it (gross).  It's an INSTANT "hello, Im awake" to the face.  With summer around the corner I like to use a waterproof formula like lash splash because it fills my every need. Definines, lengthens, doesn't smudge but disappears when I cleanse at night. 






5. MARK KISSINK TINTED LIP MARKER-
Im a big fan of durability with my makeup products, the less reapplying the better!  I love Mark's Kissink tinted lip marker because it's a marathon winner. It provides a kissable stain of color over the lips and doesn't move until YOU want it to.





6. MARK GLO BABY GLO LIP GLOSS-
As a professional makeup artist I have CONTAINERS of all kinds of lip-glosses from a million different brands.  Mark's glo baby glo lip-gloss seems to ALWAYS find it self into my hands when working because it simply works amazing. It's not sticky; it does in fact create a "glow" over the lips and applies the PERFECT amount of color while hydrating. It's a super sexy way to complete your look and what woman doesn't love to look sexy?  



***THE FINAL LOOK***
A fresh, romantic, look that will last for hours and hours!







Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WE ARE THE FALLEN

I need to take a moment and write about how proud I am of one my dearest friends Carly Smithson and her new band WE ARE THE FALLEN.  
They are on their first tour together which started in the UK and are now touring all over America until May. Their new album "Tear the World Down" will be out in May 11th.

Check out their new video from their smashing track "Bury Me Alive"

Xx ROXYxX


Friday, March 26, 2010

My Love...

For 20 years Morrissey and The Smiths have been there for me
through thick and thin, around the world and back again. 
I just felt like devoting a day to my love for him and sharing it:
HOW SOON IS HOW SOON IS NOW???



























Wednesday, March 24, 2010

TAPOUT

ANOTHER FUN AND AMAZING SHOOT WITH MY FRIEND AND WORLD PREMIER MMA PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC WILLIAMS.

TAPOUTS 2010 AD CAMPAIGN CAME OUT SICK...

HERE ARE SOME OF THE AD IMAGES AND BEHIND THE SCENES FROM THAT FUN WEEKEND


Xx ROXY xX


THIAGO ALVES

















DAN HARDY


















DAN HENDERSON
















KEITH JARDINE
























STRIKE FORCE CHAMPION JAKE SHIELDS 



THE WHOLE CREW! 



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

DANA WHITE SHOOT FOR FIGHTERS ONLY

So I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot with UFC president Dana White for Fighters Only magazine with my friend and sick photographer Eric Williams.  Being that I am totally devoted to my Jiu-Jitsu training with Rorion Gracie's Family, its so much fun for me to get to work people like Dana and UFC fighters, joining two of my passions together.  


Most people these days know who Dana is because MMA (mixed martial arts) is the fastest growing sport to date and the UFC is the king of that jungle.  Dana was a total pleasure to work with.  He has the presence of someone who means business but is warm and genuine all at the same time...  It's no wonder he is a celebrity business mogul. 


It was a very fun and inspiring shoot and Fighters Only captured some footage it all.


Dana White Photo Shoot For Fighters Only Magazine


Enjoy!


Xx ROXY xX