HARDWARE: THE NEXT TRAIN

A group of 8 TMI Graduates came together (The K.N.O.W. Project), under the mentorship of TMI mentor/photographer Jillian Sara, to create an amazing set of images from the “HARDWARE” Collection.   Having to place their attention to makeup, hair and wardrobe, it was a big undertaking that took 2 months of preparation and a photo shoot that spanned 2 cities and over 15 hours.   We are back with the second half of The K.N.O.W Project/TMI photo shoot.  The last half of the day was shot in downtown Fresno, Ca. against the beautiful historic buildings around the AMTRAK train station.  We hope you enjoy HARDWARE: THE NEXT TRAIN

Photographer/Mentor/Creative Director: Jillian Sara

Artistic Director/Stylist: Ruthie Inocencio

The K.N.O.W Project: Lania Moreno, Viviana Sisneros, April Gonzalez, Justine Mora, Laquisha Campbell, Ruthie Inocencio, Yereida Bravo,  Jessica Tuttle

A special thank you to all of our amazing models: Eva Gutierrez, Jeidi Gutierrez, Gabrielle Lee, Mallory Nance, Ashley Anissa Oliver, Summer Her, Lenora Pate, Daniel Rodriguez, Fae Yang, Gabrielle Bruno,  Viktoria Paris

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

StarChild

A star danced and under that, I was born! – William Shakespeare

Their souls are a part of the  mysteries of the universe.  The beautiful and  the unique…this is the starchild.

The ethereal look of model, Malvina Verona, the makeup artistry of Maxine Kesone, and the photography talent of Jillian Sara  created out of this world images.  This combination of makeup, fashion, photographic images and art, produced the essence of all who are born among the stars.


The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Hardware: RECKLESS ABANDONMENT

A group of 8 TMI Graduates came together (The K.N.O.W. Project), under the mentorship of TMI mentor/photographer Jillian Sara, to create an amazing set of images from the “HARDWARE” Collection.   Having to place their attention to makeup, hair and wardrobe, it was a big undertaking that took 2 months of preparation and a photo shoot that spanned 2 cities and over 15 hours.   The first part of the shoot started at 3am and was shot in Exeter Ca.  Here, in an abandoned building,  everything came together for HARDWARE: RECKLESS ABANDONMENT.

Photographer/Mentor/Creative Director: Jillian Sara

Artistic Director/Stylist: Ruthie Inocencio

The K.N.O.W Project: Lania Moreno, Viviana Sisneros, April Gonzalez, Justine Mora, Laquisha Campbell, Ruthie Inocencio, Yereida Bravo, and Jessica Tuttle

A special thank you to all of our amazing models: Eva Gutierrez, Jeidi Gutierrez, Gabrielle Lee, Mallory Nance, Ashley Anissa Oliver, Edd Glez, Lenora Pate, Daniel Rodriguez, Fae Yang, Gabrielle Bruno,  and Viktoria Paris


Check out HARDWARE on MAGCLOUD:

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/922132?__r=534316

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite. 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

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Genteel

Class and beauty are the qualities of a genteel lady.  Model Nikki Richards was the penchant  of perfection in this elegantly refined shoot, showing the softer side of TMI’s postgraduate work.  Makeup artist, Mary Garcia,  and photographer Jillian Sara, teams up once again to create  amazing images you won’t want to miss.

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

TMI Photo Shoot Friday Fun

It is always an exciting day when TMI’s Photo Shoot Friday comes round.  This last Friday was particularly anticipated, since it was graduation day as well.  With models ready and makeup waiting, the students went in for their last shoot of their course for their portfolios.

Photographer: Jillian Sara

Mentors: Jillian Sara, Becky Williams-Gomez and Rachel Riggs

Makeup Artists: Bryshaya Young, Marcos Arreguin, Rachel Garcia-Ortega, and Lilit Pogosyan

Models: Gianna Heredia, Kenny Garcia, Brooke Porter, Tyler Duncan, Alexa Duarte, Michelle Her, Gianna Grieco, Jennavive DeChow, Yurixi, and Coalee Camara

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

Elle Est Jolie

A beautiful face and a beautiful smile.  A beautiful person inside and out.

Model, Gianna Heredia and  makeup artist, Mia Garcia came together to embraced the qualities  of a beautiful woman.  TMI photographer, Jillian Sara captured the grace and allure of  simplistic and beautiful makeup in her images.  With clean and crisp images, the team created refined looks that any woman can relate to.

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Mullo

In the world of the gypsies, there is a tale of people who have been victims of a wrongful death or  who haven’t been properly buried, who come back as the undead. They rise from the grave  to get their revenge by sucking the blood of those who caused them harm.  This is known as The Mullo (one who is dead)…The Vampire Gypsy.  

Models Fae Yang and Malvina Varona took us back to the days of superstition and mystery, helping to recreate the decadence and beauty, of a truly frightening tale.  TMI mentor and makeup artists Jillian Sara and Rachel Riggs created looks to make the characters come to life.  Photographed by Jillian Sara in the TMI studio, this shoot is truly a work of art.

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suit 109

Fresno Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

The In Class, Fantasy Makeup Challenge

Yesterday, the soon to be graduates of The Makeup Imaginarium were given their final, in class challenge.  The task was to create and complete a “fantasy look” that was also relatable.  They had to come up with original concepts that included the makeup, hair, clothing and accessories.  Without knowing who the models were until it was time to do the makeup, they had to execute it to photo ready perfection.  What they did was astounding.  Keeping in mind everything they learned over the last 2 months, they implemented their amazing concepts and showed that makeup can really be a work of art.

Photography: Jillian Sara

Mentors: Jillian Sara, Becky Williams-Gomez, Rachel Riggs

Student Makeup Artists: Georgina Hernandez, Marcos Arreguin, Lilit Pogosyan, Rachel Garcia-Ortega, and Bryshaya Young  

Models: Jennavieve Dechow, Gianna Grieco, Michelle Her, Eva Gutierrez, and Lenora Pate

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno Ca 93711

559-840-5418

Watercolors

Water shoots are one of the benefits of a summer.  Combine it with makeup, material and flowers, you can transform models into water nymphs.  And that is what makeup artist Yereida Bravo did to models Nikki Richards  Emily Sanchez, with assistance of fellow TMI alumni Aimee Green.   With the photography by Jillian Sara, the results are summertime magic at its finest.


The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

The Cat’s Meow

Part of the TMI curriculum is a once a month seminar/workshop that both students and graduates can attend.   This months class was led by instructor Rachel Riggs, who shows the art of theatrical transformation, from human to cat.  Emily Sanchez was the purrrfect model for a fabulous feline and Jillian Sara did and amazing job capturing the event with a photo shoot of the finished makeup.

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Makeup, Magic and Mayhem

The Makeup Imaginarium believes in preparing their students for their future, and one of the ways we do this is through Photo Shoot Friday.  Every other Friday our students need to come up with makeup concepts then execute them for an actual photo shoot.  Not only does it build essential skills that is important for their career, but builds a beautiful portfolio so that they can showcase their work, not to mention…it is just plain fun.

TMI Mentors: Jillian Sara, Rachel Riggs and Becky Williams-Gomez  

TMI Makeup Artists: Georgina Hernandez, Marcos Arreguin, Lilit Pogosyan, Rachel Garcia-Ortega, Bryshaya Young            

Guest Makeup Artist: Jacqueline Marquis

Models: Michelle Her, Shaunique Cross, Jennavieve Dechow, Gianna Heredia, Jayleen Clubb, Ragen Rhames, Megan Claypool, Sarah Claypool, Loren Tearra Daniels, Corey Rogers, Gianna Grieco, Niah Soto

Photographer: Jillian Sara

Video By: Daisha Feliz and Rachel Riggs

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

Suburban Safari

Spring is the perfect time for a safari.  If you live in the city, that means a trip to the zoo.  Makeup Artist/TMI Graduate Lania  “Squeekers” Moreno, Model Gabrielle Allyse Bruno, and Creative Director/Mentor/Photographer Jillian Sara, trekked through the wilds of The Fresno Chaffee Zoo to create an urban shoot with a retro feel.

Thank you to the Chaffee Zoo and all of their wonderful employees for helping us make some magic.    https://www.fresnochaffeezoo.org

Video By: Rachel Riggs

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Street Savvy

The streets of San Francisco became a playground for this sassy, savvy shoot.  Taking it back home to the bay area, makeup artist Rainbow Chatman along with Photographer Jillian Sara, model Paige Clay and stylist Stephanie Avendano, showed the beauty of street fashion, in true S.F. style.

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave.  Suite 109

Fresno Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Sweet As Honey

Sweet As Honey was a TMI class project. Four students (now graduates) took on the challenge of bringing a concept to life. Emma Valle Pineda, Jazmine Saavedra, Jordan Cornelious and Staci McDowell, created looks fit for a queen.  A queen bee, that is.  Models Michelle Her, Justine Mora, Eva Gutierrez, and Samantha Armstrong did a wonderful bringing the story to life. Under the mentorship of TMI instructors Jillian Sara, Becky Williams-Gomez and Rachel Riggs and the photography of Jillian Sara, this ended up as one sweet shoot.


 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite #109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

The Runaways

Street fashion and hyper color was the theme for this mid-summer shoot.  Models (and sisters) Jayleen Clubb and Gracie Reichenbach were the perfect duo as our runaways, with their ability to give the perfect balance between beauty and urban chic.  With makeup by Rachel Riggs and styling/photography by Jillian Sara, this ended up a cool shoot on a hot day.

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Itinerant

Itinerant is the third photo shoot in the “Futuristic Bleak” series. Makeup Artist Monica Rodriguez, along with models Teri Galaviz and Melinda Lira Parker worked under the mentorship of creative director/mentor/photographer Jillian Sara, to pull forces and create beauty on a darker scale.

Thank you to April Gonzalez and Rachel Riggs for the video

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

A M.U.S.E

On June 20, 2015, The Makeup Imaginarium hosted the A M.U.S.E Fashion Show.   The show was put on by TMI graduate and member of The K.N.O.W Project, Lacquisha Campbell-Jackson and showcased fashion created by Lacquisha herself, as well as pieces from The K.N.O.W Project, and TMI’s first show fashion show, Abuse Your Imagination.

With the assistance of TMI graduate and co-member of the K.N.O.W Project, Viviana  Sisneros, things ran smoothly and the night was filled with good food, fashion, and music.

Photo Credit: Kevin Chavez for What If Photography

MC’s: Kenny Coronado & Samantha Armstrong                                     Produced by: Lacquisha Jackson                                                                 Hosted by: The Makeup Imagination                                                         Fashion by: The K.N.O.W. Project (Justine Mora, Yereida Bravo, Lania “Squeaks” Morano,  Jessica Tuttle, Ruthie Inocencio, Viviana Sisneros, April Gonzalez), Jillian Anaya, Rachel Riggs, Lacquisha Jackson                                                                                                     Styled by: Lacquisha Jackson                                                                       Makeup by: Viviana Sisneros,  Jessica Tuttle, Ashley Flores, Kenny Coronado                                                                                                             Hairstyles by: Necole Newton, Lashawn Carter                               Models:   Eva Gutierrez, Ashley Oliver, Faith Yang, Jabar Campbell, Ed Gonzales, Kaysi Franklin, Twiniqua Martin, Robert Escamilla, Necole Newton Justine Mora, Chaim Harrel, Jesse Escamilla.   Special Entertainment:                                                                                         Dancers: Miz-Unique Slater and William Davis             Choreographed by: Lacquisha Jackson                                                 Musical guest:  Darling Nikki                                                                                       DJ, Light & Sound, Tech: Q Rios                                                                 Videographer & Photography: Joe Maciel and Kevin Chavez       Food donations:  Olive Garden and Bobby Salazar

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Improv Fantasy Seminar at The Imaginarium

Today the students of the TMI afternoon class had a fantastic surprise.  Master technique instructor, mentor and photographer, Jillian Anaya, took over and taught a special seminar.   Using Nikki Richards and Corrina Licon as her models, she broke down multiple techniques on how to create, plan and execute, quick but effective fantasy makeup. 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Shaw Ave Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5428

Hardware

The Makeup Imaginarium has embarked on many projects.  The newest is a collection of look books, known as Dream It OutLoud.  On June 15, 2015 we will be launching HARDWARE on MAG CLOUD. This is a collection of amazing images highlighting makeup, hair and fashion.  What you will see in Hardware was created and assembled by The K.N.O.W Project, a group of 8 TMI graduates, who took on the challenge to create their own issue of Dream it OutLoud based on what you can find in a hardware store.

Photographer/Mentor/Creative Director: Jillian Sara

Artistic Director/Stylist: Ruthie Inocencio

The K.N.O.W Project: Lania Moreno, Viviana Sisnreos, April Gonzalez, Justine Mora, Laquisha Campbell, Ruthie Inocencio, Yereida Bravo, Jessica Tuttle

Video By: Rachel Riggs

A special thank you to all of our amazing models

Please enjoy the video…

Facebook Link to K.N.O.W. Project: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-KNOW-Project/991312094221770?pnref=story

 

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/922132?__r=534316

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Lucent Gleam

Pastels, iridescence and luminescence compose the setting of this beautiful shoot.   Makeup artist Yerida Bravo and Model Michelle Her compliment makeup to  cellophane, creating a soft yet striking image.  With photos shot by creative director, mentor and photographer Jillian Sara this shoot is,as always, a work of art.


The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

HMF, Revived and TMI

On May 23, the graduates and teachers of The Makeup Imaginarium had the honor of,  once again, doing makeup for The Revived Fashion Show at The Hmong Music Festival (HMF).   These beautiful pictures were taken by Phillip Ly So and video was compiled and created by Jillian Sara.

Makeup Artist: Jillian Sara, Rachel Riggs, Angelica Vargas, Deserae Padilla, Lacquisha Campbell-Jackson, Lania Moreno, Mia Garcia, Mary Garcia, Ruthie Inocencio, Tamara norris, Veronica Martinez, Viviana Sisneros and Yerida Bravo

Designers: Blia Thao Hill Tribe fusion, Ka Lor, Vam Moua, and Kathy Peredia

A Very Special Thanks to all the Revived models, Yer Vang and everyone else involved with the Revived Fashion Show.

We also want to thank Maa Vue, The Sounders and Between Sisters for allowing us to do your makeup for the big show.

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

Urban Legend

Since the beginning of time, we have had urban legends.  True or false, they creep into our mind and haunt us when we are alone.   Creative director, mentor and photographer, Jillian Sara, along with makeup artist, Yereida Bravo, brought to life an urban legend of their own.  From beautiful bride to something nightmares are made of,  model, Jessica Tutttle helped to spawn images that cause chills to run up your spine.

 

 

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca. 93711

559-840-5418

 

Lavaliere

They have done it again.  The K.N.O.W.  Project combined their makeup artistry forces, with the help of models Emily Sanchez and Mimzi Dielle as well as photographer/mentor/conceptual artist, Jillian Sara, to create Lavaliere, proving that all that glitters is gold and silver.

Get to know The K.N.O.W. Project– Find them on facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-KNOW-Project/991312094221770?fref=ts

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 West Shaw Ave, Suite 109

Fresno, ca. 93711

559-840-5418

Wayfarer

Makeup artist April Gonzalez brought the future to T.M.I. with this new shoot from photographer Jillian Sara. Model Emily Sanchez embraced the vibe and embodied the feel of this sequel to “Futuristic Bleak”.

Video by Rachel Riggs

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Shaw Ave Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5418

Blue

The K.N.O.W. Project is back with another teaser!! Just a subtle hint of whats to come. This group is on fire and we can’t share the details so I’m afraid a teaser will just have to hold you for now.

The feisty group recruited model Damaris Carmona to be their muse this time around and she was amazing. She trouped the heat and looked darn good doing so.

Get to know The K.N.O.W. Project– Find them on facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-KNOW-Project/991312094221770?fref=ts

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Shaw Ave Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5418

Pixie Dust

Model Lenora Pate and makeup artist Frankee Escobedo strike again but this time they used magic.  Enter the realm of the fairy. It’s a world of possibilities and wonder and not to mention pixie dust!

Photographer Jillian Sara had the privilege of playing fairy godmother in this fantasy based shoot.

Video by Rachel Riggs

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Shaw Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5418

Idle Hours

It was a beautiful day to shoot for model Lenora Pate, makeup artist Bibiana Morales-Perez and photographer Jillian Sara. The sun was shining and there was a subtle breeze. The day couldn’t have been more enjoyable. Fellow artists Alyssa Soliz and April Gonzalez assisted making the shoot one of the easiest this year.

Special thanks to April Gonzalez and Rachel Riggs for the video!

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Shaw Ave Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5418

Tough Girl

Makeup artist Alyssa Soliz and model Mallory Nance battled the heat for the fun but sassy shoot. They captured the tough but fashionable image set forth by photographer Jillian Sara.  All three nearly melted before finding an ice-cream truck. The only catch was that it had been out of commission for sometime. No matter, it made for some great images!

Catching the video on the fly was mentor Rachel Riggs. Thanks Rachel!

 

The Makeup Imaginarium

2225 W Shaw Ave. Suite 109

Fresno, Ca 93711

(559) 840-5418

Dot to Dot

The Makeup Imaginarium got to play with model Nikki Richards in the second shoot for Modern Goddess. A play on the subtlety of a tiny dot and the transformation it is capable of. Mentor Becky Williams-Gomez went to work on this fantasy based theme for artistic director,photographer and makeup artist Jillian Sara.

Keep an eye on these amazing artists, they are set on bringing an onslaught of delights for everyone to enjoy. Dream it Outloud’s teaser launches at the end of the month and promises to bring visual impact from the world of T.M.I. 

Remember to follow The Makeup Imaginarium on Facebook for a chance to vote on what you would like to see from T.M.I. in Dream it Outloud!!