April was full of adventures at home, in the Midwest, and in the sky. From working with LSU Opera, to my own passion project, to Las Vegas and back home to celebrate Jonah's birthday, it took a while to get some deep breaths. But the best parts of adventuring is just that: pushing yourself until achievement and a sigh of relief come over you!
The month began with a determined focus on building wigs and researching for LSU Opera's The Cunning Little Vixen. Since it was my first time working with LSU I wanted to give over one hundred percent. From professionalism to talent, the students blew me away. The structure was different than other operas I have been part of, which really allowed me to challenge myself. Backstage, I had the help of Megan Bunnell and together we created wig and makeup magic.
During Vixen, I received word a special friend of mine I've been dreaming to do a @ahb.beauty project with was coming into town. Addie Melcher, without a doubt, became Spring through my passion project! She's a professional ballerina for Texas Ballet Theatre, and embodies the delicate nature of everything fresh and free in Spring. I threw together a costume and my husband took off work to help build a swing fit with flowers and ribbon. Britt Smith worked her magic as usual behind the lens, and the results are truly, absolutely enchanting.
Two days later I landed in Vegas to do makeup on the famous @miss.elle.la.belle for the Viva Las Vagas Rockabilly. The best part was that she flew Britt out for a desert photoshoot! Living in Louisiana, home of humidity, I had never been to the desert and did struggle a bit with the changes. I immediately found a Sephora and stocked up on some heavy duty serums to calm my skin and suffering nose. The dryness was a challenge while applying makeup for the shoot but I enjoyed the learning experience of different skin preps. The desert was inspiring, especially the cacti and colors. And with nothing less to be expected, Britt clicked stunning work behind the lens.
After Las Vegas, I shut down. This mama needed a break and some family time! Jonah turned four and my mom and I ventured into the world of party planning. With my kid's parties, I always go big or go home. It was hosted at The Candy Bank in Mandeville. We all had a great time, and I enjoyed the process of planning, creating, and then soaking in what we brought together.
After April, I couldn't wait more for May because I know every time I say things will slow down it just gets busier. My life is always going to be fast paced and crazy, and I love every second of it!
Stay beautiful! xoxo