Monday Moments Insider: Fashion Stylist- Lisa Robinson

Today I am highlighting Lisa Robinson: A wardrobe,make up and hair stylist that has been working in the fashion industry for decades! Lisa and I have known each other for years. She has worked with me on several of my modeling projects/photoshoots. Today I wanted to interview her so you could see a day in her life! I’ll also showcase some of my photos that she has worked with me on =)

Lisa Robinson

Lisa Robinson

Tell us more about you:

LR: I became fascinated with fashion magazines back in middle school. The entire aspect of what goes into the shot (makeup, hair and styling) captured my attention. I really studied the photographs and tried to imagine what made each photo interesting, unique and beautiful. I started doing my friends makeup and hair for fun. I began to realize that is was what I wanted to do as my profession. I wanted to create those beautiful images I saw in movies and in the magazines. Word got out that Universal Studios would be opening in the near future. Thinking that this would be a great opportunity for me to get into the industry, I moved to Orlando. In the meantime, waiting for Universal to be complete, I did some modeling and extras work to learn more about being onset and how the industry worked. I started school to get my cosmetology license (thinking I needed a license in order to have my dream job). After 1200 hours of school and getting my license, I realized you don’t need a license to do makeup. Not only do you not need a license, the cosmetology course wouldn’t really “teach” makeup application at all. For the makeup portion of the course, they had a speaker come and talk about his experience as a makeup artist in the industry. That speaker didn’t talk a lot about makeup or makeup application, he talked about being onset. That 30 min. lecture would turn out to be the most important 30 minutes of my education. He taught that there was more to a artist/stylist than what people think. He spoke about taking care of your client and talking to your client. He talked about the stylist’s working relationship between other professional’s onset: wardrobe, sound, the director and other key people. What he taught me was invaluable information that I could have only learned by 1st hand experience. The information he gave me helps me to this day continue to build and keep client relations. That 30 minutes, I would later learn was priceless and would change my life path.

Tosha Cole Clemens- Styled by Lisa Robinson

Tosha Cole Clemens- Styled by Lisa Robinson

How did you get started in this industry?

LR: Finishing school, I was disappointed to soon find out that Universal Studios would not  be a “working studio.”  Universal would be just a theme park, it wouldn’t be bringing the movie industry to Florida. Not letting that put my dreams on hold; I started networking and found myself working on music videos and short films, anything, even for free to get the experience of being onset. I decided to move back to my “hometown” Pensacola, to be closer to my family in 1996. I had built up a small portfolio and started knocking on doors. Soon, I had a handful of regular clients consisting of local photographers, ad agencies and production companies. All of which, learned the value of not only having someone do makeup for production, but also being onset to be another set of eyes and keep the talent comfortable and confident. Today I still have my clients in Pensacola. However, I also work in other cities including Atlanta, Mobile, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Tampa to name a few

 

Tosha Cole Clemens- Styled by Lisa Robinson

Tosha Cole Clemens- Styled by Lisa Robinson

What different areas do you work in?

LR: Being a freelance artist, I work on all kinds of productions: print, video, film and live performances. Each production is very different. I do commercial, lifestyle, fashion, interviews, concerts and live remotes. I do makeup, hair and wardrobe styling. I have also worked as a production coordinator on several different projects. What my job title is depends on the type of production and what the client needs.

 

What is a typical day like?

The only answer to that question is… there is never a typical day. Some days my call times are 4am on the beach, other days 2pm in a studio or 3pm at a law office, then maybe 10pm at a nightclub. Some shoots are 2 hours, some 12 hours a day for 4 days or more.  I work with a wide range of talent: male, female, adults and children. This allows my days to always be different and never boring!

Tosha Cole Clemens-Styled by Lisa Robinson

Tosha Cole Clemens-Styled by Lisa Robinson

 

What are some of your greatest accomplishments?

LR: I’d probably have to say my career in general. I’m pretty much “self-taught.”  I walked into a market that did not have commercial makeup/stylists, so I made it my mission to create one. Now, not only do I work, but new upcoming artists are getting work too. This is because people are now educated in the value of having a makeup artist/stylist on their set.

What’s your philosophy of life?

LR: Be kind. Listen. Always be open to learn new things. Help others anyway you can and don’t ever think you are “the best” be the best you can be!

Tosha Cole Clemens- Styled by Lisa Robinson

Tosha Cole Clemens- Styled by Lisa Robinson

See Lisa’s work at http://lisarobinsonstylist.com/

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Jordan Carter Joins Tosha Cole Clemens PR Agency!

At our PR Agency- Tosha Cole Clemens PR & Brand Agency, we are excited to announce our newest member of our team. Jordan Carter!  Jordan and I worked together at Wet Seal in the corporate office of design and product development. She has a lot of great experience in the industry and it is a honor to have her be apart of our family! Let’s learn more about how Jordan got her start in the industry!

Jordan Carter

Jordan Carter

 

-What made you decide to pursue the fashion industry as a career?

I have always loved fashion and putting outfits together, I am the go to for my family and friends for fashion advice and I love learning about new trends and how to style new ways!

-How did you get your break into the industry?

I got an internship at Sjobeck Malibu in LA in Production and fell in love learning the process from start to finish.

Where have you worked and what were your duties at each job?

Sjobeck Malibu

  • Track development and production of  women’s line including all samples
  • Involved with domestic sourcing, costing and  maintaining purchase orders  and spreadsheets
  • Work and negotiate directly with local fabric/trim suppliers, factories and wash houses to ensure quality standards,  on-time deliveries, and accuracy
  • Assist production, track inventory, help with product design and pattern management

The Wet Seal Inc.                                                

  • Track production to development samples through bulk production for denim, cotton-lycra, and sweaters
  • Act as a liaison for the buyers and denim, cotton-lycra, and sweater vendors
  • Input orders into the system and import database for all import orders for denim and major programs
  • Maintain WIP report and Assortments of all existing orders and fabric liability
  • Measuring Fits, TOP and DC samples to maintain quality control on all garments for basic denim
  • Following commitment calendar to issue purchase orders to international factories based on budgets
  • Tracking roll plans and fabric commitments to ensure there are no shortages or overages
  • Work with other departments such as Planning, Allocation, Sourcing, and Marketing

Styles for Less Inc.

  • Track and analyze sales for Bottoms, Skirts, Dresses and Plus Size, and react quickly to sales for stores
  • Write and process purchase orders and make necessary changes for merchandise based on sales and risks
  • Maintain vendor relations to ensure on time deliveries, and quality product
  • Maintain buyer’s OTB, on order reports, and work with merchandising system to meet financial plan
  • Request and organize samples for best seller and visual meetings to identify top selling items with team
  • Attend store trips to understand needs by region and store to drive sales
  • Worked with buyer to plan, allocate, and visually set stores

-What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?

Moving to California on my own, not knowing anyone and making a career for myself. I dove in and I learned the nitty gritty. I made great relationships and connections that will last a lifetime!

-What got you interested to expand your expertise into fashion PR?

I love fashion and I also love the challenge of how to represent a brand in the best and clear way to the consumer that is different than any other. Teaching consumers about a product and enriching their lives is something that I am passionate about. I want everyone to know how and why this product could help them!

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GLAMOHOLIC Magazine is out!!

It’s HERE! Glamoholic magazine is released. Check out the band Fifth Harmony wearing our client, bstrd jewelry! Order your print copy on the website.

http://www.glamoholic.com/

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http://www.bstrd.com

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Tosha’s LOTD: Lime Lime Lime!

My favorite color is lime green! I love it so much that my wedding was lime green, my wedding ring is lime and just about everything else I buy has to be LIME! =) It is a color that makes me smile. I first discovered my love for the color when I was in middle school. I created a sitting room in my house that had all bright colors on the walls and blow up furniture. That room made me happy and since middle school I have built such wonderful memories around this color!  Some things will never change, and my love for lime is one of them! #LimeLover =)

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Photo Credit: Patty Cole

http://www.PattyCole.com

 

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Photographer Spotlight: Howard Robinson

It gives me great joy to highlight this amazing photographer. I started modeling at such a young age: Howard has been there with me from the beginning. He is a photographer that has always captured the most amazing shots! He is a industry veteran and a photographer that many brands/companies seek out for his expertise. I thought I would take you down memory lane and showcase different photos of me by Howard as well as showcase our “behind the scenes” interview with him!

Howard Robinson

Howard Robinson

What got you started in Photography?

A few years ago I was with my father at the local Buick dealership, my Dad was having his car serviced. I knew it would be a long wait, so I went into the loge area and picked up a Magazine. It just so happened to be a Vogue Magazine, the pictures were awesome!

After a few minutes, I heard a young lady’s voice behind me ask if I was a photographer (because I was looking at Vogue). I proceed to turn around to answer her question, when I did; I was blown away by her beautiful blue eyes and blonde hair. You would have thought she stepped out of Vogue Magazine herself. I looked straight into her eyes and said “Yes” my name is Howard! Her name was Michelle; we talked for a while and setup a time to meet on the next weekend. So I went out the next day and bought a Camera!

Tosha Cole Clemens

Tosha Cole Clemens

What is your goal with Photography?

 In a simple way, I capture the look and feel of whatever I am shooting. I want the shot to draw your interest and for you to spend a moment thinking upon it and be happy.

What are your top sources of inspiration ?

 That is easy:  fashion, interior & exterior design, scenic beauty. Just look around you there is always something of the Arts that create a photo!

Tosha Cole Clemens

Tosha Cole Clemens

What do you enjoy the most about taking photos?

 It’s like a moment of time frozen for everyone to see and for me to share the experience. To work with the creative aspect of everything and everyone that is involved to get that shot. When we have it, you can see the happiness on our faces. It’s great, I love it!

Tosha Cole Clemens

Tosha Cole Clemens

What is a typical day like ?

Well if I don’t have a“honey due List “ then I start with black coffee and a danish, watch the sun hit the top of the trees as it starts the day. Check emails and returning calls. I do a lot of Photoshop work so I stay on top of that, both in the practice and the further education of art. There is always something new in Photoshop. With everything that I work on or with, (be it a model or product) I try to update my website or Facebook page. That’s when you know how many pictures you have taken because you have to change them out. 

Tosha Cole Clemens

Tosha Cole Clemens

What is your philosophy of life?

 Be humble about what you do, forget the ego, live and enjoy what you do! Listen! Be able to listen to the client, feel their passion for what they want and need, that is your job to accomplish with them. Learn from what you have done right as well as wrong, make it work, invent, and try something different. There is no book in your mind that says “don’t do that”. Have fun shooting, everyone should enjoy the shoot!

Tosha Cole Clemens- Age 20

Tosha Cole Clemens

Howard is a light that won’t stop burning, a photo that will never fade and an angle that will forever be captured in our hearts!

Tosha Cole Clemens

Tosha Cole Clemens

To see more of Howard’s work, go to: www.HowardRobinson.com

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Something to Gossip About!

 

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Don’t Just Wear A Colour, We Wear a Cause! This is what Colour Gossip Nails is known for! Each color collection donates to different charities.

To give you more to gossip about, Colour Gossip’s Nail Lacquers are free of DBP, Formaldehyde and Toluene. Their high-quality lacquer formula is also chip resistant and quick drying with high shine appeal that requires no top coat.

Here are some of the collections and the charities

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The Baby Bump Collection

Partnering with “Pennies For Preemies”

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Pink Ribbon Collection

Partnering with different organizations for early detection of breast cancer

Not only does wearing Colour Gossip give you a better alternative than the toxic polish that we normally wear, it also gives us something good to talk about. Support great causes while looking fabulous!

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