Thanks and In Response….

HBD logoWell I’m really excited because my new show, The Hollywood Beauty Detective was written about by Jodie Layne for Bustle.com. Working on this series has consumed me for so long, and seeing people respond to it is thrilling…even though Jodie’s reaction was mixed. So Continue reading

Push Back and Find Your Voice

My role as Penelope

My role as Penelope

For the past three months I have been involved in a play called Penelope, a retelling Continue reading

Can I Love Fashion and Still Be A Feminist?

Feminist, Ashley Judd

Feminist, Ashley Judd

Can I love fashion and makeup and still be a feminist? This question has plagued me my entire life. Can makeup and fashion be a tool for self-expression and not a means to hide or conform to society? Continue reading

Aspirationally Pretty…Reality VS Illusion

Mariska Hargitay plays a NY detective

Mariska Hargitay plays a NY detective in Law & Order: SVU

I have a friend who is an executive at a television network. As Hollywood goes, it is a very important job. She looks at hundreds of scripts, hears countless pitches for ideas for series, and is involved in all the shows that get on the air for her network. What she thinks and feels about a project, a writer, an actor, or an actress matters. Continue reading

What’s Your Theme for 2014?

woman with scarfHave you given any thought to what you want 2014 to look like? What is your theme for the year? Continue reading

Ode to Elegance…Ode to Eleanor

Eleanor

Eleanor

Eleanor Glaze was my father’s partner for over 20 years and, for all intents and purposes, my stepmother. On October 14th of this year, Eleanor passed away. We are all trying to deal with the loss and come to terms with it. My way is to honor her and share what Eleanor was to me. Continue reading

“See Me Peel Me”


With the sole project prompt of making the invisible visible, or bringing attention to something that rarely gets attention, my mind immediately flitted to the insidious pressure on girls and their appearances. Continue reading

Tales of a Sixth Grade Golden Retriever

pic for Golden Retriever BlogIn my last post, I wrote about the time two boys in my 5th grade class, Billy and Matt, told me that I was pretty.  It was the first time I’d been called pretty by someone other than my mother, and I was pretty darn excited about it.

My excitement, however, was short-lived.  Because less than a year later, something excruciating happened:

Sixth Grade. Continue reading

What Happens When a Man Sees Himself As A Woman? Dustin Hoffman Explains…

What happens when a man turned into a woman doesn’t measure up to his own image of what a woman should look like to be beautiful?  BIG LESSONS, that’s what — and some tears.
In early makeup tests, when Dustin Hoffman met himself as his female character Dorothy Michaels in TOOTSIE, he asked for the makeup artists to make him
“more beautiful”.  Watch what happens next to Dustin Hoffman.  Profound.

At 01:43 – He shares that in response to wanting to be more beautiful as a woman, the makeup Continue reading

I Am Not My Photograph

It was my next-to-the-last-day of my week long vacation, and I went out to dinner with a bunch of my high school girlfriends. Before I met them, I had made sure I looked cute, wore great clothes, had clean hair full of product, great make up, fabulous jewelry. We all hugged and squealed as always. Then Continue reading