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Celebrity makeup artist Debra Ferullo is well-known for her work with A-list clients like Drew Barrymore, Heidi Klum, and Emily Blunt, to name a few. We wanted to find out more about the woman behind the brush, so we caught up with Debra for our “Getting To Know…” series! Think you know Debra? You might be surprised!
TM: What sparked your interest in makeup?
DF: "I remember being very, very young sitting on my mom's hamper in her bathroom and watching her put on her makeup. It was the late '70s and she was into a more natural look. She wore peaches, browns and corals -- to this day it's still one of my favorite looks. l loved watching her so much and, although I wasn't supposed to, I would sneak in and play with her makeup while she was at work. I guess that's when I realized what I wanted to do with my life."
TM: What inspires you?
DF: "I find inspiration in many different sources. My jobs are never same and always changing so my inspiration is always different -- it could be the color or shape of a flower, or even a certain era that inspires me. My inspiration could come from the clothes for a shoot or from a fellow artists' beautiful work. Inspiration can be found anywhere and in anything."
TM: How do you relax?
DF: "Between work and my kids, I am lucky enough to stay quite busy. When I do have some down-time and need to relax, I love to go see a movie by myself, take a hike in the hills, or relax in a hot bath with no one banging on the door looking for me (plus, my skin always looks better afterwards)!"
TM: Where is your favorite place to travel?
DF: "I have been so fortunate to be able to travel to some of the most amazing, beautiful places on earth and so many of them have left indelible marks in my mind. However, nothing can compete with Boston. It's where I grew up and its where my family and friends still live -- that makes it my favorite place in the entire world."
TM: Any advice for aspiring makeup artists?
DF: "My advice to aspiring makeup artists is to work really hard. Take every job that comes your way. A lot of them will be favors and freebies, but take them anyways because you never know where it might lead. Assist everyone you can and pay attention to everything they have to teach you. You'll learn more assisting than you will at any school! Don't take short cuts -- they never, ever pay off."
We are pleased to announce photographer Phillip Dixon as the latest addition to our roster. Phillip is a legend in the world of photography and leaves us speechless with his iconic work. Please join us with welcoming him aboard!
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Now that the summer is here and the 4th of July is just days away, the time has come when amongst the beach hopping, barbecuing and all things fun under the sun, we find time to cool off in the air conditioned theaters to watch our most anticipated Summer Blockbusters. As we look forward to seeing some of our favorite people on the red carpet and the big screen, here's a look back at some of our most memorable moments from Summer Carpet's past ... Read More
Timtervention: Transform Your Hairstyle with hair by Peter Butler
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Photographs from the film and excerpts from Marnie Hanel's interview with Johnny Villanueva for Vanity Fair:
...The Fighter, the Oscar-nominated film about redemption, courage, and—you guessed it—hair. "David [O'Russell] was like, ‘Johnny, this is going to be a hair film, man.’ You’re going to have fun. These girls have big hair,' recalls stylist Johnny Villanueva of his first meeting with director David O. Russell to discuss the film’s look.
"[Melissa Leo] came in with long, dark hair and didn’t want to cut it. I wanted to leave her hair long for her... It just wasn’t working. That’s always the way, right? When you don’t go for it, it doesn’t work. The third time we cut it, she was like, ‘Just do it. Here goes my vanity.’” So Villanueva bleached it, leaving the roots dark, and scissored a ‘do that’s 50 kinds of wrong—brassy, round, chunky, tiered—all at the same time. The Cheez Whiz of hair. “When David saw it, he was just like, ‘Yes!!!’”
“That’s the classic scrunch. I remember banging those out all day at the salon. I’d throw her head upside down, diffuse it, scrunch it until it was almost dry and then spray it. Sometimes we needed products that would defy gravity. Stuff that gale-force winds wouldn’t penetrate. That’s when it was like, ‘All right, you’re getting Aquanet today.’”
“By the end of the shoot, my bad taste was impeccable... There was no limit to my bad hair.”
Villanueva factored in each character’s personality and set out to create a veritable history of late-80s, early-90s hair. Tomboy “Red Dog” got limp, straight hair. Bully “Tar” got Kelly Capowski big bangs. Pretty “Pork” got a peroxide-blond pre-Snooki pouf. Bulldog Donna got a block of heavy bangs. “Little Alice” got a picked perm. “Beaver” got gelled curls. And Sherri got babysitter layers.
The Oscar Nominated film, The Fighter with lead hairstylist Johnny Villanueva as interviewed for Vanity Fair.
To read the full article, visit VanityFair.com
And for another inside look at hair in The Fighter, check out FashionMagazine.com
Makeup by Lena Koro