Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2014 Middleburg Film Festival

Yet another extraordinary year at the Middleburg Film Festival! This intimate event, which was founded in 2013 by one of our favorite and most fabulous clients, Sheila Johnson, screens a carefully curated collection of films in a spectacular setting - and hosts quite the array of guests and honorees. Last year, the festival honored actor Bruce Dern. This year, the festival chose to honor Colleen Atwood and Marco Beltrami as this year’s Distinguished Costume Designer and Distinguished Film Composer. 

We were so thrilled to provide Colleen Atwood's makeup for her appearance at the awards ceremony. What an amazingly creative woman - from Johnny Depp’s black leather body suit in “Edward Scissorhands” to Roxy and Velma’s sequined flapper dresses in “Chicago”, Atwood has designed some of the most iconic costumes during her thirty‐year career. Working with Colleen was such an honor and so much fun! 

For more on the Middleburg Film Festival, be sure to check out their website.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Dominican Republic Wedding

We had the wonderful opportunity to fly south for our beautiful bride Anna, whose wedding took place in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The tropical weather on the island was amazing and its exquisite resorts were spectacular! Anna looked just stunning for her beach wedding and her makeup remained flawless throughout the day, even with that Caribbean heat and humidity!

Destination events and weddings really offers the opportunity to visit exotic locations and learn about new cultures! We were so lucky to visit different parts of the island afterwards!

Stay tuned for more features on our recent destination weddings. In the meantime, we invite you to daydream with us as we pictures ourselves on the beach, under a couple of palm trees, tropical drink in hand!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Salute to Vaclav Havel!

We were so honored to provide our makeup and hairstyling services for the Dedication Gala for the late Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel. He was a writer and philosopher and twenty-five years ago, he became the first president of the Czech Republic. We had the absolute pleasure of providing our services to speakers, guests and organizers including the Václav Havel Library Foundation Executive Director, Pavla Niklova and Former Miss World Taťána Kuchařová. They looked absolutely stunning with our looks and styles, and we even had the added surprise of seeing one of our past clients, Former Secretary Madeleine Albright!

Photos by: Lillis Photography

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Makeup and Hairstyling for Singer Denyce Graves-Montgomery and muscian Laura Ward!

(AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
We are so passionate about our work and it is always such a pleasure to provide our services for those who are passionate about their talent as well! We provided our makeup and hairstyling services for renowned singer Denyce Graves-Montgomery and pianist Laura Ward at the "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor" evening program a the Library of Congress. They looked fabulous!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Providing our Camera-Ready Services for Vice President Joe Biden

We have been providing our camera ready makeup and hair services for a variety of special events, presentations, and conferences this year. It was my pleasure to provide our services for Mr. Vice President Joe Biden at the Jewish Federation of North America General Assembly. Our services ensured that every speaker, from the host to the Vice President, was looking sharp, professional and confident as they addressed the audience and HD - cameras. Our work and his presentation can be seen below!

His Speech after receiving our services!

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Jewish Federations Conference // Gaylord Resort

Last week, we had a blast providing our camera-ready makeup and hair services for the Jewish Federations of North America 3-day conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. A HUGE thanks to Scott Circle Events for their assistance in coordinating the event!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Christina's Loews Madison Hotel Wedding

Wedding season is the absolute best. We just adore working with so many amazing women on such a special and happy day in their lives! One of those amazing women, Christina, got married in September at the Loews Madison Hotel. We provided her makeup for the big day and loved the final outcome – a romantic, soft and natural look, perfect for a bride! We’d like to give a big thank you shout out to wedding planner, Jennifer Arezzo, for her help in coordinating the wonderful day.  Best wishes to the happy couple!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Westfield Marriott Wedding // Chantilly, VA

Another gorgeous wedding and an even more gorgeous bride! Back in September, we provided our hair and makeup services to Stacy, who got married at the amazing Westfield Marriott in Chantilly, VA. She was as nice as she was beautiful – and her bridal look was absolutely breathtaking - radiating a romantic and timeless feel. Congratulations Stacy!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Washington Capitals Red Rockers - Encore Photos!

More from the Washington Capitals Red Rockers annual photoshoot! We are so impressed with the work of Los Angeles photographer, Kyle Christy.  We have both done this specific shoot for several years – and we couldn't ask for a more talented photographer to team up with.  Be sure to check out his website – his A-list resume is quite fun and impressive.  Thank you, Kyle!

More photos of these lovely gals coming soon!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Oscar de la Renta

I was recently very saddened that Oscar de la Renta passed away this past Monday. Over the years, I had the pleasure of working with him on several of his amazing fashion shows and his work was an inspiration to so many Hispanics in the Fashion and Beauty Industry. He will be very much missed. 
- Carola

Monday, October 13, 2014

Washington Capitals Red Rockers 2014 Photoshoot

The Carola Myers crew and the lovely ladies of the Washington Capitals Red Rockers have teamed up once again! We can't believe this is now the 4th year in a row that we have provided our services for their annual photoshoot. We certainly do love working with these spirited gals. A big thank you to Tyler Hines, the Game Entertainment Manager for the Washington Capitals, for all his assistance coordinating the wonderful shoot.  

Best of luck in your upcoming season, Red Rockers! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Carola Myers Team Works with the New Republic

Recently in September, we provided our camera-ready makeup services for the nationally renowned publication, The New Republic (TNR). In commemoration of their 100 year anniversary, they shot of a series of interviews with their owners and editors talking about the publication. We were thrilled to work with Chris Hughes, TNR’s Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Facebook, Frank Foer, TNR Editor, and Julia Ioffe, one of TNR’s best journalists. What a unique and interesting project for the Carola Myers team! Thanks to all who were involved - we can’t wait to see the finished product!   

Thursday, October 2, 2014

NAMIC Annual Convention - Gaylord Convention Center

Two weeks ago, we had the pleasure of working with local event planning group, Creative Community Connections, LLC, to provide our makeup services for the keynote speakers and presenters at the NAMIC Annual Convention, which was held at the Gaylord Convention Center.  Our camera-ready looks make a noticeable difference for our clients, especially with today’s widespread use of high-definition technologies. 


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Alana and Dan's Corcoran Wedding

Alana and Dan’s quintessential DC wedding at the Corcoran Gallery of Art was one to remember!  The day was filled with so much love, laughter and beauty. We were so thrilled to work with Alana – we focused on providing her with a bridal look that was soft and feminine, yet classic and bold.  She looked stunning! A HUGE thanks to Kaitlin from Cherry Blossom Events for her help – she was an amazing resource throughout the planning process! 

All photos by: Connor Studios

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Victoria, Stephen and a Hay Adams Wedding

We’d like to extend very warm wishes to Victoria and Stephen on their recent nuptials! The happy couple got married at the Hay Adams, the quintessential DC hotel – it was an elegant and classy affair in the most beautiful of settings! We provided Victoria with makeup that truly embodies the “Carola Myers” style – a mix of city chic and timeless beauty.  Carola applied her signature blend technique for the bride and her bridesmaids, who looked stunning. We were also so thrilled by the work of our master stylist, Neda, who provided her gorgeous hair styles for the bride and her bridal party on the big day.

What made the day even more special is the fact that we once again got to work with one of our most wonderful clients, Maryanne Wallace. Maryanne is the mother of the groom and the mother of Nicole Wallace, one of our previous brides and one of Victoria’s bridesmaids.  We are so grateful to Maryanne, her generosity and her spirit! And finally, we are very excited to share the photos below with you, taken by the fabulous Steve Canning, a local DC wedding photographer.

Thanks to the wonderful families, the Hay Adams Hotel and the other amazing vendors who helped make the day a memorable one!