Friday, August 16, 2013

Fell Into The Secret Garden


I'm frequently asked what inspires me to create makeup looks and if I ever run out of ideas. Honestly, makeup for me is so much more than just paint so it's easy to be inspired. It's passion, it's expression, and it's conveying your emotions and feelings on a canvas that is naturally animated. Makeup makes me want to grab beauty from everywhere and exude that feeling on a face. Today I want to share with you, in photos, a glimpse of my inspiration taken by a true artist, Kassia Phoy.


It's almost mundane to say "nature" as an easy response to inspiration, but only because it's so easy to take it for granted. Pink petals, soft sunlight, green leaves, and a sea of wispy vines are both delicate and wild. Isn't that frequently what we want our makeup to say about us as well?





It can be as specific as a neon lipstick trend or as vague as the feeling of your heart beating faster as you spin. Inspiration comes where you open your eyes and see it.






Thank you so much to my readers for following me on my inspiration trail and inspiring others in return. And thank you to Kassia not only for the beauty and talent of your art but also for your huge heart and support as a dear friend. You inspire me.  

crop top | vintage mom's hand-me-down (similar)
skirt | topshop
boots | sam edelman




78 comments:

  1. Wow Jen, thanks for sharing these amazing pictures! It's so romantic and colourful, beautiful!

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  2. I looove the photo's! You have such a peaceful, young and alive charisma, combined with the bold coloured and beautiful flowers, it's a perfect picture. Compliments to Kassia!

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  3. Beautiful photos! How did you do your hair to get those pretty curls? Did you use a curling iron or rollers?

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    1. I used a curling wand! Let me know if you want to see a tutorial of how I curled my hair. :)

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    2. Oh! I'm totally up for that tutorial! Jen, does your hair like to hold a curl?

      My hair does not like to hold a curl unless I mousse it up so I would be sacrificing the soft natural texture just so I can get a wave...so if there are any

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    3. YES PLEASE! do the tutorial!

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    4. Late in my reply, but yes, please! I would love to see a tutorial of how you curled your hair. Thank you!

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  4. Wow you look beautiful and your makeup is flawless, I'd love to see video tutorial on this look!!

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  5. so beautiful <3 you look incredibly pretty! OMG

    superrbbbbbbb!!

    xoxo, MICH GLOSSARY
    Instagram: @michelleothman

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  6. Amazing photos! You look so gorgeous yet natural and I love your outfit. It would be great to see how you did this make-up look. Can't wait for your next post! :D

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  7. I love these flowers!! there are one of my favourite!
    So beautiful pictures, btw!!

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  8. omg those pictures are absolutely beautiful!!!

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  9. loved soooo much the photos- you're gorgeous!!!! i just love you ^_^

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  10. Oh my goodness these pictures are totally gorgeous!

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  11. Gorgeous! I might have to use this for my wedding day inspiration

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  12. Hi Jen,

    You are so beautiful in all the pictures. I especially like the second one! Wish that I can find a place and photographer who can create such a great photos on the East coast.

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  13. wow...those pictures are so amazing and absolutely gorgeous!

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  14. Gorgeous photos! You look stunning! :D

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  15. Hi jen :) may i ask where's this place?

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    1. It was just a fence with bougainvillea flowers blooming on it on the side of a street in LA. Kassia just sees these ordinary places and can picture something magical there. It really takes a gift! :)

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  16. these are so beautiful!!! You are glowing in flower beauty!!!

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  17. wow, these photos are gorgeous! i love the flower crown and the whole concept!

    xx
    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  18. Very Gorgeus and beautiful Jen and it's really a wonderful job of Kassia..❤️❤️❤️

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  19. nice n beautiful!

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  20. I love it! You're so beautiful and amazing! I love the pictures! They totally captured the moment and the essence.

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  21. you are so pretty.....I like those flowers a lot.

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  22. You look so pretty Jen! The photos look so beautiful and magical.

    Louise | Vanity Corner

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  23. You are so gorgeous!!! :) Love these photos!

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  24. wowww these photos are incredible and you look so beautiful! i love the floral backdrop! looks so magical...perfectly captured!

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  25. great photos! And that skirt is pretty! I saw Miranda Kerr in the same one :)
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  26. omg, so pretty!!! you are so pretty and the quality of the pictures as well <3 love it
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  27. ahhhhh such beautiful photos! I love you jen <3

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  28. Very floral very Beautiful, Just so impressed

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  29. OMJ, You look so gorgeous Jen!
    The pictures look so beautiful <3

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  30. Hey,
    the pictures are so beautiful!!!
    Kisses
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  31. Amazing pictures! You look beautiful in them! :)
    Can you do a hair tutorial? Your curls look great! Come back to MN :) It was great to meet you at the Sigma store :)

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  32. Ohmygosh, this is literally such a beautiful shoot, and you look amazing as always!

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  33. You look amazing! Makeup tutorial on this look please!!

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  34. These photos are so beautiful! I love the colours.

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  35. The pictures are really beautiful and you look so pretty!

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  36. Ohh you look so pretty *-*
    You remember me Le Hii in her Music Video Rose!
    Please take care,
    kisuu*

    http://www.beauty-with-love.blogspot.com

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  37. Wow, gorgeous photos! Thanks so much for sharing Jen! <3 You look stunning as usual and Kassia is so very talented! <333

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  38. So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish she can take my wedding photos in the future ;)

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  39. Oh my gosh, these photos are so beautiful! The flowers are absolutely breathtaking, and so are you Jen :) Love this ❤

    -Helena
    helenashideaway.blogspot.com

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  40. These photos are amazing

    You look stunning in them

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  42. What an amazing and whimsical photoshoot. I love the blue drop necklace! Where did you get it from please? Would really love a tutorial of this look :)

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  43. You look absolutely gorgeous! You are one of the most photogenic people I've ever seen haha :)

    I love this photoshoot, definitely inspiring.

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  44. These pictures are so beautiful! You look so gorgeous! Thumbs up!

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  46. wow where was this? It's beautiful!

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  47. I love your work!
    You're beautiful, you inspires me .. is always a pleasure to see you here. Cheers!

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  48. You look so incredibly beautiful! The pictures are gorgeous and your outfit and makeup are both perfect!

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  49. You look like a fairy! :)

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  50. The theme, the photoshoot, EVERYTHING is beautiful! :D

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  51. what lashes are you wearing in this shoot? i would also love to see a video on your all-time favorite lashes! :)

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  52. Oh my Gosh, you are such a beauty! <3
    I LOVE this photos so much (:

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  53. You look absolutely stunning...and you are so lucky because you get to be so with or without makeup. Very beautiful naturally....blessed. Have a good one!

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  54. Beautiful shoot! I LOVE your skirt!! <3 Your link doesn't work tho, and I can't find it on the website. How long ago did you buy it?

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  55. Hi Jen! I love these pictures. To echo some of the other comments, can you do a post on your hair? I love the curls and only got this effect with a perm!

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  56. Hi Jen! You look absolutely stunning! I love this pics!

    Please do the tutorial about hwo you did your hair, i use curling wand as well but my hair is nothing like your and it looks 'broken' at the ends... I would really appreciate if you could find the time to do this tutorial, maybe I do something wrong...

    Have a lovely day
    xx
    www.domyca.com

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  57. you are gorgeous. :)
    i always admire your style since i'm a korean too.
    keep up this good work plz =)

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  58. Incredible pictures! I added one of thess pictures to my daily inspiration folder! Great work and Bravo to the photographer too:-)xoxoxo from Paris, Jo

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  59. please do a tutorial on this look, i'm dying to see one using the UD maked basics!

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  60. Wow! You are soooooo beautiful!

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  61. This was such a gorgeous shoot--both in terms of the camera work and your lovely self! I adore your lip color here and you look so pretty--it reminds me a lot of Park Bom's shoot for Elle several months ago. Would love to see more pics like these on your blog!

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  62. I'm super petite like you and have been searching for a pair of similar style that would fit my tiny ankles and they look like such a great fit on you!! What size would you recommend ordering for those boots?

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    1. My feet are super tiny so I'm wearing a size 4 here but I wouldn't say they are fitted at the ankle. It's more of a casual fit. :)

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  63. please do a video tutorial for this look!!

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