Wednesday, July 15, 2015

MAKEUP ARTISTRY & HAIRSTYLING: MUA Missy Young

My "WomanCrush Wednesday" goes out to one incredible talented makeup artist, Missy Young --- who just happens to be my partner at 6:12 Model Management. After collaborating with Missy for nearly two years now, I've learned that there's nothing we can't accomplish when we team up together. Going all the way back to our very first shoot together, Missy has been able to grasp my vision and deliver something incredible every time with her skills at makeup artistry and hair styling. She's incredible with the models, and probably the strongest source of motivation for myself and my photography career. Not sure where I'd be without her.
#wcw #MUAbyMissy #Team612 #TeamWERK


Take a look at our collaborative photo shoot over the past two years...

Our first time working together was on a fall fashion shoot for local boutique, Kelley Marie Chic Boutique...




Later that fall, things got a little bloody for our Halloween Shoot at Carson-Newman College.




A little over a month later, we teamed up with another messy idea --- "The Paint Shoot." 






In January 2014, Missy and I took on our biggest challenge yet --- organizing a 16-hour shoot with over a dozen models for our "6:12 Goes High Fashion" shoot, featuring Steampunk, leather and chainmaille designs by designers, Kelly Jones and Diane Corey. This allowed Missy to explore a darker, more edgy side of her makeup artistry.





When spring arrived, our creativity blossomed into two Flower Shoots, with live flowers provided by local florist, The Blossom Shop.



Then there was the Greek Mythology shoot, bronzing up the boys (Will & Drew) in their golden god looks and transforming McKenzie into a mythological creature. 




In the summer of 2014, Missy and I took a group of models to the beautiful coast of North Carolina's Wrightsville Beach to collaborate with internationally-known designer, the Mertailor for one of our greatest shoots yet --- "The Mermaid Collection."




She put her special touch on models, Jake W. and Julian S. who would later become part of #Team612 by signing with our agency, 6:12 Model Management.






For Halloween 2015, Missy partnered with 6:12 Photography for the "Masked Runway Show" and provided some of our models with creative masks designed with makeup artistry. 



Later that winter, we decided that fairy tales and fashion would be a perfect match which inspired us to create the "Once Upon A Time: Fashion Meets Fairy Tale" collection.





That turned into a full day shoot with the talented Eryn C. 




 The winter continued with an editorial collaboration that involved a mix of fashion and ballet...








In April 2015, Missy was hand-selected by supermodel and host of "America's Next Top Model," Tyra Banks to be part of Tyra's national team of makeup artists, the BeautyTainers for Tyra Beauty. As part of her introduction to the team, Missy invited 6:12 Photography to partner with her and co-host Morristown's first high fashion runway event, WERK the RUNWAY: Cycle 1. The result was beyond amazing. 









After the success of hosting our own runway show, Missy and I were hired by Marc Nelson Denim to style and coordinate a runway show for Braden's Lifestyle Furniture in Knoxville, where we introduced 6:12 Model Management for the first time.







Unafraid to explore the edgy side of fashion, Missy and I decided to turn our creative minds to gender-bending concept of androgyny. 




We've been published together in multiple magazines, including Surreal Beauty, CSM Magazine and Sheeba Magazine, and featured in the local newspaper for our photo shoots and runway events in the local Morristown community...




So far this summer, Missy has transformed 6:12 Model, Jonathan C. into a "tribal" fashion model for our Editorial/High Fashion shoot...





... and she provided the makeup artistry for our recent 6:12 Couples Shoot-Out 
in downtown Knoxville. 



You can check out the full galleries of all of my collaborations with MUA Missy Young on Facebook at at www.facebook.com/photographybyericmckinney and on Instagram by following @mannequin612.

To see more by MUA Missy Young, you can find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EcoChicDesignsByMelissa and on Instagram @muamissyyoung.

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