beauty and essex

crème bralée at beauty and essex.

I feel very lucky to be able to do the things I love to do. I still find such energy and ignition in styling hair and makeup for a photo shoot. Especially when it involves beautiful New York City!!! The call time for this shoot was 7 a.m. in the lower east side. I was in Connecticut, so I drove in the night before and stayed with friends in Brooklyn, then got up super early to fight the morning city traffic to make it to the shoot location on time. Beauty and Essex is a gorgeous restaurant/lounge on Essex St in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. I had never been before but was immediately impressed. You enter through a small pawn shop on the street front, into an incredible foyer with a large marble stair case who's 30+ foot wall is covered in white fur pelts. The place is beyond decadent: glamorous and seductive doesn't even touch on the decor. Golds and rich reds, with black wooden floors and intricately carved framed mirrors draping the walls. It was a place for queens, and was the perfect location to shoot this emerging lingerie line by Liz Marrell for QT Intimates. Crème Bralée is a sexy yet comfortable lingerie line geared toward full busted, full figured women. Liz and the whole QT team were great to work with,  the two models were both wonderful and gorgeous and well, there wasn't much about the day that wasn't!

Have a peek and see for yourself...


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Location: Beauty and Essex, nyc

Lingerie: Crème Bralée for QT Intimates by Liz Marrell

Photography: Michael Rosenthal

Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Marcuson

Models: Michelle Rudan and Sara D.