Insights From Freelance Fashion Photographer Revati Doshi

Photo of Revati Doshi Taken by Revati Doshi
Photo of Revati Doshi
Taken by Revati Doshi

Revati Doshi, otherwise known as Rev, is a 22 year-old freelance photographer from South Jersey. Her passion for stylish and fashion infused shoots lead her to a job at Philly Current Magazine, where she’s photographed the talent of Philly, including Philadelphia Flyer’s Scott Hartnell and Philly’s top news anchors. She’s an everyday college student who’s living out her dreams one shoot at a time. Watch the video below to see her in action on a fashion shoot and visit revtarphotography.com or follow her at vivaciousrev on Instagram.

Song: Style by Taylor Swift (my new obsession, the song that is)

The Team!

Photo taken by Daniel Allen From left to right: Julie Parker, Revati Doshi and me
Photo taken by Daniel Allen
From left to right: Julie Parker, Revati Doshi and me

Geek Chic Looks That Are Pure Magic

Photos taken by Brielle Stanks
Photos taken by Brielle Stanks

Believe it or not, the beauty and fashion world have a lot in common with the “geek” universe. Both are about transporting to a special place in your mind where the best magic happens. I admit, I am a self-professed book-loving, wand wielding nerd, but you also won’t catch me in a stained comic book shirt with a hoodie. I used book t-shirts for these looks, but you could substitute these shirts for superhero shirts as well. I’ve created three looks that allow you to embrace your inner geek all while looking chic!

Outfit, makeup and dupe details listed below.

You Know Nothing, Jon Snow

Photo taken by Brielle Stanks
Photos taken by Brielle Stanks

I’m obsessed with Game of Thrones, especially the brooding and mysterious bastard, Jon Snow. So when I saw this shirt I knew I had to have it. I paired it with a some staples for fall, combat boots, knee-high socks, an oversized sweater and floppy hat.

Outfit:

Shirt here  Etsy also sells amazing G.O.T. shirts.

Skirt (H&M few years old) similar here  and here

Floppy hat (Forever 21 got in-store) similar here  and here 

Sweater here  (Got the gold color in-store)

Over-knee socks here 

Combat boots here  similar here  and here 

Necklace (Forever 21, no longer in-stock) similarly magical here and here 

Michael Kors watch here  (seen throughout)

A Bit of Black Magic

Photos taken by Brielle Stanks
Photos taken by Brielle Stanks

I have a bit of a Harry Potter obsession and I also love black. So for this book I channeled my inner Slytherin (even though I’d never be in Slytherin), and I even broke out some black lipstick. This look is spellbinding with a long black skirt, jeans or even a nude lip.

Outfit:

Shirt here other Dark Magic Harry Potter shirts here and here 

Skirt here 

Sweater here  similar and cheaper options here  and here 

Jewelry posted in look above

Shoes (Shoemint a few years ago) similar here 

Meet You on the Quidditch Pitch

Photos taken by Brielle Stanks
Photos taken by Brielle Stanks

 My equally nerd-obessed sister got me the wonderful shirt and mug in this picture (I think she’s trying to get me a wizard loving guy). But I love the play on a Qudditch Keeper with this fun shirt. Add a beanie and leather jacket and you’re ready for any game, real or magical.

Shirt here  more HP shirts here and here 

Hat here  similar here 

Vegan leather jacket (few years old from Urban Outfitters) similar here and here 

Jeans here  (I swear by American Eagle jeans, they always have discount codes so look for them))

Boots here  similar and cheaper options here  and here 

Belt here 

Mug here 

Magical Makeup

Photos taken by Brielle Stanks
Photos taken by Brielle Stanks

Note: I used the same makeup for both looks just changed the lipstick!

Lipsticks: Maybelline Divine Wine here  and Wet ‘n’ Wild Pagan Angel here 

Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer here  cheaper option NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer here

Foundation: Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc here  cheaper L’oreal True Match Lumi here 

Concealer: Mac Cosmetics Pro Longwear in NW-20 here  cheaper NYX Hi Definition Photo Concealer Wand here 

Powder: Physicians Formula Nude Wear Nude Glow Powder here 

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette here  and Whitening Lightning Brow Bar to Go here cheaper NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder here 

Eyeshadows:  Crease: LORAC Megapro Sepia and Camel (currently sold out) similar here Lid: Sienna similar hereLower lashline: Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Palette Beauty Mark (discontinued), similar Mac Cranberry here .

Liners: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper here  cheaper Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner here Lower lashline: Mac Costa Riche here .

Lashes: Ardell Natural Lash – Black 110 here

Blush: Milani Rose D’oro here 

Highlighter: Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow here  cheaper Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips here 

Forget About Dark Colors; You’ll Want Powder Blue this Fall

 

Photo of me Taken by: Brielle Stanks
Photo of me
Taken by: Brielle Stanks

In the Pale

The pale color trend has definitely continued from last years runway shows; I mean who could resist the cotton candy colored hues that for surprisingly  stand out as edgy against the sea of blacks and burgundy’s fall clothes usually bring? Last year it was pale pink, courtesy of Celine’s über popular pale pink coat (view here on vogue.com look #6). This trend broke open when Kim Kardashian sported this coat, click here to see. But this year I’m predicting another pale hue is going to be taking names and stealing the money out of your wallet. But don’t worry, this trend is too beautiful to float away, so you won’t be having any puffer jacket regret next season. Below are your pale hue options!

 

Photo of me Taken by: Brielle Stanks
Photo of me
Taken by: Brielle Stanks
Photo of me Taken by me
Photo of me
Taken by me
Photo of me Taken by: Brielle Stanks
Photo of me
Taken by: Brielle Stanks

Look at bottom of post for outfit and makeup details!

Powder Blue Favorites This Year

Missguided Lena Cocoon Coat Powder Blue $75.98 here

H&M Knit Sweater in Light Blue $34.95 here 

Forever 21 Lace Pencil Skirt in Light Blue $17.90 here 

ASOS New Look Peggy Chain Shoulder Bag $24.62 here

Zara Laser-cut Leather Court Shoe in Sky Blue $89.90 here

Missguided Louisa Pleat Front Tapered Leg Trousers Powder Blue $37.98 here

Missguided Cady Crepe Skater Dress Ice Blue $37.98 here 

Outfit and Makeup Details

Dress: H&M, not the exact same but very close, here 

Boots: Shoemint, from a few years ago, similar here and here 

Belt: H&M, not online but got in store a few weeks ago, similar here

First Jacket: Nasty Gal BB Dakota Hot Damn Coat $118 here

Second Jacket: Zara Leather Jacket no longer in stock but similar here and here 

Purse: Forever 21, similar here

Watch: Michael Kors here  cheaper option here

Makeup:

Smashbox Photo Ready Anti-Redness Primer

L’oreal Lumi Foundation W-1-2

MAC Prolong Wear NW20

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Brunette

Whitening Lightning Brow Bar to Go

Milani Clear Eyebrow Gel

Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette, shadows: Naked and Buck (crease) Gunmetal and Virgin (inner corner)

Urban Decay Naked 2  Palette, shadows: Suspect and Snakebite (lid) Foxy (browbone) Snakebite (lowerlash line)

Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Liner

L’oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara

Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero

Tarte SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Liner in Rose Gold (Limited Edition) similar here 

Milani Luminoso Blush

The Balm Mary-Louminizer Highlight

Maybelline Maple Kiss Lipstick

Jordana Rock ‘n’ Rose lipliner

Confessions of a freelancer: An Audio Interview with Maria Gatto

 

Photo of Maria Gatto, right doing a clients makeup for a wedding. Photo taken by the wedding photographer, Ms. Gatto do not recall his name.
Photo of Maria Gatto, right, doing a clients makeup for a wedding.
Photo taken by the wedding photographer, Ms. Gatto do not recall his name.

Hi all, once again I am digging deep to find out what the girls who love makeup have to say about beauty. This week I interviewed freelance makeup artist, Maria Gatto. Her Instagram makeup_bymaria,  shows the beautiful looks she’s created and below is an audio interview I did with her. Maria and I met at a Starbucks, in between her busy schedule this was the most convenient place to meet, so sorry for the Madonna music in the back (well of course unless you love to get down to some Holiday!) Maria discusses everything from the 3 items she recommends any makeup lover has, what her favorite kind of freelance work is and who’s her favorite makeup artist, click here or listen below to find out!