Saturday, March 10, 2012

New Channel, New Blog, New...Life? (soon)

Change one thing, change it all. Idk, that's how I've always been. A bit dramatic I suppose, but if I'm somewhat starting over, it's gonna be as fresh as can be. I realize I never updated here, but I found a way to monetize (finally!!!)and started a new Youtube channel: PiecesofRisa. I will warn you that it's definitely gotten off to a slow start and while I've yet to truly get back into the habit of posting on a consistent basis, I am trying and that's the channel you'll find me at from now on should you still wish to watch. With a new channel, comes a new blog: PiecesofRisa, which, if you still wish to read my words, is where you'll find me as well.

:)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Catch up!

Still working on reinstating Youtube somehow but I figured I should at least catch up and post some of the work I've done since my last post...

Fashizblack Cover story - January 2011
Photographer: MG Oania
Stylist: Sara Braga
Hair: Mirna Jose
Makeup: Risa Robins-Moloney









Gia Magazine Sept 2011
Photographer: Sade Williams
Stylist: Cateiagabrielle
Makeup: Risa Robins-Moloney
Hair: Kisha Laree









Photographer: Daniel Scott
Stylist: Mollie Komins
Makeup: Risa Robins-Moloney






Photographer: Netty P
Makeup: Risa





Photographer: Robert Billings
Makeup/Hair: Risa Robins-Moloney



Hadley Moore Jewelry Ad
Photographer: Geni
Makeup & Hair: Risa Robins-Moloney








Photographer: Daniel Scott
Makeup & Hair: Risa Robins-Moloney




NYFW FW 2011

Yoanna Baraschi
Makeup Forever, Key: Lottie Stannard


Vogue CFDA
Makeup Forever, Key: Lottie Stannard


Pegasus Warning


Roble & Co. - Bravo


Miami Swim 2012
Makeup Forever, Key: Lottie Stannard

Kooey


Mara Hoffman


NYFW SS 2012
Makeup Forever, Key: Lottie Stannard

Mara Hoffman


Cynthia Rowley


OCC Makeup, Key: Kristi Matamoros

Gerlan

Friday, August 12, 2011

8 months...

later I've sat down to write once again and get the lighter stuff out of the way. I realize most people who follow this blog have done so because of Youtube, so I suppose I'll start there. I haven't made videos since October for multiple reasons, but namely because in January Youtube notified me that they had canceled my Adsense. Makeup tutorial videos are A LOT of work and extremely time consuming to be doing for free. Those that do it and aren't partners? I commend you. I can't. I am trying to figure out a way to monetize though, so stay tuned...

Work wise...NY is tough. Or has been for me. But I refuse to give up. Next step is to try to get an agent. I gave myself a year to test and book whatever I could to build my resume and book. Now is the time. :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

FashizBlack cover shoot with Angela & Vanessa Simmons - Behind the Scenes

Yesterday I had the pleasure of once again working with 2 of my favorite ladies: photographer MG Oania and hair stylist Mirna Jose on the cover shoot for Paris based magazine, Fashizblack. I had never met stylist Sarah Braga before, but she definitely knew what she was doing, and was a complete sweetheart.



Gracing the cover this month are the Simmons ladies, Angela and Vanessa. Angela provided our soundtrack for the shoot, bumping the likes of Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Kanye and Beyonce out of her Macbook, while I began her sister Vanessa's makeup and she talked to me about acting and the difference between living on the west coast versus the east.

I walked away feeling amazing after being able to spend the day with so many confident and driven females who love themselves and what they do. The magazine is out this upcoming Wednesday so be sure to go pick it up or check the site: http://www.fashizblack.com I'll be posting photos here as well.



Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Riven

For me, this "series" was definitely special and surely laced with magic for multiple reasons. First, our bare bones team. Now, anyone who knows me in real life or follows me on twitter knows I'm a bit obsessed with astrology along with uhhh ... spirituality? Call it narcissistic if you must, but being a Scorpio, I really just can't get enough of being around my species and soaking in what they give off. I've only known Destiney for a few months but everything we create I've been in love with. And Bobby, well, words can't really do our connection justice but we've been vibing off each other for quite some years. Every Scorpio I've ever known has a certain undeniable, nearly mystical, passionate energy they can bring to any situation. So working with them in anything, especially creative always leaves me fulfilled. What started as a test for another series we have planned, quickly took on a mind and life of it's own, very much by accident. I've always wanted to recreate a look I did on myself, because well, what good does it do on me? When I was about half way done, Bobby came over and mentioned something about it looking like a Phoenix. I went with it, loving the idea, finished the makeup and we began to shoot.

The first real snow fall of the season had begun hours before as we set up and continued throughout our shoot. Of course I HAD to convince Bobby to at least take a few shots outside to capture this season's "first". It was pretty cold though and we only got about 5 outside shots. What continued inside was just some kinda magical flow that you just had to be there to feel. "Let the drummer kick" - Citizen Cope became our soundtrack and Bobby clicked away, quite literally to the beat of the song and we all seemed to enter a nearly trance like state. Anyhow, this was the outcome. Enjoy. :)

















Photographer: Robert Billings
Model: Destiney Davila
Makeup: Risa

Monday, December 6, 2010

Reed & Rader

This is a post for all you art/mixed media/fashion/makeup/photography lovers.

Deep in the belly of what could easily be one the most creatively inspired areas I've ever had the pleasure of inhabiting (Brooklyn), lies Reed & Rader. They're a very unique photography duo I was introduced to by Lottie and was lucky enough to assist her on 2 of their shoots. And lemme just tell you, watching her pump out 13 amazing over the top looks in 1 day was already inspiring. Seeing the outcome of the images made my jaw drop and then turn up into a smile. Again, as I said before, that's what I love about this business. The final outcome is infused with each contributer's own touch of "magic". I'm hoping to work with them myself one of these days because who wouldn't want the awesome images they produce in their portfolio?! In any case, the shoots I assisted her with are finally up and you can view them here:

(Make sure you check out the rest of their site too. The kid inside of you will jump for joy. Promise.)

Freak Show

(they're animated so click the link and look at the site - these compressed FB jpgs do them absolutely no justice)







Tokion Factory



Friday, December 3, 2010

Recent Work: Omayra & Megan







Photographer: MG Oania (http://www.mgoania.com
Model: Omayra
Stylist: Sherry
Hair: Mirna Jose
Makeup: Risa







Photographer: MG Oania (http://www.mgoania.com
Model: Megan
Stylist: Sherry
Hair: Mirna Jose
Makeup: Risa