When you look up the phrase "joie de vivre" in your French-American dictionary, we're just about certain you will find a picture of this months Naturally Gorgeous model, Mary, there alongside the definition. Mary is passionate about life and experiences, and has a serious case of wanderlust! She's equally comfortable hiking up a steep incline, trying a new way of wearing her makeup or moving halfway around the world! Whether you need a partner-in-crime for a night on the town, or someone to help you clean out your closet, Mary is the sort of friend you'd want to have on speed-dial!
Back in May, I had the opportunity to work as the makeup artist on an amazing project. Joni Kabana, an award-winning visual artist and photojournalist, and the woman behind the camera on our Naturally Gorgeous model shoots, was going to be shooting a calendar for a local yoga studio, and needed makeup for the models. Being familiar with my work, and the way that Alima Pure photographs, Joni asked if I would come and help out. The project, she explained, was to spread the word about a series of classes at The Yoga Project, a studio in the Sellwood area of Portland, called “Yoga for The Larger Woman.”