Meet Maita Atienza!

Meet Maita Atienza!

In case you haven’t heard yet, we recently sent out an invitation to our first balik-alindog class and we can’t contain our excitement to meet you all in the flesh. We deem it necessary to introduce our resource speakers and, today, we’ll start with the hair and make-up artist Maita Atienza.

Lornadahl: Tell us about your career as a make-up artist. What got you started in the make-up industry? What do you specialize in?

Maita: I’ve been a makeup artist for 3 years. I stopped working and started selling cosmetics and thought that I would be more credible as a makeup seller if I became an artist. So I took classes at HD Makeup Studio under Jeave Gabiana and Stef Chua-Sing. Before long, I was a full time makeup artist and I stopped selling cosmetics. I specialize in weddings, but I sometimes get work in production.

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One of the many weddings she worked on. Photo obtained from Maita Atienza MakeUp fanpage

Lornadahl: What is your biggest challenge as a make-up artist?

Maita: My biggest challenge as a makeup artist is keeping to a schedule. A lot of things can happen on set or on location that it’s easy to skip meals. So it also makes it super hard to stick to a diet. But other than that, I’m very happy to be in this position where I can choose clients.

Lornadahl: What is your biggest accomplishment as a make-up artist?

Maita: So far my biggest accomplishment was being able to work with a local government unit (for their office head shots) and a large accounting firm. They are my most high profile clients to date and it feels very rewarding to be trusted by people with such high standards.

Lornadahl: Awesome! What else would you like to achieve as a make-up artist?

Maita: I would love to have my own makeup brand — and not just any makeup. Real high definition airbrush makeup. The number of makeup artists in the Philippines is growing and I think it’s only fair that we have our own quality cosmetics to help cut costs in the business.

Lornadahl: What’s in store for us on Glam Tales?

Maita: I’ll do an ultimate foundation work demo with contouring and highlighting that can be the base of any makeup they work.

GLAM TALES: An Afternoon With Mercille Tiomico & Maita Atienza

GLAM TALES: An Afternoon With Mercille Tiomico & Maita Atienza

Why does it feel like it’s been ages ago since we gathered for a swap meet, for a quiz night and a movie date? Sure, our weekly #UsapangCurvy had always been fun and insightful, but we just can’t let this quarter pass without a real celebration of our sisterhood. We can’t wait to make new friends in person and neither can we contain our eagerness to reconnect with the old ones.

Remember our recent Twitter parties about hair and makeup and fashion styles? We agree that it’s hard to pass kikay knowledge via tweets so we’re inviting you to an afternoon of Q&As, rants and raves, group hugs and gabfest. Join us listen to and learn from fashion stylist Mercille Tiomico and makeup artist Maita Atienza on August 18th, Sunday, from 2pm-4pm in Dome Cafe (formerly known as Cafeccino by Dome) in Eastwood Mall. We can only accommodate up to 14 attendees so please let us know if you’re coming. Go here.

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Pinay Curvies Took The Quiz Night Challenge!

Pinay Curvies Took The Quiz Night Challenge!

I’ve always been intrigued and eager to experience quiz night with good friends. So Mitch and I agreed to fulfill this long overdue fantasy as our follow-up event to the swap meet and greet . Remember this invitation to the plus size community last month?

Unfortunately, the others who confirmed can’t make it. Loren was suffering from fever that time, thanks to our bipolar weather. And so was Jane. Get well soon, ladies! My fellow boarders Joy and Jinky had last-minute concerns to take care of. Ayzee, on the other hand, almost made it but she and her car got stuck somewhere. So it was just Mitch and I (and our combined stock knowledge) against the real geeks (or nerds, whatever the right term is). Challenge accepted!

May tama tayo, Mitch!
May tama tayo, Mitch!

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Join Team Curvy at Quiz Night in 121 Grille!

Hear ye! Hear ye! I know you’ve eagerly waited for our follow-up event to the swap meet held in January. Mitch and I are so thrilled to announce that our beauty-and-brains troop will join the quiz night in 121 Grille & Restaurant in Makati for a weeknight of competitive fun and possibly free booze! More on the latter in a few.

Quiz Night! Photo by En Route
Quiz Night! Photo by En Route

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[EVENT RECAP] Pinay Curvies Swap Meet and Greet

[EVENT RECAP] Pinay Curvies Swap Meet and Greet

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If you follow us on Facebook, you might have noticed already the massive photos oozing with plus-size goodness. Yes those sweet, charming irresistible faces are officially the Pinay Curvies.

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Successfully convened last 01.20.2013 and clad with tons of fabulous items, ladies definitely had the time of their lives. Personally I super love the idea of having an event like this, as it came up to be the very first gathering among fellow curvy Filipinas. Oh did I say that everyone went gaga with the swapping thing? I’m sooo guilty! I pledged 6 items all being swapped (yeyy!) but went home having more. It was a frugal mega exhilarating way to shop, seriously! But beyond that I had the most treasured moment, sharing stories and laughs with a pool of confident plus size women who are just sooo fabulously happy being themselves. So on for the next swap meet – sure can’t wait! 🙂

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 Of course doing what we all do best, posing!