Vanessa grew up in a small New England town and spent many childhood days in her favorite cultural center – her parents’ salon. There you could always find her with her nose in a fashion magazine, but she found make-up the most enchanting part.
“I remember watching my mother putting on her make-up. I would sit in the glow of the make-up mirror, asking a million questions and examining everything. I loved the colors and the little bottles, even the smell of the make-up. The process was magical.”
A few years later after a stop at New York University's Gallatin school, fate stepped in when Vanessa filled in for an absentee make-up artist at a friend's NYC photo shoot. She impressed the photographer and went on to do the same for some of the world's top fashion magazines.
She is a favorite among some of today's most watched celebrities including Christina Ricci, America Ferrera, Carrie Underwood, Christina Hendricks, and Hilary Duff. Recently she created a beautiful "cool girl,sexy" look for Anna Kendrick at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards using Sisley-Paris. Needless to say - we are huge fans.
Vanessa currently lives in Los Angeles but travels frequently and happily between the left and right coasts.