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Lookbook Maven: Introducing Caitlyn Meyer of Blackbird Artistry

6 Jun

Growing up in Idaho, Caitlyn Meyer developed an interest in the world of beauty in junior high.She was in 9th grade when she played with eyeliner and lipsmackers for the first time with her friend, Laramie.

Before first period in high school, she would play with her friend’s hair and experiment with glittery gel pens as eyeliner.

“By junior year, I was coloring and cutting my friends hair in our parent’s bathrooms,” Meyer said. My best friend, Jenny, was my guinea pig- we’d see a hairstyle on Buffy the Vampire Slayer or 90210, or find a makeup tear in a fashion magazine, and I’d do my best to recreate them.”

Meyer’s passion for make-up and hair inspired her to become a hair stylist apprentice and to work as a full time make-up artist for MAC Cosmetics.

Over the course of six years, she became certified in film make-up, runway make-up, bridal make-up, and even body painting.

(Photo from Caitlyn Meyer).

A few years ago, the talented make-up artist and hairstylist decided to start her own empire in Baltimore. 

“Well, I was getting a lot of requests for outside work,” Meyer said. I felt like I needed something a little more catchy than my own name. I knew I wasn’t going to work for MAC forever, that eventually I’d like to work for myself. So, I wanted to create a brand. ‘Blackbird’ is an old nickname and I just thought it had a nice ring to it.”

Blackbird Artistry has collaborated with some of the chicest boutiques in town: Brightside Boutique and Rock and Roll Vintage to create beautiful canvas on models. I was beyond excited to have a chance to talk to Caitlyn Meyer about working on photoshoots, beauty tips, and starting a business.

(The talented Caitlyn Meyer).

What were you inspired by when creating looks for Brightside Boutique Spring/Summer lookbook? What do you love about Brightside Boutique? 

My friend Holly Burnham is an incredibly talented hair stylist, and she suggested me to Christie for the lookbook. I pulled a lot of my inspiration for the runway. I wanted to create a really dewy, youthful look for the models. Something every girl could and would want to wear.

Charm of the Week: Brightside Boutique’s First Lookbook!

1 Feb

Nothing excites me more than seeing a new fashion boutique open and succeed in the beautiful Charm City.

Brightside Boutique & Art Studio in Federal Hill provides an unique shopping experience. While you wait for your man or your friend to get inked up by artist Kike Castillo, you can shop for killer garments to add to your closet with the help of fashionista, Christie Griffiths.  Can you say AMAZING?

Being a lover of the Baltimore fashion scene, I love a good lookbook shot in Baltimore. 

(Photo by Ken Driscoll).

(Photo by Ken Driscoll).

(Photo by Ken Driscoll).

(Photo by Ken Driscoll).

Brightside’s first lookbook features 38 photos starring model, Chelsea Alexandra rockin’ ultra trendy Jeffrey Campbell shoes to a glamour animal print coat taken by photographer, Ken Driscoll.  Hair by Holly Burnham. Makeup by Jenn Quinn. Assistance from Alicia Parker. Styling by the lovely, Christie Griffiths.

Whatever you do, step into Brightside Boutique & Art Studio the next time you are in Federal Hill.

(Photo by Ken Driscoll).

P.S. I can not wait to see another lookbook! Thank you for bringing trendy, chic, and fun clothing/accessories to my hometown. Love you, guys! – Ms. Charm

Peep the whole lookbook on Facebook

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