Bela. Marin County. May 2017.
I love Bela, she’s so real and doesn’t hide who she is. Ask any woman if they wear make-up to the gym, most will lie. Here’s my mini-interview with Bela, mom, make-up artist & a whole lot more:
Mara: “In your opinion, what’s the most essential item of make-up you need?”
Bela: “So I can’t just pick one, I feel every girl needs concealer, a touch of blush, defined brows, a little bit of eyeliner (although I cake it on) mascara and powder. My favorite translucent powder is Beauty Counter’s loose powder, it’s great for oily skin.”
Mara: “I’m crying of laughter, this is make-up you would use on a film set, or on Broadway! And this is your normal, every day routine -So What about BB cream, oils, stuff that you can wear to the gym?”
Bela: “Mara, I mean let me be clear, I do FULL face all day, everyday, gym, no-gym, school drop-off or no school drop-off, EVERYDAY”
Mara: “Can I quote you verbatim on Haute Drop-Off”
Bela: “Hell yea”
Bela and I volunteered together, our job was to put make-up on women in a charity fashion show. The women who sat in my chair, came out looking like they were on serious drugs or they lost in a street fight. Obviously, I tried to convince them of my theory that, “black and blue makes the eyes appear 20 years younger”, horrified because my lie wasn’t sinking in, I gave Bela the ‘save me’ look, and so she did. Bela dove in and fixed my terrible make-up job. From then on, I knew she had my back -and we became quick friends.
A row of lower back stars.. and how about this delicious kid? Bela grew up in Southern California, and visits her brother in West Hollywood frequently – apparently, he also is head to toe G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S.
Loooong legs..and this gorgeous child was so fun and delicious.
I love Bela’s pop of tattoos – you don’t know she has them – and then they just appear
Bela knows how to look good for the camera, and I think I should be her agent :).
Those low ankle boots are a 90’s throw back.. love them, flattering and make short cut-off’s look rock-n-roll…(do people still say that?)
When your mama has legs as long as a super model, you hold on to those things for support.
I always had friends much taller than me, it’s always a funny combination. It’s helpful to have tall friends for so many things, especially if you are trying to get the attention of a bartender. They ALWAYS see the tall people first, weird.
And as mothers, we can’t always pose for photographs – I mean, these kids want to do things, they want to climb – I love how Bela’s holding her daughter’s faux fur jacket, so she can climb the play structure.