Makeup & hair for philanthropic article
A long time client and someone I greatly admire recently asked me to do her makeup and hair for a photo shoot for Modern Luxury Magazine featuring her and two adorable baby goats all in the name of a good cause. Michelle Lerach who is a lawyer by training, and while she doesn’t do it full time anymore, helps out on causes she deems worthy. She also gives of her time and money for environmental and agricultural causes giving back to her community in a way that is very important to her. She believes access to good food should be available to all and has started a foundation with the help of others in the farming community called Berry Good Food Foundation. The Berry Good Food Foundation educates, connects and supports food producers and consumers integrating a healthy food system.
Fun was had by everyone involved in the shoot which took place at Michelle and her husband Bill’s sprawling estate in LaJolla, California complete with aviary, thick foliage and sprawling cliffside garden. She hosts many events and fundraisers on site giving freely of her time for worthy causes. I had the pleasure of working with the photographer Jennifer Siegwart from Jen and Bec for the first time. She was amazingly undemanding and a real doll.
The goats, who were barely a week old, were oh so tiny and playful and completely adorable -no makeup required. But for such small critters they have very loud bleats!
If you would like to learn more about the Berry Good Food Foundation or find out how you can make a contribution please visit their website http://berrygoodfood.org/