Monday, March 10, 2014

Meet Our Featured Members of the Month!

It's time to get to know a little more about our Featured Members for the month of March! If you would like to be considered as a featured member for an upcoming month, please email with a link to your MWN profile. Should you be interested in collaborating with any of this month's featured members, send them a MWN friend request!


This month's featured model, Agathe, currently lives and works in Paris. She has been featured in various publications, including HUF Magazine, Gazelles Magazine, Dark Beauty Magazine, and more. She has also modeled for Burberry's 2014 collections. You can see more of Agathe's work on her website


TOTO was born into a family of photographers and image makers. After attending Design and Film School, he visited New York and decided to relocated to the city and pursue photography, where he continues to live today. He works worldwide and some of the brands he's collaborated with include Nike, MTV, Coca Cola, Conde Nast, BHLDN, Ann Taylor, Rolling Stone Latin America, and many more. You can see more of TOTO's work on his website

Susan Zeytuntsyan was born and raised in Los Angeles - the epicenter of the entertainment world. She always had a flare for the arts and discovered her love of painting faces at the mere age of twelve. Susan's love for the arts and interest in the dynamic worlds of both fashion and film ultimately led her to pursue her passion in makeup artistry, allowing her to conceptualize, create, and breathe life into her art using a three-dimensional canvas. Self-taught in beauty makeup and formally trained in special effects, Susan has ventured into all avenues of makeup artistry (from glamour to gore) and is available for special events, photoshoots, runway, print, commercial, film and television productions.

Why makeup artistry?
As a child, I would always rummage through my mom's makeup drawers and attempt to give myself a "makeover" while she was away. I've always been an artistic individual and knew I wanted to create art one way or another. When I was 12, I used to lug around my mom's makeup bag everywhere with me, giving my family members makeovers. I loved making everyone feel beautiful, and enjoyed the process of "drawing" on a live canvas. Ve Neill's iconic character work in films such as Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands were also big influences on me. I became piqued by the idea of using makeup to wholly transform an individual. I knew right around hen that makeup artistry was the path I wanted to pursue.
Who is your favorite makeup artist of all time?
That is a tough one. I don't have one favorite, but have tons who continuously inspire me. In the special effects arena, I am a big fan of the works of Ve Neill, Joel Harlow, Rick Baker, and Don Lanning, to name a few. In the fashion/editorial world, I think Roshar, Alex Box, Romero Jennings, and Pat McGrath are all insanely talented and versatile artists whose work never ceases to amaze me.
What inspires you?
I am always being inspired by other artists' work. Fashion, nature, colors, weather, seasons - all inspire me and help set the tone in the creative process. When I'm working on a shoot, the team inspires me - the wardrobe, color palette, mood, hair, etc. It is a collaborative effort and the creative juices really just start flowing once the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
I love models with obscure and striking features. Definitely strong cheekbones and bold, beautiful brows. I am a sucker for good eyebrows.
What product can you not live without?
I personally cannot live without lip balm and my beauty blender! In my kit, the Makeup Forever Flash Palette - you can create just about any makeup with that one product.
What is your personal style?
My style is constantly evolving, and can't say I have one definitive style. It really depends on my mood and the occasion. I generally like to be comfortable, but definitely trendy/stylish. I love simple outfits like leggings and a t-shirt, paired with some combat boots and statement jewelry to give it an edge.
What genre does your work focus on?
Most of my work is on the fashion/editorial side. But I am looking to venture more into beauty and take crack at some more creative looks. I am excited to continue to develop my book and see what I can come up with in the future! 
What is your favorite band or song of all time?
Favorite band of all time is Depeche Mode! I saw them in concert last year, and it was surreal.

Kristen Linares is a hair & makeup artist to St. Louis' aspiring talent, downtown dwellers, and business moguls. She is a 3rd generation stylist from Tampa Bay who strives to perfect images, inform the misunderstood, and teach all a thing or two about their beauty regimen. Her career began and took off on the east coast after training with global artists Patrick McIvor and Jayson Morgan. Her mentors exposed her to the world of high fashion, helping develop her taste for classic looks to avant grade. New York Fashion week has been one of Kristen's greatest experiences as an artist.

In 2010, Kristen moved to St. Louis and began working as Creative Director in a beautiful salon. Her position allowed her to work behind the chair while developing the salon's image through photo shoots and fashion shows. In June 2012, she opened Thirteenth and Washington, Salon and Creative Space. It accommodates St. Louis' top photographers, hair/makeup artists, bloggers and wardrobe stylists. Kristen strives to improve her surroundings, teach others, learn from others, and make an impact on how the world views beauty and wellness.

Tiffany is from a city where fashion is first (Philadelphia), so she developed an eye for different designs, fabrics, textures, coloring, along with body imaging. She was fortunate enough to travel to different parts of the world to learn and enhance what she already knew in the fashion world. Even though she feels like she has been doing this a long time, she's still learning the industry. Tiffany is very open-minded and optimistic about new ideas. She is open to collaborating with other MWN members!



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