I met Kota a few years ago on a weird shoot at an art gallery in Chinatown. I knew then she was a unique bird, one of those people you’re pretty sure is made up of unearthly stardust and magical bits.

How to Pull Off Electric Blue Mascara w Yasmine

One of my favorite ways to make a bold statement in the SIMPLEST way possible…colored mascara! This is one of my all time favorite images shot for TBM…Yasmine wearing Electric Blue mascara originally from Sumita Beauty, which has since been replaced by the brand with a Klein Blue shade that is still lovely though not as vibrant as this.


Braina Laviena was the first ever model for The Beauty Manifesto back when we started shooting for this project with no plan or direction.