From an early age everyone knew Stacie loved makeup and was very creative. By the age of 5 she was already creating and designing looks on dolls and mixing Crayola crayons into new shades yet to be discovered. Her love and passion for makeup started by watching her mother meticulously apply and coordinate complementing hues together from her vast collection of makeup she owned. It was then that Stacie knew that this was something that would turn and…ultimately shape her life.
Stacie FordGrowing up in California, Stacie set her dreams high and her standards even higher when she packed up and moved to New York City to pursue her career. Quickly wanting to immerse herself into the world of beauty and fashion, she attended New York’s Fashion Institute of technology were she studied her love of Art, painting and color theory along with cosmetic and fragrance marketing.Soon after, she began working as a makeup artist for the prestigious brand L’Oreal. Her 7 years working at L’Oreal brought immeasurable experience and understanding into the ever changing world of makeup.Throughout her career, she has worked and trained next to some of the most affluent makeup artists and photographers in the industry and has worked as Key Makeup Artist in New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and New York’s Bridal week for many premier designers. Her ability to quickly analyze skin tones, eye & facial shapes and select complementing color palettes to enhance one’s skin tone is what sets her apart from the norm and has made her into the artist she is today. Her dedication to her craft shows in her work, yet she never stops learning and believes knowledge and training is the key to becoming a master of anything you do.
Stacie Ford WeddingsIn 2008, Stacie set out on her own and opened her makeup Studio. She quickly started getting a lot of requests to do weddings and was noticed for her gift of makeup artistry, expertise and warm personality that puts you immediately at ease. She realized her love of doing weddings and working with brides so she started “Stacie Ford Weddings” which has taken her all over the United States and parts of Europe & the Caribbean for work and now has a large following of dedicated clients, photographers, elite wedding planners and vendors of every kind. Today, her work can be seen in pages of numerous leading magazines such as Vogue, Grace Ormaond, Inside Weddings, The Knot, Brides, Once Wed, Bridal Guide, Martha Stewart Weddings, Well Wed, New York Weddings, Marie Claire and on prestigious bridal blogs such as Style me pretty, The knot, Wedding Chicks, Glamour, Huffington Post Weddings, Carats and cake, Ruffled, Once Wed, Brooklyn Bride, lovely, Elizabeth Ann Designs, Chic Vintage Brides, Swooned, Burnett’s Boards, Wedding Wire and many others. Stacie has worked with such A list photographers as, Jose Villa, Elisabeth Millay, Christian Oth, KT Merry, Karen Hill, Jonathan Young, Susan Stripling and Fred Marcus. Stacie is often called upon to give expert makeup tips and advice to many leading beauty publications and television shows. Stacie has worked with high couture wedding dress designers such as Amsale, Ines Di Santo, Lazaro, and Pnina Tornai. Her extensive knowledge of makeup artistry, dedication to clients and love for what she does makes Stacie Ford undoubatbly one of the most unique and respected makeup artists in the industry. Images by Elisabeth Millay Photography