Camille Styles Entertaining

I love entertaining.

Camille Styles Entertainiing

tulips, coffee, and reading up on how to make Camille Styles’ Lavender Lemonade

Whatever the season I love to have guests over for dinner, for drinks, for lunch or brunch. Any excuse for a get together!

I love planning the themes of my mini events, planning the menu, the drinks menu, the playlist. I also love throwing things together last minute for a spur of the moment party.

I’m an avid collector of party planning books, from Martha Stewart in the early days to Lulu Powers who has been a standard in my home for years. Recently while reading some blogs online I came across Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings and Effortless Style. I featured this book on my March Coveted List, then promptly ordered it on Amazon!

Camille Styles Entertaining

Camille Styles Entertaining is all about effortless style. A little planning up front, but essentially setting you up to be able to throw together a super stylish yet casual little party, for 4 or for 40, without any stress or drama.

Camille says “My secret to modern, stress free entertaining: keep the focus on just a handful of details that pack a major punch and leave a lasting impression in guests’ minds.”


Camille Styles Entertaining


I’m planning out some spring and summer entertaining, so this weekend will involve some quality time with good coffee and Camille Styles Entertaining, picking through her ideas for table settings and menus, cocktails and party themes. I love outdoor chandeliers and lights strung through the trees, and I love normal weeknight dinners served on pretty plates at a beautifully set table outdoors under the stars.


Camille Styles Entertaining


One of the things I love about this book is the celebration of everyday life, making the normal feel just a little bit more special. Camille tells us not to wait for special occasions but instead to infuse some of her ideas into our regular life. Make our dinner tables looking prettier and more festive, eat outdoors rather than at the dining table.


Camille Styles Entertaining Ideas

Her book is full of lush images, great personal stories that breathe life into her parties (when I read the first page story about turning a tedious work dinner into a fun Mexican fiesta I knew this was the book for me!) recipes, menus and cocktail ideas. It makes a great gift for friends, for Mother’s Day, for yourself. Whether you entertain all the time or whether you never entertain at all, there is something for you in this book.

You can find Camille Styles Entertaining on

Camille Styles Entertaining

LEA – Such A Lovely Thing Music Video

This year I plan to post more of my makeup work here on the blog.


LEA Cappelli Such A Lovely Thing Music Video

Image of LEA from Such A Lovely Thing music video, photographed by Kelly Cappelli, Hair by Drew J Noreen, Makeup by Corinna Cooke


My “real job” is being a makeup artist. For those of you new to this blog, my workdays are filled with photo-shoots, commercials and celebrity work. I teach a pro makeup artistry program, spend my Saturdays doing weddings, and on top of all that I am also the Beauty Director for Luca Magazine. When I talk to you here on the blog about makeup and skin care products I am actually talking about things I use both in my pro makeup kit and also in my personal stash. (Which is why I talk about the same products over and over rather than constantly chattering about something new for you to buy.)

I also take groups of women on private tours of Italy, known as The Glam Italia Tours.

Anyway, back to blogging, this year I plan to show you more of what I do.


Today I want to show you a music video with recording artist LEA, that I did the makeup on. The song is Such A Lovely Thing, and the video just launched yesterday.

We had several makeup looks in this video, but this one was my favorite. There are more look at the bottom of this post.

LEA Cappelli Such A Lovely Thing Music Video

I have worked with LEA for years and years. Not only is she fun to be with, she is also a triple threat – fabulous model, songwriter and performer.

Check out he video below and follow LEA on Instagram @leacappelli. Follow me too @Corinnamakeup


LEA Such A Lovely Thing Music Video

LEA Such A Lovely Thing Music Video

Such A Lovely Thing Lea Capelli


Sofia Wylie From Disney’s New Show, Andi Mack

Have you seem the most recent issue of Luca Magazine?

Our cover girl, Sofia Wylie stars in Disney’s new mega show, Andi Mack, which is said to be the next Lizzie McGuire.

Sofia Wylie Andi Mack

Sofia and Bella Wylie for Luca Magazine


Andi Mack Sofia Wylie

We had a super fun day on set! Sofia and her sister Bella were a joy to work with!

Sofia Wylie Bella Wylie

Sofia Wylie Bella Wylie Luca Magazine

Read the article in Luca Magazine here

All images by Sylvia Hardt

Makeup by Corinna Cooke

Hair By Lisa Marie

Styling by Jennifer O’Bannon