Christine’s Bedroom Makeover
UPDATE!!! During the weekend of 2/24-2/26/12, A team of Blissful Bedrooms volunteers – TEAM CHRISTINE – gave Christine the Pop Star/Recording Studio themed bedroom of her dreams! Twenty-seven dedicated and talented individuals made Christine’s passion their own, and physically and creatively contributed to this act of loving kindness. Countless other individuals made donations to invest in Christine’s happiness – CHRISTINE’S ANGELS, making it all possible. Christine’s room is now a totally cool, completely unique, “grown-up” bedroom fit for a Diva. She has a sanctuary, of which she was the ultimate visionary and designer, a place where she can retreat to and feel rejuvenated, happy, inspired and peaceful. Even more remarkable than that, we wrapped our collective arms around Christine and her family, and left their home with a palpable and all-pervading, loving and compassionate energy that is guaranteed to linger for a lifetime, and send ripple effects out into the world. The joyful and confident smile Christine wears on her face these days is the highest compensation we could ever hope for! Christine, may all of your days be blissful and may you sing your heart out in your Blissful Bedroom!
Please take a few minutes to view the photos from Christine's makeover weekend, which include Before & After photos of her bedroom, pictures of the details and original art work, her reaction to the Revealing of her bedroom, the process of transforming the bedroom and the Reveal party celebration with past Blissful Bedrooms makeover recipients, friends and supporters.
On a crisp and chilly February afternoon, Christine's Mom and Dad escorted a very excited Christine to Manhattan for her Pop Star photo shoot. John of John Kilgore Sound & Recording opened up his heart and his doors to Christine and Blissful Bedrooms, and was extremely welcoming to us during the 3 hour photo shoot. With high profile stars utilizing his studio all of the time, we are very humbled and thankful that he donated this valuable recording studio time to rising star Christine. It is obvious as a seasoned professional, he recognizes true and lasting talent and stardom when he sees it!
When the photo shoot team arrived at the studio, they found Christine eagerly waiting outside looking all cool and cute and making it apparent that this is one celebrity who doesn't need a stylist. Christine easily transformed into her Pop Star persona, completely at ease in the recording studio environment, and very natural as if she had done this a thousand times before. You know the old saying, Stars are not made, they are born!!
Christine was made even more beautiful and glamourous then she already is by the very talented and elite Makeup Artist Andrew Sotomayor. Straight off the intensity and exhaustion of Fashion Week, Andrew volunteered his time for this photo shoot and gave Christine the same attention and enthusiasm as if he were working with Rhianna, Beyonce or Lady Gaga. Christine and Andrew chatted and laughed the whole time and Andrew not only made her eyes smoky and sultry, but also brought her inner glow out even more. Brian Golub was the volunteer Creative Coordinator for the event and he made sure every detail - big and small - was perfect for Christine's shoot. He scouted and arranged a location for the shoot, brought lighting and props, and sang and danced for Christine just to make her giggle.
Martha Gold-Dvoryadkin was the Photographer's Assistant and the Stylist and Prop Coordinator for the shoot. Her job was extremely easy as Christine looks great in everything she wears.
Finally, Alex donned one of his many Blissful Bedrooms hats this afternoon - in fact his favorite hat of all when it comes to the Blissful Bedrooms makeover recipients - that of Photographer. He did a great job and manifested some great shots of Christine, which are now displayed proudly in her brand new bedroom!
Thank you to the Christine's Photo Shoot Team for dedicating your afternoon to Christine, and contributing to making her spirit and self-esteem soar to new heights.
John Kilgore Sound & Recording - www.johnkilgore.com
Photographer - Alexey Dvoryadkin - www.alexographer.com
Makeup Artist - Andrew Sotomayor - www.andrewsotomayor.com
Creative Coordinator - Brian Golub -www.briangolub.com
Stylist/Photographer's Assistant - Martha Gold-Dvoryadkin
Vanessa Von Hessert
Thank you to all of the generous ORGANIZATIONS/BUSINESSES and INDIVIDUALS who have supported Christine’s bedroom makeover by donating funds, services and/or materials. This makeover could not have been possible without your help!
Muriel (Tookie) H. Bacon
Jessica Coffrin-St. Julien
Tom & Grace Harris
Tommy & Erica Harris
Gopal K. Kutty
Robert & Carol Morris
Beatriz A. Rojas
Aileen Salvante- Martin
Margauz and Amiya Smith
Rebekke von Hessert
Vanessa von Hessert
Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company, Astoria, NY - www.brooklynbagelandcoffeecompany.com
Cornerstone Research (collection by employees) – www.cornerstone.com
EmbroidMe (Maria Emma) - www.embroidme-midtownnyc.com
Kahnlucas.com (Sandra Kurman Charity Committee)
Film Biz Recycling - www.filmbizrecycling.org
Fox 5 NY Stage Hands
John Kilgore Sound & Recording - www.johnkilgore.com
Lawrence & Sandra Post Family Foundation
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus – Student Occupational Therapy Association, Junior Class 2012
Orangepiel.com (Michael McCool)
Pronto Pizza, Astoria, New York
Luis & Alma Jimenez Charitable Fund
New York Times – Challenged Childrens’ Fund
Re-Surface Design LLC
Sockenstein - www.Sockenstein.com
Think Coffee (Jason Scherr) – www.thinkcoffeenyc.com
Working Leg Productions – www.synthesisdanceproject.com
Zaro’s Bake Shop www.zaro.com
Thank you to the Companies and Individuals who have adopted Blissful Bedrooms donation boxes, and to the generous and giving customers/people who contributed to the boxes. You helped us manifest Christine’s dream bedroom!
Astoria 31st street market
Bel Aire Diner
Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company
Cristian Daniel Torres
Double G Pharmacy
Film Biz Recycling
Green Line Market
Omega Liquor Store
Pick 99cents Store
Rosario’s Italian Deli