Who is Carolyn Diamond?Some might say she's a Make up Artist to the stars, but she's much more than that. Sure she has Hollywood running through her blood, and the lineage to prove it, but she had to prove herself in a town that can be highly competitive and in the past decade has brought that skill and artistry to the Philadelphia area. Now Carolyn has opened her Hollywood Make Up Studio in Center City, making her very accessible to you.
Last week she had her official opening party, inviting friends from the industry, friends and clients to her new studio in Center City, right near the Kimmel Center (1518 Spruce Street, 267-664-7712) Mimi Meditz, Carolyn Diamond, and George Bruno. George is host of the Metropolitan Philadelphia Entertainment Group (M.P.E.G.) . Carolyn can develop special looks that you can relate to. She'll match make up to personalities. She can teach you an easy method of application.
Maria Franchetti, Cathy Franchetti, Carolyn Diamond, Jackie Muchnick, Linda Franchetti, and Barbara Capozzi.
Hope Hilby and Carolyn Diamond.
Irina Sigal with Lewis Jaffee and Carolyn Withers-Diamond.
Nilah Petschett, Carolyn Verde, Gina Sole, Meg O’Donnell, and Renee McDonnell.
Cancer has touched Carolyn's life and she wants to give back. In 2010 Carolyn signed a national contract with Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Learn more. Ten Percent all profit of Carolyn Diamond Enterprises goes to LBBCShe's created this line of shawls and pretty outfits that kids that are ill can wear to feel special, while their in the hospital, when they receive chemo or whenever they just want to feel pretty.
Carolyn tells me "There are things in my line that range from $ 10.00 to $ 350.00. The capes are customer made and designed limited editions and the run about 4 85.0 to $ 125.00 depending on the detail of the order. I created this line because I knew first hand the importance of having the perfect fabric against your skin when going through treatments; and because we should not have to give up feeling playful and pampered due to cancer. That is when we need hope and joy the most. I'm a survivor too."
Dennis Karfakis and Carolyn Diamond.
Tiffany Thompson, Russell Thompson, Shannon Thompson, Thomasina Thompson, and Hannah Zellman. Shannon works with Carolyn and helps run the Philadelphia Academy for Make-Up and Special Effects, the only school of its type in the area. "I'm so very excited to be opening an official Hollywood Make Up Studio in Rittenhouse. It reminds me of the days of the Westmores and Max Factor. Ahhhh, the magic of Hollywood.
I love the beauty and entertainment industry. There is a great deal of satisfaction in knowing when a customer leaves my studio they are in better spirits and feel more confident. And, having a studio so close to the Avenue of the Arts is like being heaven. I love the arts."