Here at Chrome City, we pride ourselves in having ultra-creative and inspiring homies throughout the Chicago area. Each week, the Chrome Chronicle (our news outlet) will share a little bit about these incredible people and why we are excited to feature them as our #ChromeHomie.
Let us introduce our Homie, Tiffany.
Tiffany Trezzo of Tiffany Trezzo Make-up
Q: What does your role consist of?
A: I am a freelance make-up artist specializing in fashion, music, editorial, bridal, headshot and lifestyle make-up. I bring beauty to your doorstep customizing each client’s look in the privacy of their own home to feel their best . My abilities also lie in teaching and training make-up techniques and my additional services include personal cosmetic shopping.
Q: How did you end up in Chicago and what is your favorite part of the city?
A: I am a born and raised Chicagoian. My favorite parts of the city is the copious amounts of music venues and music fest. My second part is the ridiculous amounts of amazing restauraunts in every neigborhood.
Q: How did you meet Alex?
A: I met Alex through my sister, where they both were working as sassy, sexy bottle service ladies of the night. Alex was a sunflower girl from Cali that seemed to bring the sun with her and into my life.
Q: Who has influenced you the most in your career?
A: Musicians and music videos. Raised on MTV, I was obsessed with how artists used make-up as an expression of the music they were playing. From the grungy/gothy guy liner of Manson, Reznor and Kobain. To the eccentric stylings of Bjork and Lady GaGa. To the clean bold looks of Gwen Stefani and Lana Del Rey, and to the ever evolving looks of Bowie and Madonna.
Q: What motivates and inspires you? Why?
A: Coming from a background immersed in theater and acting, telling a story and creating a character with make-up motivates me. If I’ve provoked an emotion and a commentary on the look I've created, it becomes a walking artist statement. I'm inspired by tapping into personal style and bringing out an inner confidence that one might not be in touch with, like taking a shy girl and bringing her inner sexy forward to stripping down a heavy-handed punk rock girl and bringing forth a more delicate and soft romantic side.
Q: What is your creative process?
A: It's about creating a balance between fashion, the client, the outfit and the make-up. As I sit a client down, I ask them questions like, “what is the event and do prefer a more dramatic or natural look?” More often than not, clients can be confused and ask something like, “Can I have a natural smokey eye?” This were I use my instinct to choose the colors and depth, creating a look to accentuate a client's features and natural beauty. I seek to achieve the make-up being an extension of one’s aesthetic vision and personality.
Thank you for being a Chrome Homie, Tiffany!