Talented Karinna dances to new tunes in cosmetics

A year and a half ago we heard from makeup artist Karinna Adorno for the first time in years. We first knew her as a dancer about eight years ago and learned of her cosmetic talents when she contacted us via Instagram in August 2017. Since that time, we’ve been formulating some portfolio projects on which we could collaborate with her and others. We…

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New lifestyle blog follows artist/entrepreneur Kasey

There’s a new kid on the blog, and already she’s inspiring readers with her first blog post about keeping up with busy schedules. In keeping with Women’s History Month’s theme of highlighting women of impact, we welcome Kasey to the blogosphere and invite readers to visit and subscribe to her new website at adayinherlife.com. Don’t stop there, though. Be sure to follow her new…

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Cassidy: Rowan University art major draws crowds

Last October, we got ourselves invited to the opening reception of the “Emerging Artists” art exhibit in Pitman, New Jersey and saw some stunning artwork by students of Rowan University. The exhibit, which opened Friday, November 2, 2018, was worth traveling across the bridge, getting lost on Route 65, putting up with a little rain, and having an umbrella stolen from the foyer while…

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Self-care: Michelle puts it in writing

Last fall, we had the chance to catch up with Michelle Lucas, and we were out of breath when we did. This isn’t someone who sits still waiting to be interviewed for a blog post. Michelle, whom we first knew as a writer of Christian romantic fiction in her high school days, has since graduated high school, taken a few jobs, and advised us…

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Women’s History Month: Meet my mom

To the government and most of the outside world, she’s known as Sara Ortiz. To me she is Mom. Sometimes she’s Mom Ortiz to distinguish her from my other Mom, the one who held the reins until it was Sara’s turn to inherit me. This rose, by whatever name she’s known, is just as sweet to me today as she was when we met…

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What’s going on with Jeune Femme?

Good question. The short of it is that she’s still around, waiting to be interviewed and featured in these online pages. She’s the young lady at Marshall’s whose passion is creating masterful drawings and paintings as a self-taught artist. She’s the happy wife and mother whose decor business is poised to take off any day now. She’s the singer and songwriter who, a few…

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Seeking creatives for portfolio collaborations

Good news. We’re actively looking for creatives – visual artists, photographers, models, designers, stylists – for some photo shoot ideas we wish to pour into parent company Martin Picturesque’s portfolio. In the coming weeks, we’ll be reaching out to ones we know and welcoming any new acquaintances to join our efforts to produce these shoots. Like most grassroots efforts, these shoots will largely be…

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New interview series coming soon

We’re (apologetically) dusting off this blog to clear the way for some new posts coming soon to the site. We’ve been talking with a remarkable young woman who recently graduated high school and has expressed on Instagram some deep and thought-provoking ideas about positive body image and self-confidence. We’re impressed with how well she articulates these ideas when she gets around to expressing them,…

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Jeune Femme ideals still alive and well

When we launched Jeune Femme a year ago, it was after years of planning and preparing. What we didn’t count on was losing steam to other projects also in the Martin Picturesque pipeline. So we went more than half a year without a post or update. For that we apologize to readers and prospective interviewees whose stories we still believe are worth sharing. Please…

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Photography startup redefines humble beginnings

You’ve heard of the garage startup, and many of you have probably even read about bedrooms doubling as offices. (Martin Picturesque, publisher of Jeune Femme Magazine, recalls such a start.) Forget all that. A budding young photographer, on a visit to L’Atelier Picturesque last Saturday to learn more about her upcoming interview series with Jeune Femme, told us about a drawer – that’s right,…

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