As an integral part of the South Jersey community, Moorestown Mall has established itself as a place where everyone can gather to dine, shop and, of course, plan and create a beautiful new look for every season. It’s quickly become the go-to place for beauty, relaxation and fun!

Three SJ women – who each have found a way to bring beauty to their community – enjoyed a day of pampering at Rizzieri Salon & Spa and then a fashionable photo shoot in the newly renovated dining court. These generous women have found a way to use art and beauty to change the lives of those around them – kind of like the Moorestown Mall!

Carmen-before-Makeover_1500Carmen Pendleton

It takes special tools to make a difference in Carmen Pendleton’s world, things like paintbrushes, sketchpads, dance shoes and poems. The charming mixed-media artist uses her unique talents to make a difference in the lives of Camden youth.

Managing a community program at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Pendleton brings artists into Camden public school classrooms – from preschool to high school – to introduce kids to the wonder of the arts.

“We also work with teachers to help them implement the arts in their classrooms,” says Pendleton. “We help them find ways to reach every child in class through the arts.”

Rizzieri Salon and Spa was a welcomed – and quiet – change for the dedicated artist. She consulted with stylist and colorist Christie Buonpastore, who softened Pendleton’s brunette tresses and turned a touch of gray to a rich brown. “She has very thick hair, so I removed some of the weight and shaped it around her face,” says Buonpastore. “This cut also allows her to easily style her natural curls, or she can wear it straight.”

Carmen after Makeover_1590For a new look, stylist Sarah Gleeson wanted to maintain Pendleton’s bohemian style, so she selected a shirtdress from Charlotte Russe and paired it with an American Eagle fringed poncho and ankle boots. A handcrafted belt and sterling-silver jewelry from Zeyzani on Moorestown Mall’s Boutique Row was a perfect match for her new fall look. “I love the rich burgundy color of the dress and poncho, and the belt is such an interesting, artistic piece,” says Pendleton.

On Carmen

D-Ring Utility Shirt Dress in burgundy, Charlotte Russe, $28.99; AEO Fringe Poncho, American Eagle, $29.95; American Eagle Siesta Fringe Ankle Boot in tan, Payless Shoesource, $49.99; Turkish Coin Belt, Zeyzani, $219; Turkish Sterling-Silver Bracelet, Zeyzani, $69.99; Turkish zinc ring, Zeyzani, $39.99; sterling-silver ring, Zeyzani, $59.99 (remaining jewelry was model’s own)

Stylist and colorist Christie Buonpastore gave Carmen Pendleton’s thick, naturally curly hair a softer look by first lightening her locks and then adding subtle highlights around her face. Once her color was complete, Buonpastore trimmed and shaped the hair around her face to better frame her features.

Makeup artist Melisa Ortiz first evened out Pendleton’s skin tone using a correcting foundation. Ortiz then used smoky eye shadow, rich eyeliner and mascara to highlight Pendleton’s eyes. She finished off the look with a pop of color on her lips.


Jocelyn-before-Makeover_1502Jocelyn Moore

Jocelyn Moore was just a kid when she picked up the oboe, but she knew right then what she wanted to do with her life. “Music had such an impact on me from a very young age,” says Moore, 27. “I wanted to have a career as a performer.”

Today, Moore has found a way to fill her life with music at Symphony in C, South Jersey’s premiere symphony orchestra. Moore has joined the staff, taking on two roles. As the orchestra librarian, she prepares sheet music for every musician prior to their performances at the state-of-the-art Walter K. Gordon Theater on the Rutgers-Camden campus. As the symphony’s education manager, Moore brings a range of music outreach programs into Camden schools. “I love it because I can share the power of music with kids and make it a positive part of their lives. I still have a career in music, just in a different way.”

When she arrived at Rizzieri Salon and Spa, Moore was quick to tell stylist Frank Senteneri that she often wears her hair up, so Senteneri used a razor to add layers around her face but kept much of her length. “It’s a modern look that gives texture and highlights her features,” he says. A subtle glaze by colorist Amanda Faia enhanced the shine and richness of Moore’s brunette locks.

Jocelyn after Makeover_1566Stylist Sarah Gleeson paired trendy plaid pants with an ivory blouse – both from Express – to create an ensemble that gives Moore a comfortable yet professional look. “The turquoise coat and leather flats from Zeyzani are what really make the outfit though,” says Gleeson. “They’re both beautifully detailed and add something special.”

On Jocelyn

Berry Plaid Columnist Ankle Pant in berry, Express, $79.90; Long-Sleeve Crochet Inset Blouse in ivory, Express, $59.90; Caftan Coat in turquoise, Zeyzani, $429.99; Sterling-Silver Ring, Zeyzani, $59.99; Leather Babette Flats in cream, Zeyzani, $129.99

To give Jocelyn Moore’s long tresses more shine and richness, colorist Amanda Faia opted for a brunette glaze, a gentle process that deposits color on the hair. Stylist Frank Senteneri used a razor to give Moore’s hair more texture and face-framing layers.

Makeup artist Melisa Ortiz wanted to play up Moore’s bright-green eyes, so she used a shimmery, youthful eye shadow. Subtle mauve and pink colors on Moore’s cheeks and lips further accented her eyes while still giving her a polished look.

Vickie-Before-Makeover_1504Vickie Jameson

On most weekends, you’ll find Vickie Jameson performing with her favorite group: her church choir. Singing has always been her passion, and she shares that passion with others in her position as the conservatory coordinator for Perkins Center of the Arts’ Conservatory of Music.

“I know firsthand how important music is for everyone, and I love that I’m able to help others learn and enjoy to play and perform,” says Jameson, 44. “When our students learn to sing or play a musical instrument, you can see the excitement in their eyes.”

As a single mom, Jameson doesn’t have much time to devote to her beauty routine, so Rizzieri colorist Amanda Faia and stylist Frank Senteneri teamed up to give her hair a fresh, low-maintenance style. “I gave Vickie a bob, which is very easy to style,” says Senteneri.

vickie after Makeover_1642Fashion stylist Sarah Gleeson outfitted Jameson in a faux-suede sweater dress and cozy cardigan from New York & Company for a stylish look that can go from the office to a night out with friends. Her Jessica Simpson heels from Lord & Taylor and gold jewelry add a pop of color and sparkle. “The dress is so soft – I could definitely wear this every day,” says Jameson. “I need one in every color available!”

On Vickie

Ultra-Suede Sweater Dress in orange burst, New York & Company, $64.95; Marled Waffle-Knit Flyaway in Marble Hill Heather, New York & Company, $49.95; Jessica Simpson Claudette Pumps, Lord & Taylor, $79, Cross-body bag in gray, Francesca’s, $44; Knot necklace, Francesca’s, $32; Gold bracelet, Francesca’s, $6

It had been more than 10 years since Vickie Jameson had colored her hair, so colorist Amanda Faia wanted to brighten her look with sun-kissed highlights around her face. It had also been several years since Jameson had cut her hair, so stylist Frank Senteneri opted to cut 4 inches and give her an easy-to-maintain bob.

Since Vickie has fair features and light eyes, makeup artist Melisa Ortiz used eyeliner and mascara to give her definition at her lash line. She then used a pink shade on her cheeks and a shimmery lip gloss to keep her face looking fresh and bright.


Symphony & Shop!

Get the holiday season off to a harmonious start during Moorestown Mall’s Symphony & Shop – a night of shopping and specials accompanied by the classical sounds of Symphony in C from 5 to 8 pm on November 4.

The mall-wide celebration will feature special performances by members of the renowned symphony’s Youth Orchestra, a group of young SJ musicians who have trained under the expert tutelage of Symphony in C’s teaching artists.

As the orchestra fills Moorestown Mall with its harmonious sounds, shoppers can enjoy specials throughout stores and along Boutique Row, pampering stations, and food samplings from mall dining hot-spots like Osteria and Distrito. The kids can also join in the holiday fun with face painting, milk and cookies, and a visit with Santa. The fun-filled night of shopping, dining and entertainment is a great way to get the whole family in the holiday spirit!


Shot on location at Moorestown Mall. The awesome renovations at Moorestown Mall have made it one of SJ’s top shopping destinations, and now the mall has unveiled its new dining court featuring lots of comfortable seating and tons of charging stations to keep you connected. The bright, airy space, which will soon house the mall’s newest dining destination, Yard House, was the perfect backdrop for our photos. Dining at the mall just got even better!

Hair stylists: Christie Buonpastore, Amanda Faia and Frank Senteneri of Rizzieri Salon & Spa
Makeup artist: Melisa Ortiz of Rizzieri Salon & Spa
Fashion stylist: Sarah Gleeson of Raving Fashionista

Rejuvenated at Rizzieri

The talented stylists at Rizzieri Salon and Spa – who are artists in their own right – teamed up to give these creative women inspired new looks. See how they transformed their canvases into shining works of art.

Tips from the pros:

You should change your foundation color when the seasons change, but clean, shaped eyebrows are a must all year-round.  –  Melisa Ortiz

Bobs are great for women who want a versatile hairstyle. They can wear their hair up or down and still have a style without going too short. Layers also give you body and texture without losing length.  –  Frank Senteneri

If you want to color your hair but don’t want to commit to lots of upkeep, glazes and balayage are great options. Glazes deposit color on the hair, so the color very gently fades over time instead of growing out. Balayage is a technique where coloring is “painted” onto the surface of the hair so you have softer, less noticeable regrowth lines.  –  Amanda Faia

To keep the grays away, make it a point to have your colorist touch up your roots every six to eight weeks.  –  Christie Buonpastore


October 2015
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