Meet my team of experts who are going to help me bring you new and exciting tips, tricks, and trends!
TV Personality Jillian Harris first charmed audiences with her irrepressible humor and emotional honesty on ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Currently Jillian brings over 10 years of experience in the design industry to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and as the host of Canada’s Handyman Challenge premiering on HGTV Canada in 2012.
A self-proclaimed “polished redneck,” from picturesque Peace River Valley in Alberta, she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty or climb a ladder with heels on. A down home girl with a bubbly personality, fans around the world have been captivated by her ability to successfully transform her love lost on The Bachelorette to gracing the covers of some of the top design publications in the country. As a designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Jillian is able to showcase her refreshing “design by personality” philosophy to create inspired rooms on each episode that reflect the character and style of each family member. Jillian’s focus on being the “Best Single Housewife”, and her love of design, food and fashion is now shared with her fans on the newly launched JillianHarris.com.
When not on TV, you can catch Jillian speaking on design and decor topics at various seminars and home shows around the country. Outside of her work in television, Jillian jets between the U.S. and Canada to run her firm Jillian Harris Design, where collaborates and spearhead a number of high profile residential, restaurant, and hotel projects. In her free time, Jillian thrives while traveling, spending quality time with her family, shopping with friends and, of course, cooking some of her favorite family recipes. She is dedicated to charities including Big Brothers and most recently helped with disaster relief in her hometown of Slave Lake in Alberta for the Red Cross.
Born in Indianapolis, IN, Trista moved to St. Louis, MO when she was 4 and spent a happy childhood there. She went back to Indiana to attend college in Bloomington and then got her Masters Degree from The University of Miami. After dancing for the Miami Heat, Trista wanted a change, so she applied to a new reality show called The Bachelor. After getting rejected by Alex Michel, Trista was asked to do The Bachelorette and luckily found her prince charming in Ryan Sutter. They have since moved to Colorado and have been blessed with two beautiful babies, Maxwell Alston and Blakesley Grace (as well as a baby with fur…their 5 lb Yorkie named Tank). Trista’s days are spent as a stay-at-home-and-work mother of two and she couldn’t be happier!! Yes, life is busy, but Trista feels so blessed to be able to stay home with her kids and try to work when they are sleeping. Right now, work means designing a children’s clothing line with www.VintageCoutureInc.com, supporting all of Ryan’s endeavors, managing their career in the public eye, and acting as a spokesperson for numerous national brands. Life is good.
Nikki Kaapke is the girl next door with an appetite as grand as her heart, witty sense of humor and fabulous taste in pretty much everything, but to others she’s known from ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelor Pad”. Native to the Windy City she studied interior design and architectural preservation before becoming a self-taught cook, founder of The Dekadent Diva and newly published author of “Glamorous Cooking for the Simplest of Chefs”.
Inspired by the classic female icons of Hollywood’s “Golden Age”, Kaapke has taken her love of food, art, fashion and domestic charm to create The Dekadent Diva. Sharing her simple but delicious recipes, venturing to find the best in cuisine, boutique bargains, glamorously easy how-to party planning, and do-it yourself décor tips Nikki has ambitions to show the world that her “Dekadent” style of living and cooking isn’t a trend, it’s a lifestyle.
Natalie Getz is a 29 year old Fashion Stylist/Consultant, Writer and Television Personality from Chicago, IL. Getz now resides in Los Angeles, CA, where she moved to pursue her career in fashion. She competed for Jason Mesnick’s heart on “The Bachelor 13″ where her adventure was cut short after Mesnick realized she was nowhere near ready to part with her single ways. In 2010, she returned to the the small screen to compete for $250k on the first season ever of “Bachelor Pad.” Ultimately, she won the the game alongside Bachelorette, Season 5 contestant, David Good. She most recently worked alongside Melissa Rivers while filming “Style Showdown.”
Natalie currently styles her clients, comments on celebrity fashion, has several fashion columns and stays busy hosting and staring in several TV shows. Natalie is the official “Bachelor” correspondent this season for Socialite Nation and will be hosting a talk show for thetvspot.com entitled, “GetzStyle.” She also hosts the websites fashionforwardsingles.com and getzstyle.com.
Getz graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management with a focus on Fashion Styling and Writing.
Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal learned at an early age the importance of accepting – and loving – who you are. Growing up in upstate New York, her parents instilled in her the philosophy that “the things that make us different are the qualities that make us beautiful.” This statement has become the mantra by which Mally lives and the power behind it has led to her incredible success.
As a young girl, Mally began experimenting with color and makeup on her mother, an incredible beauty who undoubtedly served as her inspiration. Motivated by her parents, both doctors, Mally pursued a pre-med education, yet she never abandoned her inner passion for art, makeup and fashion. Luckily, with encouragement and inspiration from mentors (including fashion stylist team Mathu and Zaldy, and celebrity hair stylist Danilo, whom she met while designing for Kalinka), Mally soon put aside her pre-med education to pursue her ultimate dream – exploring the power of makeup.
Mally quickly moved to the top of the “it” list of “who’s who” in the beauty industry, quickly becoming one of the industries most dynamic and in demand talents. With her passion for art, color, and design, along with her charm, contagious enthusiasm and magnetic personality, it is no wonder that some of the world’s top celebrities turn to her to prepare for their most important career moments. Mally has also been featured on Oprah, the Today Show, Isaac, the View, and many more.
Mally has a natural ability to make her clients not only look beautiful, but feel beautiful. This has made her a favorite among a versatile group of music industry heavyweights and actors including; Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Hayden Panettiere, Rihanna, Teri Hatcher, Celine Dion, Lee Ann Womack, and Ashlee Simpson.
Top magazines also routinely turn to Mally for her flawless makeup technique, incredible beauty tips and witty copy. According to her long-time agent Jim Indorato, “Mally has a unique relationship with everyone she touches. She gives them the support and love to believe in themselves, which ultimately effects how they look and feel.”
Mally has the ability to create a diverse range of looks from natural and elegant, to colorful and ultra-glamorous. Her beauty philosophy emphasizes healthy, breathable skin that looks flawless and dewy. According to Mally, “Makeup is simply the accessory that allows someone’s true nature and beauty to outwardly manifest itself.”
Now, with the introduction of the Mally Beauty makeup collection, Mally takes her message, and her makeup to women everywhere. Both reinforce the positive energy that is Mally, who believes that “if you do what you love, and you follow your dreams, they can become a reality.” And that’s a beautiful thing!