Originally from Houston, TX, the heartland of big hair and bold makeup, Alice now happily resides smack dab in the center of New York City, the vetting ground of every American style icon.

After attaining a bachelor's degree in fashion design, Alice packed four suitcases (this was when you could still check two and carry two on with no extra fees), and made her way to Manhattan. During a stint working in the apparel design trenches, Alice realized all she really wanted to do was make a career of playing dress up. So, she struck out to make a name for herself as an arbiter of beauty and style instead.

Now Alice can be found anywhere from leading beauty teams backstage during fashion week, to working her makeup magic on set, to sitting in on product development meetings—taking her passion for makeup artistry (and her penchant for playing dress up) far beyond the average cosmetic fiend.

Keep up with Alice's adventures on her blog, see Alice on YouTube, and get beauty advice and insider news at the Examiner.com.