Monday, September 30, 2013

Day 5 | CZAR by Cesar Galindo SS2014

CZAR by Cesar Galindo | SS2014

September 9th, 2013


I assisted Ashunta Sheriff last year for Cesar Galindo's SS2013 Presentation Show, so I was really excited and honored to assist her for a second season. Last season was all about lavender lips and clean eyes, this season they switched it up.

The Makeup Look for Cesar Galindo's SS2014 Show created by Ashunta Sheriff:

- Metallic, illuminated skin
- No mascara
- Light contour on nose bridge and cheek bones
- Nude, metallic lip
- Extra highlighter on skin and collarbones

The hair for Cesar Galindo SS2014 created by Janelle of O+M Salon:

- Sleek, Glossy be-jeweled ponytail

I was so INLOVE with the hair!!

Here are the five models I worked on for CZAR's show under the direction of Ashunta Sheriff. I forgot most of the models' names, things were going sooooo fast within the hour.

Model 1 
 I wasn't able to add the highlighter to her skin, but I completed her base

Model 2 | Alexandra 

Model 3

 Model 4

Model 5 | Snow

Few snapshots backstage:


Here are a few photos from the Presentation Show:

Here's the official video from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week:

Ashunta Sheriff is the long time makeup artist for Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, and Paula Patton just to name a few of her clients. I thanked Ashunta over and over for the amazing opportunity to represent her and to be apart of her team. As you can clearly see, I cannot hide my happiness!

I am still in shock over everything that happened in New York.
It's ALL because of God!
Next Day, I was heading back home to Chicago.
I had an epic, amazing, thrilling time working 5 days in a row for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. I am crossing my fingers and hoping I can work there again next season!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Day 4 | Allure Lounge with Maybelline New York

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

I was working at the Allure Lounge with Maybelline again.
I ended up being extra late for the event.
I walk to my bus stop and my mouth fell to the ground.
Look at this: My day started off a HOT MESS.
So I head to the nearest train stop and this happens>>
All the taxi's were full and there was only one bus coming every 15 minutes.
I was screwed and there was absolutely nothing I could do but wait for an empty bus.
So when I FINALLY arrived to work, a few good things happened:
Pink Berry was giving out free frozen yogurt cones,
I bumped into one of my fave models from Chicago, Megan Graveline,
I also bumped into Socialite and Fashion Blogger, Joy Adaeze,
and I saw a few more celebrities pass by heading to Lincoln Center.
Paris and Nicki Hilton

Kenya Moore, Former Miss America and co-star of Atlanta Housewives
Mr. Jay Manuel of ANTM and Wardrobe Stylist June Ambrose
and Ms.Jay Alexander of ANTM stopped and posed for everybody
So despite the craziness that happened that morning, it was an awesome day!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Day 3 | Elle Magazine Fashion Next Show SS2014

Elle Magazine Fashion Next Show
- September 6th, 2013 -

If you read my blog about the fashion show (SAIC Blog) from May 2013, you'll know what the "Elle Fashion Next Show" is about; Maybelline and Elle Magazine teamed up with SAIC to chose the top 20 graduates from Chicago, New Jersey and and Rhode Island to showcase their spring collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Hair was created by the artists of Kerastase.
The SS2014 Hair was called the, 'New Wet Beach Wave'
 The SS2014 Makeup look created by Maybelline Artist, Gabriel Almodovar:
- Matte skin (using the new Fit Me Foundation gel sticks)
- Natural Brows
- Extreme winged liner
- Coral Blush
- Nude Glossy Lip (using the new Color Elixir lipgloss in 'Glistening Amber')
Gabriel is a perfectionist with clean lines; he focused on the extreme winged out liner more than anything else on the face. It may have taken Gabe at least 5 minutes to create a clean, precise, perfect line from the lash line to under the brow bone.
This was my first model, Kristine.
Her face was a dream.
I finished Kristine's look in 10 minutes and she was good to go.
Side Note:
I am truly INLOVE with these new gel sticks, seriously inlove!!
 I have a few sticks for my kit and I purchased an extra shade for my personal makeup kit. I love that the sticks don't leave a greasy feeling and they contain a non-oil building primer in the center.
This was my second model, Kelilah of Wilhelmina Models.
I LOVE her sweet, doe eyes.
And this was my third model, Svetlana.
I loved her intense eyes!


Nails were provided by Chicago talent, Spifster, using Maybelline "Color Show" nail polish in #150 Born With It.

Spifster and her team worked so FAST!
 The garments!
Here's the backstage video:
 Here are a few photos from the Show:

Came home with an awesome goodie bag full of Maybelline makeup and Kerastase' hair products.

If you need a new lip gloss or lipstick, let me know: I have too many!