Ladies from Sizzler In The City

Here are some pics of me getting some of the ladies ready for the “SIZZLER IN THE CITY” event at The Cricket Club. The event was given by Linda Lewis of Armstrong Family Services benefiting homeless children. The local celebrity guests were news reporters, dj’s and staff of Mayor Ray Nagin.

Michael came out to support the cause so he took a few shots here in there of me working at the studio and at the Cricket Club backstage. Because it was getting so crazy that we had to put him out when the ladies started getting dress so he could not take a lot of pictures of me working. So, here are a few.

At the end of the event Linda Lewis escorted me on stage to news reporter Michael Hill from Channel 26. This is the part I hate because as much as I talk I hate getting up on stage at the last minute and get interviewed. It wasn’t to bad cuz Michael has interviewed me before about makeup looks for Mardi Gras in 2005. Because I work really hard and just always grinding I really don’t know how the people in the city view me. And when the audience showed me so much love while I was standing I thought I was going to start crying. Jazz Singer Sharon Martin was so excited to see me when I first walked in she greeted me with open arms, and shared that the ladies did not believe that Linda was able to get me to come out to do the ladies makeup. She was acting like I was some A-list makeup artist…I was happy to see Hope and Hope Enclade from “Dress For Success” was just as happy to see me. This is a woman that I respect so much so when the city and peers show me love like they did tonight it really touch me and I get emotional.





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Anniversary

Our special day is coming up guys… August 5th. We will be celebrating 11 years together…and Michael is still my number 1 fan. So. I decided to take myself off the books so we can have grown up times;)

From the 3-6 we will be out of town. So if you guys want to party with us we will be doing that on Saturday for the White Linen Night.

Keep me posted.

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Sizzler In The City on July 31st

I need you guys to come out in support a very good client of mine Linda Lewis with Armstrong Family Services on July 31, 2008. This is going to be a great event and I will be doing the makeup at my studio since it’s close by that everybody can just drive straight over after getting makeup. I will go over to touch up everybody right before the show starts. So, I need you guys to support since it’s for a great cause. Thanks!!!

Armstrong Family Services
Presents
“Sizzler in the City”

Celebrity Models from
ABC/26, WWL, WGNO, WUPL & WBOK, Clear Channel, New Orleans Saints, The Hornets,
STATE REPRESENTATIVE Cedric Richmond

DJ Captain Charles,
Coach Dannton Jackson – XAVIER UNIVERSITY,
Youngest King in Zulu History
King Elect 09’ Tyrone Mathieu
Celebrity Fashion Show

Complimentary Delicious Cuisine
Libations
Luxurious Door Prizes
Exclusive Silent Auction
Captivating Entertainment

Date: July 31, 2008
Where: Cricket Club – 2040 St. Charles Ave.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
For more information, please call (504) 899-2995
Benefiting Homeless Families with Children

Famous Entertainment Makeup Artist- Brandy Gomez-Duplessis with BGD Makeup Artistry Studio
General Admission $50.00 Children $25.00
VIP Seating – $100.00
Designer Fashions Sponsored by Prima Donna’s Closet

LadyBrille Photo Shoot

After an early morning at the doctors office I had to get back into work mode and mentally get ready for the LADYBRILLE photo shoot. This photo shoot was a 2 and 1. Ladybrille magazine (www.ladybrille.com) is doing a story on me and I also had to do makeup on the writer Toya Thomas. Toya also does poetry and is a talented artist. She was a great girl and I actually learned a lot from her about how my daughter is feeling and seeing the world and we also talked about how this new generation is thinking here…SELFISH, DON’T WANT TO GRIND…NOT LOYAL…JUST USE ANYBODY TO GET TO THE TOP…EVERYBODY WANTS TO GET RICH FAST…

Toya who represent Ladybrille brought photographer Christina Freedom who was awesome to work with and I asked my photographer Jerome Holmes of (www.holmesphotography.photoreflect.com) who is an amazing photographer and I always enjoy working with even though he says I always bully him since back in the days… I’m not a bully I’m just outspoken:))))

We started the shoot at 12:00 noon and we shot for about 3 hours or so. The shoot went well and everybody was able to network and mingle. No shady people at this shoot. I have to tell you later about this other things that is going on with other makeup artists stealing pics and things off my site, befriending myself and people they see in my pictures to get in the circle to find out my resources, and so much more. Thanks to everybody who has been updating me with what’s going on out there. I keep trying to help other hair and makeup people because I want to but I don’t like being used. Taking things off my site, copying my web site and doing blogs, naming your company the same as mine just adding 1 more letter to your company names so your site can come up when people goggle me won’t makeup your work like mine. I had to work hard and I paid my dues. I worked for free, I cleaned brushes, I was humble, I was loyal and I didn’t stab people in the back to get to where I am now. I scarify, I didn’t buy a luxury car, I didn’t go shopping, or get my nails done every two weeks, or etc. I worked very hard. If you have followed my career or read some of the interviews I explained that I worked my ass off. So try to shit on me, stealing from me, or not being loyal to me after I hooked you up with assignments is not going to get you to the level you want. In this industry people in NYC and/or LA will see right through you so keep those bad habits right here in New Orleans. I know I was suppose to talk about it later but it really got to me. Cuz I have done nothing but help many people in this city and now it makes me not want to help all of these people that call me daily about giving them work. Half of these people that call me I don’t even know their full name but still I try to help.

Moving on…I am excited about everything and can’t wait for you all to see the new pics let me know what you all think??? And I am excited about this new interview that comes out next month. So this makes 2 in August…one in LADYBRILLE and one in TIMES PICAYUNE again.

The last set of pics is Toya…I wanted to give her a few different looks because I wasn’t sure what LADYBRILLE magazine wanted me to do with the makeup.


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Doctor visit update

So, here is the update. My anemia has gotten worst I am walking around her and flying all around the world with very low blood again. So, that is why I have been exhausted and why my body is shutting down. It usually don't take me this long to get over working long hours and working 2-3 weeks straight. So I have to do another blood transfusion which I am hating. I have 3 more appointments with other specialists and I have an ultra sound schedule as well. My doctor lost me when she started telling me about cyst, abnormal stuff and some other things that is the inside of my body. All I was thinking about was “I can't be taking days off”. I think at one point I said it out loud and my doctor said “brandy, don't make me shut you down. I will admit you to the hospital for a week so you can sleep and get better”. And I know she will cuz she has been knowing me for sometime now, MAC and Belladonna days. So I was like, “what do I have to do”. I have to start taking days off which is hard for me. I don't do well just laying in bed. I have to do MAKEUP and LASHES everyday!! But if that will help me before I start touring in two months I may have to do it. I put my body through BOOT CAMP. Touring is no joke!! Then she said I had to go get blood work today, I made a face cuz I have a photo shoot today at 12:00 with Ladybrille Magazine. The doctor goes Brandy!!! I'm just fussing as I was getting dress that I can't mess this shoot up with going get some blood work. My nurse gave me my 3 appointments and told me to call her if I need to reschedule. Monica was my nurse yesterday at the first appointment. When I walked out yesterday she was the one that called me and said my doctor wants to see tomorrow. She told me that I have to take this serious. I went to get the blood work and I asked the girl if she could move me up cuz I have a shoot that I need to get to and that I don't have time to wait. They had me schedule for 11:35 am so I pulled a diva move and it work;) she called me like 5 mins after I sat down. I brought my 2 prescription in and went to the studio. Got myself together and two clients stopped by to see about me doing a wedding on Oct 19th but I will be on tour so I don't know how that is going to work. I'll think of something. I did give her some numbers but I don't think she will call cuz they normally don't. I finished getting ready and then Jerome arrived. We started doing pics of me while I waited for the writer and the photographer. The shoot went well we had a great time. I was able to see the pics and I loved them all. I did 2 clothing changes because I don't know what the editor want. So this way she has lots of pics to choose from. The makeup on the model I think came out amazing I was happy with the looks I gave her. I just have to make sure I am ok with the questions they asked me. Then I had 2 clients after that and one was one of my clients from 3 years ago. I love her…Lorna is so sexy and always have cool clothes and accessories. So it was so good to see her again. Because I have no voice and my body is shutting down I had to pass on two parties tonight; Ritz Carlton and Julie who is the Mayor photographer bday bash. I am just glad I made it through this long day. So home I go and Michael is going to pamper me as usual but now a little more…yeah!!

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Dr. Visit

It's been three years since I last saw a doctor. I known, don't talk about me. But I don't do doctors, hair salons, spas, dmv's, etc. I don't have time to wait and wait. Like yesterday, I was here at 1:00pm and I took myself off the books for 3 hours. Well, after not being seen by 3ish I put my clothes back on and left. Shit, it was cold sitting in there with just that ugly gown on so I was ready to leave. I told the nurse, look I can’t wait any longer. I have to go and I’ll do in another 3 years. By the time I got to my car in the parking garage the nurse asked if I could come back in for 10am tomorrow but I could not take that time. I have the photo shoot for 12 noon. So she asked if I could come in at 8:30am. I was able to do that one and here I am back for the 2nd time. I am sitting here in this cold as room again with this gown on. I played in the mirror, touched up my makeup, put more body spray on, did some emails and now doing my blog. Yesterday, I was mad…I was like just give me some swaps and I'll swap myself. I made tinkle in the cup, you took my pressure so I can just leave and you all can run test and let me know the results. But…they wouldn't go for it. I hope this is not an all day thing again.

Let me finish checking emails

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