Leaving New Orleans

It's about 2:58 in the afternoon on a pissy hot Saturday day. I am sitting in the car waiting for pizza from Papa John. Michael and I both are not in any mood to cook after dealing with packing up the house and studio. Since we are leaving NEW ORLEANS tonight I want to make sure the kids have some type of food in their stomach before we get on the road. I wanted to do something fancy from CHEZ NOUS cuz this may be our last meal in our home. While I was on Magazine st I noticed they were closed like so many other stores. So pizza will just have to do tonight.

We will be heading out tonight when it cools off maybe the traffic may clear up as well. I just hate spending all of this money and have to plan on rebuilding our lives again. Don't worry I took my brushes girls so I can do you anywhere I end up.

The police and military is out strong so this makes me feel so much better. I don't have to worry about anybody breaking in. I called brinks security to update them with additional phone numbers just in case we lose signals on the cell phone. But since Hector and Jose is in the back I am not worry my people got me. They don't mind staying and they want us safe and gone.

I will update everyone through the blog so feel free to leave me messages/ comments. Michael mom don't have Internet access and trust I have already contacted her to see if she can it turned on while I am going to be there a few days. You know I'm spoil, anyway if I don't get my way then that may be your best way to play with me ok.

Luv u guys and u all be safe as well.

I need lots of cocktails this weekend so I don’t have a breakdown:))

Glam life of a makeup artist…I don't look glam today!!

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Hurricane Update

I am getting ready to head home and at the moment the fashion show is still on at 7pm at the W Hotel. The client just gave me 5 grill to go that can be used only 1 time. How sweet was that. Anyway, we are for now going to head to my mother in law who is in Baton Rouge. Now if it hits Baton Rouge area and not Florida then we will head to a property in Orlando, FL.

My state of mind is not good and I am trying to stay busy. The kids are very emotional Michael told me earlier especially Jordan. He has been crying all yesterday. He's afraid and don't want to lose everything again. Envy, is just not saying much and I feel like I am ready to crack. My head hurts and I feel like I need to throw up. Just being able to vent to you all keeps me from breakin down. Honestly, I don't think I can do this again. I can't rebuild anymore to old and just tired.

So this may be my push to L.A.

This is not a GLAM LIFE
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On set

We are on set and just lost power so we cannot do anything so I decided this would be the perfect time to catch you guys up. They hope that they can get power back on before 6:47am. Right now everybody is freakin out. My day has started at 2am and I still have to get back to New Orleans by 5pm so I can start makeup for the fashion show. Passport magazine is throwing this huge fashion show for Andrew Christian a underwear designer from Los Angeles. The event is at 7pm at the W hotel on poydras. So I have a full day today.
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Kathy Griffin…eat your heart out


Everybody knows how much I love comedian Kathy Griffin. I always refer to myself as the black Kathy Griffin in the beauty industry. Well once again, I found myself in this crazy red head shoes. If you didn’t know Passport Magazine(www.passportmagazine) is a gay magazine. I was asked to be the Makeup Artist for their fashion show at The W. Hotel on Friday evening. The designer for the show was Andrew Christian based out of L.A.





















So, I was surrounded around 12 male models some straight and some gay. The audience was filled with very prominent sexy business men who were all GAY and they just loved my black ass. All night they kept telling me that Kathy Griffin was about to get replaced. You know I was lovin it and was playing it up all night. So, I just want to put it out there…KATHY GRIFFIN, there’s a new QUEEN B in town…well at least in New Orleans.

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Ladybrille Interview from LA

Ok guys, here is the link to the interview that was done in Ladybrille Magazine in Los Angeles. I am so excited that it’s finally out. This was such a fun day and working with everyone was easy…no diva’s on the set. The interview and the photo shoot took place at my studio. I just want to thank Uduak Oduok the Publisher /Editor-in-chief for believing in me and wanting to put me in her magazine. It means a lot and it shows that the industry is not seeing me as a New Orleans Makeup Artist but now as a National Makeup Artist. Ok, enough already here is the link to read it….

http://ladybrille.blogspot.com/2008/08/summer-makeup-tips-with-brandy-gomez.html

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Womentality Magazine

Today at 12:30 Lauren Williams with Womentality Magazine stop by to do an interview with me for her upcoming issue on September 5, 2008. It will be a part of her feature story;Women of the Storm:The Post Katrina Realities of Women In New Orleans and Gulf Coast. It will be issue out at The Little Black Dress Affair.

So, I want all of my supporters and readers to pick up Womentality Magazine (womentalityonline.com) next month. I am just honor that Lauren wanted to include myself in this issue. I look forward to doing more with Lauren so I will keep you posted.

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Pics from the PAST

I came across some of these old pics of people that I have worked with a few years back and just wanted to share them with you all. I have been blessed to have worked with a lot of good people in the industry and just thinking about B Mac and being on the road made me realize that I have had a great life and have partied with a lot of people. Where would I be if I would have stayed deep in the industry…would I be in rehab by now??? There are so many more pics that I have to share with you all I just have to be on the look out for them.

Ok, I gotta get out of here….

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