@lesterlove …Here’s a treat for you if you attend The City Of Love church in New Orleans. Behind the scene pictures of Bishop Lester Love & Pastor Fran Love. I had the pleasure of working with this amazing family once again. I LOVE the LOVE’S.
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. She has worked with celebrities like Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian and Jordin Sparks, to name a few. Brandy is also a high demand celebrity bridal makeup artist that brides usually book her makeup service 1 year in advance. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside The Life of A Makeup Artist”, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js
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Many of you know I was busy working Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. But what many of you guys may not know that I was also a special guest makeup artist at BIBI Salon in Harlem.
is a new, modern gem in Harlem owned by Celebrity Hair Stylist Maisha Teacher. Maisha is a 18 year internationally veteran who specializes in healthy hair. Her favorite and only hair product line she will carry is; PHYTO. I love that Maisha has taken a chance to bring her love and passion of hair to Harlem. Now, ladies don’t have to travel so far into the city to receive a great cut, color, style and even a manicure or pedicure….she’s carrying PRITI NYC
Maisha says she will continue to freelance but plan to bring her top clients to her new salon. While getting pamper it was good to see many FAB behind the scene faces in the industry stop by to get their tresses done. One of the video director from Essence Magazine
was getting her washed, cut, and styled in a very cute short bob. One of the ladies from the NBA was getting her hair color just in time for fall. Even the FAB Jai Jai from the Nectar Bar
stopped by to say hi.
With all of the new renovation ladies never have to leave out of Harlem…when you walk out of BIBI Salon you’re now ready for Harlem Fashion Row….I’ll see you in November so book your makeup services now.
2220 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10026
is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently reside in New Orleans but will be relocating to New York. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside The Life of A Makeup Artist”, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” or follow her glamxurious tweets
During Essence Music Festival
in July 2010, Maisha Teacher owner of BiBi Salon
and I were talking backstage about her salon opening. We discussed all the different products to carry and I shared with her my favorite nail polish company called PRITI NYC
. PRITI NYC is an organic non-toxic nail polish line own by Kim D’Amato. PRITI NYC has a sexy following from A-List celebrities to trendy fashionista. Just last week many of the models fingers were painted backstage at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
So if you want to keep up with the latest look in nail colors this fall, stop by BIBI Salon in Upper Manhattan/Harlem.
My favorite summer nail color from PRITI NYC this fall will be; Stemless Gentian…a dark purple/grape color.
Picture courtesy of PRITI NYC
“Blue Eyed Brunette” to make its TV Debut on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”.
The highly anticipated new HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” premiers on Sunday, and with it will come the debut of the new Priti NYC nail shade, “Blue Eyed Brunette”. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire” tells the tale of New Jersey in the 1920’s at the dawn of Prohibition. Blue Eyed Brunette will be used on the show’s female characters to compliment the vibe of 1920’s fashion on the Atlantic City boardwalk.
Priti NYC founder and CEO Kim D’amato collaborated with the show’s makeup team to develop the custom opaque, peachy pink shade. Inspired by and reminiscent of the era, the shade reflects both the buoyant mood of the swinging 1920’s and the subdude mentality of the Great Depression that followed soon afterward. The collaboration with “Boardwalk Empire” is just one of many recent TV projects for Priti NYC.
The brand’s polishes are used on ABC’s “Pretty Little Liars”, SiTV’s “Model Latina”, and most recently, Showtime’s “The Big C”. Inspired by the dark comedy’s plot revolving around a woman battling cancer, the collaboration with “The Big C” came from the show’s makeup team, who wanted to use only non-toxic products on set. HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” premiers on Sunday, September 19th at 9 pm. “The Big C” appears on Showtime every Tuesday at 10:30 pm EST.
“GIRLS NIGHT OUT” at Thunder Jackson’s in the Village was so much fun. Melissa Paldino, Diana Manzanares and myself wanted to do something that was just relaxed and casual. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and NY Fashion Week has been really busy for us all so we just wanted to have fun.Heard how great the food was at this spot so
Melissa recommend that I order the famous DIRTY BURGER and Beer Battered onion rings. I may not look like it but I am a burger girl. Whenever I go out I always order a burger when I don’t see anything on the menu. So I was hyped about trying this famous burger.
Well, the order comes out in the DIRTY BURGER is wrapped in newspaper and house ketchup and the delicious truffle mayo. The soft steamed bun will melt in your mouth.The DIRTY BURGER has NO: cheese, lettuce and/or onions. The DIRTY BURGER is a damn shame I could have easily eaten 2 more. I have never had anything like it before in my life. The beer battered onion rings was really good, very golden in crispy just like I like.
Our first 2 drinks of the night was Bethenny Frankel drink The SKINNY GIRL margarita.I really don’t know why I bother after eating a burger with onion rings. To say it’s suppose to be less calories I must say I actually enjoyed them. Later we moved on to an adult shots; grape vodka. We had a great time…just don’t remember much after the 5th shots….
169 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
Right before my crazy schedule started for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week I was able to get with Valerie Warrington of Beauty and the Budget. Hope you enjoy the interview….
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis coined the phrase: “Glam Life of a Makeup Artist,” and she certainly lives by it. A celebrity makeup artist, she has been featured in numerous media outlets including the Tyra Banks Show, the Style Network, and TLC. She’s done makeup for Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Brad Pitt, Fall Out Boy, Usher, Justin Bieber, and singer Deborah Cox among many other celebrities. Her work has been featured in many notable popular magazines like Essence Magazine, Teen People, and Modern Bride.
For a woman who began working as a part time Estee Lauder counter clerk, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has worked hard to make a name for herself in the fashion industry. She’s the epitome of an elite insider, and I was so glad to snag an interview with her last week before she scurried off to Fashion Week!