Korto Momolu SS 2011 Collection at NY Fashion Week

I got off from my L’OREAL Paris @LOREALParisUSA  Elnett Satin Hair Spray assignment at 5:00pm. Met up with hairstylist Melissa Paldino, a Sexy Hair Expert at Blackstones Restaurant on 245 E. 55th St. Sat down and ordered food and received a call from makeup artist Diana Manzanares. A makeup artist didn’t show and Key Makeup Artist Ashunta Sheriff needed another makeup artist NOW!. Diana asked if I wanted to fill in and of course being the workaholic that I am, I said yes. Diana text me the address, I flagged down a cab, jumped in and was on my way to do makeup at a show.
As I arrived to the SkyLight West at 500 West 36th Street, the first person I see at the door as I get out of the cab was the FAB Publicist, BJ Coleman. I was directed to go upstairs. I located Ashunta and Diana. As Ashunta was working on a model, she gave me a 60 second run through of the makeup look she wanted. She told me to go for a clean bronzed look. She thanked me for coming over really quick and the girls made room for me as I was able to work out of Diana and  Ashunta’s makeup kits. I noticed across the room that the hairstylist has given the models a crimped twisted braided up-sweep hairstyle.
Still not knowing that I was on the 12th floor during makeup backstage for a designer who’s work I was a fan of, I was only able to help with 3 models. The last amazing model I hand picked as I saw her from the corner of my eyes just sitting waiting for a makeup artist to become free. Not until everyone was done, Ashunta took some of the makeup artists downstairs to the 11th floor to do touch ups. This is when I realized who I was working with.

I was a part of Project Runway Liberian designer Korto Momolu SS 2011 Collection. I was surrounded by the amazing pieces of Momolu’s West African heritage and even Momolu’s own jewelry and handbags line. My favorite piece was a bright yellow dress from the collection that Korto said was inspired by “birds” and their freedom. The icing on the cake was that one of my models was wearing it.

After finishing touching up my models, one of Korto girls came over and asked me to touch Korto up since Ashunta was busy. I was honored that she selected me, so I went over and touched up Korto before she walked the runway and all the photo-op began….”glam life of a makeup artist”
Photo Courtsey of AO Frantz

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Photo Courtsey of Vithaya Phongsavan for SVELTE, LLC
Photo Courtsey of Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Photo Courtsey of AO Frantz
Photo Courtsey of Vithaya Phongsavan for SVELTE, LLC
Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is now based out of New York and part time in New Orleans. She is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro-Makeup Artist and brides can book Brandy in New York, Miami, and New Orleans. She will be in New York working Fashion Night Out & Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in September. Follow Brandy on Twitter and read all of her glamxurious tweets.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();
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