Getting Fashion Blogger Garance Doré Ready For The CFDA

Garance Dore and Scott Schuman on the red carpet at CFDA
I’ve been blessed to have done makeup on many celebrities like the Kardashians, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Angela Bassett, and Melissa Leo just to name a few. Each time, I was excited to have my makeup brushes touch recognizable women in the industry. Yesterday though, I was just as elated but the feeling was a little different. It was more of an honor. To be a part of a major moment in the life of Garance Dore, highly recognized fashion and style blogger. She and boyfriend fellow blogger Scott Schuman, were receiving  the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Eugenia Sheppard Media Award. The CFDA is an prestigious organization honoring designers and significant contributions to the fashion industry. It’s like the Oscars for the fashion industry. This is the first time this award will be given to a non traditional media person. It also set a precedence about the influence and importance of blogs. Like so many woman all over the world, I to am a fan of Garance Dore, which is maybe why it’s was such a special evening for me. To be a part of such a monumental evening with her and Scott was nothing short of amazing. 
While Melissa and I set up, Garance put on music from Lana Del Rey. Scott went out to get Garance her favorite chocolate and he left us girls alone while he got ready. She shared with us that she was happy that a good friend Pharrell Williams would be presenting both her and Scott with the award. 
Garance selected this style for her hair inspiration
L’OREAL Paris Hairstylist Melissa Paldino blowing out Garance hair while she answer emails  
Waiting for Garance so Melissa & I have our own street style moment 

Last week Garance shared with hairstylist Melissa Paldino and me the look she wanted for tonight. Because Garance doesn’t wear a lot of makeup and in my mind I wanted to go really glam with red lips and lashes, lol. But I knew that would take her out of her comfort zone, so the makeup look that we decided on was a strong eyes and sheer cherry lips. I selected L’OREAL Paris voluminous waterproof mascara in carbon black. Wasn’t sure if she would shed a tear when she got on stage to accept her award so I played it safe. Also, I chose carbon black because I really wanted to give her the darkness in her eyes without using black eye shadow to smoke her eyes out. I used L’OREAL Paris Infallible 24hr eye shadows because I wanted her color to stay put for the evening and I knew those shadows would do just that. 

All of my L’OREAL Paris makeup is laid out and ready to be used on Garance
Prepping Garance face with L’OREAL Paris Magi Lumi
Garance is telling me something funny while I’m doing her makeup…she has the best stories
Beautiful kelly green dress from designer Derek Lam
Garance is wearing 2 manchettes prototypes that will not be available until next year  from Reed  Krakoff
Scott Schuman & Garance Dore at the after party…luv them!!! 
To put you in the mood of the fabulous Garance Dore, here’s a treat. This song we played from Lana Del Rey, Video Games about 4 times….CONGRATS Garance & Scott, Thank You For A Glamxurious Day!

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked on E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy has worked with Connecticut and New York top affluent and influential; Donna Karan International, St. George’s Society of New York Royal Wedding Bash, The English Ball for Burberry, world renowned event planner Marcy Blum, NY award winning CeCi Johnson, Women Of New York, and much more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.

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