Decor: Channeling Mardi Gras On Thanksgiving Day

The family was missing home which is New Orleans so I decided to have fun with this year table setting. I had a box in the shed that had some back home goodies in it. So instead of doing a turkey, a ham or mini hens I choose crawfish. Some of my menu came from Louisiana Crawfish, Thank God to them. I luv ordering my crawfish from Louisiana Crawfish during the summer. To see the smiles on my family face was priceless because everything was what they asked for. I’m just thankful that I was able to give them a great day because last year during this time I was in the hospital due to complications with my lupus. I just remember cooking that morning and I started to feel weird, So I’m blessed to be here with my family, friends, and coworkers. 

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Mardi Gras Fashion: Casual or Glam

@hm @uniqlousa @pixiemarketnyc @thisis_NIKI :
Happy Mardi Gras!!! As I get ready at 6am this morning  to celebrate one of my favorite holidays…well in New Orleans at least. I struggle with what I will be wearing today.
Casual or Glam is my only challenge. With New Orleans being an eclectic gumbo of fashion on Mardi Gras Day,  I want to look GLAMXURIOUS but still comfy and not ruin any of my real great bling pieces (going for coconuts…lol).
So while I sit here at my vanity barely awake, hopefully I can magically put together a few cute pieces of clothing from H&M, UNIQLO, and PIXIE MARKET.  At least I know the shoes will be straight from the 2011 NBA All Star swag courtesy of fashion stylist Niki Hall. At the end of the day, all that matters is that  my hair & makeup look great, right?
ABOUT:

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, and more. 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_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

Been Craving Crawfish all Winter

Crawfish $3.29 a lb
Got my crawfish today…I was only able to eat 4lbs on my first round by myself. Round 2 happens shortly. I definitely miss my New Orleans goodies. Bread pudding follows.
ABOUT:
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, and more. 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_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

Airport Nightmare heading to Mardi Gras

leaving my New York pad heading to my New Orleans home

Eric the driver I’ve been using lately picked me up at 6:30pm to catch my 8:15pm flight to New Orleans. The weather in New York at that time was nasty, the rain was very windy so I knew that I may have a little delay. After 5 gate changes throughout the evening by 12:15am my flight finally arrives and I make it into New Orleans at 2:39 am.
So, I didn’t get to party like plan so I will make up for it on Mardi Gras Day 2011. At least the pilot was able to handle an extra trip in get us all to NOLA safe.
ABOUT:

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, and more. 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_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();


Busy Schedule

This is my last thing for the night…I am exhausted and have come down with a cold. Being world wide makeup artist I guess I have to learn to take care of myself. Since I’ve been back from my last assignment I have been working nonstop…but I’m not complaining…shit, cuz it can get slow quickly. Let’s see I did this shoot with an ex Saints player who is now a photographer in New Orleans. He was shooting one of the 2008 Mardi Gras retail posters that will be sold all over Louisiana and other markets. So that was exciting just a little something that I don’t do often. Painting a mask on a model face honestly was challenging but I did what I do. That’s what I told the client since they flipped it on me from doing glam makeup to painting a mask. They asked after they changed do you think you could do the same look as a mask. I said, I’ma do what I do.

Carlton called me while I was on set about doing makeup for Offbeat Magazine the next day. He was shooting the cover so I went over to him for 1pm but come to find out I needed to be there for 2pm he forgot to call me to tell me they moved it back. So I basic set around and looked through the pics from Mexico. The editor and staff showed up about 1:30 and the model and her family came in about 2:15 so I had to hurry to do her makeup to make it across town for 3pm.

Received a lot of phone calls and had some emails to return when I got home. My web site is almost done worked on that for an hour sending the last of the revised info to Xavier who is still home in Europe. Because of the time difference it took us a minute to complete. Booked myself 4 weddings tonight…not to bad. Had a young lady asking about her Feb 09 wedding and I still need to respond to a bride who is getting married on Valentine Day next year.

I talked to Aaron last night about the photo shoot next month in Houston. He wanted to do something else with the title. It wasn’t popping enough and he’s right. It needed something extra so I told him to go with name for the shoot “BGD GLAM SUITE”. All girls likes that name so we knocked it out fast just a few phone calls back n forth, done. Plus Aaron knew that I wasn’t feelin well and wanted me to get some rest.

Let me tell you my schedule is busy again and I still have to get through Mardi Gras, All Star Weekend, BGD GLAM SUITE, and the L’Oreal Tour. And my goal is to drop 15 pounds by Feb 5th. Invites are already coming in for balls so I have to get the weight off fast.

So I am out for the night the thera-flu must be kickin in.

Glam Life Of A Makeup Artist