Backstage Doing Makeup At STRUT: The Fashionable Moms During Fashion Week

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The ladies of Modern Rapunzel stop me to show luv
My second year of doing makeup for the fabulous ladies of The Moms, co founders Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein with SWW Creative President and CEO Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. I’m always elated about being apart of STRUT: The Fashionable Mom fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week because I get to work with amazing moms like myself who rarely get the recognition that we deserve. Moms of infants, teens, and young adults are one of the hardest working people in all of the industry’s combine but never get the chance to get pamper. Especially non celebrities moms, plus they got to walk with their kids so I always wait for my call. 
Always good to work Fashion Week because I get to see all my busy friends like hairstylist Alex Tome.
Nicka K makeup products & beauty blender I love to have in my makeup kit.
Nicka K bronzers makes for the best eye shadows, blush & bronzers. Shadow Shields I never leave home without.
My first talent was mom blogger Cait Beauchaine from The Honest Mother before makeup. 
Backstage with Cait Beauchaine after I finished doing her makeup. She’s awesome & was one of my highlights of the evening.
Cait looked fabulous in her Couture Cottenelle Toilet Paper Dress

Getting Actress Alysia Reiner makeup ready from “Orange Is The New Black”. Alysia plays Fig on the show.

Shadow Shields helps to get the fall out from making a mess. 

Having a good laugh with Alysia while doing her makeup.
This is another luv of mine…Vaseline Brand #SprayAndGo
Giving Alysia Reiner one more makeup touch up before walking the runway
Alysia with her daughter …fabulous already…luv it!

I love the effortless bronzed makeup look on Alysia. Luv the way Nicka K Bronzer look on her.
Both my ladies backstage

Having a great time backstage
With Key Makeup Artist Diana 

Here is a treat, a video of the STRUT MOMS Fashionable Show

Behind The Scene: Ernest Alexander S/S 2014 Menswear During Fashion Week

My first New York Fashion Week show of this year started with doing makeup at Ernest Alexander Spring/ Summer 2014 Presentation in Soho. Just like a designer dreams of showcasing their collection at New York Fashion Week and models dream of walking at Fashion Week, us makeup artists & hair stylists share that same dream. When the key makeup artist Diana Manzanares called me to be a part of her makeup team I was elated. Hair Room Service was the team that was in charge of the makeup artists. 

Beauty Blender and Evolution Man were the makeup sponsors so we had great makeup items and products to work with. Because a lot of makeup brands don’t carry darker shades being a pro makeup artists you learn to bring additional products to use so I also brought with me Stila Stay All Day Concealer because they carry darker shades. I also brought with me X Compound organic gloss, L’OREAL Paris True Match powder and my favorite absolute makeup cleansing tissue from Nicka K.
Evolution Man sponsored products for the makeup team
Beauty Blender sponsored products for the makeup team
The makeup look that Diana came up with for designer Ernest Sabine, American gone abroad collection was a clean, healthy skin. She wanted the guys to have that All American boy skin; fresh & youthful. Laurent D owner of PRIVÉ salon team did an amazing job on the models hair. 

Using Evolution Man moisturizer with a Beauty Blender on model Wojtek

Key Makeup Artist Diana Manzanares and I hanging out.

Hanging out with Melissa Paldino

iDIE for his totes. Great for carrying all of my makeup

Before the presentation, a photo shoot was done for Ernest Alexander New York LookBook

Keith’s makeup was done by Melissa Paldino

Wojtex makeup was done by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Joe makeup was done by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Joe’s makeup was done by Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently worked with: Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico October 2013 issue, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot, E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort. Brandy is now represented by: The Michelle Agency felita@themichelleagency.com 213.300.8916

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