WOW…Girls, it’s 2008 and it went fast as soon as I moved back to New Orleans my life has did a 360 for the best. So much has happen and I felt I have grown so much. Can you believe it at my age I am still growing and learning. My hubby and kids are also doing well especially my teen daughter. She’s growing into herself and she actually have a cool personality. Any spare time I had I made sure to spend with the family planning creative things to do as well as fun family trips. Being on tour and away from them any time I spend fills like I just won the lottery.
I’ve met so many amazing people in my career and lost relationships with family…that’s the sad part. Celebrity Makeup Artist Billy B and hairstylist Ruth Roche gave me great tips and thought I had it and was ready. My real friends are still in my life and we have gotten stronger but that’s real friends.
With all the crazy killing in New Orleans only one person in our life was killed and that was Officer Dukes who also built our home so you can only imagine how hurtful that’s been plus he and his wife was shot in their home on my birthday.
I did lots of traveling and flying in jets with Reggie Bush like I’m VIP or something:))) My schedule got so busy that I didn’t have enough time to write in my blog but that’s a great thing…it means I’m busy right? So that’s why I always tell people that my career is very important to me so I don’t have the time to talk on the phone, or gossip, or do things that will hurt my career. If it’s negative energy I don’t want any of it near me at all. Cuz the minute I entertain it negative shits happens to me and I don’t like it at all.
So with all that said I am so ready to do it bigger and my resume upgraded me and I am only able to go to the top. Let it be known I am going to FASHION WEEK this year…I know GOD heard my prayers so he’ll let me know and when he does I’ll let you all know.
Inside the life of a makeup artist…I’m really doing it:)))
I LOVE THIS WOMAN…MAKEUP ARTIST PAT McGarth…when I was in Houston working at Jose’ Eber Salon I worked with this hairstylist who gave me an amazing compliment ever…he said to me “YOU REMIND ME SO MUCH OF THIS AMAZING MAKEUP ARTIST I WORKED WITH…HER NAME IS PAT MCGARTH…HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF HER…
my mouth opened because..HELLO…of course I have and luv and respect this woman and would love to one day work alongside her.
She works with MAX FACTOR and I work with L’Oreal cosmetics…FAITH…is all I can say.
I get emails often if I know how to do makeup on WHITE GIRLS? Then I get, do you know how to do the PLAYBOY models makeup look? LADIES…I’m a MAKEUP ARTIST and faces are nothing but a canvas to me. I don’t care about race, weight, A-list D-list, I only care about painting your face.
Do you ever ask a painter if the brush strokes is different for a black person vs a white person? Do you ask a shoe designer if they designed the shoe for a Spanish girl or an Asian girl when you buy shoes at the stores? Of course not, so stop calling or emailing me asking me about me doing makeup on your race.
That bothers me so much!!! I think I will do a blog about something that was told to me over the weekend at a shoot dealing with race so check back tomorrow and enjoy the pics below.
RED TRIANGLE STUDIOS-HOUSTON TX
*these guys are amazing. i know i did hair & makeup but these guys have great eyes and their work speaks for itself. i will be doing many more shoots with them after the l’oreal tour.
I just did this photo shoot on yesterday and for the first time in a long time I didn’t like the talent I was working with to much. Baby Girl, was really feelin herself way to much. The talent manager (Mark) contacted me by phone to first let me know they needed to do a rush photo shoot. The shoot was for an up in coming model who needs picture for her trip to LA. So you know I’m excited to help.
The manager and I spoke by phone first and then we emailed each other a lot after. I sent my rates and my needs to do this shoot. I am very clear and don’t do shady or last minutes charges, not my style. So I’m thinking everything is a done deal since I confirmed and he confirmed.
I arrive at the hotel where the shoot was suppose to take place. Parked my car pulled out my makeup kit and bag with my lap top, speakers, credit card machine, lights, and other goodies I like to bring with me when I work. Anyway, I am in the lobby where they tell me to meet them and after 10 min’s I call the manager. He answer but said he had to move the location. I am so pissed off because he should have picked up the phone to call me …right. So, he told me that he will call back in 5 min’s with the new location. Because we never met I was getting a little concern. He calls back with a new location. The second location was not far but I did have to move my car and drive there. Of course this bill is getting added to his invoice…you know that right.
Get to the location this time a condo but nobody is downstairs waiting for me or anything. Finally, this wanna be looking LA country boy shows up and introduce himself. He wasn’t the manager just a friend of the manager and wanted to help me upstairs plus buzz me in. At this point I am on the phone with my people to see if I need to walk away from the assignment. We arrive on the 3rd floor and I am still on the phone. There is a set up and people everywhere but the manager or the talent is not in sight. The young man who brings me up to the condo shows me where they wanted me to set up. He finally tells me his name plus what was going on with the shoot.
Basically, Mark didn’t have enough funds and that he was trying to get the rest of the cash before the shoot started and before he got to far in debt. The shoot was 2.5 hrs late and when Mark arrived he paid in cash for the day rate, both parking charges and the overtime. The shoot went well after we were ready to start. The fashion stylist, the hair stylist and I met with this bitchy model who finally arrived to go over the looks for the day. Then the photographer joined us with his feedback on the ideas and we were able to set up and start after all the meetings. The photographer and the model did not get alone to well. She had her trashy look in mind and he had his porn ideas in mind.
The model was your typical PLAYBOY…ENTROUAGE extra…PLASTIC body with a Paris Hilton weave. From what I could see the pictures were coming out GREAT and she was giving us some crazy lip action. Hopefully, there is one pic that I could use in my book…hopefully. They did provide great music, and food was catered so I didn’t need my extra bag I brought with me.
The best part was getting paid cash so I didn’t have to worry about a check bouncing and I didn’t have to worry about safety or drug issues:))))
Episode 714: Rebuilding Lives in a Stylish Fashion
How Do I Look? commemorates its 100th episode by giving back to a New Orleans school. Coinciding with the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, three professional stylists make over three deserving teachers who survived the storm–and help them pick up the pieces by rebuilding their wardrobe.
From Survival to Revival Makeover candidates Carla, Barbara and Kemberly have had their lives by the Hurricane Katrina tragedy. They have remained strong and have kept an open mind regarding what the future holds. These women do what they can to make things work. They are ready for a fresh start by making a positive change to their wardrobe. By doing so, they can reclaim their lives and help rebuild their city.
100th Episode: Rebuilding Lives in a Stylish Fashion
Wanna go beyond the clothes? Read on for a step-by-step look at the tools and techniques our experts used to help three Hurricane Katrina survivors
For Kemberly’s hair, Pantene Pro V
stylist Tippi Shorter cut her hair just past the collarbone with long, straight, graduated layers.
Kemberly’s makeup look was created by makeup artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
. She applied a rich cocoa and plum tone to the eyes, with pink cheeks and pale mauve lips.
Karen Hutchison, owner/stylist of the Urban Suite Salon, cut Barbara’s hair to the collarbone with long layers that frame the face and a short wispy bang.
Barbara’s makeup look was created by makeup artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis. She chose brown and khaki green eyes with a pop of bright color on the cheeks and champagne-gold lips.