Monday, October 25, 2010

Saks 100 Great Gift Ideas

With Christmas right around the corner, here are a few great girl ideas I fell in love with from Saks Fifth Avenue's 100 Great Gift Ideas. I hope Santa is reading and thinks I was a good girl this year, wink wink!!!

YSL Arty Oval Ring

YSL Arty Dots Ring

Oscar de la Renta Open Link Bracelet

Adriana Orsini Crystal Pave Wide Bracelet

Fendi Zucca Multi Graffiti Makeup Bag

Gucci Sterling Silver Britt Collection Double G Chain and Earrings Set

All Gifts are under $400 and exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue.
See Ya!!!!
Miss Sassy

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stacey Bendet 4am Finds: Vintage Sunglasses

Loving these vintage 1970s SUDAN Large Rhinestone Frames. Great for a summer day on the beach or outdoor lunch. Absolutely adorable!!!!

See Ya!!
Miss Sassy

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Actress Angela Bassett host event in New Orleans

I was blessed to receive a call two weeks ago that the talented actress Angela Bassett wanted to have her makeup done by me while she was in New Orleans hosting an event. The Moth and USA Networks held an event at Generation Hall last night; a mini storytelling tour...New York, Chicago, Denver and Seattle.

I was also asked to do makeup & hair on Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy of Covert Affairs. I worked with Sendhil earlier this year at Sundance Film Festival inside the EW/ L'OREAL Paris lounge. Because of the conflict of schedule I was only able to work with Angela only.

Becuase it was an intimate setting I wanted to keep the makeup look soft, and natural, but play up Angela flawless skin tone. So I used a lot of brown, bronze, and gold color paletttes.

Below are colors and products that I selected for Angela;
*Smashbox Bronzig Foundation Primer
*Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #178
*MAC SkinFinish in Medium Deep
*MAC SkinFinish in Dark
*MAC SkinFinish in Deep Dark
*Smashox Brow Tech in Brunette
*Smashbox Eyelights
*L'OREAL HIP eyeshadow in forgiving #236-brown
*MAC Eyeshadow in Amber Lights
*L'OREAL HIP Cream eyeliner in black-on the top
*L'OREAL Carbon Black Pencil Perfect-on the botton
*L'OREAL Carbon Black Voluminous mascara-on the bottom lashes only
*Smashbox Baked Fusion Soft Lights
*MAC Blush in Sweet as Cocoa
*MAC Blush in Raizin
*OCC Lip Balm-on the lips
*NYX Lip Pencil in Brown
*L'OREAL Colour Riche Lipstick in Cashmere
*L'OREAL HIP Shine Struck Liquid Lipcolor in Distinct
*Smashbox Reflection Highshine Lipgloss

Photos courtsey of AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
Photos courtsey of Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently reside in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L'OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. 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.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Enjoying My Birthday

I started my morning off by sleeping in late, as you know that is very rare. I'm not a breakfast person but hubby was able to find me my favorite cranberry muffins, and fresh exotic fruits. Of course my beverage of choice was a mango mimosa...yummy!

Thanks everyone for such amazing texts, emails, tweets, and facebook message that I have been receiving since 12am. Its such a great feeling to feel luved by so many friends from everywhere. You are all amazing as well and I luv you all for allowing me to be me....a hand full.

Yes, I am going to enjoy this great day, how can I not, lol. It's my day...I'm a true LIBRA if you didn't know.

Again, thanks everyone for taking time out of your busy day to send me such special birthday wishes. Can't wait for tonight special night that one of my BESTIE's,  @Jamielyn  Arcega is planning for me @jlscloset.

See Ya Bye & Luv You Mean It...have a GLAMXURIOUS SEXY DAY ON ME, LOL!!!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Stacey Bendet 4 am Finds: Alexander McQueen

How cute is this little clutch bag? Edgy yet dainty, Alexander McQueen's Hell's Knuckleduster Box Clutch is a great accessory for those fashionistas not on a budget. Can be purchased at for a mere $2,325.00. Loves it!

See Ya!
Miss Sassy

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Pink Pout Trend Continues Into Fall Brides

Bright, Barbie-pink lips were the big trend this summer and this fall the juicy-pink colored lip trend will stay for brides. Many destination brides will be on the beach somewhere in Hawaii, Mexico, South Pacific or the Caribbean wearing a variety of pink lip colors. Fuchsia pink (OCC Lip Tar in Anime) is a fun, girly lip color that, thankfully, looks great on all skin tones. Bubble gum pinks to more vibrant pinks are ever so yummy, especially when topped off with a touch of lip gloss.

When taking that pink-lady pledge, don't forget to coat your nails (PritiNYC in Fire Candle) with an electric tropical nail polish. It's definitely so ultra femme. Plus, the groom will always say, “I DO” to a sexy vinyl, shiny pink pout.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar $12.50
PritiNYC $10.00

Written by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis About

Photo courtesy of Jerome Holmes Photography
Model: Tranae with BGD Agency

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also a L'OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. 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. Brandy will also be a special guest makeup artist at BIBI Salon in Harlem, NY / Upper Manhattan, NY in November.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Something Glam, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Bright colors have run rampant on the runways this season. And as with any runway makeup look, brides will be anxious to try the latest trends. Bright colors can be tricky, especially on the eyes. The easiest way to emulate the bright colors look without reliving the 80’s is to use colored cream eyeliners. These are fun, playful, and take the dull out of bridal makeup.

This fall to play up the makeup on all my brides I will use colored cream eyeliners and will incorporate the colors like plums, midnight blues, and indigos to give the runway effect that is ready to wear. Both Smashbox and L’OREAL cosmetics have great cream eyeliners that are long wearing and won’t smear or smudge on your wedding day.

They also provide an array of bright colors that will give any glamxurious bride an exciting and cool ways to turn her aisle into a runway.

Smashbox Cream Eyeliner Palette $32.00
Smashbox Cream Metallic Eyeliner Palette $32.00

L'OREAL Professional Studio Secret HIP Cream Truth Eyeliner $11.99

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently reside in New Orleans but will be relocating to New York. Brandy is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. 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.

Written by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Picture courtsey of SEPHORA
Picture courtsey of L'OREAL

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Shoe Envy: Burberry and British In Style Magazine

Now that fall has arrived and winter is right around the corner, ladies its time to revamp our boot game. I love these straight jacket buckle boots by Burberry. Not only are they edgy but they still exude sexy and can easily go from day to night. Seen on Nicole Richie in British InStyle Magazine.

See Ya!!
Miss Sassy

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Shoe Envy: Fever Shoes

Love, love, love this shoe. Designed by Atlanta native Natischa Harvey, Tiff by Fever Shoes, is definitely hot and sexy. Seen on Angela Simmons and Raven Simone, just to name a few, this fairly reasonably priced beauty is a must have this holiday season. Ranging between $200-$275 how can you pass up this deal, but you will have to wait because they are already on back order. Check out for more of Natischa's fierce designs from sneakers to fall boots, to great party pumps.

See Ya!!
Miss Sassy

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Day at BIBI Salon in Harlem, NY

Many of you know I was busy working Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. But what many of you guys may not know that I was also a special guest makeup artist at BIBI Salon in Harlem.

BIBI Salon is a new, modern gem in Harlem owned by Celebrity Hair Stylist Maisha Teacher. Maisha is a 18 year internationally veteran who specializes in healthy hair. Her favorite and only hair product line she will carry is; PHYTO. I love that Maisha has taken a chance to bring her love and passion of hair to Harlem. Now, ladies don't have to travel so far into the city to receive a great cut, color, style and even a manicure or pedicure....she's carrying PRITI NYC.

Maisha says she will continue to freelance but plan to bring her top clients to her new salon. While getting pamper it was good to see many FAB behind the scene faces in the industry stop by to get their tresses done. One of the video director from Essence Magazine was getting her washed, cut, and styled in a very cute short bob. One of the ladies from the NBA was getting her hair color just in time for fall. Even the FAB Jai Jai from the Nectar Bar stopped by to say hi.

With all of the new renovation ladies never have to leave out of Harlem...when you walk out of BIBI Salon you're now ready for Harlem Fashion Row....I'll see you in November so book your makeup services now.

2220 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10026
212.932.2221 Fax

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Makeup Artist who currently reside in New Orleans but will be relocating to New York. Brandy is also a L'OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. 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.

I'm a Barbie Girl!!!!

Dolly Forever Barbie

Cat Burglar Barbie

OMG how cute are these!!!! Christian Louboutin not only makes FABULOUS shoes and purses, but now he has come out with his very own limited edition collector's item Barbie Dolls! I swear I have liked died and went to heaven. Each doll comes with four pair of red sole louboutins, bag and its own box. Retailing for $150 at A perfect gift for all the fashion and Barbie lovers. I just love Stacey Bendet's 4 am finds.

See Ya!!!!
Miss Sassy

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fashion Insider: Celerity Makeup Artist Talks Career & Beauty Tips

Recently, The Fashion Insider Magazine caught up with Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy for a revealing interview. Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, a L’Oréal Paris Pro Makeup Artist, is making a huge buzz on the streets of New Orleans, New York, and Miami. Brandy who describes her style as “GLAMXURIOUS,” has been featured in Essence, Vibe, People, Modern Bride, and Teen Vogue magazines just to name a few. Brandy will also be working for 2010 Mercedes Benz Fashion week in New York.

Interviewed By Nikki Wattie of Fashion Insider. Read the interview here.

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is now based out of New York and part time she is in New Orleans. She is also a L’OREAL Paris Pro-Makeup Artist. Brandy writes for Anti-Bride and Destination I Do bridal magazine. Brides can book Brandy makeup service in New York, Miami, and New Orleans for their weddings. Brandy is also the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh Magazine in the St. Thomas and POIZE Magazine based out of Canada. Follow Brandy on Twitter and read all of her glamxurious tweets.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Essence Magazine with Street Style at Fashion Week

After leaving the InStyle Lounge I walked across to The Lincoln Center. @Essenceonline was filming their Street Style segment and asked me to be a part.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Priti NYC at BIBI Salon in New York

During Essence Music Festival in July 2010, Maisha Teacher owner of BiBi Salon and I were talking backstage about her salon opening. We discussed all the different products to carry and I shared with her my favorite nail polish company called PRITI NYC. PRITI NYC is an organic non-toxic nail polish line own by Kim D'Amato. PRITI NYC has a sexy following from A-List celebrities to trendy fashionista. Just last week many of the models fingers were painted backstage at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

So if you want to keep up with the latest look in nail colors this fall, stop by BIBI Salon in Upper Manhattan/Harlem.

My favorite summer nail color from PRITI NYC this fall will be; Stemless Gentian...a dark purple/grape color.

Picture courtesy of PRITI NYC
Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is based out of New York & New Orleans. Brandy is also a L'OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. Follow her GLAMXURIOUS tweets on twitter.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Having a Dirty Burger with a Skinny Girl Margarita

"GIRLS NIGHT OUT" at Thunder Jackson's in the Village was so much fun. Melissa Paldino, Diana Manzanares and myself wanted to do something that was just relaxed and casual. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and NY Fashion Week has been really busy for us all so we just wanted to have fun.Heard how great the food was at this spot so
Melissa recommend that I order the famous DIRTY BURGER and Beer Battered onion rings. I may not look like it but I am a burger girl. Whenever I go out I always order a burger when I don't see anything on the menu. So I was hyped about trying this famous burger.
Well, the order comes out in the DIRTY BURGER is wrapped in newspaper and house ketchup and the delicious truffle mayo. The soft steamed bun will melt in your mouth.The DIRTY BURGER has NO: cheese, lettuce and/or onions. The DIRTY BURGER is a damn shame I could have easily eaten 2 more. I have never had anything like it before in my life.  The beer battered onion rings was really good, very golden in crispy just like I like.
Our first 2 drinks of the night was Bethenny Frankel drink The SKINNY GIRL margarita.I really don't know why I bother after eating a burger with onion rings. To say it's suppose to be less calories I must say I actually enjoyed them. Later we moved on to an adult shots; grape vodka. We had a great time...just don't remember much after the 5th shots....

Thunder Jackson's
169 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Elite Insider; Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, Celebrity Makeup Artist

Right before my crazy schedule started for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week I was able to get with Valerie Warrington of Beauty and the Budget. Hope you enjoy the interview....
Brandy Gomez-Duplessis coined the phrase: "Glam Life of a Makeup Artist," and she certainly lives by it. A celebrity makeup artist, she has been featured in numerous media outlets including the Tyra Banks Show, the Style Network, and TLC. She's done makeup for Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Brad Pitt, Fall Out Boy, Usher, Justin Bieber, and singer Deborah Cox among many other celebrities. Her work has been featured in many notable popular magazines like Essence Magazine, Teen People, and Modern Bride.

For a woman who began working as a part time Estee Lauder counter clerk, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has worked hard to make a name for herself in the fashion industry. She's the epitome of an elite insider, and I was so glad to snag an interview with her last week before she scurried off to Fashion Week!

Read the full interview with Valerie Warrington on Beauty and the Budget and follow her on twitter.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Saints Home Opener

This past Thursday was the Saint's season opener against Brett Farve and the Minnesota Vikings. It was a special moment for me and many other die hard fans since that spectacular Superbowl win back in February. NFL themed floats rolled through the French Quarters. Taylor Swift and The Dave Matthews band rocked Jackson square filled with approximately 90,000 people. The Superbowl banner was dropped from the Dome rafters accompanied by fire works and Harry Connick performing When the Saints Go Marching In. The Who Dat chant lead by Drew Brees electrified the Dome sending chills up one's spine. Colbie Caillat blew us away with her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. Anticipation was definitely high for this rematch of the NFC South Championship game, but as the night went on, the performance was only minimal. It was a low scoring game, however, a win is a win. 14-9 and the Saints are still undefeated and the 2009 Superbowl Champs!

See Ya!
Miss Sassy