Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Day at Couture Designer Harold Clarke

This afternoon I took my daughter Envy to get fitted for her prom dress. Because I wanted her to wear the best I knew her first dress had to be couture and from the best. I made an appointment for her to visit Couture Designer Harold Clarke showroom. A little over 13 years I have painted many faces...young, old, teens, young adults, models, celebrities, and many more. I have helped dress so many brides in today I was finally dressing my daughter for one of her big events in her life.

We really didn't have a certain dress in mind because I wanted Mr. Clarke to select what he knew would be a perfect fit for Envy. Like back in the days Mr. Clarke just grabbed some materials in went to work just pinning the expensive fabric into an amazing dress.

Harold Clarke has dressed so many ladies for their special events; brides for their weddings, Mardi Gras balls, MISS USA, MISS TEEN, Red Carpet events, celebrities and so many more. To see him working on my ladybug made me tear up a lot.

Mr. Clarke was very satisfied with what he had put together at the first fitting, he grabbed his camera so later he could revisit the look to help him complete the dress on her next fitting. I love what he was able to do on just the first fitting. I must say my baby girl looks STUNNING!

Monday, April 26, 2010

eco friendly, neutral nails for high wattage aisle style

Here comes the bride, sashaying down the aisle with her shimmering champagne nails. A fabulous neutral undertone bridal nail color that I think looks great on any hand is “Hardy Water Lily” by @PritiNYC glamxurious color that will enhance the bling on your hand and compliment your wedding day accessories. This silver gold polish is a perfect spring color for runways, the fashion page, or white sandy beaches and Priti NYC offers a variety of luxurious shades for any destination wedding. Make sure you paint your hands with one of their luxurious colors on your special day.

Priti NYC is an eco-friendly non-toxic nail polish founded by Kim D’Amato in 2005 to change the world one manicure at a time. Their polishes are named after flowers and plants. They are fast drying, chip resistant, and have a high shine.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Goodbye and Hello

Goodbye 20's and helloooo 30's. Last month I celebrated my 30th birthday and what better way to bring in my 30's than in the city that never sleeps, home to Mr. Wayne Newton, Las Vegas baby! And I must say I celebrated in a grand way, MGM Grand Skylofts that is. Me and those closest to me departed for a weekend of fun, pampering and luxury. I wasn't sure what to expect from the Skylofts, but it definitely surpassed any and all expectations I could think of. Perched atop the 29th floor, this two-story, 2 bedroom, 3,000 sq ft. loft was everything a girl could ask for besides diamonds. My very own personal concierge and butlers to attend to my every need, my own Maybach 62 and chauffeur, and all the Bvlagri spa products I desired. The loft was loaded with 9 plasma TVs, infinity edge Jacuzzi tubs, 5 head shower with built in steam room, billiard room, two living rooms, media room, massive walk-in closets, formal dining room, Bang and Olufsen electronics, and etc. I mean I can go on and on and on. The Skylofts are truly where anything is possible and where nothing can't be arranged. Besides the nostalgia of literally having a home away from home, I did manage to get in some shopping, gambling, pampering at the Grand Spa and clubbing. We hit Studio 54 on Friday night and Beso's (Eva Longoria's restaurant) and Eve (Eve's club above the restaurant) on Saturday night. Sunday we had the pleasure of eating breakfast at the Mansion, which is the MGM's villas, exclusive to the high rollers and celebrities. This trip made turning 30 not so bad after all. I guess 30 is the new 20' Check out a few pics below (way tooo many to post, sorry).

See ya!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Shoe Envy of the Week!!!!

I'm so loving these booties by the late Alexander McQueen worn by Mrs. Sasha Fierce! They run for about $1300 but being as though this is the one of the last designs by the great McQueen, I definitely think its worth the splurge. This pic reminds of the Bonnie and Clyde video. You ready

See Ya!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Big Easy Awards

Earlier this morning I had a photo shoot with Woman's Day Magazine. But I had to make it back into New Orleans because my call time for The Big Easy Awards was for 4:30pm. Fashion stylist @jlscloset was a life saver by putting together my clothing. She had everything laid out for me at the office. The event took place at The Sugar Mill right across from the Convention Center. This was my third time working with Gambit Weekly doing hair & makeup for The Big Easy Awards. I always enjoy working with Gambit Weekly...Margo in the staff are always good to me. After a 16 hour day I was exhausted but had a great time.

Dressing up Your Destination Bridal Do

The most glamluxurious hair accessories a bride can dream about has been seen gracing many Hollywood starlets on the red carpet. Jen and Jamie at, two eclectic stylists based out of Los Angeles create the most fancy hair accessories. Some of their pieces remind me of what Carrie Bradshaw would rock. If you wanna feel a little Carrie on your wedding day, I am sure you will find many fashionable couture vintage pieces that can be worn down the aisle.

BAN.DO - girls just wanna have fun!

No. 24 (pictured above) $165
A halo of white silk ribbon wrapped wire adorned with a large silk spider mum and a spray of white feathers.

No. 110 (pictured above) $165
We created this gorgeous crystal applique after finding a similar vintage brooch in jen’s closet. The applique sits atop a satin headband.

No. 60 (pictured above) $95
For the greek goddess in you! Some call this spectacular beaded piece a feather and some call it a leaf . . . we call it AH-MAY-ZING! The piece sits atop a satin headband.

No. 115 (pictured above) $225
Can you say glam? Four unapologetically glamorous rows of Austrian crystal are finished with sparkly elastic to ensure a perfect fit. As Seen In LA Times beyond the veil.

No. 111 (pictured above) $130
A little corsage for your head. 3 darling off white silk flowers are hand sewn to a wire comb.

Words by New Orleans & Miami Celebrity Make-up Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis