The backdrop to this amazing show was none other than Miami South Beach, Florida. Very different from where I'm currently living which is Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was beautiful and hot but I enjoyed the pleasant breeze that the ocean brought, it reminded me a lot of Santa Monica, California.
I arrived in Miami on Thursday in the afternoon and stayed at the Marriot Biscayne Bay Hotel in Miami, which was a 10-15 minute drive across the bridge to South Beach. The hotel was beautiful and this was the view from my room:
That's my friend Maria Barreda, who also worked the show. Here's another photo from the balcony
The hotel had good food and our breakfast was included which saved us a pretty penny. After settling in we met most of the team for dinner that night for sushi! We worked on the Make Up For Ever team with James Vincent as the Key Makeup Artist. Other members included: Orlando Santiago, Bethany Townes, Stephanie Flor, Francisco Cathedral, Angelique Velez, Roshar, Mari Shten, and Maria Barreda. It was amazing and an honor to work with a group of talented artists. I worked five shows beginning with Beach Bunny Swimwear.
Here's the look that was created for this beautiful line:
Now, let me explain something. All Key Artists are not the same, when working for/with someone for the first time, they may not have you work on a full face first. And that's not to say that you aren't capable of doing so but it's wherever they need you at that time. Some may have you just clean brushes, do only lips, body makeup, etc. For this collection, Maria and I were responsible for the liner and lash applications. Doing this allowed for us as a team to be able to get the models done in a faster time frame.
|From left to right: Maria Barreda, Bethany Townes, ME, and Stephanie Flor.|
And here's the show:
The next day we did two designers. The first was Dolores Cortes, the look was colorful and vivid but lips were kept natural.
The second designer was Aqua Di Lara. The look was so beautiful with a sultry sexy edge. This was the show that I did a full face, and this was my beautiful model:
On my last day, which was Sunday. The team worked two designers:
The look for this show was very natural with gold, brown, and taupe colors.
The last designer I worked was Luxe by Lisa Vogel:
This is also the day that the weather acted out on the fashion world and started raining like cats and dogs. We were all thankful that the tent didn't cave in, although we did encounter a leak or two. The show went on as planned. Overall, I had an amazing time and experience. The models were nice, the team I was fortunate to be apart of was the BEST!!!! Mr. James Vincent was an AMAZING leader who I can't begin to thank enough.
Last but not least, if you're ever in Miami Beach, you MUST go to the Famous David's Cafe Cuban Cuisine. The food and flavor is so good, I went there twice once I tried the Churrasco, they have a small one called baby Churrasco and the next time I went I tried the Masas de Puerco which is marinated fried pork chunks, both were seasoned WELL!!! I hope you all have enjoyed my journey down memory lane.