When my friends Lianne Farbes and Kristin Booker announced they’d be cohosting a party called Cocktails and Couture, I knew that I had to be there to support my amigas, and that I wanted to look special. You can’t show up to a beauty and fashion blogger soiree without turning it OUT!
This was my look for the evening! Allow me to break it down for ya. Let’s start with the makeup.
I stopped by Sephora Herald Square to get a gift for a friend, and after I saw the battalion of makeup artists I felt inspired to get my face done there. Here’s how it works – you buy a $50 giftcard (which you could totally then use towards your purchase), and sign up for an appointment. I let the ladies know I was in a hurry and they hooked me up with an artist within 10 minutes! And she airbrushed my makeup – that was the first time I ever had it done!
If you’re ever at Sephora Herald Square, ask for Thalisha. She is AWESOME. AND she mentioned that she is also a singer, and I believe that this is her!
LOVING my earrings by Peace Images, BTW!
foundation, blush etc – Temptu airbrush makeup
mascara – Lancome Hypnose Drama
badass red lipstick – Illamasqua
Temptu is AMAZING. My look lasted ALL night long. And that red lip, honey it was a WRAP. Even certified red-lip expert Felicia of This That Beauty gave me props later!
And my outfit:
sequined tank – Lane Bryant
Wide belt – Torrid (no longer available)
fabulous amazing skirt – custom made for me by Chicago designer Kahindo Mateene of Modahnik
shoes – sparkly lovely Pons Quintana flats by Scarpasa
bag – Betsey Johnson, Betseyville (no longer available).
I knew I wanted something truly amazing and distinctive. I wanted to wear something nobody else would be wearing. And I wanted to represent an up and coming indie designer. Kahindo Mateene is a Chicago-based, African designer who did absolutely amazing work for the Red Pump Project fashion show. When she heard that I’d be going to a party at Ted Gibson’s salon – as a big huge fan of his and of Real Housewives, she did her best and made this amazing ruffled skirt for me in TWO DAYS. She has SKILLS, y’all.
Expect to hear lots more about Modahnik here on Afrobella – she is amazingly talented! Click here to check out her lookbook at Modahnik.com, click here to like her Facebook page, and click here to follow Modahnik on Twitter!
Much thanks and love to Scarpasa, Peace Images, and Modahnik for their generous sponsorship during New York Fashion Week.
What do you think, bellas?
Stay tuned for post #2 – my Cocktails and Couture event recap!