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Atlanta, GA. May 26, 2008
Question: HOW DO YOU SPELL GLAM IN THE “HOLLYWOOD SOUTH”?
Answer: B - G - D
Those in the know know that in pursuit of your best reflection book celebrity make up artist Brandy Gomez Duplessis. That is exactly what happened when the Style Networks hottest family of fashion The Kardashians (Kris Jenner, Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian) visited the Big Easy for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) annual national convention The Cable Show '08. Also in Louisiana shooting a film, Kim Kardashian was pleased to discover that Brandy offers professional GLAM services on a level that she loves and looks forward to their next GLAM session.
Keeping up with the Kardashians – was the assignment on Monday May 19th for BGD Make Up Artistry Studio. After wrapping up another L'Oreal tour Brandy Gomez-Duplessis was in the right place creatively to rise to the occasion and shine. Brandy was armed with fresh new selections for summer from her developing line of cosmetics “Queen B” (the only line suited for such regality). BGD was assisted by GLAM squad members LA make up artist Jessica Deben and New Orleans hair stylists Cara Rost and Nicole Gaudin. Brandy successfully nailed edgy chic Kris Jenner’s signature smokey eyes. The reveals inspired high fives, hugs and smooches. She “loved her lips”. Kris graciously accepted a gift of 8 glosses from the “Queen B” line of cosmetics. When it came to Khloe, it was all about the eyes that day. Kourtney’s make up was done by Jessica and was also glamtastic.
Right: Kim’s look displays soft summer pastels featuring angel by MAC her favorite lipstick topped off with BGD’s most popular gloss Diamond $15. You know what they say ladies “diamonds are a girls best friend”. For an extra dash of GLAM on a hot summer night add lip sparklettes “Diamond & Pixie” $15 or her wet lip gloss $12 . Both products are available for purchase at BGD’s new GLAM studio on Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans.
Mirror – Mirror – best describes the celebrity make up artist’s eagerly awaited new studio. Beyond the richly pleated georgette Austrian sheer glamour panels on 3613 Magazine Street is BGD Makeup Artistry Studio. A collection of reflective surfaces from antique floor mirrors to sleek modern mosaic lighting set the mood. Her personal collection of music, carefully placed spotlights and chandeliers set the tone for a truly Divalicious experience. Even if you’re not a celebrity the Hollywood GLAM effect of the stylish contemporary décor, hottest product selections and pampering services offered will have clients feeling like one in an instant. If you’re not sure what to expect, open your eyes. The writing is on the wall in this studio. Engrained in the design plan are various displays from Brandy’s signature body of work. Professional services available are; air brush makeup, basic makeup, eye-lash extensions and brow shaping. These services are offered by appointment only. For studio details and pricing info visit www.bgdmakeupartistry.com
BRANDY GOMEZ DUPLESSIS – is a household name amongst the old and the new New Orleans. After closing her makeup store in New Orleans two years ago, she has decided to expand nationally. Four months after Hurricane Katrina, Gomez-Duplessis worked at Jose' Eber's salon in Houston's Post Oak area. Since then she has been freelancing and traveling looking for a new place to perform her craft and grow her business. For over 10 years her makeup brushes have touched many faces from the famous Jordin Sparks, Deborah Cox, Hornets Player Chris Paul, Mayor C. Ray Nagin, Access Hollywood Maria Menounos, Football Players Brett Favre and Reggie Bush, R&B Singer Usher, Essence, People, Teen People and Paper City magazine and made appearances on Style Network "How Do I Look", TLC, The Tyra Banks Show has toured with L'Oreal Cosmetics, travled to Mexico with Planet Beach for a photo shoot, and was the Official Makeup Artist for The NBA All-Star in 2008. Despite the increase in high profile work, she maintains one of her favorite make up staples: weddings. Brandy has painted many of New Orleans' elite brides, and destination brides. She has travel out of the country for 50% of the weddings she does; her bridal make up is legendary. With elaborate wedding packages (one time applications-all day services), flawless make up, brides have booked her as far in advance as two years.
“Overall I was honored to have worked with them. I am just glad that finally the beauty and fashion industry has stop looking at me as just a New Orleans Makeup Artist and now as just a National Makeup Artist” - BGD
With another L’Oreal tour under her belt, a re-established presence on Magazine Street (one of the hottest shopping districts in the city) and Keeping up with the Kardashian’s one wonders how she does it. To learn more about the life and style of BGD visit www.insidethelifeofamakeupartist.blogspot.com