I spent my Friday night in New York working and celebrating with one of the most fabulous woman I know that work in the fashion industry, Felita Harris. I arrived to Hotel Andaz, a chic boutique hotel in midtown Manhattan. When I arrived to her room it was such a beautiful setting waiting for me even though it was really for Felita. A makeup artist dream that all their clients would greet them with red roses and Ruinart champagne. I think her boyfriend did a great job setting up tonight celebration. So many favorite things I don't know which item was the best that he arranged.
I loved this birthday gift where Felita could choose from the three European cooking schools where she would like to go in learn how to cook.
Ruinart champagne is a remarkable tasting wine. It's exceptional aroma palette is made up of pineapple, pink peppercorn, citron, lemon, jasmine, ginger and cardamon. Almost sounding like notes from a beautiful perfume.
A few pieces of the jewelry that Felita will wear tonight. She's always traveling all over the world with her job I'm sure she brought these pieces in a fabulous country.
I decided to set up to do her makeup in the bathroom because the lighting & counter space was best. I just wanted to work in the room with the most rose petals.
Boyfriend had more champagne delivered to the room while she was getting glam for her party.
Felita's assistant text me a picture of her dress in advanced so I knew what look I wanted to create for her tonight. In person the dress is just glamxurious. My inspiration for the look was the golden globe statuette. I wanted Felita to look effortlessly pretty with a soft sultry eye in a sheer pink cheek in lip followed by flirty individual lashes. After makeup I bronzed her skin for a gorgeous glow on her flawless brown skin.
After I finished getting Felta glam her older sister Tracey came by and I help her with her makeup as well.Tracey is a talented producer best known for reality shows like; Being Bobby Brown, The Houstons & Boston Finest. I've worked with Tracey a few times of some of her projects. While we were wrapping up Felita received a surprise video from her boyfriend giving her a sneak peek of what the table setting looked like over at the luxurious Beauty & Essex restaurant. He did an amazing job with dressing the table at this lavish restaurant. Side note, women can received a complimentary glass of champagne in the ladies room...now I know why there's a meeting in the ladies room.
Continue to enjoy the rest of the pictures, I hope it gives you an in sight of Felita's fabulous evening surrounded by 20 of her great friends.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FELTA!!!!
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Connecticut Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in living in Connecticut with her husband and 2 kids. She was recently diagnosed with SLE Lupus but she keeps her lupus maintain while still doing what she loves and that's makeup. Brandy resume is like the who's who, she has done makeup on and for; Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico Magazine, Polo Player Nacho Figueras, Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Usher, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan 2015 Holiday campaign, and Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime "Project Runway" Promo Photo shoot, E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show in New York & Miami, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L'OREAL Paris, Project Runway Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L'OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.