The have a retro cool vibe reminiscent of the 80"s but then at closer inspection it screams of a style more present and beyond. I knew right away the first thing I wanted to do for makeup was two totally opposite looks but with color. I told them my ideas and they loved it. Thank God they were cool twins who don't have to be alike all the time. I really like these young ladies--well I like anyone who keeps it moving--you know. They are proactive in every sense of the word.
|The very funky work of NOUS SOMMES|
Also at Studio D there was three boys from France who designed "Nous Sommes" another funky jewelry line. Face pendants of famous people that were amazing--and I sooooo wanted one, especially the Grace Jones--hint hint :) I had fun using my very broken French to try and communicate with them--it wasn't good hahahaha but they were sweet. At least one of them spoke English and had the patience to listen to my many failed attempts.
On the fabulous side there was fashion stylist Ugo Munzie doing his thing as usual. The thing about Ugo I love is he always manages to pull clothes that allow the artist to be who they are and who they'd like to be. Never over-powering in his own personal style, he's just straight forward decisive, talented and a joy--love him His assistant Devar--welllll people, he's beyond Fab-u-lous. As a team we all connect on look and style--we all get each other and that just makes my day.
|L-R Devar, Teyana, Darryl & Ugo Munzie|
|Me and the lovely Teyana|
The "Look" for Teyana was more soft--I just wanted her features to shine--not crazy color or pattern. So earth-tones was the way I wanted to go ala DeShawn. She has an amazing spirit, tenacious attitude, she's smart, talented-- and well, beauty is obvious. No one puts this baby in the corner, I can tell you that. And to make it even better I got to meet her mom (with a fresh and fabulous new hair cut) She is just as beautiful and amazing as her daughter I could clearly see where Teyana gets it all. Miss Taylor came with MTV in tow recording the events of the day along with more magazine people, more press people streaming in and out of STUDIO D. At the end of the day--it turned out to be such a lovely--(long-ass) but lovely day. I got to meet some new people--who left wonderful and funny memories with me I will have for the rest of my days
Oh and how in the world could I forget--this day would not have been complete, without my two assistants Miss Mahogany and Miss Celine----THANK YOU LADIES