Friday, August 1, 2008

Atlanta International Fashion Week - Fashion Show

Happy Friday!

Boy am I glad it's the weekend. Even though I really don't have a chance to sleep in, lol. It's another busy weekend for me. Last night I did a fashion show and didn't get home till 1am! It was a lot of fun...luckily my two best friends came to assist me. They were really helpful. I taught them eyebrows, lips, prepping and foundation...at the end they were pretty darn good!

As for the weekend, here's what I have planned:
Friday afternoon: Nothing makeup related and I did this on purpose! There was a possible photoshoot but I had to pull out because i'm overexerting myself and just too tired. It was TFP anyhow, so we can reschedule.
Saturday: 8:30am starting makeup for a shoot. The client is flying in front out of town after her friend recommended me to her. 1pm-4pm: I've having a group of 3 girls getting their makeup done--one of them was a youtube fan and she's bringing her two girlfriends for some makeover fun as well. 4pm onward...another shoot. After that, birthday activities for my bestie's birthday. Don't want to spill the beans because she might read my blog!
Sunday: 11am makeup begins for a shoot that will last till 7pm.

Busy Busy Busy!

So back to the original post. Speaking of Fashion Shows, last Friday I participated in Atlanta International Fashion Week. From the fashion shows I've been to so far, I've come to expect long hours and a little bit of craziness, lol. I did about 12 people, both male and female. It was a good experience because I'm learning to do makeup quick! Of course, male models are a lot easier to do so that helps. Here are some pics!

Here I am ready and set up at my makeup station. As soon as I got there all these models kept following me so I could do their makeup, lol. I think it's because I wore really bright makeup to show off the skills. I believe that if you're a makeup artist, you have to make sure your makeup is on point whenever you're on a job. After all, you wouldn't go to a dentist with jacked up teeth would you? On my eyes I'm wearing bright sunshine e/s, full fushia blush, the purple e/s from the pandamonium quad, MAC lashes and Hollywood Nights lipstick with the matching fushia lipglass.




The first person to sit in my chair. She was a publicist of my friend who's a designer. She wanted something natural yet pretty. I went to my fallback--amber lights and carbon e/s. Too bad I didn't get an after look because she looked gorgeous!




One of the male models checking out my work. I just evened out his skin tone with my Cinema Secrets foundation. Looks like he's not wearing makeup right?




Backstage getting ready...hair stylists, makeup artists, models galore! Hectic!



Working on Dominique, a model from the Czech Republic. We were talking about adding a little warmth to his skin with the subtle use of bronzer.



Working on another model...I'm giving her pink and purple eyes.




Some of the models I painted up... working the runway!







At the very end...fitting in one of the show's fashion designers last minute! She's trying to eat some Sun Chips at the same time because there wasn't time to eat!




Me and the BF at the end of the show. He was doing photography. Glad to be done!

26 comments:

xoxo Jaimie said...

Great Shots! You and Mike look so cute!

Nic Nic said...

cute picture of you and your bf!

the fashion show looks awesome, must be so cool to work with different nationalities, male and female models! I thought you looked cute with your name printed on your tee :D

mina said...

Awesome work RenRen! I really love that second picture. It shows the beautiful colors you have on your eyes!

Sharon Rose said...

Oh very well done-you are soo skillful and professional! have a great weekend!!

Seymone said...

Great job ren ren.. I feel as though I am doing a disservice to my clients, I need to get some cinema secrets.. I usually use MAC stick or full coverage(which I love.) That cinema secret looks like it is packing coverage but it looks so natural.. I need a link or something.. Hook a sista up

Tracy said...

Looks like you have a busy weekend ahead of you! Happy birthday to your bestie! That fashion show looked like a lot of fun. Great pics!

Fei said...

YES. Hair around the neck is like wearing a neck sweater! So hot...

You look uber cute "in action." :)

Ethereal Prey said...

wow your man is TALL! Looks like you had a good show!

Roselyn said...

when am i getting my 'makeup by ren ren' tshirt, huh?! you looked very glam here while glamming everyone else up! great job!

MakeupByRenRen said...

jaimie: awww thanks!

nic nic: he he that's the shirt i wear too all my gigs...the bf got it for me!

mina: i'm glad u could see it, i got kinda worried that u couldnt

sharonrosepixi: thanks u too!

seymone: coming to ur page now...

tracy: i'll let her know u said happy bday!

fei: u know exactly what i mean!

ethereal prey: lol yah he's like 6'4 or somethin

roselyn: girl when i get them mass produced you'll be the first one!

CupcakeLove said...

Your boyfriend is a GREAT photographer ! & extremely tall :)

Great work on the models you did !

I'm such a fan of your youtube&blog .. but never commented till now :)

alien man?! said...

ROAR your man is HAWT!!! and YOU omg REN RENNN I AM SOOO PROUD OF YOUUU!!! I'm so excited that you were part of Fashion Week! Wow, your resume is looking REALLY GOOD. Have you started building an online portfolio, yet? YOU SHOULD

Aleca said...

You are such an inspiration... and look at all that you have accomplished, must have bee exhilirating! Have fun this weekend girl.

mayaari said...

that was so awesome :) i'm so happy for you for being able to be a part of all of that!

and you and your bf look so cute - he's like a foot taller than you! :)

Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net said...

awww.. you guys look so cute! keep up the great job sis. it's very inspiring. definitely one reason of motivation on why i can't wait to be back in CA where my good friend and i are going to pair up and really take ourselves up a notch... oh boy. now i said it, hah.

Anne @ yummiebitez.com said...

awww your bf is soo sweet and supportive. he's also your personal in action photographer. you both are just sooo cute!

congratulations on all your gigs! I seriously don't know how you do it with your 9-5 job either. you're superrrrrr

Askmewhats said...

You looked so pretty! I love the flowers!!!

And you are so busy but you still managed to look so gorgeous!! Congrats for another great job!

CoutureCarrie said...

Really exciting, girl! Great work!
And I love the purple flower in your hair :)

xoxox,
CC

Tia said...

Wow, that all looked really exciting! I would be following you around to do my makeup too, with the skills you have, I admired your bold eye shadow colors! You looked fabulous, of course! And even in the last pic, w/ the bf.. you didn't even look like you broke a sweat, awesome update. And very cute pic of you and the bf!

Beauty is Androgynous said...

That does look exciting. Look at you all in your element gettin down to business!

Dominican Enigma said...

you remind me so much of mally.

Vanessa said...

so cute sis! looks like fun! and you look so pretty! wow you must have been tired at the end of the day! they all look great! and nice pic of you and the bf!

Wes said...

Looks like a very successful shoot! Great job... Love your shirt btw...!!

Paint Me Gorgeous said...

hey ur using CD as mixing palette. funky haha but in case ur interested in buying a stainless steel one graftobian has it, if i haven't mistaken. :)

Mrs. Brookaltimore said...

Oh, you look so pretty in those pictures. You are so very talented. =)

LadyJane said...

Yet another busy night for ya. Do you remember how many models you end up working on? You and your bf are so cute together :)