The blog is back! Fashion Week was flanked by some really big projects so I’ve got a lot of cool stuff to catch you up on. I’m coming off three weeks without a day off and mostly 4 hours of sleep, but I watched an episode of The Rachel Zoe Project online, and in the closing credits she references working 40 days in a row. I’d die.
For Project Runway S08, E03, the challenge was to use unconventional techniques and materials from the party store for a red carpet look. Unfortunately for Casanova, he ended up in the bottom three, but while the judges said his gown failed to come together elegantly, they admitted he has lots ideas, and he accepted their criticism with humility, an eagerness to learn, and a bit of class.
One of his fabulous ideas that didn’t get featured on the show, can be seen in the extended judging on MyLifetime.com. All three judges agreed it was uber-cool, and a Project Runway first, when Casanova asked the L’Oreal makeup team to use a paper doily as a stencil and give model, Sarae, a set of painted on lace gloves. After some experimentation with an airbrush, we found the most effective technique was to use a sponge tipped applicator and the black cream eyeliner for opaque shapes, and black shadow with a brush for a veil of color. Casanova wasn’t afraid to get his own hands dirty and jumped right in to give this bit of body painting his personal touch.
Watch this clip for a close up, and unanimously favorable reactions from the judges.
So who’s Dinosaur Jr? Well, be glad this band, originally from Amherst, MA, wrote “Keep the Glove”. If they hadn’t I might have gone with the title “Whether or nor you liked it then you should have put a glove on it”. I’d die.
Andrew Sotomayor is a celebrity makeup artist in New York who’s worked with Juliette Binoche, Kerry Washington, Melissa George, Saffron Burrows, Rose Byrne, Justin Kirk, Jonathan Groff and champion boxer Andre Berto. His clients have appeared on Project Runway, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Good Day New York, and CNN. He’s created the makeup for Victoria Beckham’s denim and eyewear look books, and assisted on fashion shows for Dior, Diesel, Marchesa, and Project Runway. Magazines like Marie Claire, Latina, Shape, InStyle, Glamour, People, numerous blogs have interviewed him, and he’s appeared on television for Access Hollywood. Andrew leads makeup artistry workshops for the students at The High School of Fashion Industries. See his work at DramaFreeMakeup.com