A Quick Update from Charleston Weddings’ Spring Bridal Show – #CHSWEDWEEK

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be connected with the Charleston Fashion Week organization! This week I’ve been doing make-up with their Spring Bridal Show. It’s fabulous, as you would imagine. And I’m worn out … but this is what I live for! Whether it’s a fashion week in Charleston or New York — or maybe make-up for your wedding — being able to help bring out people’s natural beauty is what makes me come alive.

Here’s a photo from the week:


New York Fashion Week is NEXT WEEK.

I am beyond excited to be doing makeup at New York Fashion Week with Ashley Brook Perryman’s team!

You can keep up with us by following the hashtags #TeamABP and #NYFW on Facebook and Instagram. I’ll also post with #BarbieNYFW. It’s going to be amazing!

Here’s the full schedule.

Here’s a photo of me and some of my fellow makeup artists from Charleston Fashion Week 2016.

Team ABP at Charleston Fashion Week 2016


Quick Peek from Charleston Fashion Week 2015

{Glittery Glam} we’re getting ready to rock the runway for the MUSC Luncheon! #Gwynns #CHSFW #MUSC

A photo posted by Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant (@gwynnsofmtp) on

Quick Look: Smokey Eye

It’s easy when you can use your beautiful daughter as a model to practice smokey eye, full face requirements for Charleston Fashion Week, 2013. (I think I had to bribe her though!). xoxo

OK, so how many of these apply to you?

Too funny…nailed it! Click through to see the rest of these. You will laugh your mascara off 😉

time to go to bed

Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/makeup-truths

Charleston Fashion Week

CFW tshirtbarbie-with-james-vincentWhen preparing this post, I kept saying, “This is all about the journey. I’m too old for it to be a dream!” Wait a minute … no I’m not. We all can dream no matter what our age is. But for me, this is God’s plan and the dream is that it fits me. It certainly didn’t fit my plans climbing this mountain to get here, that’s for sure. But I kept my faith and I listened really hard to the chapter God wanted me to pay close attention to. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I’d be doing makeup with the world renown makeup artist, James Vincent!
This is part of a letter I was asked to write for feedback:

First off, I truly feel so blessed to have been in the presents of such a great and inspirational mentor as James. For him to take the time to care and give back to the industry and to aspiring artist that may never see the likes of the Met. and NYFW, speaks volumes of the man and who he is. To be honest, when I first spoke with you I had know idea about the 12 openings for the opportunity to assist James for the NYFW shows. I was just so excited to be “jumping on the band wagon” and to be taking a workshop under the world renown James Vincent, let alone assist. Shoot? It really didn’t hit me till the end of the day that this was part of the workshop.

As for the workshop, I had a good idea about runway work because of Charleston Fashion Week. The program was great giving a good overview of what runway work is all about. That is, the do’s and don’ts, about timing, working together, and a very fast pace. I think we were running out of time, because this class needed help on certain applications, but I would love to have learn more from the man, what he uses, what he likes, and his how’s and whys. For example kits, love that, and I could have listened to him for hours there. But hey, I could sit and listen to him for hours upon hours.


This video will make you think…and probably cry.

I saw this and just had to share. Yes, I help improve ladies’ appearance. But nothing is more important or valuable than your own sense of inner beauty. Cultivate that and my job is so much easier. You need to believe you are beautiful!