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Andie Sleeman spring fashion week look interview

We would like to thank Andie SleemanOrlando area makeup artist, for submitting her spring fashion week inspired makeup look.  Below is her interview regarding her look.

Examiner: What trends have you noticed on the runways for fashion week that inspired the look you created for us today?

Andie:  The looks were all over the place this year.  Everything from smokey eyes (Chanel, Galliano, Marc Jacobs), to a bold pink or orange lip (Fendi, Diane von Furstenberg, Marni), to a natural bare face (Alexander McQueen, Elie Saab), and a colorful pop on the eyes (Valentino, Vivienne Westsood, Christian Dior).  One thing every look had in common was beautiful skin.  For me the bright bold colors are what initially caught my eye.

Examiner:  Was there a particular style that captured your fancy or were you drawn to a few of them? In other words, was it an easy choice to select your inspiration?

Andie:  I pulled from many of the looks we saw going down the 2011 SS runways.  There is a nice way to combined a bright smokey eye, with a bold lip and beautiful skin, I feel like I was able to accomplish that with this look today.

Examiner:  How long have you been a makeup artist?

Andie: Three years.

Examiner:  How did you get started in the industry?

Andie:  I went for formal training.  After schooling I became a regional makeup artist with a national cosmetic company.  From there I entered the world of fashion and commercial makeup artistry.

Examiner:  Do you feel your training has helped you further your career? If yes, how so? Networking, skills, etc.?

Andie:  I feel there are so many other great resources out there to learn from (books, magazines, websites, seminars, apprenticing, testing, etc.) that formal training is not a necessity in today’s industry.  Most of what I have learned has been from continuous research, trial and error on set and listening to feedback.  It is okay to make major mistakes while testing in your early career; you will learn NOT to do whatever it is you did again!

Examiner: What makeup trends do you see in Orlando?

Andie:  I see the sexy smokey eye look around town daily.  It’s a pretty trend if done properly.  I think a lot of women are a bit apprehensive about trying bold looks they see on the runway because they think they won’t get it right.  My advice, go for it ladies!

Examiner:  Do you think the couture / runway trends of Europe and New York are too fashion forward for Orlando?

Andie:  The fashion forward looks we saw in the 2011 SS season can absolutely work for the women of Orlando.  The looks need to be toned down a bit and women need to pick the ONE trend per look that works best for their face, complexion and lifestyle.

Examiner:  How would you suggest we adapt high fashion looks to suit Orlando's subdued style?

Andie:  Look at the spring summer advertising campaigns of the major fashion houses and beauty lines (Dior, Lancome, YSL, Jil Sander). They are more subdued than what we saw on the runway, but still very modern, trendy and appropriate for the ladies of Orlando.


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