MUD at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

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Contributor: Stacia McCarthy

The Art Institute of New York City partnered with  Make-up Designory to debut their Spring 2015 designs at New York’s prestigious Mercedes Benz fashion week.  The two schools were in good company, earlier in the day the tents featured names like Tory Burch, Badgley Mischka, and Pamela Roland to name a few. The festivities took place at 8pm on September 9, 2014 at Lincoln Center.

Doors opened at about 7:30pm and the seats began to fill with fashion enthusiast all eager to see what the students had come up with. The show included 13 designers from the Art Institute with over 20 models (male and female) all prepared by MUD Make-up artists. The designers’ creations featured a wide range of bright colors with an eclectic mix of textiles and patterns.

Lead Make-up artist keying for the 3rd time was MUD Graduate Jackie Caruso.  Jackie managed a team of 17 Make-up artists who are also MUD affiliates.  She describes her vision for the show, explaining that the idea was to create a clean-faced look with contouring, a wet smoky eye and dramatic brows. All of the make-up artists used MUD products including; the eggplant purple lipstick, the Brownstone eye shadow, and the Ice eye shadow. The look also incorporated eyelashes which MUD happily donate.

The event was coordinated by MUD’s Assistant Director Brenna Belardinelli. Make-up artist were selected by Brenna based on proficiency and experience. Participants have a range of expertise in both fashion and beauty make-up application due to skills they have honed at MUD. Participating in such an event is undoubtedly a resume builder and a great way to network with other industry professionals. Current MUD students even got in on the action; Tatiana Muñoz an international student from Colombia is currently enrolled in the Master make-up artistry program and participated for the first time.

As another Fashion Week wraps we would like to congratulate our grads on a job well-done!

MUD and Lim College Team Up for a Successful Fashion Show


A month ago, we posted a story about MUD’s participation in the upcoming LIM College annual fashion show. The show, namedKemet for its Ancient Egyptian inspiration, took place on April 8 at the Roseland Ballroom. It exceeded all expectations and featured designer dresses from Rent the RunwayMissoniStudy, and many more. There were over 1,200 guests that filled the entire lower level and second floor.

The make-up was brilliantly executed by MUD students Corinne Tucci, Alexandra Fairful, Lissette Pulido, Jennifer Provost, Lauryn Hopwood, Sofia de la Torre, Megan, and Ko. They were broken up into three groups to create looks based on the social classes of Ancient Egypt: Lower, Middle, and Upper Class. Alexandra Fairful was the captain for Lower Class, Lissette Pulido was the captain for Middle Class, and Lauryn Hopwood was the captain for the Upper Class and in charge of make-up for our guest speaker, Derek Fabulous. Even though there were changes in the make-up and technical difficulties throughout the day, the make-up artists never skipped a beat. We had a wonderful time working with LIM College and the Fashion Club and look forward to more opportunities to work with them in the future.

View more images from the show by in the Photo Gallery.