I hadn’t even launched Makeupzilla and I was invited to take part of a behind the scenes experience of the 6th annual Magia de La Moda presented by Vanidades magazine and sponsored by Covergirl and Pantene. This event was part of the Fall 2011 Miami Funkshion Fashion Week. The night honored several hispanic talents who have opened the doors of opportunity like Isabel and Ruben toledo. They received a Lifetime Achievement Award prior to showcasing Isabel’s Spring 2012 Spring/Summer collection. Spring 2012?! That’s what I thought! I never knew the fashion world prepared so early, I mean, I’m still trying to catch up on this season! In case you didn’t know, Isabel Toledo designed Michelle Obama’s Inaugural dress. WOW!
I was so nervous but excited. So much fabulousness in one building! I recognized many latin celebrities I had seen in novelas (hispanic soap operas) and kept thinking “this is so cool!” The best part was heading up to the third floor to see the models get ready 🙂 no, wait! or was it watching the show front row?…it was all great! so a big thanks to Vanidades, Covergirl and Pantene!
Here are the pictures for a snippet of the night, see them all on my Facebook page.
once I went up the stairs, Pantene (hair) was on the left side of the building and Covergirl (makeup) was on the right. I stopped by Hair first, the girls were getting a sleek ponytail with long extensions and colored tips. Looks like they were using the Medium-Thick Hair Solutions line. I think I make stock up on a few!
On the makeup side, my favorite type of look for the warmer seasons, flawless, even skin with a glow, naturally tinted lips and flirty lashes. They used Covergirl and Olay Simply Ageless Foundation and blushes, Clean Pressed Powder, Outlast Lipstain and Lash Blast fusion Mascara.
Celeb getting dolled up by Aileen Quintana
Not only was I surprised by the Spring 2012 preview, I was also surprised to find out that people actually win beauty sweepstakes!! Silly, I know! That’s Janytzabell on the right, the winner of the “My Covergirl” sweepstakes, all the way from Boston! She brought along her best friend (since 3rd grade) along for the show and yes, that’s me in the middle 🙂 She was given a 1 year supply of Covergirl cosmetics, lucky girl! When I met her she said “I feel like I’m on cloud nine!” She read about the contest through Covergirl’s Facebook and never imagined this! How exciting!
I finally met the Webcity Girls Lynn, Linda and Mara! These ladies are a power house and the voice of social media for the hispanic community. The handsome guy in the picture is my friend Jose 😉
Woohoo! I got a gift bag! What’s inside?
oooohhh! I see freebies!
A copy of the current Vanidades magazine, the itinerary for the night, Terra Blues Potato Chips (very healthy), a weird bottle of water from New York called NY2O, haha that just sounds funny to me, and some fun products…
Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara and Outlast Lipstain (used for the show) and travel size Pantene Medium-Thick shampo and conditioner. I ‘Like’! ** I’ll review the products in a later post!
Let the show begin!
Host for the night, Lourdes Stephen awarding Jacqueline Blanco and Mari Ichaso, editors of Vanidades
And here she is, Isabel Toledo after the show