Often overlooked, the work of make-up artists can be exciting and extraordinarily creative. The International Makeup Artist Trade Show is simply a sight to see. If you are one that is keen about makeup and makeup artistry, then this is a perfect place for you. Known to many as IMATS, the three-day event is one of the largest makeup tradeshows in the entire world. For years, Makeup Artist Magazine has produced this show (in a variety of popular cities like L.A., Sydney, Vancouver, and of course New York) to display the magnificent talent of professional makeup artists, and to allow smaller brand cosmetics to gain a start in the makeup industry. However, this is not IMATS’ only unique quality. Many beauty junkies gather at these events to get their favorite products from name brands at a discounted price. Labels like Stila, Illamasqua, NYX, MAC Cosmetics, and Inglot are known to gather a large crowd for 20-40% of their most popular merchandise, but this does mean that there are significantly long lines or a limited selection of products after a short while. [click to continue….]
New York City recently encountered one of its most prestigious weeks: New York Fashion Week! Fashion Week is one of the most important times for what is known as the “fashion capital of the world” here in NYC. Fashion week took place this February 7-14, allowing some of the world’s most successful fashion designers to preview some of the newest designs for upcoming collections. Not all of us city folk have the opportunity to attend these highly private fashion events. The solution? An event touted as Couture Fashion Week. Taking place in downtown Manhattan over a period of three days, Couture Fashion Week gives New Yorkers a taste of what the fashion scene is really like. Though the designers are less renowned (many people, myself included, do not know who they are), it is an opportunity for us to get a glimpse of upcoming fashion trends and the chance to experience the excitement of seeing models strut down the catwalk. [click to continue….]
I recently had the opportunity to see War Horse at the Lincoln Center Theater. The performance was enthralling and did a magnificent job of captivating the audience. The idea of the play is simple, yet includes very intricate details that help to draw you in. [click to continue….]
Most people think of sleep-away camps with one stereotype- an unpopulated area of land with wood cabins and many different activities for kids and teens to try. However, SOCAPA (School of Creative and Performing Arts) is unique. Instead of being in the middle of nowhere, SOCAPA camps are held on campuses right in the middle of big cities. In addition to having a range of teen programs in the creative arts, SOCAPA stands out for attracting special and creative people. Despite a large percentage of international students and various languages spoken, there was a camaraderie and feeling of community between campers that made the time there even more enjoyable. This camp helps bring together people from other countries through the arts in a safe, yet urban environment.
When I attended SOCAPA in Brooklyn, I had an unexplainably extraordinary experience. As a participant in the 2-week digital photography program I was given a chance to learn from a professional how to develop my skills in using a camera. With my trusty Nikon D5100, a pair of sneakers and some sunglasses, I was able to dive into the New York City scene and create art I never imagined I could have made. [click to continue….]