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Makeup Maven Sam Fine Puts on Shoes

Renowned makeup artist Sam Fine, whose celebrity clients Tyra Banks, Halle Berry, Naomi Campbell, Patti Labelle, Vanessa L. Williams and others testify to his being a leading light among women of color, is at the pinnacle of his profession. Once at a pinnacle, of course, one wants to start expanding boundaries.

That's the idea behind the Chicago native's newly launched collaboration with the Brazilian footwear company Cavage: Who better, the reasoning goes, to predict and pick shoe colors that will match makeup trends for the coming Fall/Winter 2010 fashion season?

Fine's "Sunshine" line of Cavage flats debuted last night at DEX New York, on West 30th Street in the fashion district. The multifaceted makeup/photography/hair studio served as the setting for Fine and  Cavage's introduction of a stylish line, with an equally multifaceted, multihued and multilingual multitude of fashionistas and industry professionals in attendance.

The distinctive touches at the event were:

• A startlingly realistic trompe l'oeil of a cake by the art-pastry firm Cakes by Manny

• Two boutique brands of drink — the Louisville, Ky.-based Rhythm Liqueur, a 70 proof citrus liquor infused with caffeine, ginseng, taurine, damiana and B vitamins; and Izze, a fruit juice concentrate-sweetened soda that originated in Boulder, Colo, in 2002, and successful enough to have been purchased for a reported $75 million from PepsiCo in 2006

Fine, whose work has appeared on the covers and pages of Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Essence, Vibe and Marie Claire and was chosen as the first African-American spokesperson for Revlon and Covergirl Cosmetics, mingled with the crowd and spoke with the press.

Following the photos below, watch an exclusive video of Sam Fine answering questions on fashion trends for fall.




  
 
 
 
 
 

 
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos and videos by: Frank Lovece
Interviewer: Maitland McDonagh

Emergency Benefit Concert for Haiti

Emergency Benefit Concert for Haiti 4 Nights, Jan 20th–25th, 2010 is being held at City Winery, 155 Varick Street, New York City. The SoHo winery/restaurant is hosting a series of Emergency Benefit Concerts to raise $100,000 in four nights to help the victims of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake.

Featured:

Patti Smith, Swell Season, Josh Ritter, Lewis Black, Vernon Reid and Corey Glover of Living Colour, the Young People's Choir of New York City, Rosanne Cash , Yo La Tengo, Marshall Crenshaw, John Wesley Harding, Brian Stokes Mitchell and many others

City Winery CEO and founder Michael Dorf has reached out to musicians and artists to donate their time and talents to assist in the relief efforts in the devastated nation. No country in the Western Hemisphere has been battered more than Haiti in the last 500 years—the nearly complete annihilation of its native population over two decades, a brutal slave regime, ongoing foreign military interventions over hundreds of years, brutal dictatorships supported by western powers, blockades of aid and more recently, devastating natural disasters from hurricanes to this latest earthquake.  

Haitians are strong and resilient people—theirs is the first country in the world to establish an independent republic led by former slaves. The devastation writ large by the earthquake will persist for generations, but by acting today in concert, everyone can make a difference in how that recovery proceeds. The artists confirmed have all donated their time and talent so that the citizens of Haiti can rebuild and reshape their future.

100% of funds raided from this benefit will be directed Doctors Without Borders, Partnership in Health and to the Emergency Mobile Hospitals initiative administered by the United Nations.  The cost of a ticket is a charitable donation and is tax deductible as allowed by law.

Big Hearted Donor Tickets for $200 100% Donated  - 100% Tax Deductible.
(includes a bottle of City Winery wine signed by every artist appearing each night.)

Schedule So Far:

Wednesday
01/20 9pm - $75  Patti Smith, The Swell Season, John Wesley Harding, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Yo La Tengo, Young People’s Choir of New York City, Joshua Bell

Thursday
01/21 9pm - $50  Lewis Black, Willie Nile, Vernon Reid & Corey Glover of Living Colour, Rich Pagano & The Sugarcane Cups, Marshall Crenshaw

Sunday
01/24 8pm - $50  Rosanne Cash, Madeleine Peyroux, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tambou Combo, BETTY

MONDAY
01/25 8pm - $20  20 Indie artists: Vienna Teng, Amber Rubarth, Ari Hest, Alex Berger, Nate Campany and many more.

For further information and concert updates, visit www.citywinery.com.

Emergency Benefit Concert for Haiti
Jan 20th – 25, 2010

City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York City

 

 

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