AOFM Pro Named Official Makeup Artist for Next Season of Couture Fashion Week New York

AOFM Pro, the prestigious London-based professional makeup artists academy, has been named as the official makeup artist of Couture Fashion Week New York for the September 2011 season. The event will be held September 16-18, 2011 at the Waldorf-Astoria on New York City’s famed Park Avenue.

Building on its international success in London and Paris, AOFM Pro recently opened its doors in New York City and with course offerings to the next generation of makeup artists in the Big Apple. Instruction covers the full spectrum of essential makeup skills for fashion, editorial, runway, and bridal. AOFM Pro chooses a unique, up-to-date approach to learning makeup within a relaxed, professional environment. Teaching students to think outside the box and nurturing their creative talent, AOFM Pro’s philosophy is to welcome a different tutor each day to provide students with a complete range of knowledge and skills. AOFM Pro tutors are selected from the best of the best and have worked with the most renowned names in fashion including Vogue, Tatler, Dior, Versace and numerous Hollywood celebrities.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in a real photo shoot where AOFM Pro brings in professional models, hair and fashion stylists, and a photographer for their own private shoot. Students carry out both an editorial and a beauty look that they can then use to start their professional portfolio. AOFM Pro will fly two students each year from its New York academy to London to take part in Fashion Week, furthering their international experience and overall education. New York and London graduates can also enter to be awarded one of the four scholarships offered to all AOFM Pro graduates comprising of an all expenses-paid trip to Paris to shoot with some of the biggest names in Europe.

Created and directed by Jana Ririnui, AOFM Pro is the first makeup academy to be fully owned and operated by freelance makeup artists. Students are instructed in small classes by variety of industry professionals with unique skill sets, ensuring that each gains a broad level of training and hands on experience. These aspiring artists learn from the very best including freelance artists Yin Lee, Barbara Braeunlich, Valentina Creti, Angela Deacon, Philippe Miletto, and Michelle Webb.Makeup is Art book by AOFM Pro

AOFM Pro has become the school of choice for potential makeup artists and is one of the main sponsors of London Fashion Week, contributing to more than 60 designer shows each year. This enables more than 300 backstage experience opportunities for students, making AOFM Pro the ideal choice for anyone wanting to get into the fashion industry.

AOFM Pro also recently launched the expanded version of their book Makeup is Art, published internationally and leading the way in fashion makeup. AOFM Pro is supported and sponsored by Bobbi Brown, Shu Uemura, Bare Escentuals, Inglot, St. Tropez, MAC, Rimmel, NARS, Stila, Benefit and Lancôme, and is the only makeup school in the world supported and sponsored by Dermalogica.

Visit the company’s website at: www.aofmakeup.com

M.D. Minerals Named Official Makeup Sponsor for Couture Fashion Week New York September 2010

model wearing makeup by md minerals

Couture Fashion Week, the prestigious semi-annual event held in New York City, has named M.D. Minerals as the Official Makeup Sponsor for its upcoming season. The event, which includes fashion shows by exceptional designers from around the world, luxury and fine art displays, entertainment and parties, will be held Friday September 10 through Sunday September 12, 2010. Runway shows will be held in the famous Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue, New York City.

M.D. Minerals by Dr. Janine Hopkins is not just a makeup collection, but a complete concept that complements Dr. Hopkins’ practice style and her approach to helping people in their pursuit to be healthy and be beautiful. This premier collection has many advantages over traditional makeup and loose powder minerals including:

– Natural ingredients that help improve the health and appearance of the skin
– Minerals that reflect light to create a soft, radiant glow
– Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide minerals that protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays
– Oil-free, fragrance free formulas infused with antioxidants that help reduce premature skin aging
– Natural, non-comedogenic ingredients for sensitive or acne and rosacea-prone skin
– Anti-inflammatory minerals that help reduce redness and skin irritation
– Mineral products are free of irritating chemicals.

The collection consists of a diverse selection of makeup options including:
– liquid and pressed powder foundations
– blushes and highlighting powders
– shimmery bronzing powders for the face and body
– blemish and capillary concealers
– baked corrective minerals called “triage powders” which give a flawless finish to the skin when applied alone or over liquid foundations
– mineral volume lip sticks and glosses enriched with vanilla bean extracts and vitamins A, D, and E for softer lips
– baked mineral oil-free and fragrance free eye shadows with anti-oxidants that protect the delicate eyelid skin
– super lash mascara with keratin and panthenol that strengthen lashes
– a variety of hand crafted, platinum brushes and applicators, include a soft Kabuki brush and jumbo sponge, allowing for precise application for a professional look.

The mineral makeup collection was developed by Dr. Hopkins in collaboration with her associates Cathi and Lori French. The M.D. Minerals on-site studio allows clients to have private one-on-one makeovers with staff makeup artists and stylists. The practice also offers consultations and makeovers to provide advice and help achieve desired looks for daytime, evening, and important social events. The Hopkins Dermatology staff helps teenage girls and women of all ages learn about proper skin care and makeup choices that enhance their natural beauty, as well as makeup application techniques that highlight their best features.

This new generation, cutting edge product line is available at Hopkins Dermatology’s own state-of-the-art facility in Monroe, Louisiana as well as at Audubon Dermatology in New Orleans and Signatures in Monroe and at a growing number of dermatology offices and high-end boutiques. The products are also available for purchase on the M.D. Minerals’ website. The company is positioned to expand into the global market with plans to move into New York City, Los Angeles, London and other major cities.

Dr. Janine Hopkins, founder of Hopkins Dermatology and MD Minerals by Dr. Janine Hopkins, is a board-certified dermatologist. She established her medical practice in 1996 after completing her residency in the Department of Dermatology at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Hopkins was fortunate to train in a progressive program that emphasized a thorough education in all aspects of general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, and she stays current on the latest advances in her specialty in order to offer state of the art treatment options proven to be safe and effective. Dr. Hopkins is board-certified by the American Academy of Dermatology and is an active member of multiple dermatologic and medical societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and Louisiana Dermatologic Society. Dr. Hopkins is an active member of the Dermatology Foundation as a member of the Leader’s Society. She served as a Louisiana Vice State Chair for three years and is currently the Louisiana State Chair for this national fundraising organization that supports research in the field of dermatology.

Visit the M.D. Minerals website for more information: www.mdmineralsonline.com