Closet Envy: Celebrity Makeup Artist, Mimi Kamara

Closet Envy: Celebrity Makeup Artist, Mimi Kamara
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 09, 2011

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“Its definitely a challenge staying chic in bad weather in New York. It’s not something I’ve mastered, but something I’m getting and better at every season.”

(Black Dress by BCBG; Purple purse, Givenchy; Legendary Duck Boots by Tommy Hilfger)

4 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“These boots are actually really comfortable. You can kick around in them and actually get work done!”

(Duck Boots by Tommy Hilfiger)

5 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I would say this purse is for play. I’d wear this going to a concert or on a date. Sometimes you don’t want a big old purse, but you still want to make a statement.”

6 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“As a treat to myself for all the hard work, I thought about getting the band of this watch iced-out, but then I thought again. Sometimes you can draw the wrong kind of attention to yourself.”

(Watch by Breitling from Royalty Jewelry in Philadelphia)

7 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I love about the watch…its an extention and representation of me. I can be fun and I can be playful but when it’s time to get down to business I can get work done.
Now it doesn’ always have to be about logo. It’s about timeles, classic pieces. Before it had to be in your face, but if I am dropping serious coin it can’t have G’s all over it. I want to know why I’m wearing something and not cause I’m wearing down because it’s hot.

(Watch by Breitland)

8 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I just go this coat this season. I wanted something that’s a classic piece. I wanted something I could pull out of my closet five years from now and know it’s a staple go to piece.”

(Coat by BCBG; Bag by Chanel, Duck Boots, Tommy Hilfiger)

9 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I got this from Neiman Marcus on sale. What I love about Chanel is that even if it’s a trend piece, they still find a way to make it classic. But I love it because it’s still me – but it’s got a hint of funk – but there’s a classic uniformity. Right now it’s my everyday bag.”

(Bag by Chanel)

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11 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I love drama in the little details. I’m very laid back and easy going. But it’s good to speak volumes without speaking at all – and clothes and accessories can help you do that.”

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(Boots, Versace)

I adore these shoes. To me, they are a classic trend. Definitely trendy, but they are so fun – that its worth it. These are shoes, I’ll give my daughter. There’s no way if my mom gave me these I wouldn’t love.I adore them, but I honestly didn’t think they’d get as much attention as they do. They are not as uncomfortable as people think. I wore them fashion night out and people wold want to take a picture.

13 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I adore these shoes. They are definitely trendy, but they are so fun, that it’s worth it. These are shoes, I’ll give my daughter. There’s no way if my mom gave me these I wouldn’t love.”

(Boots by Versace)

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16 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I bought these from Neiman in Marcus from Atlanta. I got them $280 and these were originally $900! I like that they are classic, but still fun which is a great way to represent me!”

(Pumps by Chanel)

17 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I bought these from Neiman in Marcus from Atlanta. I got them $280 and these were originally $900! I like that they are classic, but still fun which is a great way to represent me!”

(Pumps by Chanel)

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19 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“These shoes are perfect for those times I want to be professional, but bring a little edge and a little funk. That’s exactly where these shoes come in.”

(Shoes by Max Azria)

20 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I got this bag this past summer. It was a limited edition piece. I loved how classic it looks. Plus the patent leather is perfect for my line of work – I can’t stain it with make-up!”

(Bag by Chanel)

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22 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“I love these shoes because they give me height! (A lot of people don’t know I’m short.) I also love them because it’s an alternate to a black shoe.”

(Blue suede pumps by Fendi)

23 of 24 Darryl Calmese Jr.

“When I’m not working, bright colors are definitely my signature. But when I am working, I stick with all black.”

(Jacket by BCBG; Dress by Christopher Kane for Topshop; Tights by Topshop; Pumps by Chanel)

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