I wanted to do something other than just sign books, ... I thought that by doing makeovers I could make this more of an interactive thing. So I have makeup artists there and I do a little Q and A. I just want to make myself available. I want them to feel that I will treat them as well as I would any celebrity. Some people may not think it is my forte, but I am actually very approachable -- unlike my photographs.
This country has really moved on to a more multicultural way of thinking, ... I just want to celebrate the women. Sure this is all about makeup, but it's also about some other things that are more deeply rooted. I just want to open a dialogue where we can talk about these things, where we can define our own beauty and approve of ourselves. We have to approve of ourselves before anyone else will. Women need to celebrate their God-given beauty instead of always trying to be something else.
began back in the mid-70s when I started my career as a model and began seeing more similarities than differences among different ethnic groups. Let's face it women of every race, nationality and background want the same thing - to look radiant and feel beautiful in their own skin. I wrote 'The Beauty of Color' as visual tribute, celebration and insider information for women from diverse backgrounds. When I came to the US, the beauty message was 'America celebrates the girl next door.' Well, not only has the girl next door changed, the whole neighborhood has changed