Monday, March 27, 2006

Hello from NYC...and Hip Hop

Mr. Robert Clivilles

Sooo, finally the MVP video is out and the new site is up and running. Here below is the original posting, the one that opened COMA. Check out the video by clicking the "video" icon on their website. Robert, Vice and Stagga, keep rocking! :-)

PS.: Most of the "takes" in the video are from the New York tapings, and hair guru Justin Cruz was the NYC hairdresser responsible for the looks. He busted his "derriere." You go Justin! He is at CUTLER/NYC, uptown.

Hello to you all and a big warm hug from the city of New York. COMA, Confessions of a Makeup Aritste, will begin to post today, September 22, 2005. News, incidents and accidents on the fashion and beauty world will be documented and gossimented on COMA, as experienced by "moi."

Keep an eye on the upcoming MVP video ( taped in LA and NY. Robert Clivilles, Vice and Stagga rocked the house. We had a great time with all the extras and the mayhem...

•There was a scissor thief. The hairdresser's and mine disappeared.
•VICE was injected in the emergency room, a scene out of a David LaChapelle book, I can just see it.
MS. LARACUENTE, stylist to the stars, had to call "Armour Services" to keep the clothes from growing "patas" (legs). What a hard-working woman!
•MARIMERCE, producer, style director and friend; I really don't know if she ever saw us. Were you with us Marimerce? Did you see us in LA?
•MakeUp magician JAVIER ROMERO and I went shopping and we "defalcated" (look this one up in a local dictionary in Guayama) Nordstrom Rack. There were "puyas," sneakers, cowboy shirts, Gucci glasses, or at least they looked it (right William?)
•And last but not least, we walked, crossed streets (walking), took pictures of our convertible Ferrari in Beverly Hills, hence, we were the weirdest people on the planet.

We really had a great time, until I left a suitcase filled with makeup on the sidewalk at the LA airport. Nonetheless, it contained the makeup for the Miguel Peña show I was to direct the next day at the tents in New York City. I finally got it, with a few fake eyelashes and a pair of scissors missing . There must be someone at the airport looking very Lady Bunny and stabbing people.


Sunday, March 26, 2006

Merrell goes around the globe...

With an international campaign trotting around the world, Merrell taps the jet-set's visual field everywhere, as it's major advertising hits the globe. I'll be posting some in-the-making-having-fun images on the new Merrell ( campaign soon, international and domestic (US). The campaign has been shot by uberPhotographer Larry Bartholomew. How refreshing to meet real people... and talented, like Larry!

I will post stuff after the campaign has been released. Also, my pooch Domenico makes it in the advertising.

See you soon, Karlo.

And as promised, here are some of the images for the international campaign!

It's definitely fun to work with such a lovely and cool crowd, but mostly talented people. Thanks Larry, Nate, and Christian! Thanks JDK! Thanks Nancy! Un beso, Karlo!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


"It's not that I don't want to know you, although I don't, it's just that I am afraid we're not really the sort of people that you can afford to be associated with. Don't speak... just... go."

Monday, March 06, 2006

La Lopez is Back...

Yes, I've been known to be pretty blunt, and most of all sincere, which some people do NOT fancy. Hey, I've had brushes with denial and it's not pretty. Hence, the more grounded I am the better for "moi," and in the long run... for others too. You've seen postings, links and magazine articles with "Karlo quotes," some of those quotes were published and posted during my three- month gig as a "Beauty Editor," which ended when the character that "owned" the magazine disappeared. Imagine I would have been there longer, watch out Anna! LOL!

But talking about quotes, the most popular was the "J-Lo Glow." It originated with an article that dear friend Karen Robinovitz wrote for Fashion Wire Daily. It's about "La Lopez," the unfortunate mishap with artist Scott Barnes, and the direct impact it had on her appearance. It talks about "La Lopez," whom I've admired, but also suffered vicariously through her up and downs, people's comments, and not-so-good collective thinking in regard to some of her past choices. You can still find some of my quotes online concerning that article: 1, 2. , but the original is not available online anymore.

Alright, lets get back to "La Lopez," because she has reclaimed the "Glow," or at least makeup-wise, and hopefully these are signs of things to come... back.
She looked stunning at the Oscars, with a Jean Dessès vintage dress that she got at Lily et Cie and jewels by Fred Leighton. The "raccoon eyes" were not to be found; the "glow," her flawless skin ,her elegance, the big eyes and eyelashes were back. Her slick hair, the choice of elegant dresses and her high forehead have resurfaced, very Ursula Andres, sooo sexy. I'm so happy to see BEAUTY, reclaimed.

ReActions from net friends:
MR: She probably sent her assistant to buy some "Body Bling" from sephora! LoL But she did look stunning at the Oscars, as well as the Dolce and Gabbana show last week. Its about time!! Welcome back JLO!!

DD: i actually found that the camaera didn't do her makeup justice... she looked like she had too much makeup. but she did look regal in that dress!!!

AV: She does look amazing, as always... as she is so amazing as a being!!!

CH: i loved it! oh my, that dress is BEAUTIFUL!

DL: Sorry, I hated her makeup,, give me back those mink eyelashes from a few years back anyday.

PR: Hola! She really looked great! That was my favorite dress of the Oscar's.