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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Darryl Dwayne With Emmy Award Wining MUA Valente Frazier

Emmy Award Winning MUA Valente Frazier & Artist Darryl Dwayne

Morning Family... While show hopping during NYC Fashion Week I got the chance to play catch up with one of my old friends Valente Frazier.  Me and V go wayyyyyyyyyyy back!  My fellow Norfolk State Alum has been hard at work since we graduated from NSU.  He has continually crafted out a nice platform for himself in the realm of cosmetics.

Valente Frazier and Super Model Iman
Valente Frazier and Model Ayan Elmi

He is a highly sought out MUA who's worked with just about everybody who is somebody in the entertainment business.  Most notably known for his work and long time working relationship with Tyra Banks and fellow supermodel Iman.

Valente Frazier and Trya Banks 
Supermodel Iman and Valente Frazier
Ciara and Valente Frazier
Valente Frazier and Rihanna
Kerry Washington and Valente Frazier 

I managed to catch up with him at the Mataano Show where Valente was the lead MUA and pretty much running the makeup end of the show.  Him and designers Ayaan and Idyl worked very closely on selecting the color palette they thought would enhance the presentation of the collection.

Valente Frazier and Model Ayan Elmi (Photography + Darryl Dwayne)
Photography + Darryl Dwayne 

Their hard work paid off because the end result was beyond gorgeous.   Of course since I had my OliveCocoMag family with me we had to snag an interview with my good friend Valente.
Valente with the entire model cast for the Mataano Show (Photography + Darryl Dwayne)
Valente and Model Ayan Elmi (Photography + Darryl Dwayne) 
Valente Frazier with fellow makeup artist and Artist Darryl Dwayne 
Valente with models from the show and one half of the Mataano Design Team (Photography + Darryl Dwayne)

To see just what Valente Frazier had to say about his thought process on the makeup for the show make sure to press play...

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