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Exclusive – Bimpe Onakoya Takes NYFW ’15: Gets Alek Wek & More Models Makeup-Ready for Chromatic & Intel’s Spring Showcase

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Bimpe Onakoya with Alek Wek | A Finished Look from the Chromat Showcase

It’s another day of the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week 2015, and BellaNaija Beauty has been exclusively taking you behind the scenes of Maybelline New York Nigeria makeup artist, Bimpe Onakoya‘s return to the exciting fashion week.

We kicked off two days ago, where we saw Bimpe create flawless looks for the Marissa Webb showcase, then she went on to do makeup at Jason Wu, and give top model Jourdan Dunn a flawless look for NYFW.

Today, it’s all about bold eyes, plus-size model features and Alek Wek!

When we asked Bimpe which model she would love to do makeup for in a recent interview, she said Alek Wek. Even though she eventually got her wish, Bimpe got to do it all over again at the Chromat featuring Intel Collaboration fashion showcase on Friday 11th Sept. 2015.

She prepped Alek for the opening show, giving her bold blue eyebrows and bold short streaks of red eyeshadow under eye – the themed makeup for the show. The colours are very Spring/Summer appropriate, and are a welcomed alternative to the typical shimmery, glowing makeup we usually see for the season.

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Bimpe Onakoya prepping Alek Wek

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The Chromat showcase was headed by the celebrated supermodel, but that was not all that got tongues wagging. Fashion stakeholders as well as members of the press were pleasantly surprised, as the fashion label featured 2 plus-size models – Denise Bidot & Sabina Karlsson – on its runway.

The brand has been getting kudos from certain members of the fashion industry, as well as members of the plus-size community.

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Denise Bidot

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Sabina Karlsson

The models showed off colourful swimwear which matched the makeup…

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…and a signature haute couture piece that closed the show.

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Alek was the model of choice to showcase the couture pueces and talk on the collection at a ‘Fashion meets Technology’ panel with journalist, Nina Garcia; Intel New Technology Group General Manager, Josh Walden; and Chromat designer, Becca McCharen yesterday

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Nina Garcia, Josh Walden (Intel New Technology Group General Manager) & Chromat designer, Becca McCharen during the ‘Fashion meets Technology’ panel

We still have days of fashion to go, so don’t forget to keep it locked on BellaNaija.com/Beauty for of Bimpe’s journey to fashion week!

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Daniel C. Sims/Robin Marchant

3 Comments

  1. gurl_wendy

    September 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    So proud of our very own Bimpe Onakoya and the strides she has made.

  2. slut

    September 13, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    ALEK WEK TOO WOWOH ABEG!!!! CHAI.Thank God for modelling oh wen stush her up small if not ehn……….. nah serious bad market she be.

    • lol

      September 14, 2015 at 10:57 am

      lol! why are you like this

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