This is two for the price of one, as top formal menswear designer, Mai Atafo and celebrity makeup artist, Bimpe Onakoya looks classy on the covers of Complete Fashion magazine.
The two masters of their chosen field looked absolutely sophisticated as they took center stage for once. The formal wear designer looked just the part in a black double breasted suit with white polka dots, paired with a crisp white shirt, black tie, white pocket square and silver collar bar. He finished his look with his signature groomed beard.
As for the usual behind the scenes lady, she looked camera ready, surrounded by beautiful ladies with flower head bands, in a beautiful light pink dress with a slight plunging neckline and her a single chunky bracelet. She finished her look with flawless makeup, unsurprisingly and her hair slicked black beautifully.
This is a great way to celebrate and shed the light on two true Nigerian artists who are usually in the back, lost in their craft. According to Ty Bello, who photographed Bimpe; “The first thing that hits you when Bimpe Onakoya walks into a room is how tall she is.. Nothing prepares you for that..And just as you're about to feel small or intimidated her cheeks roll up to reveal this gap toothed smile .. 'How would you like the makeup today?...,'.. 'TY i’m looking at this face and I'm thinking we should.....'
I love watching really talented artists at work...Highlights and shadows and sometimes unconventional methods to paint on a facial story and Her stories are believable...The first converts always being her subjects...Bimpe is the truth.! I've spoken to so many photographers and we all agree.
It's not only the make up that has us all excited...It's her beautiful spirit...And her commitment to YOUR work...When she's in on a shoot with you...She all in...She cares about the image as much as you do. When Complete Fashion mag decided to have Bimpe on the cover of their beauty edition...It was a yes from everyone...Top models...Make up artist...Hair...Everyone happy to be part of her story somehow...
Makeup: @davesucre@facevillemakeovers @andreajoanmua
Creative direction: @annetoniaa