As you know, I’m a proponent of beauty in every color of the rainbow, so I would like to extend congratulations to Lancôme spokesmodel Arlenis Sosa, who was honored at The Latin Pride National Awards last Thursday night in Boston. The awards recognize the most successful representatives of the Latin community in sports, film, music, education and, of course, fashion. The Dominican model wore a gorgeous gown by fellow Dominican Oscar de la Renta, an ardent supporter of the model. Arlenis is currently hard at work on a special charity project to benefit underprivileged people in her home country. As I’ve said before, giving back is ALWAYS in fashion.
As it is important to recognize our own, I tip my laptop in honor of both Arlenis’ accomplishments and for Lancôme’s decision to show such diversity in its advertising. I’ve received word that Arlenis just shot a major Lancôme makeup ad in Paris with a well-known photographer whose name cannot be released (don’t you love the suspense?) while she’s walking the runway in the Spring 2010 collections in Europe.
By the way, if you don’t have it already, my newest Lancôme obsession is Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara ($24.50) – lush, thick, amazing lashes without clumping and tons of build-up. Wiggle the brush under the lash line and swipe upwards and BOOM! goes the dynamite – HUGE, THICK lashes. Run, do not walk, to purchase it. Moisturizer, concealer, this mascara and a good lipstick is enough to make any woman Arlenis hot when you leave the house.
Congratulations, Arlenis. Keep doing good. It’s always makes the world a little better when beautiful people do beautiful things.