My social calendar is starting to fill up for the rest of the year. Next week, I will be attending “Accoutrement” hosted by award-winning makeup artist Samantha Smith of Potion and stylist Amy Crane of Bella Ropa. The Parisian setting will include French lounge music, wine, and goodies from the ever delectableAmelie’s French Bakery.
Using models, these amazing ladies are going to offer strategies on how to make the most of fall wardrobes, as well as teach about changing our look with make-up, accessories, clothing and hair. Genia, of Silver Girl Designs, is creating jewelry specially for this event.
As far as hostesses go, these gals are heavy hitters in the Queen City.
Samantha Smith, who just celebrated her first anniversary as the owner of luxury beauty boutique, Potion Beauty, is a highly sought after make-artist. Her editorial portfolio includes Town & Country, Domino (cover) and Weddings Unveiled. She counts “Today” and NASCAR among her TV/film work. Sam has worked her magic backstage at Miami Fashion Week, Heatherette and couture bridal houses.
Charlotte Magazine has voted Samantha as “Best Make-up Artist” in it’s “Best of the Best” issue. Her standing client roster includes NASCAR drivers/wives, politicians, and local media. Potion Beauty has also been featured in Lucky magazine.
If you are need of the perfect little black dress or adding a distinct edge to your wardrobe, look no further than Amy Crane at Bella Ropa. Not only does Bella Ropa offer hard-to-find designers, but you will also find a collection of understated clothing from the likes of Yumi Kim and MM Couture. Fabulous designer jean lines, such as Blank Jeans, Anlo and James Janes, can be found here as well.
For handbags, look no further. Bella Ropa offers a small, but wisely chosen, collection of handbags and accessories including lines from Linea Pelle and Sheila Fajl.
Accoutrement will be held at Potion Beauty located in Birkdale Village, a dynamic mixed-use development located in Huntersville, on September 24th from 7:00-9:00pm. Come out for an evening you won’t forget!
You can find the girls on Twitter here: @PotionBeauty and @BellaRopa.