DIVAGALS: Black-tie Night Out at Pikolinos Gala
Pikolinos, the shoe company dedicated to creating jobs for women in Kenya, Africa. DivaGals were VIP guests at a gala dinner hosted by Pikolinos to benefit the Maasai African Tribe, held on April 17 at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room in New York City.
For a night like this – the evening’s hostess was NY socialite and The City alum Olivia Palermo – the DivaGals had to prep!
We turned to Claudine DeSola, owner of Caravan Stylist Studio, a complimentary full service hair, makeup and styling wardrobe studio showcasing over 100 fashion designers from New York and around the world.
Claudine introduced us to celebrity fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo who provided us with the red carpet ready looks pictured above, including the blue-patterned strapless dress with train on TV DivaGal and the black sheath gown with gold cowl neck worn by Luxe Gal.
Our friends, doctor-in-training Wendy Gonzalez and documentary filmmaker Ihuoma Mambo Atanga (far left and third from right, respectively) slipped into sexy gowns by Faviana. Musician Aeden Keffelew (in yellow) wore Ethopian designer Yedidia, while hair expert Debra Hare-Bey sported a hand-crafted creation of colorful braids.
See the entire post by the beautiful Delaina Dixon of DivaGalsDaily
It was a fun filled day at Caravan when we had the pleasure of glamorizing three lovely ladies for a gala dinner hosted by Pikolinos to benefit the Maasai African Tribe. It doesn’t take much when styling these beauties but with a little help from Salon Grafix, POP Beauty, Zoya Nail Polish and BabylissPro the job was a piece of cake.
Here are some quotes from the three lovely gals Caravan styled.
“As I entered Caravan studios at the Carlton hotel, I was welcomed by the lovely Valerie who’s a jane of all trades. Hair makeup nails and wardrobe! Valerie did my nails and added a touch of gold to my fabulous nails. She added real 18K gold flakes on top of my creamy colored nails. Making the final look as glamorous as I felt.” –Aminat Ayinde
“Because Caravan operates from a hotel room in midtown, it doesn’t feel like you’re walking into a ‘traditional’ salon (whether it be for your nails, hair, or make up), but more like you’re walking into a suite with your girlfriends for a good time with all the things you would need to get dolled up. It has an inviting atmosphere, and you have all the products you would need for hair, make up, nails, and wardrobe in one location. The decor is very feminine and fun, much like the ladies who are on staff.” -Anita Lee
“It was a new look. Accentuated my features…did a good job in a short amount of time. She’s passionate about the artistry of make-up much appreciated.” -Aeden