Over the past 18 years, Lavonne‘s application of makeup can be recognized by flawless skin, sculpted brows and perfectly even pouts on her clients and models. Her work has been internationally published and her clients included Gilt Groupe, Hearst Magazines, Condé Nast, Harper Collins, L’Oreal and ESPN. For the past several seasons, she has also had the opportunity to be on the teams of Pat McGrath and Val Garland for fashion week in New York and Europe and was recently named a Mastered Ambassador.
Lavonne continues to be motivated and inspired by working with an exceptional crew of art directors, photographers, stylists, makeup artists, manicurists and hair stylists. Doing check ups from the neck up from coast to coast to sea to sea and internationally, Lavonne currently resides between Los Angeles and New York.
“I feel that when you do someone’s makeup you have to take the epitome of beauty and transfer that knowledge and skill to your client’s canvas.”
Being asked to be a part of the Surf Ball seemed like Kismet. Only one degree of separation brought me here after flying from LA to NY seated next to Dean Leibo. Noticing a sticker on his phone that said All My Friends Are Models, I was instantly geeking when I asked if he knew Sasha and Ollie and the convo ensued.
5 hours later we landed on a delayed flight to JFK at 1 am. With no trains or buses to the Hamptons, I would have given Dean a ride to Montauk but I had a 7 am call time…I gave him my Lyft discount code and we said our goodbyes.
Getting the call a few days later to be the makeup artist for the Surf Ball was a check off the bucket list and a confirmation to always be friendly and say hi to the person next to you on a flight! All of the models arrived gorgeously fresh and sun kissed so I decided to accentuate that strobe by keeping the skin dewy and flawless. Sticking with a palette of neutrals, bronze and golden tones, they each received a Montauk glow specific for their individual features.
As a one woman show by myself, I was in love with the results and 8 models later, they headed to the balcony to celebrate a full glam sesh and a personal shoot with the king of what’s up Mr. Ben Watts...what an honor and privilege to be a part of such an amazing event.
The Surf Ball was indeed the best weekend ever! Hoping for many more. Xx