Personal Style: Rudy Miles
MY LOOK RIGHT NOW: Urban with a twist of couture.
WHAT I WEAR ON STAGE: Black
WHAT I WEAR AROUND THE HOUSE: Adidas sweats and a tank.
MY FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP: Anywhere that carries black.
MY FAVORITE STAGE OUTFIT: Fitted black suit.
HOW OFTEN I CHANGE MY LOOK: Monthly.
MY FAVORITE MAKE-UP LOOK EVER: Smoky eyes and a nude lip.
HOW I SELECT FASHION FOR MY STAGE MODELS: I choose models and fashion based on the theme or mood of my presentation. For instance, in a recent show I had models dressed in various all-white looks-from bubble skirts to just trench coats and pumps-but the make-up ranged from natural to diva glam.
I AM INSPIRED BY: How life shapes reality and perspective. If you don't believe me, just make a plan for anything and watch how imposing life factors will force and shape that plan!
MY MOTTO: It is what it is and it isn't what it isn't.
MY MENTOR: Dana Walker, former Global Make-up Educator for Aveda. She took me under her wing and taught me everything I needed to know. I still use what she taught me and can't believe she knew I was an artist before I did.
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO BE DOING IN 10 YEARS: Living my passion, whatever that evolves to from where I am now.
WHAT LOOKS DO YOU PREDICT WE'LL SEE IN THE FALL? Super saturated colors on the lips paired with minimal eye make-up, and intense eyes in blacks or deep colors paired with a nude lip.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE LOOK WHEN YOU WERE A TEENAGER? Preppy pastel cords and madras shirts, all Polo by Ralph Lauren.