Lauretta has established a reputation for excellence in makeup artistry and creative direction, in commercial, Industrial, fashion, film, and television. Her virtuosity in designing concepts is highly regarded in the industry. Her credits include both domestic and international assignments with such celebrities as notable Clients/Celebrities and Politicians; Sarah Silverman, Alicia Keys, Alyssa Milano, Serayah McNeill, Patricia Arquette, Lauren Holly, Liya Kebede, Taylor Momsen, Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, Thandi Newton, Elisabetta Canalis, Lalah Hathaway, Angus MacFadyen, Mykelti Williamson, Paul Shaffer, LL Cool J and Tatiana Ali, Ted Leonis, NBC News Team, Nancy Pelosi, Lebron James, Mayor Muriel Bowser, to name a few.
Her most recent project as creative direction and style and makeup design includes SONY JAPAN 2019, Mark Twain Prize 2019, The MINDY LAM Jewelry Campaign 2016 film and print, as well as many fashion videos, with projects reaching back to New York’s Fashion Week Rusk Hair Fall 2006, collaborating with Italian Couturier Vincent Licari. She lends her creative expertise as makeup artist and creative direction to such magazine publications as LUCY’S Magazine, The Doe Online Magazine, QVEST, RAINE Magazine, Verse, Pop ‘Africana, Baltimore Style, Washington Life, and FW Washington POST magazines and she is presently the Fashion/Beauty Editor, Creative Director for the Georgetowner Magazine in Washington DC where she currently resides.
Today Lauretta is involved in art direction in film, fashion and television.
She remains passionate in her desire to express a more powerful, inspiring, and balanced effect with her creations. She believes that beauty is expressed not only in nature as is generally understood but through myriad forms –the well-penned poem, the stroke of the paintbrush, or the wailing of the saxophone. She loves and is inspired by myriad artists, among them Romare Bearden, Kandinsky, John Coltrane, Bob Marley and Mozart.