How lucky am I to have been able to meet Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 3 finalist and legendary makeup artist, Sutan Amrull—also known as RAJA, just three days before the season finale of the show.
The event was to show off the Eggcream Collection—designs by Dawn Han of Hong Kong. The Eggcream Collection is a fresh look of essentials, boldly worn by day and by night. You can
check out Dawn’s designs on her site.
It took place at the chic downtown NYC boutique DDCCLUB, known for featuring their own edgy brand, along with designers like Dawn Han. I often don’t find trendy Meatpacking District boutiques very accessible but DDCCLUB was a very friendly place and had an eclectic mix of women’s and men’s fashion. Easy to shop in for locals and tourists.
But the main reason my friends and I were there was to see RAJA. Who knew whether she would actually show up during the scheduled time? But she did, and she looked fierce and fabulous—all 6 feet + of her (not counting the heels)!
I’m not usually so forward with celebrities, but the atmosphere was casual enough that I felt confident enough to introduce myself and even ask for a photo. We even chatted a bit with her and her friends—Jake and hair-and-makeup-stylist Phoenix Golden—shown in the photos below. Raja looked stunning in person and was very approachable and friendly.
Sutan Amrull (Raja) had a huge career before Ru Paul’s Drag Race. If you’ve ever watched America’s Next Top model, you would have been exposed to Sutan Amrull’s work as a makeup artist. In addition to Tyra Banks, Sutan has worked on Dita von Teese, Pamela Anderson, Paulina Porizkova, Iman, Twiggy, and Adam Lambert.
More Fierce Photos of RAJA and the Event:
I’m hoping to see more of RAJA on television or via any medium. She is one fierce Heather!