Project 365; Day 31: Insomniatic Owl

10 09 2009
UGGLA. ...Seems to have insomnia...

UGGLA. ...Seems to have insomnia...





BTS – Makeup Photos from On-Set Steve Acevedo’s Short for SXSW 2010

9 09 2009
Me in the trenches...Makeup Artist -ing my way to VICTORY!

Me in the trenches...Makeup Artist -ing my way to VICTORY!

BTS - Table for Two

BTS - Table for Two

Just wrapped our first day of shooting for Steve Acevedo’s Remember our reggae night in Florida?  You never call me anymore., a short in a series debuting in the 2010 SXSW film festival.  We did a somewhat smokey eye with sultry, red lips for the sparkling Marissa (Zoe Simpson), and simply guilded the dashing visage of Alex (Ignacio Serricchio).  Here are some pics from behind the scenes.  Enjoy!

BTS - This is what it looks like.

BTS - This is what it looks like.

More BTS

More BTS





Project 365; Day 30: Yee-Haw

8 09 2009
Al was really excited to move from Ohio to Texas. He also had a scorpion bolo tie.

Al was really excited to move from Ohio to Texas. He also had a scorpion bolo tie.





Project 365; Day 29: Al & Bernie raised me. Awesome 40s Hair and Makeup, Right?

7 09 2009
Al & Bernie raised me. Awesome 40s Hair and Makeup, Right?

Al & Bernie raised me. Awesome 40s Hair and Makeup, Right?





Can Scrunchies Make the World a Better Place?

7 09 2009
Viva Spandex!

Viva Spandex!

Some people complain about the fact that the 80s made a comeback and some are even outright livid that we are transitioning directly into the 90s.

But…fashion has ALWAYS done that.  And fashion’s not the only one…

I understand the idea that we all want to be surprised and why we love to see something original – but I don’t think that should preclude all of our desires – nay our rights! – to go back and play dress-up in our parent’s closets.  The very idea of playing in and experimenting with the different elements, i.e. the past, is what enables us to internalize ideas and feelings – to really “get it.”  And the more we “get it,” the better we incorporate it…Kind of a learn-the-rules-so-you-can-break-them approach.

Look at kids – they’ll go through a stage where all they want to do is put lids on pans, and that’s their sole life’s purpose for 3 weeks.  Then, on the 4th week, they move onto hoses…and so on.  They are studying and understanding the physical world around them by playing with all of the pieces and discovering all of the interconnections – the more obsessed they are with the inner workings of lids and hoses now, the better able they will be later to intuitively use them in some creative cure for cancer or perpetual motion machine that somehow enables world peace.

Fashion is one of the many parallel versions for adults – like a set of new toys that encourages us to keep experimenting and learning.  Fashion – well, most art, and even math and science, actually – is a combination of both the physical world and the cultures and histories that inhabit that world.  So, by going back in time and studying fashions and the environments that surrounded those fashions, we are, quite literally, trying to put ourselves in the shoes of others.  We are, whether we are exploring in movies, photos, costumes, or makeup, trying to get a better understanding of the past – or even a different culture from the present.  We are, essentially, trying to know what they knew.

So don’t get hung up on only doing something ground-breakingly original – stick your hands in all of the finger-paint jars and make something pretty.  Not everything has to be a masterpiece, and you have to have a little fun in order to make the world a better place…So get started!!

I’m sure there are people out there who have something worthwhile to contribute here – we’d love to hear your thoughts!  Talk amongst yah-selves dahlings….

In the meantime, be sure to hook it up so that you don’t miss out on any tantalizing tidbits… and you know they’re tantalizing…!





Project 365; Day 28: 9/6

6 09 2009
Loaf.

Loaf.





Project 365; Day 27: FASHION DRAWING: HOW TO DO IT.

5 09 2009
FASHION DRAWING: HOW TO DO IT.

FASHION DRAWING: HOW TO DO IT.

The directness of this title cracks me up.  Awesome vintage fashion book.








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