A low warm tone wailed and bubbled trailing off into a vibration, coming back as a blare, almost a cry. It was like honey dripping into hot, dark tea, solid melting into liquid at the bottom of the cup. The spot light appeared on an empty stage. The trumpet began a sultry ebbing pattern interrupted by notes spilling off the piano as the glitz of a million tiny sequins flashed. It took her weeks to painstakingly sew each one on the costume by hand. Now the world would see its anticipated extravagance, but few would ever know the pain that goes into the process. After all, that's the show, the stage, the theater, creating the spectacular illusion of a world impossible to exist in reality, but thriving in the eyes of the enchanted observer.
Photography by me
I had a little fun with my makeup and that's not my natural hair. Im still a blonde. I found a vintage swim cap that inspired me to do a 1920s beach bathing suit look. This is actually a vintage Tadashi romper. For my makeup I used these water color like pigments. So much fun, they work just like the water colors we used as children. Add water to your brush, lather and soak up some pigment and paint! I ended up with about the same color mixing mess on the pallet as I did in grade school. For a perfect round blush cheek, try using another elementary favorite, a ruler with shapes cut out... choose the circle and use as a stencil! Really fast and easy. Tip: when using strong colors on your face, apply a little heavier foundation on that area to protect your skin from absorbing any of the makeup color, preventing stain.
I have been obsessed with 1970s film and coloring ever since I saw American Hustle. Its something about that paper texture and the film grain. Even though I was shooting for 1920s, I let a little 70s leak through.
If you haven't found me there yet, Im on Instagram and YouTube. Here is a little video form the shoot that can also be found on there.