Urban Decay Jean Michel Basquiat Tutorial

I was so excited to receive my amazing Urban Decay palette with the brand new Basquiat  “Tenat” eye shadow palette. I loved doing this makeup artistic tutortial and hope you enjoy it too.

  The artist Basquiat really inspired me  when I was attending THE ACARDEMY ART  UNIVERSITY in San Francisco. From the  New York grafitti he did as art, to promoting and working in galleries, and of course his relationship with Andy Warhol.

 

 

Jean Michel Basquiat first achieved  fans as part of “Samo,” which was a grafitti  duo who wrote enigmatic  workers of the lower east side of Manhattan. 

By the 1970’s  Basquiat was exhibited with his  neo/expressionist paintings in galleries and musuems.

 

 

He appropriated poetry, drawings, abstract painting and more into his work.

They made a film called, Basquiat in 1996 which includes Jeffrey Wright who played the main character, David Bowie as Andy Warhol, Gary Oldman, Benicio del Toro, and more popular characters, including a  Courtney Love cameo. It’s a fantastic film to see this artist’s journey and I definitely recommend it if you haven’t see it yet.

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Steampunk Burlesque Photo Shoot (Part 2)

Here is Part 2 of my sexy steampunk burlesque photo shoot with Jordan Giuliani. In this part 2 photoshoot, I was photographed on a couch in many different sexy poses and instead of my pencil skirt from part 1 of this shoot, I wore my ruffled burlesque performance shorts with of course my high high heels. I love part 2 of this shoot! ENJOY!!!!

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The Dark Side of Lily

  You all saw my very spooky and awesome post titled, “Pretty Ghouls,” where my girl Sandy made me a dark Princess Lily ring from the movie, “Legend,” and she put a fabulous idea in my head to do an interpretation of the makeup she wore when the character “Darkness,” aka Tim Curry changes her from the innocent princess Lily to the dark goth-like princess. Here are some photos of me channeling the darkness of Lily. This makeup was a lot of fun to do. I also included a makeup tutorial of how I created this look with all the products I used. Enjoy and thank you again Sandy!

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PRODUCTS I USED:

Foundation: Wet n Wild, photo focus foundation in Porcelain, fair/pale.

Powder: Makeup Forever ultra hd micro finishing pressed powder.

Eyes: KatVonD MetalMatte eyeshadow palette, “Jet”.

LimeCrime, “Venus 2” palette, “Boot”.

KatVonD MetalMatte eyeshadow palette, “Synergy” and “Flash”.

NYX roll on shimmer in “Nude”.

Eyebrows: Anastasia dipbrow in “Chocolate”.

Mascara: L’Oréal voluminous butterfly in Black/Noir.

Beauty Mark: The Balm in Schwing

Lipstick: LimeCrime in “Black Velvet”.

Steampunk Burlesque Photo Shoot (Part 1)

Here is my another recent photo shoot that I did titled, “Steampunk Burlesque,” photographed by good friend Jordan Giuliani who as you know did my  “Vintage Springtime Pinup” photo set. If you haven’t seen the photos from that shoot, scroll down or just click on the title, “Vintage Springtime Pinup.”

I love Steampunk and as do Jordan. As a matter of fact, I first met Jordan at a  group photo shoot called, “Steampunk Circus,” where he was the conductor/ringmaster and I was a siamese twin with my girlfriend who had never done a shoot before. It was such a fun day.  Aww memories!

One of the things I really enjoy shooting  with Jordan is how he enjoys showing off  the  beauty and Joie de Vivre of women without being raunchy or to “in your face” He also loves shooting photographs where he portrays women as very powerful beings.

I decided to showcase my new images in two different parts here instead of one enormous blog post to show off the different variations. 

   PART ONE:  We actually first shot in my art studio where I donned my  red, black, and gold steampunk waist corset, black pencil shirt, black high heels, and one of my fabulous and gorgeous bras from the equally fabulous and gorgeous Dita Von Teese. 

I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SHOOT AND THANK YOU!

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Vintage Springtime Pinup

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   A little under two weeks ago on a Saturday, I had a fantastic day of shooting with Jordan Giuliani. I’ve known Jordan for years and he’s such a great friend. We actually have done a few  photo shoots in the past where we BOTH were models and always had a lot of fun. He is a very creative and talented person and his photographic skills are wonderful. I can’t thank him enough for coming out to my neck of the woods to do this project with me.

   When we did our day of shooting we did a few different looks and styles and here is just one of themes we did. It’s a Spring Time Pinup theme that we did outside in my floral vintage dress, Cuban heel stockings, and tall black glitter high heels shoes.

   The weather was perfect for this shoot as well and had a lot of fun.

Here are my favorite photos from my Vintage Springtime Pinup shoot. I hope you enjoy then and stay tuned for the other theme we did.

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To see more of Jordan and his work you can go to these links.

https://www.instagram.com/shadowvox/

http://nullsection.deviantart.com/

Tribute from Camp Crystal Lake

 

    My super sweet and cool friend Crystal Ivy or “Camp Crystal Lake,” made this super awesome photo collage and wrote this really sweet tribute to me which she posted on Instagram, which is where I first met her. She did a few tributes to her friends but I was  the first one. Crystal Ivy and I have a lot of mutual friends on I.G and a lot in common, including horror films, batman, art, and much more. Her I.G tribute had meant so much to me (and still does) when I first saw it that I wanted to definitely post it here.  

When she was working on the collage and statement about me together, she asked me to tell her five random facts about myself to use in it, which I did, which you’ll also see below .

I want to again thank my friend I adore Crystal for thinking of me and putting this together. She’s an awesome chick and very glad I met her and have become good friends with her. Be sure to check her out on instagram under, campcrystlelake .

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“I wanted to recognize some of the beautiful women of horror that I have met thru IG and give you guys a brief intro…there are several of these shout outs I am going to post but this one is the first and probably the only one I will get around to posting tonight. My friend Carlie @carliemichelle66 is one of my good friends and she is a fiercely loyal friend, often the mama bear of her crew. Music is super important to her, and her first concert was Smashing Pumpkins and Kiss when she was 15. She loves animals but her favorite dogs are pugs and Dachshunds. Another fun fact is that she met Angelina Jolie and her Brother shopping on Melrose one day. I love Carlie because she has brains, beauty and charm and we text on a regular basis so I consider her one of my close friends. Go give a follow to this gorgeous and Sweet Bettie Page Doppelganger.”