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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It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus!!

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  I found this awesome shirt from one of my favorite witch movies, “Hocus Pocus.” I remember seeing this movie in the theater when I was little, (Aww, memories,) and I still love it after all this time. Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker are hilarious as the notorious  Sanderson sisters. It’s such a fun movie and is a definite “Must Watch,” for Halloween….although I enjoy it any time of the year. Because “Hocus Pocus” is such a Halloween classic, I had to post a photo of me wearing one of the most popular quotes from the film and showing my love for it, 23 years later.

Film of the Week, Amélie

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I absolutely love French films and briefly lived in France a long time ago and loved it. My favorite French film, actually one of my favorite films in general, is Jean Pierre Jeunet’s creation, “Amélie.” Audrey Tautou is an amazing actress in general and is extremely beautiful, comical, sensitive, and passionate in this film.

How can you not love a beautiful porcelain-skinned girl with a short jet black bob?

There are so many wonderful things about the movie “Amélie” that it’s hard to mention just one thing. The first main thing is all the different colors of the film that the director perfectly placed in every scene. On my double disc dvd in the “extras” section, it’s so neat and fun to watch and learn  the concepts and meanings behind the color use and how the director and choreographer talk about enhancing the film with its unique and beautiful color palette. I loved my time in Paris and the movie scenes bring back such lovely and picturesque memories.  

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The color usage definitely inspires not only my style and wardrobe but also a lot of my art work.

Another thing that I love and find inspiring about Amélie’s character is how she takes pleasure in the simple things in her life, from dipping her hands in sacks of grains to just feel the texture, skipping stones in the canal, to doing one of my favorite things, cracking the top of creme brulee with a spoon.  Enjoying simple things in life is very significant and important and is something I definitely cultivate and want to continue to cultivate even more in my own life.

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“Amélie” is another movie that has a soundtrack and an instrumental score that I absolutely love and play frequently around my house, especially when I’m getting work done. It just makes you feel good inside. I also love Audrey Tautou’s simple but elegant look throughout the film and love to take a page out of her book of style when possible.

The whole story line of “Amélie” is brilliant and I always enjoy watching her journey though out the film; from her starting out being an isolated figure most of the time, to helping people around her and that she cares about, to finding true love and finally allowing herself to be vulnerable and have her heart completely open to receive the love that she deserves. 

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I absolutely love Jean Pierre Jeunet and his work but Amélie is definitely his best piece. If you haven’t seen this flick, you definitely must!

 

 

Weekly Movies That Inspire Me,CRY-BABY

07363My hubby came out with this cool concept for my blog here which is to post weekly films that inspire me style wise, in art, in inspirational quotes, and more. I know you’ve seen my past blog posts about horror films and clothing that inspire me but I wanted this to be  a little different. These films I’m going to post are for inspiration whether it’s a makeup look, a time period, fashion, music, or other things. I do get my personal style from many different formats.

This weeks film pick is JOHN WATER’S, CRY-BABY! I’ve loved this film since I was little. How can you not love Johnny Depp as a sexy DRAPE? I love the fashion style of this film set in 1960, with a greaser and rockabilly look that is very hot and sexy and I would wear every DRAPE outfit in the movie, especially compared to the boring straight-laced sick WIFFLE boys. 

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One of the best lines in CRYBABY is when Ricki Lake says to pretty square Alison for the first time meeting her saying, “First thing a Cry baby girl learns is, our busoms are our weapons.” Classic line.  And when the girls give Alison her a bad beauty makeup look was awesome.

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Besides the awesome fashion style, the music soundtrack is amazing and I love John Waters. If you haven’t seen this cult classic film, it’s definitely a must-see!