ITS BEEN A WHILE – Last evening the fabulous Kate T come over for her baptism by fire and introduction to make-up Club.
We had a vague idea about flash gels blue/red, a rack of wardrobe and a whole heap of wigs, Kate picked her outfit (Me (& Luke) insisted on the blonde wig) and she become foreign film post modern Femme fatale, well that’s how I see it. Planning and fabrications for the next one but it feels good to wear more make-up then a drag queen, throw feathers, wiggle sparklers and wake up to carnage in the kitchen, still with a full face of MU woops. I enjoyed strutting like a tart in front of the camera too, these are my fav of Kate.
Model – Kate Thompson
Art Direction – Karen Penman
Photographer – Greg Kitten
Next MUC tentatively gonna be a black and white Cecil Beaton effort and Mrs Maraj’s (now she has had her lushous little man) is bringing her beautiful face and MU skills for more MUC funsies, pumped BOOM.
Inspired by pinterest but used ribbon instead of thread and made the cape.
Got frustrated when I mucked up casting my hands TWICE for my creature suit and using the alginate for the cape was a happy accident, a positive from the fuck ups.
Super cool make up by Kate, I really loved this in person – FUN. This was a bizarre experience, half an hour eyes shut for make up application, then all photos with my eyes shut, at least I could talk so better than life casting my face but still, something a bit different.
I really enjoyed the fabrication with the head dress last week, so decided to sculpt but instead of adding the prosthetic to the face, I’ve made fins.
Sculpted in clay, cast in gelatin, reinforced with wire for mounting on head, liquid latex and extra gelatine flashing. I’m hoping to keep the skin translucency in the photos.
Also cast lost of variations on eyebrows, had envisaged then as coral but having painted with my AA Temptu Pro Trauma kit (great blood and bruise colours) It all looks a little more horror film, but this I kinda like. I’m thinking red wig, over head shot submerged in the bath but we shall see.
I knew for this I was more concerned with getting the ‘look’ and I love love love these images, no one was convinced by the gills but I could see it ethereal in my head and it worked. The warmth of the water melted the fins but it was worth it, all grinny to be creating creatures 🙂
Using all my ballet skills here 🙂 Love the contouring and the styling worked out too.
I had a lot of fun styling this one, not to plan at all (as my glitter girl Ila wanted to play too) but OH yes there are two dinosaurs in these shots FINE HOLIDAY FUN
Kate got into fabrication this week and made the Fire Queen Crown, exceptional – loved it.