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Happy Slap Boutique @ Rumpus – Shiny!

10 Apr

This weekend I worked with the ever wonderful Happy Slap at Rumpus in London.

The theme was shiny, and oh boy – do Happy Slap Boutique know how to do shiny!!

Ross

Ross

We bought about 17kg of glitter, and by the end of the night, every happy person in the place was covered in the stuff. It’s still happily trailing its way around my clothing, house, housemates, my cat and generally anything I have come into contact within the past few days. It’s a good job I like glitter.

Photography: Michael Marks

Photography: Michael Marks

On the night we had our performers in bald caps (it never ceases to amaze me how good people look in bald caps – particularly glitter covered bald caps.), we also did some collaborative body paints which was a new experience and also lots of fun, it helped eradicate that feeling of getting too intimately obsessed with a piece when on a tight time schedule, moving onto the next person as and when needed.

As usual, I can’t wait for the next one! Find us at Beaverworks for Beaverfest and the Rumpus Mega Event in June!

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Hair & Makeup: Victoria Stansfield

Hair & Makeup: Victoria Stansfield

Glitter Bath

Glitter Bath

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Dok Haze’s Circus of Horrors

25 Nov

On Sunday, I ventured down to London to see some lovely friends of mine; actually playing out for a change rather than working – I even got to finally attend the reggae roast night and had a delicious nut roast.

Monday arrived and it was time for the main event! Tash and I made it over to Piccadilly Circus just in time to see the show (following a session of hair highlights, a skill I’ve not practiced in a while.). Here I am with the show’s lorry before the event!

Pre-Show

Pre-show

The initial section of the first half of the show had me slightly disappointed in the performance. Perhaps I’m just cynical but I didn’t really believe in the acts and it was a little brash for my taste. However, as the first half moved forward, the acts and attitudes progressed and my interest heightened.

I loved the second half. I absolutely loved the acrobats, they were amazing! I loved their skeleton act and didn’t want them to leave the stage. There was also a man who gave literally the most amazing balancing act I’ve ever seen, that man had SKILL! I won’t spoil any surprises, but its definitely worth hanging on in there with the expectations and there are certainly some skilled people in the show.

Acrobatics

Acrobatics

If you like your rock n’ roll and circus performance with a few cringey twists – I’d go see this for sure. I left the building happy; having had fun and singing their perfect ending tune. I even bought a hoodie. Back to Leeds at 8am.

Post-show

Post-show

Teaching Makeup

29 Oct

Recently I have found myself teaching lots of people bits of makeup; be it people who are generally interested in doing makeup, do face painting at events, or performers seeking to improve their act.

Initially, I was cautious of sharing, cautious of adding competition to an already saturated industry. However, I quickly came to realise that what ever you want from the world, is what you should be giving yourself – why stifle happiness, progress and art when you can help spread it! I think having positive faith in the world and the depth of people is important, in fact it’s a view that is vital to my mental well being. Look after the world and it will look after you.

So, recently I’ve been teaching both John Godbolt and Sophia Weatley (Bella Trix) some performance makeup, so they can do it themselves when on the job. The simplest of tips can make something so much better! In return I’ve been receiving stilt and hoops lessons – and I am improving for sure, it’s exciting stuff! I’ll be posting videos up as soon as I can get something good (or at least entertaining) sorted.

Here are Jon’s makeup efforts from last week’s lesson:

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Makeup by John Godbolt

Makeup by John Godbolt

Makeup by John Godbolt

If anyone ever wants help with something they enjoy doing, please just get in touch and I will be more than happy to help. I have found Facebook is a great way to ask for/give advice!

Anyway. I think all I’m trying to say with this one is don’t keep your knowledge all locked up and to yourself. Spread it around as someone did for you and you’re sure to find yourself and your world much richer for it.

IMATS 2013

22 Jun

SATURDAY

I forgot how busy the IMATS gets!

I was a little disappointed that there were no paint stall this year, i wanted to update my body painting kit! However at least there were lots of body painters displaying their work to give me inspiration! My favourite shop hands down has to be Bdellium tools. I am in love with their brushes – I bought 14 of them.  I really think they should ask me to work for them because I could then show people how awesome they are and every else will want to buy them too!

I also bought a new face painting brush kit from Royal & Langnickel – for festivals and other mainly paint based jobs, as I am sick of finding glitter in my “normal” makeup. I’m pretty damn excited to use it and glad to be downsizing; less cleaning of brushes (the most boring thing about the job..) and I only use a few brushes usually anyway! I got some new super dense Kabukis for body paints too; I love them. I also got some dedicated brushes for white greasepaint… if anyone dares to mix these up at festivals they will be in trouble!

Initially i had been most excited about the talks and demonstrations, however i wasn’t grabbed by them. I would have liked to have heard more about the technical processes, products and tools rather than about the artists themselves. Yolanda Bartram was good though, I definitely got a few ideas about how to do a body paint – something I really want to do in the near future – she was also really helpful in advising me about stencil work.

SUNDAY

This section is actually being written in August, so I am sad to say i have forgotten most of what I would have loved to share with you. The second day consisted mainly f buying items for the Happy slap Boutique kits and yet more Bdellium tools brushes for myself. I wasn’t able to tick everything off my list but i have many new items to play with.

The highlight of my Sunday was assisting Grace McComisky in her demonstration for Temptu Airbrush, Here is a cheeky little picture form their Twitter feed:

Temptu twitter feed.

Temptu twitter feed.

We also got given some free goodies from Dana at Ben Nye – I love their products! they have already been put to use this year particularly in my fashion work.

I look forward to attending next year, however I would hopefully like to work with a stall so I can get more experience speaking to people about the products and services companies can offer.

Happy Slap Boutique: Rumpus Vol. 16

22 Jun

I haven’t been able to update this post from images only in a while, so I shall elaborate briefly!

Once again I had the pleasure of working with Happy Slap Boutique at Rumpus. The theme was greatest stories never told, and our room hosted the unhappily ever after chapter of this magical event. Surrounded by blood stained books and a skeleton chandelier, we created a stage of gruesome performances and filled the room with the kind of funky bass beats you can’t help but dance to.

Happy Slap welcomed some new faces to the team, including the enthusiastic Mr Daniel Focker who amazed us with great performances and awesome gymnastics – he even had the bouncers filming his backflips!

As always, I cannot wait to play out at the next Rumpus and explore with all the amazing creature that attend – until next time!

PHOTOGRAPHER:

PHOTOGRAPHER: Hyder Images

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Marks

MUA: Victoria Stansfield PHOTOGRAPHER:

MUA: Victoria Stansfield
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Marks

MUA: Victoria Stansfield PHOTOGRAPHER:

MUA: Victoria Stansfield
PHOTOGRAPHER: Hyder Images

Photo Shoot: Bath Fun with Sofi & Scott

22 Jun

Today I worked with one of my favorite and special friend photographers Scott Salt. We had not yet worked together despite the amount of ideas that had been mentioned so we got it together and found the beautiful little Sofi to come and play with us.

The shoot was initially to be fashion based and shot outdoors, however with miserable weather and a petite model who would fit in a bath perfectly we decided to get our creative minds together and hatch another plan. We decided to colour our water and head towards a more other worldly vision, rather than the standard flowers and candles in the bath look (which whilst pretty its not very inspiring!).

I decided to go for a monotone looking the makeup, using fashion inspired techniques and using a palette of greys, silvers, whites and blacks. At the last moment i decided throwing my powders into the water and across her face may give us an interesting look, blending the water and face into one rather than separate beings. I also experimented with adding glitters (gold and black) and gold sequins. These methods turned out fantastic and created a sense of movement and emotion within the water.

Working with these guys was amazing and i hope to work with them again after the festival season!

MUA: Victoria Stansfield MODEL: Little Sofi PHOTOGRAPHER: Scott Salt

MUA: Victoria Stansfield
MODEL: Little Sofi
PHOTOGRAPHER: Scott Salt

MUA: Victoria Stansfield MODEL: Little Sofi PHOTOGRAPHER: Scott Salt

MUA: Victoria Stansfield
MODEL: Little Sofi
PHOTOGRAPHER: Scott Salt

MUA: Victoria Stansfield MODEL: Little Sofi PHOTOGRAPHER: Scott Salt

MUA: Victoria Stansfield
MODEL: Little Sofi
PHOTOGRAPHER: Scott Salt

MUA: Victoria Stansfield MODEL: Little Sofi PHOTOGRAPHER: Scott Salt

MUA: Victoria Stansfield
MODEL: Little Sofi
PHOTOGRAPHER: Scott Salt

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MUA: Victoria Stansfield MODEL: Little Sofi PHOTOGRAPHER: Scott Salt

MUA: Victoria Stansfield
MODEL: Little Sofi
PHOTOGRAPHER: Scott Salt

Photo Shoot: Funtime Bathtime!

29 May

Yesterday I worked with the amazing Scott Salt (Photographer) and Little Sofi (Model) and we carried out some bath based fun.

Here is a little teaser shot for you…
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