I also loved the energy the clothes brought to the set...really just livened and lightened everything up. Sometimes fashion really can take itself too seriously after all. I also got to really play around w/ the Makeup and Hair on this one!
I got to create an AWESOME white girl fro! I've done it before but I think this is the best it's ever looked...I think in part it had to do w/ the fact that Lauren (the model) didn't have SUPER long hair like a lot of models so it really did create a dome sort of fro when I pulled it back in a headband. I have to give a big shout out to my "assistant" although I'd never actually think of her that way Ashley Readings who helped me "set" Lauren's hair in a million hairpins to create the fro. Basically you have to weave the hair in a figure eight around large hair pins and then seal the shape by holding the sectioned pieces in a straightener for about 15-20 secs each, let cool and then when you take it out and brush it FRO CENTRAL!
For the Makeup again I wanted to keep it really bright and playful like the clothes. I did a really simple sweep of intense teal shadow across the lid and a bit of a shimmery teal on the highlight very lightly. Did both upper and lower lashes (wanted it to almost have a doll feel). A pop of fuchsia on the lips and a nice pink on the cheeks and we were done!
Lauren did such a great job too of bringing the energy and playfulness that the clothes needed! The only thing I felt slightly bad about was after the shoot I found out she actually had to go to work (Roots) immediately after...fro and all. She tried to slick it down and pull it back a bit...:S
Photographer Renee Rodenkirchen
Stylist Alexandra Loeb
Makeup & Hair Jessica Jean Myers
Hair Assistant Ashley Readings
Model Lauren (Elmer Olsen)