PROFESSIONAL POUT

























It's about damn time. I've been shooting this for well over a week now, and it's been planned for even longer. I'm happy to finally be done and move on. I had so many things I wanted to smush together in one shoot that it ended up a mess and I scrapped quite a bit. Originally, I planned on making everything look like film stills and focus on clothing, but that required much wider shots and I sadly don't have enough space at my house. I tried. The first image is the only one that worked. It's also the only one in color because I just want to turn everything black and white these days. The last nail color I used is cute though, I'll have to photograph it properly soon. Regular posting should be back on track shortly.

Inspired by vintage mugshots, Christian Dior Fall 2001 RTW, Drive, Faster Pussycat! Kill!... Kill!, Liquid Sky, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Soft Cell's Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, White Zombie's La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1, Siouxsie and the Banshees' Red Light ("she falls into frame with a professional pout"), Serge Lutens, Helmut Newton, Olaf Martens, Kembra Pfahler, Cass Bird's "Most Wanted" editorial in Dazed & Confused April 2013, Inge Grognard (specifically her work for Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2003 RTW which I replicated for one of my looks), Andy Warhol's portraits of Mick Jagger, the all blue bathroom in Nowhere, and the high school girl's bathroom in Twin Peaks.

Makeup + outfit info

In order of when I shot each look:

FIRST LOOK
dress vintage/thrifted

Eyes | Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof | Givenchy Eye Fly Mascara in Black | off brand jumbo eyelashes (They're actually a little farther back from my actual eyelashes than they should be, which made it somewhat easier to see, however I just have trouble wearing false eyelashes in general. These were too fun to pass up!)
Lips | OCC lip tars in NSFW and Queen
Face | OCC lip tar in Pris (worn as highlight)


SECOND LOOK
top vintage/thrifted

Eyes | Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof | Givenchy Eye Fly Mascara in Black
Lips | L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Endless Red


THIRD LOOK
top vintage/thrifted | skirt vintage/thrifted | belt vintage/secondhand

Eyes | innocent+twisted alchemy eyeshadow in J'aQ in the Box | NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker in Carbon Black | Maybelline Great Lash mascara in Pop of Purple
Lips | Smashbox lipgloss in Go Bare


FOURTH LOOK
top vintage/thrifted | pants BDG

Eyes | L'Oreal HIP eyeshadow duo in Electrified | NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker in Carbon Black | Maybelline Great Lash mascara in Pop of Purple
Lips | Maybelline Vivid ColorSensational lipstick in On Fire Red


FIFTH LOOK
top ASOS | pants BDG

Eyes | L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Glistening Garnet | Maybelline 24/7 Color Tattoo in Edgy Emerald | NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker in Carbon Black | Maybelline Great Lash mascara in Pop of Purple
Lips | OCC lip tar in Melange


SIXTH LOOK
top vintage/thrifted | pants Gap

Eyes/Face/Neck | NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker in Carbon Black | Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof | Givenchy Eye Fly Mascara in Black
Lips | Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #22 | Smashbox lipgloss in Crystal


SEVENTH LOOK
dress vintage/thrifted | tights Walmart | boots thrifted/modified | necklace handmade

Eyes | L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Perpetual Purple | Maybelline 24/7 Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze | Maybelline Great Lash mascara in Totally Teal
Lips | Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain in 27 Pêche Cerra-Cola
Face | MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish in Whisper of Gilt


EIGHTH LOOK | based on Inge Grognard's makeup for Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2003 RTW
top vintage/thrifted | bracelet Hot Topic (yes, probably from 2003-ish)

Eyes/Face | Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Perversion | Cinema Secrets cream makeup in Black | Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof | Givenchy Eye Fly Mascara in Black
Lips | Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #22


NAILS (the colors aren't even visible but eh, here they are anyway)
LOOKS 1, 2, 3, 6
American Apparel in Downtown L.A.
Revlon top coat

LOOKS 4, 5, 7, 8
Illamasqua in Jo'mina
Revlon top coat

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12 comments

  1. This was so perfect. You completely captured the mood of the movies, esp Twin Peaks and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
    I absolutely love the first photo.

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  2. So perfect!! All of the photos look magnificent, I can tell you put a lot of work into them. You are so talented, amazing job!!!

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  3. This is too much. In love with that first photo in the car and the cinematic feel of everything! ahhhh! Really amazing.

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  4. I simply adore this!
    Gorgeous and well executed!
    Lauren you are amazing!

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