Boo! Happy Halloween! My last look was inspired by the amazingly gorgeous jeweled skeletons of saints found throughout catacombs in Europe. Look them up and sob over their beauty and bling. I created the headpiece, face pieces, hand piece and chest piece pretty much out of scratch (thread, wire, beads, gems, ribbons, fabric, etc.) It was very draining and time consuming and I'm sure I lost my mind a few times (hence the dull photos of late and lack of posts) but I usually don't finish most of my beading projects so I'm glad I did this time. It was even more rewarding with the creepy and nearly unrecognizable photos I took of myself. It's actually just as creepy in person, from what I could see through the eye pieces.

The rest of the looks are rather simple in comparison. I've been obsessed with making my skin look as flawless as possible with a few new products I've been trying by Hourglass. I had a few other makeup looks in mind but decided to save those for other shoots. To tie up this shoot, I incorporated stuff layered on my face that's not makeup. I do wish I would've had more far away/outfit shots and that my boots were more visible, they're wonderful.

Other inspirations for this shoot include roses, the color red, the movie Jigoku, photographs by Kishin Shinoyama, and various shows by Raf Simons for Christian Dior.

FIRST LOOK: vinyl jacket thrifted/vintage | thigh high boots off brand/thrifted | bra American Apparel | rabbit fur collar (worn around face) off brand/thrifted
SECOND LOOK: sheer spotted bonnet (worn over face) off brand/secondhand
LAST LOOK: headpiece, face pieces, hand piece, chest piece handmade by me | shirt Forever 21 | bolero vintage Frederick's of Hollywood/thrifted

SIMPLE FACE: eyes Urban Decay Primer Potion | Coastal Scents Hot Pots in Kokomo Cafe and Ash Grey | Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof | L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
CRITTER EYE: red spotted lantern fly from Oracle - Fine Curosities
GLITTER MOUTH: red craft glitter | Mehron creme makeup in red
SKELETON FACE: eyes, lips, and face Urban Decay Primer Potion | Mehron creme makeup in white and yellow | Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof and Tako
NAILS: OPI in Skyfall and Revlon top coat, then a coat of OPI in Goldeneye for the skeleton look

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  1. Amazing job, girl! The beading work is impeccable! I really appreciate your dedication to not only your make up and adornments but the calculated and brilliantly executed photography and editing.

  2. This is gorgeous,I think its my favorite of all of your shoots. Happy Halloween!


  4. I am in awe of your talent! THis is absolutely my favorite shoot of yours so far! The head/face/hand/chest pieces are AMAZING. Seriously FANTASTIC, AMAZING, etc etc

  5. When I die, I want my bones to be picked clean and bleached white, and then I would like somebody to glue rhinestones all over my skeleton, please.


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