IF YOU MEET YOUR DOUBLE, YOU SHOULD KILL THEM












It's been a long time coming, I finally did a doppelgänger themed shoot.

You don't want to know how long everything took, but I guess my absence from posting kind of gives some idea. I'd like to note that I was completely alone while shooting and there were no stand-ins or anything. For some shots, it was very easy to set up and edit together, but for others like the eyeball licking one, the angles had to be just right. There's so much Photoshop going on... It was really fun. I seem to always have the best happy accidents and discover new effects in ways I wouldn't have tried otherwise. I feel like I'm pretty good with post-processing and retouching, but this shoot really helped refine my skills when it comes to the extreme details and colors/tones.

Main references and inspiration: Suehiro Maruo and eyeball licking, Miu Miu Spring 2013 RTW and its campaign, along with its inspiration from the film Red Desert, the hair headbands at John Galliano Fall 2001 RTW, the words written under eyes at Tao Fall 2008 RTW with my version using a quote from the film El Topo, Björk photographed by Andrea Giacobbe, the horsetail shoulder piece that Marilyn Manson wore during the Holy Wood era, the film Christiane F., and films by Gaspar Noé. Plus, lots of musical inspiration from David Bowie's Station to Station, Heroes, and Low, and Thomas Bangalter's soundtrack for Irréversible. The title of this post is a slightly modified version of a quote by Alfred Hitchcock.

Makeup + outfit info

FIRST LOOKS
LEFT
Clothes | collared shirt, cashmere sweater, polyurethane pants, Victorian feather boa vintage/thrifted
Eyes | Coastal Scents hot pot eyeshadow in Violetta, Maroon Berry, and Burnt Umber, innocent+twisted alchemy eyeshadow in Tragic Cord, L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Lips | Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #22
Face | WolfeFX Hydrocolor in Black


RIGHT
Clothes | leather top, leather pants vintage/thrifted, ostrich skin chest piece, horse tail and fox face shoulder piece handmade
Eyes | Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof, Coastal Scents hot pot eyeshadow in Violetta, Maroon Berry, and Burnt Umber, innocent+twisted alchemy eyeshadow in Tragic Cord, L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Lips | Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #22, NARS Illuminator in Copacabana
Face | WolfeFX Hydrocolor in Black


SECOND LOOK
Clothes | leather pants, leather coat, shoes vintage/thrifted

THIRD/FOURTH LOOKS
LEFT
Clothes | angora turtleneck vintage/DKNY, horsehair headband bangs handmade
Eyes | MAC Extra Dimension eyeshadow in Rich Core and Modern Pewter, Detrivore Cosmetics eyeshadow in Coffin, L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Lips | OCC Stained Gloss lip tar in Voyeur
Face | NARS Illuminator in Copacabana, MAC Extra Dimension eyeshadow in Modern Pewter, Detrivore Cosmetics eyeshadow in Coffin


RIGHT
Clothes | angora turtleneck vintage/DKNY, horsehair headband bangs handmade
Eyes | MAC Extra Dimension eyeshadow in Rich Core and Modern Pewter, Detrivore Cosmetics eyeshadow in Coffin, L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Face | NARS Illuminator in Copacabana, MAC Extra Dimension eyeshadow in Modern Pewter, Detrivore Cosmetics eyeshadow in Coffin
Nails | Orly Top2Bottom (base coat), Orly in French White, NYX in Bubble Gum, NYX in Grand Central Station (top coat)


FIFTH/SIXTH LOOK
Eyes | Coastal Scents hot pot eyeshadow in Timeless Taupe, Detrivore Cosmetics eyeshadow in Tomb and Coffin, Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadow in Headshrinker, Elf clear mascara, L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Lips | OCC lip tar in Sebastian
Nails | Orly Top2Bottom (base coat), Zoya in Kennedy, NYX in Grand Central Station (top coat)


SEVENTH/EIGHTH LOOK
Clothes | bra American Apparel, vinyl skirt Topshop, fur earrings handmade, red fur coat vintage/secondhand, gun comb off brand
Eyes | Coastal Scents hot pot eyeshadow in Timeless Taupe, Detrivore Cosmetics eyeshadow in Tomb and Coffin, Elf clear mascara, L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Nails | Orly Top2Bottom (base coat), Zoya in Kennedy, NYX in Grand Central Station (top coat)


NINTH/TENTH LOOK
Eyes | Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Bulletproof, Coastal Scents hot pot eyeshadow in Timeless Taupe, Detrivore Cosmetics eyeshadow in Tomb and Coffin, Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadow in Headshrinker, Smashbox lipgloss in Crystal, Elf clear mascara, L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Lips | OCC lip tar in Vintage and NSFW, WolfeFX Hydrocolor in Black and Red
Nails | Orly Top2Bottom (base coat), Zoya in Kennedy, NYX in Grand Central Station (top coat)


*NOTE* I may have forgotten a few products here and there. Everything in the past few weeks has meshed together in my mind.

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14 comments

  1. This turned out so fucking good. Like, damn.

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  2. Wow wow wow! Löves your pictures, you are inspiring.

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  3. Love it! especially the last pic is great.

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  4. SIMPLY Amazing! But the tongue pictures aren't that perfect. I'm loving the last 4 ones.
    You're a genius.

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  5. These are so freaky I love them!! My favourite has to be your two heads with the yellow nails

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  6. This is crazy good! Totally spectacular. That comb is so wicked. I would do anything to be able to shoot with you, it seems like it would be the coolest thing ever! Great job!

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    1. Thank you. Aw, I'd love to photograph you! Maybe some day~

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  7. OKAY! where have u been all this time! just ended up here via WeHaveNoStyle...I've only done a couple of scrolls but I'm a fan already. FINALLY someone doing somethingelse....keep it up, I love your darkness and whateverism about everythingelse happening on the blogosphere <3 x x x x -G.

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