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Finallllly a new shoot. I've been busy lately with all kinds of stuff, like I shot backstage at the West 18th Street Fashion Show recently, and I'm starting several other projects. My birthday was on the 25th. I didn't do much other than go thrifting and vintage clothes shopping, but my mom did buy me the Lonely Lingerie bra above. I guess I just exhausted myself every single day I shot this by gluing each and every one of those goddamn eyelashes on individually. I don't even want to think about it. The whole month of June is just a blur to me.

Main references and inspiration: 1960s-1970s, Aquirax Uno, Amanda Lear, David Bowie, the cover art for Bram Stoker's Heavy Rock Spectacular, Tina Aumont, John Kacere, the film Belladonna of Sadness, various giallo and Euro-horror movies, various art published in Oz Magazine, etc.

Clothing: lip print underwear American Apparel, rose print dress vintage from Vintage Vogue, black and silver jumpsuit vintage/thrifted, metal shoes vintage Pleaser, floral pants vintage from Vintage Vogue, muscle tank Forever 21, polyurethane overall dress vintage/thrifted, bodysuit Forever 21, bra Lonely Lingerie from Birdies

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  1. This might be my fave shoot of yours EVERRRR! Love it! (Also best hair/dream hair/babe hair!)

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  2. Happy Birthday! Reminds me of posters from The Fillmore Theater - early psychedelic prints paired with photographs

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, I've been looking into psychedelic prints and posters a lot lately. I actually used to draw/write very similarly to those styles - I was inspired by the lettering in the Moloko bar scene in the film A Clockwork Orange, back when I was probably like 12, but never knew much about the style until recent years. Ah, it all makes my eyes burn so good~

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  3. I had missed your marvellous work. Joy overcomes my soul when you post. :D
    These are haunting and provoking. Those lashes are totally worth it, as they have movement between them making it look rather natural (as if one could grow lashes at such length). I adore it ♥

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    1. Thank you! Yes, they were worth it even if they're a slight pain in the butt, haha!

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  4. Completely awe inspiring. Your hair looks AMAZING curled!!

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    1. Thank you! I finally figured out how to get it kind of curled, hehe.

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