This last weekend I had the pleasure of working as a hair & makeup artist for the dolls in attendance at the Australian Tattoo & Body Art Expo in Sydney. It was a colourful occasion, that I was most thrilled to be part of. As the title suggests, much excitement went on around me, though here is a glimpse of my experience.
Bright eyed and bushy tailed, 5 bags in hand, I arrived at the Royal Hall of Industries. It was a hot day…perhaps Summer’s last hoorah!- Thank gosh it was cool inside!
I had never been to such a fanfare and couldn’t help but think I didn’t quite fit in, with my lack of inked skin. Alas, amongst the rows of tattoo artists, I found the- oh so cute, Stealth Photographics booth.
Stealth celebrates all things vintage and pinup. Roaming across Australia, it is run by the lovely Miss Sarah-May. Sarah captures dolls adorned in costumes from her vast collection, set in a classic, vintage scenes.
Throughout the day I set about doing many wing lined eyes, peachy cheeks and bright red lips, typical of pinup style. With hair to match, I pinned curls, rolled victory’s and teased the s*** out of those poor girls’ hair. An all-round timeless looks that seemed to suit everyone!
This opportunity was both exhilarating and inspiring, and I look forward to doing more pinup style shoots in the future. A great day was had, and I’d like to thank Sarah for this fantastic opportunity!
(Must note** Top left of collage- model’s own makeup and combined effort on the hair…Professional snaps to come!)