Come to the Cabaret

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

As a huge fan of musicals, I had to recreate the iconic look of Sally Bowles. I have mentioned it a couple of times before, while writing about the history of make-up, that one of my favourite eras are the Roaring Twenties. I have studied it as a part of my faculty course, and I got into it even more, while researching the books from that period. From fashion, to the culture in general. I love musicals the most for two main reasons, music and make-up. It's the combination of the two things I adore. I can sing the songs as well as recreate the make up. It's the mixture of theatrical fashion, make-up, music, dance. Everything I enjoy.
 Indeed, there is something special about musicals that I find so attractive and connected to my personality. Sally Bowles is a charming, beautiful lady, eccentric, and to a degree, pretentious. But she is also innocent and childlike. That appeal is something I can relate to. Liza Minnelli is certainly the best performer of that role. She performed the role of her lifetime, making the character recognizable by her own style and iconic look.
I tried to make everything as similar as possible. I didn't want to change my face shape or something like that, but adapt it. I wanted it to look as natural as possible, but still representative of that look. I find it the most challenging thing. You can draw on your face, make drag queen looks, and look like somebody else. The truth is, I hate that. I appreciate when someone recreates iconic looks by adapting it to the face, making it look real and natural as possible.








Hugs and kisses
Angelica

6 comments:

  1. Wow, you look amazing!! I once had my fringe cut like that. I only wish I'd used it for a fancy dress costume :(

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  2. Predivna i ovde si me bas bas odusevila sa sminkom, idejom i inspiracijom.
    Obozavam Lizu i Cabaret <3
    Mozda moj omiljeni film ikada :)

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