My Mother's Wedding Dress and Other Questionable Things

Yesterday I did my 3rd shoot for the Academy of Cosmetic Sciences and Arts. Each shoot they have 4 different looks for the graduate makeup artists to complete: bridal, vintage/red lip, smokey evening look, and a final avant garde fashion theme that changes for each class. This shoot's theme was insane asylum/straight jackets with pops of neon colors.

The day started with a call time at 7am and we began actually putting makeup on models at 10am. To say the least modeling is a lot of waiting and patience.

My airbrush base. 

One of the ACAS students and the beautiful model Elizabeth Noel. 

Me in my mother's wedding dress. It's difficult to put it in word's but it was creepily beautiful to wear my mom's wedding dress.  I love that it's not like the typical wedding dress, it has a beautiful and delicate 1940's aura to it with it's mermaid tail bottom. And the lace on-top of the dusty pink silk gave such an ethereal look and feel to the dress.....I never thought I'd be the type to ever want to wear my mother's wedding dress when (or if) I ever get married, but after wearing this dress for more than 30 seconds, well, let's just say if marriage ever comes this dress will certainly be in my top 5. 

Look 2: Vintage/Red Lip. 

The final look: insane asylum/straight jacket with pops of color. Manny Perez (the photographer) watching me attempt to take a picture of Elizabeth Noel with my straight jacket on. Not easy. 

My final look

Our make-shift "Safe Room" with model Chloe Cypert