Saying all this, I am loving every second of it. Each day has brought something new and even more exciting. One of the best days this week (though all have been fun and exciting in their own ways) was Thursday, working with Marco Sanges on his gallery preview. If you don't know who Marco Sanges is, please check him out on: www.marcosanges.com .
I have never worked on a production like this before and I hope it wasn't the last time. The interesting people I met was unbelievable and the talent surrounding me had me in awe most of the day!
There were 29 people needing hair and make-up done. All in 1920'-30's style with a bit of a twist. The men and women all had a touch of Otto Dix. Their characters weren't supposed to be naturally beautiful...but in their harsh make-up and strange hair they looked beautiful in their own grotesque ways. You just couldn't take your eyes off them.
There were a total of 6 make-up artists 5 hair stylists. Though I do hair as well, I stuck to make-up that day and had Kylie as my hair stylist. Kylie does make-up as well but our day just panned out with me doing make-up and Kylie sticking to hair, which she did beautifully.
But this doesn't mean I didn't assist with hair, especially when it came to the girls who had to have their hair standing straight up into a cone shape on their heads. Luckily all my sculpting and pottery making enabled me to help Svajunas Grybe, a brilliant hair stylist, create a stable base for the hair to mold around...by placing a paper coffee cup on the head and pulling part of the hair through it and then shaping the hair around it! I was pretty pleased with myself...considering Svanjunas is pretty spectacular!
I, myself, worked on 4 of the actresses that day. My first actress was Tanya Jarvis who was playing an Otto Dix character in a top hat and monocle. Tanya was lovely and sweet and had a soft Russian accent that I soaked up during our little make-up session.
Here is Tanya (the blonde) with another lovely lady from the show.
After Eliza I moved straight on to Maria...a darling Italian dancer who has been living in London as long as I have. Maria Rita Salvi seemed shy at first but once we started talking I really warmed to her and found myself completely engrossed in everything she had to say. Maria had Otto Dix style make-up as well, so I quickly worked my skills and applied some suitably unflattering make-up!