Saturday, 19 April 2014

L.F RAMBLES - STUFF AND MORE STUFF

 Totally forgot to talk about this, but early September? the first years all got given a third year student and had to come up with something that represents them.... this is what my group came up with! I was pretty flattered - they summed me up pretty well with things I liked, disliked and just odd personality quirks. Thanks guys!
 Start of my last semester. Stuff on my wall to initially inspire me.
We Are Scientists! Fucking awesome. Great gig. And slight crush on Mr Murray. 
My friend gave me a last minute ticket to see Metronomy. I'm familiar with a *few* songs, so I kind of went with fresh ears. Really really good! Great atmosphere and just generally super talented musicians. 
 I'm green and the black doodle is Ben's. We went to a Chris Haughton talk - which was really inspiring. He's a fantastic illustrator and story teller. Check out his books if you can. The colour compositions are majestic.
Nobrow - got all the issues to date. If you like illustration/publishing check them out. They publish the hottest talent around.... and subsequently makes me feel shit! 
 My tutor illustrated this book. Awesome right?
 Some screen printed prints I'm selling to help with fundraising for my degree show. The theme was film.... and the above is what I came up with. It's kind of my humour... I hope someone buys it! My friend told me mine is pretty much the black sheep out of everyone's contribution, opps. 
 MAC ruby woo. Finally own this iconic red. 
Witnessed this aftermath of a daffodil massacre on the way home. That day was pretty bleak (never cried so much in one day). But we all learnt something from it.
 Postcard from Wijtze Valkema to celebrate his studio turning one. Thanks and congrats!
 My flatmates surprised me by buying my shirts. Thanks guys! Pretty awesome to see people rocking my doodles. 
 This is the kind of stuff I Snapchat to my friends. Just at uni looking scratty and eating an apple.
 Looking semi-presentable. Winged eyeliner and plum stained lips.
 I did some henna on Allan, some kind of garden/woodland scene. 
 Some uni work I should of finished awhile ago. It's getting there! I usually find myself getting lost in development and then struggle to find a solution. So I made myself to just DO the finals, and stick with it. The right side is the rough and the left are the finals.
From today! I do a lot of indoor cycling but never any outdoor cycling. Funny huh? Anyway yesterday my friend let me borrow his bike, and after a slightly shaky start (it's been awhile since I've cycled), we decided to go on a massive bike ride to the seaside the next day. We did over 20 miles in total... which is awesome! Except I ate fish and chips... and maybe ice cream..... and then some bubble tea because that's our little thangggg (I committed the worst of all food sins in one day). I earned it though right? Right? Also glad my bag is in the way because I am so stumpy. DAAAAAMN YOU lower half. 

Hey guys, so life kind of took over... or shall I say uni. I don't know if it's just the end of uni or whatever, but I've been such an emotional wimp these couple of months. Anyway things are looking better and I'm a bit more on track with things in my life. Got a month till hand in for my final major project, so I will be slaving for a good month.
Hope you like my small update. And of to see Fuck Buttons next month. YESSSSS.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

L.F DOES S/S - SMOKEY BRIGHT

I'm pretty sure the smudging of my right eye is from the case of itchy eyebrow area whilst I was taking photos... gah sorry! It's really annoying, I've just noticed all the photos are like this. Can you try and pretend it's perfect?
KEY PRODUCTS:
RIMMEL SOFT KOHL KAJAL EYE LINER PENCIL - PURE WHITE
MAC EYE-SHADOW - BIO GREEN, SPROUT, PINK FREEZE AND PARROT
MUFE EYE-SHADOW - 92
MAC MINERALIZE SKINFINISH - LIGHTSCAPADE
MAC BLUSH - TAUPE
CARGO BLUSH - GOTHAM
OCC LIP TAR STAINED GLOSS - NEW WAVE
MODEL CO - ILLUSION NUDE LIP LINER

Hey guys, I acquired some new make-up recently so I just created this look from the mish mash of everything. It's nice playing around with colour for once - from bright aqua blue to a frosted forest green.
I am just incredibly annoyed I managed to smudge the top right eye without realising... SIGH.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

L.F DOES A/W - COOL TONE

McQueen woman - strong yet innocent. Somewhere in the darkness there's always beauty and elegance. Am I making any sense or is this just fashion nonsense? Probably the latter. 
SOURCE
I was initially drawn the the use of gold and silver against this warm ochre winged haze. The face and lips were paled down and paired with a bruised cheek stain.
No brows just highlights how I have zero facial definition *le sigh*
My interpretation is very a cool toned version and the wing of the eye is less heightened. The overall undertone gives a more corpse-like vibe but it's interesting to do a fashion take on looking dead whilst playing around with metallics. Gold and silver make a good pairing!
KEY PRODUCTS:
MUFE FLASH COLOUR - GOLD AND SILVER
MAC PAINT POT - GROUNDWORK
MAC EYESHADOW - ESPRESSO
MAC MINERALIZE SKINFINISH - LIGHT FLUSH
CONCEALER FOR BROWS AND LASHES

Hey guys, so last weeks look was kind of a 'pretty' and feminine, so it's only natural I do the complete opposite this week. It's a bit haunting and not so much beauty enhancing, but it's a fashion take on a looking like a corpse. I mainly focused on the juxtaposition of gold and silver, with a mirage of cool earth tones to bring some sort of definition and structure.
Hope you like it. Also a bit random but I got aggressively verbally abused by some random man today, and even though I don't know the guy and everything he said should be meaningless because it's all untrue, I was really shaken up. Sucks being at the wrong time and place sometimes. 

Sunday, 9 March 2014

L.F RAMBLES - LISTEN AND READ

WOW. Seriously in love after my friend intoduced me to him. He's playing in Leeds soon too...YES.
I'm seeing WAS this week which is super exciting. This song isn't a 'typical' WAS style song... but the lyrics resonate with me. One of my favourites by them.
AMAZING LIVE. See them if you get the chance.
Addictive, been on repeat for me.
When I work at uni I like to have an album playing in the background, decided to have Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the go and became obsessed with this song. 
You might remember me mentioning a collaborative book I did a few posts ago... well here it is. My book with the super talented Ben Armson

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

L.F DOES A/W - LINE ART

Simple but effective. Easy nod to the mods.
I look like a alien! Anyway I would of preferred the lower lash lines to be more straight and less angled. Next time! They look more crazy here.
Rocking the 60s in my pajamas. HOT. 
KEY PRODUCTS:
BOBBI BROWN LONG-WEAR GEL EYELINER - BLACK INK
BLACK EYE-SHADOW
GOSH EXTREME ART EYE LINER - 26
MAC POWDER - TAUPE
MAC LIPSTICK - FANFARE

Hey guys, so this week is another interpretation of the 60s. I know, I'm obsessed! The main feature is the 3 straight drawn on lower lash lines. My lines could be more straighter, but you get the idea. I also added some glitter liner on top just to liven things up. It's graphic, bold and fun!
To work out my lines, I use gel eyeliner to map out the shape and to soften I go over with a black eye-shadow to give a softer diffused edge.
Hope you like it and give it a go :)

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS ROUND UP 9


Dystopian yet innocent looking characters in a lurid hued world. 

Gamine chic. Yes. 

Supermodels galore in bespoke looks. 

Metallics never looks tacky with Chanel.

Texture, colour, light and lines. Beautiful. 

Iconic red lips - Chanel style. 
A true artist at work - so mesmerising to watch. 
Undone graphic strokes.

May or may not of noticed but I've turned into a lip girl now. Ditched the eyes for a bold lip nowadays. 

Saturday, 22 February 2014

L.F DOES A/W - PINK TONE

Haunting and beautiful. Stone is a goddess. 
KEY PRODUCTS:
MAC LIPMIX - CRIMSON
THE BALM - MARY-LOU LUMINIZER 

Hey guys, so this week it was all about contouring in red/pink hues and bleached brows! Some of my favourite techniques. I could of gone more extreme with it, but there is something quite soft and gentle with the delicate tonal changes - even atmospheric. It's a bit haunting and plays around with the divide between ugly and beautiful.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

L.F RAMBLES - DAM

Last day in Amsterdam and Marcel Wanders' exhibition just opened to the public... lucky me! Very creative - love his ideas. Wish I could deck out my house with his designs - form with function.
Amazing to see work you've studied years ago in real life. Totally different experience. 
Weirdly had a thing for furniture design. I'm not usually a fan.
Spot my input :)
Posters! Graphics! Design!
THE STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM
Contemporary art and design museum... HEAVEN. So much to see and curated really well... I spent a good few hours here. 
Had to take a photo. Just because. 
I think I stumbled across a pop up shop whilst we were waiting for the ferry ride. I picked up this hand illustrated pot from STUDIO ELKE. SO CUTE. 
Me being weird, but I really like the sign designs over there. Something quite playful and child-like.
 MAC LIPMIX - CRIMSON
Impulse purchase just because I was at a MAC pro store... I think this must be the first time I've bought something from MAC in like 2 years maybe? Anyway the formula is matte and leaves a stained effect.
CATRICE LIQUID METAL EYE-SHADOW - 080 MAUVES LIKE JAGGER
I wanted to pick up more drugstore things just because I'm a bit of a make-up magpie especially with new brands. Only this stood out to me. Duo-chromes gets me every time. Dammit. 

Hey guys, so after dissertation I went to Amsterdam with my best friend. I had a really good time although it was super super cold over there. I should probably mention I got 67 for my dissertation - which I'm pleasantly surprised with... I was expecting to be in the 50 range. At the moment I'm literally at the cusp of potentially getting a first for my degree. I'm feeling the pressure so much, just because I will really be kicking myself if I just miss out. I'm currently at the end of another competition brief before I spend around 3 months doing my FMP which amounts for 40 credits = can't fuck up.
I'll show my face soon! Well in a make-up post style.