Keeping the kids: In Routine

This year, I was incredibly inspired by the 2018 Met Gala Theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion…

This year, I was incredibly inspired by the 2018 Met Gala Theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. As an Art History nerd, the convergence of art, fashion and Catholicism displayed at the event was Gala, some people really go for the theme: Rihanna as the Pope, Zendaya as Joan of Arc, Cardi B dripped in gold and jewels, while SZA, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Even though I’m not religious, I’ve always had an appreciation for religious art and iconography—it’s actually very interesting when you read a bit into it. There’s so many things to interpret, not to mention, these works of art tend to be stunning. I’ve always loved the depiction of a weeping Mary, and wanted to recreate it. Makeup artists have done this weeping look before, remember when Pat McGrath did it for Rihanna in W? Super inspiring! Here’s my take on it:

Clockwise from top left: Skinshow Divine Glow, Entrapment, Blaze Bronze, Rose Gold 005, VR Fire Opal, Astral Luna Gold

The pressed pigments (are you even allowed to call these eyeshadows?) are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. They don’t even look real at first. Running your finger over the glassy pans feels like touching silk, and running your saturated finger tips over your skin leaves behind trails of pure gold, shimmering opal, and vibrant red.

The Mothership V: Bronze Seduction palette has the warmest color scheme of the five releases, and even though this palette has some pretty intense shades, it was the one that felt the most ‘wearable’, and that I felt I could get the most use from on a regular basis.

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.

From the Mothership V palette: Entrapment, Disobedient

Fashion is to please your eye. Shapes and proportions are for your intellect. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress. I have an obsession with details and pattern. Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future. Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good. Success isn’t about the end result, it’s about what you learn along the way. I am convinced that you don’t need to spend a fortune to look like a million. Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk. I like the body. I like to design everything to do with the body. Fashion to me has become very disposable; I wanted to get back to craft, to clothes that could last.

VANITY IS THE HEALTHIEST THING IN LIFE

Even if I’m only creating these looks at 11pm to start out, it’ll be worth it to have an hour or so where I’m just able to have my mind on something other than how much work I have to do, or how tired I am. There is always an emotional element to anything that you make. I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes, where a woman’s personality and sense of self are revealed. I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman. There is always an emotional element to anything that you make. Those fashion designers are just crazy; but aren’t we all? A woman has the age she deserves.

“I can’t get sucked into that celebrity thing, because I think it’s just crass.”

The market is like a language, and you have to be able to understand what they’re saying. It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion. My breakfast is very important. I am not interested in the past, except as the road to the future. People said making clothes inside out was not proper. I disagreed, because clothes that are inside out are as beautiful as a cathedral.

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