Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and…

Comfort is very important to me. I think people live better in big houses and in big clothes. I think I’d go mad if I didn’t have a place to escape to. My dresses are very reasonably priced, for dresses that are cut on the body. I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast… We have to change. My shows are about the complete woman who swallows it all. It’s a question of survival.

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

Fashion is made to become unfashionable. In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish. I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom. My breakfast is very important. Design is a series of creative choices – it’s a collaborative effort, an evolutionary process.

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.

From the Mothership V palette: Entrapment, Disobedient

So, that was my first go with the palette, and I had an actual blast playing with it. It reminded of me of being a kid, and getting a fresh box of crayons—do you remember how great and exciting that was? I literally didn’t realize how much I was missing out, not just with Pat McGrath’s makeup, but with makeup in general.

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.

“Whoever said that

money can’t buy

happiness, simply

didn’t know where

to go shopping.”

I’ve been doing the least lately, and this fiery, bronzy palette was just what I needed to inspire me to get back to using color, and to get back to having fun! It was so dope to zone out for a bit, and come back to life looking like a Phoenix.

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