Archive for October, 2009

Freezeframe…

Posted in Uncategorized on October 6th, 2009 by admin – 6 Comments

I have a secret.

I don’t have eyebrows.

There. I’ve said it. Now you all know.

I mean, I have eyebrows, but they are so blonde and weird and noncommittal that they aren’t worth fooling with, so I shave them off and draw them back on in black.

It freaks people out to see me without them, especially my husband, who says he can’t tell if I’m happy, sad, or angry until I draw them back on. I find this amusing…but of course, you’d never know to look at me.

So, this post is about make-up, because I love make-up. I don’t claim to be a professional, but a lay person with years of experience crafting my face to look the way I like. I like the way it smells, and the way it feels. It hurts my soul when I see people with poorly applied make-up. I once saw an interview with Dolly Parton where she said that whenever she’s in Hollywood, she sleeps in full make-up just in case there’s a fire and the paparazzi show up. This is just one of the myriad reasons I love Dolly Parton. But I digress…

We went to Philadelphia on Friday to shoot the cover for the North EP with one Mr Kyle Cassidy. After years of friendship and numerous photo sessions, I still can’t believe our good fortune in knowing and working with Kyle and Trillian. I see them as one of those couples that everyone wishes they were friends with- the sort of couple that F Scott Fitzgerald would have written about. Not the screwed up protagonist couple, but the stable couple who is always throwing fabulous parties or inviting you to their beautiful cottage on the French Riviera for the entire month of July.

So, make-up…photos…Kyle. Yes.

We needed the cover to be cold, of course. Frozen, actually. Downright frigid. So Kyle enlisted the help of Vince Miles, an incredible make up artist, to come and freeze us up. And with his airbrush and skillful hand, that is what he did.

Vince airbrushing me. Photo by Kyle Cassidy

Vince airbrushing me. Photo by Kyle Cassidy

Steven getting frozen. Photo by Kyle Cassidy

Steven getting frozen. Photo by Kyle Cassidy

Kyle and us.

Kyle and us.

And finally…

The end result…

Ego Likeness - North EP. Photo by Kyle Cassidy. Make up by Vincent Miles. Graphics by Steven Archer

Ego Likeness - North EP. Photo by Kyle Cassidy. Make up by Vincent Miles. Graphics by Steven Archer

This is why I love make-up.

And for the record, I did my own eyebrows.

For interested parties, the EP can be ordered here.

For more on Kyle and Vince-

www.kylecassidy.com

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