Sunday, February 27, 2011


Manish Arora's 2009-10 line is so similar to McQueen's Antlantis line of 2010...chicken or egg?

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Hello lovely classmates! This is a little bit late, but since I missed the makeup workshop, I have some resources to share with you now! I heard that the makeup artist who came to class ordered her palettes from a pro site. Silly girl. She should've ordered them from BH cosmetics.

They specialize in selling these palettes with tons of colors--this one is called the first edition palette and it's 120 colors. It's currently $24, but let me tell you--this company has a sale like every week. I have this one, and it's amaaaaazing. All of the colors are highly pigmented and the little pots of color are about the size of a nickel (read: this will last you forever, even after using it on 10+performers). So, they have 3 editions of the 120 color palettes with different variations in color, and then tons of 88 color palettes which are cheaper (the pots of color in these are about the size of a dime, but still they last for ever). I also have the 88 color neutral palette and the 88 color tropical shimmer palette.

Another good one is called Coastal Scents. It's pretty much the exact same product, they just have more 88 color palettes and no 120. But if you're looking for a particular range of colors (say, warm colors or metallics) I'd check their palettes out.

Both of these sites have lip, cheek, and face palettes, but I've never used them. I'm probably going to order the 66 lip color this weekend, and when I get it I'll let you all know.

And now, lashes!

So, I don't know if you all remember, but at the beginning of fall semester, when I actually had time to do things like bathe and put on makeup, I wore a lot of false lashes. I ordered one particular brand, Red Cherry Lashes, from a website called Beautyshop OC. And I fell in love. First of all, Red Cherry Lashes are the brand that the Kardashians wear. Enough said, right? But no, there's more. They have a HUUUUUGE following in the drag community because there are so. many. styles. The 201's I posted a picture of right above this are like, an inch and a half long. They curl up over my eyebrows. They're insane. But there are more natural styles, as well, which makes them good for "natural" faces that you still want to stand out on stage/runway. This particular website is great because they're organized into categories of natural, dramatic, bottom, and individual. Really useful. One more tip: if you sign up for a free membership to the site the price drops from $1.99 a pair to $1.50, depending on sales. Shipping also becomes free when you spend $30, so ordering for something like a fashion show is really ideal.

Also, if you ever need any ideas or inspiration or help when it comes to coming up with makeup/hairstyles, this makeup artist, Josh (his username is Petrilude but he uses Josh in his videos), is absolutely phenomenal. His youtube channel has helped me countless times when it comes to understanding makeup for the stage because he's also the most stunning drag queen I've ever seen in my life. Like, beautiful. He has tips on all of the basics, like applying foundation and highlighting/contouring, but he gets really in depth with special effects makeup in all of his halloween videos. Recently he's been including more and more about nails and hair as well. He has great product recommendations and is just a really knowledgeable person. So check him out! It's worth your time for sure.
This video is some of his more basic pageant makeup. But a great one to check out is his transformation from Josh to Misty.

I'll probably have more stuff to share with you guys by the middle of next week--I'm waiting to hear from a friend who owns a specialty makeup line in Baltimore. Her foundations would be ideal for stage and they're the best I've ever worked with. She also has a complete range of skin tones, probably the most comprehensive I've ever seen, so you don't have to worry about everyone having pink undertones when their foundation is on, etc. They're also waterproof because they're made to cover all sorts of skin issues and deformities (and nothing wants to stick to scar tissue, but this stuff does). Overall, it's amazing, and this makeup artist is amazing. If I can get this product from her at cost, I will--and if you guys are interested I might be able to set something up as well. But please let me know!

I'll bring in some of this fun stuff on Tuesday so you all can play with it during dinner break or something if you're interested!

<3 Molly

Sunday, February 20, 2011

so many media!

A lot of neat goofy tricks and a dose of cultural insensitivity. It's not too overpowering, but you have been warned.

Friday, February 11, 2011

madame peripetie

came across this by chance...thought you would be interested...

Jordan Matthews

Jordan will be one of the photographers joining us for the two photo documentation sessions shortly before the event. Here are some of her studio shots:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Crab bra.

Crab bra? Crab bra!

This and a lot more costume and lingerie inspired art by Laura Jacobs:


Sunday, February 6, 2011

French rock opera about mozart and DISCO

yes plz.

...also I choose not to talk about the halftime show tonight. Smart textile? PFFT.

xoxo, Matt

Friday, February 4, 2011

Model Call!

Hey guys just giving everyone a heads up that i'm having my own performance call this Tuesday for my hip hop routine. The girls I'm working with to set up the routine can only meet this Tuesday but if you guys wanna stop by to scope out potential models feel free! Also if you know anyone who could possibly be interested tell them about it!





Auditions this Tuesday, February 8th from 8pm-10pm in the MICA Station building room s201. All shapes and sizes, ages welcome! Tell your friends!!

contact Sharela Bonfield at

Thursday, February 3, 2011

internship opportunities!

Hey all,
I wanted to share an internship opportunity with you guys

STOL FTNY is looking for an intern who is passionate about knitwears
I recommended to people who really are interested in fashion, especially in knitwears.
I reviewed their website and i think it's really a great company.

here is the description:

Internship for STOLL FTNY

INTERNSHIP:Hard worker; Passion for Fashion and to Learn about Knitwear; Capable and Creative; Duration: 3 Months

This will not be a coffee run Internship. You’ll be able to see the ins and out of sample development and production. Straight from the yarn to the raw pieces off the machines into a full garment, this is a great experience to connect with people in the Industry, understand what it takes to produce garments, and more! You should be able to be flexible in working with all sorts of departments from meeting the clients and being professional to helping out the finishing process of the garments to clients to organizing the archive library, the biggest knit library in America!

visit their website:

more internship opportunities :

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

People of Multi Media Event...

There is an event for the Model/Performer Call up on Facebook. We had a fairly successful go at recruitment today, and there will be another round on Monday during lunch in the Meyerhoff. Please, invite people! Spread the word!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

...alrighty, no excuses next week:

heres a musical number:

Special Effects

At the Creative Alliance:
Special Effects Makeup for TV & Film
Photo of Event or Program Item
Sat Feb 5, 10am-noon.
Adv reg $45, $40 mbrs. Walk-in $55, $50 mbrs. Includes materials fee.

Learn how to do cuts, bruises, burns, blisters and blood FX from pros! Steve Bauer and Marianne Wittelsberger, aka the Jokesters®, produced an award-winning cable show in Hollywood for 12 years while working for Paramount, Fox, MGM, Universal and Disney. Cheap, effective and realistic techniques for your next horror film or disaster simulation.

Graphic Inspiration

I mentioned Jordan Bernier's drafts for the Transmodern Festival graphics. The first three are the images he generated for us. following that one is the image used two years ago.

Here is the image for Kegger, the Multi Media Event a few years ago, that we spoke about in class:
some other ideas...

It is also worth visiting the website of Stefan Sagmeister, renowned graphic designer from Austria who received his honorary degree from MICA last year and gave the commencement speech:

Elena Day - Movement Artist and Teacher

Next week, Elena Day will join us for a two-hour workshop focused on movement. Elena is a trained movement artist, and has worked as a character performer and clown with Cirque de Soleil for many years. She is currently starring in 'Boomtown', a touring stage production by Cirque Mechanic.