Monthly Archives: May 2011

Last Dance of Betsy McCall

I’ve mentioned before in this blog my affection for dolls, so when I recently came across an old project from an Adobe After Effects class I took at the School of Visual Arts,  I thought I would share it.  While it’s a bit simplistic overall and certainly no match for Blythe Theater, it does say a lot about me and my general sensibilities.  With art being so subjective, I did get some mixed interpretations as to what this piece might be about and some even thought it was sad or scary. Can you imagine?  That’s so far off of my intention which was a story about a doll (played by the vintage Betsy McCall)  who gets to experience the joy of one last dance with her friends who have all gone on to broken doll heaven-  in a fabulous Busby Berkeley kind of way,  but I’m sure you get that.

Music is “Per Sempre”by the Friends of Dean Martinez

Bdellium Brushes

I was recently at  The Makeup Show in NYC and with so many new brands and vendors there, I tried hard to stay focused and only get what I really needed. Most importantly, I told myself, “Do NOT buy any makeup brushes” as an inventory last week yielded a count of 305.  However, once I layed eyes on these adorable Green Bambu brushes from bdellium, I just couldnt resist.  Not only are they green in color, but also in the eco-sense as the handles are sustainable bamboo and the hair is an ultra soft synthetic which means they’re vegan and cruelty free.  However, it’s the various shapes and sizes that really made me want them because they’re perfect for blending and shading seamlessly.

Chanel Summer 2011 Collection

If I could have one wish this year, it would be to look just like this ad for Chanel’s Summer 2011 makeup collection.   I must have this most perfect shade of pink accented here by a pop of yellow and framed in the dreamiest of blues.  Oh- and the flawless face, sultry windblown hair,  stunning green eyes and luscious lips wouldn’t hurt either.  Simply gorgeous.