I went about creating this post rather cinematically, albeit without the luxury of a lighting budget + skilled technicians 🙂
It was kind of cool to do things out of order (confusing even myself in the process), then having it all pan out in the end.
The titles 🙂
Last night, I developed the concept around the main actors and chose the supporting roles and bit parts.
This morning, I wrote the script, devoted myself to hair, makeup and stage direction, while haphazardly location scouting wherever I could find (barely) sufficient light.
Then, very out of character, I swiftly and decisively chose the set: my March Birchbox, gift from a thoughtful friend.
Scene One: Essie Poolside Service, Nails Inc. Green Park, Kiko 346, RBL The Mosses Mar
Scene Two: Kiko 347, Essie Off Tropic, Nails Inc. Bruton Mews, RBL Recycle
Nails Inc. Bruton Mews is jelly-ish at first coat, a la Nars Zulu. She’s wearing two here.
The bridge between the two scenes:
Deborah Lippmann Girls – Hannah, Floss Gloss Faded, ChG Take a Hike, RBL Orbis Non Sufficit
Hannah, third from left, is much sheerer than her sisters at the first coat.
She’s cushy and crelly, while Floss Gloss Faded (fourth from left) is darker and opaque at one coat (but I gave her two).
The cast thus far, from left:
Essie – Poolside Service
Nails Inc. – Green Park
RBL The Mosses Mar
DL Girls – Hannah
Floss Gloss – Faded
China Glaze – Take a Hike
RBL Orbis Non Sufficit
Essie – Off Tropic
Nails Inc. – Bruton Mews
My original intent was to sandwich the two principal actors and their scenes with a couple of doppelganger Scherer CQ varnishes: Corduroy and Slate.
1 – Scherer CQ Corduroy, 3x – thin first coat, then load brush for *each stroke* on 2nd and 3rd coats
2 – Essie Poolside Service, 2x
3 – Nails Inc. Green Park, 2x
4 – Kiko 346, 2x
5 – RBL The Mosses Mar, 2x
However, Slate’s agent informed that she was temporarily indisposed and rained in at the varnish warehouse.
So I called on another readily available drugstore varnish to read for Slate on the tail end: Sinful Colors Calypso.
Calypso leans bluer than Slate, and is opaque at one coat.
1 – China Glaze Take a Hike, 2x
2 – RBL Orbis Non Sufficit, 2x
3 – Kiko 347, 2x
4 – Essie Off Tropic, 2x
5 – Nails Inc. Bruton Mews, 2x
6 – RBL Recycle, 2x
7 – Sinful Colors Calypso, 1x
Essie Poolside Service is second from left, starting from greens.
Essie Off Tropic is fourth from right, starting from greens.
Brown monkey-man holos: paparazzi 🙂
xx blueberry milk tea (in the director’s chair)