Oh, I fell in love
Yes, I was a fool
For Paris can be so beautifully cruel
Paris is just a gay coquette that wants to love & then forget
Stranger beware, there's love in the air
Just look & see what happened to be under Paris skies
Watch what you do, the same thing can happen to you
Andy Williams "Under Paris skies"
The lovely Lilly from Lillith's Dark Tower asked me if I wanted to do a blogger collaboration with her. As a huge admirer of her artistry, I felt really honoured & of course agreed!
As we don't live in different countries, we unfortunately couldn't do the photoshoot together - I wish I would be better at beaming myself to other places ;-)
We decided to take a French theme as our leitmotif, because we both love France & Paris is known for being a source of inspiration for many people.
You can see Lilly's amazing take on our theme here.
As some of you might already know, I love the 1920s, so what would be closer than taking a muse from this area as my inspiration? I decided to do a modern take on Kiki de Montparnasse who was a muse & a model for a lot of different artists in 1920s Paris.
You can read about her here & see some of her work here.
Bonjour & bienvenue!
Come with me & I show you my world :-)
eyes: MAC "Beautiful Iris" all over lid, "Fertile" on lower lid & blended into crease, "Carbon" in outer crease & V. "Black Tied" & "Carbon" to line lower lashline, "Feline" kohl power pencil on waterline. "Carbon" also on brows.
cheeks: Chanel "Espiègle", Dior "Amber Diamond Shimmer" as highlighter.
lips: Currant lip pencil, Illamasqua "Tantrum" sheer lip gloss.
polish: Zoya "Lael"
I had so much fun doing this collaboration that I hope we'll do it again at another time :-)
Update 7.2.11: Merlin, Lilly's husband, was so kind to do this postcard for me using one of my Coquettes pictures - thank you so much :-)