Thursday, March 3, 2011

Derek Blanks Alter Ego Shoot - Vintage Glam and Punk Rock

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another post! I had an amazing opportunity to work with Celebrity Photographer Derek Blanks last year. He's shot the likes of Fifty Cent, Nicki Minaj, and recently he shot the promo ads for BET's the Game. You may recognize him from some of his amazing Alter Ego Photoshoots where celebrities get to split personalities - there was footage of his shoots when he worked with the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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First off, a shot of my working area in the studio.  Luckily, there was a large counter set-up for makeup.  The drawers are from my Yazmo traincase.  You can just remove them and set them up on the counter you're working on.  Super convenient.  If you buy from use code renren for a discount.

For the first look, we wanted to go for vintage glam - think Billy Holiday or Eva Gardner.  I went for neutral eyes, clear skin and a deep red lip.

I even added a  mole for emphasis.

The client first had on a gorgeous black ball gown.  Later she changed into this white Marilyn Monrow-esque dress.  Check out the fan action!

For look #2, we went for punk rock.  Glossy black lips and a hot pink and black smokey eye.

See the other person in the shot?  That's the stand in.  Later, Derek will edit this person out and put Kim back in.

Shot with me and my client.

Guess who I ran into?  Celebrity Makeup Artist Toni Acey!

A shot with the man himself!  Derek Blanks 

Here's the final look!
***Picture Credit to Derek Blanks Photography

Hope you all enjoyed!  This was such an amazing opportunity for me and I can't wait to do more!


Drea J. said...

this is SO COOL! I was just talking to the photog I work with all the time about doing an alter ego shoot. You lucky girl you ;)
It came out amazing!

Ada Luxe said...

Amazing! Wonderful colors!

Tahnee said...

Girl, You rock!!

jilliandanica said...

This is awesome! Great job Ren!

Ms. Viva Glam said...

Fabulous job Ren! I want your Makeup Artistry life. We can switch places for just one day :)

The Kikay Girl said...

Great job! :) Love the end result!

socialitedreams said...

i looooove derek blanks and his alter ego shoots! you did a fabulous job :D well done

stacy said...

I'm following u on twitter and I love ur work ;)

Tysh said...

This is amazing it came out great

BO - Makeup Is Art said...

this is absolutely wonderful. im so looking forward to working with photographers around me too.

Keep it up Ren

sfgirl said...

You get to do what you love AND get to meet amazing talent people. Beautiful work!

yummy411 said...

Ren you rock my world! so awesome! def enjoyed this post!

SatsukiMUA said...

Loves it! Excellent work!

Dianna Ivy said...

love it! love it! love it! this is absolutely wonderful