I've always wanted to do a glamorous photo shoot starring myself. With hair & makeup and a professional photographer who encouraged me to be myself and just have fun!! at 40 images per digital roll with retouching and airbrushing of all minor flaws. So that's what we did the other day, me and Jovanka of Bauwerks Studio in Chicago, where I spent a week running around seeing friends and family earlier this month.
Here's my new look (photography by bauwerks.com):
Actually, what I would really love to do is dress up as all of my bad girls and try to mimic them. Try to become them. Though it might be really bad form for me to do Bessie Smith in black face. But I'd love to look like a Hollywood movie star from the 1930s, like Mae West. Here she is:
And here I am:
Is that a bit Mae West? Or is it more Louise Brooks?
I highly recommend doing a glamour photo shoot of oneself. If I can do it, anybody can. I'm nowhere near this perfect looking in real life. You should see me now as I write this in my underpants, glasses and scrunchied hair!