NEW YORK CITY!!!
i lived in new york for a year and fell in love with it. there is no other place like it on earth. it inspires me to no end. the hustle. the bustle. the noise, the smog, the attitudes! from the moment you step outside you are bombarded with colors and lights... you can have anything you want at anytime. the diversity and general acceptance of that diversity is almost palpable. i was born and bred in california, but new york is my home away from home and where i live in my heart. it's energy has inspired me in countless ways, not the least of which being to come back to california and finish my BA in psychology (which i just completed). nyc smacks you across your face everyday and will never apologize. (here i am smack dab in the middle of times square)
oh mac how much do i love thee?? let me count the ways. i don't have to tell you that in the way of cosmetics mac is definitely a leader. from neutrals.... to smokey eyes... to crazy "balls out" looks there is most assuredly something at the mac counter to suit your fancy. i love that they are constantly debuting limited edition colors and products and encouraging the evolution of my palettes! mac inspires me to try new things and appreciate the variety of colors and textures. and it shouldn't go without saying that mac inspires me to not give up on my old eyeshadows... they might be hiding a fantastical look i just haven't discovered yet.
i love pictures! i love conceptualizing, styling and the finish product. and i have the utmost respect for photographers like mario testino, annie leibovitz, herb ritts (r.i.p.) and david lachapelle (the photographer of this pic). i can't get enough of his pictures. although a small warning here... if you go searching for his pics be prepared for nudity! he has a clearly defined point of view. to me he is like a spoiled child and i love him for it. his use of color and visual imagery takes my breath away. the attention to detail and the fact that the entire frame is filled show me exactly how well thought out his photographs are. i appreciate that. his shots seem to come from a place of satire, sarcasm and sadistic whimsy. you are never quite sure what you are looking at. first, he pulls you in with the pretty colors and cool makeup... then you begin to see what's really going on in the picture and that's how he grabs you! he inspires me to keep things interesting and mysterious and leave people with just enough of a question mark that they feel compelled to take a second look...
that's kind of my hope for this blog really.
this was fun and eye opening... what inspires you?
put your best face forward...