Monday, September 26, 2011

Photoshop: Gradient Lights

So this is one of my favorite photos - taken three months after I started modeling in 2009.
The Photographer is Michael Magers.
(sorry Mike, edited it without your permission. Lufs!)

I did not do any photo-retouching (that was all Magers).
What I did was add some gradient effects to it.

I'm not a Photoshop expert at all, so I used this tutorial. You can try this out yourself.
(I had skipped a few steps when it came to the applying the pattern).

Would love it if you guys posted what you did! :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Hello World!
Life has been pretty busy lately.
Well, I just learned a couple of things from work, and hopefully I will start posting some contents soon :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011


As I'm sitting here in class, doing absolutely nothing for a 10 minute break, I just thought I'd drop a "hello" to the 10 people that actually reads my blog (haha, maybe 10 is an exaggeration).

As some of you have notice, I have not been blogging lately. I haven't been to any photography meet and greets, and I haven't had any new photos.

Well, here's why:
School is kicking my butt.

One day I'll be stitching like the wind. Then three days later I'll be cramming for an exam... then three days after I'll be writing a term paper. So, I have a lot on my plate. It is also a lot of pressure because this is my last semester and I will graduate. if I fail one class, I will have to enroll for the next semester - however, it will cost me about $2,000 at this point. So you can see the dilemma here.

On top of that, my appearance is suffering from all the stress.
My skin has broken out with many zits.
I am in desperate need of a hair cut.
I need to dye my hair because my roots are at least 3 inches thick.
My hands are blue and green from acid dyes in my textile dying class.
My eyebrows are like cavemen's brows because I haven't had the time to trim or get them waxed.

So - obviously, I'm not picture ready. Hahaha.

However, Phillip Ritchie has some concepts for me. And Orlando Perez and I will shoot "someday" and I might have to bug/bribe Michael Magers for some graduation photos. So when I come back, it'll be worth the wait. I promise. :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

be back later

Yes, once again, I have put off blogging.
Procrastination will be the death of me.

I still need to start my Design blog, but just setting it up is going to take awhile. I do need to post some photos that I've been working on with Phillip Ritchie though. :/

Anyways, I actually started out having time this week. But then I had to completely re-do one of my textile dying assignments.Then my Web professor assigned us to finish up our animation by tomorrow.

Then, sadly, my best friend's dad passed away due to a heart attack. Next Friday is the funeral, so my whole schedule is revolving around that now.

This semester is definitely going to be another tough one to get by...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Another Point of View

Sorry! Haven't been writing - it's only the 2nd week of school and I'm trying to get settled in and getting back into the rhythm of things.

Anyways - on my previous post, I've written about my opinion on the whole Broken Doll concept that Phillip Ritchie had done with me. Well - the Makeup Artist has also written a little something on the topic as well. Please go read it! NOW! Tee hee.

Phillip, Elise, and I would love to hear everyone else's opinions as well!

P.S. Don't forget to Follow my blog and/or Phillip's blog via facebook! (Instructions)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Puppets and Dolls

Photographer: Phillip Ritchie

Makeup Artist: Elise Ann


My thoughts:
This was a really interesting concept for me - as it goes a little deeper than intended.
Remember when you were little and you had play time? You probably had a Barbie or G.I. Joe doll with trains and dinosaurs and you played make believe or "pretend play." You were the puppet master and for that day, G.I. Joe was going on a secret mission to rescue Barbie from being eaten by the dinosaurs. What they say and do is all up to you. And you have fun during play time - until your doll's head falls out and becomes useless to you.

I feel that all of us are somewhat dolls and puppets that are made to be molded - otherwise we are useless.

  1. We're expected to do many things. Things for our friends, our families, and ourselves. Some things are easy and enjoyable to do; but sometimes it's something we didn't want to do in the first place - but we do it to please others. So what happens when you can't or refuse to do it?  Well, some of them will still love you and others will say you are useless, and cut you out of their lives. Those are the people who aren't truly there for you, and just want to take advantage of you as much as they can - but at some point, you were their doll.
  2. Just society in general can expect a lot from us. We are judged at job interviews if we don't seem to "fit in" with everyone that is already working there. We are judged by our religions if we are gay, straight, bi, or transgender. Of course there is that whole weight issue. Yes, it is good to be at healthy state (not too skinny, not too fat) - but apparently "average" isn't skinny enough anymore - so they put out ads on ways to loose wait, trying to get us to spend our time and money on it. We are puppets to the churches, the commercial industries, and corporates (and many more. You get where I'm going with this).
  3. As humans, we get goals for ourselves and sometimes we refuse to give up those goals or refuse to accept that it's not possible to reach. Yes, it is good to be optimistic and try our best to better ourselves and to try again and again - but after a certain point, it becomes denial. We are our own puppet masters and pretend play has to end at some point so we can rest up and create a new set before the old one gets old and slowly break us down.
well, I'm rambling, but you can see where I'm going with is.

The original idea:
So Phillip had always loved this video. And the idea was about how models are expected to look. So, the question is: Are models just hallow shells that we put make-up and clothes on to just look pretty? When they fall, do we just toss them away like they're just dolls that are broken and unusable?

You can see more of Phillip's thoughts here.

The shoot:
I had so much fun with Phillip and Elisse (Makeup Artist). Well first off - Elisse is awesome. She's aboslutely funny, sweet and gorgeous as well as talented. So we talked about the concept and what we were trying to achieve then it was off to makeup. Then we had to plan out where the cracks on my face were, we I laid on the floor while Elisse worked her magic and Phillip played with the lights. Finally, I laid in one position and pose while Elisse and Phillip taped a bunch of trash and glass on me. Phillip would take some shoots, look at it on the computer, and then would adjust me and the cycle continues. With so much stuff around me to set up, I had to lay there for an hour (because if I move, they would have to re-stick and re-place some pieces). It sounds easy, but your body really starts to cramp after a few minutes - especially in the uncomfortable pose I had. But I knew it would all pay off, and it sure did :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Orlando Perez

So I just got home a little while ago from Orlando Perez's discussion group. I absolutely love going to it because it's not your typical meet and greet where everyone breaks off into cliques. We talk about real issues and topics in the industry and people express their opinions and we talk as a group - not secluding any one.

Anyways, so I realized I never wrote about my shoot with Orlando from 2010.

So, funny back story to this is: when I first joined Model Mayhem, I was terrible at networking. So one day, I see Orlando in the Chat Room and he said something about the Lakers. So I jump in and said "Lakers! Woot woot!" and then we somehow became friends on Model Mayhem and was messaging each other back and forth. Then we somehow became "MM Lovers." Then for some reason, we kind of stopped talking for awhile - I think I forgot to respond to a message and thought I did or something stupid like that. So,  3 or 4 months later, at a Christmas meet and greet, I got to meet Orlando in person. Well, let's just say he was a diva and showed up a lil late, and by that time, I was already 3 shots of Grey Goose under. Somehow, Ed Burns married us hahah. So he became my MM Hubby.  Well... I never drank alcohol again after that time!

So, we ended up shooting together about a month later. We shoot a Phillip's studio (which is the second time I got to meet Phillip, since I was too drunk the first time).

We originally was going to do a different concept and I was told to bring nice underwear. Well, the concept we planned didn't work out, so Orlando sat me down at the computer and showed me some of the images he was inspired by. Of course, they were great ideas. So Phillip became my wardrobe stylist since I didn't bring any clothes with me.

So here are 4 of the images we created.

and Orlando sent them to me almost 3 hours after the shoot. He was quick!

I also have to mention, that Phillip was totally not interested in shooting me at all when he first met me. First off, I was drunk (lesson learned). Secondly, I don't do the type of creative nudes he usually shots. and thirdly, I am not tall enough to be a Fashion model. BUT, after helping with Orlando, something sparked and now I've worked with Phillip a total of 3 times with  5 concepts. So, I must thank my husband for the unintentional connection :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Follow Me

Great news! Now you can follow my blog via facebook!
All you have to do is
1) On the left side of my page, there's a blue and white box, click on the "Follow My Blog" link. A new page will open up.
2) Click on Connect with Facebook.
3) It will ask you to add an App, click "Allow"

That's it!
Now you will get automatic updates in your facebook whenever I update my blog! :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Full Plate :)

So school is over for the time being. I have one more semester, but I have about a month off to relax, recharge, and get on top of things I've been wanting to do.

Things I need to do:

  • learn more photography
  • do Client Previews for Phillip Ritchie
  • do SAG photography's website
  • do Joylyn's website
  • create some silver solder rings to sell 
  • create some metal silhouette figures to sell on
  • finish some paintings to sell
  • finish Danny's mom, Danny's grandma's christmas present.
  • finish 2 presents for my two best friends.
  • figure out what to get Danny for Christmas
  • make Christmas Cards to send out (which will probably never get done).
  • Update my modeling website.
  • Get my Graphic Design website updated (and hopefully get a new URL and somehow pay for it).
  • find a part-time job
  • Clean out my closet to make some Holiday donations.
Lots of things to do!
However, these are all things I look forward to doing. So hopefully I can just lose myself and let time pass without me knowing it :)

Oh! And here is one of the photo I took of Danny (read my previous post). It was the last photo taken that day. I had to keep the nice ass in the photo. Tee hee hee. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

I'm Back!

*sigh* It's been a long time, hasn't it?!
Well, if you haven't heard the news, I did not get accepted into the Graphic Design program at CSULB. They didn't explain why (because they never do, otherwise they'll have 40 students to explain to every semester). But, I'm guessing it had something to do with me not going above and beyond like all the other students (ie. Industrial Design, photography, electronics, etc.).

So to start off my come-back to the world of Mayhem, I hung out with Phillip Ritchie on Saturday, December 4th. I'm currently on the quest to better myself at different trades, so I wanted to learn Product Photography. Phillip lent me his old Canon camera and taught me how to LOOK for a photograph. So, with Phillip's help and my boyfriend, I able to capture a few images (pictures to come later when my laptop would re-charge). Basically, Phillip just turned on a light and sat Danny down on a chair, and I had to figure out how to create different lightings and find a composition. IT WAS HARD! And that's only a tiny step towards photography. SO I still have a long ways to go!

Afterwards, I went to Daniel aka Team Strider's meet and greet. The food wasn't that great, and they didn't have hard alcohol to wash it down with, but it was great seeing everyone again after hibernating for so long!
I definitely missed out on a lot since I was gone.
However, I can happily say I do not miss some of the drama.

Also, a certain model is just as rude to me as I remembered - still don't know why - but at this point, I don't care to find out. I'm too grown up for that crap and too good for her attitude. Seriously, rudeness and disrespect are two things that pisses me off.

Anyways, that's just an update on me.
I will be done with school in 9 days. So excited. I can start shooting again. Well, I'm also hoping to get a part-time job too. I need me some money!

Oh yeah! While I was gone, I was able to get two tearsheets!
Thanks to Gilbert Castillo (photographer) and Maly Siharath Inc (wardrobe stylist), I'm in two full pages of Koncept Magazine.
Let's hope I'm still wanted and can get some nice pictures :P


Friday, October 1, 2010

So Much Work!

I really haven't been doing many photoshoots this year as I had last year.
This year's photographers basically consisted of Orlando Perez, Michael Magers, Phillip Ritchie and Gilbert Castillo, and Zion Studios (and some from meet and greets). Being as it is October already, that's not that much.

I feel like I'm slacking off on the networking... but at the same time I'm so over-whelmed with my work load.

This next 6 weeks is going to be amazingly difficult for me.
I will be going through portfolio review to get into the BFA Graphic Design program at CSULB.

Here's what it is:
After taking all my Pre-Graphic Design classes, I have to submit a 10 to 12 project portfolio. This will then determine if I get into a special Bachelors of Fine Arts program for Graphic Design.

All the pieces have to be fully expanded. Such as if I'm designing a logo for a hotel, I would also should design their toiletry set, gift bag, gift box, and possibly their restaurant menu - all of this counts as one project. So imagine doing 10 of theses!

Also, about 20 to 24 students are accepted into the program each semester while there are 50-60 students who apply. So it is extremely competitive!

I have 4 projects ready and I need at least 6 more to do within the next 6 weeeks! AHHHHHH!!!! And this is on top of all of my homework assignments. It also does not help when I get stuck and cannot find a solution to a problem.

But yeah, this is basically to update you guys on what's going on and why you might not here from me every once in awhile. :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

No Free Logos

Ah, another month equals another rant.

So I made a new friend on facebook this week. He was a new photographer and wanted me to create him a logo. So we e-mailed each other back and forth this morning with ideas, etc.
So after about 6 e-mails in 4 hours, I gave him an estimate how many hours (5) it would take me to do it, with $20 an hour, a number of how many drafts he'll be able to see before deciding on which one to finalize, etc. So I basically gave him a quote.

He writes back:
"I wish you would have been more clear on how much you were going to charge. Since you never gave me a price in your first reply I thought you were going to do this for free. This is very unprofessional of you. Thanks but no thanks i'll take my business else where."


Apparently someone doesn't understand that not every project is the same therefore they do not cost the same. How can I have given him a quote when I didn't know what he wanted? He had a simple idea, so I could have done it fairly quickly with two or three different ways of executing the idea.
If I had given him a quote ahead of time, without knowing what he wants, I could've been charging him 25 hours for something that was only going to take 5. So I'm just doing something honest here.

It's totally different when I give them a quote and they say no thank you, they can't afford it. That's perfectly okay because it happens a lot. but to assume that it's automatically free? That's just stupid.

Needless to say, I deleted him from my friends list and blocked him from my facebook account. What a waste of my time.

He's lucky he didn't have a running website or model mayhem listed or else I would've been trashing talking him right now. UGH.

I have done many logos before. A few were paid with cash. Some are TF for photoshoots. But I don't do them for free. Such as the Style Pose Click graphics I created. That took me about 20 hours to do everything. I did it for because the host had shot me TF 6 months before the event, and I wanted to return the favor.

I'm negotiable. Such as trading a photoshoot or two for a logo.
Or even trading with MUA's. Such as they'll do my makeup for however-many shoots.
Or half trade and half cash.
If it's something I can use, I will consider trading.
But free? Not in this lifetime.
and free for someone I don't know? Not a cold day in hell, buddy.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Michael Magers

So as some of you know, I've caught a nasty flu that lasted over two weeks. Well I'm all better now, so I actually have the brain capacity to write!

So, on September 10th, I did a shoot with another dear friend of mine, Michael Magers.

I haven't shot with him for a really long time, so we figured it was about time to do something. Didn't really have a concept, so Mike just said "Let's do a glamour set" and that's what we did.

I had the hardest time finding a makeup artist, because we originally had someone, and then they cancelled. So I was stuck finding one last minute. No luck, so i did my own.

I don't own a lot of lingerie. It's just not my thing. I'm also not a Glamour model, so I never saw a point in stocking up on lingerie. So I showed up with black panties and a bra in my bag. I also had a lil red dress from a shoot that was suppose to happen a long time ago and the photographer flaked on me.

It was a really fun and quick shoot, with the leg of the couch breaking off every few minutes because of my fat ass. Haha. Mike finally fixed it.

So these were the photos we got from the shoot.

Here we have a very rare photo.

Kelly Vy is actually smiling! I don't smile in photos because it's just too "cute" for my taste. Plus, my face gets all chubby with my cheeks and my eyes are not actually symmetrical (I have stitches from when I was little and ran into a sharp coffee table corner).

We thought this pic was great because most glamour photos don't have smiles :).

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Munch's Madonna

I absolutely love it when I can tie what I learn in class with modeling :)

I recently learned about Edvard Munch (pronounced "monk") in my Modern Art history class. Most of you would know of Munch not by his name, but by the art work here on the left, called the "Scream."

In Munch's later career, he's become very obsessive-compulsive. So he would re-paint different versions of the same painting over and over again. So, there are many of these paintings and lithographs all over the world.

The reason I brought Munch up, is because of this painting, which he named "Madonna."

I am inspired to do a Photographic version of this one day. Well, a non-nude version of this.

There is a saying in Munch's time that the Femme Fatal is always linked to Death - and I think this is what Munch was trying to represent here.

Looking at the painting, you can see that the figure is nude, eyes half closed, and her facial expression kind of says "bliss" or "pleasure."

Around her are rapid, wavy lines. I think it represents movement of her body.

The Femme Fatal is also considered a sex symbol - even today. All the bad-ass chicks you see in movies are usually death-dealers (Angelina Jolie or Jessica Alba for example). So, Munch created a red border with sperm loving around. Presenting a woman's ovaries.

However, there is a skeleton of a fetus in the bottom left hand corner. Is it a dead fetus? Or a live fetus? It shows that the Femme Fatal can be a death dealer, but also be a bringer of life - whatever she chooses to be.

I think this would be an awesome photoshoot to do someday. Not exactly sure how I would be able to pull it off without being nude. It would require a lot of shadows. Munch's Madonna also has really pale skin, which made a wonderful contrast to the dark background, but I am a pretty dark brown myself.

Anyways, although I'd love to use this concept myself, I would love to see everyone else's photographic version of it if you ever attempt it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Desert with Gilbert and Maly

So about  two weeks ago, I did a shoot with a dear friend of mine, Gilbert Castillo. He is the first professional photographer I ever shot with when I first joined Model Mayhem.

This shoot was planned by Maly Siharath. Maly is extremely talented. She's involved with so many projects and all different industries.

Anyways, the purpose of this shoot was to show off Maly's wonderful Wardrobe Styling skills.

Maly and Gilbert thought it was a good idea to go out to the desert and shoot there, so we did.

I seem to shoot in the desert a lot. Most of my best work seem to occur here.

Well, the shoot started off with some fun. The wind in the desert was so high, that my hair and Maly's hair was blowing everywhere! It really sucked because we just got it styled by Esmee. By the time the shoot was over, our hair was no more.

Maly was full of fun that day. With her margarita drink, her pink see-through dress (which she didn't know about), a dress she ripped (it was so difficult to put on!) and half her toe-nail falling out. It was a blast!

I got a little sick on the way back. Most likely from the heat. Then we had yummy In N Out Burgers and I felt a little better :)

There was one more look we wanted to do in Fullerton, but our hair was so messed up that we had to plan for another time.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

OMG! I'm Asian! WTF?!

Just got home a little while ago from shooting with Phillip Ritchie. As always, it was packed with fun and interesting concepts. What more can you expect from the man?

Phillip wanted to shoot me on the couch. Phillip wanted to make me look Asian. That's what we did.

Originally, it was suppose to be more of a Beauty concept, focusing on my racial background, but then we both ran through some troubles of really rude, and offensive makeup artists (we each got someone different).

As a result, we proved that we didn't need them.
Yes, it's nice to have a professional makeup artist, but it's not always necessary when working with Phillip.

I did my own makeup with some contouring help from Phillip and this is what we created.

I have never done a shoot where I was dressed in Asian clothes and I'm really happy that this was my first.

They are both very sexy, classy and elegant which is what I love.
At the same time, it's also kind of cute. Although Phillip keeps saying he does not do "cute," I
think he had been corrupted by a fluffy white bunny.

I never really show my parents my modeling photos. Sometimes it's just too sexy for them to look at (which they will nag nag nag at me about for days) and sometimes they just nodd and not say anything.
Well, I showed my mother these photos and she LOVED them. I guess she just appreciates the Asian influence on it. Of course, she has to always say something negative like "That's not a Vietnamese dress. That's a Chinese dress. You're not Chinese." But hey, if that's the ONLY bad thing she has to say about it, we're good to go.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ninja Soccer

Sunday, August 8th, was my second shoot with Phillip Ritchie. It was also the second time I had Brittney Long to be the makeup artist. We also had male model, Matteo, in the shoot. My boyfriend, Daniel, was also there to help out.

Boy, was it a fun and energetic shoot. Actually, "fun" is an understatement.

I know most people don't like having too many people on set. However, I like it. So many people can come up with different solutions
on how to do something. I'm not talking about telling each other what to do such as telling a model how to pose or act or how to set up lighting. I'm talking about real problems, such as when I wasn't getting far enough off the ground or when I was having a hard time holding my
balance, and we all put our heads together to try to solve it and then we all took on different "jobs" to assist each other throughout the shoot.

So the day started at 10 AM and the first thing Phillip says to us, is how cool Daniel's corvette is. *sigh*... men... and then I got a hug AFTER that. hahah. So then we went inside and Phillip talked to us about the concept and how he wanted me to look. Then Brittney and I went off to go do makeup.

I love working with Brittney. Michael Magers had recommended her to be two months ago, and I just loved how she made me look, so of course I had to hire her to work with me again on this shoot.

Then we shot a little, and I had to BEG Phillip to cut my dress, so then he finally did and made me a cool like headband out of it. Tee hee. Then we finished up shooting.

It was so fun! Daniel was on the ladder, working on the pole with the ball. Matteo was diving around and Phillip had to keep telling him to close his legs and be more lady-like. As usual, no one knew what Phillip was trying to tell us to do. I broke a box with my super-high heels at one point and we had to replace the piece of wood.

No one really knew how Phillip saw the photos in his head. Somehow, even in all that clutter, Phillip was able to get things together and got the images he wanted. After looking at them, we finally knew what the guy was talking about.

Phillip said I looked like a Ninja, since all Ninjas play soccer in high heels.
The heels are to die for! and here I am playing soccer in them... oh... the things i do for phillip..

Here's a photo of Matteo, dashing across Phillip's gigantic studio, trying to hit the ball, but Daniel was on the ladder, pulling it away from Matteo every time.

Matteo pissed me off, so I gave him the evil eye.

Who's gonna get to the ball first? You bet your ass it was me!

To read what Phillip Ritchie has to say, please visit his blog.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Space Invaders

So here another look I did for Kevin Connery's box series.

This look wasn't really planned, but when I arrived, Kevin had this awesome knee-high boots and I just cannot turn down high boots. These were a size 7, so they're actually more of a thigh-high on me. Hahah.

So Kevin dug up some silver outfits and we decided to go with this one.

I had these pair of Cyclop-style sunglasses, and I just brought them with me to the shoot. I'm glad I did.

This was the last look we did, and I was pretty tired of my black hair. So, I asked Kevin for a wig - and after trying them on, I decided to go with this one.

So, this is the Space Alien in the box.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


So yesterday, (July 31st), I did a photoshoot with Kevin Connery and Al Ray at Al's place in Diamond Bar. Oh my goodness, the houses in that area are just so beautiful.

So the idea behind this was: Kevin had built a box and was doing a series of it. So, we decided to put me in the box too. It was a bit harder for me to occupy the entire space inside the box, being that I'm so petite - but I think I made it work!

I had brought a whole lot of outfits and we did a lot of looks and had a lot of fun. The shoot ran a little later than expected because the model before me took two hours longer than expected. It was fun though, but boy, I was starving by the time I got outta there!

I did a tutu look, two silver looks, a pink look, and a "girl scout" look. The whole idea for me was to have some fun, bright colors since my bubbly-ness allows me to go a bit kooky.

So without giving away TOO much, here's a sneek preview of one of the outfits:
This was taken by Al Ray.
Makeup by Sarah Bachman
And yes, I'm actually smiling. Hahah.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Si Scott, Farsai, Sweet

Okay, time for a real post, as I am suffering from insomnia right now.

So, as some of you may know, I'm a Graphic Design student. I never really made a connection with modeling and Graphic Design, as they are two separate forms of Art. I know, some of you are saying Graphic Design involves Photoshop and it can be related. Well, photo manipulation is not what I do. I am more involved with Logos, Packaging, and layout design (posters, business cards, spreads, etc.).

Well, a few days ago, one of my absolute favorite designers came out with new work. Well, I guess you can say he's an Illustrator more often than he is a Graphic Designer. Anyways, his name is Si Scott. And this Airborne bee is his latest work. I absolutely LOVE how he creates images using free-form lines and curves. The process and layers and layers of work he does is amazing. And he does it with pen and ink!

Well, Si Scott's work reminds me of a shoot I did exactly one year ago. The shoot was with the talented Jeff Farsai. Well, let me just start off by saying that Jeff is a hell of a cool guy. First off, I was being a scatter brain, and messed up the date and time we were suppose to shoot. Which, I thought, created chaos. However, mister Farsai somehow managed to get everything together and running in less than 24 hours! He got a whole team going. And the photos came out amazing! I loved all of them! AND I got images back extremely quick.

So anyways, the body artist for the shoot is Adam Sweet of Human Being Inspired. I absolutely loved the designs he did on both sides of my face. I remember the makeup artist walked me over to the mirror and I was SHOCKED at my reflection. Her makeup skills and his design was phenomenal.

So, the whole connection with Si Scott and this shoot is the design. I don't know if Adam's work is somehow inspired by Si Scott or not. But a lot of Adam's work involves different line styles merged together, and it's super cool. So being that I love Si Scott, I guess that's why I love the look of this.

oh, and we found out a few months later that the Pussycat Dolls did a similar body art design for their "Bottle Pop" music video. Haha. Not as rad as this though!