Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bristles, Pixels and Heels by Raxenne Maniquiz

I love Facebook! Facebook made it possible for me to do this project. One time, when I opened my Facebook account, I saw these alluring pictures posted by Raxenne. They were just too lovely! (Raxenne Maniquiz was my schoolmate in highschool. We were both part of the school choir but we never had the chance to talk or hang out.)

And since I was just starting to build my portfolio, I wanted to do a collaboration with her but I never had the chance to do it. Luckily, she messaged me on Facebook and asked if I can do the makeup for her school thesis. I was so overwhelmed especially after seeing the PEGs. I've never done anything like that. However, my friends in the Glee Club would always tell me to go for it.

Raxenne is a CFAD student of UST and her thesis is about colliding Fashion and Art. What a great idea right? You'll see how she was able to transform the well-known art pieces into high-fashion photos.

This project gave me the opportunity to meet people who are fashion and art aficionados. And yes, I learned so much from them as well.

Inspiration: Death of Marat by Jacques Louis David
Clothes by Kermit Tesoro

Inspiration: A Man in a Turban by Jan Van Eyck
Dress by Jerome Salaya Ang
Inspiration: Artworks by Jackson Pollock

Inspiration: Self-portrait with a Bandaged Ear and Pipe by Vincent Van Gogh

Inspiration: Piet Mondrian's Compositions
Dress by Jerome Salaya Ang

Inspiration: Flowers by Alphonse Mucha

Inspiration: Young Flautist by Edouard Manet
Harem pants by Kenneth Chua

Inspiration: Self-portrait with Necklace of Thorns by Frida Kahlo
Dress by Kenneth Chua

Inspiration: The Musicians by Henri Matisse

This set and the one above were a collaboration with another talented MUA, Alex Justimbaste :)

Inspiration: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt Van Rijn
Clothes from Jot Losa and Kenneth Chua
Heeless shoes and bustier by Kermit Tesoro
(I have to say that this was the hardest set I've ever done. I have to do the makeup of the 9 models in 2 hours. Fortunately, I was able to pull it off.)

The inspiration

But of course, I have to be photographed as well for the book. :)

It was very tiring but the experience was definitely worth it! I never thought I would be able to create something like this. Thank you Raxenne! You are a very talented photographer and I know you'll be very famous someday.

It's always a joy to spend time with people who has the same passion as yours. I wish to have more projects like this! Never say never... :)

Photos by: Raxenne Maniquiz
MUA: Yours Truly
Hairstyling by: Mycke Arcano