Yesterday I attended the last of a series of workshops presented as part of the Common Threads Wearable Art competition. This workshop focused on the overall presentation of your garment. The need to consider not only the garment you have made, but also the hair and makeup to suit the style and ideas. Michelle from Metro Modelling Academy talked us through the judging criteria with tips and suggestions and then Duvah from Onyx Hair Crew taught us some simple although highly effective techniques for extending the theme of our garment to hair and face.
We then had a couple of hours with a very patient model each to experiment and play. The challenge was to think outside the box, using unusual props on the face and hair. I chose a picture frame and some gift wrap ribbon.
The picture frame had a lovely delicate, lace edge, so I decided to experiment with another similar frame used as a stencil to apply make up I added some glitter. Seeing this photo, I now realise I missed one side of her hair!
Although I still need a lot of practice, I have a good foundation for coming up with ideas for hair and make up for my garment. I just have to finish it now!