Alicia Elfving: stylist

[A collection of inspiration, tips, and cool finds.]
   Alicia Mariah Elfving is a makeup artist, stylist, and producer from Portland, Oregon. Available for international assignments, consulting, and more.
www.aliciaelfving.com // www.antiorder.com // www.themotolady.com

Portfolios These Days

I haven’t been doing makeup for years- but instead focusing on styling, production, graphics and lighting. I do photography and a deluge of other things now, too. Such as this photograph of Kylie Shea for MotoCorsa on the Ducati 1199 Panigale. 

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Mature by Erwin Olaf

Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf rebels against society’s obsession with youth in his photography series, ‘Mature.’The provocative series features models in their seventies wearing scandalously racy lingerie in seductive and sexual poses.

Mature by Erwin Olaf

Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf rebels against society’s obsession with youth in his photography series, ‘Mature.’The provocative series features models in their seventies wearing scandalously racy lingerie in seductive and sexual poses.

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steinerkd:

A tribute to Idda van Munster (Aida Đapo).

http://www.iddavanmunster.com/

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…Is Makeup Is Worse Than Photoshop? Are Either Bad?

Photo above from “the failblog”. 
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All these crybabies lately on the news, internet, etc… freaking out about how horrible photoshop and makeup is because we’re changing the way we look! How horrible! …We’ve been doing this for THOUSANDS OF YEARS. It’s human nature. Move along!
HISTORY: For thousands of years we’ve been altering our appearance. In the 1550’s King Henry II of France’s wife, Catherine de’ Medici, banned “thick waists” during court attendance. This is when the corset became incredibly popular, worn by both men AND women often times making it so hard to breathe they passed out. They were used to alter their appearance during the day, but also to alter the actual shape of their bodies as they grew older. 
In Ancient Egypt, men and women both carried with them and wore cosmetics on a regular basis. Kohl was used for thick black eyeliner to make their eyes resemble that of the God Horus, makeup was considered magical and powerful. The soot in the kohl helped lessen sun damage on their eyes, and fight ocular infections from the Nile by nitric oxide strengthening their immune systems. They also used lip and cheek stain, and green eye paint made of malachite. 
Now let’s talk about infant head shaping- a practice that’s gone on since before written history. Evidence of purposeful head deformation of infants dates back to 45,000 BC in Neanderthal skulls. In 400 BC in Hippocrates’ description of the Macrocephali, the Huns, East Germanic tribes ruled by the Huns 300-600AD also adopted the practice, the Maya people… in the Toulouse region of France, voluntary skull deformations carried on until the early twentieth century.
My point? Human nature. Our minds constantly want to change, improve, modify the way we and others look. Maybe it’s not most healthy, but us freaking out and shaming people for wearing makeup or for photoshopping zits, whatever… it’s not getting us anywhere. And it’s not realistic. Humans are persistent in perfection, and can never achieve it. It’s the human condition. 

…Is Makeup Is Worse Than Photoshop? Are Either Bad?

Photo above from “the failblog”. 

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All these crybabies lately on the news, internet, etc… freaking out about how horrible photoshop and makeup is because we’re changing the way we look! How horrible! …We’ve been doing this for THOUSANDS OF YEARS. It’s human nature. Move along!

HISTORY: For thousands of years we’ve been altering our appearance. In the 1550’s King Henry II of France’s wife, Catherine de’ Medici, banned “thick waists” during court attendance. This is when the corset became incredibly popular, worn by both men AND women often times making it so hard to breathe they passed out. They were used to alter their appearance during the day, but also to alter the actual shape of their bodies as they grew older. 

In Ancient Egypt, men and women both carried with them and wore cosmetics on a regular basis. Kohl was used for thick black eyeliner to make their eyes resemble that of the God Horus, makeup was considered magical and powerful. The soot in the kohl helped lessen sun damage on their eyes, and fight ocular infections from the Nile by nitric oxide strengthening their immune systems. They also used lip and cheek stain, and green eye paint made of malachite. 

Now let’s talk about infant head shaping- a practice that’s gone on since before written history. Evidence of purposeful head deformation of infants dates back to 45,000 BC in Neanderthal skulls. In 400 BC in Hippocrates’ description of the Macrocephali, the Huns, East Germanic tribes ruled by the Huns 300-600AD also adopted the practice, the Maya people… in the Toulouse region of France, voluntary skull deformations carried on until the early twentieth century.

My point? Human nature. Our minds constantly want to change, improve, modify the way we and others look. Maybe it’s not most healthy, but us freaking out and shaming people for wearing makeup or for photoshopping zits, whatever… it’s not getting us anywhere. And it’s not realistic. Humans are persistent in perfection, and can never achieve it. It’s the human condition. 

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A  brief social experiment [via]

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toxicnotebook:

KNAPP The Post-War collection A/W 2012/2013

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intothegloss:

ITG X NARS film still: Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park.

intothegloss:

ITG X NARS film still: Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park.

Marlene Dietrich, classic beauty

Marlene Dietrich, classic beauty

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TIAN YI - ELLE VIETNAM MAY 2013

TIAN YI - ELLE VIETNAM MAY 2013

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vintage ladies glasses!

vintage ladies glasses!

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