Earlier this month, I assisted in creating a beautiful fantasy shoot. The shoot concept was by Abby Elaina Hall. She calls it "La Belle en La Bete", which is the 1700's French version of Beauty and the Beast. Since it was also her and her husband, (Justin) halloween costumes, the shoot was an absolute must, and with them as the models.
Abby designed and constructed both costumes, and bought an awesome mask for La Bete. The mask was a headpiece that was full wig scalp with ears, forehead ending under his eyebrows, and tip of his nose. She also had some extensions that I was able to blend into the hair on the mask and trimmed for a more beasty look. I also got to handpaint the hair like pieces on his face to blend the mask seamlessly. Abby's hair ends right at her chin, so with some more extensions and a rat, I built that gorgeous natural looking french provincial high hair. Her low, fish-tail braid I also pulled apart to make it more messy and romantic looking. Her makeup light and romantic as well, to accent her natural beauty. The awesome photos are by Ainsley Joseph Photography. We shot these photos on location at the Chateau Bellvue in Austin, TX. If anyone wants tutorials on either makeup or hair designs.
Jessi Pagel is a makeup and hair artist working in commercial, lifestyle, corporate, editorial, tv and live events. This blog has everything from how-to's to the adventures of her life and works in progress.