So this look came to me at a point in my life where I was really trying to rebrand my work, I wanted to be colourful and fun and yet perfect what I was about to the point where it could cross over into a mainstream potential without losing my sense of me. I have felt for some time that to be successful online, you need to brand yourself with something consistent, and post on a consistent often scheduled basis. I have actively made an effort to look different in every single video, post different looks, change my brow shapes, change my eye colours, change my clothing, but still have something about it that ties it in with me. So having so much success with the mermaid look, my new inspiration was to start wearing my real eyes, get my brows thickems and real, get my natural skintone back, be it with freckles or not, and create something new. I saw everyone doing the same thing with colourful hair looks but I didn't see anyone really work towards blue, so I thought bam! Let's have a play with it.
Little did I know that not soon after this image was taken, I would be in the most turbulent and damaging situations of my life where I could no longer see out of my left eye. That took it's toll as everyone knows, and the plans we had built into production from the online magazine that's facilitated through my last website, to the mixtape that we were finishing all got put on the back burner. I couldn't physically see. So despite it being my favourite renovation image, I don't think it was able to build the momentum it deserved.
The inspiration behind the dress actually came from a bizarre costume party I headed to with my friend Mo! We went there and got drunk, it was the type of party where people would drink cider instead of vodka so that should set the entire scene. One of the guys was wearing a costume that was basically a dollar bill, so I told him that he would have to give it to me at the end of the night, basically made him strip and went home and sewed it into a tunic. I love it! The play on words that really inspired this was in the Lil Kim song Look Like Money with Kimbella. Now... the video is absolutely horrific, the song is not my fav but the words, 'Look Like Money' and 'Like Lewinski I'm tryna blow a Bill' just made me laugh, so here we go!
Side note on Kimmy, I have a conspiracy theory about her. I think she has been deliberately doing unusual looks to be provocative, from the white face look for the Hip Hop Honors, the almost yellow face looks she brought out during 2012-14, the unusual interview looks during this time... To maintain that when she would do an interview it would get as many hits by going viral because people are like... Look at what Kim's done to her face! As it would have done if she was being promoted by a mainstream PR firm and label. So I think she's low key a genius cos all those interviews got the most views despite them being highly questionable looks. Then when she turned it out it came together!
Check out the Products –
Highlight- Anastasia Beverly Hills
Contour- Derma Blend
Eyes- Shadows by Mac Cosmetics
Lips- lime crimes velvetine liquid lip in bleached
Gloss- Soap and Glory (sexy motherpucker?)
Lashes- velour Lashes
Hair-Lacefront by Eva Wigs
Jumpsuit- Vintage realness
Coat- shaved sheep fur
Belt- Simple Gold chain