Monochromatic Mood

My love and understanding of color stemmed from the many beauty school projects that required me to construct mood and inspiration boards. It was then, when I was neck-deep in fashion mags and gluesticks, that I started to understand tonality and monochromatic colors. By taking shades, tints, and tones of a single hue and combining them into a solo palette, an interesting fusion is derived that is anything but "matchy-matchy." I like to apply color variance like this to everyday outfit and makeup schemes and always admire the more intense high-fashion looks in my favorite subscriptions. Why not match that apple-red, velvet dress to a wine-stained rouge lip? 

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Lauren came to me with practically untouched hair, making her a perfect canvas to balayage on. We also hacked on some "It-Girl" bangs just to up her cool factor even more. I thrifted these two one-of-a-kind, velvet dresses and was immediately inspired to paint a monochromatic picture of Lauren in each of them. We added matching lip colors to both of the looks for this cohesive color scheme. I wanted to add an eclectic "twist" to the over-done topknot look, so I took varied sizes of hair from Lauren's pony and twisted them until the strands balled up. I love the uneven and interesting texture that her "fun-bun" now consists of. I snapped these photos in various leafy areas and alleys, one in which felt very reminiscent of a Quentin Tarantino film complete with shanty-like sheds with whimsically contradictive music playing out of them.

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I hope you all rustled up some inspiration and drank some of my creative juices! Until next week!-Xox BAM