Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year's Eve! Thank you so much for being on this journey with me. I hope your 2019 is filled with love, light, and happiness ♡ I wanted to say goodbye to 2018 with a conceptual shoot I'm actually really proud of! Sometimes I feel like there is a thin veil between myself and others — ever present and isolating. Having a hard time expressing myself, occasionally I'll feel like a ghost: always watching, never participating. I wanted to explore these emotions in a shoot, and immediately thought of using veils to literally and figuratively show feeling obscured. I also took inspiration from Victorian era† ghosts — think spirits shrouded by lace and dust — one of my favorite motifs to explore in media.

I shot these on a cold September evening with the very last rays of golden light to spotlight how the veils cast shadows on the face. Shooting these photos felt like a beautiful marriage of many of my favorite concepts and designers which that have been swirling around in my head for months: Meadham Kirchhoff, old favorite Victorian era ghost stories, and past shoots I've done with Hana Haley all served as inspiration.

This dreamy vintage Gunne Sax dress I found at House of Vintage was a perfect match for this shoot. The brand’s use of high necks, puff sleeves, and delicate frills were all borrowed motifs from Victorian fashion trends! The makeup was directly inspired by Rodarte's stunning Spring/Summer 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection that featured Robin's Egg blue eyes, matte skin, and a deep true red matte lip *.

Here's to 2019!

† A time period heavily associated with ghosts.
* Due to the golden light, the tones of my makeup appear different then they did in person!

Photo Finish Primerizer - Smashbox *
Dream Cushion Foundation - Maybelline
Concealer - Urban Decay *
Ravishing Rose Blush - Revlon *
Quick Fix Powder Translucent - Pixi *
Ultra HD Loose Powder - Make Up For Ever *
Cherry All Nighter Setting Spray - Urban Decay *

Step One - Primers
24 Hour Shadow Primer - Smashbox *
Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk - NYX Cosmetics

Step Two - Shadows & Mascara
Tako - Sugarpill *
Home Sweet Home - Sugarpill *
Kim Chi - Sugarpill *
Monsieur Big Mascara - Lancome *

Boldly Bare - MAC Lip Pencil *
Ruby Woo - MAC Lipstick


  1. Beautiful! Happy New Year, Kailey <3

    -Jacqueline | Jackieomy.com

  2. Awww the atmosphere of these is wonderful! Happy New Year!

  3. I'm totally in love with this pics. This is art !

  4. Un superbe jeu de transparence !
    Beaucoup d'esthétisme et de recherches dans tes photos .
    Beau travail, j'aime beaucoup ton blog.


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