RAW is a fantastic independent arts organization run by artists for artists to give people starting out in creative fields the exposure and network needed to kick-start their careers. As I haven't been in Melbourne long I thought it would be a great idea to jump on board to meet some people and potentially showcase some work, turns out I was right!
The day after I joined the RAW community I was asked to do makeup at the Awakenings Showcase a mere two days away to cover for a last minute drop out. I joined Lyris Deisgns and Gorejess Hair and could not have been luckier - both Carly's clothes and Jess's hair designs being very bold and theatrical allowing me to go a bit crazy on the makeup front :) To ensure that the whole collection fitted together despite some of the designs being very varied I opted to create a similar, abstract makeup on each model using colours that matched or complimented their clothing.
The night went amazingly and our fantastic models absolutely owned the catwalk - bringing a fantastic element of theater back to the runway. Thank you so much to Yolanda for getting me on board and to everyone involved with the Lyris show - you are all gorgeous, lovely people and I'm very lucky to have worked with you!
As I was called in so last minute I am very lucky to be showcasing again - with ample preparation this time - at the next RAW event in Melbourne this March, more information coming soon!