I am also one-half of DJ duo, The Roustabouts!

We spin everything from Balkan Beats, Carnivalesque Cabaret, Electro-Swing and the filthiest guilty pleasures.  

 

Sunday
May102015

Tears of a clown

 

 

Last night I put together a clown look to DJ at The Aeronaut, and I managed to snap a few quick photos on my camera before I left! This is the first time I've used my ringlight with my proper camera (rather than my phone!) and I love the way it lights makeup.

 

 

For the eyes I decided to do a slightly different shaped cut-crease and clashing colours.

For the crease I used Sugarpill's bulletproof, holy ghost, afterparty, clickbait and tako & lumi for the brow bone. Hi-Viz was used in the inner section of the eye to highlight. 

I lined my bottom lid with NYX Sunrise Blue liner, and used NYX mint julep color mascara on the bottom lashes. Underneath that I used Sugarpill's Penelope and some cheap diamond shaped glitter.

I then lined my top lid with Barry M's blue liquid eyeliner (which I also used for the shapes above my eyebrows) and blue color mascara from NYX. I also used some of Sugarpill's Charmy around the edge of my face along with my usual contour. Finished off with a few diamantes!

The lipstick is a blue from etsy seller FierceMagenta and NYX Pistachio Macaron lipstick.

 

Friday
Apr032015

The Past Month In Pictures

Here's my past month in photos, via my instagram @swiczeniuk!

 

Top Left, Right - For the past month we've been DJing almost every Saturday (and some Fridays!) at Cahoots, the new 1940's themed bar in Soho. So a lot of my outfits have been as vintage-esque as I can manage! This last Saturday I wore a vintage kimono with a waspie to turn it into a dress.

Bottom left - A gold and green look for Cahoots.

Bottom Right - I went out in day drag to model for the wonderful Reinka, shot by Al Overdrive, assisted by Bonnie and Ed. I can't wait to see the final results!

 

Top Left - I've been coveting these American Duchess shoes for a while, and my parents kindly bought me them for my birthday! I don't really wear heels, so these are just the right height for me, and I love the beaded embroidery. Super comfy too!

Top Right - Got a new wig, took it for a spin at Cahoots! Not pictured are the awesome swing trousers with braces that I snapped up in the Collectif sale. 

Bottom left - I turned 26 on the 13th of March and had a wonderful day out with Miss Miranda and then a small gathering of friends at a bar. Understandably, I can't remember much after a certain point in the night ;)

Bottom Right - Feeding my Fannibalism! I just had to order the two Hannibal prints that Fyodor Pavlov has for sale. I need to get them framed and somehow fix them to a wall, but it's difficult when renting flats :(

 

3 different looks for Cahoots! For the first I was going for a kind of Spanish vintage vibe, the second a Dior 1950's look and the last was my Marlene Dietrich look, which probably isn't at all accurate but hopefully gets the idea across ;)

 

Top Left, Right- I LOVE this sparkly red dress! Another look for Cahoots.

Bottom left - I had a hankering for a sparkly gold eyepatch, and the wonderful Liv Free delivered! I need to go somewhere suitable for a sparkly eyepatch, that also doesn't matter about stumbling into people...

Bottom Right - My gorgeous chap (look at his new haircut!!) took me out for dinner at Century Club.

 

Top Left - I'm not sure how I missed this out of my last monthly post, but we headed back to Istanbul for a wonderful Valentine's Day gig at a Time Out Istanbul party. Had such a great time, albiet a shorter stay than last time. It was nice to meet Swing Zazou, an electro swing band from the UK, who were also performing. Here's Mark showing off the fabulous hotel room swooning chair.

Top Right - My look for the night! Red and gold and sparkly, because that's as Valentines-y as I can get!

Bottom left, right - Managed to get a little bit of sight-seeing in at Topkapi Palace, which was closed last time we were in the city. The Harem was my favourite part, I loved the mix of East and West influences in the decor.

 

Top Left, right - I can wear pink! As long as it's contrasted with feathers and Nicole De Carle....

Bottom left, right - My look for DJing at Rumpus, which had a Revolution theme, so I dug out a military-esque look! And tried something different with my eye makeup.

 

Wednesday
Mar112015

Red Dragon

 Back in October I shot a beautiful blue headdress by Liv Free, and she's since brought out dozens of beautiful, intricate headdresses

I had a hankering for a glittery eyepatch (you know, as you do) which Liv also makes (I've yet to photograph it, but it's badass!), and she sent over another headdress to shoot as well.

The "Firebird" headdress features blood red materials, flowers and beads; it seemed quite vampiric to me, and the flowers made me think of vanitas paintings.

I've been quite into reds and purples recently, so I contoured my face with reds (Love + from Sugarpill and Love Sick by Melt Cosmetics) to pick up the colour. On my eyes I wanted an ethereal, glossy effect so I used the same colours as the contour as well as Bulletproof for the black and Lumi for the highlights, both from Sugarpill. I used a clear gloss over everything and added a touch of red glitter. On the lips is Shien Costmetics Cobra Lily and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Role Play (which was also the "blood"). 

I chose a white wig from Geisha Wigs to be a complete contrast to the headdress.