“There is nothing more precious than laughter” ― Frida Kahlo, The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait


Today marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of this fierce woman, known to some more for her famous ‘mono brow’ than for her ability to rise above her painful circumstances.   Frida, the original Cara Delvigne.  The first to really in my books be “on fleek”

In todays world,  woman do anything and everything to change their appearance or better it.  Sometimes ridding themselves of every last hair.   As a makeup artist I am faced with this quandary each and every day.  Woman giving more time and thought to their outer appearance and what the “world” thinks of them than truly spending time on inner reflection and what legacy they will leave behind long after they are gone.

Having found a kindred spirit in feminist icon and painter Frida Kahlo, Makeup Artist Jacqui Trinder wanted to direct a photo shoot which would showcase the joy of living a life fulfilled no matter what your circumstances.   

” I always found her story so inspiring, a woman who quite like me, just lived her life to the absolute full, not giving one damn what other people thought of her “madness”  There is something so freeing about being yourself, being truly you and being 100% happy in that 

The parallels between the two of us both strong, independent woman but who still love their man fiercely are uncanny.  To know she painted to showcase the beauty that surrounded her and I paint to enhance the beauty that encompasses me daily,  made this photo shoot even more special.

This shoot was a true testament to that.   To having an idea, a vision.  To the joy in seeing that brought to life in such vivid and amazing colour and imortalised forever.  For not only others to enjoy but mostly for me to enjoy”

The inspiration for this shoot can be summed up in this quote: 

“I wish I could do whatever I liked behind the curtain of “madness”. Then: I’d arrange flowers, all day long, I’d paint; pain, love and tenderness, I would laugh as much as I feel like at the stupidity of others, and they would all say: “Poor thing, she’s crazy!” (Above all I would laugh at my own stupidity.) I would build my world which while I lived, would be in agreement with all the worlds. The day, or the hour, or the minute that I lived would be mine and everyone else’s – my madness would not be an escape from “reality”.” 
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To honour Fridas legacy, We will be releasing one image at a time, with a quote of hers to accompany it.
Photography:  Justin Dallas
Model:  Leigh Raasch Thompson
Hair/Makeup/Concept:  Jacqui Trinder
Using:  M.A.C.
Assisted by:  Kelsey Chipps with Valerie Deyzel
Shot on Location at:  Crystal Barn
Clothing supplied by:  Heart Stuff
Headpiece:  Magpie Calls
Jewellery:  Shoppe
Thank you to all the above mentioned people you are all special to me!  GLOSS BOSS X



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