I started looking for a makeup artist and a photographer online who have the experience in lolita makeup and photography, while my japanese classmate helped me to search for a lolita costume online.
It took me several months to nail down a date and time with the makeup artist and photographer - it was really difficult especially since they were doing it on a pro bono basis. However, the wait was worth it. Since the shoot could only take place in the evening, I rented a studio and had some pictures done.
When I first saw myself in the mirror with full makeup and in the lolita costume I was a little taken back. I seldom wear full make-up and this was full PLUS kawaii style.. hahaha, I really wondered if I could pull it off. The make-up artist who helped me was Germaine Tan. Based on our conversation, I understand that she had taken a make-up course at Cosmopolitan and have been doing lolita and special effects makeup for the past few years. She is a lolita herself but she follows the style of Gothic Lolita. My style is known as the Classic Lolita.
Gothic Lolita comprises darker makeup and costume. In terms of photography they tend to be cooler and do not smile. Classic Lolita is more mature/elegant and tends to be the in-between the Sweet Lolita (think of frills, ribbons, laces and PINK everywhere) and Gothic Lolita.
It was fun and a little nerve-wrecking for me, especially I realised my face tends to freeze within 30 seconds staring at the camera. The photographer, Xeno Tan, was superb and I must thank my lucky stars that he tried to shot faster to prevent taking the "frozen face" of me. He specialises in portraits - weddings, family, model and fashion. Lolita photographers are rare to find, and I am glad to meet him.
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For more information on these two wonderful people whom I have worked with:
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