Behind The Scenes with Cosmo 'n COVERGIRL


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Behold these glorious behind-the-scenes moments from the New Americans shoot I had with Cosmo and COVERGIRL! 

This was a particularly cool project to be a part of because COVERGIRL's new collection is made of their classic products, only redefined under the notion that modes of style are constantly being reinvented and reinterpreted. I was stoked to be the face for the “punk" look 1) Because this is a chance to remind the folks at home that Punk has a legacy and a history that is woven deep into what we consider to be quintessentially American and 2) Because it gave me the chance to really dig into my own sense of style and put to words how I’ve always loved the history of downtown NYC. 

Punk, like any other mode of stylistic expression always goes much, much deeper than just an outward appearance, but that’s what this whole project is about: style as being deep and subjective. During the shoot, I was asked to bring in pieces out of my closet, and with Cosmo’s stylists, I was able to chat a little bit about my take on what different facets of punk look like. 

We also talked a lot about how without the music and without the ability to go out, there would be no punk! So of course my makeup look was created with the intention of getting a vixen look that lasted with their Professional Super Thick Mascara and self-sharpening Perfect Point eyeliner. Intense eye makeup became park part of the cannon of punk style in the 70’s (thanks to bands like The New York Dolls and Suicide) because it was an interpretation of cinema and stage makeup that emphasized facial expressions. So, a punk take on makeup can almost always be really intense, but in a way that defines the most expressive parts of your face, which I love!

Many thanks to Cosmo and COVERGIRL for this super cool opportunity! Be sure to check out COVERGIRL's Tumblr page for look inspiration and share your own take on your American Style by using #EasyBreezyStyle

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