We had a lecture on fashions from different eras and once again, I got the spark to organize photoshoot with 1920’s theme. The 20’s was the era of the modern woman and is easy to be inspired by the courage of women to embrace an entirely new way of life.
The most popular style was boyish garconne (in the USA as flapper), which included almost box shaped dresses and short hair, which was often covered with a bell-shaped hat. In this photoshoot I wanted to put the effort especially in the make-up, because any woman concerned with fashion wore make-up.
The key points of the make-up in 20’s:
- Black and downward shaped eyebrows
- Dark blue or green dusted eye shadow
- Small and rounded lips with dark red lipstick
- A lot of cream on ivory powder
- Cream rouge as blended circle on each cheek
- and stick black eyeliner with mascara
Here is how I decided to make the look:
I still haven’t got flapper dress for myself so we focused on face portraits and I tried to play with different kind of accessories. We wanted to get really old feeling to these photos and I think Joonas made them look like the could be taken with film camera!
Photos: J. Ahtikallio Photography
- Classic Beauty – the history of makeup, Gabriela Hernandez, 2011, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. England
- Puuteria & papiljoteja, Saija Kannist-Junka and Eero Kokko, 2006, Lareas Oy, Finland