On Sunday, I volunteered at the Alternative Village Fete at Battersea Park, organised by Home Live Art.
Together with artists Harold Offeh and Barby Asante, the team of volunteer make-up artists, stylists and photographers created the Bling Jubilee Court. We dressed the public up as ‘Queens of the COMMON-wealth’, then led to a stage and photographed before an adoring crowd (photos over here). Here are 5 of my favourite shots from the day!
1. Our boudoircontained about 50 wigs, a tonne of make-up, a pile of stick-on mustaches, and 2 long rails of dress up clothes. Naturally, we tried it all on.
2. Two of our dress-up queens. Disco Queens, to be precise.
3. A rainbow of eyeshadow.
4. A gorgeous drag queen popped in to say hello.
5. Harold getting his make-up done.
You can see the full set of my photos over on my Facebook page.
Oh, and I promise this is my last Jubilee-related post!
Posted by thefty on 06/06/2012
Queen Elizabeth II graces all British banknotes. She cuts a fine figure, even when appearing to wear a mustache. (See below.)
1. Stirling note mash-up! By Dysanovic
2. A close-up, showing the stunning amount of detail. By PhotoGraham
3. This nifty bit of origami is by David Pilbrow. (she really can carry off a hat, can’t she?)
4. Sad Queen. (By Howard Lake)
5. Happy Queen! (By Howard Lake.)
What do you think? Is this high art or treason? (I firmly believe it’s the former. Of course!)
Posted by thefty on 30/05/2012
My initials are H.M. As a child, I assumed this meant I had a special bond with HM the Queen. Ha.
1.The Queen, as seen on Brick Lane. (Note the tiny hand clutching a goblet.)
2. The Royal Mail, in sexy fire-engine red.
3. The King?
4. Here we have QEII looking sharp on a teacup.
5. 1992: A school play. Both the prince and princess look surprisingly grumpy.
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Posted by thefty on 26/05/2010