30 Apr 2012

1923 Photoshoot: Am I Vixen?

Hello everyone,

Do you all remember my post titled What Do You Want? Well, i did get responses to it even though not all were done in the comments section of that particular post. Some of the responses included me sharing more of my work as a professional makeup artist with my followers. 

I must however reiterate the fact that i created this blog to promote the Nigerian beauty industry (a couple of people have reminded me that I belong to this industry and so should have my works shown on this site too). 

In this post, I am sharing pictures from the second ever professional portfolio photo shoot I did. For a couple of years, I did not have any professionally shot pictures in my portfolio but was recognized via word of mouth. My sojourn into the world of social media and networking with other makeup professionals across the world has however greatly benefited my artistry and my approach to it and I came to the realization that a professional makeup portfolio is a must-have.

I will publish a post on the first one I ever did and the story behind it but for now, enjoy this.


Chichi
Lolo
Stella
Obehi

As you can see, these are regular everyday ladies who are my friends and family (my sister Stella)

It had a mix of simple/natural and more sultry poses. It was themed Am I Vixen? because we all have a vixen within us. We look simple, pretty and calm until the vixen is unleashed, she doesnt have to be flamboyant or overtly seductive. Just a look, a striking pose or a smile will let you know that she is out.

What do you all think?

Makeup: Barbara
Styling: Obehi
Photography: Sarah
Check out my FB fan page Barbara & 1923
and my online portfolio on Flickr
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Muse Origins said...

Your work is very classy. I like

Adiya
Muse Origins

Moya2bean said...

Love the Vixen theme! So amazing!
The pictures are gorg!
Luv it!

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Barbara1923 said...

Thank you so much Adiya. I am glad you like it.

Barbara1923 said...

@Moya2bean, thank you dear

Anonymous said...

Good but needs major improvement.

Barbara1923 said...

o yes definitely @Anonymous. i would so love to know what areas of improvement you have in mind.

The Relentless Builder said...

Awww! I like the simplicity in these pictures. And it's nice to have your sister be so supportive. I hope you didn't have to "bribe" her with treats to get her to help ... LOL! You already know what I think about your work :-) I look forward to seeing another photo shoot with more colors though. Thumbs up, girl!

Barbara1923 said...

Lol, @The Relentless Builder, she loves to have me do her makeup and pose for my pictures so usually no bribing is needed *wink*

De Mons said...

Great pictures, amazing makeup :)

Barbara Onianwah said...

Thank you so much