Designer/stylist Helen set up a Face Book group so that she, Ara (MUA) and I can have 3-way text conversations. I started the project with sending them style boards of where this shoot would be headed. The designers were given free reign to create the hats/ headwear and the MUAs will create color palettes and make-up application techniques based off of them and my concept. I initially set the tone, they took off running with it. Helen shared photos of 4 of her finished creations with Ara and an internet dialog began.
Scouring the internet for swipe photos to give a visual of what collectively will be created. Ideas and images whizzing across our screens. A whirling blizzard. Comments popped up as quickly as they were typed, volleyed back and forth in rapid fire succession. We were brain-storming. What do you think of this…. or that, how about…. My thumbs were not fast enough to get my 2 cents in before they were off on another flurry of images and ideas. I laughed to myself. If this were a 3 way phone conversation, I could have easily interjected. I wanted to add some of the images I came across that mimicked my vision, but didn’t know how to attach them from my phone. That’s when I learned that they were on their computers. Duh…. I hadn’t realize I could use FB’s messenger via my computer. I am so 20th century! I switched to my MAC and could at least type faster using all 10 digits with fewer type-os. But I still couldn’t keep up with the velocity and dexterity of these 20 somethings. They were leaving me in the dust. I was totally amused by their lightning speed. And thrilled that Helen, Ara and I are tuned into each other. For 3 strangers, we are of 1 mind.
And I friggin’ love it. It’s a feeding frenzy, but in a good way.
A little sneak peek of 3 of Helen’s completed hats, I had purchase these materials before
I learned that we would be working together.
A number of her designs will to be created directly on the model
To be continue…