Some Legs, Back and Vogue

I have a very artistic, talented, creative and amazing roommate.  She is just wrapping up her program at Algonquin College in Ottawa.  Next, she will be headed off to the prestigious OCAD (http://www.ocadu.ca/)  in T.dot. Along her journey, she has asked me a few times to be her “project” if you will, and my face in some shape or form has become a part of her portfolio.  The most recent piece she did of me, was to create a mock Vogue cover. We spent a random Monday night playing dress up and having a grand old time styling myself up. We did a couple of classic looks (think the timeless white blouse and red lip stick) and did a glamour shot (luxurious fur and hollywood style hair). Check out some snapshots below:

I am a midget in real life, but this shot makes me look like I have extremely long legs!
I am a midget in real life, but this shot makes me look like I have extremely long legs!
One can never go wrong with red lipstick!  This is a rarity for me to be wearing earrings! I am surprised my ear piercings were still able to take an earring!
One can never go wrong with red lipstick! This is a rarity for me to be wearing earrings! I am surprised my ear piercings were still able to take an earring!
Getting in touch with my Japanese roots with this silk fashion kimono.
Getting in touch with my Japanese roots with this silk fashion kimono.

The picture below is the final product. I watched my roommate spend quite some time on software programs like Photoshop and Illustrator and was amazed at how all of the different techniques and applications that can be done to make something look perfect. It is no wonder that so many of the models in the magazines look flawless. Kudos to all of those graphic artists out there! To make the tiniest tweak, it can take a lot of time; minutes or even hours. I have a new found appreciation for that field.  I am not a patient person at times and like to see quick or even instant results.  It takes a lot of time and manipulating to get something just right.  I had quite a decent sized pimple on my face at the time these photos were taken.  It is not there anymore, thanks to the magic of some editing :).

Here is the finished product! Could almost pass as the real deal!
Here is the finished product! Could almost pass as the real deal!

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