Exclusive: Stylist Josie Paris on What it Takes to Make Women Dented, Painted and Ready

Ranjit Rodricks , 20 May 2013
Josie Paris (center) with models
Josie Paris (center) with models

Stylist, designer and make-up artist, Josie Paris, is a well-known name in the fashion fraternity and she put her skills to good use at the RESIST art show which was held at Gallery Beyond in Mumbai, over the weekend.

The show, which comprised of paintings, live installations, performances and illustrations, was  bound by one common thread – the protest against gender violence.

A  number of artists and designers collaborated on live installations alongside their art work and these “live installations” were real people. Josie’s role was to do their make-up in keeping with the theme of the work being exhibited.

The "live installations"
The “live installations”

Here she tells us about each look, in her own words:

BETWEEN THE ALTER AND THE BUTCHER
Monica Dogra
Monica Dogra

Monica Dogra wears a couture gown by Gauri and Nainika. Her look is very glamorous with defined eyes, bright red lipstick and a thick coat of mascara. The hair is pulled up to a towering height and then we have loose curls falling on one side.”

GENDER IN THE BLENDER
Aher Abheena and Chinky
Aher Abheena and Chinky

“Here we have two models, Aher Abheenaa (a trans-gender) in an  outfit by Arjun Saluja. For her look, I have given her very simple, clean make-up with a lightly color cheek and lips. But to add a dash of drama, I have given her a big and long wing tip eye liner which goes till the end of her brows. For her hair, I have given her a big bun and accessorized the look with lots of gajras.

Chinky’s outfit is by Kallol Dutta. For her I have given the native Indian look. The base is two shades darker than her skin tone, with a hint of a glossy effect. Her hair is pulled back tight and tied it into a sleek pony and adorned with feathers.”

RESSURECTION
Arshiya Ahuja
Arshiya Ahuja

“Arshiya Ahuja wears an outfit by Manish Arora. I have given her a nude base with a dramatic patch of silver along the eye area. Her hairis gelled back to give her the wet look.”

DENTED,  PAINTED AND READY
Astha Atray
Astha Atray

Astha Atray wears an outfit by Satya Paul. The look here is very Barbie, with pink cheeks and pink lips with a light eye make up. As for the hairstyle, I have given her a two side low curly pony.”

Astha, Chinky, Josie, Aher and Arshiya
Astha, Chinky, Josie, Aher and Arshiya

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