Our kitschy disco diva. Glow baby, glow. Be a living disco ball.
When COVID first happened, in early March, we had all these appointments scheduled to photograph and we had to cancel almost all of them. For somebody who likes to create and has a lot of passion from creation, it was really difficult for me. I sat for the first couple of weeks, in COVID, not creating, not feeling creative, and feeling sad about it.
It wasn’t until I actually verbalized that I was sad did I realize I was missing all of these creative things. The next day I woke up with great ideas! This wig was the first thing that I had to make. I had to physically create something to get myself out of that COVID-funk. Creating makes me happy, so I became happy. That was the reawakening for all my creativity. So this image is what sent me into being able to create again, which I am really thankful for. I didn’t plan to create a living disco ball, but that’s what came to be.
It was exciting to see this wig. We were stuck in a slump where we couldn’t see a future that we recognized. When I saw this wig that was exactly how I felt. That’s right. That is who we are. That’s who Valerie is. That’s who I am. We can do this.
When we sat down to create this look, I realized that she had such exquisite skin that I didn’t want anything to take away from it. When Valerie showed me the outfit and the wig, everything came together. All I could think of was living disco ball. I didn’t want to do anything too extravagant to her face, so that I wouldn’t take away from her skin. We focused on giving her a bright cheek and that disco ball effect under her eyes. You want to be a living disco ball, right?
You can see the entire set of Giving Gala 2020 images here. If you are interested in doing your own styled session, please let me know by completing the inquire form here. You can see the first release of these images here.