Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Digital TRENDS in 2015 - What's Your Take?


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Digital Trends Report Season is upon us. This is the time of year where every yahoo with a website gives their two cents on what will trend in the year to come.


This year, I'd like to be a yahoo too... except I prefer to use YOUR opinion versus my own. Share your take on what will trend in digital next year.





Thanks so much for your time! 

I'll be sure to publish the results, so check back. Or, follow me on Twitter @Leyla_a where I will certainly share the results.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween Weekend in Pictures... Thanks to Google Halloweenify!


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Halloween Weekend Story Best Told in Pictures

Friday night we went to Redmoon Theater's Halloween party - Boneshaker. Saturday night my friends had a costume party and I had to clown it up all over again! Keep scrolling down for the Halloweenify photos (they're awesome!)



Pierrot Costume

The Prettiest Clown in The Circus 

The inspiration for my costume came from a couple of places, everything pointed to clowns and I knew I had to be "the prettiest clown in the circus".  That is a quote from the David Bowie Is exhibit currently at the MCA, my friend Traci and I had turned it into a running joke. The clown theme from American Horror Story really drove it home, I knew I had to be a clown.



pierrot clown makeup

Pierrot - The Sad Clown

I went with a more traditional interpretation of Pierrot - the black and white "look" that most people commonly refer to as the "sad clown". I learned about Puddles, the sad clown with the golden voice this weekend too. I had to explain to others that Puddles and I were both taking inspiration from Pierrot.

What makes Pierrot sad? Well, the story is that he was in love with a girl named Columbine. There were happy times between the two of them, but then Columbine left Pierrot for Harlequin, which left Pierrot pining for her love. Pierrot, Columbine and Harlequin are characters with a history that dates back to the 16th century, they were characters from the Comedia dell'arte.


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Leyla - the Not-So-Sad Clown

I see Pierrot as a romantic clown, and sadness can sometimes be a part of that. I don't like to think of my Halloween character as sad, I prefer to think of my costume's character as someone who is thoughtful and reflective of loves lost.


boneshaker party

Kissing a Monster



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Traci and Leyla
Redmoon Theater Boneshaker Party


halloween party decorations

Saturday at Ben and Nicole's Halloween Party


Some great costumes from Redmoon's Boneshaker party 
People always go above and beyond at this party, that is why I enjoy it as much as I do.

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Pinhead Costume - Hellbound Hellraiser



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Another Great Costume from Boneshaker


Google Plus Halloween photo feature - Halloweenify! 
These photos were created by applying the "spookify" or the "fun effect" on G+ (the best one is at the end, so be sure to keep scrolling). You can see more photos from the photo feature here.

spooky skull hallowenify Google Plus



Halloweenify Traci



spooky leyla



halloweenify gif



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I'm Really Into Clowns Right Now


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Maybe it's because of American Horror Story, maybe it's because it's a great excuse to be a jerk... But I am really into clowns right now!


Help me decide which costume I should choose for Halloween by leaving a comment - please! 

(there are sponsored links and ads within this page) 


I think the word sexy is open for interpretation
and the Jumbo Foam Red Clown Nose is sold separately (but necessary)




Sexy Tutu Lulu Clown Costume (with neon tutu)
because I used to be @luluinatutu on Twitter (how weird is that?!)
Clown Horn would be a perfectly annoying accessory for this costume



Or, I could always go as a Corpse Bride
after all... it is hard to break away from what feels so natural
maybe my friend Kate Stransky could help me



Make any costume spookier with these vampire contact lenses!
These spooky lenses would work well with whatever I choose... don't you think? 
LeStat Contact Lenses (go here and use promo code HALLOWEEN10)



Otherwise... I always have the old ZENTAI SUIT!
because this is normal 


Flag Pattern Latex Unisex Catsuits & Zentai Inflatable Hood



Black and White Tuxedo Lycra Spandex Zentai Morph Suit


More Halloween Inspiration HERE: