David Bowie/Aladdin Sane Tribute Makeup Tutorial

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I was deeply saddened after hearing David Bowie passed away and did this Aladdin Sane look the same evening using what makeup I had on hand. Life is too short… I made a commitment for 2016 to be more comfortable with myself. Showing my natural blonde eyebrows and eyelashes is a huge step but this look is worth it:

All products used in this video are linked below. Thanks David Bowie for inspiring me to step outside of my comfort zone!

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Products used:

– Benefit “That Gal” Brightening Face Primer – Purchase: http://bit.ly/1OQdOrf
– Beauty Blender – Purchase: http://bit.ly/1Oj6XFb
– Morphe Brushes Blush Palette 10 – N/A
– Kleancolor Angle Blush Brush – Purchase: http://amzn.to/1TWxlGD
– Just For Redheads Super-Activ Liquid Makeup – Purchase: http://bit.ly/1P1YfyL
– BellaPierre Cosmetics Mineral Foundation (Ivory) – Purchase: http://amzn.to/230t2Qp
– BellaPierre Kabuki Brush – Purchase: http://amzn.to/1SjoPUo
– BellaPierre Cosmetics Mineral Highlighter – N/A
– Mac 252 Large Shader Brush – Purchase: http://bit.ly/1UQfzVm
– Sigma Brow Wax – Purchase: http://bit.ly/1UQeL2O
– Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, original – Purchase: http://bit.ly/1RmnZG0
– KleanColor Makeup Palette, used Hot Pink and Dark Blue Eyeshadows – N/A
– Elf Eye Crease Brush – Purchase: http://amzn.to/201lZ7R
– Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in “Zero” – Purchase: http://bit.ly/1OiWh9s
– Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – Purchase: http://bit.ly/1Q6zMHk
– Mac 205 Mascara Fan Brush – Purchase: http://bit.ly/1SjpKUE
– Benefit High Beam – Purchase: http://bit.ly/1W8Ynvz
– Kleancolor Lip Liner in “Hot Red” – Purchase: http://amzn.to/1J49xAb
– Beauty Treats Bright Red Lip Crayon – Purchase: http://amzn.to/1W9dDbQ
– Revlon Lip Brush – Purchase: http://amzn.to/1n0yQcr
– Kleancolor Foundation Brush – Purchase: http://amzn.to/1Pcn3Of
– Starry Liquid Liner “Black”
– Sigma Gel Liner “Wicked” – Purchase: http://bit.ly/1OQen4g
– Sigma E05 Eyeliner Brush – Purchase: http://bit.ly/1Pcn3xD
– Kleancolor Vibrant Duo Eyeliner in “Blue” – Purchase: http://amzn.to/1Rmvq06
– Princessa Angled Shadow Brush
– PeaceKeeper Lip Gloss in “Eternal Equity” – N/A

*xoxo– Stephanie Lange

David Bowie/Aladdin Sane Tribute Makeup Tutorial

California Casual Winter

This winter in Los Angeles, the air has been so wonderfully crisp and chilly. A perfect time to dig up all the warm clothes that you normally avoid wearing in Southern California. Olive green is one of my favorite colors to wear and this time of year, with it being sweater weather, I decided to pull out my favorite olive green sweater and pair it with a Military-style jacket. Kept it casual with some black leggings and black sneakers, but topped it off with an orange crochet beanie. Added a touch of glam with a pair of black sunglasses and, of course, red lipstick.

Do you like this look? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

California Casual Winter – Outfit:

California Casual Winter - Stephanie Lange

California Casual Winter - Stephanie Lange
California Casual Winter - Stephanie Lange
California Casual Winter - Stephanie Lange
California Casual Winter - Stephanie Lange

California Casual Winter - Stephanie Lange

California Casual Winter - Stephanie Lange

*xoxo– Stephanie Lange

California Casual Winter

Norman Reedus – A Fine Art Photography Exhibit

Norman Reedus’s Photography exhibit at Voila Gallery in Los Angeles, CA opened on November 12th and comes to an end on December 31st, 2015.

For those who will miss this strange but beautifully awesome show, have no fear, below are pictures I took from my time spent working and enjoying this exhibit! As well as a video where Norman takes Variety on a tour of his exhibit and reveals the stories behind some of his pieces:


– [Credit]:

xo–Stephanie Lange*

Norman Reedus – A Fine Art Photography Exhibit

Holiday Glitter Glam

Stephanie Lange Holiday Glitter Glam Makeup Tutorial
Things you’ll need

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Pictured above, left to right:

Benefit Cosmetics, Stay Don’t Stray 360 Degree Stay Put Eyeshadow Primer
Mineral Fusion, Concealer Duo – My skin tone is fair/porcelain and use “Cool”
Urban Decay, Naked 2 Eye Shadow Platte
Gold & Brown Loose Glitter
STILA, Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
Benefit Cosmetics, Roller Lash Mascara
Kara Eyelashes No. 415
Eyelash Curler
Morphe Brushes, Blush Palette
Mac, Matte Viva Glam I Lipstick

Brushes: MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush, Sonia Kashuk 109 Blending Brush, MAC 116 Blush Brush


*Note: This look covers eyes, lashes, cheeks and lips – apply foundation and fill in brows as normal

1. After applying eyeshadow primer and concealer, sweep “Foxy” Eye Shadow from inner corner of eye to brow bone.

2. Take an eye shading brush and press “Half Baked” Eye Shadow from inner to outer lid.

3. With a blending brush, use a window wiper swirling motion to apply “Snakebite” Eye Shadow in the crease, blending up towards brow bone.

4. Add glitter glue on top of lid and with an eye shading brush, press loose gold & brown glitters onto lid.

5. Apply black liquid eyeliner to the top lash line, extending the color past the lid into a wing.

6. Highlight the brow bone and tear duct area with “Bootycall” Eye Shadow.

7. Apply mascara on top and lower lashes. Let dry, then top with false lashes – make sure to blend into your real lashes by curling.

8. Next, take a blush (of your choice from platte shown above) and dapple your cheeks with it using a Blush Brush.

9. Top it all off with a beautiful dark red lipstick.

*Makeup video tutorials will be coming soon – I’m getting a new digital camera and studio equipment for Christmas! 😉 Would this be a look you’d like to see in action?

xo – Steph*

Holiday Glitter Glam

WERD Art Talk

WERD art talk

I had the pleasure of attending the very first WERD art talk dedicated to music and culture, presented by Steve Baltin, on November 8th, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.

Guests viewing artwork at WERD art talk - photo taken by Stephanie Lange
This event featured original artwork and Q&A with Brandon Boyd of Incubus, Hannah Hooper of Grouplove, Karmin and Moby.

WERD art talk schedule - photo taken by Stephanie Lange
WERD supports Adopt the Arts, a non-profit funding arts programs in public elementary schools. Co-founded by Matt Sorum, drummer for Guns n’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, Adopt the Arts implements music and art curriculum into public elementary schools that need funding for their arts programs. Over 300 schools have lost their funding for their arts programs and Adopt the Arts are working on changing that right now. So far to date they have donated over 1,000 instruments to schools in LAUSD.

Brandon Boyd of Incubus

Brandon Boyd at WERD art talk - photo taken by Stephanie Lange
With nine pieces showcased in the art gallery, Brandon Boyd was the first to be interviewed by Steve. They joked about failing to meet Brandon’s laser pointer request. He reminisced of his time in Rome, Italy, where he debuted all new work (Topograffiti series) at the Rossmut gallery in Fall of 2014. The exhibit was a success and the Italians wined and dined him. Brandon discussed his process and technique of spilling ink and paint on a page, then staring at it until imagery starts to emerge.

Another technique Brandon walked us through: getting a photograph, studying it, and then painting it. He made a joking remark about how hard it is, these days, to find a model that will hold a pose for hours without checking their cell phone every few minutes.

He talked about how music and art infuse and complement each other. Brandon also discussed showing new pieces for the first time at the upcoming Art Basel in Miami, Florida from December 3rd – 6th. The Art Basel booth is B31 and will be hosted by Project Gallery and Art Duet.

Guests viewing “Terrestrials” by Brandon Boyd

Brandon Boyd artwork at WERD art talk - photo taken by Stephanie Lange

Hannah Hooper of Grouplove

Hannah Hooper artwork at WERD art talk - photo taken by Stephanie Lange
Hannah Hooper has a 2-month-old baby and remarked about playing a lot of music at the moment but art came before music when she was growing up. Feeling like an outsider, Hannah got into street art and lettering but wouldn’t reveal her “street name” for obvious reasons. Keith Harring, a NYC street artist from the 80s, was an inspiration to her. With street art now in the past, her latest work is shown in the picture above – Spreading Rumours.

Hannah once found a box of photos of women from the 1920’s who never became successful in stardom, so she painted them. She mixes her art and music by designing backdrops, album covers, posters, and flyers for Grouplove along with being the lead vocalist of the band.


Karmin at WERD art talk - photo taken by Stephanie Lange
Karmin is a pop duo consisting of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan. On this day they were accompanied by dog Gary (@GaryKarmin on Instagram), and discussed how their latest album “Leo Rising” came to be and the concept for their upcoming film.

Being very skeptical at first, the two saw an astrologer in Silverlake, Los Angeles – Gahl at cosmicnavigator.com who Nick says is the “greatest astrologer ever” and it totally changed their life. Gahl’s focus is not on palm reading or psychic reading where they read your energy, but it’s based on real events, movements of planets and how that affects us. At the time, Karmin was looking for direction on how to get out of their record deal, which was stopping them from what they wanted to do creatively. Now they have the freedom of being independent.

Being inspired by this visit to the astrologer, Amy learned how to read charts and questioned, “Has anyone ever made an album that every song represented the emotional sentiment, the personally traits of a sign?” Karmin ended up writing “Leo Rising,” a 12-song album based on the Zodiac.

Their music video Along the Road had almost 1,000 shoes that were color coordinated into a backdrop of the sun setting. Two trucks full of shoes were later donated to Los Angeles’s most needy at the LA mission. In “Along the Road”, there is a man in the beginning wearing a blue suit who represents Karma. Turns out the same man will be featured in their upcoming film. Karmin is planning to release their 12-song album as a soundtrack to the film they’re working on.

While walking us through a fantastical storyboard for the upcoming film, Amy said, “In Kabbalah, they have colors that go with each sign like temperatures and energies, so Aries is red, so if there’s any Aries here you probably like the color red.” to which Nick replied, “And if you don’t, get out.” Great to know that Karmin definitely supports the color red! 😉


Moby at WERD art talk - photo taken by Stephanie Lange
Moby was raised in a family of artists: Mom was a painter, one uncle a sculptor, another uncle a photographer and grandmother a watercolorist. When he was 10 years old, his uncle gave him his Vietnam War Nikon F camera and it was way too sophisticated of a camera at such a young age. Moby and his family were also broke; they were on food stamps and welfare so he would save up for months to buy a roll of film.

Moby’s uncle gave him his old dark room equipment at 13 or 14 years of age which included an Omega D2 enlarger and trays. Then he had to start saving up for chemicals and other supplies, because of this, shooting a roll of film would take months and he would shoot around 10 pictures a year. Moby said if he developed a picture wrong, it was a disaster and a significant percent of his net worth was destroyed every time he messed up a picture.

Even though Moby shoots digitally now, he doesn’t take pictures the way most photographers do. “Most digital photographers shoot like it doesn’t cost anything for the good reason it doesn’t cost anything but I grew up where shooting was very expensive and time consuming so I really think before I take a picture. I watched some of my photographer friends, if they shoot one thing, they’ll shoot 100 pictures of it and I can’t bring myself to do that cause every time I shoot something I feel like there’s some sort of financial commitment to it.”

Featured in the art gallery, were two audience shots taken by Moby from a stage point-of-view, and this is one example of how Moby’s music and art infuse each other. Moby’s uncle always said “Shoot what you see that other people don’t see” and a few years ago Moby thought, “what do I see that other people don’t see?” As a result, a crowd documentary series was created where all of the crowd pictures are decontextualized – the way he shot, cropped and worked on them, you never see the circumstances or context, you just see the crowds.

Crowd shot by Moby at WERD art talk - photo of artwork taken by Stephanie Lange

WERD Art Talk

National Love Your Red Hair Day!

Today is National Love Your Red Hair Day! I have had a handful of people tell me I look more blonde than red, so it’s time to educate: Red hair comes in all different shades and they’re all beautiful – my natural color falls between Strawberry Blonde-Ginger. Yes, Strawberry Blonde is a shade of red – I just happen to have some natural blonde highlights mixed in with my red locks 🙂


National Love Your Red Hair Day!

Back to the Future Day!

It’s October 21st, 2015! Happy BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY! 😎⌚🔙 This is, of course, the day in the future that Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to in Back to the Future II.

On this special day, I visited Burger King at 545 North Victory Blvd. in Burbank, CA. This was the location at the beginning of the film where Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, is seen leaving Doc Brown’s (Christopher Lloyd) lab. McFly, running late for school, skateboards and grabs onto the tailgate of a pickup truck pulling out of the drive-thru, for a little extra speed. Fans gathered in the parking lot to celebrate with all of their gear, DeLoreans included!

Another filming location, The Puente Hills Mall, located in Industry, CA, featured Doc Brown’s original van and mall sign. This mall (called “Twin Pines Mall” and later “Lone Pine Mall” in the movie) was the location where Doc chose to show Marty the new DeLorean time machine he had invented and where the first time travel experiment took place:

Throwback to when I worked at Universal Studios Hollywood – they have you pick a favorite movie and include it on your name tag, my choice was Back to the Future. One evening, after getting off from a long shift, Doc was running around looking for a “Stephanie.” I stopped him and said “Hey! I’m Stephanie!” He went on to say how he time traveled just to return my name tag which apparently fell off my uniform earlier that day. Great Scott! Doc to the rescue!

Is Back to the Future one of your favorite movies? 😉

Back to the Future Day!

Midnight Blue Smokey Eye


Things you’ll need:

Kajal Eye Pencil Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Demi Eyeshadow Demi Eyeshadow Telescopic Mascara Power Eyelash Curler Glamour Lashes 138 Black
Brushes: MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush, MAC 219 Pencil Brush, Sonia Kashuk 109 Blending Brush

Let’s get started – MIDNIGHT BLUE SMOKEY EYE:

1. After using eyeshadow primer, apply matte black eyeshadow all over your lid. Remember to tap off excess shadow from your brush to prevent fallout.

2. Using the pencil brush, apply the same black eyeshadow on your lower lash line.

3. Apply black liquid eyeliner to the top lash line, extending the color past the lid into a wing.

5. Using a black eye pencil, line your lower lash line going all the way to the tear duct area.

6. Blending time: Using a midnight blue shimmer eyeshadow, blend the black eyeshadow edges using window wiper & swirling motions.

7. Also blend the black eyeshadow on lower lash line with the same blue eyeshadow.

8. Highlight the brow bone and tear duct area, using MAC Pro Pigment PURE WHITE.

9. Apply black mascara on top and lower lashes.

*I did use false eyelashes for this look. If anyone would be interested in a tutorial on how to apply lash falsies or interested in any other makeup advice, please leave a comment and let me know!

xo – Steph*

Midnight Blue Smokey Eye