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Winter Queens

Posted by on 17 May, 2013 in Other, Photoshoots, Projects | 0 comments

Winter Queens

Based on: Original winter theme Where: Stockholm When: 2013-02-23 Models: Pas Worros, C. Carcharias Photography: Lord Canon Camera used: Canon EOS 60D Make-up: Heather Belles Wardrobe: Heather Belles [Show as...

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Autumn Goddess

Posted by on 17 Feb, 2013 in Other, Photoshoots, Projects | 0 comments

Autumn Goddess

In the fall of 2012 both I and Heather were stressed out. We wanted to do tons of photoshoots, but our everyday life was in the way. With barely any free time, we felt we couldn’t do any bigger projects justice.  That’s when we came up with the idea of doing “budget” shoots. The idea was to come up with a theme, keep the budget at a minimum and the crafting as uncomplicated as possible.  And thus, our first season-themed shoot was born. Sanchez was the obvious choice for this shoot, she’s always been our autumn goddess and was thrilled over the idea. The dress is made of the corset we used for our Demon Hunter, and the skirts are draped chiffon with sewed on leaves. The mask is a simple paper mask painted with copper colour and decorated with leaves and a simple golden chain. As a finishing touch, we sprayed the mask, dress and Sanchez (!) with a red and gold glitter hairspray I had laying around. As usual, all makeup was done by Heather, and the photos taken by Lord Canon. It’s all in the details: It might look warm, but it was freezing that day! [Show as...

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East meets West

Posted by on 14 Oct, 2012 in Other, Photoshoots, Projects | 0 comments

East meets West

Way back when we did the 10 years of Halo shoot I had this idea of a picture that I wanted taken. I imagined this hipster-esque person leaning against a wall sipping coffee from a Halo mug.  We never got around taking that picture then, but the idea of doing something “fashion” and hipster, but still very nerdy, continued to linger in my head. So when Heather said it been too long since we did a photoshoot, and that we should do something simple and fun, I proposed the idea to her. From there it went on to the whole east meets west geek stereotypes. The west became the elitist hipster geek that’s unimpressed by everything, only likes retro things and played everything before it became popular. The east is its opposite, it’s the happy geek that loves all things cute and wants to spread its love for geeky stuff with the whole world. We hadn’t planned how we’d do this shoot; the only thing we had to go on was my vague description of an abstract idea. But as we wrapped up the photoshoot, we noticed that we’d unknowingly manage to capture a small story; The manga ghost of the hipsters past. In the photos it looks like the hipster was being followed by this cute little dancing manga ghost, we immediately thought that it must be the hipsters past that is hunting its present. I myself used to be an avid anime and manga fan, but now a day I rarely read manga and almost never watches anime. Instead I went back to my roots and started playing lots of old PC games again, but still today my past haunts me at times… It’s all in the details: Almost everything we wear, from nails to earrings, have a geeky connotation in some way, can you guess them all? [Show as...

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February – month of the Semla

Posted by on 13 Mar, 2012 in Other | 0 comments

February – month of the Semla

I had this idea when I added a blog to the Incognito site that I would try and write something every Monday. Get into the habit of writing, and keeping up with it. It worked fine the first weeks, but then, as usual, life and my laziness got in the way. My February should have been spent sewing and finishing the Wizard costume, instead I dedicated the month to feasting upon semlor. Semla is a cream bun that used to be eaten during lent, but now kind of has become the pastry of Febraury here in the north. I usually only eat around 3-4 every February, this year I ate around 15 or more. I love semlor, but I only eat them during February, anything else would feel wrong. Since last year I’ve started a mini tradition, to eat a different semla every week. The best regular semla was the one from a café called Vete-katten. The bun was newly baked, really soft and tender with a light taste of cardamom. The cream was perfectly whipped and the almond paste was sweet, but not too sweet, and had a homemade feel over it. If you are looking for a nice regular semla, this is the place to go. Other, less conventional, semlor that I tasted was Karlsbadersemla (the almond paste is mixed with the cream), vanilla-semla, wienersemla (you replace the bun with danish pastry), chocolate-semla and a cinnamonbun-semla. My least favorite of them was the wienersemla, it was dry and boring, like eating a danish with cream on top, but without the gooey filling. The chocolate-semla was actually also a disappointment. You’d think you couldn’t go wrong with chocolate, and well to be honest, it wasn’t the chocolate part that was bad, it was the bun. It felt like they put all their effort in doing a nice chocolate amaretto cream filling, but forgot to make the bun edible. It was so dry and boring that not even the cream could save it. Vanilla-semlor is a personal favorite of mine, they’ve replaced the almond paste with vanilla cream, and well, you can never go wrong with that, yum! The cinnamonbun-semlor are also a long time favorite. Think of the perfect bun, soft, almost a bit doughy, with that sweet and creamy cinnamon filling. Then add whipped cream and some chunky almond paste, its pure bliss I tell you! [Show as...

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Rebel alliance takes the stage

Posted by on 30 Jan, 2012 in Other | 0 comments

Rebel alliance takes the stage

Opi Take the stage Nfu Oh #44 (flakes) Funko Rebel Alliance fold-up...

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The year of the dragon

Posted by on 23 Jan, 2012 in Other | 0 comments

The year of the dragon

A question showed up on my FB feed today. Who’s your favorite dragon? The answers ranged from Smaug to Falkor the luck dragon. Two Swedish favorites were of course Katla from The brothers Lionheart and Blatifagus from Svavelvinter (Sulfur winter). I’ve had a soft spot for dragons (and wolves!) for as long as I can remember, but I’ve never really thought about who my favorite dragon is. I haven’t read the book Svavelvinter yet, but from what I’ve heard about Blatifagus I have a feeling that I’ll love him, he sounds just like my type of dragon. What is my type of dragons then? Morkeleb the Black from Dragonsbane has stayed close to my heart for many years. He pretty much embodies everything I envision dragons to be; majestic, wise, powerful, slightly cynical and vain. I mean, with so much power and wisdom how can you not become full of yourself? Another dragon that fits that description and is on my list of favorite dragons is Arokh from Drakan. I loved the chemistry between him and Rynn, his dry sense of humor and quip remarks. Drakan was a fantastic game all in all, but it was Arokh that really made me love the game. Still on the topic of game related dragons there is one that actually doesn’t really fit my description of dragons. The dragon known only as “Dragon” from the game Loom. Now it wasn’t until today that I realized that Dragon actually was a she. You see, I’ve only played the two oldest versions of Loom, never the CD-version with audio. I don’t know why, but I guess I’ve always just assumed that Dragon was male and I was quite surprised when I found a clip on YouTube with a scene from the audio-version of the game, and Dragon sounded like an old English lady. This on the other hand just made me love her...

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