Base of Sweden Goes International

I know we would not normally do this but the news was to good not to share as Base of Sweden goes international, thats correct the company who’s innovative foundation and cleanser is making waves in Europe is now available for international delivery through their website.

Designed to be professional friendly, the foundation and remover has become a media sensation in its native Sweden and captured the attention of artists across the board with fans both industry and consumer praising its formulation and company ethos.

“The Base is not like other foundations and therefore it does not feel like other foundations. It is moist on your skin all day long and lasts up to 72 hours. It is also waterproof, which allows you to wash your face, swim and exercise in it without it coming off. Once it does come off, the Base fades away gradually rather than falls off.”

An absolute game changer this foundation is perfect for all aspects of the makeup artist kit from the media and theatre where longevity, sweat proof and waterproof is a must to the bridal sector where demand for long stay makeup that doesn’t clog the skin is chief amongst the coveted and sought after solutions for brides and the wedding party. Stepping to the plate with this range was a bold move and it is one that is receiving notice with Base of Sweden Already garnering industry innovation awards for foundation alongside the press and blogger accolades it deserves.

To learn more about the range or to purchase see:

Base of Sweden Website

Base of Sweden Instagram

Base of Sweden Facebook

*The YouTube channel for Base of Sweden is a must see and save for the savvy artist who wants to learn.

The Lost Narrative Defined

I have written a few blogs over the last week or so that while I stand by the commentary I did feel it was ott and dramatic and deserved to be pulled so if anyone is wondering why its simple. I do stand by it but just decided that its not worth the hassle and I want to focus my energies on better things. While this may seem like an admission of guilt its far, far from it. Call me a primadonna if you wish, I really don’t mind. I want to clarify a few small points and clear the air before I start my run at defining what the Lost Boys and Lost Girls story is as a narrative and visual concept, it has a little touch of darkness to it and has been brewing in my head for a long time.

same shit different day

In addition to this as a means to move forward I spoke to one of my scriptwriters and will be sitting this weekend sketching, going through old designs and knuckling down to do the creative and commercial work I have been promising myself I would get done. Calls will be made to those who have shown loyalty and I am going to reinvest not only in my own business again but in the work I have been postponing to support others.

This does not mean I will not be available for clients, far from it, what it does mean is that priority goes to my own work and I will be extremely selective who I work with from this point on.

While the sentiment may be same shit different day, it won’t be my groundhog day and I can see a way to end the current narrative. The problems are no longer mine and I can finally put this to bed and give myself the opportunity to showcase my own skills.

Watch this space, The Lost Stories (combined with Behind the Brushes) is coming back with some fantastic narratives and beauty launches thanks mainly to my connections to various PR agencies which will allow me to give a little time to clearing the cobwebs creatively and finally doing justice to the Lost Girls and the Lost Boys concept that I have on paper created giving it a more visual sense of what its all about.

Little Green Street a Chaplin Homage

Little Green Street Film Poster

There is something about the short film Little Green Street that feels less homage to a legend and more a modern reworking of a lost script. Charlie being respected for his script writing, gags and creative capacity that could and frequently did, create more stories than was possible to film in the time he had, it does make you wonder about the possibility of this as a viewer, which is a hallmark of the films team who have created something that could easily be original to the man himself and deserves kudos on this level.

The silent era to some degree in its early days could and is often referred to as being the Chaplin era. With companies emulating and creating characters with both male and female actors playing the part heavily inspired by the Iconic Little tramp. and a little close scrutiny we can see this in the film, although it is artfully played to a point where you don’t notice it overtly.

Little Green Street has a similar vibe of this emulation but the hallmarks and clarity of the character is captured sympathetically and does (in my own case) leave me wondering was this a fresh film paying tribute to a legend or perhaps a lost Chaplin……The characters have all the same traits and signs that become synonymous with the Great Chaplin himself from the Keystone(esque) cop to the wilting woman who ensnares Charlie with her demur feminine whiles.

Created by Alexandra Queen is an actress/filmmaker based in London, UK. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama/Theatre Studies from the University of Huddersfield, England. Alexandra works as an actress/filmmaker for her own film production company, founded in 2015 when she decided to make her debut short film, ''DID''. She also works as a part-time assistant at a modern art gallery. She is currently developing the sequel to ''Little Green Street'', as well as adapting the short story ''Captain Bones'' by Eric Maple, based on folklore stories and urban legends. She is inspired by auteurs who have established their own vision and personal style in cinema history, such as Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock. Alexandra's great ambition is to establish her own distinctive style in film making, as well as in acting, that will inspire and influence other women filmmakers and actresses around the world.

Little Green Street is an interesting short that has the nostalgia angle well covered and gives a nod to a creative genius of yesteryear whilst still having a modern feel with the digital shoot, cleverly structured the overall feel of the film is pleasant and heartwarming a true tribute to the man behind the tramp and worthy of watching for the smile it will create in its simplicity.

To learn more about the team behind the film see their Facebook page for Little Green Street.