Engagement Shoot: Hazel & Jan Rey

My first engagement shoot, yay! Natural make up scares me so much. I never know if I’m doing too much or too little but I like how it turned out. 🙂

This shoot just had two set-ups: Mario and Luigi in the nearby park, and Babydoll and Blue from Suckerpunch at Jan Rey’s old apartment complex grounds. Here are some of my favourite photos from the shoot:

 

Photography by: Vignette Photography
Make-up: Gab Lopez
Styling: Hazel Velas-Solomon

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The Critics Can Suck It, I liked Suckerpunch

There was a ridiculous amount of hype for Suckerpunch. It was inevitable with such a gorgeous, scantily clad cast and Zach Snyder at the helm.

Then the bad reviews started rolling in and with 80% of percent of my Blondie costume done, you can’t blame a gal for being a little anxious. But you know what? The critics can suck it. I enjoyed Suckerpunch.

Emily Browning’s character, Babydoll, is institutionalized by her stepfather and is scheduled for a labotomy in 5 days. She retreats into her mind and has these dream within a dream fantasies about finding a way to escape with the help of four other inmates — Rocket (Jenna Malone), Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens) and Amber (Jamie Chung).

Yes, the film’s strongest point is that it’s just so visually stunning (And I’m not just talking about Abbie Cornish. Oh, Abbie. Make an honest woman out me. ♥), but the core of it had potential. The plot and character development was a little lacking, but I think that was mostly due to the scenes they cut out to get the rating down from an R to a PG-13. I’m hoping they come out with a director’s cut because I’m insanely curious about that scene with Jon Hamm and the Burlesque stage numbers that they edited out.

The soundtrack is absolutely amazing. Emily Browning does a hauntingly beautiful cover of “Sweet Dreams” that you should watch out for and the songs they used for the fight scenes just made everything so much more bad-ass.

Suckerpunch’s biggest fault is that it was over hyped. Forget the hype. It’s a fun (up to the second half which I can’t explain without spoiling) movie that’s an odd-but-kinda-works combination of girl-power and a fanboy’s wet dream.