3rd Friday at the MAH: Fashion and Body Art

Fashion went forward with colorful fashion and body art displays plus activities at The Museum of Art and History‘s 3rd Friday Fashion and Body Art Festival.

Fashion Art Santa Cruz brought you “FashionART: Paint to Wear,” a fashion art paint-a-thon with local artists and fashion designers Rose Sellery, Tina Brown, and Angelo Grova: 6 artists. 6 models. 6 white jumpsuits. The artist’s were: Glenn Carter, Mary Karlton, Tobin Keller, Margaret Niven, Catherine Segurson, and Kyle Sanders. They transformed white jumpsuits into fashion art as the night went on. The models showed the finished jumpsuits in a runway show.

There was body art in action with Icarus Zaure Wendel and Rose The Body Painter. Icarus Zaure Wendel painted on a live model on stage. Rose the Body Painter, assistant John Waiton, and award winning hair stylist Jaymz Merez painted a masterpiece on live model Carino Magana throughout the evening. If you’ve been curious about the art of tattooing, there was a chance to ask all your tattoo questions, learn about the tools and process of tattooing with celebrated tattoo artists. And for those wanting a temporary fix, there was a chance to get face and body painting from local body artist Brenda Leach, who created unique designs for each person.

There was a UCSC Slug Style clothing swap. You could bring in your unwanted clothes and trade with others. Fashion designer Arielle Rose from CirKus Waggon InventionsLearn was teaching people to make a baby girl dress from your old clothes. There were also DIY stenciling, make your own body scrub, and craft Flower Crowns with artists Paula Lafave, Laura Wrong, and Aliso Leo from art collective Carcassses and Companionship.

Who said dress up was for kids? There was a whole set up to travel to different fashion eras with a Costume Photo Booth by local costume store Closet Capers. Tallie Crawford from Closet Capers also lead a costume design and sketching workshop in the Solari Gallery. Ann Simonton, media activist and former fashion model was facilitating an interactive display asking participants to consider the various influences that help one decide the fashions they choose. Folks from FashionTEENS Santa Cruz lead a demonstration on “Communicating Your Values Through Fashion: Up-cycling, trash into fashion.” Rana Satori Design had a pop up boutique and exhibited handmade fashion designs on stilts.

If you wanted to learn some new hair tricks, The Salon on the Square demonstrated how to translate vintage hairstyles into a modern way of wearing them on live models. The Cosmos Factory hosted a braid bar, a make-your-own-makeup bar, and demonstrated how to design historical hairstyles.

It was a super fun evening of interactive creativity and surprising designs. MAH has an event every 3rd Friday of the month. For information on coming events visit their calendar.

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I take photos, manage and do admin for Santa Cruz Waves. Event photography is my specialty. I am versatile and will also take nature, landscape, portraits, food, sports, and advertisement shots. I love what I do!

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