Beauty

9.12.2013

MADE Men Made Up

Because we’re rude jerks, we begged Tracy Alfajora and her assistant J. Brandon Thomas to come down to Milk and make us pretty. Nobody thought about what that request would turn into, but The Blonds are showing today at MADE Fashion Week so it seemed appropriate. And that’s when Tracy casually dropped the word "tranny" in conversation and we all got scared.

Mike Abu, Milk Made writer, man about town:

Why on earth did you agree into getting crazy girl makeup on yourself?
I planned on invoicing Milk for a fair amount of money anyway, so I figured the least I could do was let them make me look like the asshole I am.

What would you call your new look?
Have you ever listened to the band Hanoi Rocks? They’re somewhere in between the New York Dolls and The Clash. I really like them. One time I had an interview with Vince Neil from Mötley Crüe, and my first question was how he felt about Hanoi Rocks. He didn’t like that question.

Was this the most uncomfortable thing you’ve ever put on your face?
By far this was the least uncomfortable thing I’ve put on my face. Nick Gehrls? This question begs weird responses, but the dumbest thing I’ve ever put on my face came from that time Milk did the whole Escape to New York Festival, where I busted my ass for days, did some dumb photo series of me sleeping in puddles, had a cop fake beat me up in front of a lot of onlookers who had no idea what was happening, passed out and woke up with a bunch of peace signs and shit all over my face thanks to an 8-year-old girl. I think I had sex in a teepee that night. Badass.

Was the makeup application process like what you expected?
Both makeup artists were pretty cool–like, pretty fucking cool. We talked San Francisco and they didn’t put green eyelashes on me, which I appreciated. I hope you have photos of Matt, because he looked completely ridiculous. I was going for as Burger Records as you could get.

What did you think of your final look?
I thought my look was fantastic, and by that I meant I expected to get my ass kicked. I mean, look at the photos. I wanted to kick my own ass. But in reality I thought it was funny as hell, and if I can help lighten the mood at anytime, mission accomplished. Plus I looked way cooler than Jon Larsen. Badass.

Freddy Rodriguez, respectable fashion blogger at Blue Perk:

Why on earth did you agree into getting crazy girl makeup on yourself?
Honestly, I didn’t know what I signed myself up for when I initially agreed to getting my makeup done (I thought guy runway trends). Though at least now I’m forever an honorary part of MADE fashion week after our "bonding experience."

What would you call your new look?
For my new look, I’d call it candy apple raver. A look that would be perfect for any electronic music festival or underground after-hours dance session with an emphasis on becoming an alter character.

Was this the most uncomfortable thing you’ve ever put on your face?
Yes, this was the most uncomfortable thing I’ve ever put on my face. The eyelash process was a lot more difficult than expected and I ended up with a little glue in my right eye.

Was the makeup application process like what you expected?
The makeup process was a lot more intricate that I expected. From the layers of base they applied which I thought would only be some foundation, to the amount of detail put into applying my lip color, and lastly my difficult eyelashes.

What did you think of your final look?
Honestly I didn’t hate my finally look, but I would have to be going to a specific location before I’d consider wearing it out. Candy apple raver can’t be fitting on the front row during fashion week.

Matt Marquez, Milk Made editor:

Why on earth did you agree into getting crazy girl makeup on yourself?
I was hoping to bow out of getting makeup from the moment I got Mike and Freddy to agree to do it, but then they started to bat their long, beautiful lashes at me and I had to step up too like a grown ass man.

What would you call your new look?
Everyone kept telling me I looked like a goth chola. That works for me.

Was this the most uncomfortable thing you’ve ever put on your face?
Getting the foundation put on was actually really soothing and I almost fell asleep. Tracy and J. Brandon have very gentle hands and I barely felt a thing until they put fake eyelashes on me and my eyes started to tear up, which goes against my hardcore image. Not badass.

Was the makeup application process like what you expected?
It was way easier than I expected, probably because we had pro make up artists who are way too qualified to be doing stupid stuff like this. I think they only agreed to see me in girl makeup.

What did you think of your final look?
I’m a low-key guy, and my new look came out about as low key as is possible when you’re a goth chola. I’m not sure if I’d ever agree to do it again though because I had pieces of fake eyelash coming off a day later. That was all Cleo Le-Tan’s fault because she made me keep my makeup on longer so she could take a photo. She’s the worst.

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