#LIVEYOURLOOK RIGHT NOW WITH COLLINA STRADA + MILK MAKEUP
“Live Your Look” is not just about how you create your look; it’s what you do in it that matters. At Milk Makeup, we’re launching a series to show how #LiveYourLook looks right now in our new reality. We noticed our longtime Milk family member Collina Strada designer Hillary Taymour has been making masks from leftover fabrics and giving back to the community and we thought it was rad. We wanted to acknowledge her contribution and help her give back.
We’re partnering with Hillary to make 1,000 masks for The Center, an LGBTQ+ community and programming space in downtown NYC. We’ve been closely collaborating with The Center for over 3 years, and the beautiful vital space has, unfortunately, had to temporarily close due to COVID-19. These masks will go to the people The Center serves.
Creativity often thrives in periods of adversity, fueling new, dynamic ways of thinking. Because masks have suddenly become part of everyday life, self-expression will inevitably look different than it did before. Hillary’s friends: models Sara Hiromi and Sasha Melnychuk and photographer Chad Moore shot this story in their quarantine orbit. Together at the apartment Sasha and Chad share, the three of them took some time to seek beauty and make art out of their current circumstances, while social distancing of course. Masks still leave room for making a statement, closed spaces challenge new ways of creating, and friendship networks are more crucial than ever.
See how Hillary, Sara, Sasha, and Chad are using their time to build up and give back. Wear masks, stay safe, and let’s move forward as a community together.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Chad Moore
DESIGN: Shreya Chopra
STORY: Emily Gaynor
As seen on Vibes. Show us how you #LiveYourLook right now.