2017 Ogle School FACE OFF!

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Some here among you may already know the electricity you feel while catching a fashion show and being part of the wonderstruck audience.  While there is more going on backstage and days prior to the Ogle Face Off, a fiendish magic transmits pain staking hours of preparation and planning into artisanal makeup application and “hautest” hair design….

 

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Ogle School Face Off parlays more than just the cat walk delivery and knockout fashion buzz of beauty.  Their fussy purpose is a jungle of competitive matchups for a game to win as a top beauty professional…

And a nice big check!

 

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The tug-of-war is where Ogle showcases their talented students who are committed to rewarding beauty industry careers in an annual Face Off competition; showing off their annex of talents.  Eight Ogle Schools across Texas come together at the Palladium Ballroom (Gilley’s Dallas) for this effervescent rainbow of hair fashion and trends.

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While invited to photograph the backstage flurry, I felt juiced up while watching the participants dash around in an array of fashion voodoo and gowns, sparkles of fantasy eyes-shadows blinking at the mirrors and epic moments of hairsprays spritzing !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Beauty Bash” drew over 3,000 attendees and the gala spirit at the Palladium Ballroom exploded into a catchy fever of motivational sparkle.

 

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What better place to whoop it up at than Gilley’s Palladium Ballroom where we caroused the backstage rooms, pranced around the stage area, hit the bar a couple of times (I drank Sprite!) and relished in visits with everyone.  Before the show and behind the scenes is as wild as eccentric can get!

 

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Just picture the eight school’s collage of students, models, instructors, photographers, parents & family, friends, fashion show coordinators, salon owners, sponsor personnel, filming crew, lighting crew and me….Gilley’s was hopping!

 

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If there’s one thing a runway show demands, it’s the high-grazing hair fluffed with fringe, locks, strands, tints, glitz, manes and whisks!  No the wind didn’t blow it, the stylist did!  The glam-worthy ideas were in full throttle with high hopes of winning this competition!

 

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Here is a simple “Before”…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And now a dashing “Thereafter”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Careful…Spoiler Alert}….And a WINNER!

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The students followed this year’s themes:

Journey of Enlightenment ~ a Spring/Summer motif!

New Frontier Uncharted Territories ~ an Autumn/Winter aria!

 

No matter the theme that hit the stage, they were all winners to me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for the cat walk!

I couldn’t resist, just had to do some art works for the stage models and their amazing struts!

 

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Purple Haze & Port Drama

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Magic Doo & Leave A Legacy

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Behance & Sheer Power

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Clap Off & Sparkle Motion

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And finally the end of the show presented many well rewarded and joyful winners.  The finale was awe-inspiring and I plan to be there again next year!

 

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I mentioned above the Sponsors were alive and kicking for the event.  I, myself, am an avid believer and loyal customer for these awesome products!

 

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2017 Ogle School Face Off SPONSORS

 

I have a few people I would like to thank for allowing me to attend and photograph this majestic event….

My little sister, Dana, is a student at Ogle with aspirations of owning her own Medi-Spa once she graduates (and for my Gallery to be attached with it).  I have already had years of make-up artistry through Barbizon Modeling School, Theatrical & Stage Make-Up in college and as a Beauty Consultant.  I always did my own make-up for my modeling sessions and applied fantasy, theatrical, modeling and wedding applications on many ladies in the past.  With all this excitement, I’m checking into getting my Make-Up Artist Certification soon and plan to work alongside my sis!

 

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And…Ms. Boyd, from the Denton Ogle School, has treated me like family every time I visit the Spa for my facials and hair colors & styles….

Here she is busy as a bee teaching a “have to have” technique for airbrushing make-up!

 

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Ms Boyd teaching airbrushing!

 

Lastly, while we drooled, awed, cheered and photographed til our little hearts pounced away with the shimmering of memories to savor forever, we found little Kermit sitting quietly and patiently awaiting our return…. 

Thanks for your patience, Kermit!

 

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Are you fatigued with the ordinary job and lifestyle?

Take a leap and join the thousands who enjoy the cosmetology beauty lifestyle and become a Professional Beauty Consultant or Hair Dresser yourself!

Denton, Texas ~ Ogle School

2324 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 207
Denton, TX 76205

Salon/Client Services: 940-535-5642

Admissions: 888-820-4224

 

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If you are interested my photography above:

I created some paintings, art works and fine arts from the show!

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Quote Of The Day:

“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert

Did you attend 2017 Ogle School Face Off?  I would love to hear your comments!

 

 

Valorous Days At The Renaissance Festival!

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Got your tights on?

Enter the realm of a vast Elizabethan 16th Century where real noblemen wear tights and the dames become fair maidens or Queens.   Rebirth thyself and filleth your goblet!  Prepare to danceth with the wenches, tighten up thy  c’rset and consume liketh a king wh’re food is bett’r on sticks!

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“Dancing Doll” Photo of Dancer by Chris Reed, Photo of Entrance & Enhancement by Tanya Elise’ Howard

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“Sprezzatura ” Photo by Chris Reed, Photo Enhancement by Tanya Elise’ Howard

 

The Ren Fair takes you back to the Olde Worlde wh’re thee may cometh as thou art ‘r or dresseth the parteth!

Yes, it’s true!

This is the venue where you will frolic with the local villagers, shop the shoppes, gaze at the shows, cheer on a knight amid the joust and engage with the wondering actors in character.

 

 

 

 

 

You will find well crafted ensembles of the Sirs, Madames, Mistress’, Dames, Lords, Majesties and Graces exhibiting an array of Renaissance garments, hats and robes!

Take your camera!

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“Elan Pottery” Photo by Chris Reed Photo Enhancement by Tanya Elise’ Howard

 

 

Bring plenty of cash to shop, eat, drink and be merry!  And don’t worry, the bathrooms are ample and appropriately marked as ‘Privies’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Renaissance period may have settled it’s end in the 16th century, but in Waxahachie, the medieval time grows forever every year!

The second Saturday brought over 240,000 patrons on a beautiful sunny Texas day!

That’s a lot of costumes!
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Keeping with tradition, there seems to be a wonderment in wit among the Medieval working class and courtesans where the recreations at the celebration are reinvented in a poetic way.

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“To Troll or Not To Troll” Photo & Enhancement by Tanya Elise’ Howard

I thought this leprechaun was adorable!

He sits quietly in the woods hidden amid his mischievousness and rainbow of treasures!  Hide your golden coins for he will surely snatch’em from your pockets when you aren’t looking!

 

 

Please tread lightly if you want to see his wee bit of trickery!

The fair makes for a wonderful family day where the children have more than enough to caper through.   Since kids love dressing up, it’s a perfect time for them to ham it up and be a part of an amazing adventure!

Gather them up for pleasures at the Mermaid Lagoon, Birds of Prey Show, the Children’s Knighting Ceremony, the Cirque Du Sewer Animal Show, the Dragon Swing, Pony & Elephant Rides and heaps more!

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“Princess To Be” Photo & Enhancement by Tanya Elise’ Howard

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During the Middle Ages and Renaissance period, the proud Knights jousted their way through tournaments showing off their horsemanship and prowess.  The richest of Nobles concocted elaborate melees of combat for the Kings of their time.

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One of the most applauded shows at the Renaissance Festival is “Knights of the Realm” , the Joust, where you can see firsthand their full armors, gallantly dressed horses and brave heroic Lords fighting for their Knighthood.

This photo was quite dusty, so I decided to hatch through the soot and sand to create a more aged fine arts portrayal.  For my photography website, I did a painting…How would you like a Knight hanging on your wall?

 

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“Dragon’s Troll” Photo & Enhancement by Tanya Elise’ Howard

 

 

You can shop for corsets, weaponry, leather work, glassworks, jewelry, toys, candles, metal and woodworks!

These are no dinky souvenirs, either.  The people who run these shops are seriously skilled craftsmen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you think about Medieval times, one wonders off into fairytale land where Dragons glimmer the landscape with their breath of fire.  At the Ren Fair you’ll indulge your merry clan with oodles of dragons in all sizes and up to large statues spitting water.  The shops at the festival always capture my heart and pocketbook!  I can’t leave without a souvenir to relic my walls, neck or head!

This photo was tough for me to work with.  It would turn out all green or all gold; sadly without a focal trophy in the scene.  So, once again, I decided to create a painting with it….no more greeeeeen!

Speaking of dragons…

Have you ever had a Dragon Snort?

There’s plenty of merriment advancing through the pub houses and taverns.  New for 2017, graze on over to the Dragon’s Lair for your very own Dragon Snort….

Warning: Do not pack your lunch!

Why?  The “Kitchens” are abundant and overflowing with traditional savory cart du joir menus.  Hunt down those turkey legs, munch on a Sausage-On-A-Stick, lick through the funnel cakes and catch all the Blackboard Specials.  This is a day to eat the “Ren-Way”!

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“Harp Monet” Photo & Enhancement by Tanya Elise’ Howard

 

 

The manifest of performers is endless and once you are there, you can’t help but seek them out!

I found Sarah Mullen mesmerizing the crowd amid her harp music with a celtic flair!

 

 

 

 

 

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Commence yourself into the affluent and vibrant society of the Old Worlde; the Scarborough Renaissance Fair only comes but once a year in Waxahachie.

Maketh thy plans this present day…

April 8 through May 29th

10:00am – 7:00pm

Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day Monday

Visit Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas!

With a packed-full list of 27 Stages and Live Entertainment,

be sure to check out the Daily Schedule!

Get thee hence!

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If you are interested my photography above, I spawned more of painterly art works from my original photos:

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Ren Gateway

Scarborough Entrance

To Troll Or Not To Troll

Knight’s Prowess

Dragon’s Trove

Please visit my “Contact Me” page if you are inspired with anything further!

To see more of Chris Reed’s photos, visit his “My Travels” Facebook page!

(Chris is my loving and awe-inspiring nephew!  Thank you, Christopher, for all you do with me and for me!)

 

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Quote Of The Day:

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G. K. Chesterton

What costume will you wear to the Ren Fair?

Would love to hear your comments!

 

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