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Matriarch

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2011 by Tallee Savage

I call this session Matriarch. That is a society in which women have the central roles of political leadership and moral authority. I like the stories of these powerful amazons. They are not passive, weak and physically helpless. Tarzan used to have a bunch of them in the old movies and comic strips. I used to watch every single movie. Especially the ones with Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’ Sullivan that is. Reaching all the way from 1932 until 1948.

Special thanks to photographer Göran Magnusson for putting up with all my crazy ideas and to graphic designer Mattias for excellent editing on these photos.

Until next time Ta-Ta!

Tarzan with a bunch of Amazon woman from the movie "Tarzan and the Amazons" from 1945

Model, make up, hair & Styling: Tallee Savage
Photo: Göran Magnusson
Graphics: Mattias Savage

MOONLIGHT WARRIOR

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2011 by Tallee Savage

A project that I put together with Jan Monsen. A fabulous photographer and graphic designer out of Norway. I am meeting him and his lovely girlfriend Sussi again in September for a more pin-upish session : )
Thanks to Mattias for helping me out with the tattoo make up, not so easy to do on your own arm. HEY… maybe I should get a permanent tattoo like this.

The jewelry I am wearing are from Khan El-Khalili in Egypt. The most historical bazaar in the world, established in 1382 and responsible for explorers such as Columbus to trade goods from east
to west. Unfortunately it is not a very good place to go to these days, I know : ( But things will eventually settle down in Egypt. So if you ever travel there, don’t miss out on this very exotic, intoxicating and overwhelming, exiting bazaar.


At the legendary Khan El-Khalili bazaar in Cairo, Egypt trying to get the best deal on the jewelry ;) and a behind-the-scenes shot

Princesses

Posted in Personal with tags , , , , , , , on June 21, 2010 by Tallee Savage

All this talk about princesses this week has reminded me of my childhood dreams on the matter. Dressing up like a princess is a passage that lots of young girls go through. I have also had that dream, but it was always different from other girls. I didn’t want to wear a girly-cinderella-pink-fluffy dress. It made me feel a little bit submissive and weak. Nothing wrong with little girls wanting to dress up in cute princess dresses, but I just don’t like the stereotype and discrimination against girls and women, physically helpless on assumption that women are suppose to be that way. I would  always return to the stronger characters in my Tarzan comic strips. The princesses of the amazons. I was enchanted by them. Independent and strong princesses, both physically and mentally, plus they have all the allure of good beautiful women. Amazons or women from the mythological or fantasy literature, as well as our real world. I am talking about girls like Wonder woman, Pippi Longstocking and especially my daughters. They all deserve a tiara made of cameos, gold and pearls.

Princess Adina 5 yrs old – 2002 • Princess Elizia 2 yrs old – 2003


Amazon princess and beautiful princess Fiona.

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Princess of Darkness
Model & Make up: me  •  Photo: Robert Milovan  •  Graphics: Mattias Savage Wilmenius

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These past weeks have been all about princesses. Thanks to Princess Victoria’s wedding, of course. To my foreign readers I’d like to explain that Victoria is our King, Carl Gustaf’s daughter and the next queen of Sweden. On saturday she tied the knot with her gym teacher Daniel Westling. I am certainly not a royalist, but I am not against it either… I am indifferent. I simply don’t give a damn. But, of course, I sometimes wonder what the real value of the Royals is? What do they bring the nation today? Tourism, identity, international relations? We fund a lavishing lifestyle for a few people who spend it on stupid things. They are multi-millionaires so it’s not like they need our money. Furthermore I don’t like how the regent is decided by blood and not by democratic means. It really goes against everything this country stands for, in my opinion. But on the other hand I like the royal tradition that has been around for 100’s and 100’s of years.  I say…. keep the royal family, the castle and what ever they have. Good for PR, but cut a big part of their royal allowance.

So, did I watch the wedding on TV? Of course I did, and it was beautiful. Victoria looked astonishing. Oh… that’s right, I don´t give a damn ; )

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The movie Prince of Persia – The sands of time, is also a story about a guy that, like Daniel Westling, was picked up off the streets and became a prince. The movie is directed by Mike Newell and is starring Jake Gyllenhaal as prince Dastan in the lead role. Gemma Artenton as the lovely Princess Tamina. I just saw the movie and I liked it… Good old-fashioned, action-adventure film.

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