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Oman – Salalah

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2011 by Tallee Savage

So I finally got to see the Middle East. Warm breeze from the Arabian Sea with accommodation in a five-star hotel (Crown Plaza) right on the beach. I was hired by the independent hair dresser’s organisation Big.Fam. to make a presentation on the importance of make up, styling and poses before and during a photo shoot. To explain the collaboration between photographer, models and make up artist.

— Anette, Nettan, Janina, Carina and Linda – Fabulous ladies having a blast in Oman —

This is Big.Fam’s 10 year anniversary and 42 hair dressers from different parts of Sweden gathered for this unforgettable experience in Salalah, the second biggest city after the capital Muscat.

The theme was “Sex and the City”.  Easy fun and exiting. Allowing the ladies to experiment and flirt with different styling and fashion of the world. The idea was for all the ladies to get inspiration and knowledge to get in front of the camera themselves. My good friend Jörgen Lundh from StudioMix was hired to take the photos. My job was two days of presentation and two days of practical work, helping the girls with make up and styling. Mattias Ahlberg from the salon Surebabyyes was there to show us fantastic hair work during this week. Time flew by as I was having a blast. But a shift from 7 Am until 5 pm took its toll and I was deadbeat afterwords.

— Showing class some ways of thinking when it comes to make up. Why, how, when and what? —

— Hair dresser Mattias Ahlberg was my companion during this week. Showing us fantastic ways to work on hair and the best product to use. Here is Jenny with a most “avantgard” hair styling. —

— Nathalie with make up and styling inspired from the 1920’s —

All the ladies had their photos taken on different locations. I got good feedback and kudos on the make up I did. And that was a good satisfaction, seeing them all so content. Photographer Jörgen and his wife and assistant Boel did an excellent job out on the field and photos are being edited as I write this. So for now I only have a few photos to show you from the actual work we all did there. But more will come in the next post.

— Tina, Ewa and Malin •  Beach image: Caroline, Marie B, Ulrika, Linda L, Zarah Munther, Brita Petersen —

— Jörgen & Matt working on the beach… beats the studio and office —

At 9 pm every day there was a nice buffet on the big terrace of the hotel. Except for one night when the hotel arranged a wonderful beach party for all of us. The staff put so much work to make this epic for us. They laid out a huge oriental carpet on the sand, romantic torches lit in the dark every where forming fantastic ornaments on the beach.  A tropic illuminated bar serving delicious drinks. And of course the food served was excellent as well … I just had to sit back and feel the ocean with a cosmopolitan in my hand and enjoy life from another part of the world for a moment.

— With Anette Wallin & Janina Blomquist at the beach party —

Every night the hotel had a disco going on. It was pretty much empty but that was ok … more room for our butts to wiggle. By the end of the week word got out in town that 40 girls where staying at the hotel and the disco started to get pretty crowded. At the same time, security around the hotel and in the disco toughened up to make it safe for us ladies. But the best thing about this disco was the belly dancer from Ukraine, Lina Spieko. She is one of the best belly dancers I have seen. So beautiful and so charismatic. I gave her my business card and I have contact with her now. Hopefully I will meet her and se her dance again.

— Bellydancer Lina Spieko from Ukraine – Boel and Me enjoying a night out —

On my day off we went to visit the “Quaboos Mosque”, hoping to see this fantastic building from the inside. So my friend Boel and I covered our hair and bodies and took our shoes off,  but did not get in any further than the entrance because their mass had already begun. So I just took photos from the outside. Look how magnificent these buildings are.

We also visited the “Hafa Souq”, which is a market where you can find all kinds of things. Our trip there was mainly to buy the traditional dress that all the Arabs here in Oman wear. Men had a simple white ankle length collarless gown called a “Dishasha” and the cap called “Kimah”… some wore a turban called “Mussar”. Matt and Jörgen got that outfit . While Boel and I got the women’s dress “Abaya” with the “Niqab” to cover our face.

—  Matt, Jörgen, Boel and me. Wearing the beautiful Omanis dress wear.  We made quite a success when we walked in like this to our final dinner reception.–

— The lady bosses of Big.Fam Anette Petersson & Freddi Holm with a handsome wannabe-omani —

On our last day off photographer Jörgen took photos of me and Boel on the beach. The sunset was unbelievable. I have never seen it quite as beautiful as this.

— Look at this sunset Boel and me are enjoying —

So what do we know about the this little country? The Sultanate of Oman is located on the Arabian Peninsula and borders Yemen, Saudi Arabian and the United Arab Emirates. It only has 2,7 millions of habitants and 750.000 of them are guest workers from Pakistan, India and the Philippines. Oman are working hard on getting the tourist biz rolling, knowing that their biggest income, Oil, eventually will dry out. Official language is Arabic.

— Oh,  look at this amazing feline. Just like the elegant ancient cats of Egypt.
Amazing ears and incredible eyes. —

In the 1970’s there was no electricity, running water or paved roads. Only a few schools and hospitals. A radical change was made when the Sultan of Qabbos Bin Said took over the throne after his father. Today infrastructure is good and almost everything you see is not older than 40 years old.

Like all arab countries, Arab Islāmic Culture dominates the life style of the Sultanate. So of course it was important to treat the local culture with respect and this particularly when it comes to how to dress outside the hotel area. Legs, ankles, arms, shoulders should be covered. We had no problem with this. We had no problem at all during this week. The Omanis where totally cool and gentle and polite at all times. Both in the hotel area and outside.

— Nice pool area in the hotel. Matt and Jörgen enjoying the company of beautiful girls. —

— There’s nothing like gymnastics on the beach – I can still stand on my hands … chooohoooo! —

— This is how a bill looks like in Oman. I really like the colors. The money is called Rial.
Now they also had smaller bills and they were called “Baisa”. And if you understand swedish, you are of course laughing right now. Childish as we are ; )  —

So that was a little from my trip to Oman. Pictures from all the ladies will appear soon…

Ta ta

Make up in Oman

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty with tags , , , , , , , on November 17, 2011 by Tallee Savage

I did promise to show you more of the make up I did on the 42 lovely ladies in Oman. Time was short. I barely had 20 minutes with each person. Here are some of the results!

Captured by photographer Jörgen Lundh. A wonderful person that I have worked with many times before. Assisting the hair dressers with the hair was. Mattias Ahlberg from the salon Surebabyyes.

Enjoy :)

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On my day off, I had time to do some modeling myself. Great sunset!

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SWAPMEET – The art of seeing the unique

Posted in Personal with tags , , , , , , , on May 31, 2010 by Tallee Savage

I LOVE going to a swapmeet (flea market) or a garage sale. Actually, there is nothing else that I enjoy more than doing exactly that. I love the fact that I have no idea what so ever what I will find. I just know that it will be fabulous. I have been doing this since I was little girl, both selling and buying stuff at the swapmeet. – “One man’s junk another man’s treasure”, is it not so? I have often had people asking me – How do you do it? -How do you find those amazing things? – “All we saw there was junk”.  And this is true… I always find many amazing things. Something I really, really like.

Today was no exception. In the bohemian parts of Stockholm (I am talking about the south, of course) there was a huge swapmeet all over Hornstull. I was there from 10 am until 4 pm, that is how big it was. I came across wonderful stuff for prices that you won’t even believe. Amazing red bellbottom pants in imitation leather with a low waist cut, for $10 = 75 Sek. The girl had paid $ 200 = 1 500 Sek for these last year. A silver ring with a black stone, $5 = 40 Sek. Beautiful summer clothes for the kids and lots of other things.

I rarely buy new clothes from the mall. I feel it is boring and that you end up looking like a stereotype Barbie, wearing the same shirt that everybody else is wearing from H&M. This way I get something a little more unique, for an awesome price, and at the same time I contribute to the well-being of the environment by recycling and reusing second-hand items.

This is one of the peaks in my life. Visiting the swapmeet or second-hands stores, never knowing what I will find :)

Here are some items from the exclusive, fashionable boutique á la Swapmeet, both from L.A and and Stockholm.

Photos by:

Janne Höglund, Jörgen Lundh, Stefan Kyrk, Christian Roosvall,
Göran Magnusson, Chris Bartis, Ken Backius

18 and Life…

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40, Personal with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by Tallee Savage

Tallee Savage - Mattias Savage WIlmenius

… Yupp, that is what my hubby and I are heading for… our eighteenth year together. Hard to believe that the years have flown by so fast. And what is more extraordinary is that we are still as in love now as we were our first year together. This is my love, my best friend and the most wonderful man on earth. I love you honey!

Tallee Savage - Mattias Savage Wilmenius


Tallee Savage - Mattias Savage Wilmenius


Tallee Savage - Mattias Savage Wilmenius Tallee Savage - Mattias Savage Wilmenius


Tallee Savage - Mattias Savage Wilmenius Tallee Savage - Mattias Savage Wilmenius

Photo: Jörgen Lundh,


Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by Tallee Savage

Today, I was awakened with a kiss from a spring day. Frozen crystal reflections have all melted away…

Me portraying an Ice Queen is a little odd and far off, really. I don’t enjoy cold weather the least. Because no matter how much clothes I wear or how warm a room is, I always seem to freeze.

Still I do appreciate the wonderful scenery that we had around us this winter here in Sweden. Gorgeous view of landscape outside. Suitable for any high quality postcard. Now this session is my way to say farewell to winter this time around.

… Anyway as I was saying; Today, I was awakened with a kiss from a spring day. Frozen crystal reflections have all melted away.

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Tallee Savage, Ice Queen

Tallee Savage, Ice Queen

Tallee Savage, Ice Queen

Tallee Savage, Ice Queen

Wonderful work from photographer JenHell and stunning graphic art from Mattias Wilmenius.

Wardrobe courtesy of Independent Kostym. Ice crown made by Roger Janson.

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These beautiful pictures are taken by another photographer and friend of mine called Jörgen Lundh. The month is January about the same time as Jenny shot the Ice Queen photos of me.

Winter by Jörgen Lundh

Winter by Jörgen Lundh

–  Sweden is Beautiful –

Black Metal

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2009 by Tallee Savage

During the 80’s the first wave of Black Metal referring bands like Venom and Bathory took place. The type of music and image was taken one step further in Norway and it was here that the genre became distinct, with the music and corpse paint as a characteristic element.  The music has not gotten the best of reputations because of its antichristian lyrics and ideology.

We gathered inspiration from this controversial genre and decided to see it from a theatrical perspective.

I was introduced to the group Behemoth by a friend and got enthusiastic about their visual image in both videos and pics and decided to do a session in the same spirit.

We had so much fun taking these photos and we all really worked our asses off. I, Tallee, did the makeup, Amanda Martinez the styling with clothes from Independent Kostym, Jörgen Lundh immortalized the occasion and Mattias Savage put on the final touch with his graphic designer skills.

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Black Metal, Corpse Paint, Tallee Savage, Mattias Savage WIlmenius

Black Metal, Corpse Paint, Tallee Savage, Mattias Savage WIlmenius, Skull

Black Metal, Corpse Paint, Tallee Savage, Mattias Savage WIlmenius

Black Metal, Corpse Paint, Tallee Savage, Mattias Savage WIlmenius

Black Metal, Corpse Paint, Tallee Savage, Mattias Savage WIlmenius, apocalypse

Black Metal, Corpse Paint, Tallee Savage, Mattias Savage WIlmenius

Black Metal, Corpse Paint, Tallee Savage, Mattias Savage WIlmenius

Black Metal, Corpse Paint, Tallee Savage, Mattias Savage WIlmenius

Black Metal, Corpse Paint, Savage Beauty Make Up, Mattias Savage WIlmenius

Black Metal, Savage Beauty

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And here below some behind the scene shots. See, we are not that dangerous

Corpse Paint, Mattias Savage Wilmenius, Savage Beauty Make up, Black MetalTrashing the Black Metal make up… came out pretty nice also.
In the picture: Mattias Savage Wilmenius

Miscellaneaus Make up

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2009 by Tallee Savage

Miscellaneaus make up jobs I have done during September and October.

Sarah-Maria & Hillevi

A little bit of Emo on Sarah Maria – Photo: Robert Milovan      –       A little bit of Goth on Hillevi

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Boel Lundh & Hanna Henrikson

Orange on Boel, Photo: Jörgen Lundh

Cabaret for Hanna Henrikson, Photo: Jörgen Lundh, Styling; Amanda Martinez

Tim in Chicago 1932

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Personal with tags , , , , on October 2, 2009 by Tallee Savage

I had an idea that I wanted my son Tim to do. I wanted him to get into the role of a classy fashionable gangster from the 1930’s in Chicago. So with the little help from some talented friends…Voilá!

I really thought they came out great. And this being Tims first model assignment. We placed them on a model site for grades and comments. And he made a succes with the pics. Read the comments, if you read swedish ofcourse. Top gradings :  )

Tim Savage

Tim Savage Chicago 1930s

I love all these pictures, specially this last one : )

We teamed up.

Model: Tim Savage Åkesson
Make up: me
Stylist: Amanda Martinez
Photographer: Jörgen Lundh
Graphics: Mattias Savage

Clothes can be found at Independent kostym

My new hair cut

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , on October 1, 2009 by Tallee Savage

Friends of our’s Boel and Jörgen Lundh came to stay with us for a whole weekend for our first Workshop in Sollentuna. A very productive weekend I must say. I made a schedule that ran from morning ’til night that we all (photgrapher, Make up artist, stylist & models) had to follow slavic .

First out was my wig session. I never had short hair before. I always figured I would look weird. But it turnes out that it was not that bad at all : ) What do you think? OK?

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Jörgen and Boel Lundh run their photo business called Studiomix, in Mariannelund, Småland.

Boel Lundh, Jörgen Lundh,

I love Purple

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2009 by Tallee Savage

I have had a very special bond to this color for about 25 years now as I feel this is my color. Seriously… I see someone wearing a purple outfit and I think, “why is that person wearing my color”? Ha ha ha ha.  I just love the range of colors occurring between red and blue.

The word purple is from the old english word purpur which originates from the latin word purpura. The color is associated with royalty, spirituality and nobility in many cultures, because there was a time when only very wealthy people could afford it. It became an imperial color. Also it has a sacred place in nature; lavender, orchid, lilac and violet flowers are very precious. If you’re into Feng Shui though, use it sparingly since it is a high vibration color.

Now… some people have a disagreement over what is exactly the right shade to be described as PURPLE. Some people even have tried to have this argument with me… which is quite impossible, since I consider myself an expert on purple ; ) Of course there are also different sensitivities to red and blue light between people, causing more disagreement. We also have more precise terms such as heliotrope, violet, indigo. But I do sometimes hear people referring some pink tints or more burgundy tints to purple. I always have a comment on that.

Anyway, here are some photo sessions I have done with purple in the past. Oh, did I mention that Deep Purple is one of my favorite bands, besides Rainbow of course, and that amethyst is my favorite quartz (Crystal) in jewelry.

When I see purple I get enchanted and I feel happy. I like other colors, but no other color have had this effect on me for so so many years.

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Purple Fairy, Tallee Savage, Jörgen Lundh


Purple Fairy, Tallee Savage, Jörgen Lundh

Photographer: Jörgen Lundh / Christian Rooswall –  Grapics: Mattias Wilmenius

Photographer: Christina Holm  – Graphics: Cindy Grundsten
Photographer: Christian Rooswall  –  Graphics: Mattias Wilmenius


Photographer: Jan Gunnar H  –  Graphics: Mattias Wilmenius

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