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Gothic Shop – Black Brocade Bolero Style dress

Posted in Fashion, Goth, Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2018 by Tallee Savage

I did some modeling for The Gothic Shop. This is the Black Brocade Bolero Style dress. The bolero is attached to the brocade dress and has a black ribbon border, puffed sleeves and adjustable ribbon lacing across the tummy. A very beautiful garment á la retro 50’s style accompanied with accessories and jewelry to match. Fabric is: 97% cotton, 3% elastane. tallee-sign

 

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2016 © Savage Photography - Photo: Mattias Savage

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2016 © Savage Photography - Photo: Mattias Savage

2016 © Savage Photography - Photo: Mattias Savage

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Historical Fantasy – 1500s and 1700s

Posted in avant-garde, Fantasy, Fashion, Goth, Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2017 by Tallee Savage

The mismatch in the historical aspect of the look is intentionally a mixture of the different centuries between the 1500s and 1700s. We don’t have to be so picky all the time ;)  We did however still stay within the Marie-Antoinette field. The beautiful dress is made by model Victoria Lovelace.

Photo: Tallee Savage
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2015 © Savage Photography - Photo: Tallee Savage

 

2015 © Savage Photography - Photo: Tallee Savage

 

2015 © Savage Photography - Photo: Tallee Savage

 

12528088_10207936208860975_530656905_nGetting Victoria’s hair and jewelry ready for our photo shoot.
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The Unauthorized Yngwie Biography in English

Posted in Bands & Artists, Personal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2013 by Tallee Savage

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NOW AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH!!  WORLD WIDE on Kindle!
Get it HERE >>

Here’s how to do Kindle on your computer, PC >> or Mac >>

Sample of chapter 9. The story about our life in Sweden, right before we left for the US and the early days in LA, living in the infamous “Steeler mansion”. Download the teaser >>

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The english version of the book is finally here! After receiving hundreds of messages and e-mails from Yngwie’s fans worldwide, I understand that the anticipation and hunger for the english version was longed for. Anders Tengner’s unauthorized biography is about Yngwie’s adolescent years. School, hobbies, struggle, drugs, love, mischiefs, achievements. Who did he play with? How many hours a day? What influences did he have?  What possessed him to do the things he did? How did he finally make it and what was he like before he became “Yngwie the guitar God”?

Behind my participation:
“- I have kept my memories and diaries all of these years. Never had a reason to share or speak out really. But I changed my mind when Anders Tengner contacted me because I knew he would print only my words and nothing but the truth. Anders is a solid top rock journalist, actually one of the greatest we have in Sweden and with an impeccable reputation and knowledge. Last but not least, he is a friend. Yngwie and me spent time at his apartment back in 1980/1981. He wasn’t at all after any dirt digging or rumor mongering, he simply wanted the truth and would not settle for any “maybies” or “approximate” dates. He made me empty my mother’s whole cellar and attic to find the diaries to get exactly the right dates for all the things Yngwie did during the years we were together”.

The book is based on interviews from more than 60 people who stood closest to him during many years. Girlfriends, wives, teachers, band members etc. You will find yourself reading a lot of sad, disturbing and rather depressing things really :( But then again, while I was reading it… I could not help thinking that there are so many wonderful things also. All the funny and crazy shit he did. Many times I’d fold myself double laughing, but then of course I was there to experience a lot of those incidents as well. Yngwie was just plain hilarious and fantastic… most of the time. It brought many personal memories back for sure!

Now… the stories about our years together obviously moved people in Sweden who read the book, because I have been inundated with beautiful messages from strangers about my involvement in the book. Thank you very much. I appreciate you sharing that :). Please feel welcome to share your thoughts about the english book here as well!

I also know that many fans are reading Yngwie’s own biography that also came out this month. Sad and surprisingly enough, a lot of people who were close to him for many years are not even mentioned. The Yngwie I knew would never do that, therefore I know he was not behind that decision. I have not read his book myself but I know that important band members doesn’t get the time of day and his two ex-wifes Erica and Amber are referred to as a groupies and fans (?). So as you understand both books are from different perspectives. I would say that reading both books will fill in all possible blanks. So when you are done reading, tell us what you think :)

Additional ex-band members and sound engineer are included in the english version: Björn Englen, Pontus Norgren & Mick Cevino

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Yngwie and Lizzy the cat

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Photographer on christmas 1987 is Susann Almgren.

Lady in Red

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , on January 3, 2013 by Tallee Savage

The new year has started well here in good ol’ Sweden. Well… I came down with a cold a few days ago, but that is nothing a “Little Savage” can’t handle. After a few days of Christmas relaxation I am back working again. My son Tim is back home after another year in Portugal, so my three little piglets are home with me again. Life feels good!

crossAbout today’s photos:  I had the styling in mind for a long time. A beautiful classy ball gown, dreamy long hair caressing the body, satin gloves and a garnet necklace suitable for a princess. Located in the mist of fantasy and darkness in an ancient castle, where else? With christmas around the corner, red seemed like the proper color for the tallee-signoccasion. This is Ella – The Lady in Red!

Photo & Styling: Tallee Savage
Graphics: Mattias Savage

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Yngwie Malmsteen – Såsom I Himmelen, Så Ock på Jorden

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2012 by Tallee Savage

It has been over a month since the book “Såsom I Himmelen, Så Ock På Jorden” (“As Above, So Below”)  about Yngwie Malmsteen came out. The unauthorized  biography about his, adolescent years. School, hobbies, struggle, drugs, love. Who did he play with, how many hours a day? What influences did he have?  What possessed him to do the things he did? How did he finally make it? And what was he like before he became “Yngwie the guitar God”? Some people are fooled because of the way he appears and behaves. The tragic lack of humility maybe. But he is actually a very smart, funny and gentle guy.

I have kept my memories and diaries all of these years. Never had a reason to share or speak out really. But I changed my mind when Anders Tengner contacted me because I knew he would print out my words and nothing but nothing but the truth. Anders is a solid top rock journalist, actually the greatest one we have in Sweden and with an impeccable reputation and knowledge. Last but not least, he is a friend. Yngwie and me spent time at his apartment back in 1980/1981. He wasn’t at all after any dirt digging or rumor mongering. He simply wanted the truth and would not settle for any “maybies” or “approximate” dates. He made me empty my mothers whole cellar and attic to find the diaries to get exactly the right dates for all the things Yngwie did during the years we were together.

Still, I was nervous when the book finally came out. I was afraid of what I would read, what other people would say about him. Didn’t want my picture of him ripped to pieces nor his reputation slandered. What would his old close friends and prior band members say? The women he met after me. How bad was it? Would they bring all the dirt out to the open? So they did! Lots of very sad stories there. Very disturbing and depressing to read :(

But while I was reading it… I could not help thinking, that there are so many wonderful things also, that other people said and all the funny and crazy shit he did. I fold my self double laughing because I was there to experience it all and because he was just plain hilarious and fantastic! … Most of the time. It brought many personal memories back of course.

The part about our years together obviously moved people, because I have been inundated with beautiful messages and e-mails from strangers about my involvement in the book. I appreciate it very much that my words made some people understand a little bit more about the early years and parts of what was/is behind the character of Yngwie.

Take care and have a wonderful week :)

Oh … A lot of people are wondering if and when the book will come out in english. It sure will. I will keep you posted about the exact date!

Fittingly enough I also took the photo of Anders Tengner for the inlay of the book.

 
Anders Tegner – the author                        Yngwie & me in 1988 (Photo: Susann Almgren)

You can buy the book here (Swedish) >>>

Luxurious Redhead

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2012 by Tallee Savage

Anette “Nettan” Wallin is a friend and a customer of mine. I met her a year ago in the warm breeze of the Arabian sea on the Middle East in Oman to be exact. I was there to make a presentation on make up and styling on behalf of the independent hairdresser’s organization Big.Fam. Anette was one of the 40 girls there and we immediately found each other. She is just the kind of person you instantly love and find interesting and fun to talk to. We discussed a few themes she wanted to do for a photo shoot with me in the future. And nearly a year after she finally decided to make an appointment to bring her ideas to reality.

Nettan came down to Stockholm for the whole weekend, so we made plans for some fun. She took me to a concert to see her brother play, in Takida. We had a blast and after a late and fun night out she came down to the studio the following day as planned and we ended up doing a few different themes and change of outfits.

Nettan is a chief educator at Paul Mitchell Sweden, therefore the wonderful hair of fire she indulges us with.tallee-sign

You can read more about our trip to Oman here:
https://talleesavage.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/oman-salalah/

Enjoy the photos :)

Photo & Make up: Tallee Savage
Graphics: Mattias Savage

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Nettan surrounded by the Arabian hunting dogs, Saluki.

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Thomas Wallin (Takida)

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Partying with Nettan, Mattias Larsson and Fredrik Pålsson (Takida) after their final gig on this tour – 2012.

AFRICAN FASHION

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by Tallee Savage

African fashion has evolved tremendously all over the world. The industry continues to grow in substance and strength. Bringing the continents fashion to catwalk across the world.

What better way to present this clothing than with an african beauty like Mandy. The vibrant, colorful, dazzling pattern against her skin really brightened the day and lights up the evenings. There is no doubt that she is passionate about what she does. Her modeling is professional, gracious and fun. I had hell choosing what pictures to use. She did great on all of them.

The clothes are thoroughly chosen for this model especially. I got the dress in Huntington Beach U.S.A and the jewelry is from Venice Beach, hand-made in Kenya .

I really hope you enjoy the photos, because we will be doing more work together very soon :)

Model: Mandy Marynelle Temo
Photo & Make up: Tallee Savage
Graphics: Matt Savage 

Gothic Alien

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by Tallee Savage

I was in a galactic mood and my styling will pretty much point towards that direction. Lucky me Angelica was also in an interstellar mood and happy to play along. She is a beautiful gothic alien ready to rule a planet far, far away.

Showing my session with Angi brings up some thoughts on the movie Prometheus (2012) that I saw a couple of weeks ago. Well, to say that my expectations on the movie were high would be an understatement. Ridley Scott, the director of Alien is back in the genre he definitely defined. I would by no means say it was a terrible movie, but it  just did not do it for me … at all. It wasn’t the prequel I was hoping for. The feeling I got when I saw the first movie back in 1979, with Sigourney Weaver, never appeared. But then … barely fifteen minutes left of the movie, my yarn turned in to a jaw-dropping. Some of the best visual effects I ever seen. Ridley Scott is still the master of the craft of Aliens. I could watch the last bit of the movie over and over. Knock out effects!

Model: Angelica Jansson
Photo, Make up & Styling: Tallee Savage
Graphics: Mattias Savage

 

Look at these killer shoes I found on the internet. I want them … bad!

Fairy Tale Portraits

Posted in Child & Family Photography, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , on August 22, 2012 by Tallee Savage

Elizia ten years old (Nine at the time we took this photos) is back to school and ready to tackle new adventures and projects.

She loves being in front of the camera and is actually the only model who charges me for photographing her. Ten dollars for every photo session. Keeping meticulous notes and saving it in her piggy bank. Quite the business girl already :)

I made the purple dress sometime early 2000 for my older daughter Adina while I still had my “Little Savage Design” clothing company going.

The fairy tale portraits are taken in the “Savage Beauty Studios” in Stockholm, Sweden.

If you are interested in me photographing you or your child, please contact me favorably by e-mail: tallee@savagebeauty.se

Model: Elizia Savage

Photo & Styling: Tallee Savage

SMITTAD – Johanna Strömqvist debut novel

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2012 by Tallee Savage

“I should never have gone to that party. If I had not gone, I would not have ended up in a crazy whirlwind of blood, terror and disasters”

That is the beginning to Johanna strömqvist 315 page debut novel ” Smittad” that came out before the summer on Bonnier. The first part in a series where the sequel is underway.
Johanna explains that she has had Buffy the vampire slayer as a main source of inspiration. And that history is fairly traditional but with a twist. It took her six months to write it. She says it is not a marketing ploy that the book happens to be about vampires, but it’s what she likes. “Rock and vampires.” So taking photographs for Johanna’s promotion for the book, was obvious to me. I’m also into this. As darkness emerges here tonight, I shall start reading myself.

                             

  Author & Publishing editor: Johanna Strömqvist
Photo & Make Up: Tallee Savage

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