Friday, August 5, 2011

"Cleave & Daly" 2011 Tour: New York, Berlin, Amsterdam & London

I've spent the past two months touring the globe with my partner in crime Agent Cleave, swanning through New York City, Berlin, Amsterdam and London. I worked on a number of costume projects, and together with Agent Cleave as duo CLEAVE & DALY we covered the crowds in hair, feathers, blood and glitter.

In New York City we continued our collaboration with Candian songstress Peaches, getting down and dirty at Webster Hall and Rockbar as part of her DJ tour. Part of our time spent in New York included a sejour care of the fabulous hospitality of artist collective & warehouse/theatre extrordinaire "House of Yes" in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We not only stayed there but also performed, created costumes, networked and above all made friends with and were inspired by an incredible group of set and costume designers, musicians, circus performers, dancers and performance artists of all sorts- a heavenly crew of fabulous people. Speaking of heavenly, Agent Cleave and I also found our fellow kindred spirits in the form of the Zand Collective. A gorgeous crew of NY vogue goths; such beautiful and talented performers, dancers, musicians and artists, who adopted us into their bejewelled world with open arms and showed us the glamorous, the fabulous, the box, le bain; la vie en noir.
What a city.

A number of gigs in Berlin including the Vice magazine party, K-TV club opening and two performances at the infamous White Trash club- Agent Cleave and I created a death metal grotesque dance installation in their window- where punters were treated to our gothic go-go and sprayed with blood while eating their dinner.
In Amsterdam we got our hairy zebra chic-on and danced amoungst the babes at queer club UNK, and in London performed at art party Glossy, then finished the tour with en epic finale- joining her leather clad highness Peaches once more for her DJ set at Lovebox Festival. Wild.

More pics from the tour to be posted soon- stay tuned!

Agent Cleave & I with Peaches, Webster Hall, NYC. Photo Santiago Felipe

Anth, Peaches, Me. Webster Hall, NYC. Photo Santiago Felipe

Me livening the crowd up at Trash, Webster Hall, NYC. Dancin with DJ Jess, photo Santiago Felipe

Peaches, Cleave & Daly, Mignon. Vice party performance, Berlin

Cleave & Daly, performance at "Kingsize", Berlin

Cleave & Daly with DJ Aristocunts, Kingsize Bar, Berlin

Me post-gig at Kingsize, Berlin. Wearing fabulous satin wings care of DJ Bronson Hawkins

Cleave & Daly, post gig Kingsize, Berlin

All dressed up for dancing at the Lonely Hearts Club, Berlin

Pre-gig warm up. Glossy party, London

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Make-up & Hair Design

Please see my page titled "MAKE-UP & HAIR" in the top table of contents, for my entire folio of designs.

The following is just a few examples of my make-up and hair designs I've created over the past few years, worn for a range of performances, events, parties and during my everyday life.

For all inquiries regarding my makeup & hair styling services, please contact me at

Pin-up hair, red embroidered floral applique, glitter lips and no eyebrows! About to dance at the Lonely Hearts Club, Berlin 2011

Furistic goth makeup & mohawk hair, Photo by Theresa Harrison

Giant mohawk, red sequin & blood makeup design for performance at White Trash, Berlin

Red sequin & blood makeup design for performance at White Trash, Berlin
Partying at Vandam, NYC 2011 Jess makeup by Jess, Kiss' makeup by Kiss.

Heading out to ON TOP at Le Bain, NYC 2011

Out and about with Miss Kiss, NYC 2011

V Dentatas (Sian Reid & Jess Daly) Photo Jonny Kirk, makeup design Jess Daly 2009

V Dentatas (Sian Reid & Jess Daly) Photo Jonny Kirk, makeup, hair & costumes designed by Jess Daly 2009