Look Behind The Look

Look Behind The Look

Look Behind The Look is a new podcast hosted by the filmmaker behind Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story, Tiffany Bartok. It is a deep dive into iconic looks in film, TV, music, and fashion history with the creatives that brought them to life. Look Behind The Look also offers rare and exclusive visuals on YouTube featuring archival photographs and footage to enjoy along with the story. Head to https://www.youtube.com/LookBehindTheLookPodcast for more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/look-behind-the-look-pod/support

Episodes

June 16, 2022 43 min

Listen as Clean Beauty Advocate and Makeup Artist Campbell Richie and I  talk about her career and her mission to make the world a safe and  beautiful place.  Hear her explain exactly what green washing is and why  it is so important to research every product yourself before ingesting  it in into your system.  An incredible resource without ever being preachy, Campbell shares how we can make a difference in our own  cosmetics choic...

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When it comes to transformations, it's no secret that right now, they are all the rage.  But Jessica Biel as Candy Montgomery and Melanie Lynskey as Betty Gore are really impressive and you will hear why in this episode.  I have Katie Ballard on the show this week to explain how she made their wigs appear so natural and realistic, share some of her inspiration and techniques, (spoiler- we talk about the iconic Vidal Sassoon Bev...
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It's here, It's here!  I am finally bringing you the James Vincent  Episode on video! If you have been a makeup artist or hair stylist in the industry for even 5 minutes, you know James from The Makeup Show, The  Powder Group, iArtist, or any number of other community gatherings in  the industry. James is the Director of Education and Artistry for The Makeup Show and The Powder Group, He career in makeup is legendary, he ha...

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It's here, It's here!  I am finally bringing you the James Vincent Episode! If you have been a makeup artist or hair stylist in the industry for even 5 minutes, you know James from The Makeup Show, The Powder Group, iArtist, or any number of other community gatherings in the industry. James is the Director of Education and Artistry for The Makeup Show and The Powder Group, He career in makeup is legendary, he has worked for...

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Raise your hand if you binged the crazy ride that is Archive 81.  You know I love anything 90's but we get more than one period look in this show and Etzel Ecleston shared with me her story about going from Key to Makeup Department Head on this project and her secrets for defining the 1920s with makeup.  Listen up to learn how Etzel made her career happen, hear great advice about how to remain irreplaceable on-set, and as alway...

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A delightful conversation with New Zealand's own costume designer, Jane Holland, where she opens up about the intense craftsmanship that went into Spike Spiegel's (actor John Cho's) iconic blue suit in Cowboy Bebop - the tailoring, influences from the graphic novel, the gorgeous lining only actor John Cho knew about, and a secret 'easter egg' of sorts: handmade buttons with a water symbol - all part of a legacy ...

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Listen as I unabashedly fan out over BAFTA Winner Nadia Stacey.   Nadia talks with me the day after her Oscar Nomination was announced for her Hair & Makeup Design on Cruella.  We talk about the looks, of course, but also how Nadia feels now that Cruella and her insanely creative looks have become some of the most recreated, beloved and studied looks in film right now.

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Hair designer Nakoya Yancey talks about her work on Colin In Black & White, getting the call in fly in and create young Colin Kaepernick's cornrows and working with Ava DuVernay in numerous productions, including the award-winning, When They See Us.  Nakoya discusses the importance of authenticity and inclusion, how things are changing on sets... and how they aren't... in this illuminating conversation.  Nakoya also dis...

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Tuesday was International Women's Day, but let's be honest, EVERY  day is women's day, right?  To celebrate I wanted to talk to 2 women, Cynthia O'Rourke who was the Makeup Department Head for the film A Mouth  Full of Air, and Catherine Deriana who was the Makeup Department Head for the film God's Country which just celebrated it's premier at Sundance 2022.

I picked these two and combined them in the same e...

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This week are are talking about the beloved clean beauty brand, jane iredale, and the brand's founder, Jane, with Director of Artistry and Education, Ami Mallon.  Listen as we talk about what clean beauty is, and what it not, and hear from Ami some real talk about work/life balance and how she discovered her purpose and how to turn it into a career. 

Ami has over 15 years of experience in beauty. As a makeup artist, oncology  c...

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This week I sat with (should I say zoomed with?) Oscar award winner Alessandro Bertolazzi and BAFTA nominated Sian Miller.  This is the duo  behind the epic 18th century looks in the film Cyrano which finally will be coming to theaters Feb 25.  In this interview Sian and Alessandro tell me about their Baroque Bubble that kept production going through the height of COVID, of a volcano that contributed to Alessandro's makeup look...

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In this episode, I'm sharing with you a conversation I had with Kim  Baker.  I met Kim at an event re-launch of her beauty line, Glamazon  Beauty and I was so truly impressed with the product that I invited her  on the show to tell me more about how it all came about.  From her beginnings as a successful Wilhelmina Model, to her unexpected career as  a celebrity makeup artist, and finally to the launch of her own  successful ma...

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Bonus Episode: Pam and Tommy On Hulu

This is the day.  It's finally here.  You can now watch Pam and Tommy for yourselves on Hulu and I want you to report back.  Pam and Tommy has been loaded into your feed nonstop but now you can experience the series.  Let me know what you think.  I devoured the 8 episodes and in this Bonus Episode of Look Behind The Look we get into the HOW'D THEY DO THAT of it all.  I have all 3 magicia...

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Seasoned Artists - Hair Designer Cliona Furey and Makeup Department Head Jo-Ann MacNeil - go in depth to discuss the incomparable looks of  Nightmare Alley.  We go into detail about the creative process creating the looks for The Geek played by Paul Anderson, Toni Collette's Zeena and Rooney Mara as Molly.  Cliona and Jo-Ann share about the challenges they faced like shutting down production immediately and without warning  on ...

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In this episode, I talk with Linda Dowds, Jessica Chastain's  personal makeup artist for 16 projects and counting.  We focused on The Eyes of Tammy Faye for this conversation as the awards buzz for her work has risen to a volume of 10.  The accolades are so well deserved and here we speak about the pressures of awards buzz, the mechanics of creating a look combined with prosthetics and the magic of working with someone for so m...

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I had such a fun time talking with Stevie about her masterful work as Makeup Department Head on RESPECT and engaging in real talk about the chaos on set. Stevie talks to us about thinking out of the box and on the spot on set to problem solve, recreating an icon and all the managing the pressure that comes along with it, remembering where you came from and being a true leader who manages a team to succeed in mastering a look. She t...
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Ep10 is up!   And you will be excited to hear this conversation between  the celebrated makeup artist Lottie and I.  You have absolutely seen and celebrated her brilliant work:  She is the artist behind campaigns for  Smashbox, Urban Decay, Benefit, Adidas... the list goes on and on... she also works with many of your favorite celebrities, and has had her work  on countless covers including Vogue of course.   We also talk about her...

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In Episode 2.9, I finally got to enjoy some time with my friend Suzy Gerstein who talks with me about her early days in the industry assisting makeup legends like Dick Page, Lisa Butler, Val Garland and Chris Colbeck.  We talk about her great love for her time spent working with the foundation Dress For Success, her obsession with finally getting organized thanks to Grishan Roof, and we talk about the importance of set etiquette, t...

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It took a village to create the masterful transformation of Jessica  Chastain into icon Tammy Faye Bakker, and Just Raleigh allows us inside the detailed work that he contributed.  A prolific artist, Justin was behind the special effects work for Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield,  Cherry Jones, and Vincent D'Onofrio.  We talk about his work in great detail, and as a bonus, we delved into the world of American Crime Story | Imp...

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Dana Covarrubius who is the Costume Designer behind your new favorite show, Only Murders In The Building.  We know you've already devoured season 1 and are relieved to hear that a Season 2 has been greenlit, now hear Dana and I talk about all your favorite characters played by Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, Martin Short and yes, she tells stories about Sting.  Dana shares with me about her creat...

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