,A couple of months ago I got a call from old school friend, it seemed another face from our school days (Isla Mcleod) was going to be involved in some sort of protest at the houses of parliament. Apparently she was planning to get naked (as you do) and needed some body paint, would I be able to oblige?
well certainly I replied, 'please give her my number and tell her to come over'.
Sadly as the days went by I heard nothing, maybe they decide that the chilly March weather wasn't ideal for getting your bits out!
Then one evening as I made my way home I picked up a copy of the evening standard and there on the front page I saw the news that a group of 6 protesters had walked into parliament stripped naked and glued themselves to a window I looked closely at the picture and sure enough there was Isla centre stage, boobs out for the world to see. Great way to make a statement! However as looked at the group I couldn't help but think how substandard their body painting efforts had been 'Should've come to me'.
I thought smugly.
Fortunately it wasn't long before I had the chance to put my money where my mouth was
when I was invited to do some make up for an Extinction Rebellion fashion show in Oxford Circus The rebellions HQ was a surprisingly smart office building in central London, the office area could have belonged to any start company. Except for the clothes and make up piled on desks as people rushed about getting ready for the show.
I got chatting with quite a few people who came to me for make up and one thing that really struck me was how Extinction Rebellion had attracted people from so many different backgrounds, all of whom had come together 'To do something for a good cause'. Whatever you think of Extinction Rebellion and their tactics in the world we live in I think anything that can unite people towards a common goal has got to be good thing.
Putting make-up on people since 2010