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HOLLYWOOD MOVIE SHOOT: NOIRLAND STARRING JAMES DUVAL, DIRECTED BY RAMZI ABED. SERIAL KILLER FILM NOIR, BLOODSHOT PICTURES 2010.

Clint Catalyst invited Yukiro and me to be in a Hollywood movie — how could we say no? Our roles: slightly demented party guests in a trippy dream sequence. So I wore…

Hair: Draped with blue, purple and grey scarves. I added a silver flower clip.
Makeup: I painted my eyebrows blue (try bright colors on your brows to light up your face!). I kept my eye makeup light, with black eyeliner over the top and light blue on the bottom. My dark purple lipstick is lightened in the center with lavender. Finally, I affixed two temporary spider tattoos.
Velvet evening gown with slit along thigh: An amazing find: $12 from Out of the Closet, “the most fabulous thrift store.”
Black and white pumps: my old John Fluevogs

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Yukiro’s gown is from a vintage store in Fairfax Village, one of our favorite spots for thrift shopping. Purple hair, purple lace armbands, purple knee-high boots = triple yes.

The movie we participated in is Noirland, a film noir written and directed by Ramzi Abed, and starring James Duval. “A catatonic serial killer […] an amnesiac detective […] criminal psychiatrists and psychologists listen to the mysteries unfold.”

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We arrived at the call time of 1pm, but it was pushed back an hour… then two… By the time we left the set, it was 10pm. That’s showbiz for you — a tiny bit of glam and a lot of waiting around!

gemini manor, 1970s lsd house, fetish party crazy house in hollywood, filled with junk antiques, HOLLYWOOD MOVIE SHOOT: NOIRLAND STARRING JAMES DUVAL, DIRECTED BY RAMZI ABED. SERIAL KILLER FILM NOIR, BLOODSHOT PICTURES 2010. CLINT CATALYST, LENORA CLAIRE, zoetica ebb, coilhouse magazine, scene queens, audrey kitching, scene kings, emo fashion, club kids los angeles, la internet celebrities, net celebs, famous on the internet, famous fashion scene bloggers, hollywood gay scene, goth movie, los angeles behind scenes filming movies

Gemini Manor was possibly the most topsy-turvy house I’ve stepped foot in. Every inch was covered in random bric-a-brac: antique puppets, toys, church relics, birdcages, doll heads… There was a mermaid in the jacuzzi and my greatest fear — a giant stuffed CLOWN — resting in one of the bathtubs.

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Each room had a theme, such as this Jungle Room on the roof, attainable only by inching up a precarious ladder/staircase. The owner told us that he built the place in the 1970s, and that it was the site of many a fetish party. (Ah, now it all makes sense.)

aldo vento, zoetica ebb, blue haired girl, HOLLYWOOD MOVIE SHOOT: NOIRLAND STARRING JAMES DUVAL, DIRECTED BY RAMZI ABED. SERIAL KILLER FILM NOIR, BLOODSHOT PICTURES 2010. CLINT CATALYST, LENORA CLAIRE, zoetica ebb, coilhouse magazine, scene queens, audrey kitching, scene kings, emo fashion, club kids los angeles, la internet celebrities, net celebs, famous on the internet, famous fashion scene bloggers, hollywood gay scene, goth movie, los angeles behind scenes filming movies

Also in the movie: model/actor Aldo Vento (left), and artist/Coilhouse Magazine founder Zoetica Ebb (the lady in blue). Clint Catalyst and Lenora Claire are perfectly cast as the Baron and Baroness.

aldo vento, zoetica ebb, blue haired girl, HOLLYWOOD MOVIE SHOOT: NOIRLAND STARRING JAMES DUVAL, DIRECTED BY RAMZI ABED. SERIAL KILLER FILM NOIR, BLOODSHOT PICTURES 2010. CLINT CATALYST, LENORA CLAIRE, zoetica ebb, coilhouse magazine, scene queens, audrey kitching, scene kings, emo fashion, club kids los angeles, la internet celebrities, net celebs, famous on the internet, famous fashion scene bloggers, hollywood gay scene, goth movie, los angeles behind scenes filming movies

There was plenty of time to hang out and practice our lines with one of Gemini Manor’s seven cats. (This kitty is skin and bones compared to my Basil Farrow!)

 

Fun times all around — thank you to everyone for having us! Wait until you hear us laugh maliciously and recite our single line: “Why hello… how are you…”

Have you ever been in a movie? How about silly YouTube masterpieces, like ours?

Song of the Day #323: Voltaire – If I Only Were a Goth (“With my diet I’d get scurvy / And I’d worship Peter Murphy / If I only were a Goth” haha!)

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102 Comments

  1. All Women Stalker
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Yukiro looks so fab in the first couple of photos! Really rockin’ that dress!

  2. Howl
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    How awesome!

    I’ve just been in the Broken Doll music video, on the front page of deviantART a few times and then a creepy amount of views of YouTube videos of myself sneezing…

    • lacarmina
      Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

      Hahaha I guess watching you sneeze must be entertaining!

  3. Barbarella
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    12USD for that dress?! I must check out that shop!

    • lacarmina
      Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

      There are various locations in LA — always with great and cheap finds!

  4. trashtastika
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Looks great!! I’ve done my share of movie and tv extra work, I know how boring it gets…

    The blue and black looks really purty (oh, I should’ve been there!) Both yours and Yukiro’s make-up, and of course Zoetica, rocks :)

  5. All Women Stalker
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Yukiro looks so fab in the first couple of photos! Really rockin' that dress!

  6. Howl
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    How awesome!

    I've just been in the Broken Doll music video, on the front page of deviantART a few times and then a creepy amount of views of YouTube videos of myself sneezing…

  7. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    our pictured turned out fab ね
    嬉しいわ★☆

    • lacarmina
      Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

      There are so many good ones, it was hard to choose… I’ll post out-takes from LA later on!

  8. aibeil
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    wow.. that is a niiiice house
    i’d love to see that place for real [or maybe live there ehehe]
    i really love your dress!!
    its so … nice!!

    • lacarmina
      Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

      The house was a little frightening… I’m a tad (ok, QUITE) phobic of dirt, antiques and CLOWNS, and all of the above were present…

  9. AngryBroomstick
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE the first 2 photos of you, you look so good in blue. alas! the eye-popping blue color makes me excited for spring and fresh flowers!!!

    go away, winter.

    Yukiro also looks great!

    • lacarmina
      Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

      Winter NEEDS to go away. We were freezing during the shoot — and this is LA. >_<

  10. Barbarella
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    12USD for that dress?! I must check out that shop!

  11. Laura
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    what an amazing outfit… And that wig! Omg! Certainly fabulous!

  12. Karl
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    just came across your website love your style!!!

  13. Lady Ari
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    I was an xtra n murder n columbus county (i think thats wat it was called). no lines but the star was the girl who wud play 7of9 n Star Trek TNG

  14. Daria
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    I love the things Clint is wearing i n the last photo (what are they exactly?? )

  15. Regi
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    I was in an Anne Hathaway film….@@ Not nearly as exciting as horror, though. Medical drama ><

    • lacarmina
      Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

      It’s fun to be part of the process… even if you only have ONE line, like we did!

      • Regi
        Posted March 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

        Haha, yeah, or no lines. Or just flailing about in a puddle of mud being attacked by B-movie zombies…

  16. Lisha
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    oh my gosh. that blue looks amazing on u! u look hauntingly beautiful!

  17. Lisha
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    luv it! u guys are so creative <3

  18. Maleva
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    all wonderfulllllllllllllllllll…………….great…………..

  19. trashtastika
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Looks great!! I've done my share of movie and tv extra work, I know how boring it gets…

    The blue and black looks really purty (oh, I should've been there!) Both yours and Yukiro's make-up, and of course Zoetica, rocks :)

  20. Anonymous
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    I was in a movie – “Spirit of ’76” Starring David Cassidy (LOVE…..sigh..) & Olivia D’Abo

    I was a “featured extra” – along with my dance partner at the time, Andre Washington (RIP). The movie was filmed in Alameda, Ca

  21. Alice Eve
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    you both look stunning and i can’t believe that your dress costs 12 dollars.

  22. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    our pictured turned out fab ね
    嬉しいわ★☆

  23. aibeil
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    wow.. that is a niiiice house
    i'd love to see that place for real [or maybe live there ehehe]
    i really love your dress!!
    its so … nice!!

  24. AngryBroomstick
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE the first 2 photos of you, you look so good in blue. alas! the eye-popping blue color makes me excited for spring and fresh flowers!!!

    go away, winter.

    Yukiro also looks great!

  25. Satarae
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Very nice, but I think I would have chosen a plain black dress so it wouldn’t look so busy next to the scarves. It’s best to have just the one focal point, I believe, which is a point Zoetica’s latest make-up tutorial highlights (<3 that woman) c:

  26. Kanae
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    u guys are so gorgeous!! <3

  27. Somnium
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Sounds fantastic! :D Congrats to you both ^^ You look like a mermaid, dear<3 looking forward to the movie ;)

  28. Lauren
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Tranny chic! ♥

  29. Olivia
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    “The costumes look great cant wait until the movie comes out”

  30. Laura
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    what an amazing outfit… And that wig! Omg! Certainly fabulous!

  31. Karl
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    just came across your website love your style!!!

  32. Lady Ari
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    I was an xtra n murder n columbus county (i think thats wat it was called). no lines but the star was the girl who wud play 7of9 n Star Trek TNG

  33. Dawn
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    simply inspirational!

  34. Aron
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    You and Yukiro look gr8! I really like how u use scarves and veils to change the look of yr hair. Bellisima!

  35. Daria
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    I love the things Clint is wearing i n the last photo (what are they exactly?? )

  36. Regi
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    I was in an Anne Hathaway film….@@ Not nearly as exciting as horror, though. Medical drama ><

  37. Lisha
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    oh my gosh. that blue looks amazing on u! u look hauntingly beautiful!

  38. Lisha
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    luv it! u guys are so creative <3

  39. Maleva
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    all wonderfulllllllllllllllllll…………….great…………..

  40. avaapple
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    I was in a movie – “Spirit of '76” Starring David Cassidy (LOVE…..sigh..) & Olivia D'Abo

    I was a “featured extra” – along with my dance partner at the time, Andre Washington (RIP). The movie was filmed in Alameda, Ca

  41. lacarmina
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Why thank you muchly! :)

  42. lacarmina
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Hahaha I guess watching you sneeze must be entertaining!

  43. lacarmina
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    There are various locations in LA — always with great and cheap finds!

  44. lacarmina
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Ahhh you would have been perfect in the movie!! <3

  45. lacarmina
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    There are so many good ones, it was hard to choose… I'll post out-takes from LA later on!

  46. lacarmina
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    The house was a little frightening… I'm a tad (ok, QUITE) phobic of dirt, antiques and CLOWNS, and all of the above were present…

  47. lacarmina
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Winter NEEDS to go away. We were freezing during the shoot — and this is LA. >_<

  48. lacarmina
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    It's fun to be part of the process… even if you only have ONE line, like we did!

  49. Alice Eve
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    you both look stunning and i can't believe that your dress costs 12 dollars.

  50. Ayame
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    Wow, your dress is awesome, I really like it! I wished i had a killer body to fit into any dress. xD Plus spider tattoos? WIN. I’m lovin’ Yukiro’s purple ends too.

    Well, I’ve been in a few short films and directed a couple of them, LOL.

    • lacarmina
      Posted March 12, 2010 at 1:41 am | Permalink

      The tattoo sheet also came with a GIANT spider tattoo, which I haven’t used yet… maybe I’ll put it on my back for an upcoming shoot. :)

      • Ayame
        Posted March 12, 2010 at 2:02 am | Permalink

        hmm, if you’re going to put it on your back, i suggest bundling your hair up, like real sleek. :D

    • Yukiro Dravarious
      Posted March 12, 2010 at 3:28 am | Permalink

      Thanks!

      Directed!! that’s even better! I’ve done some directing too. Do you have any links for youtube uploads or such?? ^_^

      • Ayame
        Posted March 12, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

        Welcome :)

        Haha, my directing skills need improving. Unfortunately, no. My old short film was supposed to be uploaded last time by my teacher (because it is a school movie screening), but no idea what happened to it.

        However, another movie is being edited now and it would be screened in the local cinema during April – May. If my movie crews manage to get the whole thing up on youtube, i’ll let you know :)

        Did you like directing?

        • Yukiro Dravarious
          Posted March 13, 2010 at 3:16 am | Permalink

          sweet! please tell me when it’s uploaded.
          That is so typical school-project. I did a lot of shortfilms in school too that I never got a hold of later >_<

          I like acting more, it's so much work to it haha ^_^'

  51. Satarae
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Very nice, but I think I would have chosen a plain black dress so it wouldn't look so busy next to the scarves. It's best to have just the one focal point, I believe, which is a point Zoetica's latest make-up tutorial highlights (<3 that woman) c:

  52. Anonymous
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    is yukiro a boy or a girl?

  53. Regi
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Haha, yeah, or no lines. Or just flailing about in a puddle of mud being attacked by B-movie zombies…

  54. Kanae
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    u guys are so gorgeous!! <3

  55. Somnium
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Sounds fantastic! :D Congrats to you both ^^ You look like a mermaid, dear<3 looking forward to the movie ;)

  56. Lauren
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Tranny chic! ♥

  57. lacarmina
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    heheheh! <3

  58. Olivia
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    “The costumes look great cant wait until the movie comes out”

  59. Thomas
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    ..Sounds like a great time! I wouldn’t mind waiting around in a place like that if they let you explore! You both look fantastic

  60. Dawn
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    simply inspirational!

  61. Aron
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    You and Yukiro look gr8! I really like how u use scarves and veils to change the look of yr hair. Bellisima!

  62. Ayame
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    Wow, your dress is awesome, I really like it! I wished i had a killer body to fit into any dress. xD Plus spider tattoos? WIN. I'm lovin' Yukiro's purple ends too.

    Well, I've been in a few short films and directed a couple of them, LOL.

  63. lacarmina
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    The tattoo sheet also came with a GIANT spider tattoo, which I haven't used yet… maybe I'll put it on my back for an upcoming shoot. :)

  64. Ayame
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    hmm, if you're going to put it on your back, i suggest bundling your hair up, like real sleek. :D

  65. aliceinthesky
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    is yukiro a boy or a girl?

  66. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    Do it!! I know we took some really nice ones :D

  67. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    shouldnt we upload more photos from the house itself?

  68. oh lala
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Exquisite, u look really pretty :)

  69. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 3:25 am | Permalink

    I know! I'm so jealous that she's so tiny and can fit those dresses and SHOES!!

  70. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 3:26 am | Permalink

    you are gorgeous too!! when will you be back in tokyo??

  71. lacarmina
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 3:26 am | Permalink

    I think she's back in the summer? After school ends in May? ^^

  72. Thomas
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    ..Sounds like a great time! I wouldn't mind waiting around in a place like that if they let you explore! You both look fantastic

  73. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 3:28 am | Permalink

    Thanks!

    Directed!! that's even better! I've done some directing too. Do you have any links for youtube uploads or such?? ^_^

  74. oh lala
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Exquisite, u look really pretty :)

  75. Ayame
    Posted March 12, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Welcome :)

    Haha, my directing skills need improving. Unfortunately, no. My old short film was supposed to be uploaded last time by my teacher (because it is a school movie screening), but no idea what happened to it.

    However, another movie is being edited now and it would be screened in the local cinema during April – May. If my movie crews manage to get the whole thing up on youtube, i'll let you know :)

    Did you like directing?

  76. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted March 13, 2010 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    sweet! please tell me when it's uploaded.
    That is so typical school-project. I did a lot of shortfilms in school too that I never got a hold of later >_<

    I like acting more, it's so much work to it haha ^_^'

  77. Yukiro Dravarious
    Posted March 13, 2010 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    it was interesting to explore, but not for that long time =/…
    thank you ^_^

  78. Leonee
    Posted March 13, 2010 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    loved the dress!!!

  79. Brandy
    Posted March 13, 2010 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    I love the whole outfit. You look great.

  80. Leonee
    Posted March 13, 2010 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    loved the dress!!!

  81. Brandy
    Posted March 13, 2010 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    I love the whole outfit. You look great.

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