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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tribal Bellydance Smokey look with Morgana Minerals

If there is a a follower of mine that would appreciate this look more than anyone, it would have to be kathyfuckingjacobs. She's a fellow tribal monster! So some of you may or may not know that I'm a bellydancer. I've studied various styles for the past 8 years. The past 2+ years I have spent learning American Tribal Style (ATS) and tribal fusion. This is a type of look I would wear for a performance. Normally I would do more like fake lashes, rhinestones, tribal "dots" etc. However, at the last minute, Jason and I were invited to an amusement park with friends and I didn't want to mess with either having all that on walking around a park, or mess with trying to wash just part of my face off. That's always awkward. So I wore part of this look out last night. My hair lasted through all the rides except that last roller coaster. Ha! My hair was still up in a nice bun, but my side swept bangs totally fell and died...

Out of what I'm wearing, I made the first pair of earrings (with gears), the necklace, the large hair clip, the head band and the bindi is a pendant I altered to make it wearable as a bindi.
The crescent hair stick (looks like horns) I found on the floor at a dance club, the nose chain is a bracelet I bought off of eBay and the hair flowers are from

Anyway, here's the look. At the end I posted some more info for kathyfuckingjacobs. :-) Enjoy!
Eyes (all applied in this order):
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Detrivore Eye Primer (applied all around the eye, rubbing in gently with ring finger)
Morgana - Silver Bells (applied to lower lash line, outer V and crease with MAC 228 by patting/sweeping)
Morgana - Morta (applied to crease and lower lash line with MAC 228 by patting/sweeping)
Morgana - Jolly roger (applied to upper lid with MAC 239 by patting)
Morgana - Silver Bells (applied to tear duct area with MAC 228 by patting/sweeping)
Morgana - Snowball's Chance (applied under brow with MAC 217 by patting/sweeping)
Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner - Rock Chick (applied to upper lash line)
NYX Jumbo Pencil in white (applied to water line with MAC 210)
CoverGirl Volume exact mascara in Very Black

Lips: NYX lip liner in ?
Morgana Vegan Lipstick in Mistress

Face: Skin MD Shielding lotion
AL Viole' Foundation Powder in 2CL (applied with Jumbo buffer brush)
AL You're a Doll! Metamorphosis Finishing Powder (applied with Jumbo Flat Top brush)
AL You're a Doll! Gothic Lolita Rouge in Corset (applied to cheeks with a small blush brush)

Check out Morgana Minerals!

So these awesome bloomers Kathy asked me about can be purchased here: 

I've worn them twice performing with my sweet dance partner, Tava (pronounced Tay-vuh) and I wear them out normally:
These are HUGE 25 yard skirts that we made bustles with. :-)

Video for this performance is very dark so you can brighten your screen to see it a little better. I'm wearing white obviously!:

Tribe Nawaar @ Holiday Hafla 12-6-2008

Maid des Mondes | MySpace Video

Shorter bloomers I wore dancing at the club (I made the bra to match):

Another of me at the club wearing a nice pair:

Here's a performance from 2 years ago. This in an improv performance led by ques and transitions. I'm leading on the far right for the first song.

So there you go! Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!



  1. beautiful.. love the makeup and the outfits :) they are just LOVELY!

  2. Hawt!!!! Picture numero 4 is my favourite!

  3. If you would stop being such a hot bitch that would be great :P My friend teaches tribal belly dance and I've wanted to go to her classes for so long but its always when I am working! I also want your bloomers x

  4. Love this look :)
    This dance performance is just great, you're GREAT!!!

  5. AGH! I love this whole post so much, I need to just marry it. I squealed when I read the title, and then one sentence below was like, "Hey, that's ME!"

    How do you zagarit in type? Hm.

    Aha - those bloomers are the same ones I've been drooling for over at They are soooo awesome.

    And the performances!! BADASS! In the first one, I think the first solo parts, it made me so happy when you did the shoulder shimmy pops with the bellyroll down and then one up - because when I'm farting around wiggling to music in my car, I am forever using that combo. But my teacher doesn't do many upwards bellyrolls, because she thinks it looks like you're about to hurl. Which is funny, but anyway, I was like, "Yay! Validation that that combo can look rad!" And, aside from Beats Antique being the bomb, "Discovered" was the song we used in the last choreo class I took. :D (I need an emoticon with a bigger grin, I am seriously cheesing so much over here.) And Chico Four Corners is one of my nemeses. (Apologies if the names aren't quite right - I'm led to believe Triangle-area dancers are influenced greatly by the Asheville-area dancers, and that Asheville uses old names/different names/old versions of moves. Like the old Cutiepie, for instance.)

    And the second video! My least favorite thing about improv (and why I'm weak at it and need to practice it more) is leading - and there you are, leading! And the moving meditation/respect sequence - I recognize that from my FCBD dvds. And I love the intent in your movements - it's amazing! (Another thing I need to work on, moving with intent/purpose, so something I tend to notice in other dancers.)

    I'd apologize for barfing all over your comments about bellydance, except I wouldn't mean it. I loooove nerding out about it. So thanks for all the squee-inducing badassery! \m/

  6. LOVELY Look, and you don't know HOW much I envy you in the bellydancing thing, I'd love to do that! :D

  7. This is absolutely awesome. It's dark, sultry, sexy, and exotic. You took my breath away! I really like seeing the belly dancing outfits too :)
    Cool video as well!
    How heavy is the nose chain, or is it pretty comfy?

  8. I love it!
    You make bellydancing look very cool and suave.

  9. I love it!!!! I've been wanting to do belly dancing for some time, but haven't worked up the courage yet. The videos really inspire me! THANKS!!!

  10. You never fail to amaze me and I think you're an excellent dancer! I'm loving the nose chain. :)

  11. Stunning! You look like an exotic doll. The jewelry is perfect with the rest of your outfit.

    About 2 or so months before I had my hip replaced (no, not old, I'm reallllly young to have had it done) the only lower body exercises I could do, without a lot of pain, was belly dancing. It was very fun. However, I'm a total 'behind closed doors' dancer. I'd never do it with only looking other than my husband. hee hee

    Hey, I gave you a shout out on my blog. Thanks for helping me out. :D

  12. awesome look!
    I'm hoping to start taking belly dancing soon, in the fall maybe. right now I am horribly out of shape, hopefully this well give me some inspiration

    I love belly dance costumes, like a lot :)


  13. super beautiful and sexy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thanks for sharing ! you're such an artist !

    xxx !!!

  14. The star with the red stone is simply awesome!

    I love your looks.

  15. Blogger ate my comment...Something about stop being such a hot bitch, bla bla bla :P You look stunning, I love the look and the vids. Always wanted to try tribal, my friend teaches it. Hopefully I can finally get along to a class soon.

    And I love your earrings, I will get round to buying some one day! :D

  16. JESUS CHRIST, HOW MANY AMAZING TALENTS DO YOU HAVE? Makeup, making clothes and jewelery, dancing... you are so cool. *_*

  17. Ooh this is really startling! I love the jewel on the head and the jewelry attached to the nose ring. Seriously, that first photo, I had to stop and look at it- because you didn't look real- it was so perfect!

    Beautiful. I love bellydance too. I got info from a teacher in Seattle (my sister took classes from her) named Saqra. I have the cymbals and little scarf for the waist. But NO way do I stop traffic like you!


  18. Gorgeous! I love nose-chains they look so glamourous. I really would like to learn belly dancing but i think i have a bit too much belly to put on show :P
    I really love the short gold and black bloomers! :)

  19. I think I need bloomers, they look so cute and comfy :D

    And DUDE, when I saw the title of this post I was like "wait...doesn't Kathy do bellydancing too?" Clearly I am a psychic ninja.

  20. Stunning eyes! The whole look is absolutely gorgeous.

    Enjoyed the video as well!

  21. Seriously love this look! You definitely have the exotic face to go with the outfit, this is so you! I love outfits with all the details and layer and volume, it just looks so awesome.