Mad Max: I AM FURIOSA!!!

Mad Max Eimear Coghlan A head with style
The release of Mad Max Fury Road on 14th May has us all sitting anxiously on our hands with bated breath. I decided to take matters into my own hands. It’s been just over 2 weeks since my 7hr operation (double mastectomy, reconstruction & removal of lymph nodes); I’m a Chemo Queen and I am Furiosa, helping women escape the cage of beauty ideals. The future of our sisterhood lies in the support we show each other as we create our own definition of beauty. The richness of our strength glistens from the flame within.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, even more so when there are captions underneath! So I’ll let the photos do the talking…..

Mad Max Furiosa Eimear Coghlan A head with style
Escaping the cage of beauty ideals
Mad Max A head with style
Time to change the Oppressor’s tune
3a
“She’s my property!”   Furiosa rescues Capable from Immortan Joe
Mad Max Furiosa A head with style
“Oh what a day, what a lovely day!”
Mad Max Furiosa A head with style
“We are not things!”   Releasing the shackles
6b
Immortan Joe is hot on our heels snarling “Where is she taking her? I want her back!”
PicMonkey Collage 4
“Want to get through this? Go!”
Mad Max Furiosa A head with style
“As the world fell, each of us in our own way is broken”, but together we will overcome the raging road to freedom
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Rise from the ashes. Let your inner strength “Dance upon the mountains like a flame.” (W.B. Yeats)

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Compare my Furiosa adventure to the stills of the official Mad Max film:Mad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Fury Road A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa A head with styleMad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa Eimear Coghlan

Mad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa A head with style

Mad Max Furiosa A head with style
“It was hard to know who was more crazy. Me …or everyone else”

 I just received this Charlize Theron Mad Max Autograph from            

Charlize Theron Eimear Coghlan Furiosa aheadwithstyle

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Recreate Furiosa’s Look for Halloween or a Fancy Dress costume

Outfit:

  • White top from Primark (Pennys) for £5: Stain in tea water, rinse, then rub in used coffee grounds. Using a needle and thread string it up to create ruffles. With a sponge smear the Grimas black make-up (detailed below) all over the top
  • Sleeveless black leotard, black trousers, black boots, black shrug to wrap around neck and swimming goggles
  • 5 various Men’s belts in Primark from £2 – £4 each  and my own leather satchel
  • Chained belt: Using three belts to create one belt, I clipped in the middle a silver bracelet from Primark (in a set for £2). I deconstructed 3 necklaces (£2 each Primark) to use the chains and attached them to the bracelet. Using the pendant from one of the necklaces, I turned it backwards and attached to the middle of the bracelet.

Make-up:

  • Black “Instant Colour Hair Spray and Wash out”: Spray all over the head.
  • Grimas Water Make-up (PURE) Black 101: With a wet sponge apply only on the front part of the head and face and smear along arms
  • MAC Black Matt Eyeshadow & Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24H 01 Black: For the eyes
  • Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant: Apply this oily gel with your fingertips over the black on the front of your head, face and arms to recreate the oily look

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Check out my behind the scenes video of our Mad Max: I AM FURIOSA photoshoot!

Official Mad Max Fury Road Trailer:

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