Interview: Sarah Toon

1 Posted by On November 5, 2013 In Interviews, Music

Sarah Toon

An LA staple, Sarah has been slaying dancefloors all along the west coast under the moniker BLK RAINBOW for years. The parties she DJs at and/or promotes (including Killing Spree, Stalker, Bodyshock and an endless number of events featuring the darker side of electronic music) are known for their trend-setting foresight — almost always featuring bands and DJs on the cusp of blowing up. While she continues to grace us with her impeccable selections behind the decks (where she is often seen wearing nothing but a latex bathing suit and heels), she is also moving into the studio with her new project XULTUR, which features intense industrial-influenced mixes and remixes.

 

What made you start wearing eyeliner?

I’m sure it had something to do with Madonna and/or Siouxsie Sioux but it started when I sneakily dyed my hair black for the first time. My mom was super pissed and took me to her hair dresser who told me I looked like a china doll so maybe I formed the look around her weird compliment?

What or who is the inspiration behind your look?

It’s a combination of Nagel/The Human League and Diane Pernet. Wish it was more Grace Jones but that’s not really in the cards.

Do you always wear the same style or do you experiment with different looks?

I feel like I used to switch it up a little more than I do now, I am of the opinion that it’s good to be consistent when you are a certain age and do all the weird stuff when you are young or really old. Also the last few years I don’t think I have had as much time to try stuff out.

Sarah Toon

Who are your eyeliner icons?

Siouxsie (of course). I loved Endora from bewitched when I was a kid and the Gabor sisters are still my favorite ever.

What are your favorite products and what else completes your look?

I feel like I have tried a million different kinds but I always go back to the Sephora brand long lasting liquid eyeliner. The waterproof one sucks though. I also love to wear fake lashes. I buy the weird gothic lolita brand in Little Tokyo. YSL mascara is amazing too.

Any tips for putting it on… or taking it off?

I always use the Urban Decay Primer potion and forget to take it off before bed so I look like Alice Cooper in the morning.

The WAY I dress and wear my make up has ALWAYS made me feel TOUGHER and MORE OF MYSELF.

 

Do you have different day and night looks?

I guess I usually save the fake lashes for night and I might wear a little heavier eyeliner too.

XULTUR – Cognitive Dissonance XULTUR Fall13mix

 

Why do you wear eyeliner?

I think it suits my personality. I have always hated “natural” make up and think it’s a cop out for people with boring personalities. The way I dress and wear my make up has always made me feel tougher and more of myself. Might have something to do with being picked on at school for it but at this point I can’t imagine myself without it.

 

Sarah Toon

 

Sarah’s Look

Dolly Wink EyelashesUrban Decay Eyeshadow PrimerSephora Long Lasting EyelinerYSL Babydoll Mascara

 
 
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