OK. I guess I found some inspiration to actually blog something. :P
Anyway, so, today, I was just derpin around online (I don’t care who’s respect I just lost using that term, of well) and body painting came into my mind (because that’s how my mind works: random stuff at random times). In particular, a body painting photo shoot from the magnificent alternative model, Aprella (who I’ve had the ultimate girl crush on since 2006…2007) came to mind. Wanting to get the name of the company that did it (and also just wanting to see the pics again, because they honestly had me fooled the first time I saw them and I became intrigued), I went to her website to visit her gallery.
Did I FIND said picture, you may ask? No. What I DID find quite frankly, took me by surprise.
A nearly plain, clean, prestine looking WHITE page with a very mainstream looking Aprellla on the cover.
Where once was a green and black page full of wonderful drabblings of modeling, fetish wear, touring, paintings, Cheerios with messages in them, etc. was now a very clean, white, page with a summary of Aprella that is just as clean. Very neat. Very formal.
So, I thought to myself “OK….this is a way to go. Maybe she’s trying something new.” So, anyway, I saw “Gallery” was still at the top of page. (No journal. No videos. None of the old stuff. But, at least she had her magnificent gallery, which is what I came for anyway, right?)
Nyet! Wrong again. No more was there an absolute explosion of art and fashion and fantasy and dark humor. In it’s place were very editorial pictures of very tame shoots and stills from movie sets.
Not a single….nod to the blue, blue-green or even the alternative pin-up blonde-haired Aprella anywhere. No pics of her performances. No pics of her portraits. Nothing that even HINTED at her alternative background.
That really distressed me. It made me think, Is this the end of the beloved, quirky, fun, dark-humored blue-haired performer that we all came to love? I was ready to scream and tear my hair out! (NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOES!!!! APRELLA!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?!!!! T_T) The crazy sets. The loony clothes. The amazing expressions that NO other model has! (Another reason I fell in love). The magnificent paintings. The crazy antics. ….The Bloody CRUMPETS!! Is it all gone?!!! D:
OK. Over-dramtic fangirlism, over. :3
Now, from the clean up of the page. (Woah! I feel SO faint right now! Like the world is literally slowly turning sideways! O_O) Anyway, from how the page is organized now with a resume and movie stills for a gallery, and how she keeps mentioning her acting experience, my guess is that she wants to get into more mainstream acting (like be in Hollywood Starlet), and for that, I’m not upset in the least. I think she has the right look and the right talents to do just that. I’m not mad at Aprella for aiming her sights elsewhere, in fact, I wish her all the luck in the world. :D She should do whatever makes her happy! <3
I guess my biggest issue was that EVERY little WINK at her past as an alt model and performer has been erased, and that makes me kinda sad. Like she has forsaken that part of her life. However, from a business standpoint, this is totally understandable. If I’m correct and she really wants to be this big Hollywood mainstream actress, then of course, a blue-haired, black latex wearing woman covered in blood is not going to attract the right crowd.
So, to Ms. Aprella, I wish you all the luck in the world and I will forever love you! :3
I just give a fond farewell to the crazy alternative model and a warm hello to the new actress. :3