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Assisting on Love magazine editorial and New Look Online.

2012 was a really full on year, and i’ve been pretty slack at blogging for the last 6 months. So the following blogs will be a round up of 2012, and i’ll add ‘blog more’ to my ever growing New Year resolution list.

I finished up last time in June, after a busy London Fashion Week. That same month i also got to work with my friend and colleague, hair dresser Nicole Jackson. Cole works at Taylor Taylor salon in Shoreditch, which serves some amazing cocktails and iced americanos. She is also one of two people i trust to cut my hair, so i fully recommend her. The shoot was for New Look online and went really well, with a great team of people around us.

A day later i was back with Lotten to assist her on an editorial for Love magazine, featuring Tricia Ronane and her two sons, and shot by photographer Boo Radley. We were picked up outside the Love offices in a motor home that i could have happily have moved into. It was a super comfortable drive to Knightsbridge Barracks.

This is the final print. I think it turned out really beautifully, and it was great to work with the entire team who were lovely.

 

HOH, Louis Vuitton, Hunter, London Fashion Week and more!

Hello!

Well it’s been fairly busy on the make-up front, so here’s a massive blog to update everyone.

About 3 weeks ago i was was asked to assist Lotten Holmqvist (astonishing make-up artist and all round great gal) on a editorial for Dazed and Confused’s July issue. Available now! It was a collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama. The look was really natural against the bold, bright and strong designs.

About a week later i assisted Lotten again, this time for House of Holland’s look-book. Henry was lovely, and the whole team were really cool and helpful. We were based at Rida Studios, with an amazing crew who were tearing down and rebuilding sets whilst we were shooting in another. The photographer, Ben Weller, was incredible. He’s got such a strong vision and seems to have a great working relationship with everyone around him. My favourite part of the day was probably the models standing under a black light, smearing each other in UV body paint! Can’t wait to see the results.

I took a little break that weekend and went to Download festival. It looked horrendous from what we saw online, but by the time we got there there was no rain, and the mud (eventually) dried up. Black Sabbath were worth it anyway. End of.

So, now we are just about up to date!

On Wednesday and Thursday i hopped on a train to Stevenage to assist on a shoot for Hunter Welly’s AW’12 range. It was all outdoors and we really lucked out with the weather, some of us getting a little burnt in the process. Again, we had the privilege of working along side Ben Weller. I should have taken some photos of our models but was distracted by my beautiful surroundings!

Now London Fashion Week.

On Friday we went to do make-up for Lou Dalton’s SS’13 menswear collection, before heading over to Hackney to do a make-up trial for James Long. The fabrics and textures he uses are brilliant; casual but stylish and smart, all really wearable clobber.

Saturday we headed to Dalston to trial for JW Anderson, then straight over to New Oxford Street for James Long’s show. We were with a big team of artists from MAC who were brilliant, it always looks like so much fun being part of the MAC family!

Finally on Sunday, we got a lovely call time of 6am at the ICA for JW Anderson’s collection (which was incredible). Everything went off without a hitch, and i am so glad to have been working along side Lotten the whole time. Aside from her being absolutely hilarious, she’s so helpful, such a perfectionist and totally inspiring. I’ve learnt so much already, and really look forward to working with her again.

Anyway, lots more in the pipeline. For now i am going to get my self sorted- go for a run, get some sleep, hang out with Dudley the pirate pug, before the mayhem begins again. Note to self for next time: take more photos of the models!

Bentley and Skinner Jewellery

I’ve been away having my wisdom teeth out, working and all sorts so there’s a few things i haven’t updated. Here goes another blog…

Earlier this month i got asked to style some hair for Bentley and Skinner Jewellers of Bond Street. Our model cancelled at the last minute, extraordinarily the photographer, Aliona, was a model and as you can see is incredibley beautiful. She stepped in and some how managed to model and also take her own self portrait, with a little help from her assistant.

All the jewellery is antique, and the main focus was on the tiara. We used images of Audrey Hepburn as a reference. It’s a french pleat at the back, and i concentrated on keeping it clean, and with a little height at the back for the tiara to have a solid base, but not too much so we could keep it modern and really let the jewellery take center stage.

This image will be used to market the store, it will be the first time they’ve used a model to promote themselves too. They were wonderful to work with and hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to do more together in the future.

 

 

 

So a couple of months ago, i hung out in what can only be described as a graveyard for ‘all-things-big-that-you-can-drive’, on a farm in Flackwell Heath. It was cold and muddy, but i got to sit in some kind of old army truck which was a highlight.

This was all in aid of helping my friends in Jettblack- my favorite rock band- make their new music video. The first single, ‘Raining Rock’ (available on iTunes now) is from the new album of the same title. The video has now been released, yay!

Metal Hammer online magazine has a link to it. Check it out, it’s cool and features scantily clad hot girls (and boys). And guns.

The general theme is based on a game called Death Frequency. Think… the X Factor, or Britains Got Talent, set in an apocalyptic future, where rubbish music is not tolerated and Simon Cowel has been eliminated. Instead of voting your favorite act to win, think putting your least favorite act to death!

I did the hair and make-up for the ladies on stage; check out the fire breathing girls from Nympherno, you can find them on Youtube and the like.

My colleague and friend Nohelia Reyes was also on hand with hair and make-up. She works with the band a lot and has done previous music video’s and photo shoots with them. She’s super talented and is part of the Face Lace revolution.

Lucy King (aka Lucy Darkness)- make-up artist/ vegan cake maker/ wolf owner extraordinaire- was also there doing an incredible job creating Lord Zolton’s scar, and brought along a nice big bucket of homemade blood too.

It was really lovely working wit these two ladies, and seeing the result of the band’s- and the band’s friends- hard work is incredible.

Music video with Nikki Murray

Over the last 2 days i’ve been in Birmingham, on set of Nikki Murray‘s next music video for his song, ‘Whiskey’.

Even though the song is melancholic and beautiful, i had a really funny time on set with Nikki. We’ve known each other for about 10 years but haven’t seen each other for the majority of them, so it was lovely to catch up. Anyway, hopefully the video will be available for viewing within a month so i’ll be sure to post it as soon as possible. His next gig is in Camden on the 11th May, see you then Nikki!

Thanks to Nikki and everyone at Zy Records for having me on board.

Berlin, Germany

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter! I spent mine in Berlin and i’ve fallen in love with the city. I fully recommend a trip there if you can. I thought the best way to see it was to cycle through the Tiergarten, down to the East Side Gallery to see the beautiful art work, and back.

These alone are worth the trip!

 

Anyway, back to reality. Looking forward to working with Nikki Murray next week on his next music video, and doing my first wedding of the year.

Taghazout, Morocco

Well, i’ve just arrived back in the UK after a blissful 10 days surfing the Moroccan coast line with my boyfriend Ryan and 4 of our lovely friends. It’s an amazing place, and i’ll definitely try to head back there next year.

It was fairly testing at times though, for a few different reasons. For a start BMI lost my suitcase, luckily the two girls with me were able to lend me clothes for the whole time. Upon landing at Heathrow, i got an email saying my suitcase was at Agadir airport. Fantastic. The police are friendly, but pull you over and charge you for anything they possibly can; they have a questionable sewage system and it was quite hard to see how they treated their livestock. Cultural differences i guess.

Anyway, our apartment was incredible and we surfed every day, often having entire beaches to ourselves during the week. We visited Paradise Valley- amongst the hills about 20km outside Taghazout- these fresh water pools appear amongst the banana trees. We discovered it’s a rather popular tourist spot.

We also spent a hilarious night in Marrakech with some friends who happened to be there to celebrate a birthday. They had booked a beautiful riad right in the center of the chaotic streets. They’d booked a belly dancer (yes, i did give it a go) and a traditional moroccan folk band- of which, the ‘front man’ kept revealing a telephone from underneath his berkha for everyone to talk/ sing into. I can’t explain why this happened, but at the time it seemed less odd and more like the best fun ever. Vodka was to blame i think.

 

 

I’m only briefly back to reality though. For Ryan’s birthday next week i am taking him away to a surprise location for 3 days, will be sure to write a new blog once it has been revealed!

 

An Olympian in Hoxton

Hi!

My new update unfortunately doesn’t have photos to accompany it yet, but i thought i should quickly praise the skills of my colleague and friend Nathan Gallagher. Nathan has a studio in East London and we work together there quite often, although we did have a fun trip to Amsterdam for the Volcom Spring/Summer 2012 catalogue last year! He’s a super talented man, can charm the socks off anyone and tells some pretty bad jokes.

Last week we got together to shoot the inspiring and impressive Rebecca Adlington, only a day after she discovered she’d once again qualified for the Olympics. Congratulations Rebecca! Hopefully we can all see the shots in a couple of news papers soon.

In the mean time, as i have no exciting photo to offer yet, i have added a random one for your amusement. This is my colleague Tash (the tall one) and i (the short one). We are holding casts of our own faces that we made of each other. Tashy is the funniest, most unique person i know and has excellent skills as a make-up artist. She also has a Bijon Frise puppy called Pig, and is part of a comedy quartet called Oyster Eyes. They have rather fabulous reviews and deserve a quick watch.

We made each others faces.

My first blog entry

Hello! This is my first entry, and here is where i will share information about my work, my life, my interests and the wonderful people that make it all possible. 

Hopefully- to whoever reads this- this will offer a little insight into my world of make-up and other silly things i like, like snowboarding and pugs.

I trained in all forms of make-up and hair styling at the London School Of Media Make-Up. This includes fashion; special effects; weddings; character; film; theatre and TV.  

I’ve had lots of amazing and varied experiences over the last few years, and i’ve enjoyed them all. Whether i’m creating something gory, working under pressure on a fashion show, or watching an actor through a monitor- i feel very lucky to get to do something i love for a living.