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


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!