Here are a few photo's from a shoot I did the makeup for designer ooh la latex, photographer Julian M Kilsby, model is the lovely Jodi Lakin.
The outfits designed specifically for the shoot.
Whilst on my work trip to Istanbul I picked up a Turkish Vogue, from which I thought I'd share my favourite bits.
In this blog post I thought I'd upload the ProChart I designed for doing Rita Ora's makeup for a preformance. I wanted to show the products and technics I used to create the ProChart.
The ProCharts use textured, recycled paper so you can apply makeup straight to them to design your look.
Here are some backstage photo's of my makeup from the Royston and Blythe fashion show. The Key makeup artist who designed the looks was the lovely Danni Smith, it was great to be part of her team; thought her looks were beautiful.
Just thought I'd upload a photo of me after working at BBC's The One Show; I worked with Helen Harrel making up some of the guests including Heston Blumenthal, he was on the show talking about his new series hestons fantastical food. This Christmas bauble was a Christmas dinner all in one!
I know this isn't linked with makeup but if you're like me and enjoy food programs, here's a link to his new series on 4OD-
I was extremely lucky to be sent to Istanbul in Turkey by the company I work for - MAC cosmetics. They ran a world wide three month competition for their artists. Joe, Sarah and I are from the UK, we went with other artists from every country that has a MAC store. Every MAC artist was so lovely, it felt like one big MAC family.
Here's a video I've made with some of the pictures from the trip.
I have extremely sensitive skin so sometimes suffer from bumpy skin. Whenever I get these bumps I apply a layer of Sudocrem at night, by the next day my skin is a lot smoother and calm. I know from working backstage a lot of the models swear by it.
In aid of National wedding month I thought I would compile a collection of brides throughout history who inspire me. Whether it be fictional or real they are all style icons with their glamourous dresses and spectacular headwear.
My good friend Lisa introduced me to the work of Sylvia Ji. Studying Fine Art I was always drawn to figurative forms of painting.
Sylvia Ji is a young painter who inspires me with her bold use of colour, movement of paint and subject matter.
Sylvia always paints women, some of them being symbolic reflections of herself or portraits of people she knows. The eyes of the subjects always inflect both mystery and soul.
I recently did the make-up for a celebrity campaign for Fashion Bloodhound, a website of pre-owned designer pieces. For this campaign the celebrities donated their designer items, with all proceeds going to the breast cancer charity Too Many Women.
Here are some of the photo's from the shoot.....