Saturday, 8 October 2011

Ziad Ghanem backstage London Fashion week! (with AOFM)

I was so excited when I was selected to be part of the backstage make up team for London fashion week! working with the AOFM pro team is aways a treat!

Of all the shows the most iconic for me had to be ZIAD GHANEM. after last years triumph I was truly inspired by the theatrics of the show, it was both magical and original. could they really top that?

Key makeup artist Michelle Webb (who was also responsible for February2011 LFW look for Ziad) came up with the individual looks for each model! all the models were artists or creative people of some kind, which really made the spirit of the show and made it less conventional! the looks ranged from totally black face to intricate roses painstakingly painted on to the face.

The show has been the highlight of my career so far! working with such a wonderful team and makeup artist make the hard work all worthwhile.I look forward to more shows with AOFM and LFW 2012!

Designer Scottacus Anthony lookbook shoot

I had the pleasure of doing the make up for the very Talented fashion Designer Scottacus Anthony, (you can check out the full collection on his website) the pieces for his graduate (featured at Graduate fashion week 2011) collection are Draped in rich purple pink and blue tones and detailed with intricate laser cut leather and wool!!..truly inspiring pieces and finished off with beautiful jewellery and accessories to match like the necklace below!! love it.

The photographer was Claire Huish who I have worked with a few times, love working with Claire her compositions are beautiful and really has an eye for fashion photography.

The inspiration for the make up was statues and stone, I used mac face & body white/C1 on Lucy to give her that pale look and heavy contouring to create the statuesque lines. on the eyes i used black crystals and pigment set with mixer medium and eyelash glue, For the hair I gave lucy a  bun to keep it simple yet elegant.

Graduate fashion week 2011