Bright and Early on the 1st day of London Mens collections the AOFM pro team and I are set up and ready to go with our 1st show of the day John Smedley this is my 3rd season designing and working with the JS team and the makeup as always is kept very clean and simple keeping the skin a little dewy I believe it complements the collection well :)
Take a look at the stunning boys and wearable collection below -
massive thanks to AOFM pro and the AOFM pro team
Polaroids Courtesy of Max Barnett @ pylotmagazine.com/category/polaroid/
This was my 5th season Designing the makeup and working with the very talented British designer Matthew Miller, its a joy to work with Matthew the atmosphere backstage is always very clam and laid back.
This season the makeup was kept clean fresh and flawless, we wanted the boys & girls ;p to look perfect but not over made up.
The look is mostly focused around skin care we used dermalogica men's line aided with a little face massage to wake up the skin and increase circulation, OCC skin tints were then buffed in to the skin to perfect the completion and a little concealer was added where needed.
Wow what a whirlwind 2014 has been, feel like I have not stopped :)
Im very thankful and blessed that I get to create such beautiful makeup for such talented and creative designers and work with such amazing teams.....
over the past three months I have had the pleasure to design makeup for 17 shows in London, New York, Milan, and Berlin
1st stop was my hometown london for mens collections , I really love London for mens fashion and love getting to hang out with my wonderful creative friends backstage at shows :)
It was my 3rd season working with Xander Zhou and every season just gets better and better, Ceremonial sashes, scarves, military medals, texture colour and culture made one impactful catwalk show :)
The makeup that I designed for the show was very clean and fresh almost wet looking a lot of emphasis was put on skin prep, we were using one of my fav serums Shu Uemura youthful radiance on the high points teamed with a light buff of OCC skin tints and concealer
where needed, to finish the look we added Lucas Paw Paw down the nose, cheek bones and forehead to add extra shine to the skin, we only powdered under the eye and left the skin with the desired wet look. FLAWLESS
take a look at the catwalk show and some fun photos below :) xx
Ah so another year is upon us....... 2014 is a set to be mad from the get go with 10 shows to do in Jan alone :)
But before I take 2014 by storm I wanted to share some of my highlights of 2013 with you.
I really hope that I have more time this year to keep up with my blog :)
Elle Shoot & Cover with Tennis Star Tomas Berdych and his beautiful girlfriend Ester Satorova
A beautiful shoot that was shot during wimbledon this year
glamours copper smokey eye and shimmering skin :) my fav x
Moscow Fashion Week Fyodor Golan AW13
What an amazing experience the aofm pro team and I traveled to Moscow for the closing show of moscow fashion week, always a pleasure working with the talented design duo Fyodor Golan esp when you get to creategold glittering goddesses and full body tattoos ;p
The Escape By Thomas Knights for Blanc Magazine and Aofm Pro
What a beautiful shoot, the most stunning shoot I have ever been apart of in all my 10 years of makeup a real credit to the wonderful team who are drar friends.
Shot over 2 days this march at the beautiful Chateau de Chantilly just outside Paris france
Stylist: Oliver Vaughn / Makeup: Michelle Webb / Hair: Jan Przemyk @Mandy Coakely / Nails: Breianne Zellinsky / Production: Jana Ririnui for AOFM Makeup / Makeup Assistant.greg kara Models: Anastasia @ City Models (Paris) Lauren @ Major Models (Paris) / Location: The Chateau de Chantilly
Maya Jane Coles - Burning Bright Ft Kim Ann Foxman
Another collabaration with Thomas Knights, the location for the video was a real church in North London and fits the song beautifully. although I almost had a heart attack when we thought we has died oak floor red with fake blood argh
Tomas also shot Maya this year for the cover of mixmag that i also had the pleasure of doing the makeup for.
Joanna Mastroianni NYFW SS14 with AOFM pro
One of my fav shows of 2013 was the joanna Mastroianni spring / summer 2014 show at mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York I had the pleasure of co designing this look with the beautiful and fabulas Dani Fonseca (thebodyofart.com) using the aofm pro team and Mehron products. the look was bang on trend for ss14 and the skin was super dewy and luminous.
I also had the chance to makeup the beautiful Yara Martinez who was sitting front row at the show.
What a year it has been, I loved every moment of each show, shoot, music video and film I have worked on this year I am blessed in so many ways.
Thank you to all my wonderful teams, clients and friends xxx
1st Show of day 3 and again it was an early start today was the day that I had 4 shows so it meant a lot of running around and a lot of london taxi's argh!!!!
The theme for the show was South Pacific Aviation, with make up references taken from The Talented Mr Ripley. The faces were kept clean, fresh and healthy looking. The skin was slightly bronzed, with well moisturised lips which we added a hint of pink lipstick to, groomed brows and lashes, and nude liner in the waterline with highlight in the inner corner of the eye to open up the eyes.
The presentation took place amongst potted plants, while the models wore raw silk, summer shorts and knits - it looked great was a fab start to our day!
The makeup for the show was clean and fresh skin using the BBU pallet with a tiny bit of bronzer on the cheeks to give a bronzed feel we curled the lashes and added a little clear mascara and to finish the look we added little white shadow in the inner corner of the eye.
Up Bright an early and on to the 2nd day of Mens Collections today I was back at the old sorting office heading the team for the YMC show.....
The makeup for this show was clean and fresh, We were using OCC skin tint backstage very lightweight foundation perfect for this minimal look.
This Spring Summer, the YMC collection utilises the brand’s signature blend of relaxed tailoring with an unmistakably playful edge. A minimal silhouette is offset by electrifying prints; combining the classic with the utterly modern – redefining the use of colour, print and texture as a tenet of the modern, masculine aesthetic.