A very exciting recent project between myself and the lovely Charlette and Hector from We heart pictures.We teamed up to create a story for a ‘Fun fair and feathers’ themed shoot.
I was so excited about this collaboration, it was a great opportunity to be creative with a fun brief and to work alongside professionals who really are an inspiration to me.
We had a dedicated and passionate team who came together to make the shoot happen. I would like to thank the lovely hair stylists Sam and Joelen, the gorgeous Shoni from Bats & Stardust who designed the fabulous head-dresses especially for the shoot, Eclectic Clothes Boutique for lending us the gorgeous clothing and the models Holly and Shamalie for their striking work.
And a special thank you to Charlette and Hector, who are true masters of their work. I look forward to working together in the near future.
Please take a moment to visit both sites below for more of an insight in to their work.
The topic: The Oscars, Host: Sara, my role, to create a red carpet look and chat about trends and most importantly do’s and dont’s.
I think to date it’s the most nervous I have been as it might show a little in the interview but overall I really enjoyed the experience and who know’s, this might be the start of my celebrity status….
So here is the interview that made me famous…………for about 10 minutes anyway……….
It’s all about 90’s goth glamour, Pat McGrath who created the look for “the girl with the dragon tattoo” coinsidently or not carried the inspiration forth to her fall show’s.
“Paled out” flawless skin with burgundy lips and very groomed full eye brows.
Pencil in Blackfire, rather than a lip liner, to rim lips before layering them with burgundy pigments and blending them together, to create a black cherry finish.
Soft pinks, golds and jewel tones are a big deal too. Bordeaux makes browns and grays look molten and gorgeous. Keeping lines soft – and making sure that your base is flawless, skin this season is beautifully matte but with a glow that seems to radiate from within, rather than a sheen on the surface.
A naturally full, slanted, shaped brow with a soft arch that finishes at the end of the eyes (not overextended) is a universally flattering shape. The perfectly defined brow is a great way to give an edge to a natural look.
If you have major holes in your brows, I would fill them in a little with powder—or a powdery pencil—and then use a colored brow mascara. Tweezing, rather than waxing or threading, is the best method to create beautiful brows. It’s the easiest way to create a precise line close to the brow line, and it is also simple to use at home for maintenance. And remember girls, our eyebrows are sisters not twins.
Makeup Artists have taken Spring trends and developed them for the new season. The very inspirational Pat McGrath has modernised the 60’s classic cat eye look, carrying forth the punk trend but making it more chic and elegant. Black eyeliner is a staple for most makeup looks, so if you’re unsure about the 60’s bold look then the classical black skinny eyeliner will add the subtle definition to your eyes.
Another great trend this season is copper, orangey shadow. Such a simple but yet very luxurious look. Dark metallic eyes with nude lips is definitely a good look this season. Blush free face, or certainly used very sparingly is definitely apparent this season. We are letting the eye’s and lips do all the talking.
Feature brows, however we are wearing them, bushy, groomed or pencilled they are very much a dominant feature. Probably one of the most important elements which marries everything else together.
Glamour has taken over in the form of dazzling red lips, but not just any red, oxblood red. But if you’re not a bold lip lover, a lip stain creates a stunning sheer wash, with softer, more subtle lines, allowing you to swipe it on whenever the mood takes you.
* Before you apply your lip colour, exfoliate and moisturise your lips to create a smooth base and for longer lasting wear. *
We know peach is sweet. But peach is also great at warming up your complexion without going full-on bronze.
Not quite red and not quite pink, this color of the moment combines the best of both shades: It’s classic, sexy, and flirty, especially with a high-shine finish and mega-watt lashes.
CANARY-YELLOW LINER & COBALT LINER
Spring’s boldest liners—and just as astonishingly vibrant and beautiful. Bright yellow & blue are gorgeous colours and the most unusual color trends this spring.
Not all spring makeup has to be soft and flowery.
GOLD EYES AND NAILS
Forget metallics. The way to wear gold this spring is in the form of loose, chunky, in-your-face glitter.
It’s been a while since I have blogged about beauty and make-up trends.
Health and fitness has fast become a massive trend and so rather then study catwalk shows for their season’s trends or the new lip colors to hit our makeup counters I wanted to look at natural and organic ways to keep our skin healthy and glowing.
My brides often ask me what they can do to get a healthy glowing skin. My first answer is always the same, if you want healthy skin you can start by drinking lots of water. I guess we all know that water is good for you but we underestimate just how good.
So here are a few tips to brightening your skin internally and externally.
The best ingredient for your skin is vitamin C – start by adding more of it to your diet. Lemons are vitamin C rich so why not start your day with warm lemon water. Not only will this help your skin but it’s the most highly antioxidant juice. It is really daunting these days to know what products are good for you and how many chemicals are in each product.
60% of what you put onto your skin actually enters your bloodstream, so stick to natural/organic chemical and fragrance free products.
Coconut oil isn’t just for cooking, it’s also a natural beauty multitasked that you can use to hydrate your skin, flight frizzy hair and remove makeup.
Try and coconut facemask twice times a week.
*Remember that all products are absorbed into the skin, so it’s nice to use something that you wouldn’t mind putting into your body.*]]>