What girl could resist a prize of 7 pairs of shoes and 2 handbags from Jimmy Choo? Jimmy Choo has launched a photo competition to support Project PEP, a capsule collection that helps to fund the Simelela Rape Clinic in South Africa. Jimmy Choo will donate 25% of the net sales from Project PEP toContinue reading
It always takes a few days for me to recover after the aftermath of London Fashion week. The week involves so much more for me then just showing up to a few shows to do some makeup tthen to go home. The amount of physical and emotional energy it takes to head up the makeupContinue reading
Fortunately this September I had the opportunity to assist Stylist Rebekah Roy again at London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2010! The shows I assisted at were The Ones to Watch, Jasper Garvida, Alice Palmer, Harriet’s Muse, Fashion Shenzhen and William Tempest. Friday 18th September: The Ones to Watch showcasing 4 new designers Ada Zanditon, DeanContinue reading
This was William’s second show at London Fashion Week – and backstage was calm and relaxed. We were very prepared – we all just wanted to do a good job and we loved the clothes, ooh and the bags – the models did too, which does make a difference. It’s true, it’s a models jobContinue reading
Fashion week is boot camp. If you think about it, both gruelling activities require early starts, a huge amount of determination, the correct uniform, not to mention the physical and mental strength to get through each day. It’s not easy this fashion world, dashing around from one place to the next, from show to show,Continue reading
AOFM launched their book Makeup Is Art at London Fashion Week. I was very fortunate to be asked by Lan Nguyen, creative director of Makeup Is Art, to write an article for the book on the relationship between the makeup artist and the stylist. Lan and I have worked together for many years on lotsContinue reading
The other week the Beauty Team at Best Magazine and I took a little train trip up to Nottingham. We spent a few hours at there local Boots giving out fantastic product filled goodie bags in exchange for stoping women and asking them " What’s inside their makeup bags?" and if they had any makeupContinue reading
I’ve been working with Jasper Garvida as his stylist: we shot a look book, made a video, had a press day and finally a presentation at On/Off this London Fashion Week! We had so much fun, for our presentation we had some of the girls that I worked with from Britain’s Next Top Model, JasperContinue reading
Yesterday, after a long day at work I decided to hot-foot it over to Selfridges and go to the open casting to become the next Alexa Chung. It was a brave move I have to say, I have no desire to be famous, or at least that’s what I thought. There I was standing inContinue reading
Backstage with Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Ones To Watch: Ada Zanditon, Dean Quinn, Hermione de Paula and Marko Mitanovski. This was a very busy crazy backstage show to style with four designers and 50 looks. It’s quite a challenge as the designers share the majority of the models – which makes time management the biggest challenge.Continue reading
Visitors to Fashion Week will be able to access the schedule on their BlackBerry handset so you’ll always know which show is on when! No more paper! The bespoke application will allow visitors to create their own personalised schedule, receive live updates when shows are running late (which they always are) and you can accessContinue reading
‘Twas the night before London Fashion Week, when all through the house This makeup artist was stiring, "did that lipstick I put on that model go with that blouse?" The stockings were hung by the stylists with care In hopes that Anna Wintour soon would be there The designers were nestled all snug in theirContinue reading
Oh my god, so London Fashion Week is just around the corner and I for one am excited. I’m not too thrilled about the flu like symptoms I’ve suddenly come down with but I shall plough on, I have to – I am not allowed to be ill during fashion week. New York is comingContinue reading
It was model casting day at Vauxhall Fashion Scout – it’s a 4-hour open casting where about 300 models come by at once, and very patiently wait to be seen by all the designers (and stylists) showing at Vauxhall Fashion Scout for a chance to be in their show. Anyone who thinks models don’t workContinue reading
Every now and then I have to make a costume for a shoot.The creative director will have a mood board with the type of images/looks that they are looking for and then it’s my job to source it and make it a reality. This job was kind of fun as it was about Tekken 6Continue reading
Jessica Bumpus of Vogue.com, Courtney Blackman and me ready for Fashion’s Night Out! Our first stop was Browns on South Molton Street! Designers at Browns! The Felder Felder sister, Roksanda Illincic, Marios Schwab, Jonathan Saunders, Antonio Berardi, Ben Grimes and Lily Parker (of LP.BG), Henry Holland, Mario Schwab and William Tempest. There were so manyContinue reading
Before every fashion show the designers styling team does a hair and make up test. We have several meetings beforehand to look at the garments, colours and tear sheets and decide on the looks and trends for the upcoming season. Alice Palmer is a knitwear designer, and I worked with her last season at VauxhallContinue reading
I recently took part in a Blogger Vision – Q&A by F.Tape. F.Tape is a London-based directory that provides a Who’s Who of the best of fashion’s creative end. It has a 10,000-strong database of key industry professionals. Each month they spotlight stylists, photographers and other industry professionals and they’ve just launched a new featureContinue reading
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