Stylist Stuff by Rebekah Roy
The daily musings of a fashion stylist in London.
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Manicure Addiction at Cheeky

I love this salon! At Cheeky on Redchurch Street, you can get your nails done while having something delicious to eat. If you have a full manicure they give you a Cheeky nail polish of your choice to take home! It's a very modern throwback to the old-fashioned beauty parlour. It's a place that people often just go for lunch or to enjoy a slice of Victoria Sponge cake and a cup of tea. Surprisingly it's reasonably priced: a manicure will cost you £15 and for an evening out you can get a...

Darphin Orange Blossom Aromatic Care

I am quite obsessed with skin care and it's really important to look after your skin, especially when one could use an extra boost of hydration during the winter. I've always been a little bit confused about essential oils and weren't sure if they were really necessary or doing anything. Recently I've been using  Darphin Orange Blossom Aromatic Care and quite like it. You can apply essential oils before bed but just apply a few drops to face and neck in gentle circular motions. When I...

Christmas Day Bike Ride

I used to love cycling but I'm a bit afraid with all the traffic in London. Of course  on Christmas day there is almost no traffic in London so it's the perfect day for a Christmas bike ride! The Gerkin St Paul's...

Behind the Scenes at Fault Magazine Shoot in Switzerland

This shoot was quite a huge production as we shot in Switzerland with photographer Damien Krisl with set design by Sylvain CabouatI. We shot in a film studio as we had so many different set ups and we needed a swimming pool for one of the shots. It was quite a big production and it took weeks to plan the concept and execution, which was great as it gave me lots of time to get the exact looks I wanted. We also had seven models for the shoot so we had lots to prep! Photographer Damien Krisl...

Nail Polish Trends

Nail polish has gotten more complicated and there are so many choices - it makes it hard to choose. That's why I'm aways happy when I receive a new nail polish in a gift bag. At first I wasn't too sure about the colour - it was a bit too neutral for me and what did leather effect really mean? Of course leather is everywhere, every shop has several pieces of leather or leather like fabric at the moment - it's  trend that I quite like - but nails? The polish applies like a cream but...

Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch Hair & Makeup Test

One of the most important parts of doing a fashion show is the hair and make up test. Today we did the hair and makeup test for Fashion Scout's Ones to Watch designers: Patrick Li, Yeashin, and Yulia Kondranina. To prepare for their show over the past few months the designers have been collecting images of hair and makeup looks that they like and that inspire them. It's a group show so the models are shared, and this season everyone has some ideas that overlap so there isn't any great need to...

A Winter Wedding

Attending a wedding is one of the best ways to celebrate the weekend and the New Year. It's life and love affirming plus you get to dress up! I was surprised how many women wore black and many of the women regarless of age wore little fur or fake jackets or stoles - actually even one of the men wore one too. Here is a glimpse of the wedding dress - it was stunning and took over 300 hours to make by eleven...

Corrie Nielsen SS13 Florilegium – The Gathering of Flowers

I met Corrie Nielsen a few seasons ago and I knew that I wanted to work with her and be part of her team. This season Corrie collaborated with the Royal Botanic Gardens and was able to see Kew’s seed libraries, original documentation of Charles Darwin, galleries and a vast catalogue of images. The moodboard in Corrie's studio is a whole wall covered with photographs of flowers and plants that she photographed at Kew Gardens - it's beautiful. A simple way to show flowers is...

Louise Roe and the Jergens Beauty Launch – Moisturize!

I styled the models for a mini catwalk show for Jergens and the lovely Louise Roe was the host. I'm a huge fan of Louise, I met her a few years ago when I was styling William Tempest's show in New York and she was hosting his dinner party. She's just one of those girls that you can't help but adore and she has a beautiful skin - perfect for a Jergens launch! Working in beauty has similarities, but it's very different than fashion as there just seems to be a slightly different attitude -...

Eyelashes

Some cows have beautiful...

False Eyelashes

Love these 'Little Flirt Lashes' from...

Shinji Konishi at Luna & Curious

Hair art is becoming more and more popular. I recently saw hair and makeup artist's work, Shinji Konishi at Luna & Curious.. Luna & Curious 24-26 Calvert Avenue, London E2...

Mawi Accessories

I love Mawi jewellery, it's strong, bold and has an edge to it and is still beautful. I've used it in quite a few shoots including in this image for Pheonix magazine. Mawi,11 Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch London E2...

The Hair Team – Tony & Guy

If you want good hair then you need a good hair stylist! Backstage at Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Ones to Watch show there is a team of hairstylists and every one of them is essential. This team from Toni & Guy was great, they were so fast and efficient that all 18 models had their hair done way before...

Happy Holidays

[youtube vUZE_wnt6Lo] "This Pearls of Wisdom campaign would not have been possible without the generous support, time and hard work of a number of committed individuals and companies, all of whom believe in the value of older people." - Jewish Care Written and Directed by Malcolm Green; Cinematography by Daniel...

Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors Collection – Rainbow in the S-Kylie

It's rare but sometimes I buy something despite its branding. I recently bought Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors Collection - Rainbow in the S-Kylie, which is a clear base polish with a mix of muliti colur glitter - it also make a great topcoat! Even though I have several OPI nail polishes I bought it - in spite of the Kardashian name. Kardashian is not a brand that I personally relate to or want to emulate - but now I'm starting to enjoy my kitchy sparkly nail polish and have started to...

The Retro Powder Room

I love the retro powder room. These images are from One Whitehall Place, The Royal Horseguards Hotel. The chaise long, the mirrors and the vanity desks give you the impression that you're in a time forgotten or a film set and you just want to have dramatic event or intense girly conversation like Marilyn Monroe in How To Marry A Millionaire, 1953, with Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall . How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)...

Ziad Ghanem Spring Summer 2012!

I was really looking forward to seeing Ziad Ghanem's show at Fashion Scout as I hadn't seen one of his shows for several season as I was usually casting for another show when his was on. This show was one of my favourite shows. It felt happy, like an event, and it was one! To start with there was a kerfuffle in the photographers' pit, but the show was like a wedding with an entourage of guests including a child bridesmaid that the crowd adored. What I enjoyed most about the show was the...

The BFC Tent at London Fashion Week

This is BFC Tent at 5:30am in the morning, before the teams start to arrive for Paul Costelloe's show. The finally touches for the catwalk are all finished by 6am - it's still considered a building site until 6am so the teams can't arrive any earlier. This is the hair and makeup area and there's quite a bit of space for the teams to work. It's wonderful to be in the tents early and see how still everything is and as soon as everyone is here the atmosphere is...

Behind the Scenes – Beauty Shoot

I've worked with make up artist Lan Nguyen for several years and we've done lots of shows and editorials together. It's great to work with people that you know and trust. When you work with people you know you don't become complacent or lazy - you actually work harder! Lan used lots of colour and I styled the shoot focusing on lots of texture. I'll post the images once the shoot comes out in September. ...