Thursday, December 26, 2013


White longline blazer | Nike Air Max 1 Woven | Chanel Soleil Tan Bronzing Base
High waisted studio trousers | Faux leather dress | Beige tint sunglasses | Cut out boot
Faux leather skirt | Lace corset | Feldora hat | Mixed quilt bomber | Block heel boot
Chunky necklace | Suede bowling bag

My wishlist changes nearly every other day but for the new year it consists of more monochrome, with a touch of colour.  The main pieces which I'm eying up are the white longline blazer, the Nike Air Max 1 Woven, mixed quilt bomber and lastly the Chanel Soleil Tan bronzing base. I'm absolutely digging outfits which consist of all black (quilted, patent, fur, leather etc) then adding a camel colour accessory, i.e beige tint sunglasses or the feldora hat. As we are in the season of winter I'm completely avoiding the pale complexion when it comes to make-up, as majority of people who can't pull the look off, look half dead and it's not attractive. This is where the Chanel Soleil Tan bronzing base comes in, it's a cream texture so it's very easy to blend and even go over if you find you apply to much of the product. You can invest in a cheaper bronzer which has a gel or cream texture, here are a few of my favorites: Bobbi BrownNARSDr.Hauschka, Laura Mercier.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Update //

After nearly two months of not blogging I've managed to squeeze in this post on my day off.

- My beauty shoot finally took place
- I turned 20 end of November, partaaay!
- Shoot in Hackney for designer Meagan Wellman
- Receiving gifts such as Chanel & Victoria's Secret
- My view from the studio in London
- My first publication landed in Olive Zine Magazine last month (page 98+)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

W I N T E R | W I S H L I S T

For my winter wishlist for this year I have tried to add a hint of colour instead of just sticking to all black. I'm absolutely lusting over the camel colour as I think any blonde chick can instantly pull it off! I'm obviously still lusting over leather and everywhere I have looked for clothes recently, whether it be London, little boutiques or just Topshop I see leather trousers! There is no escaping yet. I have added little accessories which I'm loving just to add a bit of style to an oversized-coat look, with leather quilted gloves, oversized sunglasess from Victoria Beckham's collection, a chunky necklace (I cannot dig them enough, I have far too many!), and a fedora hat which I have seen on a few people where they just look great with any outfit! Lastly, I have left the beloved Cutout Crepe Gown - labelled first, which is from the god of fashion himself, Alexander McQueen. Soon as I saw this online I must of instantly fell in love, just like any of his collection. This gown would be absolutely perfect for any Christmas ball's/party's coming up (if you have £4,250 spare), what a beauty. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

London Fashion Week September 2013

London Fashion Week soon came around and soon disappeared! Over the past four days some of the collections which I managed to catch up on for SS14 are so overwhelming. I managed to catch a glimpse of some of the 'upcoming' models and faces of LFW for 2013, such as, Chey Carty, Rebecca Horn, Rosie Tapner (I've seen a lot more of this season) and Sanna Backstrom, to name a few. Topshop Unique SS14 I think won me over completely this season, it had some of the best models in the show and the clothes were so lovely. The beach babe, 'glamourous, tanned' look, with the crisp white shirt which, I couldn't take my eyes off. Jourdan Dunn strutting down the catwalk in a floor-length purple maxi dress, a lot of the collection focused on moody blue's, green and grey's, then switching to warm peach and crisp white. The make-up I have seen this season on MAC's instagram has completely wowed me! The use of BB and CC creams were very popular backstage, adding more attention to Spring/Summer's growing glitter trend. This season I noticed a lot the skin being fresh and dewy, eyebrows brushed back with gel, finishing with a burgundy lip. The make-up for Vivienne Westwood's Spring/Summer 2014 Red Label definitely made a statement with zombie-like make-up. 

I eventually managed to go to my first show at London Fashion Week on Monday, with one of my close friends Lyndsey. We had passes to see the KTZ SS14 show, which at first, didn't hit me how established KTZ actually is. His style in his collections aren't my sort of thing but it was definitely inspiring to witness. It was so out there, said to take his inspiration from a spiritual and cultural landscape. His collection for SS14 included headwraps, veils, geometric floral prints (which were amazing), oversized studs and statement jewellery. KTZ's use of patterning, layering and the fusion of urban contemporary caught my attention, in the right way for my first show-experience at London Fashion Week. The weather was so dull which I think put a strain on a lot of people's moods at Somerset House, but it didn't stop people go crazy with their style. I was rather star-struck at a lot of other people's style, it was like being in fashion heaven. It's the most inspiring place.

After the KTZ show had finished we took a wonder around the designer show rooms which again, was out of this world. There were a lot of jewellery, embellished handmade garments and accessories which I fell in love with.. especially when it comes down to me and jewellery. A specific necklace, made from a jewellery designer caught my eye, it was a detailed chunky piece embellished with gold and a peach colour, something which you would most likely see in a Dolce and Gabbana ad, and at £275 it definitely made me want it more. Stepping asisde.. my next focus is now on London Fashion Week in February next year!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Liebster Award

I've been nominated by the lovely Helen Hird for a Liebster award. It's such a nice feeling knowing what you blog is appreciated, read and now up for a nomination!

Questions from Helen HirdHow would you describe your blog in 3 words?
Inspirational (I hope), creative and complex.

What other blogger inspires you most?
Basing it around make-up I would probably have to say up-coming make-up artist Karla Powell.

Apart from blogging what do you like to do in your spare time?
See as many of my best friends as possible when neither of us are working! Never putting make-up down, practicing make-up on my friends and myself, organizing shoots, visiting London as much as I can, clothes shopping, and the occasional drink to relax!

What is your dream job?
Haha everyone should/will know this. To be a successful make-up artist in the fashion industry, to work behind all the fashion weeks, travel the world and to work with huge names such as Karl Lagerfeld, Mario Testino and Pat McGrath to name a few.

How long have you been blogging?
Since about February this year. I waited until I attended something very exciting (London Fashion Week) for it to be my first blog post.

What are your 3 favorite brands?
Top 3 has to be Chanel, MAC and Dolce & Gabbana.

Who is your hero?
I can't say I have a 'hero' as of yet. Maybe ask me in about 10 years.

Who is your favorite designer?
Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander McQueen!

What are you proud of?

Without blowing my own horn I would probably say myself. As I'm only 19 I think I've achieved quite a lot for how young I am and I don't think many 19 year-old's can say that. I'm certainly proud of myself and my career hasn't even begun yet!

What is your favorite item of clothing that you own?

Haha this has to easily be my leather trousers. I hardly took them off even through summer (crazy I know!) they're so comfy and anything goes with them.

Which celebrities inspire you with their style?
Most probably Karl Lagerfeld, as I only wear monochrome, I base my style around elegance and simplicty. Anything I piece together may seem really simple but it's all about what works together and, with that I look up to Karl.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013




I can't believe it's nearly that time of the year again.. London Fashion Week and it's only around the corner! Where has this year gone already. Each time London Fashion Week starts to appear everywhere such as Vogue, Elle, billboards and sponsorships, the preparation for the chaos and pressure, I get stupidly excited as well as every other mixed emotion. I'm sure it's a lot of make-up artist's / designer / photographer's dream to work back stage at London Fashion Week.. and it's certainly always been mine.

With Spring-Summer drawing to a close a lot of this years trends are falling through to Autumn-Winter 2013/2014.  A Rose Bouquet, the palest pinks to warm rosy glows. Head-to-toe in rose tones I definitely think this will be a statement colour for this year. Summer in shade, this season the palette is back to black and it's not going anytime soon! With it's complex pieces seen at Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Versace's sheer lace panels and Roberto Cavalli's thigh-high split gowns. Precisely White is still my favorite trend and you certainly can't go wrong with a wardrobe white-out. It looks so simple yet so classy and feminine. This is the start of a blank canvas which can be seen at Valentino, Prada and Celine to name a few. Walk the Line stamped on zig-zags, stripes and chevrons which may seem a little daunting, if you add the right accessories - monochrome bangles, gold or candy stripes you can pull this off perfectly.

With Autumn/Winter not that far away, we start off with a few trends which have been and will still be a big hit on the catwalk. The Rise of the Oversize, has previously been fur, leather and trench coats and following into this year the beautiful pale pinks are on trend with nothing but oversized. Spotlight on the Skirt has been a big on-trend over the spring/summer this year and with it's knee-length, bold statement pieces you can't go wrong. To monochrome, floral, or just plain and simple skirts. Woman's Realm is definitely the silhouette this year, with it's elegant flare out skirts, breast-hugging bodices, clenched in waists and grown-up curves, it has womanly charms written all over it. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013


I've still kept it simple through this weather with monochrome which includes a light oversized jacket from ASOS, a crisp white vintage blouse added with a white & gold spike necklace by Topshop, leather trousers, heeled sandals and lastly the snakeskin backpack also by Topshop.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Makeup: Kryolan Supracolor 6 palette, Dermacolor camouflage mini palette in 'fair' and 'medium', TV paint stick in 'ivory', Crownbrush brushes: C315-A Soft Taklon foundation brush, BK32 badger angle brush, C404 small duo fibre face brush and disposable mascara wands, Eldora eyelashes in C184, C188 & S199.

Yesterday I finally got to attend the makeup exhibition 'IMATS' which is held in London and internationally. It was the most exciting, inspiring and creative fulfilled day. I didn't really know what to expect as only a few of my friends had previously been and IMATS is the type of show which can change dramatically each year. I absolutely loved how you walked in and straight away you're blown away by the talent surrounding you. A lot of unknown brands were there, from an Australian brand to the London School of Make-up which were demonstrating a particular imaged they had created for the show. IMATS is particularly inspiring if you want to go into film/theatre makeup as there were so many demonstrations (see photo 1) which I was taken back by and I learnt a number of things from them which I hadn't even been told whilst studying makeup at college!

I first had a look around the brands which I was aware of i.e Crownbrush, MACpro, BodyFX, Star Gazer, NARS, Face Lace, Bobbi Brown Pro, Inglot, Kryolan, NYX Cosmetics and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. I only had a few specific products which I wanted to buy, one of them being the Dermacolor mini palette from Kroylan which I wanted to get my hands on for ages! Whilst I was at college studying makeup we only used MAC and Kryolan products and they're personally incredible for fashion to prosthetic makeup. I was absolutely dying to get to the Crownbrush stand (see photo 2) as Karla Powell was doing a demonstration of her 'Pop Art' creation which was amazing!

I also unexpectedly bumped into the lovely make-up artist Louise Young on her stand which I didn't even know was there! I last saw her a year ago when she came to visit all of us at college as my fellow makeup teacher got taught by Louise. Hopefully I'll be working with her very soon, so keep a look out! Overall IMATS is definitely a huge insight to how hard and competitive the makeup industry really is. It's really an inspiring show to be at and I would recommend any one in going if you're wanting to succeed in the makeup industry or if you have a general passion/obsession with makeup!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Anglia Ruskin Fashion Show 2013

1. MAC Eyeshadow in 'Wedge'  |  2. Crownbrush Concealer Palette  |  3. Crownbrush Blusher Palette
4. Crownbrush Professional 88 Palette 01  |  5. MAC Face & Body Foundation in '01'  |  6. Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation in 'Beige'  |  7. Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara  |  8. Miss Sporty Lipstick in 'Coral'  |  9. MAC Highlighter in 'Frost'  |  10. MAC Mineralize Blush in 'Love Joy'  |  11. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer 01 & Signature Silky Powder Blush in 'Nude Rose'

Yesterday was that time of the year again - the fashion show at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, witnessing three years of designers work put together for one evening and what an incredible day it was! The designer I was working with for this year's fashion show was Stephanie Cornforth, where I had previously done make-up for her overall collection photoshoot back in April. This year I was a lot more relaxed to do the show as it was so organized compared to last year! Each make-up artist this year had their own hair stylist to team up with, and the setting up station for all us make-up artists / hair stylists was definitely better. This year's show really took me back with the talent of the designers, and especially a few designers that really stood out for me. The look I created was a dewy fresh canvas, a lot of contouring around the top of the forehead/hair line, temples and cheekbones, a matte powdered lid with white winged gel eyeliner on top, a little mascara and then the finishing touch of a coral lipstick which completed the whole look! The white gel eyeliner I used for the look currently isn't in the photo, but it's Inglot's gel eyeliner. Once again I had the pleasure of working on six lovely models and the fabulous designer Steph Cornforth. The Anglia Ruskin Fashion show is always an inspiring day and I'm glad to be part of it.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Beauty Shoot // London

Yesterday I finally got to work with the lovely photographer Ella Tebbutt where we created a beauty shoot in South-East London. I had the pleasure of working on an absolutely stunning model, Lily @ Nevs Models, having the perfect look to complete the beauty shoot. I created a 'bronzed glow' for the first look using a lot of golden/brown tones, keeping the eyebrows/eyelashes natural and a lot of contouring on the cheekbones and temples. Throughout the first look I added a burgundy colour lipstick which looked beautiful for the look. The second look was in the bath filled with water so, with the make-up I kept the golden tones on the eyes and added a light blue on the crease of the eyelid and then to make it a bit more striking I added an electric blue on the bottom lash line, blending it to the outer of the eye. I then finished the look by adding a coral colour to the lip. After I finished the beauty shoot I headed to Elite Model Agency where my good friend Benn was doing a test shoot. I had the pleasure of meeting the Californian model Meghan McLellan. Perfect day!