Monday, 22 March 2010

Not Long Now

It isn't long til the hand on on the 5th!! eek.

Here is a list of the projects I have worked on that are going towards my FMP:

1. MayDaz Music Video
2. Ozzie B Music Video
3. Kiesher/LiLi
4. Tipsy Dee shoot (magazine/club promo)
5. Kate Moss Book ( 3 shoots so far- Sleeping Beauty, Mad Hatters and Narnia)
6. Shoot with Emma Bell Clothing
7. Future of Fashion

Coming up...

1. Another shoot with Kate Moss.. no actually two shoots. one is Minnie Mouse themed and the other is Snow White
2. Try Stevens Music Video
3. Poss another music video
4. Various student shoots ( still and moving image)
5. Graduate Fashion Show

I think will be enough if I have enough work to show. I need to consider how I'm going to present my FMP. it doesn't really flow through my sketchbook. I want every project to be seperate with its own front cover, then the brief, planning, on the day, final images,, evaluation etc.

To Do!!!!!.....
1. Statement of intent! I still havent done this becuase isn't that what the proposal was for :/
2. Online portfolio. I think im going to use wordpress or wix for this.
3. collect images for printing for port construction
4. buy portfolio

Friday, 19 March 2010


I never know how to title my posts so I thought a simple 'safe' would be sufficient as that sums up how I'm feeling right now. Fairly pleased with myself and content.

The Lime Crime/Emma Bell shoot went well, I am glad I went with that as I think it will look super in my portfolio :D

Heres a sneeky peek.

There was another model as well but I didn't take any pics on my cam as I was in a huge rush to catch my coach back and I ended up misisng it anyway! Like literally ran from Victoria train stsation to the coach station and as I got there the coach was pulling away! haha.

Sooo what else has been going on.. well, I have been thinking that I need to do something else for my FMP. I still wanted to curate a little exhibition or maybe organise a networking event for photographers/muas/stylists/designers. Whilst I was getting in a stress thinking my life was over and I was never going to graduate I received a lovely email from the co-ordinator of the Graduate Fashion Show- Alex Rigby- asking if I wanted to be the MAKE-UP DESIGNER for the show! I have participated in the graduate show for the past two years and to be designing the make-up is such a fantastic opportunity. I am so excited! There is going to be 25 models and I get to design 5 different hair and make-up looks. There is so much to consider- location, clothing, lighting, time, demonstations etc!!

Here are a few pics from the previous shows I have worked on.

I'll be getting some practice in this Sunday as well as I am working on a fashion show in London called The Future of Fashion

Peace Out!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

I wish I could be in four places at once...

A few weeks ago I had so much going on. I was going to London loads working on various projects and now everything has gone a bit dry! I am aware this happens in the industry and you just have to keep being persistant to get more work. Over the last couple of weeks though I have really been thinking about my life after uni. I've been thinking about getting a full time/part time job whilst I still try and work freelance... Possible jobs I could do/want to do

-Double Take Studios (location Southampton)
I have sent a CV to DT, I imagine that a lot of the girls will be leaving after completing uni and since I love Southampton so much why not stay here for a little longer and work here.

-John Lewis/Debenhams
I wouldn't really mind working on a make-up counter. It could end up quite tedious I suppose though and it is 90% sales . I am meant to have a job interview with FAKE BAKE to be a demonstrator in John Lewis. It's quite good money but obviously nothing to do with make-up. One problem though the job interview is Tuesday and I have lots of other things going on then. Which I will get to in a minute as it's a bloody nightmare!!

-Smashbox Cosmetics
Smashbox are coming to Debenhams (unfortunately not Soton yet) and I have applied for a role as a make-up artist with them. Note the role is 'make-up artist' and not retail advisor or something like that. Closing date isn't til the end of April though so I have ages yet til possibly even hearing a reply. With this job being in Basingstoke as well it would be possible to travel from Southampton or if I was to move to Basingstoke it is even closer to London which is a plus!

-Whilst having a little browse on Gumtree jobs I came across two absolute gems! The first being a position at SCREENFACE Notting Hill! I applied immediately thinking I would never hear back off of them and I did. They asked if I would be relocating to London and I said I had plans in process. The second job was to work at a fancy spa in central london doing make-up for brides and special occasions but they also asked if I was relocating. This job is only two days a week- fri and sat- and it wouldn't be a problem for me to travl to London on a Friday, stay at a friends Friday night, work Saturday and come back to Soton, it's pretty much what I do every week anyway! Theyve asked to see some images of my work and that was last night so I'm still hoping to hear from them soon as it's a great opportunity.

-My final idea/plan/last resort and the moment is to go back home. I live 20 mins from Birmingham where there is a MAC pro store, Selfrdiges(Illamasqua!!!), Debenhams, House of Frasier etc etc.

So we shall see what happens. Fingers crossed I land something!

Going back to my NIGHTMARE OF A DAY which is Tuesday...

I've made a right mess of things! Firstly I agreed to work on Rocks TV, I've mentioned these before in my industry is a let down post.. Well we rearranged for me to do a shoot for them to go out with their Easter emails. Then I got the interview with Fake Bake and then at the weekend I recieved a pretty sweet email asking me to do the make-up on a shoot for Lime Crime. If you don't know who they are then a way to describe them is kind of like the American version of Barry M.. very bright and crazy... The clothing being used in the shoot is designed by Emma Bell which is being provided by her creative director and fashion eeditor of Notion magazine Alexis Knox. Funnily enough I've tried to get in contact with Knox before through my housemate who knows her from their home town Oxford. I have decied I really want to work on the Lime Crime shoot.. obviously!! haha. To top it off I have recieved an email from uni today saying we have to attend an important meeting on Tuesday. If it was possible to be in four places at once I would!



Monday, 8 March 2010

Narnia Continued

So, as I have recently mentioned, I was working with stylist Kate Moss on another shoot to go in her look book. The theme was Narnia/Ice Queen/Lion taking inspiration from Topshops Unique AW10 collection. Here are a few photos to show the results :D

Friday, 5 March 2010

Graduate Make-up Film

The theme for the graduate make-up film is Club Kids. Since this is going to be seen by hundreds at the graduate fashion show and then at GFW and on youtube etc I want to do something pretty amazing and different! I've decided I want to use a male model and do a drag make-up but with a bit of twist.

Yesterday I practiced a make-up on my housemate Tali and we got fully in to it by incoporating clothes and props.. a hoola hoop! haha. She goes to Circus Club and the make-up seemed to fit right in with a circus theme

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Coming up....

I've got lots of exciting things coming in the next couple of weeks...

- I'll start with what I did today, I know its not 'coming up' but I haven't had chance to blog it yet because it was a really last minute thing. I did the make-up on another shoot directed and styled by Kate Moss and photographed by Lee.... (must find out his last name)and the beautiful model (who has modelled for fhm and nuts magazine) Julie. The theme was Narnia/Ice Queen/Lion. It had a really wintery feel- taking inspiration from Topshops Unique AW10 Collection that has recently been showcased at London Fashion Week.

Here is a video showing behind the scenes at the show

Here is my make-up design.....

(Sorry not scanned yet) haha.

Photos soon! :]

-Saturday 6th March I am off to London to meet the Director of The Future of Fashion- Alexander. This is an event centered on creating awareness for young emerging fashion designers.

The event will be hosted by Annaliese Dayes from Britain's Next Top Model and all the money raised from tickets sales will be donated to charity.

The Future of Fashion
Sunday 21st March 2010

Bishopsgate Pitcher & Piano

200 Bishopsgate

(Across the road from Liverpool Street Station - Bishopsgate exit)

Doors 6pm
Fashion Show 8pm - 9pm
Networking Soiree + Exhibitions & Vintage Fair 9pm - 12am

So when I meet Alexander on Saturday I think we're just discussing the show and what make-up the designers wnat for their collections.

-Sunday 7th March. Trial run and make-up designing for a fashion show at Orange Rooms Southampton. The actual event is on Wednesday 10th March. All proceeds going to Barnardos Charity.

-Tuesday 16th March. Rocks TV have resceduled for me to do make-up for their Easter emails.

And I dare say lots of other last minute thungs will pop up.

Good times.

Still Sleeping Beauty

Here are some more pics from the Sleeping Beauty shoot (Directed and styled by Kate Moss and photographed by Ellie Harvey) :]

LiLi Photos

Here are the photos from when I went to that random house in Tottenham and the whole thing was a bit of a nightmare. I like a couple of them, but I really wasn't and I am still not impressed with the photographer. He made me hold a burning hot light right by Kieshers face and you can really tell! And his editing is pretty dire.