Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Exciting times!

I met Spob from Illamasqua yesterday! She was really nice. She has said exactly what I wanted and needed to hear.. The make-up needs to be bigger, bloder and stronger. I know the designers are worried about it overtaking their clothes but here are some examples of strong make-up at catwalk shows and how it just enhances the collections.

Tribal Beauty at Rodarte

Alexander McQueen always had strong make-up with his collections

Gareth Pugh of course always has amazing make-up basically because it's designed by my absolute fave Alex Box

And finally I loved the make-up from the Dior Couture ss07 collection.

I really need to up my game, this is too much of a good opportunity to produce average make-up designs.

Also the best MUA herself is going to be there but can't really say who!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Graduate Fashion Show

As the make-up designer for the GFS I have been experimenting loads with different styles and techniques! I don't want boring standard smokey eyes or anything like that!!! I hope they like my designs. they are a bit extravagent! :/

Here are some examples...


Blue Sparkly Eyes



Super Sculpted

Exciting stuff!


Monday, 19 April 2010


I just googled myself to see if my web site came up and this video did...

I didn't know it even existed. Its pretty embarrassing. I look awful and was just babbling about a load of crap. It wasn't planned haha.

Jo Moses: Makeup Artist from Michael Edwards on Vimeo.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Experimentation is the key.

So I thought I would document my experimentation for the make-up for the graduate fashion show. In this film I say I'm going to go through three looks but I dropped my camera after the second look and it broke! So this film only shows two looks. I'll try do more soon. I love film as much as an idiot I make myself look!

New Pics

Haven't posted any photos in a while...

Yesterday I worked with one of my absolute favourite photographers-Emily Anderson- on a fashion story based on the colour orange. The location was Orange Rooms in Southampton which is known for it's 70s feel and warm orange tone walls and furnishings. Emily is such a lucky girl to be in contact with the fabulous fashion photographer Wayne Johns who has shot for Vogue, Rimmel and L'Oreal. He came along to the shoot yesterday to help Emily out. I think he has real belief in her talent and has taken her under his wing. I met him at a previous shoot but I was stupidly to shy to ask out right if he knew any make-up artists that I could assist or shadow so yesterday was another great opportunity for me to network and try and make some industry contacts. He is such a nice guy, really open and friendly. We chatted a bit and I asked if he could put me in contact with any make-up artists and he said "Yes of course!" so we swapped details etc and I'll drop him an email within the next few days

Here are a couple of shots from the shoot. More to come....


Tuesday, 6 April 2010

I should start wearing my glasses

The amount of time I spend staring at my computer screen must cause some damage!

So what I have been up to is finalising all my work, thinking about how I'm going to present it and lay it out.

Ive also been really thinking about what I am going to do when i finish uni. This is a decision that is literally tearing my heart apart. Why is it that I meet the man of my dreams only a few months before I am due to leave Southampton for good. I know I sound like a complete soppy idiot but anyone that knows me will know what a true romantic I am and how much I lust for the perfect man and perfect relationship. It appears that I am willing to let this jeopardize my career, would I sacrifice my life long ambition of moving to London and becoming a successful make-up artist.. Well yes, unfortunately I probably would. Ha ha I can't believe I am actually typing this bull!!!

I have talent, a talent not to be wasted in John lewis working in crappy sales. So this is what has been tormenting me the past few weeks.

On another note, I am working my way through the fashion monitor contact book. It would be so amazing to get with a great agency. I am offering to assist or shadow for a lo/no fe at the moment. Who doesn't want work for free? i have contacted 12 agencies so far, I usually give them a call first and then they ask for an email.. but then at least you can say in the email that you have spoken to them.

I also have a new job. It's working for Fake Bake as a sales demonstrator, I have to move between John Lewis and Debenhams in Southampton.. I know that this is the last thing I want to be doing but it's money at the end of day.

The past couple of weeks and me starting to believe that this industry is actually TOO DAMN DIFFICULT to succeed in has also lead me to think about perusing a career as a pole dancer. I have been having lessons for 12 weeks now and I'm not too bad, surely someone would pay to see me dance.. haha.

I saw my parents yesterday for the first time since xmas, theyre worried about me.. "Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years time" "why did you come to uni" "where has your ambition gone?!" They have kindly said though that if I get some kind of amazing work experience with the BBC they would pay for my travel, as this was my worry, how am I meant to travel to London every day for two weeks when I'm not being paid or earning any money.. So now I'm off to write some letters.