Today I decided to do a little beauty tribute to the women that inspire me because they are creative, exquisite, and overflow with style and class despite the challenges their careers have presented them with. (they are listed in no particular order).
Mainly, they are fearless.
Emily Browning is pictured first- she has her own sense of style, and only chooses to take on roles that challenge particular stereotypes. For instance, she was offered the role of Bella Swan for the Twilight series- but she wasnt really feelin it. Even though it would have made her exponentially more wealthy and famous, she turned it down because she did not like the character she was cast to be. BOSS.
Gwen Stefani- need I say more?
Misty Copeland- This woman is everything. She is the first African American soloist for the American Ballet Theatre, started dancing when she was 13, and even though she does not have the typical body type of the Balanchine dancer, she is so talented and positive that ABT couldnt even stop her.
Etta James- perfection. Talent, strength, and beauty. I am overwhelmed just thinking about how many challenges she had to face. But her challenges just made her stronger and fueled even more artistry and passion.
The Look Good…Feel Better program is truly incredible- check out their mission statement- if you are a makeup professional or just interested in getting involved, volunteer!
Thanks to Zooey for telling me about this organization!
Behind the scenes to continue Luke Woodford’s Abandoned Fashion Series in the UK…
After our little trip in Belgium to shoot with designer Malgorzata Dudek we continue the series of images in this time in the UK at a beautiful abandoned building, it was super sunny and a more calmer location to work at, the Belgium shoot we had to climb hills in the bad weather and all sorts!
To keep with the theme of the concept and using the same beautiful clothes I kept the make up & hair exactly the same however I changed the eyes bringing more detail and drama with fine feather lines and dots, what was good about re creating this look is how I can improve it from last time- better products to make it look more whiter, more durable products and how I can make the makeup complement the clothes better. I really do prefer this makeup look from the first look I created.
This concept has now ended and will be in a 10 page spread and make front cover for a magazine that sells in Selfridges and Harrods. I can’t wait to reveal the final images and see them in print. I am now off to The Lake District with Luke Woodford in a few weeks time for a new concept and new shoot for another magazine so I am starting to plan for that now.
Did you prefer this look or the one I did before?