Monday, May 31, 2010

Who loves the pre-Raphaelite look? I do, I do!

I was wrong about the "Renaissance eyes" in Shannon's post... she's really much more of a pre-Raphaelite. See this beauty shot, followed by period paintings by Rossetti... such grace and beauty in their romantic postures. And if you are looking for a good literary mystery, try "Possession"by AS Byatt (bonus - my copy has a lovely reproduction of The Beguiling of Merlin by Edward Burne-Jones on the cover).

Photo of Shannon by Fred Fraser
Hair, make-up, styling by me

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Real Weddings Fashion Story

Ok, maybe "real" is a wee stretch... not only did our model not get married (after trying on so many lovely frocks), but I seriously doubt she actually has a fiance! Ah well, it's a sweet little dream of a spread and I'm pretty happy to see it out in print now. :)

hairstyling and make-up - me
photography - Evaan Kheraj
style editor - Luisa Rino @ LizBell
model - Amy @ LizBell

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sleek and tangled

Hairstyling and make-up - me
Styling - Joanna Kulpa
Photography - Fred Fraser
Model - Laura @ Next

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Unexpected beauty

Sometimes the unexpected happens. I go for tea at a favourite cafe and I'm surprised to see a new girl working there who has the most amazing long red hair (I couldn't wait to get my curling tongs on!), and eyes like a Renaissance painting. I then surprise myself, and her, by giving her my card asking her to contact me if she'd like to do a photoshoot (which she's never done before).

I never have the courage to just approach strangers, so I am not expecting a response, but then she contacts me to say she's in.

But the real surprise was the result... the unexpected beauty of these fashion portraits shot by Fred on the large format film camera.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Things that make me smile

 How can you resist... watch and listen... and smile.

I want this life.

ps thanks to The Block, where I first saw it.