Tuesday, 31 July 2012

1920's Hair and Make Up Transformation

A couple of weeks ago around about 10.30pm I decided that I wanted to try a 1920's makeup look out after seeing a really ace 'modernised' 1920's shoot.

You heard me, 10.30pm. Inspiration takes us at odd hours sometimes.

I am in love with the 'faux bob' too, so for me this was just the time to try the makeup and hair together at once.

You must excuse the before photo, this is the makeup free, glasses-less Amy that not that many get to see (thankfully). But I wanted to post this photo to show the transformation, and everyone likes a transformation right?


Foundation: MAC Studio Fix
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay (Naked Palette)
Lips: MAC Chilli

For the eyebrows I soaped over them so I could draw them higher - I've always wanted to try this!


Easy. I tied it back in a very loose ponytail and tucked it under at the neck.

My husband described this look as 'pantomime' and maybe it is, but I still like it. I just need to find an occassion to wear it.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Zombie Wedding - A 1980's Undead Musical Spectacular

You may have possibley heard mummerings from my Twitter or Facebook that I'm designing and creating the hair for a new musical called Zombie Wedding.

I really am very excited about this! There's singing (from some stunning voices), zombies and it's based in the 1980's (crimpers at the ready!), what is there not to like? If you want to know more click on the link above, you can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook too.

The play is going to be performed for the first time in the UK on 18th and 19th October this year. It was performed at the New York Fringe Festival last year.

It is going be be performed here, at the Gorleston Pavillion. I visited it for the first time today and it is beautiful, a hidden gem! It's a great little theatre and you watch the play seated round tables for that cabaret feel. Look at the sun shining!

I think that there is going to be a real buzz about this play, plus there's lots of other exciting things happening around it, but I can reveal no more! If you want to keep up to date with all the Zombie happenings then you can follow the blog on their website. 

Sunday, 15 July 2012

My Favourite Behind the Scenes Photos

Today I decided that I just had to sort my folders out on my computer. I have so many photos now I just had to get them in order.

I was organising a 'Behind the Scenes' folder and as I was doing so I came across photos I had forgotten about and just love. They bought back some great memories, so I thought I'd share a few of them with you here.

I have always loved this photo. I love Cher's pink hair and stripy top and how you can see all the other people on the shoot in the mirrorsi n the background. I'm loving that massive cactus as well!
I could have posted all of the Behind the Scenes photos of this one, they all came out so well. Here we are in the Assembly House, Norwich shooting a Marie Antoinette inspired project.
This was taken before the fashion show at Norwich Fashion Week 2011. There was such a great atmosphere going on in the salon and Meriels hair here (as is obvious!) was massive. I just love how she is causally checking her phone with such wild hair!
This is Molly, she was one of the participants on a Vintage Make Over TV Pilot I was involved in. She looked like a film star. I was so please with how this photo came out.
This is at a vintage bridal shoot stylist Fabulous Miss K did with photographer Andi Sapey. This wasn't Hollies usual style at all and it suited her so well. I took this on my photo with the Vignatte app and I think it looks like a genuinely old photo. Beautiful.
This photo cracks me up! This was taken in the afternoon before we did a styling demonstration named 'Modern Vintage' last year. I'd love to have know what the people walking by outside thought about this!  

Here are Robyn and I on a shoot for photographer Tatum Reid. It was the middle of winter here and the models were in bridal dresses. But here I am snug and warm, I was not jealous of them!

Yes, I know, I know, very childish! Nothing funny was going on here, I think they were just trying to sort a bustle out or something, at least that's what I was told. This shoot was such a laugh and we got some brilliant images!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Iona's Wedding

I absolutley love my clients sending me photos of them on their big day with the hairstyle that I designed and created for them.

My client Iona sent me these photos and they really bought a tear to my eye, have you ever seen anyone look so incredably happy?  I really wanted to share these with you.

Thank you Iona form sending me these beautiful photos.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Behind the Scenes - 1960's Editorial Shoot

Here are some photos from my shoot this weekend gone with Camilla Felgate from behind the scenes.

Camilla decided to shoot in Bungay (yes, I know, before I lived in Norfolk I sniggered at the name too - it's pronounced Bun-gy) a quaint and beautiful village on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Part of the reason I love this part of the world so much is because of cute little places like this!

I can't wait to see Camilla's shots. Also, thanks to the lovely models Esme and Alicia who were fantastic.

Above: photo by Camilla
Below: In the car on the way to our location

We were so lucky to find this flower delivery lorry. I can't wait to see the shots from this!

At the end of a shoot you just gotta have cake, right?