Penny from Tigerlily Weddings had a dream. She wanted to create a platform to showcase the best of UK’s talent in the wedding industry and beyond. After months and months of hard work, her efforts has paid off, and Love Scarlett was born.
Love Scarlett is a beautifully designed online journal, featuring a team of people, including fitness instructors, sommeliers, photographers, DJs, and hair and make-up artists, to name a few. By letting the normally ‘behind-the-scenes’ wedding suppliers have a platform, Love Scarlett aims to educate and enlighten people, whether they’re getting married, or just want to be inspired.
I’m proud to be one of the partners, you could view some of my work on the journal here, here, and here. I will also be doing more how-to’s, shoots and events with the team, including workshops, so keep an eye out for them!
I hope that Love Scarlett will inspire you as much as it inspires me. I’m looking forward to watching this precious flower grow.
Recently I’ve been involved in a lot of exciting projects which I’m pleased to share with you. The year is drawing to an end, and I’m so privileged to have worked among the industry’s finest!!
You might remember my post on Jasmine Star’s Workshop a while ago. It has since been published in the December/January issue of Wedding Magazine, one of the biggest publications in the wedding industry.
Dashing Magazine is a brand new online magazine designed for the ‘stylish and spirited girl’, and is the brainchild of Fanni, Josie and Charley. I was asked to do a sixties-inpired photoshoot with the Wonderwoman Emma Case, check out the story here (our shoot is on page 70 – 77) Be sure to subscribe to the magazine, it’s full of beautiful content, and has such a fresh design, perfect for lunchtime reads!!!
See Hear, a program by the BBC focusing on the deaf community, did a feature on the amazing photographer, Ashton Jean-Pierre’s work. Kat from Rock ‘n Roll Bride asked me to do her (and husband Gareth’s!) hair and make-up, as they were the models for the shoot. Ashton mainly shoots in film, I simply love the raw quality of his work! You could check out the full shoot here, and the program on BBC iPlayer here.
A while ago Penny from Tigerlily Weddings asked me if I’d like to become involved in a shoot she’s planning for Miss Bush Bridal, a fabulous bridal boutique in Surrey, to showcase the new Jenny Packham collection. She wanted to do 5 looks, with an editorial edge to it (nothing frou-frou about this one!) The beautiful dresses worked perfectly in this majestic setting, and Penny decided on a doll theme as inspiration. Everyone on the team complemented each other’s style on the shoot, and it was such a pleasure to work on something that flows so well!
I was responsible for the hair on the shoot (see the full contributor list below)
Here’s how I created the looks:
For the Hippie Doll I firstly tonged the hair, then brushed it out with my fingers to create a ‘worn-in’ wave.
I wanted to keep a bit of movement throughout the Sexy Doll’s hair, so I softly curled the ends, then backcombed the crown area for volume.
For the Vintage Doll I first set the model’s hair in rollers, then ‘roped’ it, and pinned the ringlets in varying sizes for a softer feel.
The Rock Doll’s hair: I shook out her Hippie Doll hair, backcombed the crown, brushed it over a hair rat (a hairpiece used to bulk out hair!) and pinned it into a bouffant.
The Audrey Doll’s hair was pinned up in a Breakfast in Tiffany’s styled updo, but I kept some texture in the look to keep it soft.
Please take a look at the full shoot on Love My Dress and the brilliant photographer, Eddie Judd’s blog.
A while ago I met up with Josie from Savoir Weddings, she had incredible ideas for a inspirational photoshoot and wanted me to get involved. I left that Brixton Cafe inspired, that lady sure knows how to get that right! In short, we were planning to do a romantic shoot with two girls, in a Marie Antoinette meets Jane Austen shoot, but without any clichéd macaron-scoffing-tea-drinking happenings. We wanted to push the boundaries a bit, and I think everyone complemented each other beautifully!
Josie got a dream team involved (full list at the end of post) and one sunny morning in August we set off to Peckham Rye Park to do the shoot. What started out as a idea over a bottle of cider, ended up being an amazing high-end shoot without any fluff, and I’m proud to share it with you! Everyone understood the brief perfectly, and I’m a very lucky girl to have worked with true professionals!
I have selected a few images of hair and make-up, but please click HERE and HERE for more!
So it’s been a while since my last post (sorry!) but I just thought that rather than posting something that has been said before in other beauty blogs, I had to work on what people actually WANT to see. (Feel free to rant, babble, spill your dreams in the comments!)
Ok, so there are BIG THINGS happening in the near future, all will be revealed soon! In the meantime, why don’t you check out the sneak preview of the Rock n Riot shoot I did with Rock ‘n Roll Bride? A full list of suppliers and more about the day of awesomeness will be released soon, but here is a iPhone pic I took:
In similarly exciting news, I’ve been asked to do the make-up for Jasmine Star‘s UK workshop in July!!! For those of you who don’t know, this amazing photographer has taken the world by storm with her workshops on branding, and for the first time, she will be in London for an inspiring day, sharing her experiences and helping other photographers improve their brands.
I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing project, and can’t wait to share my experience!
Ok, so here’s what I need from you…
I have already asked on twitter earlier what people would like to read on a wedding hair and make-up blog (things that haven’t been repeated over and over again!) Now is your chance to help build the blog into something useful for future brides… so…. GO!!!
My Boyfriend’s Jeans is a project I’ve been working on with photographers Kirill Kuletski and Aiga Ozo. Shot at their studio, London Fields Studio, it’s a quirky take on menswear on girls. Check out the full series on their website: www.londonfieldsstudio.com. Clothing by Trousers London, an amazing high-end fashion label focusing on denim for men. (How awesome are these babies?)
My Boyfriend’s Jeans
Photographers: Kirill Kuletski & Aiga Ozo @ London Fields Studio
Model: Anastasia @ Elite, Kristine & Margarita