Archive for the ‘models’ tag
As you all know, we’ve been introducing Anna’s Autumn-Winter 2010 collection to the website over the past few weeks. Anna always gets numerous complements on the way that the models on the website are styled. So we thought we’d give you a little behind-the-scenes peek at the hair and make-up artistry that goes into the photo shoot. We’ve worked with the lovely and talented Julia Krajnakova for the past several shoots and she was kind enough to share her secrets with us. I do love it when she gets technical!
To create an overall natural look, some of my favourite cosmetic brands are Laura Mercier, By Terry, Chantecaiile, Shu Uemera, Christian Dior and Estee Lauder.
I always start by cleansing and moisturising as a skin prep is important for a natural skin glow. To refresh and clean the skin, I used A Rose Delight, the rose gel cleanser from By Terry. On both Gina and Natalie, I used a light moisturiser from Chantecaille called Flower Harmonizing Cream, suitable for any skin type. I followed it with a primer with sunscreen in colour Beige by Shu Uemura.
On Gina: I started with the water-based foundation no. 763 by Shu Uemera and Estee Lauder’s no. 2 concealer. I dusted her face with loose-set powders: Poudre Eclat mineral powder with fine pigments and no. 2 skin enhancer, Glowing Rose, both from By Terry. I achieved a slightly bronzed, healthy glow with Laguna bronzer by Nars. For her cheek colour, I chose a peachy-pink blush from Shu Uemera’s limited edition palette.
For the eye shadow, I went for the Cocoa Rose matte eye colour duo from Laura Mercier; it includes the pale pink colour I used on the eyelids and the deep brown colour blended in the eye creases. To define Gina’s eyes I used Night-Blue gel eyeliner by Shu Uemera and just dotted it along the bottom lashes to create thicker lash line. Her eyebrows I enhanced with the light brown colour from Sebastian’s eyebrow palette.
Only a couple of coats of Long Lash Mascara by Laura Mercier for bringing out the eyelashes. Then I finished off her skin with the fabulous non-sticky Baume De Rose with spf 15 for extra moisture and a sheen of light-reflecting prisms.
Finally, to add definition to Gina’s lips, I used Nuance lip liner by Chantecaille. To add an extra pink colour to the lips I dabbed with my fingers a bit of Laura Mercier’s Camellia shade of lipstick.
On Natalie: I used Laura Mercier’s oil-free moisturising foundation in Toffee Bronze and mixed it with Estee Lauder’s Medium-Deep concealer to get an even skin tone. I then dusted her face with a loose powder in Radiant Beige from By Terry and bronzed all over with YSL no. 4 Iridescent Sun bronzer. To add a bit of pink to Natalie’s cheeks, I applied By Terry’s Blush-Expert in colour Sexy Rose no.1.
On Natalie’s eyes I used mixture of lilac and purple colours. I love the Party Monster lilac eye shadow by Nars. I applied a creamy eyeshadow by Mousson on the inner corners of the eye to give an instant brightening effect. On the outer corners, I blended the deeper purple colour Tanzanite by Chantecaille. Black gel eyeliner by Shu Uemera added extra definition to the eyes and Christian Dior’s Black Out waterproof mascara thickened the lashes. I defined her lips with Impression lip liner by Chantecaille and then applied the pale nude lip colour Promiscuous by Nars.
Throughout the day, I added By Terry’s Lacque de Rose no. 6. purple sheer lip-balm for touch-ups. This colour soon became the signature statement colour of the shoot. By the end of the day, everyone tried some on and we took a photo of the whole team!
All products can be purchased in Selfridges, Liberty and Harrods with By Terry cosmetics available exclusively at Space NK.
Read more about Julia’s craft as a make-up artist on the Julia K Blog
The body of gorgeous plus size model Laura Wells has been used to create the lingerie mannequins for Australian deparment store Myer and David Jones. The mannequins are an Australian size 16 and a D cup and will promote the Berlei Curves lingerie range.
This is exciting news. Surely it will be nice for women to see mannequins of a more realistic size in this particular store and hopefully in more stores to come.
It’s also exciting news for Anna Scholz as we plan to use Laura Wells for our upcoming photoshoot for the Spring-Summer 2011 collection! So you’ll be seeing lots more of Laura’s lovely curves.
This is a great little spread from the August issue of Cosmopolitan Australia. Courtney and Laura Wells are both models but because Laura is plus-size, these sisters are usually kept separate in the fashion mags due to their different sizes.
The sisters have explained that they grew up in the same house and ate the same food but ended up different sizes and with different labels.
Here they model the latest trends on their different bodies.
To read more, click here.
Lucy Freeman has modelled for Anna Scholz several times over the past few seasons. She has a versatile look and a fabulous personality that shine through in her photographs.
She wrote us recently to talk about what she has been up to and her current fashion fetishes and style inspirations.
I’ve been feeling very summery of late (thank you, British weather, for finally relenting and bringing us some glorious sunshine!) and in line with that, my whole wardrobe has undergone quite the transformation.
Taking inspiration from Mad Men (Cristina Hendricks is a voluptuous goddess in my humble opinion) I mixed vintage pieces with high street and have some fabulous outfits ready to be unleashed on my next evening out or weekend jaunt!
Key pieces included floral and argyle-style fitted cardigans, polka dot and simple blouses/shirts and a-line and full skirts to create that hourglass shape so perfect for us curvy ladies!
Also, in an attempt to jazz up my usually lazy hairstyling (I often just let my long hair hang as is), I’ve also been taken in by the myriad of silk scarves in vintage stores. I highly recommend the shop To Be Worn Again in Brighton for scarves and for gorgeous, one-of-a-kind dresses and skirts.
Another great find, thanks to friends’ word-of-mouth, is LouLou Loves You, which I first came across on an underwear hunt but which has branched out to much, much more, including these beautiful floral headbands.
If you’re a lover of vintage-inspired fashion and retro originals, I also follow the blog of the wonderful ladies of French Kiss Vintage. I follow them on Twitter too, as they have competitions where you can win one-off pieces to brighten up your wardrobe!
View more of Lucy’s gorgeous portfolio!
Crystal Renn looks amazing in V Magazine’s issue #66, “The Sexy Body Issue,” which celebrates breasts, bums and general centrefoldiness.
Hitting newsstands July 8th, “The Sexy Body Issue” highlights 50 of the world’s most bangin’ bodies, as seen by Mario Testino, Willy Vanderperre, Glen Luchford, Arny Freytag, and more.
From blog contributor, Rinki Saggu
With all the buzz in the media lately about the emergence of the plus-size model, it seems the debate and/ or celebration has been focused on female models. But, of course, body image issues aren’t just limited to women.
The latest issue of Fantastic Man, an indie men’s fashion magazine, contains a photo spread featuring less-than-waif-like men, complete with bellies, chunky arms, and rounded bums. “A series of stylistic suggestions for bold summer fashions to be worn by gentlemen of quite marvelous shape,” reads the shoot’s subhead.
One of FM’s founders, Jop van Bennekom (who has taken a break from publishing Butt Magazine) said in an interview, “There wasn’t a magazine out there—a men’s magazine—that felt contemporary and for us. We couldn’t identify with all the models being used in magazines, all the 12-year-olds . . ..”
Is the body image debate just as relevant for male models? Should there be more attention on plus-size male models? Does a man’s beer belly count as “sexy curves?”
What do you think?
We’re loving the latest issue of Iconography Magazine which they’ve named “The Thickest Issue Ever.”
It’s a special themed issue chock full of plus size fashion and players in the plus size fashion industry.
“This issue of Iconography couldn’t have come at a better time,” writes contributor Poet Taylor. “I can finally show my niece and her friends that beauty comes in every shape and size and there is no one prototype for beauty…. We are models, actresses, TV/radio broadcasters, platinum selling artists too, and the list goes on.”
The Thickest Issue includes interviews with actress and comedienne, Erica Watson, as well as with cuvy model Liris Crosse (who has personally coined the term “thique-ness”). It features various plus size designers, reports on runway shows and several lovely fashion spreads.
To see more of this fab magazine, visit: http://issuu.com/iconographythemag/docs/www.iconographythemagazine.com
The Chanel Resort 2010 show was held in Saint-Tropez this year.
Many were pleased with the casting of Crystal Renn, including André Leon Talley, columnist for Vogue.com. “Lagerfeld had cast the show with a slightly more curvaceous model named Crystal Renn, not seen on any Chanel catwalk before,” Talley wrote. “This in itself was groundbreaking for the house, but there was also the return of personality models encouraged to be themselves instead of robotic look-alikes.”
We agree: Crystal looks beautiful and natural.
To view the complete collection, visit Style.com.
To read Talley’s complete “Talley Ho!” article, visit Vogue.com.