Hey guys!! How you doing?? I know its been a while so please excuse me… I have been extremely busy but its all good as I now have loads of content to write about!! I am really excited about this post as I am going a bit retro and going back in time. I won’t be able to show everything in one post so staying true to my tradition, I have created a series called Testing Reloaded part 1.
When creatives in fashion say “I’m doing a test shoot today” or “I’m testing today”, it means that a team is collaborating unpaid to invest in their own personal and professional growth, we have to keep our standards high and our books updated. We have to consistently update our portfolios and with the help of the internet, our work can be seen all over the world and is easily accessible.
For Testing Reloaded, I have compiled some pictures of previous shoots, from the very beginning of me deciding to do my true passion and follow my dream by being a session hairstylist, which is exactly what I wanted to do when I picked up an issue of Vogue and I wanted to do the front cover at the age of 17.
Some of these pictures full stories can be found on my site and published online and on collaborators websites. So in this post I have put links to other sites and my own site for you to see all sides to the story. I have also supplied some links on where you can purchase the tools and the products I have used in some of the looks.
I’m calling this Vulnerable as these two pics are from the first time myself, Serena Locatelli (makeup artist) and Rhian Cox (photographer) all worked on a collaboration together, the next time we all worked together our work got published in VOGUE.
PORTRAITS OF AN UNTOLD FAIRYTALE
Photographer: Rhian Cox http://rhiancox.com/
Makeup Artist: Serena Locatelli https://twitter.com/serenalocatelli
Published: Photo Vogue http://www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/Portfolio/189655fa-7fb3-4f9b-b92a-e03afa266053/Image
We have worked on many projects after this!
The Scene was a shoot that I directed, styled and also did the hair. It wasn’t for any submission to a magazine, it was strictly to update my work for my website and we had a glorious time. As it was middle of the winter and we were shooting outside, it was only right that we had flasks of mulled wine which started us just right and it really set the mood. We started shooting on my road and finished in the trendy area of London… Brick Lane.
Photographer: Vijay Jethwa http://www.portfolio-studio.com/i/#_main
Makeup Artist: Sophia Danielle http://www.instagram.com/sophsophmua
Full story: http://www.sharon-robinson.co.uk/portfolio/the-scene/
SUITS YOU MISS
This story came by Jeri Ali the model who needed some new work on her portfolio and I approached her to do a test with one of the teams that I have worked with before. We wanted a strong fashion story so I came up with the theme of androgyny as none of us had this sort of work on our books. We got it published in FRUKmagazine.
Model: Jeri Ali https://www.instagram.com/jeriali/
Photographer: Roberto Mccormick http://www.robertomccormick.com
Stylist: Sarah Mulindwa https://www.instagram.com/sarahmstyling/
Makeup Artist: Abbie May http://abbiemay.com
Full Story: http://www.frukmagazine.com/suits-you-miss/
For all of these shoots I used L’oreal Professional products and my tools that I used were BaByliss Pro, Parlux and Denman which can all be found at the below links
Loreal Techni Art Pli which is a great hair prep!!
Babyliss Pro Crimper which I used for the fist 2 shoots in this post
Parlux hairdryer which is the brand that I have used since the beginning of my career
Denman anti static comb, one of the best combs ever made
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did and don’t forget to follow all the links and if you want to purchase any of the tools and the products then just look slightly above and there are some links for you!!!
But for now
over and out
Peace and Love Always