Bridal, Galleries, Hair Stories, Makeup Stories

Naturalista CEO of Afro Source Stacy …. Bridal Makeup Story

Well, where do we begin?! I was contacted by Stacy, because she is a Naturalista, she was looking for a makeup artist that had the same ethics as her in terms of being conscious of ingredients and ethical values. Stacy is the CEO of Afro Source so she is well clued up on what to expect in terms of products.Stacy&Laura-9

“Having recently celebrated my 10 year wedding anniversary I can well and truly say I’ve got wedding fever” – Helen Leonard

Stacy&Laura-10At her trial we decided that whilst Natural and Organic products are great for day to day wear, some of the makeup just doesn’t have the lasting power and finish needed to achieve her flawless Bridal look, so we decided to widen our product spectrum, but they still had to be Cruelty Free and Vegan.

 

 

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For her hair and makeup look Stacy wanted to stay true to herself and not conform to what some might call the ‘norm’ in Bridal hair and makeup. With inspiration from Solange’s wedding look and a splash of Janelle Monae we were set for a truly unique Bridal look that was totally Stacy. We decided on browns and golds for her eyes, with a bit of purple along lower lash line. Stacy is one of those lucky ladies that can pull off red lipstick like they were born with with, so for her lips we naturally went with red lipstick. Stacy’s hair was combed out and shaped into a nice ‘POW’ Afro…. no extensions required 🙌

 

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I think we can all agree that Stacy looked absolutely amazing for her big day, not only   that but we stayed true to her and her personally.

Check out behind the scenes footage of Stacy’s morning.

* full makeup breakdown and makeup process…. coming soon.

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Galleries, Meet the Model, Models

Meet Alisha

I first met Alisha on a group photoshoot day, The Dream Project, even with me shooting with so many other models that day, Alisha stood out to me, not only because of her striking looks but also because of her lovely personality and the fact that she is sooo down to earth, I felt like I had known her ages!

Needless to say this lead to us bouncing off each other really well which lead to us creating magic.

The following sets of images are of the shots we got that day.

Got to give it up to the amazing hair and makeup artist as well as the designers that were working on the Dream Project, Makeup Artist: Karen Messam, Hairstylist: Brenda Tukei,  Designer: Itsy Bitsy Lingerie.

After the shoot Alisha got in touch in regards to shooting some images for her portfolio and comp card, London Fashion Week was coming up to she wanted to make sure she was ready with new and up to date killer images.

We went for striking black and white images to ad dimension and variety to her portfolio, here are some of my favourites from the shoot.

I caught up with Alisha and asked her a few questions, as this is the first one of these meet the model blogs, that I will be doing regularly, I should explain that I asked these question to help other models out there, to get them inspired by seeing what real working models are up to.

 How long have you been a model?
I’ve been a model for 4 years now

Do you model full time? If not what else do you do?
I model part time, I [also] study bespoke tailoring at London college of fashion

Are you freelance or agency?
I’m a freelance model

What’s jobs has been your fav so far?
My fav jobs is having my hair cut really low by a hairstylist at windle and moodie

Where do you see yourself if 1-2 years?

I see myself as a full time model and having my clothing line set up and ready to be seen 🙂

What’s the no.1 tip you would give to up coming models?
Make sure you educate yourself before getting into the industry
Be bold confident  and don’t be ‘normal ‘

Did you use the images from your shoot with me for your comp card for London fashion week auditions?  Yes I Did!!

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Alisha’s Comp Card

 

So how did that work out for her? I hear you ask, well Miss Safo was certainly a busy girl during London Fashion Week and has been unstoppable since, follow her on Instagram @liiissha to see this black girl magic play out.

Here are some snippets from Alisha during London Fashion Week……Vogue anyone?

Did you enjoy this blog post? Stay tuned for more like this from other hardworking models, Stay Motivated & Get Inspired.

Baby, Family, Galleries

Baby Georgia

Me and mum to be Gemma had planned a maternity shoot few weeks before was due, but baby had other ideas, She obviously couldn’t wait to meet mummy and daddy and arrived 3 weeks early!

So our planned maternity shoot turned into a baby shoot, She is absolutely perfect so she definitely was ready!

I had a lovely time getting to know Gemma and Georgia whilst I was doing mummy’s hair and makeup, then is was down to business.

Like with most of my baby shoots, the shoot was done in the family home, so everybody was relaxed and just going with the flow.

I got a variety of images for the family,  from formal ones with mummy and daddy playing with Georgia, to lifestyle pictures taken just as the family are naturally interacting with each other and finally some posed baby shots.

I think you will agree, they make a gorgeous family