When I got the magazine in the mail and saw the image staring out at me from the front page, can you imagine how ecstatic I was? The shoot itself took a year from planning to completion. I would wake up at night to jot down details and when we finally shot it, what a breathe of freedom! Here’s a look at the editorial and behind the scenes with the gorgeous Anke Hansen who delivered brilliant hair and makeup, with fantastic models Amberlie and Monika from Chadwick.
Anke handmade and styled all the hair from scratch. This woman is so absolutely phenomenal and such a perfectionist, it’s great working with an artist of such capability. I also had the immense pleasure of speaking with the bookers at Chadwick and shooting two wonderful young ladies who are professional and beautiful and rose to the occasion while I waved my arms around describing the concept. We shot over two days and here are the results:
Currently in the midst of planning some major editorials, definitely looking forward ot them!
Last September I had a weekend packed full of gorgeous models from Scene. Both beauty stories have since been published on Pulp Magazine, mighty happy with that!
Day 1 started bright and early with the arrival of Sarah Baxter (my darling makeup and hair artist), Airdrie Makim (designer of fabulous jewelery turn stylist) and models Jaimee and Laura, fresh and lovely and gorgeous. We were embarking on a story focusing on sunglasses and Airdrie brought by some utterly stunning pieces from Morrisey and Flint. I loved how naturally the girls moved including to directions such as ‘pretend you’re a new yorker’, ‘you’re too cool for school’, ‘roar like a lion’. Sarah rose to the challenge of creating all the hairstyles herself as well as flawless makeup, love this girl!
Makeup and Hair by Sarah Baxter
Models Jaimee and Laura @ Scene
Day 2. Our team for the day was Sarah (makeup), Adlena Dingnam (hair) and twins Tierney and Maddison with quintessential long blonde hair and bright blue eyes. I was so excited to be shooting twins, and mixing up names! My lesson of the day was watching how absolutely professional dear Adlena was, who despite being sick and in pain, still showed up and rocked a full day shoot. She is so utterly lovely and I believe currently blazing through London, you lucky British people! This time the focus was on nude colour palette and clean looks with stylistic hair.
Makeup by Sarah Baxter
Models Tierney and Maddison @ Scene