30 November 2012

Ginge of the Week: GRACE CODDINGTON!

Who is more deserving of the Ginger crown than the iconic fashion goddess Grace Coddington!?
Gracing a magazine cover for the first time in a long time on this weeks ID Magazine Grace shows us exactly what she's made of!

As Anna Wintour's right hand lady, she is certainly one of the most iconic Queens of the fashion industry. A natural redhead, she has kept to that glowing shade of auburn which gave her a unique edge back in her original modelling days. To get a better insight into her successful career journey, I highly recommend reading Grace's memoirs which has just recently been released. I've been reading recently, which also lead me to watching The September Issue(again!). If you haven't read her book as yet, I'm sure you will love it as much as I do. At 71 years young, she really is an inspiration and after watching her in action again, I think she lives up to her name. MX

14 June 2012

Vogue Italia Online: Irina Lazareanu

A little while back, following on from the Vogue Italia, Young Talent Event at LFW I worked on, I had the pleasure of working with Vogue Italia Online doing the makeup for a video featuring model Irina Lazareanu.

In keeping with Irina's rock chick reputation, we went for a smudged, smoky eye and minimal lip colour.  Plenty on MAC Smoulder eye pencil was used and blended in with a soft blending brush.

It was a fun day, shooting on location all around London, actually great to revisit parts of London I had almost forgotten about! This was definitely a milestone for me as Vogue Italia is one of my favourite publications of all time...

Check it out here:


Hope you like it!


03 June 2012

Summer Lovin!

Mulberry's SS 2012 campaign by Tim Walker, starring Lindsay Wixson and Frida Gustavsson captures the Summer vibe amongst a colour palette of gelato hues.

This delicate colour palette can easily translate into hair colour and is a great way to update a blonde or dip dye look in time for Summer!

09 May 2012

An Inspirational Icon- Vidal Sassoon

Today we learnt of the sad news that hairdressing's most famous icon, the legendary 
Vidal Sassoon
has passed away.

Of course his amazing legacy will live on forever as he really did revolutionize our industry. I know personally for me, especially after having the privilege of working closely with the Sassoon team and absorbing the culture he created, he did for hair & fashion what Apple has done for technology. The industry would not be what it is today without him and I am grateful for the influence he has had on my career.

RIP Mr Sassoon


04 May 2012

Fox in the City

- My first day in NYC, hanging out with my sis at one of the best places in the East Village to grab a coffee- Mudd!

It all seems a little surreal right now, maybe that's nerves mixed with jet lag?! But trust me it's a big job coordinating a trans-Atlantic move and USA isn't the easiest of countries to up and move to!

01 May 2012

A new chapter begins

Yes, I have been MIA... With good reason.....a new adventure begins!
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18 April 2012

Colour of The Year!

It's official! The colour guru's at Pantone have declared 'colour of the year' for 2012 is
Tangerine Tango
Great to see they have jumped on the Ginge train and know what's really hot or not in the world of colour!!

Ginge icon Taylor Tomasi Hill does the Tangerine Tango!

Just to explain, Pantone is the global numbering system used by designers such as graphic designers to classify the entire spectrum of colours into a numeric system followed with a descriptive name. (Same idea as how & why we classify hair colour!) Each year, they launch predictions into which colours will be on trend, which is then used by fashion, hair, furniture, product designers and the like to create fashion forward collections. From a fashion perspective, this means that colour has a major influence on what you see on the catwalks.