Tuesday, 27 March 2012

My Vintage Inspired Photoshoot

So now that my book has been written I needed to get a suitably glamorous photograph taken for use on the inside jacket. Being married to a top pin up photographer and having make up artists and hair stylists counted amongst my best friends sometimes pay dividends and last week I spent the whole day being made up, preened, lit and photographed. I had a handmade dress by designer Deborah at Shameless originals and a very lovely tiara so felt very princess like.
Throughout the day we filmed a little of the process and took lots of photographs so you can see the hard work that went into making me look like a vintage siren.
The Make Up
For a photograph like this I was definitely going for a "more is more" approach and asked my lovely friend Lilly Von Pink  for quite dramatic eyes with false eyelashes (I used the Vintage Cosmetic Company's Nancie ones) For my base I used Maybellines Dream mousse foundation and my lipstick was Rockette Red  by Vintage Pamperbox sponsor Rockalily

Here's a video clip from the beginning of the day

The naked truth-pre make up

Eyeliner being applied

False eyelashes being applied

The Hair
having not been blessed with the thickest hair I always need a lot of help to have a full mane. Lena curled my hair with a curling iron, spraying each section with elnett hairspray and then pinning It up until it was ready to be finished. Once I was fully made up and in my dress she gave me a classic victory roll in the front of my hair, lightly backcombed it at the roots and applied a hair piece to give me long mermaid style locks.
Here I am having had my eyemake up and brows done-about to have some hair magic applied.

Lena taking out my pinned hair which has already been curled
Hair piece added

Hair is sprayed to ensure it stays in place

Hair is ready-now what is it missing?

A tiara of course

And I'm ready for my close up
Strike a pose-and so the shoot begins
Here I am at the end of the shoot.Unaware of what the finished pictures will look like.

And here is one of the finished pictures!

I'm so pleased with them. I was channelling Barbra Cartland chic and think its worked very well.All I need is a white fluffy dog and I'm away!

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