We shot this super cute sailor story for Mumsense magazine back in January at Perseverance Works.
Photographer: Ian Boddy
Stylist: Gea Pereira
Hair and Make up: Carol Morley
Illustrations: Julian Mosedale.com
Ok , time for some Grooming tips for the boys...i have spent many man hours moisturising and grooming the faces of many for photoshoots as you can see on this blog , so here's what i have learnt along the way. If its so obvious, why do so many men suffer shave burn ? I am often asked to recommend products , and some of my favorites are by Kiehls.1.Wash hair first to remove oils and dry skin. Try using a gentle facial scrub such as Kiehls Facial Fuel Energising scrub.
On a freezing cold day in East London we shot Max Irons for the cover of E.S. Magazine at the Shepherdess cafe in City Road, son of Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack , look out for him in 'Red Riding Hood ' opening in cinemas from 15th April .The photographer was Hamish Brown and i used grooming products by Aveda.
I dug out my old shoot polaroid book today from under a cloud of dust, it rarely sees the light of day any more thanks to digital technology. It hasn't been updated in a long time. We are all loving Hipstamatic on the i phone but nothing beats the real thing . I especially love the lingerie shoot which was shot by Craig Fordham.
None of us has enough time in the day, but get in to the habit of doing your beauty treatments when you are doing your chores. Don't even think about doing the hoovering or cleaning the oven at home without putting on a face mask [or even a hair mask or eye mask.]While this may sound frightfully old school, the new products certainly aren't. I am not going to give you a recipe involving egg whites and seaweed , though it would probably work wonders, as this is a time saving tip. I am in the habit of trying all the new products , but these are 3 i am currently using : 1:Shu Uemura Phyto -black lift for anti aging /lifting. 2: Aveda Deep Cleansing Herbal Clay Masque for deep cleansing of pores.3: Sisley Flower Gel Express Gel for hydrating, toning and firming. To maximize benefits, always apply to clean, exfoliated and ideally steamed skin, leave for approx 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Shooting a beauty story at The Grove Spa today. No time for drawings today though. Its a place with a beach in the middle of a walled garden, giant plaster walnuts, square trees , bejewelled bras, topiary giraffes, video installations, black swimming pools amongst the golf courses .Beautiful.
Amongst a collection that veers between high glamour and hippy smocks is this slightly geek chic kooky girly dress by Just Cavalli . Check out the rest of the collection for mismatched prints, trouser suits,tweed,romper suits,patchwork,lambswool parkas and snakeskin. Everything goes.