Friday, 4 March 2011

VOLT: HOMAGE TO THE 90S

Finally got my hand on the images for a shoot I did for VOLT magazine which is out now! The brief was a tongue-in-cheek homage to the fashion images of the 90s supermodels. My era! Instantly, photos of the runway queens like Linda, Naomi, Cindy, Kate, Stephanie, Carla, Helena & co popped into mind! 

I grew up with these women branded into my memory. Lifted super arched brows, loads of contouring, nude colours, all melding into a heady, sexy and cheeky mix. Obviously we now have the benefits of high-tech makeup formulas that eliminates all the heaviness of cosmetics in the 90s. And bearing that in mind, I really wanted to create modern and sexy looks that still kept the cheekiness and frivolity of the 90s.

Below are the my 4 favourites of the shoot. 










Photographer: Emma Tempest

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful images and BEAUtiful make up as always!
    xoxox

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  2. As always, you're too kind and thanks for having a look Miss H! x

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  3. ooh! Familiar! Bottom left is my fave!

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  4. all are BEAUTiFuLL but I've got to say my Fav is the one under the water Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Keep up the good work (-;

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  5. Thanks Charlie, isn't it hilarious that all the elements of 90s makeup still resonates in us? Shudders! Thanks Rocio, I love that one too! Pain in the bum as u will know I am sure that underwater anything is so hard to maintain, especially hot water! XX

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  6. Tell me about it. We need a video recorder there to track all your magic you do on each makeup. I wish i was tiny bee to get into the studio and watch all the process and learn from you! damn (0;

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  7. Haha ahhh what happens at a shoot, stays at the shoot hon. You should know that too! Hehe xx

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  8. Love, love, love the shot in the bottom left with the model partially submerged in the water. Beautiful! x

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  9. Bottom left Very Cindy!!! 90'S Makeup looks beautiful!! im always on awe over your work Mr!!! Very inspired right about now!!!!!

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  10. Ta Leanne! Yeah that was hard to maintain, the water was scalding and I had to keep going in to retouch the makeup. Worth it though eh? xx

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  11. You got it Wowza! It was modern take on the 90s look. Thank you for your very kind words! XX

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  12. *sigh* I love this collection of looks! I never honestly thought 90's make-up would make a return so soon and yet...!

    These shots have made me fall in love with 90's make-up : ) I love the eyebrows and that red on the lips in the top right photo - meow!

    Amanda x

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  13. Hehe Amanda, I think the 90s never left! There's so many elements of that era in makeup still. I love it as it was the time I really started and I still use techniques from that era today, although in modern ways. I'm glad you like the images. Thank you! x

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  14. so beautiful. I love the first image- I'm a sucker for heart shapes, but I adore the bottom right image, those lips are so sensual. fabulous work as always!

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  15. Oh Anais was so sexy but yet innocent, the kind of sexiness that comes from youth and natural beauty! Thanks for the lovely comment and taking the time to have a look! X

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