Photography Efi Zachou styling Alex Putz, Hair and Make up Victoria Bond http://www.victoriabond.co.uk Model Alex @ Select.
The look I created yesterday was dark and sexy taking references from the supermodels in the nineties. In fact this was the time I started to notice fashion so it was reminiscent of my teens pouring over Vogue magazines in my bedroom.
Pau had simply gorgeous skin with a lovely little smattering of freckles that I wanted to highlight and not cover, I used Mac’s Face and body foundation in c3 as it has a really sheer coverage. If the skins good don’t put too much on it! I used Laura Mercier camouflage concealer on the under eye and to highlight I set the base with Mac’s Prep and prime making sure this was blended in with a large soft brush.
This look is all about the eye and brow. I started with the brow exaggerating it and defining it with Illamasqua’s brow cake in glaze which gave a nice dark finish. I then started on the eye I used a Bourjois Kohl pencil on the water line top and bottom I then used an angled brush to really get the kohl into the lash line and just below. I then applied Mac cream colour base in Antique gold to the lid and into the socket line I then used Nars cream eyeshadow in gold rush to the front of the eye and tear duct I bumped up the colour with a Mac gold eye shadow in the centre of the eye. Using another cream colour base in dark brown I filled in the socket line and beneath the eye I then used Mac black track on the outer part of the lid and followed with black powder to create a sexy cat eyed look.
Cheeks I used a Make up forever brown cream to contour under the cheek bone on the cheeks I used a Mac mineralize blush in peach and then highlighted with luna cream colour base.
I then curled Pau’s eyelashes and added two coats of stilla Mascara I left the eyelashes quite clumpy to make it look dirty sexy.
It’s Saturday and the weather is touch and go raining then shinning to think for the last two weeks its been constant sunshine…..which inspired the shoot… Pete finally arrives at Didcot train station so I go and pick him up as I live in a rural area public transport isn’t good and cars are a necessity! I don’t think Didcot has ever seen anything like Mr Breen before and as usual he causes quite a stir dressed head to toe in black bar a fur coat with hair bigger than the Eiffel tower he trots over to my car with all his equipment for tomorrow.
We have known each other a long time and Pete is one of my oldest and most dearest friends. ‘Weather’ I say ‘I know’ Pete says we need a back up plan… I have been thinking that this might be an issue so I suggest we use the Officers Mess which is an interesting backdrop, it’s old fashioned and quite baroque but has rather beautiful opulent wallpaper (you wouldn’t want it in your house) The place has angles that’s all you need to know.
I decide to take Pete to Swyncombe wood as a possible out door location as it’s sheltered and quite beautiful. Pete has already mentioned that he would like to shoot in a field full of rapeseed and as luck would have it the wood is surrounded by said fields. Pete is really impressed and assumes I planned this. Pete takes some shots and is really inspired he gets me to ‘model’ I look a complete idiot and very pregnant, its hard to do whimsical when your thirty four months gone. So I bound around the wood like a fairy elephant lets hope the models have a little more elegance than me!
So we have our outdoor location now we need a back up plan an indoor location…To the mess…actually the mess turns out to be amazing with lots of natural light beautiful, we both feel a little better about the shoot now as we do have a plan B!