Last week that crazy heat wave we were having struck during a major photoshoot I was working on with Belle Bridal Magazine. Working on set on the hottest day of the year was certainly challenging but getting to see the location in all its glory in the sunshine, the gorgeous lavender sunsets and the incredible work the team pulled together made it all worth it. Not to mention all the laughs, wine and cheese we had along the way!
Our set for the few days was the magnificent Chateau Challain, a perfect fairytale chateau in the south western region of France. Built in 1854 by one of the most renowned...
Back in late June I was delighted to have the pleasure of being the make-up artist for Catherine and Charlie's wedding day. Below are some of the photos of the day taken by Katy Melling which beautifully showcase what a lovely day it was. Lartington Hall was the perfect setting with its bright and classic interiors and gardens which you can see have been captured perfectly in these idyllic shots.
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It's wonderful to see Catherine beaming with joy whilst getting ready, I created an elegant flawless base for her with rosy nude tones on the lips and cheeks which paired nicely...
On the 21st of June I was delighted to be part of the team making the day special for Sophie and Dan. The day reception was held at Yorebridge House is a 5 Star boutique Hotel surrounded by the luscious greenery of the Yorkshire Dales. It provides two stunning rooms with panoramic views over Dales or the lawns. Sophie and Dan both being employees of the venue knew all to well what a perfect setting it would be to celebrate after a ceremony in a local church.
The day was a delight, and photographer Joel Skingle captured that delight perfectly. Here I am sharing with you a selection of his images...
Last week saw the launch party of END. x Moncler Genius Palm Angels, which means I can now share with you the shoot I worked on with END. and photographer Sophie Lobban! END. Clothing is a global menswear retailer known for its expertly curated edit of luxury fashion, emerging designers and exclusive sport & streetwear. This launch was to feature the ultra stylish street-ready pieces from the Moncler Genius collection 8 Moncler Palm Angels with Francesco Ragazzi. These effervescent pieces capture the essences of youthfulness and LA skater culture so all that was necessary make-up wise was to create...
Collectible Dry is an online platform focused on fashion, art and beauty content which reputes itself for its unendorsed points of view and being a place where meaning prevails over an overload of the repeatable. They also create fantastic content for their magazine which has just launched it's Issue 11, inside the pages of which you can find an ultra stylish Kenzo editorial I created the make-up looks for. Take a look below for the Images, what I used and what Kenzo pieces the models are wearing!
What I Used:
Rose printed taffeta Taffeta...
Here's a look inside the latest Belle Bridal Magazine for a modern monochromatic editorial to showcase Danish Label Lilly Bridal. Studio for the day was The Secret Tower, a historic gate tower built between 1265 & 1307 as part of Newcastle's city wall which now serves as a super stylish wedding venue.
Take a peek below to see a few close ups of the contemporary make-up I created for this brief.
For this Look I used:
Foundation & Concealer - Veil Cover Cream
Eyes - L'Oreal
Blusher & Lipstick - Suqqu
Keep scrolling for the full spread from inside the pages...
Today we're taking a sneak peak into the pages of Unveiled Magazine issue 11 for the Sakura Bloom fashion editorial by Kristos Kabiotis. I loved working on this chinoiserie inspired editorial with the setting of Lartington Hall providing the perfect backdrop to showcase the gorgeous 'Power of Love' collection of gowns by Caroline Castigliano.
In keeping with the brief I created a timeless chic look with flawless blended skin that complemented the elegance of the shoot. To create this I used Charlotte Tilbury's Exagger-Eyes eye shadow palette as well as their Pillow Talk lipstick and blushers,...
After spending a week catching my breath and getting back up to speed with my work back here in the UK I wanted to take time to post a final peak into my life during show season. As always with its been a busy yet rewarding few weeks, I'm always grateful for the opportunity to work on teams with talented creatives refining my skills and creating my signature perfected skin looks for the designers.
Here are some pictures from behind the scenes in London, Milan and Paris which capture a day in the life of Jo on catwalk shows. From a rare day off in sunny Paris to garment close ups and snaps of products...
It's that super busy time of the year again for me working backstage at fashion week this February in London and Milan with Paris quickly approaching. Here are some final make-up looks so far from teams I have been working with and proud to be a part of, I hope you enjoy them!
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Some BTS shots for my first show in London working in a team with Maria Comparetto using REN.
A very colourful London show on which I helped create 'kaleidoscope eye' looks on a team with Maria Comparetto using Suqqu. Products used included the Blooming...
Available now for pre-order is the most beautiful edition yet of Belle Bridal Magazine, their 300 page 10th anniversary collectors issue! I am so proud to be one of the creatives that has been working with them for years now and to be part of celebrating this amazing magazine turning 10 years old. It was a wonderful day working with an amazing team and I hope you love the cover and what's soon to be revealed inside as much as I do. If you remember not so long ago I was in Morocco working on a breath taking shoot, all of which will be uncovered finally in these pages too.
Watch this space for more...