December was quite a hectic month for me, running your own business can be hard at the best of times, but when you have 3 times as many orders to get through, as well as your own Christmas shopping and preparations, things can get tough.
This was a day in early December when I managed to escape from the madness for lunch at the Alchemist and a walk around the Manchester Christmas markets with my mum and her cousins.
As I was getting ready to leave, I found myself wishing I had a new coat to amp up my outfit and was overjoyed to realise that it was just about cold enough to wear this wonderful faux fur coat from last year’s winter collection for Eustratia. I had been keeping it hidden away in a garment bag so as not to risk ruining it before I had finished shooting it.
I was originally going thinking it would dress my outfit up and make it look a touch more feminine. Looking back at the photos however, I realised that paired with the braids and chainmail jewellery, it probably makes me look more like a hollywood version of a Viking queen, which I consider a happy accident.
To achieve this makeup look, I used my recently purchased Morphe 35T palette and Gerard cosmetics liquid lipstick in “invasion”.
Sequin front jeans and cardigan: Topshop
Jewellery: Richard Ayres
I’ve had a couple of busy weeks preparing for Manchester fashion week and it’s been hard to keep up with my regular routine and posts. We managed to get out just before the sun went down a couple of days ago to shoot these. I’ve been loving my furry bag all winter but the days are getting longer and warmer now so it’s probably about time I put it away for the summer.
dress and cardigan: H&M
leggings: from an upcoming range for Eustratia
Jewellery: Richard Ayres
Photography by Richaard Ayres
At the beginning of year I got asked to collaborate on a beautifully dark editorial with a fantastic group of creatives. Some of the images have recently been published in Dark Beauty magazine and I believe some of the beauty shots are also due to appear in FACEON.
I put together 8 looks using items form Eustratia, Richard Ayres, Carly Petitt Tylor and my own wardrobe and also did nails for one of the looks. I was especially happy to use the non-latex items I have made as I haven’t had a chance to get them published before.
Photographer: John Cubillan (www.johncubillan.com)
Make-up Artist: Abbie Glover (www.abbieglover.co.uk)
Hair Stylist: Jade Thorley (jadethorley.co.uk)
Nail Technicians: Stacey Black & Temi Aboderin
Stylists: Richard Ayres (www.richardayres.co.uk) & Stacey Black (www.eustratia.co.uk)
Model: Emma Owens @ BOSS Model Management
Art Director: Cello Ong (www.celloong.com)
Post Production: Cello Ong & John Cubillan
Clothing: Carly Petitt-Taylor (www.carlypetitt-taylor.com), Richard Ayres and Stacey Black
Featured items available for purchase now:
Baroque latex leggings
Latex peplum dress
Chainmail geometric top
Chainmail cropped top
Brass neck chain
Latex flower headband
Chainmail dragonscale collar
Spike shoulder pads
Studded latex collar