2015 December

CHRISTMAS #TBT ROCK CHICK ( DIAMONDS) FOR BRITISH VOGUE….. GEORGINA COOPER BY CORINNE DAY

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IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE AND LETS FACE IT AT CHRISTMAS WE ALL LOVE A BIT OF BLING AT CHRISTMAS TIME

Todays #TBT is from a shoot I worked on for British Vogue with photographer Corinne Day and one of her favourite models Georgina Cooper. We’re struggling here at Moodie HQ to find the actual date/issue of this shoot but we know it’s early 2000’s. ( If anybody knows, please let us know)

This was actually a jewellery (jewellery if you’re American)  shoot based on diamonds and how to wear them in a different way…… We had a great team to work with as usual, but on this occasion we also had the jewellery editor from Vogue, Carol Woolton, who in October of this year helped launch a book with Conde Nast publishing called ( surprisingly haha)

“Vogue, The Jewellery Book” Available to buy from Amazon, WH Smith and other leading book stores for £48.75

The new book celebrates jewellery in the Vogue over the past century. It catalogues the magazine’s relationship with precious stones and other adornments – as photographed by such luminaries as David Bailey, Cecil Beaton, Corinne Day, Norman Parkinson, Irving Penn, Mario Testino and Bruce Weber.

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CREDITS: VOGUE ” ROCK CHICK” SHOOT ( SOMETIME IN EARLY 2000’S ) 

PHOTOGRAPHER: Corinne Day

MODEL: Georgina Cooper

FASHION EDITOR: Kate Phelan

JEWELLERY EDITOR: Carol Woolton 

MAKE UP: Lisa Butler

HAIR: Me 

MANICURE: Nichola Josh 

MY LAST MINUTE BEAUTY CHRISTMAS GIFT SUGGESTION………

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STUCK FOR A PRESENT THIS CHRISTMAS & DON’T KNOW WHAT TO BUY SOMEBODY?

WELL, HERE’S SOME SUGGESTIONS FROM ME, THAT I HOPE WILL HELP….

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1ST UP, CHECK OUT THESE 3 BYREDO HAIR PERFUMES, FROM THE PERFUME SPECIALISTS THEMSELVES.

The 3 Scents are :

Gypsy Water – Inspired by ROmany Life, it is infused with Bergamot, Lemon, Pepper, & Juniper berries, layered over evergreen pine and orris, mixed with a warm blend of Amber mellowed with vanilla and sandalwood

Bal D’Afrique – Inspired by the late 1920’s Paris, with notes of Bergamot, lemon, neroli, African Marigold and bucchu open the senses before a delicate before a bouquet of violet jasmine petals and cyclamen shine through, mellowing to give black amber, musk and the warmth of vetiver and Moroccan Cedar wood

and finally……

Blanche – A fragrance that denotes beauty, clarity and innocence. It symbolises a white rosin its timeless elegance framed with pink pepper and aldehyde. A blend of violet, neroli and peony comes through before scenting blonde woods and sandalwood infused with musk.

Available at net a porter , Selfridges, Liberty at £37 .

 

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ONE OF MY FAVOURITES, THIS WORKS HAS THESE WONDERFUL SLEEP AIDS – ALL NATURAL AND ALL SMELLING DIVINE:

Dream Believers Box Set – A powerful duo of deep sleep pillow spray and deep sleep dream cream to cocoon yourself in soothing essential oils and promote a good night;s sleep; 89% of users agree.

Deep sleep dream cream 75ml- Wrap yourself in a cocoon of essential oils anywhere, anytime.

Deep sleep pillow spray 75ml- Fall asleep faster, naturally and wake up refreshed.

Retails at £25.00 from thisworks.com Spacenk, Asos and  Boots

 

Sleep Plus Pillow Spray 150ml ( Larger Size)  – Sleep for two hours longer – Clinical trials have shown that in people suffering from temporary sleep issues, there was an average increase in total sleep time of two hours and three minutes using sleep plus pillow spray.*

100% of users felt less restless during the night**

97% of users felt more awake in the day**

MODERN: Immediate relief for temporary sleeplessness.

NATURAL: A potent blend with Lavender, naturally encapsulated to gradually release aromatherapeutic benefits as you sleep.

BEAUTY: Helps you wake up feeling and looking refreshed.

Retails at £35.00 from thisworks.com Spacenk, Asos and  Boots

 

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THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A BIT OF TOM FORD SCENTS FOR A GIFT,  AND THIS BLACK ORCHID HYDRATING EMULSION IS NO EXCEPTION SMELLS FANTASTIC…

Tom Ford Black Orchid Hydrating Emulsion 150ml –  A luxurious and sensual fragrance of rich, dark accords and an alluring portion of Black Orchids and spice, Tom Ford`s Black Orchid is both modern and timeless. Bottled in fluted, black glass, Black Orchid makes an unforgettable statement of iconic style and wordly glamour. A sensuous way to moisturise the body. This luxurious Black Orchid body emulsion glides on to smoothes and soften the skin.

  • All skin types
  • Hydrating

Retails at £35.00 from House Of Fraser, Selfridges, Debenhams and Mr Porter

 

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THIS GENIUS IDEA FROM MOLTON BROWN, HANG ON THE TREE AND GIVE OUT AS GIFTS ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Its Molton Brown’s Festive Shower Gel Baubles.……

Available in 5 different fragrances and at only £10 a pop they make for the perfect stocking filler….

The fragrances are: Elderflower, Honeysuckle and White Tea, Rhubarb and Rose, Black Peppercorn Festive and Gingerly Festive, you can buy them online at moltonbrown.co.uk. Amazon, John Lewis, Boots and Molton Brown Stores nationwide

 

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IN MY OPINION, THE BEST HAND CREAM IN THE WORLD

Sisleÿa Hand care Global Anti-Age protects  hands and gives them a new youthful look . Its formula with an added SPF 10 provides a complete action : anti-stain and lightening ( nasturtium petal extract) , firming anti-aging (apple seed extract) and restorative . The extract of Harpagophytum associated with licorice extract provides flexibility and softness . Its fine and light texture absorbs quickly without feeling greasy . Hands are visibly softer , smoother and look younger .

SisleyA  just leaves your hands feeling amazing especially in the drier winter months when our hands tend to chap and dry out more. 

Retailing at £99.50 its the perfect luxury gift for a loved one…… It’s available from Sisley online, John Lewis, and other Sisley stockists

 

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MAKE YOUR LEGS FEEL AMAZING…..

Legology Air-Lite- This cream battles against cellulite and swelling by helping to break down trapped fluid into free fatty acids, which are then transported in the bloodstream to where they are most needed. This pioneering formula contains Caffeine to boost your circulation and Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract to reduce puffiness. It continues to benefit legs long after application, leaving them visibly smoother and firmer.

– Instant relief for heavy, tired legs – Enhances skin tone, hydration and suppleness – Cooling ‘Thermo-Lite’ sensation and uplifting lemon scent 

Its available at Liberty, Net-A-Porter, Legology.co.uk and retails at £60. The best gift for people who stand on their feet all day ( like myself) 

 

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MORE FROM THIS WORKS……

Great gifts for those who love to go out and party, but need to look good the next day …………..

Light Time Open Eyes-  Refresh, brighten and de-puff eyes post sleep.

NATURAL: With Vitamin- rich algae to tighten, revitalising Persian Silk Tree extract, soothing Aloe Vera and Argan Oil to hydrate eyes on waking.

BEAUTY: Brightens and tightens the eye area and helps fight skin fatigue over time. 

Energy Bank Shower Gel:  Boost your wake-up and combat fatigue naturally with an energising shower gel.

NATURAL: An aromatherapeutic blend with Geranium to help rebalance, Ylang Ylang to restore vitality and Rosemary to stimulate the body and mind.

BEAUTY: With 100% natural fragrance, an energy blockbuster to kick start your day.

Retails at £16.00 from thisworks.com Spacenk, Asos and  Boots 

 

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HOW ABOUT THIS GREAT FRAGRANCE FROM MOLTON BROWN FOR MEN ( OR WOMEN FOR THAT MATTER), TOBACCO ABSOLUTE EAU DE TOILETTE

Tobacco Absolute Eau De Toilette:A warm, woody eau de toilette that combines complex notes of Paraguayan tobacco, balsam and musk, lifted by a hint of vibrant grapefruit.

The fragrance
Top notes: elemi, bergamot and grapefruit.
Heart notes: cedarwood, nutmeg and rosewood.
Base notes: tobacco, leather and Peruvian balsam.

This is a great fragrance for those who like something a little different. It retails at £39.00,  online at moltonbrown.co.uk. Amazon, John Lewis, Boots and Molton Brown Stores nationwide 

 

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CHECK OUT THE SPRAYS FROM MY RANGE, WINDLE AND MOODIE,

Matte Texture Spray- Brings Flat Hair to life and gives a little rock and roll to your hair – contains Spirulina so you still get some shine.

Light Satin Hairspray- A heat protectant spray for dry styling tools and a light hold hairspray to keep everything in place, that brushes out easily, also contains Spirulina extract to strengthen and help seal in moisture.

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Sculpture Hairpsray- Our strongest of hairsprays that holds super strong but brushes out easily , perfect for traditional and contemporary updos. Also contains Spirulina extract to strengthen and help seal in moisture. 

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AND FINALLY THERE’S MY ESSENTIAL OIL ELIXIR- THE PRE SHAMPOO TREATMENT OIL MADE UP OF 98% ESSENTIAL OILS AND PERFECT FOR ANY HAIR TYPE ESPECIALLY FINE HAIR TO GIVE SHINE AND BOOST CONDITION. – AND IT SMELLS ABSOLUTELY DIVINE.

Essential Oil Elixir-  A blend of Apricot, coconut, camellia, and oat natural oils for nourishing and perfecting glossy hair

It provides long lasting moisture and sheen to all hair types 

 

HAPPY SHOPPING WHETHER IT BE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE OR EVEN YOURSELF!! 

 

 

MOODS COMEDY MONDAY- ALI G’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO THE NATION.

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WE ALL REMEMBER ALI G, YEAH?

Ali G is a fictional character created by comedian/actor Sacha Baron Cohen. He is a stereotype of a London based, white  suburban male who imitates rap culture as well as urban British and British Jamaican culture, particularly through hip hop, reggae, drum and bass and jungle music, plus he speaks in rude-boy style English with borrowed expressions from Jamaican Patois

Ali G ended up with his own show, loosely based on a chat show and supposed cultural info show.

He became famous for interviewing people with rather awkward questioning and going below the belt with his questions. One of his most famous interviews was with David and Victoria Beckham, who loved Ali G’s character.

Today as it’s almost Christmas,  I’m giving you Ali G’s Channel 4  Alternative Christmas Message from 1999. The alternative Christmas Message is a message broadcast by Channel 4 since 1993, as a sometimes humorous and sometimes serious alternative to the Royal Christmas Message of Queen Elizabeth II on BBC and ITV

I hope you enjoy this hilarious message from Mr Street Culture himself. “Booyakasha” and Happy Moods Christmas Comedy Monday

 

NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP BY RICK ASTLEY………. STARRING ME!

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In 1987 British Singer Rick Astley released his first single.

Never Gonna Give You Up” was the song and it was written and produced by Stock Aitken & Waterman. It was the first single released from Astley’s successful debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody on 3 August 1987. The song was a worldwide number-one hit, initially in the United Kingdom, where it stayed at No1 for five weeks and was the best-selling single of that year. It eventually topped the charts in 25 countries, including the United States and West Germany

And so to celebrate this great tune, I’ve managed to record my own mini video version of this track, thanks to our friends at Jib Jab.

CLICK ON THE PICTURE OF ME BELOW TO VIEW:

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Underneath is the original version just incase you can’t bear to see me but happy to see Rick hahahaha

#TBT CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR VOGUE DECEMBER 2011 BY TIM GUTT

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CHRISTMAS HAS COME AROUND ONCE AGAIN AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THAN WITH ONE OF MY FAVOURITE EVER CHRISTMAS SHOOTS I WORKED ON …..

THE SHOOT WAS TAKEN BY THE GREAT TIME GUTT, WHOSE WIFE AND SET DESIGNER ON THE SHOOT IS THE AMAZING SHONA HEATH

The model was Hailey Clauson and we basically turned her into items of Christmas food, so she became

1)A piece of lettuce in a giant turkey sandwich

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2) A giant piece of Cheese & A Cracker

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A Piece of Cabbage on Plate with a sprout

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A Plucked Turkey

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And  A Christmas Pudding

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CREDITS: BRITISH VOGUE DECEMBER 2011 ISSUE

PHOTOGRAPHER: Tim Gutt

FASHION EDITOR: Kate Phelan

SET DESIGN: Shona Heath

Make Up: Sam Bryant

Hair: Me

Sadly, Vogue didn’t run all the pictures but I’ve managed to get more from Tim himself. and below is an amazing film they made too- CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO SEE THE FILM.

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MOODS COMEDY MONDAY ….. THE ROYLE FAMILY CHRISTMAS 2008- TWIGGY OUT OF PRISON

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It’s getting close to Christmas and we just had to start with some Christmas Comedy Mondays to get you in the Christmas Cheer. 

I’m starting the Christmas posts with one of my favourite comedy’s The Royle Family

This sketch is from the Royle Family Christmas Special “The New Sofa” made in 2008. The sketch stars the usual characters all sat in their living room and they get an unexpected visit from an old friend who’s been in prison.

This is Christmas Comedy Genius.

SUPERMODEL 31 – PART 6……. CAROLYN MURPHY

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Carolyn starring on all 4 Major Vogue Covers.

Carolyn Murphy was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. United States. Discovered in New York at the age of 15 by a scout at Women Model Management, she went on to appear on her first Vogue cover ( French Vogue shot by Raymond Meier) in 1996, and on the cover of W, Italian Vogue ( by the legendary Steven Meisel) and her 2nd French Vogue cover in the same year. Back then Carolyn had super short hair and that was the look that launched her career. She starred in the Prada campaign and opened and closed the Prada show the same season.

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Carolyn starring in 90’s Prada Campaigns and shows. 

The following year Carolyn became the Face of Gucci and in 1998 was signed to Calvin Klein alongside Kate Moss and Maggie Rizer.

From then on her career became stratospheric and she has not stopped since, ( although I think she does work a little less these days by choice). She went on to become the face of  Versace, Max Mara, CK, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Roberta Cavalli and many more.

She has gained her position in this elite group of 31 Supermodels who have appeared on all 4 of the major Vogues within their career. Going in alphabetical order, Carolyn is No 5 after Amber Valletta, Angela Lindvall, Arizona Muse, Bridget Hall and Carmen Kass, who I’ve featured already.

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More of Carolyn’s Vogue covers 

Carolyn has also acted and hosted the TV show Project Runway, taking over from Angela Lindvall who also appeared in an earlier Supermodel 31.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Carolyn on a few occasions and she is one of the nicest, funniest models I know. I’ve not seen her for a while but I have some fond memories, especially a trip we took to Mexico to shoot a story for iD magazine with Carter Smith back in 1997.  We were there for 5 days in Tulum and had the best time. One lunch time we got unexpectedly drunk on strawberry marguerites and then attempted to take some pictures later on. All I remember is trying to get in the sea with the dress on that Carolyn was wearing earlier and attempting replicate the picture we’d shot earlier in the day….. oops.

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Images from the iD shoot in Mexico, including the cover shot that never made the cover…… Unfortunately for us, at the last minute Terry Richardson handed in some pictures of Kate Moss he’d shot, one of them being a cover try too. Kate nabbed the cover last minute and our cover of Carolyn in the shell hat ended up on the 1st page inside.

I was also on Carolyn’s first shoot for Victoria’s Secret and we were out on an island in the Caribean when Russell James the photographer with his assistant decided to fake a shark attack on his assistant in the water with fake blood and food colouring. They caused pandemonium and whilst everyone was panicking, screaming and going crazy, they were secretly filming the whole thing with everyone’s reactions………. A funny crazy day, and in true Carolyn style she enjoyed every moment of the fun.

Carolyn continues to appear in magazine editorials and campaigns and has been the signature face of Estee Lauder cosmetics and  fragrances for 14 years now. On 30th April, 2008, she was named the world’s eighth highest-paid model by Forbes, having made a reported $4.5 million that year in May 2009 she featured in Forbes world’s highest-paid models, making an estimated $3 million for that year.

Carolyn, now 41 years of age and still looking amazing,  has a 15 year old daughter called Dylan Blue and practices Transcedental Meditation everyday with her current boyfriend.

More pics from Carolyn’s glorious career below for you to enjoy

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NEXT MONTH’S SUPERMODEL 31 WILL BE NONE OTHER THAN 
CHRISTY TURLINGTON.

#TBT MY ADVERTISING ARCHIVE – JOSEPH CAMPAIGN 1995/96 WITH TANIA COURT

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ITS #tbt guys

And what better way to join  in that with one of my early advertising campaigns that I worked on with legendary photographer Corinne Day.

Back in the 90’s British model Tania Court was causing a bit of a stir. Corinne loved her and she was the star of many of John Galliano’s early shows in London. I’ve talked about Tania before, and about how lovely she was. A quiet girl from South London who was found working in a bakery.

Tania went on to walk many catwalk shows and also became the face for Blumarine and Dior, being shot by Tim Walker.

Well this particular campaign was for the store Joseph, and we went to the Columbia hotel in Lancaster Gate to shoot these pictures. Corinne loved the decor, a kind of late 70’s throwback. We did quite a few shoots in this hotel. I’ll see if I can dig up some more pics taken in here and post them in the future.

And so these pictures were born. It was very hard to find these shots especially with the Joseph logo on ( which I didn’t find any of)

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MOODS COMEDY MONDAY MASH UP : UPTOWN FUNK WITH SINGING IN THE RAIN & LOTS MORE MORE

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 TODAY’S COMEDY MONDAY IS A SPECIAL ONE, I FOUND THE VIDEOS BELOW ON YOUTUBE AND LOVED THEM, THEY MADE ME LAUGH AND SMILE WHICH CAN ONLY BE A GOOD THING.

UPTOWN FUNK BY MARK RONSON FEAT BRUNO MARS – MASH UP VIDEO BY NERD FEST UK.

UPTOWN FUNK IS/WAS/SHOULD BE THE SONG OF 2015.

 Even though it was released in Nov 2014, it went on to become one of  the biggest selling singles of the 2014/15 with sales of over 2 million in the UK as of October 2015 and over 6 million copies in the United States.

The original video received its billionth view on Youtube on 15 September 2015, becoming only the ninth video on YouTube to receive over 1 billion views.

This video version of the song has been made by Nerd Fest UK where, he’s taken 66 scenes of old time musicals from the likes of Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Jimmy Cagney, Debbie Reynolds, Judy Garland, Shirley Temple, Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra to name a few.

Here’s another one I found, made by “What’s The Mash Up”  with a lot more contemporary films than the previous one ( 100 to be exact) .

Which is your favourite?