2016 June

JUST ANOTHER MOODIE MONDAY – SUGAR SUGAR THE ARCHIES

Posted by | Blog | No Comments

The_Archies-Sugar_Sugar_1992-Frontal

JUST ANOTHER MOODIE MONDAY

WHAT BETTER WAY TO CHEER UP A MONDAY THAN WITH A BIT OF SUGAR.

Check out the story behind the song and the band below.

 

SOME INFO ON SUGAR SUGAR AND THE ARCHIES

“Sugar, Sugar” is one of 16 animated music segments created to be shown on “The Archie Comedy Hour” on CBS-TV in 1969, and the song is included on The Archies’ 2nd album, “Everything’s Archie,” also released in 1969. The single was released in 1969, backed with “Melody Hill,” and quickly rose to the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for 4 weeks, giving The Archies their first gold record (“Jingle Jangle” was their second gold record), and becoming the #1 song for 1969 according to Billboard magazine.

While this music segment was originally created for broadcast on “The Archie Comedy Hour” in 1969, it also made it’s way to the CBS-TV prime-time special “Archie’s Sugar, Sugar – Jingle Jangle Show” in 1970, which was mostly a repeat of the earlier CBS-TV prime-time special “Archie And His New Pals” from 1969 with both music clips thrown in at the end. This clip was also broadcast on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1969.

At this time, this music segment is only 1 of 4 music segments from “The Archie Comedy Hour” that have been found. The other found music segments are “Jingle Jangle,” “You Know I Love You,” and “Get On The Line”. The other 12 music segments from this show are still missing and feared forever lost. The music segments from “The Archie Show” and “Archie’s Funhouse” still survive. Only the segments from “Comedy Hour” are missing.

For anyone interested, these are the “Comedy Hour” music segments that are still missing… “Melody Hill,” “Bicycles, Roller Skates & You,” “Hot Dog,” “Inside Out – Upside Down,” “Everything’s Alright,” “She’s Putting Me Through Changes,” “Whoopee Tie Ai A,” “Nursery Rhyme,” “Get On The Line (without the credits from “Archie & His New Pals),” “Senorita Rita,” “Look Before You Leap,” “Sugar And Spice,” and “Archie’s Party.” If memory serves (it’s been over 40 years), neither “Justine” nor “Who’s Your Baby?” were ever made into animated segments for “Comedy Hour”.

This music clip was included in the “Archie’s Funhouse” DVD boxset from Genius Products. While it was not a clip broadcast on “Archie’s Funhouse”, the boxset included some content from “The Archie Comedy Hour” as well.

This music segment, along with the rest of the original Archies’ cartoon material from Filmation, is currently owned by Classic Media, formerly Entertainment Rights.

“Archie” is owned by Archie Comic Publications, Inc.

This article is taken from Youtube.

ICONIC FILM STARS – ELIZABETH TAYLOR

Posted by | Blog | No Comments

elizabeth-taylor-2

ICONIC FILM STARS – NOT ONLY KNOWN FOR THEIR GREAT ROLES IN SOME OF THE MOST PROLIFIC FILMS BUT ALSO KNOWN FOR THE HAIRSTYLES CREATED FOR THOSE ROLES.

British born Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress.. She began acting as a child in the 1940s, and became one of the most popular stars of Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. In 1999 The American Film Institute named her the seventh greatest female screen legend.

Born in London to wealthy, socially prominent American parents, she moved with her family to Los Angeles in 1939, and was soon given a film contract by Universal Pictures. Her screen debut was in a minor role in There’e One Born In Every Minute (1942), but Universal terminated her contract after a year. Next she was signed by MGM and landed her breakthrough role in National Velvet in 1944,  becoming one of the studio’s most popular teenage stars. She made the transition to adult roles in the early 1950s, when she starred in the comedy Father Of The Bride in 1950 and received critical acclaim for her performance in the tragic drama A Place In The Sun in ’51.

Elizabeth wished to end her career in the early 1950s, as she resented the studio’s control and disliked many of the films she was assigned to. She began receiving better roles in the mid-1950s, beginning with the epic drama Giant in 1956, and starred in several critically and commercially successful films in the following years, which included Cat On A Hot Tin Roof in ’58 and Suddenly Last Summer in ’59. and she won her first Best Actress Oscar for her role in Butterfly 8.

During the filming of Cleopatra, she began an extramarital affair with co-star Richard Burton which caused a scandal. Despite public disapproval, she and Burton continued their relationship and were married in 1964. Named “Liz and Dick” by the media, they starred in eleven films together including Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, for which she received her 2nd Oscar.

In the 1980s, she acted in her first substantial stage roles and in several television series and films after a long break, and became the first celebrity to launch a perfume brand. Elizabeth was also one of the first celebrities to take part in HIV/Aids activism. She co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research  (amfAR) in 1985 and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1991. From the early 1990s until her death, she dedicated her time to philanthropy.

In total she was married eight times to seven men, (she married Richard Burton twice) and after many years of ill health, She eventually died from congestive heart failure aged 79 in 2011.

( The above information has been researched through Wikipedia)

What a woman, what an icon and what a pioneer of style she was too. Let’s celebrate that with some of her best images from both film, tv and personal appearances.

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 05.52.36

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 05.56.23

elizabeth-taylor-1957 Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 06.13.14

Screen Shot 2016-06-28 at 06.32.51

 

SUPERMODEL 31 – CLAUDIA SCHIFFER

Posted by | Blog | No Comments

 Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 14.42.47

GERMAN BORN CLAUDIA SCHIFFER ROSE TO FAME DURING THE EARLY 90’S.

 Her huge rise to fame meant she was labelled a Supermodel and in her early career was said to resemble Brigitte Bardot.

Obviously the reason Claudia is appearing in my Supermodel 31 post is because like the others in this elite group of models who have appeared in this post before have all been on the cover of all 4 major Vogue covers within their career, American, British, French and Italian Vogues, and Claudia is No 9 in my alphabetical list. Before, her have been Amber Valetta, Angela Lindvall, Arizona Muse, Bridget Hall, Carmen Kass, Carolyn Murphy, Chrusty Burlington and Cindy Crawford, check them out if you haven’t seen the posts already. 

She has appeared on more than 1000 magazine covers and actually holds the record for the supermodel with the most magazine covers listed in the Guinness Book Of World Records.

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 20.54.20

Claudia was born in Rheinberg, Germany. After finishing her high school education she began to work as a model, flying out to Paris for a trial photo shoot,  appearing on the cover of French Elle magazine.  In the early 1990s, she was booked to star in the Guess Jeans campaigns who have admitted that using Claudia lead to the brand becoming world known.

After several other magazine appearances, Herb Ritts shot Claudia for the cover of British Vogue, and was chosen by Karl Lagerfeld to become the new face of Chanel. This lead Claudia to gain the “Supermodel” status.  In November 1999 Claudia appeared on the millennium cover of Vogue as one of the “Modern Muses”

She has appeared in campaigns and shows for the following clients : Armani,  Balmain,  Blumarine, Bvlgari, Chanel, Chloe, Dolce and Gabbana, Escada, Fendi, Ferragamo, Ferretti, GAP, Guess,  Karl Lagerfeld, L’oreal Louis Vuitton,  Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus Oscar De La Renta, Prada, Ralph Lauren,  Revlon, Salvatore, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent  and Pepsi. Claudia also holds a contract with L’oreal and is one of their longest standing ambassadors.

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 22.58.53

After famously dating magician David Copperfield for many years, Claudia married  film director Matthew Vaughn in Suffolk on 25 May 2002. They have three children: son Caspar Matthew born 30 January 2003 and daughters Clementine Poppy born 11 November 2004, and Cosima Violet born 14 May 2010. Matthew is the director of Kick Ass 1 & 2 and Kingsman, Secret Service.

After launching her own brand of Cashmere in 2011, Claudia teamed up with Tse Cashmere to do line in Spring of this year and it’s been very successful.

So let’s take at look at some of Claudia’s amazing work, including some of her Vogue covers.

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 19.15.47

Above and below, some of Claudia’s editorial and advertising. 

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 19.20.59

 

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 19.32.10

More of Claudia’s covers……

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOODS COMEDY MONDAY – THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN – MEET THE DENTON’S

Posted by | Blog | No Comments

_74601555_74601554

MEET THE DENTON’S TO CHEER UP YOUR MONDAY.

The BBC comedy The League Of Gentlemen which  ran from 1999-2002 consisted of 3 series, a Christmas special, a stage show and feature film. It is probably ranked, in my head as one of my all time favourite comedy sketch shows ever.

This black comedy was a huge success in the UK gaining a cult following back from when they first performed some of the characters in theatre.

It began as a stage show in 1994 and it was not long before the team took the title of a Jack Hawkin’s film, The League of Gentlemen.  In 1997 the trio won The Perrier Award for comedy at the Edinburgh Festival and in the same year their BBC Radio 4 show debuted, titled  On the Town with The League of Gentlemen.   They won a Sony Award  for this six-episode radio run. In 1999 the show moved to TV.

This particular clip is set in the home of the Dentons, ( Val & Harvey)  whose nephew has arrived to stay for a few days.. They are just taking him through their rather obsessive compulsive house rules, which also come with a little twist………

I shall say no more apart from  Mind The Toads………  Watch and learn.

TODAYS Q&A IS WITH THE LEGENDARY MAKE-UP ARTIST DICK PAGE.

Posted by | Blog | No Comments

dick-page-720

A Q&A WITH MAKE UP ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE DICK PAGE

Dick Page is,  as Sting once put it ( and I’m not a Sting fan by the way, but I do love a cliché on the odd occasion) an Englishman in New York. He is “a legal alien” as they like to call us Brits when we’re living there………  or even “an alien of outstanding ability” ( as our work visas suggest). Although Make-up artist Dick is now a resident of the US and no longer requires the work visa.

Dick was born on the south coast of England in Portsmouth, but due to having a father in the Navy he moved around a lot and finally ended up living in Watford just outside of London in the late 70’s. In 1987 he made the move to London and started to carve  his way into London’s new fashion scene – the anti Supermodel, anti 80’s Glamour generation.

Without any real formal training, nor assisting anybody either ( something he didn’t even know was an option back then) Dick began to work on shoots for The Face and iD magazine with photographers Corinne Day and Juergen Teller. These were the leading grunge fashion photographers from the UK at the time as well as David Sims, Nigel Shafran and Glen Luchford, with Melanie Ward and Anna Cockburn leading the way in fashion styling with these now iconic photographers. All of these people Dick became friend with as he worked with them more and more.

I initially met Dick on one of my first ever shoots with Juergen Teller back in the 90’s. I’m not going to lie, I was intimidated by him, firstly because I was huge fan of his work, but secondly because it soon became apparent to me that he had strong creative opinions that the whole team ( Juergen included) would all listen too. I was so humble and shy back then that I would find it harder to find my voice in those situations. But over the years as I’ve gotten to work with Dick more and get to know him, I realised we have the same dry, dark sense of humour, ( he makes me laugh a lot)   and whilst he has strong opinions in both a work and non work situation, that doesn’t mean to say he doesn’t want to listen to yours.  He’s just a force to be reckoned with, that’s all.

 From his humble fashion beginnings of catching buses with a then 15 year old Kate Moss to get to a shoot, eating numerous sandwiches and pizza slices on shoots for lunch, because the budget was so low if any budget at all, to being booked for his first ever fashion show with Calvin Klein in the early 90’s, here we are in 2016 where Dick has now become one of the leading make-up artists in the world with numerous covers and iconic shoots under his belt, plus a long standing contract with Shisheido since 1997 becoming their Artistic Director in March 2007.

Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 21.45.21

Dick’s latest campaign for Shiseido photographed by Mario Sorrenti. 

He’s also an accomplished chef ( on the sort of low down- although his Instagram keeps you up to date with his latest culinary delights), and a happily married man to his long term partner living in New York with their 2 dogs.

So without me waffling on further,  I give you ladies and gentlemen,  Dick Page.

 Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 19.35.05

A few covers, Dick has worked on. 

 

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE GROWING UP?

The usual. Fireman, astronaut, Kate Jackson ( Charlies Angels)

 

HOW DID YOU BEGIN TO DO MAKE- UP. IT WAS SUCH A DEPARTURE FROM YOUR PREVIOUS JOB?

I just kind of fell into it. I loved the music and fashion of the 70’s and 80’s and, as I could draw and paint pretty well, I figured makeup was a natural move.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

In Soho and Long Island, NY, and airports…
WHEN AND WHY DID YOU MOVE TO NEW YORK?

In the early/mid 90’s because I was coming here so much, so I thought I’d give it a shot.

 

IS THERE ANYBODY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE IF YOU WEREN’T YOU?

I’m still sort of working out how to be me. If I could be someone else it would maybe be an athlete of some sort, a gymnast, dancer or someone physically coordinated and graceful in the way that I’m not and will never be!

 

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING IN YOUR CITY WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I’d make it more affordable. A lot of creative energy and spirit has been priced out of the city, and even parts of Brooklyn and Queens now.

 

YOU’RE MARRIED TO YOUR PARTNER, DID YOU EVER THINK YOU WOULD BE MARRIED, BECAUSE I DON’T IMAGINE I EVER WILL BE.

Awww Neil! I didn’t think about getting married because even getting laid seemed unimaginable, but old age never comes alone! Be careful what you wish for…

Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 20.05.06

more of Dick’s work

 

WHAT ARE YOU INTO RIGHT NOW (MUSIC, FASHION, ART, FOOD)

Oh Gawd, music, John Grant, Perfume Genius, Gillian Welch, Olafur Arnalds (could be an endless list). Fashion, I still love my second hand bits and bobs but I’m a big lad and it’s hard to find stuff that fits, designer wise, the occasional Margiela but not much else, it’s all made for skinny boys! As far as fashion for other folks goes, I still love how uncompromising Rei Kawakubo is. She’s special.  Art, Sarah Lucas, Jim Lambie, Wilhelm Sasnal, Paula Rego, David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Kara Walker and classics too numerous to list, Turner, Sargent, Caravaggio, Goya, Velasquez … Food, wow! Too much to get into here. Give me another article!

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY ANIMALS?

Just James and Raggio.( The Dogs)
WHAT MUSIC WERE YOU INTO GROWING UP AND ARE YOU STILL INTO IT NOW?

I loved soul, funk, disco, punk, new wave and all sorts really. It’s still there and I’m always learning and loving different stuff, new and old.

 

YOU BEGAN TO WORK WITH SHISEIDO IN JAPAN IN 1997 ON A LINE CALLED INOUI.  SINCE 2007 YOU BECAME ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ACTING COLOUR CREATOR AND PRODUCT DEVELOPER FOR SHISEIDO WORLDWIDE, CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THAT JOB AND WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCTS FROM THE WHOLE LINE?

It’s a huge part of the timeline of my professional career. It’s been quite an education and an amazing experience and it keeps evolving and changing. I love so much of the stuff I’ve made with Shiseido, but my heart is really in some of the early colour products like ‘Skin Tints’ and ‘Colour Stick’ that I designed for INOUI ID circa 1999, as there really wasn’t anything like them in the market at that time.

 

LIST YOUR TOP 5 FAVOURITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS THAT AREN’T SHISEIDO ( CAN BE HAIR/ SKIN/ BODY/ PERFUME)

Habit Rouge by Guerlain, my default fragrance for many years.

Japanese bath salts, mostly the really sulphurous smelling ones, they remind me of Japan of course, but also Iceland.

Neutro Roberts soap from Italy, I get it in the supermarket, it has a good clean smell.

Bien-Etre cologne from France, it’s as cheap as chips and I keep a massive bottle in the fridge to cool me down during nasty New York summers.

Aquaphor, it’s just grease really but it’s great on lips and scratchy elbows etc…

Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 20.15.50

even more of Dick’s work. 

IF YOU WERE PUT ON A DESERT ISLAND AND COULD CHOOSE ONLY 10 SONGS TO HAVE ON AN IPOD WHAT WOULD THEY BE? ****PLEASE NOTE: ONE WHOLE ALBUM CAN BE CLASSED AS 1 SONG, SO YOU CAN CHOOSE 10 ALBUMS IF YOU PREFER *** (EXPLAIN IF YOU WANT TO, WHY YOU CHOSE THEM)

Tough one!

John Grant “Queen of Denmark”

Stevie Wonder “Innervisions”,

Brian Eno “Ambient 1, Music for airports”

Rickie Lee Jones “Pirates”

David Bowie “Station to Station”

Blondie “Plastic Letters”

Bill Withers “Greatest Hits”

The Beatles “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Gillian Welch “Time (The Revelator)

Bjork “Homogenic”

and a million others that I’ll be smuggling in my hidden life raft…

 

IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE BESIDES WHERE YOU ARE, WHERE WOULD IT BE.?

Iceland or Venice…Italy, not California, although I like it there too.

 

MASTERMIND IS AN ICONIC BRITISH TV QUIZ SHOW WHERE THE CONTESTANTS ARE QUESTIONED FOR 2 MINUTES ON THEIR CHOSEN SPECIALISED SUBJECT.  WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SPECIALISED SUBJECT IF YOU WERE A CONTESTANT?

The wit and wisdom of Vivienne Westwood.

 

WHO OR WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

All sorts, French and Saunders, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Tim Minchin, Alan Davies, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Pamela Adlon, John Roberts (Bob’s Burgers), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), I could go on…

Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 19.32.04

Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 20.29.06 Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 20.31.17

A shoot for Flair Magazine with Edita Vilkeviciute May 2015 that I worked on with Dick 

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ONE LINER EVER?

“It’s not mean if it’s true”

 

IN A FILM OF YOUR LIFE, WHOM WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY YOU?

Mark Rylance, because he can do anything and I’m not worthy, or Murray Bartlett, even though he’s younger and cuter than me.

 

WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNERS THAT YOU WOULD WEAR?

I like suits from Margiela, quite classical tailoring. Other than that I’m shoehorning my fat bastard self into my Helmut Lang archive.

 

YOU’RE PACKING TO GO ON A TRIP FOR 2 WEEKS AND CAN TAKE 5 FILMS ON ITUNES OR DVD’S WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD THEY BE, AND IF YOU WANT, SAY WHY YOU LOVE THEM? (IT CAN BE SOMETHING YOU HAVEN’T SEE YET) IF NOT FILMS, THEN WHAT BOOKS WOULD YOU TAKE?

Films;

Black Narcissus

Blue Velvet

The talented Mr Ripley

Up!

Women in love
I’VE HEARD THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE THAT YOU’RE AN AMAZING CHEF,  WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING YOU LIKE TO COOK?

It really varies, and thanks for the compliment! Tonight I’m making a sort of Iranian fragrant rice dish with dried limes and fresh herbs and serving it with pan roasted fish. Tomorrow might be mutton stew and carrots.

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE DESSERT?

I don’t have a sweet tooth, thank God or I’d be the size of a house! I like a little bit of very dark, bitter chocolate or some good cheese.

 

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN ONE WORD.

Very.

 

Blumarine-Juergen-Teller-Styling-Venetia-Scott-Rossella-Tarabini-Models-Milla-Yovovich-Johnny-Zander-Make-Up-Dick-Page-035-copyBlumarine-Juergen-Teller-Styling-Venetia-Scott-Rossella-Tarabini-Models-Milla-Yovovich-Johnny-Zander-Make-Up-Dick-Page-017-copy Blumarine-Juergen-Teller-Styling-Venetia-Scott-Rossella-Tarabini-Models-Milla-Yovovich-Johnny-Zander-Make-Up-Dick-Page-019-copy

Blumarine Campaign A/W 1995/96 starring Milla Jovavich & Johnny Zander by Juergen Telller. ( The first time I met Dick- oh and that’s his hand holding the light metre in the picture) 

WHAT ANIMAL WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE?

A Bearodactyl. See-  www.theoatmeal.com

 

WHO WOULD BE YOUR IDEAL FOUR GUESTS TO A DINNER PARTY AT YOUR HOUSE (THEY CAN BE DEAD OR ALIVE)

Only four? Okay… Glenda Jackson, Panti Bliss, Stephen Fry and April Bloomfield

 

DO YOU HAVE A GUILTY PLEASURE, IF SO WHAT IS IT?

Aha! That would be telling… I don’t believe in guilt, although it can spice things up a bit.

 

WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO NEXT?

Who can say?

 

NAME ANY TYPE OF PRODUCT IE: FOOD, TOYS, CLOTHES, OR COSMETICS ETC THAT YOU ONCE LOVED BUT IS NOW EITHER DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND

I used to use Carbon Tetrachloride to clean my makeup brushes in the 80’s but it turns out (surprise!) to be incredibly toxic, so I don’t miss it and it’s lucky I’m still here really…

 

A HUGE THANKS TO DICK FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS.

BELOW I’VE ALSO INCLUDED PART OF AN INTERVIEW DICK GAVE FOR THE BLOG,  “INTO THE GLOSS”. I  FOUND WHAT HE SAID VERY INTERESTING, PROFOUND AND POIGNANT AND I WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH YOU.

“Once I started doing shows in New York, then people started asking for shows in Europe. But the shows then were not at all like the shows now. It was not a zoo. Obviously there were no such things as bloggers. And there were a handful of photographers. The only mainstream reporter was for CNN—plus Tim Blanks was probably doing something. Once or twice I got interviewed. In a way, I think it’s a terrible shame that backstage has become so important. There isn’t any mystery left to a show. I sound like a grandpa, but I like the idea of waiting for a magazine to see what happened at the shows. My sister is a nurse and she sees my work before I do. I’m backstage, and I’m still working on the girls, and then I’m on my way back from the show and she’ll text me and say, ‘Oh, Michael Kors looked lovely!’ And I’m like, ‘Good. Haven’t seen it…’

Anyone who does shows just knows there’s a raft of the cliché questions or directions you’ll get, and a big part of the training is how not to be a bastard about it. But if I had a penny for every time I heard ‘You know—like she did it herself…’ There’s some weird psychology here, but there’s a certain effect that people assume that the less that’s been done to the girl—in spite of her being this genetic anomaly in the first place because she’s six-feet tall and the perfect size—makes it somehow more authentic. Or, you know, they invoke Kate Moss, which is pointless. Invoking Kate is like saying Beetlejuice. It doesn’t mean anything, because it’s Kate. And you’re either Kate or you’re not. Every few years we hear, ‘Oh, she’s the new Kate Moss.’ Which probably happens in all media…’It’s the new X musician, the new Johnny Depp or whatever.’ Who cares. It’s the same with trends—they’re just mathematics and I won’t have anything to do with them. You have to rely on fashion’s goldfish memory that people don’t remember that we’ve done it 20, 30, 40 times before.”

TO READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW CLICK HERE

 

 

 

EDITORIAL ARCHIVE – THE FACE: LABELS BY ELAINE CONSTANTINE AUG 1999

Posted by | Blog | No Comments

Elaine Constantine - Styling Adam Howe & Shazzy Thomas - Make UP Debbie Stone - Models Lynsey Clarke, Claire Durkin & Bekah Jenkins - August 1999 - 5

BACK IN THE LATE 90’S LABELLED CLOTHING MADE A MASSIVE COMEBACK……….

……..but this time it was in much more of a sporty, casual way than in the 80’s. Labels like Puma, Nike & Stussy were all stamping their names over their products, and even the designer labels were doing the same but it was on t-shirts, tracksuit bottoms and trainers etc.

Elaine Constantine was the new photographer of the moment in the late 90’s, regularly shooting for Italian & American Vogue, as well as designer labels and high street giants . Elaine is now establishing herself as a film director after releasing the very popular “Northern Soul” film, Oct 2014  – A film about a DJ who introduces his mate to Northern soul music, a combination of American soul and distinctive dance styles that takes the United Kingdom by storm in the 1970s.

Anyhow, this shoot also starred 3 new models that Elaine had begun to shoot a lot. Lynsey Clarke, Claire Durkin, and Bekah Jenkins.

I love the energy of these pics, and one of them made the vcover for the August issue,  and wanted to share them with you………. Enjoy!!

Elaine Constantine - Styling Adam Howe & Shazzy Thomas - Make UP Debbie Stone - Models Lynsey Clarke, Claire Durkin & Bekah Jenkins - August 1999 - 1 Elaine Constantine - Styling Adam Howe & Shazzy Thomas - Make UP Debbie Stone - Models Lynsey Clarke, Claire Durkin & Bekah Jenkins - August 1999 - 2 Elaine Constantine - Styling Adam Howe & Shazzy Thomas - Make UP Debbie Stone - Models Lynsey Clarke, Claire Durkin & Bekah Jenkins - August 1999 - 3 Elaine Constantine - Styling Adam Howe & Shazzy Thomas - Make UP Debbie Stone - Models Lynsey Clarke, Claire Durkin & Bekah Jenkins - August 1999 - 4

CREDITS: LABELS & COVER SHOOT – THE FACE MAGAZINE AUGUST ISSUE 1999

PHOTOGRAPHER: Elaine Constantine

STYLING: Adam Howe & Shazzy Thomas

MAKE-UP: Debbie Stone

HAIR:  Me

MODELS: Lynsey Clarke, Claire Durkin & Bekah Jenkins

STREET HAIR ELITE- YES GUY’S I’VE BEEN SOURING THE STREETS FOR INTERESTING HAIR-DO’S

Posted by | Blog | No Comments

Screen Shot 2016-06-04 at 19.31.26

THERE’S SOME INTERESTING HAIR COLOURS AROUND AT THE MOMENT.

I’VE BEEN SPOTTING THEM EVERYWHERE……. Ever since Rihanna went red a couple of years ago and was wearing red coloured wigs, lots of people have been brave enough to take the plunge too.  Here’s just a small selection of some of the reds we’ve spotted. There’ll be more colours coming soon.

These are the varying shades of red that are appearing everywhere at the moment.

Two I spotted on the street and the other was done for a seminar model at my salon.

IMG_2983

The young lady above had her hair coloured by one of the colourists at my salon. I love it and that it’s kind of pinky red.
IMG_3634

This lady above ( spotted in the Lower East Side Of New York)  has gone for a mixture of red and copper hues……….. I like the fact that her tank top matched the pink in her hair.

and finally, the classic Pillar box red spotted in Essex in the UK on a lady who was just doing her shopping… – You can’t beat the oldies!

IMG_2888.JPG

 

#TBT ADVERTISING ARCHIVE – TOP SHOP S/S 2007 BY PAOLO ROVERSI

Posted by | Blog | No Comments

Topshop

TOP SHOP IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST UK BASED HIGH STREET CLOTHING STORE IN THE WORLD, IF I HAVE THAT WRONG, THEN IT’S DEFINITELY THE MOST FAMOUS HIGH STREET STORE FROM THE UK SHORES.

I’ve worked on many TopShop campaigns over the years and this particular one was shot by the legendary Italian photographer Paolo Roversi.  Paolo is based in Paris and is well known for his painterly work created by shooting on Polaroid film and using various old school techniques to create special effects on his pictures

This campaign was shot in late 2006 and released in the Spring 2007 for the SS 2007 campaign.

Some of the models in this shoot have now gone on to become major stars in the fashion industry.. I hope you like them. This shoot brings back many fond memories for me as it was a trip to Paris for a few days with some of my good friends who I work and collaborate with regularly.

Kate Bock for TopShop Ad Campaign (Spring-Summer 2007) photo shoot

post-56515-0-1446114881-9017 Kate-Bock-for-TopShop-Ad-Campaign-Spring-Summer-2007-photo-shoot-004-827x1024 Kate-Bock-for-TopShop-Ad-Campaign-Spring-Summer-2007-photo-shoot-003-793x1024 Kate-Bock-for-TopShop-Ad-Campaign-Spring-Summer-2007-photo-shoot-002-793x1024 93441_kiseleva_topshop1_122_456lo 93446_kiseleva_topshop_122_426lo guisela_rhein_topshop_paolo_roversi_cYnfKUy.sized

62122_scan0007mr1_122_567lo 61593_69588_122_321lo 61588_69586_122_508lo

Erin Fee Topshop SS07 Paolo Roversi Olivia Dunin 2 Topshop SS07 Paolo Roversi

CREDITS: TOPSHOP SS 2007 CAMAPAIGN 

PHOTOGRAPHER: Paolo Roversi

STYLIST: Kate Phelan

MODELS: Hanne Gaby Odiele, Erin Fee, Laura Butterfield,  Olivia Dunin, Ekaterina Kiseleva, Guisela Rhei, Kate Bock

HAIR: Me

MAKE-UP: Lisa Butler

ART DIRECTOR: Ronnie Cooke Newhouse