Tonight I had the remarkable pleasure of attending the Annual Fashion photography eventheld at the MLC centre in Sydney. The event titled 'From Sea scrapers to Seashores' features the works of 22 Australian leading and upcoming fashion photographers. Amongst the champagne and the tapas were sensational, inspirational pieces by artists such as Derek Henderson, Roger Deckker, David Knight and Christian Blanchard (just to name a few.) There was a diverse range of eye-catching and striking fashion pieces on display. Landscapes ranged from exotic beach locations, to a higher end black and white New York cityscape. Not only were the skilled photographers gallivanting around the event, but so too were the models, hair and makeup artists and stylists who all come together to make these works of art happen. Some of the models included in the images were Miranda Kerr, Samantha Harris, Tahnee Atkinson and Cassi Van Dungeon. I had the pleasure of meeting Maybelline's make-up artist Director, Nigel Stanislaus; who was enjoying his first day off since god knows when, as he has been over in the city of New York working his magic at the fashion week shows, as well as our own Melbourne Fashion week which has just concluded. Nigel's client list goes on and on! To give you a little snippet of some of the talent he has worked with are, Justin Timberlake, Agyness Deyn, Erin Wasson, Melissa George, Ashlee Simpson, The Veronicas, Michael Buble, Kelly Osborne, Ronan Keating, Hilary Duff, and Cindy Crawford. He is also the make-up director for Australia's Next Top Model. He declares that New York fashion week was 'truly amazing!' A particular highlight for him was working at the L.A.M.B runway show (Gwen Stefani’s line) which closed the fashion packed week. Of course, I couldn't help but ask what are some hot trends in the makeup world, set to be big. Ditch your coral, bright lipstick ladies, because it’s all about the 'burgundy, deep wine' tones. (Total 90’s comeback.) As far as eye shadow goes 'mushroom' is the new must have, as well as electric blue and even a broccoli green. Nigel was indeed impressed by my eyeliner tonight (applied by my wonderful make-up artist Rory) as he said that it’s all about the cat eyes! (Love!) Nigel was such an inspiring individual to speak with. His sense of humour and warm personality are all brought together with his striking laugh and quirky style. The exhibition will be on display from the 24th of March till the 7th of April. All profits go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Go along and be inspired by the assorted talent. Even treat yourself and take home one of these fashionable pieces, which would look incredible on your wall while supporting a fantastic cause.
Here are some pictures from my evening.
Above; Inspirational Maybelline Makeup Artist Nigel Stanislaus
Above; Model Samantha Harris and I
Above; Model Alice Burdeu and I
Above; Stylist Heather Cairns and I infront of Emmanuel Giraud's work, styled by Heather Cairns, Hair- Jonathan Gelman and make-up by Martin Bray
Above; Make-up/ Body painter- Martin Bray and myself infront of David Knight's work. Body paint by the Amazing Martin Bray himself
Above; My Hair and Makeup artist/ good friend Rory Rice infront of Simon Lekias' work for Harper's Bazaar
Above; Myself in front of David Knight's work
Above; Myself infront of Emmanuel Girauds art