Manchester Fashion Magazine
Trend Forecast with clothing from Alex Christopher
Miss Motors Pageant
Ace Your Valentine’s Date
Miss Motors African Caribbean 2014 is here!
24 Valentine’s Clothing
What to wear on Valentine’s Day
Recommended Beauty Products
26 Valentine’s Editorial
‘Be my Valentine’ photo shoot at the Lowry Hotel
ModelsFor Campaign and FSL Clothing.
Valentine Day Issue
6 Miss Motors Pageant 8 Recommended Beauty Products
contents 28 Be My Valentine
10 Cover FX Review
36 Amy Faith
12 ModelsFor Campaign 16 FSL Clothing 17 2014 Trend Forecast 22 Model Interview: Carolina 03 44 Paul Zarecky Börg
52 Megan Elliott
24 Ace Your Valentine’s Date 26 What to wear on Valentine’s Day? 31 Stylist Interview: Kerry Saxon 34 Model Interview Madeleine Morgan
35 Model Interview: Rupert Harvey
48 Model Interview: Milly Evans 50 MUA Interview Rebecca Dutton 58 Make Up Artist: Nina Rochford 60 Cover Model interview Sophie Burton
This month’s issue is the biggest one yet. We have lots of great content with many interviews, photo-shoots and articles. In a month’s time we will have an entire issue on China, while in this February issue of @MCRFashionMag we concentrate on Valentine’s Day. Rachel Harrison gives excellent advice on how to Ace Your Valentine’s Date on page 24. Dan Martin has put together a guide on what to wear on your date. Lastly, we did a Valentine’s themed shoot at the Lowry Hotel. Check out the information on page 30 regarding Lowry Hotel’s offers for Valentine’s Day. I also hope you find Amy Faith’s photos and interview inspiring on page 36. In this issue we have also started a new feature where we interview a model who works in another country. This month we interview Paul Zarecky on page 44. Elsewhere in the issue, you will find many other interesting interviews with models, makeup artists and stylists. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this issue. Don’t forget to tweet me @MCRFashionMag
Great Days Out
Winter Sample Shop
British National Squash Championships
When: Sat 8 Feb Where: EventCity, Manchester
When: Sat 8 Feb - Sun 9 Feb Where: Lowry Outlet Mall
When: 10 Feb - 16 Feb Where: National Squash Centre
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and network with leading group attractions, destinations, activity providers and wholesalers at the North’s premier group travel show.
Grab a bargain! Come along to Manchester Fashion Network’s Sample Sale at the Lowry Outlet Mall to find some amazing discounted samples!
Come and see the best of British Squash do battle for the coveted title of National Champion right here in Manchester.
Policing the City – a Downtown Leaders’ Lunch with Sir Peter Fahy When: Tue 11 Feb Where: ABode Manchester This unique lunch event is an opportunity to gain insights into the incredible leadership challenges involved in policing our city region from its chief constable Sir Peter Fahy.
15 Winter Sample Shop
14 BBC Stargazing Live Returns
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
When: Fri 14 Feb Where: Lowry Hotel
22 Purchasing Power: Women and the Co-Operative Movement
When: Sat 15 Feb - Sun 16 Feb Where: Lowry Outlet Mall
When: 22 Feb Where: Co-operative College
Grab a bargain! Come along to Manchester Fashion Network’s Sample Sale at the Lowry Outlet Mall to find some amazing discounted samples!
Purchasing Power: women and the co-operative movement since the 19th century. Join Rachael Vorberg-Rugh, resarcher at the Co-operative College for this fascinating talk.
Treat yourself and your other half to the Sensational Together Couples Package in The Lowry Spa. The package includes a full body massage and an Elemis Booster Facial in the double treatment room, which will be decorated with rose petals and candles. Post treatment, sip a glass of champagne and nibble on chocolate dipped strawberries in our relaxation areas. £170 per couple, 0161 827 4034.
28 £1000 to change a light bulb
When: 28 Feb Where: Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel £1000 to change a light bulb brings together experts from the field of H&S, Insurance and HR, to explore the consequences, the mythology and the distinctions between Legislation and guideline.
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Miss Motors Pageant Miss Motors African Caribbean 2014 is here! Part of Miss Motors International held in Italy bevy of beautiful girls descended upon Manchester in the middle of January. It could only mean one thing…Miss Motors African Caribbean is back! Not just your average pageant, Miss Motors AC is a pageant of purpose. The motto of Miss Motors is “Don’t learn safety by accident”. The pageant advocates road safety and urges everyone to be safer while on the road. Whether you’re driving or walking – Miss Motors is talking to you. Castings were held at the über-cool Studio
Opposite Top: Group photo of the contestants Opposite bottom: Dorcas Kinsala Left: Elizabeth Pedro Bottom: L-R Model Mentor: Laurette Lopo / SOL Station Presenter: Anne-Marie Odesanya / CEO and Founder of MMAC Florinda Zozinia Group photo by Pacific, rest of the photos by @MCRFashionmag
25. A day full of poses and talent, the hopefuls arrived in the early mornings from as far as Belgium! You may ask yourself at this point “What makes girls from as far as Belgium travel to Manchester to take part in Miss Motors African Caribbean?” Well, ladies and gents, the lucky winner will automatically be eligible to compete in the Miss Motors International Finals in Italy…yes
ITALY!!! Girls from all around the globe will head to Italy to compete in the grand final. Sponsored by Ferrari, Royal Events and Ducati, the event is going to be massive! In actuality, one of the girls competing to become Miss Motors African Caribbean may be the winner of Miss Motors International. Imagine That. This may be the chance and will launch one lucky girl’s career. The girls arrived in their droves and brought their absolute A-Game. From Smiles and Selfie-Tutorials, the day was full of surprises. The girls posed, walked and talked that talk. Have I mentioned that the whole process, from casting to the grand finale will be televised on national TV, namely BenTV on Sky 182? So be sure to tune in on Sundays at 2pm to see what the girls are up to. You will be entertained, we warned you!
Contacts: Website: missmotorsac.com Instagram: missmotorsac Twitter: @ModaZola
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Cover FX Review
Rebecca Dutton tests out Cover FX’s new range which is exclusively available at Harvey Nichols
over FX was founded in 2000 and is known for specialising in skin foundation. They have over 25 shades and the unique formulas provide a precise colour match, making it suitable for skin of all ethnicities. All products were developed by leading dermatologists and are free from parabens,
fragrance, gluten, talc and mineral oil, so this really is a ‘healthy’ foundation that helps to correct pigmentation, reduce redness and improve skin over time. Also it is a favourite among celebrity make-up artists as it gives the option of build-able coverage from sheer to full, creating flawless, natural looking skin. The foundations are also
amazing for covering acne, scarring, pigmentation, and tattoos making it a ‘saviour’ for some clients and helps to boost confidence levels as well as just looking great. As I have worked with Cover FX for some time now, I am passionate about the products and use them all the time. It is great to use during photo shoots as it gives off that ‘air-brushed’ finish.
Pressed Mineral Foundation £31
his is available in 24 shades and provides a sheer to full coverage with a matte finish; it has oil absorbing microspheres and moisturisers which means the finish is never drying or cakey. I usually set My TCC foundation with this to give it that extra coverage, however you can wear this alone for a more natural look. It is ideal for a quick “on the go” application and for those touch ups during the day to rid yourself of any excess shine. It can be applied using the sponge that comes in the handy compact or using the Powder FX brush £32.
Total Cream Cover Foundation £34
t provides the fullest cover from within the range, starting from medium to full. Helps to cover skin imperfections such as acne, scarring, vitiligo, tattoos, bruising, dark circles and redness. I usually apply with the Cream Foundation Brush £32. For a natural finish I use soft stroking motions and for areas needing fuller cover I use a stippling, patting motion to build it up. This foundation comes in over 25 shades and has a natural SPF 30, also with the anti 10
inflammatory ingredients in it that helps to treat the skins’ impurities. It can be set with the Pressed Mineral Foundation £31 or a Setting Powder £26 which enables it to become water resistant for that extra durability. I have helped many clients with Cover FX products with the TCC being one of my favourites, as it has such a dramatic yet natural effect. I especially love my “before” and “after” photos.
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ModelsFor Campaign by Hollie Wilkinson Please start off by telling us a little bit about Models For and the type of work you do. Models For is a campaign organised by a group of around 17 models. Our aim is to raise money for terminally ill children. We do this in different ways, our models are available for photo shoots and music videos and the money raised goes to the campaign. We also attend a lot of events
across the UK including, Boxing matches, Cage fights, Football matches and Festivals where the girls can be used as ring girls or promo models and they also collect donations. All the money we raise is donated to local charities and we are currently donating the money to a wonderful childrenâ€™s charity called Wipe Your Tears. The charity does lots of wonderful things to help terminally ill children and their families including granting the children a last wish.
How much did you raise last year in total? Last year we raised just over ÂŁ9800 from Septem-
ber to December 2013 for Wipe Your Tears.
Did you have one big event that brought in the majority of the money?
every event we attend. And we usually attend between 1 and 6 events each weekend.
Do you only raise money for charities around the Manchester area? No, we didn’t have one spe- Would you be totally cific event where we raised averse to taking it naa lot. We usually raise tional? between £100 and £500 at
We are a national campaign, as the Wipe Your Tears charity help children from all over the UK. We attend events all over the UK to raise money for the charity. We would be more than happy to help ANY children’s charities that might need our help!
People are always quick to judge models as ‘none-charitable’ people, what has the public feedback been like for you guys? The support off everyone has been amazing. We never thought we would be raising the amounts we are raising! It’s amazing that so many people have already donated and have also helped us spread the
word of our campaign.
tunately, not everyone that is interested is reliable.
How many models have signed up to the books Do they get a lot of work, on average? so far? We currently have 17 models in the campaign and they are all lovely girls. We have had around 30 girls join the campaign since we started, but it’s not for everyone. We do have a few rules and reliability is a major thing for us. Unfor-
We have between 1- 6 events each weekend, so we are really busy especially over the summer! But we are hoping to be even busier this year! With 17 models we can fit in up to 9 events each weekend and 3 photo shoots a week.
It’s a New Year and obviously another year of raising money, what’s in the pipeline for this year with regards to fund raising? Well after doing so well last year we have set ourselves a 2014 target of £30,000 to raise. We will be organising some fashion shows as well as hosting a few
club nights. But watch this space! Iâ€™d like to say thank you to everyone involved with the shoot. FSL for providing the clothing. Missoula Bar Manchester for providing the venue. And Nikki Megan Da Silva, Sloane Odendaal and firstname.lastname@example.org for the hair and make up!! All of whom can be found on facebook!
If anyone would like to help the Models For campaign there are a number of ways you can:
Online Donations: http://igg.me/at/modelsfor
- Organise your own event. Send them an email and they will assist in any way they can. - Donate something for an auction/raffle - Book the models for photo shoots/music videoâ€™s/ring girls.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/modelsfor.wyt Twitter: @models_for Email: email@example.com
Tell us your story, why did you start FSL?
FSL was started in 2012 when we saw a gap in the market for luxe loungewear and T-shirts with impeccable fit and quality featuring edgy, cool designs that can be dressed up or dressed down.
Where do you generally get your inspiration from?
We get our ideas from the people, atmosphere, fashion and diverse nature of London itself. So many things inspire us - buildings, patterns, colours, music, words and places.
What is the inspiration for your current collection, then?
The current collection comes from different aspects of life and places in London- we have the cool, edgy designs like Go Big Or Go Home and the glitzy Meet Me At The Ritz t-shirt with silver studs and gold stitching. Our ‘Slumming It On The King’s Road’ jumper has been hugely popular and even worn on Made In Chelsea!
What have been the highlights so far?
The Clothes Show was amazing, we got to meet a lot of fans and customers and all the celebrities loved our designs! Working with the Models For girls has also been a highlight, it’s such an amazing cause and we are huge supporters of charity. 16
What’s next for FSL?
We are working on some fantastic new loungewear and also lingerie box sets! We are also working with PR and magazines to generate more publicity and get into more stores. Any tips for a budding fashion designer? Go with the inspiration you love, if you believe in your designs and products that definitely shows! Make your work something you love to bits.
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2014 TREND FORECAST with clothing from Alex Christopher
Model: Carolina Börg Make up and Hair: Rachael Dutton Stylist: Sara Peacock
By designer/stylist Sara Peacock
Another year of the fashion cycle is upon us but oh how it differs from recent years... Many things may influence fashion designers, such as, film, music, muses, icons, art movements and street culture. However political, social and cultural events have held sway over their collections for many seasons. But how times have changed... This season’s collections portray our need for a multi faceted wardrobe that reflects on how our lives and careers have had to become more varied and multi-functional. AC Backless waterfall shirt, £65, Alex Christopher @ Eachtotheirown.co.uk AC Nautical tube skirt, £35, Alex Christopher @ Eachtotheirown. co.uk
Familiarize yourself within this season’s new narrative. An explosion of colour emerged. Looks that pulsed with shade upon shade of lush rainbow juxtaposition colour. Art pop is set to be a huge trend. Designers referenced.
Political street muralists. Bold strokes. Abstract art and the artist Stephen Sprouse, whose graffiti style leads me to another huge trend…. The logo which hasn’t had such a resurgence and impact since the 1980s but has more bold and understated style. Sportswear takes on a new luxurious vibe with hi-tech fabrics Chiffon, Leather, beading and embellishments
Anonymous long line X tee, £40, Anonymous @ Eachtotheirown. co.uk AC Nautical leggings, £35, Alex Christopher @ Eachtotheirown. co.uk 18
Anonymous A Vest, ÂŁ35, Anonymous @ Eachtotheirown.co.uk are incorporated into an athletic aesthetic but with old school details and styling. Denim firm grip on fashion is as formidable as ever and shows no signs of waning, but as always has a few new February2014
season twists: patchwork, sequins, gilt chains, frayed and faded, bruised and battered, denim still appeals to every woman. Monochrome takes the modernist approach via angular tailored lines and unexpected layers with rigorously paired-down aesthetic.
Denim backless waterfall shirt, ÂŁ65, Alex Christopher @ Eachtotheirown.co.uk AC peplum skirt, ÂŁ48, Alex Christopher @ Eachtotheirown.co.uk
AC black waterfall shirt, £65. Alex Christopher @ Eachtotheirown. co.uk
No-nonsense Black which is always evident within every trend forecast and every collection, has been re-named this year as Summer Black amongst the designers. But to us, mere mortals, it’s “No-nonsense always a constant wardrobe staple” Black. Other trends to note this year will be metallic within daywear, global and tribal elements, floral for men and women. The midriff and embellishment even on sporty pieces.
Model Interview: Carolina Börg Tell us about yourself. I’m Salford born and bread and come from a big family. I enjoy acting and writing my own songs. I love shoes, clothes and quirky jewellery. I love fashion but I hate shopping. What makes you want to work as a model? Modelling is fun and is a job that can take you around the world. What interests you in fashion? My fashion interests at the moment are the grundgy platform heels and boiler suits. What magazines do you read? To be honest I don’t read magazines, I know what’s in fashion and what’s not and I have my own style and I wear what I like regardless.
beautiful with a sexy but classy look and What fashion/modelling related brings that edge. My TV shows do you watch? Do you fashion icon has got go to fashion shows? to be Rihanna. I love I love fashion but I don’t watch her because I’m not anything fashion or modelling very girly and she gets related but I love browsing at that… it’s quite fierce, fashion images on the internet very stylish and street. looking at other models. I am interested in the creative, stylish What are your goals fashionable looks or images. as a model? My goals would be to Do you have a favourite model, get a very good agent designer or fashion icon? and get modelling for My favourite model at the mofashion brands and ment is Adriana Lima, she is so catalogues to model-
ling advertisements like L’Oreal. How do you see yourself progressing in this field? I see myself progressing with in the commercial side of modelling. As I have a commercial look I would like to do fashion and lingerie in catalogues and big online fashion companies like Asos. What do your friends and family think of you becoming a model and are they supportive? My mother is quite protective of me in this field and she gets very worried about me going on photo shoots although I try to re-assure her. What beauty tips do you swear by? I swear by contouring, it is amazing - what a difference it makes! If you haven’t already tried it look at some make-up contouring tutorials on YouTube once you start contouring your makeup you won’t ever go back.
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Ace Your Valentine’s Date by Rachel Harrison With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, everyone will be planning who will they will be spending the day with, and what if this Valentine’s brings you your first real date? Do not panic! We have the best tips and advice for you to ace your first date and have the second one in the bag! First of all, if your Valentine is keeping the venue of the date a surprise, make sure you make them spill the beans on what you 24
should wear. This is vital as there is nothing worse than being over or under-dressed. Explain to them how you don’t want to turn up in a ball gown if you’re going for a day out at the zoo or you don’t want to turn up in a pair of your comfiest jeans if you’re going to the theatre. (You can thank us later!) Take pride in your appearance and dress to impress! First impressions go a long way and plus if you feel
great it shows on the outside. Fresh breath, best shoes, unchapped lips, your best perfume -all help out towards a great impression and a second date. We are not saying spend three hours beforehand getting prepared, just make it look like you have made the effort and your date will be pleased you’ve dolled up, ‘just for them.’ Be positive and confident. Don’t bring up in the conversation your ex boyfriends,
how annoying your job is or express your entire life story, baggage – this is an instant turn off. Keep off your phone! This is vital! Keep checking your Twitter account for the latest news and scrolling up and down your Facebook news feed is an instant no-no! Doing this on a date, especially your first one, shows lack of interest and boredom. Maybe being on your phone during the date tells you something and maybe think about whether you want a second encounter with your date!
Give a compliment to your date, it’s simple, it’s important and it works wonders! If they look nice, if you like their shirt, tell them!
on a date. If she catches you, it’s over before it even started, trust me. Most importantly, just be yourself! The reason you are on this date is because you are liked! There’s a big difference between putting in the extra effort and trying too hard to impress. Don’t try and be someone you’re not.
Eye contact and body language are a key thing to notice during your date! Slight touching of the arms or flirty nudges will give you signs where this date is heading. If you’re having fun, let it show! Nothing is more attractive than a natural smile Happy Valentine’s Day! and laugh, so let it out! Guys, never look at another woman when you are
What to wear on Valentines Day by Dan Martin Valentine’s day, the very thought of it either makes you think ‘eww’ or ‘aww’ (for me honestly it’s eww). In February, love is in the air and all around us and whether you’re going for coffee, a romantic meal for two or on a holiday (I recommend Paris, beautifully romantic city), dates need to be organised, tables need to be booked
and this, of course, means new clothes and outfits need to be purchased (yes, guys, that include you too, make an effort for your lady). Here we go, some inspiration and some ideas for three different types of (hopefully good) dates you could find yourself on (good luck, ladies!)
Take me somewhere with white table cloths: The sophisticated and most dressy up date of them all, the white table cloth date. This one reveals a more feminine and beautiful side to your personality, and chance to get to know your date better (or to see if he knows which fork is which) just don’t order the snails (remember Pretty Woman, those things are slippery, little suckers).
Below: BRIGHT YELLOW TOE CAP POINTED COURT SHOES River Island -£50.00 GREY COLOUR BLOCK LARGE ENVELOPE CLUTCH BAG River Island -£25.00 YELLOW STEPPED HEM SHIFT DRESS River Island -£38.00
Take me somewhere casual (like the cinemas): I like to think of this one as the kind of date that you go on when you’ve got to know your date more (I mean what
would be more awkward than sitting in silence with someone for over three hours that you hardly know). Who knows though, if they play their cards right, you could be partial to a spot of food afterwards. Left: TURNLOCK SATCHEL Topshop -£28 MOTO WHITE JONI JEANS Topshop -£38
Take me for coffee The most casual way of getting to know a person really well (just don’t spill coffee on yourself). This date is cool and a blast for an afternoon chat, local shopping, local culture which can also lead too, well, anything you want! Just make sure you centralise your coffee shop destination so that you can get to anywhere you want and there’s plenty to do around you.
BLACK CHELSEA GIRL CHECK TANK TOP River Island -£22.00 LIGHT PINK CROPPED JACKET River Island -£40.00 Left: MARGATE DOUBLE BUCKLE GEEK SHOES Topshop -£32 Danielle Lock Double Compartment Oasis £36 MOTO SHORT DENIM DUNGAREES Topshop -£38 KNITTED DAISY CURVE HEM JUMPER Topshop -£48
Be my Valentine
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Makeup and Hair:
Kerry Saxon Location:
Lowry Hotel All menswear available from Slaters Manchester and www.swade.com. Womenswear available from House of Fraser Deansgate
Fellini 3piece Navy suit £89. Swade sky blue shirt £45. Slaters burgundy silk tie £5. Shoes model’s own
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Ted Baker black suit £199. Swade Navy shirt £45. Slaters burgundy pocket square £3 Biba black maxi dress £169. February2014
Indulge your Valentine at The Lowry Hotel The Lowry Hotel is the perfect location to spend the most romantic day of the year. This Valentine’s Day, The Lowry Hotel would like to give one lucky couple a special Valentine’s Day treat. Any couple who will be dining in The River Restaurant on Valentine’s weekend has the chance to upgrade their evening. All you have to do for the chance to win is email The Lowry Hotels romance experts on enquiries. email@example.com with your most romantic story that you have shared with your partner and the couple whose story is deemed the most romantic will enjoy their Valentine’s meal in the romantic surroundings of our exclusive Private Dining Room. For more information please contact: Helen Hipkiss, PR and Marketing Manager, 0161 827 4000, hhipkiss@ roccofortehotels.com
Fellini grey blazer £65. Swade polo £30. French Connection dark wash jeans £49. Justin Reece Dover leather brogues £59. Biba red batwing dress £125. Shoes model’s own
Left: Back velvet dinner jacket £65. Swade stripe shirt £45. Wrangler black jeans £49. Justin Reece Dover leather brogues £59. Biba ombre print blouse £69. Biba black jacquard skirt £69. Shoes model’s own All jewellery stylist’s own. How do you prepare for a new fashion shoot? Each fashion shoot usually starts with a moodboard or concept either made by me or a photographer and continuously worked on around a model and make up artist to suit the theme. Then it’s a case of contacting PR companies or designers directly and pulling suitable pieces to sit in the story. TV and Film jobs work very differently and require a more structured brief and budget with designated prep days.
Stylist Interview Kerry Saxon Tell us a bit about yourself and your career so far, what path did you take to become a stylist? I’m currently based in Manchester working freelance, mostly styling TV commercials, music videos and online virals. Also working for a couple of Manchester magazines for fashion features and spreads. I started out in 2011 assisting other stylists gaining on set experience and learning how to buy for character briefs before I was signed to PHA on their creatives books. So far I’ve covered TV, Film, Catwalk, Editorial and personal styling and work with indie brands/designers on their promotional and online materials and look books both locally and internationally.
Is the job as glamorous as people imagine? I’d say this job is most definitely not glamorous! People assume it is because you get to play with fancy clothes and accessories but certain jobs can be quite stressful and the days can be anywhere between 6 and 12 hours long! However there is no better feeling than seeing your final images or video and knowing the hard work that went into it look so good! I do love my job and the variety of meeting different people and working in different locations, every day is something new! Do you have any special tricks you’ve learned during your time as a stylist? I have too many to mention! However a good basic styling kit is essential!! Safety pins and black marker pens have saved my bacon on numerous occasions. A variety of tapes and a small sewing kit will take you far in this industry! And always to be very observant and organised.
What are you inspired by? I’m inspired by Manchester and the street culture that’s present in every corner of our city centre. There’s such a cool mix of vintage and high street, it’s all very urban yet fresh with a nostalgic feel. There’s always a creative buzz in the air and I love to see people doing fashion shoots in the street or sitting sketching the amazing architecture hidden behind the glass shop fronts. I do try not to follow fashion magazines and trends anymore as I find they can slightly drown your mind with images already out there stylized in a way intended to stick.
creating an image we need to ensure that every one is on the same page and has the same vision of the final outcome before the day of the shoot when time can be restricted and changes are harder to accommodate. When working in TV we’re often referred to as ‘the glam squad’ and all hang around together on the same trucks. The thing with Manchester is that the commercial world is very small and so you do see the same faces a lot and start to build relationships with other creatives and freelancers from different areas of the industry.
How do you cooperate with the makeup artists? I have a lot of respect for make up artists and the ones I’m lucky enough to work with! I’m more of a paint brush kind of girl so I like to see how they work and make their looks different from other make up artists. I work very closely with make up as it’s about
What trends in styling are you seeing right now? Right now there’s a lot of layering going on, with the seasons changing and the concepts for submissions being released there’s a slight nod back to spring summer styling and lots of sportswear and boho themes with natural light and a new wave of vintage and hand made designers
being used. Does your styling for fashion shoots ever inspire your personal style? Yes! And the reverse. I always prefer to style in a way that I could see myself in each outfit or something similar, I think that’s the natural part of being a stylist, it’s always down to personal choice and visions as no two people would have the same specific preferences. The same with menswear, I pull the looks based on how I’d want to dress for that theme and accessorising to my personal taste. What goals and challenges do you have as a stylist, what do you want to achieve? I have too many goals. I can be quite hard on myself In terms of workload, I can have anything up to 4 jobs on at once and continuously plan more shoots. I’m
not sure when I’ll stop. I kind of just found something I lived and ran with it, well running with it. There’s a lot of exciting plans in the pipe line for 2014 so hopefully there will be a few goals reached by the end of it and then it will be time to make more! If you could style anyone in the world, anywhere in the world, who would you choose, what place would you choose and why? At the moment I’m ridiculously fan girling over The1975 so I’d have to say them right now. As much as I love and live by the black/white basic grungy style they have I’d like to mix it up and pop them in some tailoring! The black velvet dinner jacket we featured in this issue is my new favourite thing and of all areas I’ve covered of styling, music videos are what I enjoy most. Who wouldn’t love a free gig and an indie boy in a suit! What has been the most memorable moment for you as a fashion stylist? I’ve got lots of memories that will stick with me forever, good and bad, but my favourite has to be the 7 weeks I spent in Spain in 2012 working on a feature film with a bunch of people I had never met, in a house in the middle of a nature park. I was over there as production design assistant covering the set and the wardrobe and loved every minute of it. After a 14 hour non stop day in the last week out there, to be lay on a lounger being mesmerized by how close the stars seemed and actually realising how much we had done and how big a challenge it had seemed was a feeling that will always be with me. I met some great friends and we made a great film! If you didn’t have any experience of contacts, but wanted to start working as a stylist on fashion shoots, what would you do? Things like Twitter and Facebook can be great platforms if used correctly! Networking is a big part of my career and can be very helpful for sourcing clothing and accessories. There are Twitter accounts set up purely for new creatives to follow and
check for other creatives that are looking to collaborate on shoots and other projects to help build up a portfolio. What qualities and skills one need to succeed in your job? I think the biggest part of my job is to have a passion for it and to really understand exactly what the job entails, as it isn’t always the glamorous side it does involve hard work and dedication! The key skills for this industry are organisation and communication! Personality goes a long way on a film set especially in small crews and you have to be organised with your time when prepping and keeping track of receipts and budgets and sticking to calm times and schedules making sure all outfits are prepared and ready to use!
twitter.com/kerrylstylist www.kerrysaxonstylist.4ormat.com February2014
Model Interview Madeleine Morgan Tell us about yourself. –
I’m a model and TV presenter and also work for the Models For Campaign raising money for terminally ill children.
How did you become a model? I was scouted at the Clothes Show!
What interests you in fashion?
I love everything from high street to designer, and how clothing can make such an impact on people’s confidence and how different people put different styles together. There’s just so much variety and it’s great to see.
Kate Moss always looks good and just seems to throw things together perfectly. Victoria Beckham is another person I think is impeccably dressed, and Kim Kardashian dresses incredibly well for her shape.
What are your goals as a model?
How do you see yourself progress in this field?
I’ve modelled for years now and I absolutely love it. I’m always growing and progressing in modelling and I love to try new ideas that I may not have considered before, and that opens a lot of doors and possibilities.
What did your friends and family think of you becoming a model and are they supportive?
I love Grazia, Vogue (because I’ve been in there!), Elle and Look magazine.
What fashion/ modelling related TV shows do you watch?
I love America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks is an inspiration!
Do you go to fashion shows?
I work in London a lot and love to go to the Fashion Week shows. The atmosphere is electric and I love to see all @mcrfashionmag
Do you have a favourite model, designer or fashion icon?
I love to travel so I’d like to do more shoots abroad and see the world.
What magazines do you read?
the new designs.
My family and friends have always been supportive. My parent’s knew I’d end up a model, I was always dressing up, posing in front of mirrors and catwalking up and down the hallway as a child!
What beauty tips do you swear by?
Facials, good contouring when you apply make up and my absolute favourite - red lipstick! Also to get plenty of sleep!
If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be?
Go for it - you don’t know until you try and it really is the best job in the world!
Contact: Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Model Interview: Rupert-Harvey Giles To be honest for males there isn’t a lot on that’s model focused. I’m sometimes made to watch Britain and Ireland’s next top model by my girlfriend but it’s not out of choice! Do you go to fashion shows? If I go to fashion shows it’s probably because I’m working. I tend to get my ideas from what other people are wearing on the high street and think about how I’d wear it. Do you have a favourite model, designer or fashion icon? My favourite male model has to be David Gandy. He has a real strong look about his work, something I’d love to replicate myself.
My name is Rupert. I’m 23 years old, a student and part time model. I study Sport business management at Loughborough University and I’m represented by Boss Model Management in Manchester.
What interests you in fashion? I like seeing people’s personality through what they wear and how they wear it. I prefer a clean strong look myself but everyone’s different, that’s part of the attraction.
How do you see yourself progress in this field? I’d like to do more catwalks and fashion shoots, it’s what I enjoy most as a model.
If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be? Don’t be afraid to ask questions, people are always willing to help peoHow did you become a ple who want to learn. I’m model? What magazines do you still learning my trade and I first started modelling read? probably spend more time last year when I was asked Being in the Information asking questions at jobs to shoot for a Rugby maga- Age I mainly look at fashion than actually in front of zine. I used the photos to blogs or look books to see camera. It’s all part of playstart my own portfolio, this what’s on trend. ing to your strengths and enabled me to secure furdeveloping your own look ther opportunities to shoot What fashion/modelling and style. and become comfortable in related TV shows do you front of camera. watch? Twitter.com/RHGILES
Photographer Amy Faith
own little world. No What initially inter- tion. I’d like to think my current style could be longer can I see what’s ested you into photogdescribed as “a lucid going on behind the raphy? dream’ or “painterly’. I scenes, the lights, the I was about 16 and capture moments and wires, the crew; that had become fascinated by the fact that I edit them in such a way strange scene that was that I want the viewer once in my head is now could capture a single to feel as though they being played out in irreplaceable moment front of me, the model in time. I’ve always are looking directly into loved live music and I one of my own dreams. reacting to my instrucWhether the image tions helping my dream soon discovered that is light or dark, it’s alcoming to life. by becoming a photographer I could ac- ways quite mysterious. I prefer my conceptual What was the most tually get as close to images to be edited in important lesson you the stage and my falearned from a photo vourite bands as pos- such a way that makes shoot? sible! By submitting them almost seem like Always take those exmy work to various a painting rather than a digital image. tra few photographs. online photo websites and local music magaYou may feel as though What intrigues you you have “the shot” on zines, I soon got free most about assign- the day but more often access into amazing ments? than not you will end up gigs & festivals, I got backstage and was What intrigues me choosing a completely most is being able to different image once even able to meet & escape reality. When you come to edit. interview some of the musicians I adored. the model is in position in the location of my Which photographers What is your photogchoice and I’m looking influenced you and how raphy style? through the lens - this did they influence your I always struggle to is where my intrigue thinking, photography answer this quesbegins as I enter my and career path? 36
Annie has shown me Lara Jade, Rosie Hardy, Kirsty Mitchell, Annie just how influential a Lebowitz & Tim Walker. female photographer can become in the inLara is a huge influence on my portraiture dustry and Timâ€™s bizarre take on the world is & fashion work, Rosie introduced me to the always inspiring and wonderful world of conchallenging. ceptual imagery, Kirsty changed my thinking What kind of gear do you use? about how conceptual can be completely creCurrently I shoot on a ated by hand even be- Canon 5DMkII & Canon fore the editing stage, 7D with a 50mm f1.4,
35mm f1.4 & 85mm f1.8. In my studio I shoot with Elinchrom & Broncolor lights. Which is your favourite lens? Why? I feel as though my lenses and cameras are my babies, so to choose a favourite would give the others some sort of equipment complex. (However, the 50mm
1.4 is such a diverse images, continuously would have. and reliable lens, it has shooting without rules such beautiful bokeh. I and without judgement; What is the one thing shoot on this 80% of the then I see a 30 year you wish you knew time... (just don’t let the old trained full time when you started takothers know!) photographer, snaping photos? ping away with all their I wish I knew about What would you say is bells and whistles, with the 365 Project! I have more important Good nothing to show for it seen so many great Knowledge or Good but a photograph-by- photographers flourish Equipment? numbers rule-of-thirds since taking part in this If I have to choose, I’d inspirationless portfo- project. When I started say Good Knowledge. lio. I know who I’d prephotography I had so You can have all the top fer to be... much more time on my notch equipment that hands, the 365 Prothe world has to ofAmong your works, ject would have been fer, yet if you have no which one is your faa great task for me to experience and no eye vourite? Why? complete. for detail, your images At the moment my are going to be proof of favourite is a concepWhat goal are you this. Without some sort tual piece called “En working towards within of knowledge you may Pointe”. I like putting your photography and as well trade all your some sort of juxtaposi- when will you know you equipment in for an tion in my conceptual have reached it? iPhone. However, I be- images and this one is In 2012 I took a day lieve that what it takes such a soft and lovely job in a bank that bato be an outstanding image, with birds and sically sucked the life photographer cannot sunset and tutus and and soul out of me for always be taught. You ballet slippers, yet the over 14 months. I took can be given guidance, dancer’s expression is the job simply because sure, but at the end saying something com- the wages were astroof the day it all comes pletely different. The nomical and because down to “Having The frown makes me feel I saw no other way of Eye”. I see 15 year olds like something is not me being able to afford with very little educa- quite right and it keeps everything I needed to tion in how to propme looking at the imfollow my dream and erly work a DSLR taking age longer than maybe become a full time phomind blowing amazing a serene expression tographer with my own 40
studio. On 20th December 2013 I left that job. On 1st January 2014 I picked up the keys to my own new studio. You have no idea how good it feels to even just say that! So right now Iâ€™m busy setting some new goals... What motivates you to continue taking pictures? As well as my fantastical imagination and determination to succeed, I think the simple fact that without photography my life would just be all cups of tea and dogs. And Iâ€™m not quite ready to be a crazy dog lady just yet.
Email: email@example.com Website: www.amyfaithphotography.com February2014
Why do you want to work as a model? This job gives the opportunity to travel, meet talented and gifted people, and to be within the art and fashion industries. What interests you in fashion? Can’t choose one field of interest... maybe the fusion of art and fashion. What magazines do you read? 44
All magazines, available here in hard copies and online. Do you go to fashion shows? Unfortunately, there are not many ... but I’m trying to see them all. Do you have a favourite model or designer? I’ve got no favourites among male models... but I’m still impressed by the art of YSL, and Coco Rosha inspires me a lot.
What are your goals as a model? World Number 1, why not?) What did your friends and family think of you becoming a model and are they supportive? My family knows it all and supports my attempts to become the best. Honestly saying, I haven’t got any “plan B’.
Paul was scouted by Alexey Vasiliev who discovered Natalia Vodianova. Paul also frequently works with makeup artist Elena Markova. Twitter: @PaulZarecky February2014
Model Interview: Milly Evans I’m Milly, a 25 year old alternative model from south Manchester; I became a model after I was scouted at the gym for a swimming pool shoot. I love quirky fashion, things that are a bit different. I don’t like following the crowd things that are edgy and stand out. I read allsorts of magazines when I have the time. I read Vogue, OK! and Cosmopolitan. I don’t really watch modelling/ fashion shows as I hate how nasty they can be to the models. Every woman is beautiful in her own way, who gets to decide who is good enough and who is not. It annoys me. I do catwalks but don’t attend other fashion shows other than that. My favourite model is Georgia May Jagger: I love the gap in her teeth it’s just 48
like mine. I like the fact she’s different. I produced a nude calendar where all proceeds went to “Mind”- a mental health charity. I raised over £1000. My goal is to be the best I can be. Hopefully, carry on with the success I’ve had over the last year. Get some more magazines and some cover shoots. My family are extremely supportive; I couldn’t do it without my boyfriend being there whenever I need him. As for beauty tips. Less is more. Beauty is from within and if you’re happy within yourself everyone will see your natural beauty. My advice is- go with your gut and only do what you want to do. purpleport.com/ portfolio/millyevans
Makeup: Rebecca Dutton
I have always had a passion for makeup whether it is personal, photographic, and theatrical or client based. I have completed an NVQ in Makeup Artistry as well as Beauty therapy, which is how I progressed into becoming a makeup artist for Illamasqua, CHANEL and Christian Dior. I have now built up an established client base freelancing for photo studios, photographers, and work from my personal website: www.rebeccadutton.com. I always use Cover FX Total Cream Cover Foundation £34 because it gives amazing cover with the benefit of it being 100% natural minerals and containing SPF 30. I love using Stila for colour, especially ‘in the light’ palette £25. It has high pigment content and gives a long lasting finish, great for day-night looks. I get my inspiration from fashion and catwalk looks throughout the seasons. Also, an idol of mine and one of my many reasons I wanted to pursue a career as a makeup artist is ‘Alex Box.’ Her creativeness and passion for individuality inspires both my looks on models and how to grow my career 50
Contact info: www.rebeccadutton.com firstname.lastname@example.org twitter.com/becsmakeups
within the industry. I first saw her work when I was at college which then inspired me to become a makeup artist for Illamasqua. I’m so passionate about her work because it is unique yet still beautiful. I enjoy creating ‘out there’ looks and I believe as a makeup artist it is all about the unique, creative and striking work that catches the eye. This is how you are recognised in the industry and how style statements are made. However, depending on my model and style I am versatile enough to create looks to suit whatever theme or client. Who said ‘out there’ daring looks isn’t beautiful? My future goals are to build up expertise within the industry and to work with the best in regards to models, photographers and clients. I’m hard working and have a drive and ambition to succeed and create a name for myself. I could not imagine doing any other job, and I am excited to see what the future holds. One of my top tips for the girls at home trying to achieve that ‘fresh faced’ look in a short amount of time
is to use Cover Fx CC Cream £32. This product treats, corrects and protects the skin with a time released anti-aging treatment. It gives you flawless radiant skin with a natural finish. This is ideal for a girl on the go as it really is a ‘one stop shop.’ The liquorice root extract helps improve hyper pigmentation and contains a built-in primer with SPF 30. Also it is available in 9 shades depending on skin tone, once applied there is no need to set with a powder unless preferred. I recommend this product because it is quick, simple and the results are amazing, I mean what girl doesn’t want fresh flawless skin within 10 minutes! This is a beauty must have, once tried it will be forever loved. One of my favourites in my make-up bag at the minute is Illamasqua precision ink liner in Abyss £17. This creates looks with attitude that no one can ignore. Precision Ink’s fine tip allows for defined application for both classic and dramatic looks. Longlasting and waterproof it’s perfect for use anywhere on the face and body to bring out your bold side. It dries within seconds and stays put for hours, perfect for day-night wear. February2014
Model Interview: Megan Elliott
Makeup and Hair: Nina Rochford
What interests you in ing reappearances. modelling? I swear if my mothThe creativity of shoots er kept all her old really interests me in clothes I would never modelling, the wackier, have to buy anythe better. It’s great thing! being able to shoot on location and working What magazines do within different envi- you read? ronments- even if it I’m forever followmeans you are usually ing Vogue, probably freezing cold! like every girl on the planet. I must admit What interests you in to reading real magafashion? zines, I find the stoFashion is forever ries very interesting changing and makand bizarre.
What fashion/modelling related TV shows do you watch? Britain and Ireland’s next top model is a must watch. Love watching the models create art and getting ideas!! Do you go to fashion shows? I go to Birmingham Clothes show every year. Watch the Catwalks and grab some bargains!
Twitter and Instagram: @me_again_elliott Email: email@example.com.
Do you have a favourite model, designer or fashion icon? Cara Delevingne is my idol. She is just so rough and ready but so beautiful. Itâ€™s great when people are liked for being themselves. What are your goals as a model? My goals are to maybe travel in work. I also dance so I do get to see the world, but I would love to travel for modelling too. How do you see yourself progress in this field? I would love to be able to model full time, but I am so busy with my dance academy that I am happy to do both for the time being. What did your friends and family think of you becoming a model and are they supportive? My friends are family are very supportive. They have always said I should try it out- eventually I gave in! What beauty tips do you swear by? Lemon water and green tea!!
INTERVIEW How did you get into the beauty industry? I’ve always wanted to be a makeup artist since I can remember! I love makeup and being creative so I decided to enrol on a makeup course at the Cassie Lomas Makeup Academy in Manchester where I studied Fashion, Film, TV & Special FX makeup.
and easy to blend. Where do you find your inspiration for creating different looks? I find inspiration from everything and anything. Most of the time a location will inspire me and then I like to build & create a look around that.
Do you like creating really outthere looks, or do you prefer something classically beautiful? Do you have any favourite prod- I think every look serves a ucts that you like to use on purpose. I love creating really models? avant-garde looks as it’s fun Most models have naturally and I enjoy experimenting but I beautiful skin, so I like to use also love classic beauty as you MAC Face & Body foundation as can change somebody’s look it’s sheer coverage but buildable just by enhancing their best features which can also make them look totally different at the same time. What are your goals for the future? Like most people my goals are to be successful & happy...preferably both at the same time. What’s your top tip for the girl
at home trying to look fresh and ready to go in 10 minutes? You can’t go wrong with concealer & blusher, they’re two of my favourite products. But multipurpose products are always a winner as they save both time and space. Bobbi Brown’s pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks is a great product and comes
in so many different colours for all skin types.
bag and my kit.
Do you have any advice for people What is in your per- wanting to become a sonal makeup bag? makeup artist? I like a good bargain It’s not easy in this so I like to mix it up industry and it’s very with high street and competitive, but if higher end brands, you work hard and but at the minute love what you do, it I’m loving my Clarins will happen. Oh and Instant Light Comdon’t forget to be plexion Perfector. I nice. Manners will use this in both my get you further than personal makeup you think.
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What interests you in modelling? I enjoy trying on clothes and trends that I wouldn’t normally wear and getting my makeup professionally done! I love that modelling lets you play different characters and moods! It’s also a really good way to meet a lot of people. What interests you in fashion? I like how everyone has their own personal style. My wardrobe is mostly full of prints, one of my favourite designers is Mary Katranzou. I also love 20’s and 30’s inspired designs (always watch Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge!)
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Tell us about yourself. I am a 21 year old final year fashion and textile retailing student at the University of Manchester. I’m from Bath, I first got scouted when I was 15 in a queue for an underage night club!
What magazines do you read? I have a subscription to Vogue for inspiration, but I love Look magazine as it’s so great for picking the best high street trends which I can afford as a student!
Makeup, Hair and Stylist: Nina Rochford ter until I graduate from University in July, and then I have the opportunity to possibly take it up full time for a few years to see where it takes me!
What fashion/modelling related TV shows do you watch? I don’t have a television at uni but catch up on programmes like GIRLS, really excited to watch the third series. I am also very sad that 90210 is finished forever Do you go to fashion shows? Yes, I usually try to go to Bath, Bristol and Manchester fashion week! Hopefully, I can go to London fashion week this year! Do you have a favour-
What did your friends and family think of you becoming a model and are they supportive? My family have always been really supportive and love that I am now signed with J’adore! They are just as excited as I am when there’s a new shoot to see the final photos! Especially my mum haha!
ite model, designer or fashion icon? My favourite model at the moment is Karlie Kloss, really love how versatile she is, she never looks bad!
What beauty tips do you swear by? My skin can be quite What are your goals as dry so always take off a model? make up before sleep and lots and lots of I’d love to do more moisturiser and lip catwalk modelling! I balm! would also enjoy living Also, it’s said a lot but in a capital city, London, you can never drink Paris or New York enough water! How do you see yourself progress in this field? I will carry on part time modelling in Manches-
www.jadoremodels. co.uk/sophie Twitter: @SophieEBurton