The Famous Spielgeltent launch party 'vintage' hair and make-up
Mon, May 6 2013 01:55 | 1920, 1930, 1940, 1950, Brighton, Brighton festival, curls, fingerwaves, hairstyling, La Clique, Lilly Lewis millinery, make-up, retro, Sarah Olivier photography, Spiegeltent, vintage
The Spiegeltent has at last returned to the Brighton Fringe, after 7 long years. I was lucky enough to be asked to do a few hairstyles and make-ups for the launch party at The Mesmerist.
The lovely Gemma Lambert, Jen from Lilly Lewis Millinery and Gabriela Tavani(All my hairand make-ups)
Jen and Boo from the Spielgeltent
Comedian Scotty the Blue Bunny takes centre stage!
Comedian/magician Paul Zenon, a Spiegeltent candyfloss girl and a party guest
Gabriela is charmed, I'm sure, by Mikelangelo (without his Black Sea Gentlemen)The next morning Lilikoi Kaos came to the salon where I work during the day and had her hair cut and coloured(Yes, that red hair is her own)!
All great fun and a fantastic prelude to seeing both Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, as well as La Clique on the opening weekend. I highly recommend both!On the Old Steine in Brighton until the end of May 2013.
Vintage-inspired bridal photo shoot
Fri, Mar 29 2013 02:12 | 1920, 1930, 1940, 1950, curls, fingerwaves, hair styling, hair up, Hove, make-up, Photoshoot, retro, rollers, sussex, vintage, wedding hair, wedding make-up
These are some of the behind-the-scenes snaps from a collaborative photoshoot in Hove yesterday. Photography by Ant Bliss, Headwear by Lilly Lewis Millineryhttp://www.lillylewis.co.uk/ and a few clothing pieces by Bobby and Dandyhttp://www.bobbyanddandy.co.uk/in Hove.
We were so lucky to have 2 beautiful models who suited their era so well - Ellie has big eyes and lovely hair to fingerwave, sooo perfect for 1920's and Izzy has a perfect heart-shaped face for 1940's/50's hair and make-up.
Strings were pulled and we had the shoot at a gorgeous house near Hove seafront that had massive windows and deco-inspired furniture and loads of space for us to spread of of our gear out - lighting, make-up, hair equipment and 5 people apparently take up a LOT of space! (I think we had a bit of house envy too, as we were sneakily taking snaps of the chandelier in the hand-crafted kitchen)
Hopefully we'll have the resulting official pictures in the next few weeks - very exciting!
Local wedding cake baker, Katy Cakes
Sun, Mar 17 2013 04:37 | 1940, Brighton, embroidery, Hove, lace, retro, retro cake, sussex, tiered, vintage, wedding, Wedding cake
How absolutely gorgeous is this cake?
I had heard of Katy Cakes through various friends over the past few years, but I've on just had a look at her facebook site. Loving the vintage style ones!https://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=portslade&init=quick&tas=0.01736437501768906&search_first_focus=1363517229567#!/Katycakesofhove
And there's this one with 'lace'..
Katy is based in Hove and her website is http://www.katycakes.co.uk/
EDIT: 20/3/2013 Today I got to try some of Katy's chocolate wedding cake - moist and delicious - scrummy!
wild curls to smooth waves!
Fri, Feb 22 2013 06:19 | 1940, 1950, Brighton, civil partnership, retro, rollers, set, sussex, the Salon Hair and Beauty, trial, wedding hair
Just because your hair is really curly, doesn't mean you can't have smooth waves to last all day! Here's a civil partnership client having a hair try out, using the wet setting technique which your grandmothers know all about! 45 minutes under the dryer and her hair came out in smooth rolls, ready for a late 1940's/1950's Marilyn do!
(This gave her lots of time to explore the latest mags with a hot peppermint tea!)