30.6.12

Edelweiss












Here are the shots from the beautiful editorial I did for Edelweiss Magazine.

This was when we first met Brynja Jónbjarnardóttir, who I soon realised was Icelandic and that we had a friend in common. Which was nice.

I wanted to keep Brynja's skin translucent and beautiful, she has faint freckles that I still wanted to be visible as I hate to lose those natural touches. My favourite skin freshening product at the moment is MAC's Prep & Prime Skin Brightening Serum, designed to brighten and smooth, providing lasting hydration.

I added tonal lips where appropriate using various MAC lipsticks and one of my favourite obsessions, Mac Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 in Petting Pink, a delicate pink sheen.

Last but not least I painted Brynja's nails with OPI's Pink Friday, which is actually a shade from the Nicki Minaj collection. I had to sneak a little Nicki Minaj in there somewhere!

Anyway, we got the front cover of the latest version of Edelweiss Magazine which is always fun. I really like this story.

Credits are -

Edelweiss Magazine, Front Cover and Main Fashion
Photography - Anoush Abrar
Styling - John William
Makeup - Bea Sweet using MAC and OPI Nails
Hair - Liam Curran
Model -
Brynja Jónbjarnardóttir @Next

26.6.12

Olympia Campbell for Vogue Japan






I had the pleasure of shooting Olympia Campbell for Vogue Japan.

Olympia Campbell is the younger sister of the gorgeous Edie Campbell, daughters of the wonderful Architect Sophie Hicks.

We didn't have long with Olympia, just long enough to shoot her in a few different pieces, including Miu Miu, Simone Rochas, beautiful Charlotte Olympia shoes and Dior jewellery.

It was key for me to do Olympia's makeup the way she wanted it applied, I didn't want to do anything to her that she wouldn't do herself. This shoot was about Olympia, for Olympia, and I wanted to make sure her essence was retained.

I gave her super clunky mascara as that's how she likes to wear it, with clean beautiful skin and a bright pink fun glossy lip.

I kept her hair the same as how she likes to wear it, just cleanly set and some super fun metallic pink nails to match the metallics of the balloons, and pinks of the set and pinata.

I wanted to keep her makeup clean and young, as the theme of the shoot was "Sweet 16" as Olympia was celebrating just turning 16 years old. Saga got in some big 16 numbered silver helium balloons, party poppers and a pink donkey pinata!

I had a really great time shooting for Vogue Japan and Olympia was a dream to work with. Happy 16th Birthday Olympia!

Vogue Japan
Sweet 16 Shoot featuring Olympia Campbell
Photography - Saga Sig
Talent - Olympia Campbell
Styling - Tess Yopp
Hair, Makeup and Nails - Bea Sweet

25.6.12

Brynja Jónbjarnardóttir



These two beautiful shots are by my Jeffing Jeffvajazzle Jeff Hahn for the jewellery company Tatty Devine. Jeff shoots the lookbooks, John William styles and I come along to do the hair and makeup. I did the hair and makeup for this shoot.

Our model is Brynja Jónbjarnardóttir who I've also shot for editorial recently with John William, but isn't out yet (it is beautiful I can't wait!). I just love her eyebrows, I brush them up lightly with a little of MAC's Brow Set in Clear and they form the most amazing shapes. Brynja's skin tone is perfect for a steadily applied orangey-red lip and her skin barely needs anything, just some refreshing with Dermalogica's Multi-Active Toner. Perfect.

19.6.12

Astrid Andersen styled by Elgar Johnson


















I keyed Astrid Andersen's MAN show, styled by Elgar Johnson.

Read the write-up on Vogue HERE
Read the write-up on i-D HERE


I was commissioned to make little ankle tattoos that looked like sport socks logos.. it was actually a really massive job and the result is that you can't see any of them from the photos, because all of the photos have been taken from straight on, thus missing my little ankle logo tattoos - LOL #memotoself You can JUST see them in the Vogue photos (who covered the event) so I've put up the pics here.

The whole show was amazing, the experience was amazing, I was super duper chuffed to be working with Elgar who I have admired from afar for soooo long.

I was assisting last season on Astrids show so to be asked to key it this season was also really really major for me. I really love Astrids direction and she makes some seriously cool clothes.

I loved the whole experience and am secretly hoping that I will get asked again. We had some gorgeous boys this time including my all time favourite Fernando Cabral. Fernando's skin is just unreal it is so beautiful, so this of course made my day. Harry @ M&P was also walking the show which was really nice as he's a friend - Shoutout to Harry!

I had three amazing assistants helping me, including my pal at Illamasqua Stephanie McLean, Jennie Wren and Kelly Newton - shout out to you girls who are all awesome and I couldn't have done it without! HOLLA.

Also a big thank you to Simon Foxton who put me forward for the job. Thank you Simon I love you and owe you some kinda serious crazy pint!!

Well that's my Oscars speech over and done with. On a serious note, I loved the whole thing and it has been a personal career highlight. Yay for MAN shows!

Wasabi - Clash Magazine













Wasabi Story
Clash Magazine

Photography - Harley Weir
Styling - Matthew Josephs
Hair and Makeup - Bea Sweet
Models - Taigen (from Bo Ningen) and Zhu Lin @ IMG

This story came out a little while ago but I didn't get copies of pics, magazine, or PDFs until literally a couple of hours ago when I was sent PDFs. Hence the massive delay. But nevermind, here they are now all shiny and cute.

I really love Zhu Lin and how gentle she looks in this story, also the sheer amount of Meadham Kirchhoff pieces really tickles my pickle more than slightly.

4.6.12

Tatler Asia









Here's a story I shot for Tatler Asia, "Stitch by Stitch".

We shot this in 33 Portland Place and it was actually really funny, because 33 Portland Place was one of the first places I shot in when I first started makeup dabbling. I wasn't living in London at the time and I remember getting so lost that the photographer had to come and meet me at Topshop to guide me to the building.

If you'd told me then I'd be returning to shoot Tatler in there one day I'd never have believed you. It was nice to return though, the building did seem different, a little more run-down perhaps but still as hauntingly beautiful.

I kept skin super fresh and light, only adding a classic matted lip for differentiation. And because I kind of felt the setting called for it, a return to the classic.

Tatler Asia
Stitch by Stitch
Photography - Alex Leese
Styling - Simone Konu
Makeup - Bea Sweet
Hair - Yoshitaka Miyazaki
Models - Eve @ Select, Patrycja @ Premier