Born in Sydney, as a child I was always obsessed with beauty and fashion. I did a makeup course whilst studying for an Arts degree, and after assisting in Sydney and then in Paris, I moved to London.
In London I began working on the shows and assisting on shoots with makeup artists like Sam Bryant, Alex Box, Florrie White, Andrew Gallimore and Lisa Butler. Eventually I became First Assistant to celebrity makeup artist Kay Montano, where I had the amazing opportunity to work daily on publications like British, Paris and Italian Vogue, Numero, Pop and AnOther magazine.
At the same time I was working on building my own body of work with photographers like Rafael Stahelin, Aitken Jolley, Simon Thistleton and Lorenzo Agius. I have worked with actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Ben Whishaw as well as supermodels Jourdan Dunn, Kristen McMenamy and Daisy Lowe. My work has been published in L’Officiel Australia, Glamour, Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar, amongst others.
I am based in London and represented by Emma Davies Agency.
Contact me at christabel.draffin @ gmail.com