My Work: Arizona Muse for O Globo

Arizona Muse for O Globo Brazil

Over summer I had the pleasure of  working with Arizona Muse who I would call a supermodel – not just due to her amazing career (which has spanned everything from Paris Vogue covers to being a face of Estee Lauder), but she’s one of the nicest models I’ve ever worked with, and that skin! Her skin alone warrants the supermodel tag.

We were shooting a story about Arizona for the Brazilian magazine, O Globo. Lorna McGee was styling, Ernesto Monteveno was on hair and lovely Brazilian photographer Ricardo Abraho was shooting. Since the weather was heaven that day it was all about shooting Arizona around the streets of West London (which on a sunny day has a charm all its own that can’t be denied).

Since she’s so gorgeous she needed hardly any enhancement, just a bit of eyeliner and mascara for definition, and a touch of cream blush for those famous cheekbones. 

Photographer – Ricardo Abrahao
Stylist – Lorna McGee
Hair – Ernesto Montenovo
Makeup by me, christabeldraffin.com

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Makeup by me.

Current Obsession – Lauren Hutton and Avedon

Lauren Hutton by Richard Avedon for Vogue, 1973

So it’s Friday which means it must be time for 70’s GLAMOUR! Check out this amazing video I found of Lauren Hutton in Avedon’s studio in 1973. I think every makeup artist I know has had those days (OK, maybe not with Lauren Hutton and Richard Avedon, but those days when you’re run off your feet).


And PS on a side note I urgently need some gold lamé trousers for next time I’m working. Imagine the Studio 54 glamour I could be radiating at work with a pair of those!

New Beauty Breakdown! Burberry Prorsum A/W 2014

Cara Delvingne

So the Burberry woman doesn’t vary that much from season to season – she’s always polished, English, and quintessentially cool with the expert hands of makeup artist Wendy Rowe and fabulous hairdresser Neil Moodie tweaking her look, but always sticking with the brand DNA.

This season I particularly liked though, as it’s inspired by the Bloomsbury literary and artistic movement of last century, and this is the type of eye I think is perfect for the cooler months. It’s a gorgeous mix of aubergine and taupey-mauve that works not only for the likes of Burberry girls like Edie Campbell, Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse, but also makes the eye colour of mere mortals pop. The sheer coverage foundation and light enhancing luminsers makes even average civilian skins look good. Here’s the Burberry Beauty products Wendy Rowe used:

Face

  • Fresh Glow in Nude Radiance and Golden Radiance
  • Sheer concealer
  • Sheer Powder

Blush

  • Light Glow Blush in Earthy no 7

Eyes

  • Complete Eye Palette in Nude Blush
  • Effortless Kohl in Stone 03
  • Effortless Mascara in Midnight Black

Lips

  • Lip Cover in Tulip Pink No 27

www.burberry.com

Video: RNSFWBG* – Paris Vogue, Le Sauvage

PARIS VOGUE LE SAUVAGE

Behind the scenes on Mario Sorrenti’s shoot Le Sauvage for the June/July Paris Vogue 2013 issue

This is pretty much the ideal summer video. Shot in St Barth’s with uber mannequins Anja Rubik and Andreea Diaconu, one of my favourite makeup artists, Aaron de Mey providing the all-over tan, James Pecis, an MM fave, on the undone hair and photographer Mario Sorrenti creating ultimate beach babe looks. I love the 80’s ELLE-ness of it, it’s just gorge.

And with complementary ear-worm too – I can’t get this song out of my head.

*which for the uninitiated stands for Really Not Safe For Work, But Gorgeous