True collaboration, and a national front cover

60,000 copies with our styled shoot on the front page…

I am reminiscing with this one slightly, talking about a collaborative shoot created for Wedding Ideas Magazine at Penton Park, in Andover, Hampshire.  It was the first time we had all worked together, the first time we had done anything like this. The first time were were creating something for a national wedding magazine. OMG!! and breathe…

Working at Penton Park was so easy, the light in the ceremony room is outstanding. There is no way a woman can look anything other than radiant bathed in it’s beautiful natural light. Light that pours through the windows, without restriction from the front of the house. Especially, in the “seasons” favoured summer months for weddings.

Collaboration in the wedding industry is a relatively “new” thing. Something people are still working on and working out. This, was something more, something so exciting I did not have the words. “Find some people, inspire them, and work with them, I want a front cover” she said. She being Rachel from Wedding Ideas, the founder, the chief, the one with the high expectations and impeccable taste.

Should I say OMG again, or does that make me sound even more of an excited teenager than I was at that moment. She called me on a Sunday, and I thought, she has the wrong Tasha Newland. “You mean me??”, I heard myself saying on the phone… clarification followed… and when I hung up the phone I was on top of the world.

You see, as a wedding supplier when something like that happens, and you are truly invested in your business. It is like a spark goes off inside. No matter how much creative doubt and lack of confidence you have, it matters not a bloody JOT. We create, ultimately that is what we LOVE to do. We survive with the money we make in our business. We invest our hearts, souls and minds into our businesses, it is, and has to be more than:

A pretty website
A part time adventure, for pennies
A dilly dally into the big white world of weddings

So, we created on a Monday afternoon, we got together and we made something happen. A group of strangers, came together and styled a small, but beautiful shoot. With a collaborative HUGE heart, and a lot of hope. Then we waited.

Sophie the new model. Frances an MUA I had never worked with before. Joey from the Wild Fox, someone I had recently met at a London wedding fayre. Penton Park, only just in receipt of it’s license to hold weddings. Michelle, a hair stylist from South Africa, who we’d never work with. Finally Hannah, a bridal boutique newly opened with a passionate and immensely talented new owner.

What could go wrong? Well clearly nothing. Because we got the feature. Isn’t it amazing what collaboration can do? Since then, we are onto our 100th project together, I joke. Since then we have received further praise, and event more features together. There is always an excitement for the next project. We continue to create innovative, beautiful bridal inspiration for the Hampshire wedding industry. What is next I wonder?

Love
Tasha, Editor of the Hampshire Wedding Club and photographer at Ikonworks
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By Tasha

Working with Frances Moore on our covergirl shoot, was nothing short of a pleasure.

She was clearly totally at ease, creating something stunning for Sophie, and her application and attention to detail was superb.

Here Frances talks us through some tips and advice for what to expect with your MUA and an step-by-step for achieving Wedding Ideas August issue cover girl look!  It’s important for you to look and feel like yourself on such an important day… You want your beauty to be enhanced and for you to look better than ever!  Ask your make-up artist what colours and style he or she thinks is best for your skin tone and facial features.  Tell your make-up artist what you like or dislike about make-up. This will open up a great conversation about your comfort with make-up.  Share with your make-up artist the colours you have styled into, and selected for your wedding, as well as giving her a sneak peak at your wedding dress, and accessories.  If you are wearing glasses, make sure you show her the one’s you intend to wear on your big day.

3 top tips for the best wedding beauty regime by Frances

It seems to be a cliché to mention water when referring to any sort of beauty or health regime – but nevertheless, this tonic is the key to banishing skin dullness and keeping blemishes at bay. So should be taken regularly as soon as you start wedding planning to get the full health benefit, it will also keep you more alert and help combat stress levels which is a real bonus!

You don’t have to be a dermatologist to know the sun is harmful, and wearing an SPF should be top of your priority if going outside. Having a ‘tan’, or turning red is the skins reaction to a burn, which is what the sun is doing to your delicate skin – so try and consider this next time. Unfortunately, if you do burn until the skin is red, or peeling there is little makeup we can apply to cover this, as the heat of the skin will simply ‘melt’ it away.

It’s a common myth that if you have oily skin you don’t need to moisturize. This is simply not true. It doesn’t matter what skin type you have – be it dry, sensitive or combination skin you need to moisturize regularly, and don’t be afraid to use a lot. I often see clients who just use the tiniest amount, and wonder why their skin is so dry. You just need to use a bit more than one small fingers worth!

Step by step – Create the cover look

This makeup design had to be all about the eyes, to make the model (Sophie) stare out of the front cover and catch your attention. I created a really soft eye using different shades of brown in the crease combing MAC’s Omega, Wedge and Charcoal Brown eyeshadows. I then highlighted the middle of the eye using MAC shadow in Nylon. To finish I then swept a little MAC Quarry shadow along the upper lid to give a subtle pinky, purple feel. Finishing the eyes with a sweep of liner, mascara and false eyelashes.

For her complexion, I wanted a very simple base – keeping it flawless with Yves Saint Laurent touche eclat foundation and Clinique Airbrush concealer. I then concentrated on the blusher using Rosie for Autograph in English Rose Flush and sweeping that blush from the top of the cheekbone right down into the mouth.

For the lips, A MAC lipstick in Rebel, with a brushing of Rosie for Autograph in Lady Rose. Glazed with MAC Dazzleglass in Funtabulous!

 

About Frances

Frances is a professionally trained Makeup Artist based in the South of England. “I bloomin’ love my job! Being asked to be a part of someone’s wedding day is truly special – it’s a position of trust and one which I fully respect.  I’m inspired by many beautiful things: vintage elegance, classic & innovative design, Parisian & Italian beauty

I’m often asked what made me want to become a makeup artist and to be involved in the industry. For me, it all stems from my time at college gaining A Levels in Fine Art and Life Drawing – something which has been essential in perfecting life-like skin colour (ideal for colour match foundation). Makeup artistry has always felt like a natural extension of this creativity.

Natasha Newland is my best new find! Creative, inspiring, a brilliant photographer and such a beautiful person… she is rapidly nearing the top of my list for front cover-worthy shots and any commerical photography I commission. Solid, dependable, loyal and 100% reliable I have yet to see anything that Tasha has worked on that has been anything but brilliant. Book her before she becomes everyone else’s best new find, too!

Rachel, Editor of Wedding Ideas magazine
www.weddingideasmag.com

Credits:

Hampshire suppliers

Photographer: Natasha Newland, Ikonworks | Stylist: Ikonworks | Venue: Penton Park | Florals: The Wild Fox | Hair: Bridal Hair in Hampshire | Makeup: Frances Moore, British MUA | Bridal gowns: Hannah Elizabeth Bridal | Model: Sophie Waldron |

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