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Posted by Emily on May 12, 2013 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

One of the most wonderful things about being a makeup artist is that every single day brings something new, and the chance to meet interesting new people, who often have their own story to tell, and sometimes these are stories to be shared. Sometimes these may be inspiring business people, creatives, and often clients in many different ways. Recently two have really stood out - the first of these is beautiful Love Moi Bride Tabitha, whom I was lucky enough to make up for her beautiful Wedding at Chaucer Barn along with her gorgeous bridesmaids as well as at a Boudoir Shoot with lovely Katherine Ashdown Photography, who shared her inspiring story HERE. These beautiful pictures are to celebrate her beauty and how hard she has worked to achieve her goals.

The second was a very special shoot with the fantastic Jo Rutherford Photography, which gave me the opportunity to meet the lovely Ann-Marie, one of the most vivacious and definately the bravest woman I have ever had the pleasure to meet.  We spent a memorable day actualising one of Ann-Marie's ambitions - to celebrate her beauty and strength in a high fashion style photoshoot, the back story of which is told by both Jo and Ann-Marie HERE.

I hope you enjoy reading these posts and looking at these beautiful images as much as I enjoyed being a part of them.

 

 

Keeping Abreast and The Gallery

Posted by Emily on November 5, 2012 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

A few weeks back I had the fabulous opportunity to provide some makeup for my good friends at The Gallery Haircutters' presentation, which was part of the amazing Keeping Abreast Fashion Show, which is an annual event over 2 nights ( which always sells out ) and raises thousands of pounds for this great charity. Helping women facing mastectomies through breast cancer or further down the line, breast reconstruction, to come together and share their experiences through support groups, which are now being implemented across the country.

Alongside the fabulous models (all of whom are part of the KA groups) and speakers, the Gallery put on a presentation of creative avant garde hair, using an Alice in Wonderland theme. I was lucky enough to work alongside renowned makeup artist Louise Young, as we created some interesting looks for the 14 or so models. Big Phat Photos were backstage to capture the looks - and have kindly sent over the images of the models I made up. Here are the results (there are also some more backstage pictures on the Love Moi Makeup facebook page). You can also watch the show here.

October Wedding Shows

Posted by Emily on September 26, 2012 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

As a very busy Wedding season begins to wind down, I am looking forward to meeting plenty of new brides to be (and future Love Moi brides) at two Wedding events this October - the Norfolk Brides Wedding Fair at Drayton Old Lodge on Sunday 7th, in which Love Moi will be in the vintage themed room as curated by Most Curious, and then on Sunday 21st October I'll be back at the Most Curious Wedding Fair at St Andrews Hall in Norwich.

 The last Most Curious Fair earlier in this year was a fab event for Love Moi (despite the extremely cold temperatures and snow!) and I met lots of my gorgeous brides there, including Ellen who planned a 20s inspired wedding, Rachel who had a 50s theme for her bridesmaids, and Claire who rocked a stunning white prom style Wedding dress with purple underskirts (one of my faves this year!).

I was lucky enough to be asked to take part in the promotional photoshoot for the Norfolk Brides Wedding Fair, and below is a look at a couple of gorgeous images shot by Emily Jane Photography.

One lucky bride to be will also be winning their makeup trial in a competition I'll be running across both events, and I'll also be meeting brides for free consultations and a chat about their wedding makeup - if you'd like to book a slot get in touch!

Beauty Series

Posted by Emily on August 6, 2012 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (1)

I was delighted to work with the very lovely Sophie Ellen again - it had been a few years since our first shoot together (one of my very first shoots!) and I hadn't her since she shot my sister in laws wedding in late 2011.  We were lucky enough to have three very beautiful models from Leni's agency, and we had the whole day to try out two looks per girl. Here is one image of each girl - I will be blogging the rest over on LoveFromMoi and also revealing them on Facebook later in the week.

 

A Bit of Boudoir...

Posted by Emily on July 8, 2012 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

There's been plenty going on of late - not only is it still continuing to be full steam ahead with gorgeous LoveMoi Weddings ~ and new bridal makeup bookings coming in daily for this year and next! ~ but I've had shoots with some fab photographers, some of whom I've worked with a lot before, and some I haven't, but heres a bit about a shoot with one of my favourite photographers (and lovely friend too) Katherine Ashdown.

I love doing Boudoir Shoots, which are a relatively new photographic phenomenon in the UK, and something I get booked for more and more. A Boudoir shoot is something a lot of brides to be like to do as a present to their grooms-to-be, and I think they are such a fabulous idea, giving women a chance to really feel great about themselves, put themselves out of their comfort zone, but have some beautiful images as a result. Clients are always nervous to begin with, but find it hugely liberating once shooting begins - plus they feel extra glamorous with beautiful makeup (and sometimes a new hairstyle too). 

The fabulous Katherine has recently relaunched her boudoir packages with my own makeup services included in many of the packages, and has secured an amazing location at which to shoot, so we thought what better way to really showcase the venue and both of our respective skills by organising a model shoot.  So with the fab Tracey on hair, the lovely Emma and Hannah as our gorgeous models, and some wonderful lingerie companies lending us some beautiful pieces for the models to wear, the shoot took place on a dreary day, but stunning venue Narborough Hall Gardens looked no less beautiful, and the bridal suite is truly unique. I really enjoyed free reign with makeup, and created a grey smokey eye and glossy fuschia lip on Hannah, and a sultry Sophie Loren style cat eye on Emma - it was fab having such contrasting skin tone and looks on each girl.

Below is a sneak peek of the shoot. If you are interested in booking a boudoir shoot with Katherine (and who wouldn't be looking at these stunning images!) get in touch with her here.

 

Featured...

Posted by Emily on June 21, 2012 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The last few months have been a whirlwind of weddings, and very (and all very different) beautiful weddings at that. I'll be posting plenty of pictures over the coming weeks, including some sneek peaks of some very fabulous shoots I'm part of.

In the mean time, there's been plenty of blog exposure of late, so I thought I would share with you some of the recent posts of featured weddings and shoots that I have been lucky enough to have done the makeup for.

Cathy's gorgeous August 2011 wedding shot by the amazing Katherine Ashdown was featured on BLoved.....

Kerry's gorgeous Chaucer Barn wedding, also shot by Katherine Ashdown, was featured on Rock My Wedding....

This styled Gatsby-inspired Bridal shoot by the lovely Tatum Reid was featured on Love My Dress and a second chapter of pastel inspired brides was featured on BLoved.

Plus here's a couple of peeks at some beautiful Love Moi Brides from their super talented photographers Alex Beckett and 2UP Photography.

Best of Vintage Norwich Awards

Posted by Emily on March 16, 2012 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I am so excited to annouonce that Love Moi Makeup has been shortlisted in the Best Vintage Hair or Makeup category in the Best of Vintage Norwich awards, run by the fab Vintage Norwich blog. I have some fabulous company in this category in the form of my lovely friends Flint Norwich and Flamingo Amy. There's a month to vote and here's the link if you fancy voting again. Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the first instance, I am always so grateful for all the support I have in the way of clients, friends, family and other businesses and creatives.


A Most Curious Wedding Fair....

Posted by Emily on January 24, 2012 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm so excited that Love Moi Makeup is going to be making its Wedding Fair debut at the Most Curious Vintage Wedding Fair in Norwich! Its an amazing Fair- I popped into last years event, and it was packed! Full of amazing, individual suppliers and vintage lovers, as well as brides just searching for some original and interesting touches for their Weddings.  To celebrate I have a few offers for brides-to-be to enjoy - 

~ I will be running a competition for one lucky bride to be to win her bridal makeup trial (which will take place in the comfort of her own home, 6-8 weeks before the big day!) Pop along to my stand on the day to enter.

~ Any brides who book on the day will recieve a free premium brand makeup goodie to keep!

~ I am offering Brides to be a free 15minute mini consultations - no making up involved, just chat about your Wedding Day, discussing your ideas and the opportunity to meet me and find out what Love Moi is all about, as well as having a look at plenty of pictures!  If you'd like to book an appointment, get in touch here or email, or head over to Facebook  .  See you there! 



A Beautiful New Shoot for A New Year!

Posted by Emily on January 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

After a very busy Christmas, I am enjoying a calmer January, during which I am working on plenty of fab new ideas for 2012, and making lots of exciting plans. I've also had the chance to do a beautiful new bridal shoot with some amazing suppliers, and fab photographer Tatum Reid . I really wanted some more vintage inspired images, as this has become such a big part of Love Moi over the last year, and vintage inspiration is so popular for Weddings at the moment.  I'm also going to be at the Most Curious Vintage Wedding Fair in Norwich on the 11th of Feb 2012, so I thought these images would be great for brides to be to look at on the day.  Here is one of the beautiful images from the day, for more please head here.


Flint Modern Vintage Event

Posted by Emily on September 24, 2011 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I've had the pleasure of working with Flint Hair Salon in Norwich on a couple of occasions of lately and always have great fun with their lovely and creative staff, which includes the lovely Flamingo Amy.  I provided the makeup for their Modern Vintage event, which had a Sci-fi theme, and I also worked with them for the Cut and Cloth Fashion Show at Norwich Fashion Week.  Luckily the lovely Joanna Millington was on hand at both of these Events to capture some beautiful pictures, which I have posted on both Facebook and my blog.   This event was also featured on the Batiste blog.  How exciting! 


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