27 Jul 2013

Sneak Preview: Natasha Salon "Beautiful Creatures" Beauty Shoot for Sunday Times!!

This is exactly the kind of creative beauty shoot I've been wanting to see and trust Natasha and Hina to place it in the highest form of fashion by creating beauty looks that are larger than life. Photographed by none other than Nadir Firoz Khan; I am so excited to share these images with you all!! Make sure you check out the full feature in Sunday Times tomorrow.

When I asked Natasha what her concept was behind this shoot, this is what she had to say: "This shoot was all about thinking out of the box and pushing our creative boundaries. I’ve always maintained that I would not want to be put in any one category of just one kind of a makeup artist. What keeps us versatile and interesting is that we can do a gorgeous glowy bride and then do work such as this. To evolve as an artist is important and we at Natasha Salon more than ever want to introduce work to this market that rivals the work being put out in the international market because there is such an abundance of fantastic talent in Pakistan! With my fascination with all things dark and mysterious since I’ve been a little girl other than this being a tribute to some of my favourite makeup geniuses such as Pat McGrath, Val Garland, Kevyn Aucoin, Alex Box, Gucci Westman and many many more, it was also a tribute to greats such as Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick….. the essence of their movies, the haunting feel has always inspired me and hence other than the makeup that is something else we have tried to capture in these images. I used the models and canvases and painted on them as I would an art piece using color, powder, sequins, studs , metal…… it was a great exercise because it allowed me to work with elements that one does not work with daily."

"Hina on the other hand used wires, metals, color and textures to create some out of this world hair! The different looks are majorly influenced by characters from those haunting movies, great makeup and hair artists and fashion designers such as Alexander Mc Queen, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood and Maison Martin Margiela! So it’s a concoction of these influences that has shaped this shoot!"

Wish there was also a video of this these hauntingly beautiful looks!!!

Aren't you in awe of the talent being showcased?!!!!!
xxx A 

23 Jul 2013

Behind The Scenes: Humaima Malick Shoot!!

A big hello to all my gorgeous readers,

Have been seriously MIA because I was away for the summer, so all the posts that have been pending will be released one by one, sorry for the wait!!!!

I will start with a behind the scenes picture diary of Humaima Malick.. this shoot was done by Labels for Shamsha Hashwani who started off by stocking there. The make up is done by Natasha's - and Natasha has done something very new - my brief to her was that I wanted a stand out look, something doll like - love how Natasha created doll eyes but using liner 1 mm under the waterline and adding false lashes. Gave Humaima's eyes a large appearance. The theme for the shoot was pristine and post modern - basically a modern twist on traditional forms, that is what we have conveyed through Humaima's look (as well as the art direction), which was styled by me. Sleek straight hair, minimal make up with stand out eyes and the focal point being the clothes.

The photographer was Adeela Badshah and the jewellery was by none other than Sherezad.

You can really see Humaima's make up in this picture..

What do you girlies think?
xxx A