It’s the Wedding Season – come rain or shine!

Hello! It’s been a while since my last blog. Like many, I’ve found this year has just flown by! Already it’s Summer time, traditionally the ‘wedding season’, although I’ve been busy with bookings all year round, which is great taking me also to stunning venues like Orchard Leigh in Frome and Tortworth Court. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of collaborating with Anusha Boutique, launching their new 2014 collection of beautiful vintage-style wedding accessories & jewellery.  Continue reading “It’s the Wedding Season – come rain or shine!”

Claudia Lucia’s Highlights of 2013 – New for 2014

I can’t quite believe I’m coming into my 14th year of being freelance, where has the time gone? Revisiting my passion for body painting, must have been my biggest challenge; pushing my creative boundaries and loving it! Met some incredible artists in the body painting world. Another highlight, I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with inspiring photographer, writer & teacher Damien Lovegrove Continue reading “Claudia Lucia’s Highlights of 2013 – New for 2014”

Latest video ‘Cigana’ by Claudia Aurora

Set in the grounds of an idyllic cottage – wait for it – in Combeinteighhead, Devon, is the home of a beautifully redesigned 1930?s Gypsy Caravan. This was the core inspiration for Claudia Aurora’s latest video, ‘Cigana’ which means gypsy in Portuguese.

www.claudia-aurora.com Claudia’s latin looks made it an easy canvas for me to create a soft sultry look, with an elegant feel. Along with Claudia’s perfect choice of wardrobe, although her gorgeous, tightly fitted corset wasn’t the most comfortable after 7 hours, and of course a bit of gold bling, she became a latina Cigana. Continue reading “Latest video ‘Cigana’ by Claudia Aurora”

Film Noir – Damien Lovegrove Production

Film Noir/Black Swan Photography Workshop.

Wow! What an inspiring 2 days being part of the ‘Passion’ photographic experience, a lighting workshop run by top photographer and lighting expert Damien Lovegrove.  Held in the stunning location Pipewell Hall, Northamptonshire, day 1 was all about ‘Film Noir’, how to create classic cinematography, Hollywood lighting styles.  Starring the beautiful model Chloe-Jasmine Whichello, who created the perfect femme fatale. Continue reading “Film Noir – Damien Lovegrove Production”

Bristol Body Painting – Crowning Glory

Inspired by The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee…I wouldn’t call myself  a royalist, but I was swept away with all the celebrations with this momentous occasion. So here is my tribute to Queenie. The idea was to create a look for guest going to a jubilee garden party, as long as the rain stayed away! A second look a rock chic style for the evening.  Continue reading “Bristol Body Painting – Crowning Glory”

Bristol Based Fashion Shoot

Loved working on this shoot with the talented Sophie Davies and gorgeous model Jess, from Room3 Agency.  Sophie’s vision was using quirky & vintage props to suit Uncle Sam’s American Vinatge Clothing, Park St. Bristol. Make-up was kept quite simple, eyes softly defined but edgy using a dark plum lipstick.  Unkempt hair, loosely pinned away from face. These amazing pair of antlers were shipped over from Amercia especially for the shoot. Don’t worry, no animals were harmed in the process!

Check out Sophie’s page for more images:

Flickr: Sophie.Davies‘ Photostream

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Short film – The ISDEC Code

Trailer for The Isdec Code Starring Derek Fowlds from ITV’s Heartbeat.

One aspect I love about my work is the variety it gives – the opportunity arose to be Make-up Designer for 8 cast for a
festival short film, The Isdec Code. From creating cuts and brusies, natural to de-aging! Assisted in costume which I also enjoy being involved with.

A reservoir near Bristol was just one of the unusual locations chosen for one of the scenes. Shot in the cold winter months, it certainly had its challenges, but working with an experienced crew and a strong cast made it all worthwhile.

The Isdec Code is a thriller involving members of an anti-terrorist department who are on the trail of a new and deadly enemy. Produced by Stewart Mackay and David James – Directed by Stewart Mackay – Screenplay Martin Kirby.

Here is a link to Red Button Media where you can read more about the making of the film. Visit the photo gallery showing behind the scenes, cast, crew and locations: http://www.redbuttonmedia.tv/isdec/