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I’ve quit the make-up game! For sometime now i have been naturally progressing into the styling world, and recently i grabbed it by the horns and im off running!! So you can now see me styling up a storm all over Sydney. Spaces and events are my speciality. Go check out my styling portfolio at
Bye Bye make-up, Hello Styling!
The Passage turns 2 and what better way to celebrate than to throw a cracker of a party with a cracker of a theme. I got the super fun task of designing the look and decking out the bar with themed props.
Indiana Jones meets Arabian Nights was the style of the evening. Guests were greeted and treasures were thrust into their arms. The front bar was turned into a tomb, with cobwebs and mummies hanging from the walls. The Lounge was an arabian boudoir complete with loads of gold pillows, and mood lighting. The main bar was styled as if it were the depths of Aladin’s cave. Every style of gold lamp lined the bar and chocolate coins flowed from challis’.
Feast your eyes on these images of the venue all dressed up. Photos taken by the very talented Wes from Hobogestapo.
I’ve been scouring the city for the most country, kitsch, camp and sparkly props for the past month. I have been zipping in and out of op shops and prop shops. I have spent lots of time in the car and rest of the time fulfilling designer, Gypsy Taylor’s design needs before she hit the road for 7 weeks to film channel 10′s new reality tv show “I WILL SURVIVE”.
I bet you’ve seen the ads… i have! and boy am i excited!! So every fake seagull, glamour fish, disco ball and sequined banner you see, think of me, because i spent a fabulous 4 weeks collecting those props.
Id like to share with you the latest installment of the marvellous shoot i did make-up for. My friend Lisa is a burlesque performer; TASIA. Tasia is off to Perth tomorrow to compete in the Perth Burlesque festival. Wishing you luck!
This is her picture…
Im might proud of this shoot. It is a work of art.
Model/Concept: Lisa Toyer, Stylist: Annette Twemlow, Make-up: Emily Sarks
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Do not be fooled into thinking its halloween, oh no. Ive just been watching The Walking Dead and boy do i love it! Ive been itching to turn myself into a zombie for days now. And this is my finished product. I know, I know it looks a little strange having not covered my shoulders and chest but, i couldn’t wait another second longer to snap this look and post it. I can assure you there will be plenty more zombies to come. My friend Gypsy has asked to make her a zombie cowgirl for her birthday so stay tuned because its gonna go from gruesome to gorey very quickly! I used lots of basic special effects techniques combined with make-up techniques to get this look. I blocked out eyebrows using a glue stick, latex and tissue layers to make decaying skin, white contact lenses, tooth decay, stipple sponges and shading and highlighting. I did not use any prosthetics.
…i bet you thought that a festival like this one only happened in your wildest dreams. My friends it does not, The Secret Garden takes place once a year at Brownlow Hill on the Downes property. A one hour drive from Sydney sees you conjure up a far out costume, pitch your tent in tent city and walk through a wardrobe to where you can frolic, drink cider and dance till your hearts content.
I am part of the creative team for the festival. This year i was in charge of the design and creative execution of 4 bars. A very big job but wildly exciting all the same! I spent a week at Brownlow Hill before the festival crafting, painting, stitching and setting up my creative areas. The sun shone over us for the entire week, we thanked our lucky stars, the grass seemed a little greener and the leaves on the trees a little thicker. You could feel the magic of The Secret Garden in the air.
And then… on Friday night the heavens opened up and poured with more rain than we needed. The storm continued through the night and cleared up as the gardeners walked through the gates, Saturday afternoon.
Mother Nature was not kind to us that night. The management team for the festival had to make the heartbreaking decision to close half of the festival because of flooding. Three of the 4 areas i had created were not seen.
But alas… this is a festival like no other, the magic was still in the air, the costumes were exceptional, the drinks; delicious and i think every single person had the time of their lives, including me!
So if you missed out on ticket this year, you’d better get in quick for next year, because this festival is one NOT to be missed!
Photos 3 & 5 courtesy of Amy Robinson
The Secret Garden Festival is a charity event, all proceeds go to The Sarah Hilt Foundation.