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**Hold Up A Light**
One thing I love about Christmas (apart from the food and drink) is all the Christmas lights. I love the twinkling, sparkling, glittering lights. So pretty and oh so fabulous...
This sentiment inspired this month’s shoot and choosing the fabulous Martin Broad to sing ‘Hold Up A Light.’. I wanted all sorts of lights flashing everywhere! Not one to do things by half measures I bought my very own laser light show and lighting rig, to go with the smoke machines I already had. Don’t ask!
I also wanted the audience to hold up lights - but not just any lights - I wanted another one of my obsessions - fireworks! And yes, I understood I couldn’t set off fireworks in Coast - although I don’t think Danny would have objected even if their insurance company would have! Instead I opted for giant sparklers which crackled and popped with light, to achieve the desired effect.
For my outfit I chose an iridescent/opalescent, holographic, sequinned Chanel jacket - a truly stunning piece of couture which was as sparkling and captivating as the lights.
The trousers -by Antonio Berardi - are designed with a mini skirt overlay, descending into a cascade of ruffles at the back. The white pants are cut from a softly structured stretch-cady in a flattering slim-leg silhouette.
The shoes come from the Cinderella range at Miss L Fire, with a gorgeous sculpted jewel-like wedge heel in crystal and silver.
To complete this luminescent outfit I wore a pair of dazzling Swarovski crystal, ear cuff ‘climbers’, handmade from Maya Valentino in Israel.
Nails: I wanted iridescent/holographic nails to compliment the fabulous Chanel jacket, so with this brief to hand, the uber talon-ted Rebecca from Irresistible Beauty got to work. The nails were painted with Shellac’s Lilac Longing polish, then each nail was coated with a holographic dust and sealed with a top coat. The end result was truly spectacular as my nails shimmered in a kaleidoscopic array of colours as the light hit them.
Thank you Rebecca. My nails looked incredible, especially with THAT jacket!
Book yourself into the award-winning Irresistible Beauty, Treboeth, Swansea on 01792 773887 to let them work their mani/pedi magic on your nails too.
Hair: Created and styled by Hilary Jones from Pimped Up Pins hair salon. I’ll hand you over to Hilary to explain how she achieved this month’s unusually tall look!
We were looking for a huge, narrow hairstyle. To start off I scraped Emma’s hair into a tight ponytail high on the front hairline using a wet look gel to slick and sleek the flyaways into place.
The ponytail was curled using a chopstick wand with a heat defence spray for small, tight curls.
A small bun ring was placed at the base of the ponytail, lifting the hair up. A small section of the outer hair was dropped down to cover the bun ring, which was secured with an elastic band.
This procedure was repeated twice more.
Using V-shaped pins, all the curls were gathered and pinned to create a narrow high tower on top of Emma’s head!
I pulled out some of the curls and sprayed with hairspray to achieve a ‘messy’ look, and finished off with my favourite Bed Head Headrush shine spray to complete the look.
Mission accomplished - a tower of messy, fabulous curls.
Thank you Hilary for creating this hair raising masterpiece. Move over Marge Simpson. There’s a new hair raiser on the block!
Hilary is available to cut, style and/or colour you hair at Pimped Up Pins, Treboeth, Swansea. 01792 799775.
Makeup: Created and applied by Jenna Kelly. I’ll hand you over to Jenna to tell you how she interpreted this month’s ‘Hold Up A Light’ look.
Christmas already...can you believe it? Christmas is quite literally my favourite time of the year! I’ve already had a cry at the John Lewis advert (even though this year’s isn't even sad) and my Nat King Cole Christmas album is on FULL blast in my car...24/7! YESSSS!
Christmas with the Heavens is obviously an indulgent and luxurious event...all the trimmings and then some! So, for Emma’s Christmas glam, I decided to go all out winter and glitter! If I could have made her face twinkle like a Christmas Tree I would have.
This month, instead of hitting the internet and magazines for inspiration, I used my own archives, choosing some of my favourite winter looks that I’ve created on my clients as the starting ideas for Emma’s gorgeous glam!
Emma’s finished look was the ultimate Christmas Party Glam. Glittery smokey eyes, flawless glowing skin and a warm berry lip!
I was lucky enough to get my hands on all of Emma’s Pat McGrath Makeup collection! Actual makeup heaven!
Mixing intense copper eyeshadows with mixing liquid to create a metal effect super glittery look, Emma’s blue eyes really popped. The MAC pigments are a great alternative (loose glitter) these are a must have for the festive season and the colours are amazing!
Cream foundation was used (my fave) instead of liquid for a super flawless but super hydrated winter skin. Then dipping into Emma’s personal makeup collection using highlighter sticks on her cheekbones for an iridescent and glossy finish. Not too crazy on the setting powder ( the cold weather and heating can make our skin a little more dry so we don’t want to matt out too much).
A well lined lip with a super warm berry lipstick! I used Pat McGrath’s Lip kit in a deep berry tone, topped with a clear gloss in which I added an extra bit of glitter for sparkle. Just Yummy! Remember: using loose glitter pigments can really mix up your makeup look...add them into lip gloss, eyeshadow, or even nail varnish for an extra sparkle!
And there you have it....
Merry Christmas you lot!
JK’s Product of the month:
LIPSTICK! A good statement lip can take your makeup to the next level ready for Christmas party season. I love to use ‘Mon Jules’ from Loreal. It’s such a beautiful cranberry colour and so easy to wear; not too pink, purple or red...the ideal in-between! Give it a go...It costs around £8 or something silly! Bargain! (And while you’re there have a little sneak peek at their latest ‘Gold edition’ Lipsticks, and thank me later.)
Thank you Jenna for creating another stunning look. You can find out all about Jenna and her work at jennakellymua.com.
“And now we invite you backstage to see this month’s shoot: Hold Up A Light.”
Producer: Emma Heaven
Location: Coast, High Street, Swansea.
Photographer: Adrian Heaven
Makeup created and applied by: Jenna Kelly
Hair created and styled by: Hilary Jones
Video filmed by: Shannon Heaven & Jack Heaven
Video edited by: Rhys Warlow
Social Media film clips & photos: Christie Heaven
Music: Hold Up A Light - written by Take That; performed by Martin Broad
Thank you to everyone involved in the making of this Issue’s video.
Thank you to #teamheaven for your continued hard work and creativity and for never being fazed by my mad ideas.
Thank you to Martin Broad for the talent and fun you bring and for admitting that YES, Emma is always right!
And thank you to Danny and everyone at Coast for being so welcoming and accommodating - and for not batting an eyelid, even when I say I’m going to use fireworks!
This month it really is Lights...Camera...Action!
WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS FLASHING IMAGES (of the light not nudity kind!).
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