You are cordially invited to our sumptuous Fashion Feast where you can devour our artistic and ingenious photo and video shoot.
Enjoy the madness, mischief and mayhem with #TeamHeaven while we indulge our creativity and watch the magic unfold...
“Fashion shouldn’t be taken too seriously. You’ve got to have fun with it to make it work!
Think of all the endless possibilities of what you can create. Let your imagination run riot. Have fun, glam up - Love it! Rock it! Own it!"
Don’t you just love the Terminator franchise of science fiction films? They tell of the battles between Skynet’s synthetic intelligent machine network, and John Connor’s Resistance forces and the rest of the human race. Skynet’s most well-known products in its genocidal goals are the various terminator models, such as the T-800, famously played by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
I recently binged on the box set and this got me thinking how could I incorporate the Terminator into one of our shoots (and in my eternal quest to test #TeamHeaven’s creative boundaries!). Instead of being the Terminator, I would be the Fashionator, complete with the special effects (SFX) makeup, cyborg eye, a striking sparkly gun umbrella, AND the obligatory black sunglasses (Prada naturally!)
But beware...when out shopping - the Fashionator can’t be bargained with...it can’t be reasoned with...it doesn’t feel pity or remorse...and it absolutely will not stop...EVER, until it’s dead!
The outfit was a cinch to put together. It just needed to be black and edgy. My Fashionator ensemble comprised of a black studded leather biker jacket by Kill Star. A black tank top by 3.I Phillip Lim. A black maxi skirt by Norma Kamali, and the most incredible pair of black patent biker boots by Alexander McQueen.
With the outfit sorted, it was time to put Rianon’s talented hands to the test. I wanted her to pimp my gun!
"Hasta la vista, baby"
When Emma told me the brief for this month was 'Fashionator', it really excited me. Who doesn't love the Terminator films!?
Initially I was going to create the metal face piece, however I sourced a latex robot skull piece, which would be perfect for the job, teamed with SFX makeup by the talented Beth.
Emma had a fantastic props idea for the shoot and sourced a black shotgun umbrella. She handed me this, along with 2,000 crystals and some E6000 glue, tasking me to work my magic. After eight hours meticulously placing and glueing individual crystals, my masterpiece was complete: a crystal studded shotgun stock.
Safe to say my work here is done.
"I'll be back
Thanks Rianon for all your hard work. This is one gun, set to stun! #StunGun. And as Kyle Reese said: “Pain can be controlled - you just disconnect it.” I just hope your dexterous digits are fully recovered for our next project!
You can find out all about Rianon and RiCreations at https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=ricreations
Hair: Created and styled by Hilary from Pimped Up Pins hair salon.
Here is how Hilary made my hair more cyborg...
I needed to create a masculine look for this month’s Fashionator shoot, so an oblong section from temple to crown was taken and placed in a grip.
I took the rest of the hair into a ponytail, low on the neck, gelling and spraying it to look sleek.
The top was heavily backcombed, back and upwards on the sides, for a squared look.
To finish off, the ends were brushed into the ponytail, which was twisted and pinned back.
This was such a different look. Striking and very bold.
And ‘judgement day’? Emma loved it! We all did!
Thanks Hilary for creating such a dramatic, masculine look. The hair was so square I looked like the cartoon character Johnny Bravo!
Hilary is available to cut, style and/or colour your hair at Pimped Up Pins, Treboeth, Swansea. 01792 79977
Makeup: Created and applied by Jenna Kelly.
Here’s how Jenna made up the humanoid half of my ‘Fashionator’ cyborg face.
This month really did mix things up for the glam team... a COLAB!!
I had a fellow makeup artist and special effects/SFX guru to work alongside - thank the Lord, because glam is my middle name and I dread to see what my version of gory is!
So let’s talk glam before I hand you over...
If any of you have seen the incredible products that my ultimate idol Pat McGrath has concocted, you will be as excited as me to see the beautiful images!
We used the Dark Star collection on Emma which allowed me to create a structured and super bold, blue smokey eye. The collection includes cream shadows, powder shadows, liners, glitters...you name it, it’s there! The blue powder shadow I applied with my fingers for maximum colour. I also kept the shape quite graphic and didn’t blend out too much.
I teamed this with a super simple and sleek complexion using lots of cream products (as always my faves), including Nars Multi Sticks for glow and blush, Chanel Universal Bronzer to add depth and a gorgeous liquid highlighter for the glow!
Loved creating this beautiful look...even if it was only half a face!
Until next time!
Thank you Jenna for creating this glamorous cyborg half face. And a massive congratulations from everyone at emmaheaven.com for winning not just the regional award for Best Wedding Makeup for the Swansea Region, but also the national award for Best Wedding Makeup for the whole of Wales at The Welsh National Wedding Awards 2017. We are all so proud of you. We already knew you were the best makeup artist in town AND in Wales; now everyone else does! You’ve got even more snazzy awards to add to the collection! And what a fabulous excuse - not that I need one - to crack open a celebratory bottle or two to toast your success! So well deserved.
You can find out all about Jenna and her work at jennakellymua.com.
And now, introducing another new recruit to #TeamHeaven, our fabulous special effects (SFX) and theatrical makeup artist - Beth Jones.
As a new member to #TeamHeaven, I couldn't have had a better month to start with and show off the special effects look! The Fashionator face we wanted to create came with a very steady hand and a bucket load of latex.
First I glued down the small eyepiece with latex glue, then around the edges I stuck tissue paper to the skin, letting it dry so it wasn't sticky and tacky, and eventually looking like a thick layer of skin.
I blended it together using foundation to match Emma’s skin tone, and with a sharp nail scissors I carefully ripped all around the eye for a ‘torn’ effect.
With the tricky stuff out of the way, I was able to have some fun with the stage blood; armed with my eyeshadow brush, I went crazy making it look like someone had ripped the skin off, revealing the Terminator eye underneath!
I was so thrilled with the final look. And I think #TeamHeaven was pretty impressed too!
I can't wait for more special effect shoots to come up in the future!
Keep an eye out
Beth J xoxo
Thank you Beth. What a treat to have you and your exceptionally talented hands as part of our Fashion Feast feature. We are all so excited to see what else you can create!
You can find out more about Beth’s work at:
“And now we invite you backstage to see this month’s shoot: Fashionator.”
Producer: Emma Heaven
Location: Studio Heaven
Photographer: Adrian Heaven
Makeup created and applied by: Jenna Kelly
Special Effects Makeup created and applied by: Beth Jones
Hair created and styled by: Hilary Jones
Fashionator gun umbrella created by: Rianon Jones
Video filmed by: Christie Heaven
Video edited by: Adrian Heaven
Social media clips & photos: Christie Heaven
Music: Out of Your Mind (feat. Dane Bowers & Victoria Beckham [Radio Edit] True Steppers
Thank you to everyone on #TeamHeaven involved in the making of this issue’s video.
Your creativity and commitment never ceases to amaze me!
A special thank you to Beth Jones. I really did throw you into the deep end BUT you came up fighting and created the most amazing special effects, turning me into a fabulous ‘Fashionator’.
And don’t worry “I’ll be back” next month with more ingenious ideas from #PlanetHeaven.
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WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS FLASHING IMAGES
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