A few weeks ago saw me head down to London for a photo shoot with celebrity photographer Joseph Sinclair.
I have some exciting collabs and speaking engagements scheduled over the coming months so was in need of some new shots for PR materials and both of my blogs, so this was the perfect time to shoot.
…Joseph’s client list reads like a who’s who of the A-list elite having shot Danielle Radcliffe, Will.i.am, Sir Ian McKellen, Alexa Chung and Tom Jones (to name just a few)…
A self-taught artist, Joseph Sinclair’s specialises in portraiture (he shoots a lot of magazine covers) and has a distinct signature style clearly influenced by Hollywood icons and American pop culture.
Joseph was such a pleasure to work with and made me feel completely at ease throughout. We played my favourite 90’s R’n’ B tunes during the shoot, and I felt relaxed and confident in front of the camera thanks to his encouragement.
Incredibly sweet, Joseph even said I looked like Kelly Brook, whom he’s also photographed.
I’m always so flattered when I’m told I look like Kelly (the modelling agency I used to be with said the same) or Olivia Palermo, whom one of my closest friends, the Casting Director Nicci Topping always tells me I remind her of. I’ll take both of those thank you very much and will remember it when I’m having a bit of I look rubbish in everything kind of day!
…Normally, I do my own make up for photo shoots, but for this one, the renowned make up artist Lauren Baker who has worked with Cara Delevigne, Lily Cole and Gillian Anderson amongst others, got me ‘camera ready’.
My face was definitely in good hands that’s for sure and Lauren is one cool lady, we had a lot in common from motherhood to careers in the media industry, and chatted and laughed our way through the day.
I absolutely love Lauren’s make up for me too.
Using a natural base, she focussed on making my eyes the stand out feature, using a luscious blend of gold and metallic shades and lash extensions for some extra ‘va va voom’!
I had had my hair styled by the amazing Nina a few days earlier and opted for Hollywood-esque waves for the shoot with Lauren tonging sections to add definition, along with serum for shine.
Here’s a quick shot on my phone that I snapped pre-shoot – what do you think?
And here are the professional shots by Joseph.
Boy’s got talent, don’t you think?!
I really do love every shot, thank you Joe!
But here’s the thing, I need to choose two main shots from the blow, one for my new profile picture for Honest Mum and another for Mummy’s Got Style, my style blog.
I’ll be using all of the shots of course in various press pieces and blog posts but I need my brand new gravatars and this is where you guys come in-please help me choose the two for my blogs, and leave a comment on which ones you like the best.
In a few days I’ll reflect on the comments and make my final choice. Your feedback is really appreciated-thanks!
In this first shoot I’m wearing a fitted LBD c/o Baujken. Skin tight but flattering, it’s one of my favourite Little Black Dresses!
Quick change for the second shot into this stunning animal print dress c/o Great Plains and my very own bespoke pair of high heels that I designed with Upper Street.
The third outfit change sees me wearing one of my all time favourite dresses- this sheer polka dot LBD that I picked up from H&M many seasons ago which remains one of my wardrobe staples today.
Lauren gave me red lips to ramp up the glamour factor and I’m wearing a vintage YSL gold necklace my Mum bought me in Paris years ago.
Heels are Spanish designer Mascaro.
And for my final outfit, I wore this elegant navy frill cocktail dress c/o Jacques Vert designed by Lorcan Mullany who I was honoured to meet last year at their press show.
Mullany has created dresses for Taylor Swift and Princess Diana among others and creates flattering, elegant showstoppers like this.
I simply adore this frock.
Such a fun high energy shoot which I feel really caught my personality on camera.
Thank you Joseph and Lauren for your sheer talent and amazing energy! xx
I can’t wait to read your comments,
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