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“Wakeful Wanting” an editorial for iMute Magazine

Hi fives all round for my team on this editorial for iMute Magazine’s Summer 15 issue!  Welcome to “Wakeful Wanting”…

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I’m particularly proud of shoot as I produced this editorial with the help of my all star team:

Photography: Angela Rose (who you may remember shot The Bridal Series Sydney with me!)

Creative Director, Hair & Makeup: me! using skincare by Deciem the Abnormal Beauty Company, makeup by MAC, and hair by Label M

Wardrobe Stylist: Maie Dionisio featuring  fashion by Agent Provocateur, La Perla, Maison Close, Max Black, La Fille Do, El Minara, Ginia, Witchery, Peachoo & Krejberg, La Senza, Chantelle, Stella McCartney, Rosalynn Win, Baci & Sant Elia

Model: Tessa at Chic Management
Floristry & Prop Stylist: Oak & Linden
Videography: Le Motion
Location: Studio Neon

We also filmed a beautiful fashion video to accompany this editorial which is definitely worth a watch (and guaranteed to spice up these cold winter nights!).

A celebration of femininity, sensuality and wakeful wanting.

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If you want to know what it was like being on set at this shoot, here’s the behind-the-scenes video of us doing our thing…

If you’re a fan of my work, you might like to see other editorials I’ve worked on by clicking here and here or here.

I would love to know what your favourite shot from the “Wakeful Wanting” editorial is!  Leave me comments below or questions about the products used to create the look and I’ll be sure to reply.

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Sant Elia ‘Taken by the Sky’ Resort 17 Campaign Shoot

They say sharing is caring, so I’m going to share one of my favourite campaign shoots. Bringing someone’s collection to life and creating imagery that captures the essence of the designs is in my opinion, what a campaign shoot is all about. I recently had the privilege of being asked by Stephanie from SE by Sant Elia to design the makeup for their resort 17 collection, “Taken by the Sky”. A collection that is all about “1970s boho luxury with an effortless twist, European vintage glam and free spirits, reinterpreted into modern and relevant shapes” this is what we created.

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This was shot in a motel that looked like it had been The team behind this shoot comprised:

Photography: Jason Henley // Stylist: Jana Bartolo // Hair: Nathan Cherrington // Makeup: Sonia Allen // Model: Pauline from Chic Management // Creative Direction: Mother Father PR

I loved so many pieces of this collection and my wish list kept growing as the day progressed! I asked Stephanie who she had in mind when she was designing and she told me that she wanted to create a wardrobe of wearable yet show-stopping occasion pieces, that were luxurious and flattering on the female figure.

“The collection has a touch of cheekiness, it’s for a woman who likes to get noticed but doesn’t take herself too seriously”.

My favourite from the collection was the The Edge of Seventeen jumpsuit while for Steph it was the lace co-ord pant and top set from the “Bird in Flight” story which only just last week spotted being worn by Ally from Substance Style Blog to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney.

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Photography by Sebastian Petrovski and image courtesy of Broadsheet Sydney.

For the makeup I created a look that I like to call “undone glamour” which took influence from the 1970s but is wearable for the modern woman. The skin was creamy and glowing, the cheekbones illuminated, the eyes were metallic golden amber with lots and lots of lashes and liquid liner. Brows were groomed and defined while lips were a mix of pink and brown lipstick blended with Egyptian Magic balm.

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For the skin I used the Hylamide SubQ Anti-age serum for that lit from within glow, the Natralus Pawpaw Lip Butter to prep and condition the lips and the Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydrating Spray to refresh the makeup throughout the day. For the complexion I used the Touch In Sol Feels Like Honeymoon Primer for the most wonderful surge of moisture, the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser and the Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer to brighten under the eyes. For the lips it was the Avon Luxe Lipsticks in “Nude Citrino” & “Diamante Rosa”  mixed together with some Egyptian Magic balm for that perfect cream texture.

You can follow the SE by Sant Elia label on Instagram or get in touch via the website.

I loved being part of this campaign shoot and I hope you enjoyed reading how it all came together.  Please let me know if you have any questions about the products used or how I worked with them. Now I’m off to do some shopping!

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One Fine Day Sydney recap

Happiness for me is sharing with others what I love. Last weekend I got to do just that at the One Fine Day Sydney wedding fair held at Australian Technology Park.

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Photo courtesy of Chrissie Hall Wedding Photographer. Many thanks to the talented Steph from Sant Elia for the custom made outfit. I was honoured to wear one of your designs.

My stall was designed to reflect what my bridal work is all about. Partnering with brides in the lead up to their wedding as well as being there on the day itself to get them feeling beautiful and happy… and having fun along the way!

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My stall at Sydney’s One Fine Day wedding fair.

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With my gorgeous assistant Fiona. Thank you for enjoying the weekend with me and for all your tireless work.

Flowers were supplied by my favourite florist Oak & Linden who were also at the fair.

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My signature balloons were once again created by the wonderful Shannon from Born to Party.

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My favourite bunch to date, thank you Shannon!

In addition to meeting lovely engaged couples and future brides, I also got a chance to say hello to my neighbours.

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Moira and her team from Moira Hughes Couture.

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Simon, Gabrielle & Asato from Grew & Co.

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Len from I Love Wednesdays who kept us entertained with her dance moves.

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Lovely Karina from Hello May, one of the sponsors for One Fine Day.

And got to admire the level of detail and effort that went into all the stalls.

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The fair had a wonderfully relaxed yet exciting buzz about it. Couples could enjoy treats created by ARIA catering in the VIP area, peruse the bridesmaid corner, or even enjoy a little pampering with a champagne at the nail bar.

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The V.I.P. lounge area.

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Bridesmaid’s corner

New to this fair was the Bridal Showcase where brides had the chance to meet their favourite designers and try on gowns. Featured in the showcase were Moira Hughes, Karen Willis Holmes, Leah Da Gloria, Suzanne Harward, Sarah Janks, Babushka Ballerina.  Also featured in the showcase was lingerie by Bridal Trousseau and jewellery from Samantha Wills.

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And of course there was plenty of fashion to admire on the runway.

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Leah Da Gloria and Institchu

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Moira Hughes Couture

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Karen Willis Holmes

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The Babushka Ballerina

To all the wonderful people I met on the weekend, many thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share what Sonia Allen Make Up is all about.  Thank you One Fine Day for having me and congratulations on yet another fabulous fair.

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A wonderful celebration of when creativity meets talent and warmth, that was Sydney’s One Fine Day fair, September 2015!

If you are getting married and would like more information about my services, please contact me via the website.  You can read more about One Fine Day in previous posts here or find out when the next fair is being held.

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