One fun weekend this was! At the One Fine Day in Sydney.
While my inbox is overflowing and I am trying my best to get through the wonderful and overwhelming response of the last few days,
I wanted to share a few of my favourite vendors with you.
The One Fine Day girls where one of the very first people I got in touch with when I moved to Sydney and I have been part of the
magical fair right from the humble beginnings at Sun Studios. I can not thank the founders enough, I met so many wonderful people through
this event, even new friendships and of course a lot of business.
Now that we are getting married ourselves, we didn’t only exhibit but were also for the first time on the other side.
We were actually shopping around and locking in some vendors ourselves!
People often ask me which part of my work I enjoy more: wedding makeup or editorial makeup, but to be honest, I can’t quite decide.
I love both and I do both. That’s the short and sweet answer.
Of course all One Fine Day handpicked vendors are great in their own ways, but here are a few that I found are really worth mentioning and recommending to you,
if you are currently planning your own wedding as I had personally amazing experiences with them.
Hello May magazine! Be sure to check out their new “Real Wedding Special” a print book full of the most amazing real weddings.
All We Need Is Love -Celebrant Victoria Eustace is just super lovely all around.
Bridal trousseau – Luxurious Bridal Lingerie and also the most inspiring Instagram account
Natalija The Label – Lovely gowns to make getting ready even more fun!
Tillee Music -Ohhhh this voice. listen for yourself, these guys are amazing.
In An Instant photo booth – Incredibly Fun Polaroid Photobooth being silly in front of their camera was my highlight of the weekend
Bondi Lashes – The best experience in lash extensions
Moira Hughes Couture– bridal dresses exuding luxury and couture skill. If you can’t find the right style in her collection, Moira also creates bespoke pieces.
Grew & Co Some serious jewelry design by the loveliest and most creative husband & wife team based in Sydney.
Jo Bartholomew Jo recently shot our very own engagement photos- nuff said!
Milton Gan – Finely Crafted Wedding Photography I met these guys right at the very first OFD and am always impressed by their big smiles and positive nature paired with professionalism.
Anna Turner Very artistic Lady with a good sense of Humor and Style.
Catherine and David are in Love and it shows in every single image captured by Daniel Ferris.
Their magical wedding was featured over at Hello May today and I am not surprised.
The pure honesty and rawness of it had me fascinated immediately.
It really shows it’s NOT about all the little details, it’s really about the couple, LOVE, friends and family.
No fancy backdrop needed, flowers put together on the day by the groom and so many other irrelevant bits and pieces weren’t needed here.
This is the kind of wedding I love my job for this is what inspires me.
I love being a makeup artist in Australia every day. I love the places my work take me to and the wonderful people I get to meet.
There are days were I just feel incredibly lucky and grateful. Today is such a day.
And if you not already noticed how chilled and amazing this couple is, I will leave you with their wedding “theme”inspiration:
“Our inspiration was to throw the kind of party that we would want to go to – which particularly meant a natural outdoor setting (rain or shine – and we got both)” says Catherine.
The above photos are a mixture of beautiful professional photos by Studiosomething and iPhone Pics of beautiful locations of recent weddings.
I am so grateful how rewarding my job is.
Lately I was lucky enough to always be able to work on the most wonderful weddings, meeting inspiring couples and families.
Hearing their love stories and get to know their own styles and unique personalities is what makes my job so special.
After a large and often very early wedding, I am usually very tired. The full concentration and giving everything for hours
and hours, I usually really need some rest afterwards. Even nicer when I then receive an email, text message or note from a bride.
These little Testimonials really make my day every time I receive one.
They make me want to do my very best each and every time, they want me to get better and better in what I do.
They want me to study on, learn more, keep practicing, coming up with new ideas, and always committing fully to every person that trusts to book me.
I have some exciting projects & collaborations lined up and am full of energy and new ideas.
Finally I feel I got a bit of a routine here in my new Australian life.
The latest heartwarming testimonials:
I can’t thank you enough for setting us up for the perfect day on Saturday. We appreciate that you came over so early to work your magic on us. Both you and Sonia did a wonderful job with the hair and make-up – the girls looked natural and beautiful and my mum was glowing! I couldn’t be happier. It has been such a pleasure working with you this past year, for my trial, my photo shoot and especially on the big day. Your relaxed nature and enthusiasm for what you do has made it a really enjoyable experience. Thank you so much for your huge contribution to our wedding day.
I will send you some professional photos when we get them!
Inspired by all the beautiful coloured leaves here in Sydney I have recently teamed up with Gentlemen Take Pictures for a male fashion editorial. See some more on my website here, if you like.
It’s time for soups and hot water bottles now, and I no longer go swimming at the beach.
The seasons have changed, and I love Sydney for it’s blue skies and sunny afternoons.
We also finally ordered a couch and settling up for general coziness.
I am somehow looking forward to my first Winter over here.
Happy change of seasons, where ever you are.
I have lately collaborated with Gentlemen Take Pictures for a couple of shoots, with some great results.
It was a great change to be able to some professional male grooming and male hairstyling work in between
all the gorgeous brides and bridesmaids in the peek of the wedding season over the last months.
These studio shoots were great fun and those aspiring male supermodels were a dream to work with.
Check out more of my male editorial work on my website here.
Hey, I got some exciting news!
I am now proudly listed on the HELLO MAY Directory!
Along with some very cool creative Australian vendors of all kinds.
Check it out!
I am really exciting to be part of the next One Fine Day in Sydney in February.
They just featured a lovely blog post about my work too, check it out here.
I love working over here, and even though I have just landed I have immediately started doing bridal makeup for all the wonderful Sydney brides. Amazing!
Of course One Fine Day is also on Twitter and Facebook, if you want to keep up to date about the latest vendors and events.
I’m really excited and can’t wait to see everyone at ‘One Fine Day’
Stop by my stand and say hello!”
What I will bring to “One Fine Day”
1kg of Sunshine
500g of Relaxation soaked overnight
A big handful of Love
One large bag of home grown Ideas and Inspiration.
A good dash of Fun
1 cup of Friendship and Trust
Garnished with a warm smile
Always served fresh with a sprinkle of magic.
image found here
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all celebrated well. I had a bad flu over the whole Christmas period so I haven’t been up for much. Now we are off to Australia for 3 weeks. I am so excited.
Pete Doherty and Rose Forde join Hannah Martin in designing a jewellery collection inspired by aspects of history and the future. I will try and prepare a few wedding posts for you. The latest I really liked:
The idea was to design durable and timeless pieces that could be handed down through the generations.
The collections consists of 15pieces including rings and cufflinks.
Read more here.
A wonderful bride just sent me photos of her wedding in her Blushless dress.
They make a such a stunning couple and it always makes me happy to see my dresses on real people.
Unfortunately some of their guests didn’t agree with publishing photos of them in the web, that’s why I can share just a small selection of this truly fun German summer wedding. But this photo is my favorite anyway.
Thank you Sandy for sharing! And all the best for the future.
Upper image via Music for Media, Suit via Paul Smith
Dave was in need of a new super cool suit for an upcoming business trip and I have been totally thrilled to join him on the suit shopping tour.
Really what I needed to lift me up and relax for a few hours from job hunting.
Though I usually try to find smaller more independent brands, it’s not too easy when it comes to suits, plus: our time was limited. We only had one afternoon to find the wonder suit.
We couldn’t have found a better more suitable piece. Fit, style, color everything was just right.
So you grooms-to-be out there, check out Paul Smith for rad suit designs.
And their staff in their flagship store was super helpful and great as well.
shoes by Florsheim by Duckie Brown
How awesome are those men shoes?
They come in so many different cool color variations that you could match them
to almost any suit.
So if you are in the lucky situation to be able to go groom style shopping in NYC,you might be happy to hear that there will be
a Florsheim Pop-Up Store at 109 Mercer Street
for the upcoming 6 months.
What a rad grooms outfit this would be.
Miles Davis in Greenwich Village: That was the Inspiration behind the stunning menswear collection of Silvain Sylvian.
A Japanese label that currently shows two lines BLACK SURF which is the more casual day wear line
and SILVAIN SYLVIAN which is full of stunning suits!
white nubuk chukka and bowtie madras found via epaulet
…and here is to some more grooms style inspiration!
cool combo for a hot summer wedding thinks Liv.
Photo by Neil Krug via Digital Temple Magazine
White shirt, and braces (for the British- or suspenders for the American readers!)
When I saw the photo shown above for the first time in a magazine,
I couldn’t help but stare on the page for about 10 minutes.
There was something about it. Something real, something intense and more
than just well photographed hot man in fantastic clothes.
I was wondering about the wedding ring on his finger as well…
After a little research about the campaign it became clear:
The photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, who are a married couple, shot themselves for the campaign. Seeing him through the eyes of his wife and see the love story between them — makes the whole campaign so very emotional. Van Lamsweerde left all fashion statements to her husband and appears nude.
I love projects of artist couples! And always have.