Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Joanne MacFadyen Jewellery Designer

I seem to be a favourite choice for Scottish Jewellery designers showcasing their work and Jo's 'Eden Collection for her 'Look Book' was filmed last month in St Andrews. Armed with a bucket of glitter, a beautiful model who I've been helping build up her portfolio we headed to location on a hot Summer Day. Kate Pickering from  Vanilla Ink also joined us and took some behind the scenes shots. Gillian Gamble photographed and Dylan Drummond filmed. I created 2 hair looks and kept the same makeup look for the day. Although some of the team were reticent about my suggestion of our model entering the stream for artistic purposes we were glad as the finished results were great.

Hair & Makeup:Sandra Cormack/Still image from film by Dylan Drummond

Hair & Makeup: Sandra Cormack/Photogrpaher:Gillian Gamble

Jane Gowans Jewellery Collection S/S & A/W 13

A year ago I created the hair and makeup for Jane Gowan's 'Captain's collection 2013 ' filmed and styled in one day on Broughty Ferry Beach in Dundee, Scotland.
For the S/S collection I used a vibrant blue MAC  eyeshadow to complement the outfits, with hair styled in a messy, plaited updo.
For A/W I used russet, earthy tones that matched the model's copper hair that I swept in a textured beehive.
Jane's collection can be purchased from stockists including Harvey Nichols as well as her own online shop.
 Good luck to Jane who is also up for a 'Scottish fashion Award' and
named as 'Professional Jewellers Hot 100'.

Hair & Makeup:Sandra Cormack/Photographer' :What Kirsten Saw/' styled by Kirsty Headden.

Photographer' :What Kirsten Saw' and styled by Kirsty Headden.

Edinburgh Transgender workshop & Film

The following morning after arriving home from Malta I delivered a workshop to a transgender group in Edinburgh. There were a number of themes and topics delivered by a wide range of professionals, mine being effective male to female transformation to help enable individuals to feel comfortable applying make up effectively. Before a live demo with one of the group where I shared my recommended products and tips, attendees were able to view a short edit of a film that I produced with Helene Barclay. She is a cross-dresser with amazing camera skills and expertise and in the film myself and my model answer questions and discuss the topic of male to female transformation. The full short film will be available before the end of the year as a download and has  received favourable feedback.
In May I was booked to provide hair and makeup for the band and actors - a sunny beach in Lossiemouth in Scotland was the perfect location to film. Great cast and crew from Sony and the production company and lots of laughs. I always like to combine work with pleasure and fitted in a visit to my friend Anna  in Aviemore before leaving early in the morThening to drive to the location.
The highlight of the day was watching Ross Laird do about 5 simultaneous somersaults through the air without the need for a start bounce on a trampoline-amazing!