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STACEY CLARKE, ZOO FRONT COVER

Congratulations to the fabulous Stacey Clarke- our newest addition to the UK Model Folios family, she is one busy bee shooting an array of super hot models and celebs.

Check out her ZOO cover shoot this week of the Queen of Curves, Helen Flanagan!

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MICHELLE KEEGAN SHOT BY ALAN STRUTT

Alan Strutt has been on a whirlwind (as always) shooting the most beautiful celebrities on the most stunning locations.

Check out this picture of the gorgeous Michelle Keegan shot by Alan in the Caribbean, page 3 in The Sun.

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SAMANTHA WOMACK, HELLO! MAGAZINE

Always a pleasure, never a chore. That is indeed our motto when it comes to work, particularly when one is fortunate enough to be commissioned to join Alan Strutt and Samantha Womack on a photoshoot for Hello! Magazine in Portugal’s hidden Heaven- Juicy Oasis. Home and baby of the iconic juice master, Jason Vale, take a look at the behind-the-scenes video we shot of the stunning photoshoot and for the full images and interview pick up this week’s Hello!

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THE STYLE ICON, VICTORIA BECKHAM

Victoria Beckham- the Spice Girl every mini diva wanted to be, the woman who took the surname of the man every human in their right mind would like to marry (David Beckham, just incase you didn’t know). And now, she is a household fashion icon with her own label adorned by not even your regular celebs, but A+ Listers such as the ultimate of pretty women, Julia Roberts.

I only have three Celebrity ‘would-like-to-meets’ and VB is one of them so you can imagine my excitement when I was lucky enough to work alongside Photographer Alan Strutt on a photoshoot with the lady herself for Hello! Magazine at the British Fashion Awards. Victoria was in very high spirits after just being crowned Designer Brand of the Year, and she even complimented my outfit (a Karl Lagerfeld TK Maxx bargain, but whatever). Needless to say, I walked away a very fulfilled little lady that evening, so much so I threatened early retirement until I realised since I was on a ‘winning streak’, my hopes of working on the next Vogue cover shoot with Adele could still happen… Two years later I’m still chasing that dream.

Anyway, bearing all of the above in mind, I am adult enough to admit I no longer like VB- I do not even love VB- I am actually a little (if not totally) obsessed with VB! Her style, her charisma, her ability not to smile but still look super cool; the way she carries her Mini Me, Harper around on her hip wherever she goes. And if this isn’t enough for me to convince you, I wanted to appear even crazier by creating a montage of the Queen of Fashion.

Mrs Victoria Beckham, your Fashion Bunnies salute you! x

Alan Strutt Fashion Trilogy

Rumour has it Alan Strutt is teaming up with celebrity hair and make-up artist Gary Cockerill to shoot fashion and beauty models- judging by his trilogy set of model Saskia, we think you better get in touch NOW if you want to be a part of it! info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk

 

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Celebrity Hair and Make-Up Artist, Gary Cockerill Headshots

It was great to have a good friend of UK Model Folios and photographer, Alan Strutt, Gary Cockerill in our studios this week shooting some new head shots for his very exciting up and coming projects!

Gary is the renowned celebrity hair and make-up artist, whose glamourous clientele include Katie Price, Kelly Brook, Melinda Messenger and Martine McCutcheon.

Gary has recently launched his first autobiography, ‘From Coal Dust to Stardust’ and has some other exciting projects in the pipeline, including Make-up Masterclasses and his own make-up range, which will be out by the end of the year!

For more fabulous ‘Gary Cockerill’ updates and his must-read blog, check out www.garycockerill.com (coming soon!)

Behind-the-Scenes At Miss England 2011, Birmingham NEC

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The Miss England 2011 finals are almost here, just one day away. Today sixty stunning finalists gathered at the Birmingham NEC to rehearse for what is the biggest event in the pageant world and UK Model Folios were there to capture it all exclusively to share with you.

This year UK Model Folios have been offered the opportunity to offer their services independently at the Miss England finals capturing those ‘what really goes on behind-the-scenes?’ shots and professional portraits of the ladies in That infamous evening gown. We advance our thanks to our amazing photographers Roy Strutt, Costas Constantinou and Antony Michael for their photography skills and support of UK Model Folios, and of course this event.

Today we wanted to share with you a quick glimpse of what happened at the rehearsals for the Eco Round- the opportunity for finalists to showcase their bespoke creations from recyclable materials. The rehearsals give them an opportunity to learn choreography and strut their stuff on the catwalk to a panel of highly credible judges who tomorrow evening will have the extremely difficult task of choosing the lady who will represent England for the year ahead and at Miss World 2011, which even more exciting for us Brits will be held in London.

Check out just a few of our shots below snapped by the fabulous photographer Roy Strutt and come back tomorrow for the result and first-hand shots of what happened at Miss England 2011!

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Miss England Beach Babe Finalists Hit MAXIM and BabeMag.com

Yes, it’s That shoot again. UK Model Folios teamed up with Miss England two weeks ago to shoot their top ten finalists for the Best Beach Body award sponsored by Sandstorm Boutique. As the finalists await the news of who has the most coveted bikini bod, the men’s mag circuit has gone crazy for the Miss England hopefuls. Check them out here on MAXIM and BabeMag.com.

Have a great weekend!

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…Press Go Mad for UK Model Folios and Miss England Press Call

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To add to yesterday’s madness in one of our London studios, OK! magazine and The Metro, as well as local press from across the country have joined the fandango and even, in OK! magazine’s case started their own online voting poll for who has the best beachwear body out of the Miss England top ten beach wear finalists…

Check out the articles below by clicking the links!

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Alan Strutt- They All Want A Piece of Him and We Know Why!

 

 

Between shooting Coleen Rooney and Patsy Palmer for two separate issues of Hello in the last month, Alan has also been busy working with UK Model Folios shooting several campaigns with Miss London 2011 Rissikat Bade for diamond and watch specialist Mark J Walsh, Sytner MINI Canary Wharf and designer Karen Karmody. To add to this he also shot the front cover and inside spread of Miss and Mr Every Model, for the industry’s leading fashion and commercial model magazine, Every Model summer issue, released today!

With the calendar season fast approaching, Alan has a string of celebrity calendars lined-up to shoot which comes as no surprise after the stunning work he shot last year including another beautiful calendar for iconic model Kelly Brook and the 50’s pin-up inspired glamour shoot for Peta Todd. Both calendars were a huge success and went alongside the 12 other titles Alan shot all of which can be found at celebritycalendars.co.uk. As an extra treat for you all, UK Model Folios are teaming back-up with Alan in September to shoot calendars and portfolios in Thailand’s Koh Samui! For more information on this trip or for further information on Alan please contact us.

We’ll leave you now with a few snapshots of Alan’s most recent work for UK Model Folios and some inspirations for your 2012 calendars…