It is common, particularly for newbie or amateur models to come and visit us at UK MODEL FOLIOS with an established look. The most difficult thing for them is to allow us to take over and create something different that says, ‘model’ and usually means stepping away completely from what they have been used to creating themselves.
Think of it as Tyra Banks in ANTM- everyone loves the makeover episode, right? And the truth is, how many times have you ever looked at the makeovers and thought Tyra was wrong? Exactly, never!
Our favourite recent makeover was for model Claire Leeson AKA Kymberly Fox. Half Mexican, half St Lucian mix, she has stunning natural features but much to Claire’s dismay short hair.
Claire arrived with an array of 18″ plus extensions and wigs convincing us they look great on her because they are natural hair. And don’t get us wrong, from the pictures Claire had sent of her alter-ego Kymberly, Kym does look fab in the wigs- but what about Claire? Claire clearly was missing how beautiful she was and as a result, had been hiding behind the wigs and huge eyelashes. Her icon is Kim Kardashian and though she didn’t want to be seen as a Kim wannabe, she was subconsciously mimicing her and in the process, overriding her own attributes.
Luckily, Claire is one of the sweetest souls and was totally up for us using her natural beauty to create somewhat of a transformation for our lens. It was so great to have her leave not only smiling ear-to-ear because of her fabulous shots but also to hear her say, how much she loves her new look and is going to rock all the different styles we showed her she can create with her gorgeous, edgy fro.
Check out some of our fab shots!
PHOTOGRAPHER UK Model Folios
STYLIST/ ART DIRECTOR Fay Hill
HMU ARTIST Sarah Catherall
Previous Miss England 2011 Alize Mounter came to the right place for lingerie and fashion portfolio updates, check out some of the stunning images we shot for her and watch this space_____ as MAXIM think they’re very cool too and will be publishing an exclusive set soon!!
One of the most important things about a portfolio shoot is for the client to have fun
Take a look at our latest shoot with the stunning Model/ Actress Imogen Donnell
This week’s UK Model Folios’ Shoot of the Week is Premier Model, Siobhan Perry by Alan Strutt
Here’s Alan Strutt’s fashion shoot with fabulous Model, Zara
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As always it has been a very busy and creative last couple of weeks for UK Model Folios but even by our standards, pure magic was created when we collaborated with celebrity photographer Alan Strutt, celebrity hair and make-up artist, Gary Cockerill and Britain’s Next Top Model Live Stylist, Joey Bevan.
Five females and two male models, together we created a dream team experimenting with a variety of looks including ‘paint box’ style make-up and eighties styling.
Take a look at some of our images…
After the amazing images of Leni’s model Niami we produced and shot with Alan Strutt two weeks ago, it is no surprise Leni’s Model Management have crowned him Photographer of the Week!
Read Alan’s interview here
Our shoot of the week goes to Alan Strutt and Niami
The Italian born- half American model blew us away when she came to a casting at UK Model Folios.
Check out this stunning shot by Alan Strutt, styled and art directed by UK Model Folios’ Fay L. Bacon, and make-up by the wonderful Gabby