Wild Blossoms

  The beauty of the soul, energy, character, life and nature. Wild Blossoms                 Credits Hair and Makeup: Lilah Gow / www.lilahgow.com / Facebook / Instagram @lilahgowmakeup Photography: Elisa Paci / elsapax.wixsite.com / Facebook / Instagram @elisapaciphotographer Model: Billie Kingston / Instagram @billiekingston

Old Masters

  In art history, the term ‘Old Master’ refers to any painter of skill who worked in Europe before about 1800. It also refers to a painting by such an artist. This creative editorial brings together references ranging from the old masters, to the representation of women throughout history, to our relationship with artificial and constructed environments.   Explore each distinct study        Credits Photography: Elisa Paci / elsapax.wixsite.com / Facebook / Instagram @elisapaciphotographer Hair and Makeup: Lilah Gow / www.lilahgow.com / Facebook / Instagram @lilahgowmakeup Styling and props: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Model: Samantha Farrow / Instagram @sammyfarrow at Devojka Models / devojka.com.au… Continue Reading

Beauty in a Smile

The magic of a person’s true smile.           ‘I am a woman, who like most of us in this wonderful thing we call life, continually finds herself stuck between a rock and hard place when it comes to the word beauty. As a makeup artist, I fight a continuing battle to be “real” in an industry, that when it comes down to it, is pretty superficial.’ ‘I love that makeup can be used as a form of self-expression, that it can be used to show who a person truly is. I love that makeup is a… Continue Reading

Winter Beauty

Update your beauty look to suit the weather. We suggest these two versatile looks that can take you from day to night with a few simple additions. A wash of peach across the eyes is transformed for the evening with a bold lip. Glowing skin takes centre stage for day but at night is elevated by a jewel green smokey eye.             Credits Photography: Lauren Mckay Hair & Makeup: A very special lady who shall remain Anonomys Models: Lexi Keelan and Miriam Walsh Concept and Styling: Emma Batchelor Location: The Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Art of Costume

Clothing can be used almost like a costume, allowing us to slip in and out of different characters with the change of an outfit. Canberra born and Melbourne based, contemporary dance artist Chloe Chignell’s star is on the rise. She has recently received a Keir Choreographic Award, performed in Atlanta Eke’s ‘Miss Universal’ at Chunky Move and is set to perform in James Batchelor’s new work ‘Faces’. With her chameleonic appearance and versatility as a performer, we couldn’t think of anyone more perfect to explore the role of clothes in creating a character.              … Continue Reading

Beauty Trends Inspired by the Runways of New York

Changing up your hair and makeup is the quickest and often most cost effective way to refresh your look but with so much inspiration coming off the catwalk it can be hard to know what to actually try and what to leave to the professionals. Does a glossy copper lip actually translate to real life? Is learning to braid really a valuable investment of time? Navigating the world of beauty can be tough. Makeup artist Lilah Gow and Hairstylist Sheree Yap reveal their take on the looks from the S/S 15/16 runways of New York that inspired them.   The Makeup: Bold brows continue to reign supreme… Continue Reading