The time had come again. Arab Fashion Week hit Dubai with full force. Once again we were so pleased to be involved. lets take you backstage with The Lipstick MakeUp Institute team. THE MAKE UP Brand: illamasqua Being backstage at a fashion show is so much more than just being a MakeUp artist. You are part of a family to get the show on the road. The trick is to all stick together, work with confidence, keep alert and of course ALWAYS smile and never loose focus. Its important to be on the ball as fashion shows can be a crazy rush backstage. When it comes to fashion shows, they key thing to remember is timing is everything. As beautiful and stunning fashion shows are from the front row, its not all glitz and glamour backstage. Backstage is where the months of hard work comes to life in a matter of hours. However, the rush is additive and the achievement you feel once the show has finished lasts for days. The Lipstick MakeUp Institute team Lights Camera Action Lets get this show on the road. This amazing experience gave our fantastic Lipstick Make Up Institute team to express their artistry in more ways than one. Each day kept us all on our toes, we all loved it and left us craving for more. We got to work with fashion designers from around the world which we can all defiantly say this is a "pinch-me" moment. You might be there to do MakeUp but do not be surprised if you get pulled by someone to help dress a model, tidy a models hair or even to maybe run and get some water and food for everyone. Working in a fashion show keeps you up to date with the latest beauty trends and whats the hottest new looks. You could be the most experience MakeUp artist but you will always learn new tricks backstage that you can bring home, this will make you very popular with your girlfriends. Arab Fashion Week was held between 5 days. We will take you through each day with all the looks changes and show you some fantastic pictures we managed to get in whist our team worked their magic.
Yesterday we had a wonderful day shooting kids fashion with some lovely kids at YH STUDIOS DXB and THE LIPSTICK MAKEUP INSTITUTE during ONE FRIDAY KIDS photoshoot . One Friday , a high fashion and affordable kids wear retailer in India , thier collection features kids wear , shoes , accessories, sunglasses, headbands and trinkets , to suit all the wardrobe needs under one roof . Kids started arriving with their parents to the studio early morning and i worked on their hair and makeup and Yasmin our managing director and head photographer started styling thier clothes , shoses and accesories which arrived organized in different sizes and colours for boys and girls . The day was full of excitement , happiness and joy , we were running after the kids all over the place changing their outfits , playing in the sand. The kids were not bothered about the wind and even the rain at times! We did half the shoot the week before on the Palm as one of the kids was leaving Dubai. It was a must that we had to photograph her though. She is so cool and very stylish that we had to include her in the shoot so we did. Part 2 was on the beach on a very unpredictable day. It was cloudy, windy and very blustery. We had to do the shoot!! There was no time to waste. This time of year the weather is so unpredictable but we took our chances and it paid off. It was so much much fun. More importantly we got amazing pictures and the kids had so much fun. It always shows in the images and on the kids faces. Running freely on the sand and in the water is just so liberating for them and its not work its enjoyable. Here are a few images of behind the scenes. Hope you like them. We will post the finalised images once the client has chosen them this week.
QUEEN OF SPADES TOOK ME ON A VOYAGE DU CARNAVALThursday 6th October 2016 the beautiful Lamya Abedin opened Arab fashion week with her Carnival Themed Fashion Show. Simply elegance. She not only opened the show but bust onto the runway with a creative and amazing collection of high fashion !! The Bohemian dressed , very tall models, floated down the runway to very cool and contemporary carnival music. To compliment the show the smell of popcorn filled the room as there were popcorn stations and candy floss stations to worked so well for the collection and were all there for the customers and guests to take advantage of. it made us all get into the spirit of, "Carnival". Fun and sophisticated comes to mind. Her designs and use of materials pushed the boundaries of design. They were such mixture that blended together so well. To close her show her beautiful little daughter also cam outer confidently and elegantly onto the runway holding one of the models hands so sweetly. just have a look at the photos and you melt at the sweetness, delicate little girl in her gown made by her mothers hands. We were so pleased to have handled all the hair and make up for Arab Fashion Week and held in such a prestigious location. It has put The Lipstick Make Up Institute on an International Platform making The Institute one step higher to becoming The Best Make Up Institute in Dubai. The experience was amazing. I could and will write a blog on all the designers as they were all so amazing, different and very cool and easy to work with. In fact, everyone was cool from the organisers to the models. It was just a spectacular 5 days and the adrenalin never stopped rushing! The whole of The Lipstick make Up Institute Teams loved it!! tune in Next well for Designer number 2 when we will share some information and photographs.
The Lipstick Makeup Institute Team is really excited to be working together and to be part of such event. Held at Dubai Ladies Club on Saturday 5th November. The Beautiful kids wore all the designer labels. Boss Hugo Boss, Chloe , Little Marc Jacobs , Karl Lagerfeld Kids, DKNY and Billyblush These are just some of the luxury fashion brands represented by the cuttest kids of different countries. The little beauties loved it and were so excited.They were not afraid at a ll. I was so proud of them. One or two had a little moment but soon got over it. There were lots of activities for them to keep them amused too. There were nail painting, games slides etc. There was also complimentary food such as burgers, hot dogs, chips. There was even deserts crepes, popcorn , candy floss and ice creams. Not only for the children but for all the parents too. The Events company #mo4network did an amazing job of organising the whole event and bringing it all together. It was our pleasure and enjoying every single minute of them doing their Rosey cheeks. blushes, powder and lip gloss The hair that all gorgeous thick and curly, it was amazing styling them while the kids talking and asking so much questions, as kids do. If I could do a fashion Show like this every week, I would love it. Such a pleasure to work not only with the kids but the parents too. Its so lovely to see everyone happy and pulling together. It also gives The Lipstick make Up team more experience in every genre. We want to do every event in Dubai that we can. We just love it. Make Up is not just about being am make up institute and teaching but getting involved in all these different diverse events, its fun! Here are a few images from the day. Hope you enjoy them. Tune in over the next few days and have a look at the very different jewellery shoot we did. Pretty amazing and very different!
What a week so far, day 3 of Arab Fashion Week. The Lipstick Make Up Institute Teams are always hard at work. Behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly. Working with International Models flown in from all over the world. Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Russia and lots of places. What a pleasure to work with such professionals. Just amazing, all the Lipstick Teams loved it. We had major support from everyone. Feel so lucky and proud. after this event we can do anything in the world. Its on par with New York, Milan and London Fashion Weeks. Day 3 of #Arabfashionweek . Backstage is where all the fun,action and tension is. What a team effort. Support from every angle . Amazing show other #aouadiparis with gold leaves applied to the models, fingertips, feet and one completely covered in gold.
The Lipstick Make Up Institute is proud to announce that they are doing all the hair and make up and nails with the help from the hair teams #brownsugarhairsalon#wisamnourbeautysalon#resalonsspas#majanbeautysalon and #laquaswiss for supplying amazing products for skin preparation of the models. #kryolan for their amazing products and support. #kryolanofficial also #coverpagedubai for doing such an amazing job arranging the , models , guest management , after party and hostesses.
What a great start to Arab Fashion Week, The lipstick Make up Teams are showing Dubai just how good they are. We have such great support. Brown Sugar Hair Salon, Wisam Nour Hair Salon are our amazing partners. We are so grateful that we all come together and work like dream teams. We are definitely rocking the back stage. here is a sneak preview at what happens behind the scenes. Great models, great organisation, feeling very happy. A quiet day though in comparison to what is going to happen over the next 4 days. Hold on guy ha Look at our name up high on the board. Yes we are on our way!! Being part of a great team is so much better than going solo. Its healthy, supportive and even parts relaxing as you know that we are all there to support each other. Like the first show today, 40 children aaaaah ha , all for hair, pigtails, grungy and a bit of blusher and lip gloss. So cute, kids on the catwalk is just so sweet. Also is a wonderful pictures of amazing lamya Abedin. Just a bespoke wonderful designer and a woman too. A great representative of the females of this world taking it by storm .