Powder Your Face With Sunshine

London is currently experiencing a period of very intense humidity. As such, make-up turns into an oil slick, pin-curls turn to frizz and ice-lollies turn into an acceptable excuse for a sweltering studio lunch break.

Yesterday saw one of my favourite people step into the studio for some new promo photos to go with some very exciting projects. Al / Lana Pillay (80s disco diva,  star of The Comic Strip Presents / Eat The Rich and MUA extraordinaire over at The Empress of Slap) arrived with a flight case filled  with make-up and a stunning array of extravagant sequined costumes. If the head hadn't already made me swoon, the table covered with sparkles, Mac and Smashbox certainly would have!

A back of camera shot of Al getting ready.

Make-up and caffeine - shoot essentials!

Kryolan, Mac and Smashbox.

Sequins, textures and sparkle.
As for my outfit choice yesterday, what do you do when battling frizzy hair and balmy skin? Embrace it! My hair went into a messy bun and was made much better with the help of some Pearls and Swine flowers. Rather than my usual matte make-up, I decided that a light BB cream and highlighter would be better wearing under sweltering studio lights. Bright pink lips courtesy of Barry M finished the look off perfectly. I recently had my "Kitten" necklace fixed by the lovely people at Tatty Devine, and have barely taken it off since.

Dress by Simply Be, Belt by Vivien of Holloway, Cardigan by New Look and leggings from Evans Clothing,

Black Glitter Jelly Shoes - a £4 bargain from eBay.
Flowers from Pearls and Swine. Kitten Name Necklace from Tatty Devine.

Flowers from Pearls and Swine. Kitten Name Necklace from Tatty Devine.

Detail of the necklace with it's heart charm.

Tarina Tarantino Hello Kitty Pink Head Ring by Tarina Tarantino. Kitten Name Necklace from Tatty Devine.
With thanks to the magical properties of tea, hummus and grapes, Al and I made it through the shoot despite the heat. And it was just as well as I received an exciting invite in the post to something I've been looking forward to for quite a while!

I absolutely love the V&A and recently spent three hours wandering around the David Bowie Is... exhibition utterly transfixed. I have no idea who the speeches are being given by yet, but absolutely cannot wait to find out.

Until next time!
Diana x

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