Key Make-up Artist Mika worked closely with Ada to help bring her SS12 collection to life on Friday 16th September 2011 at London’s Somerset House as part of the London Fashion Week schedule.
The ethically produced collection’s strength lies in Zanditon’s ability to fuse innovative shapes and intricate prints with a startling attention to detail – and this was mirrored in the make-up that Mika created.
“The inspiration was drawn from sea horses and sea dragons – mysterious creatures transmogrified in to clothing.”
The collection was shown via a beautifully produced film, that showed cascading colours across an urban backdrop and a model infused with the spirit of carnival dancing to a building crescendo of music and colour.
“I used Pure Pigment in ‘Beguile’, thrown all over the models limbs. Sea horses crests and tails have really inspired the make-up; iridescent gleams and wet, crystallised skin. I used a variety of pink and purple tones: Powder Blusher in ‘Hussy’, Powder Eye Shadow in ‘Savage‘, Intense Lipgloss in ‘Galactic’ and Medium Pencil in ‘Bait’ where the corner stones of the look. And lots and lots of Gleam Cream!”
For the models on the day, Mika created a more toned down version of the film; “I used Powdered Metal in ‘Ether’ for shimmering skin and a luxe feel, and whacked Pure Pigment in ‘Beguile’ over the cheekbones, browbone and cupid’s bow. We also used Nail Varnish in ‘Scorch’ on the nails – a brilliant white shade.”
Enjoying the show – from Left to Right: Hayley Smith [Marketing Assistant], Helena Liddiard [Marketing Intern], Alex Cummins [Junior Brand Manager] and Mika [Key Make-up Artist].