Fashion Night in London

Yesterday (Friday night) I had the pleasure to challenge myself and come to a gathering of photographers, make-up artists and models, all in one place in London @ Club MM. This Fashion Night was organised by Brazzi Photostudio and Be Famous Team, great job guys! There was a full house of stylish people, a presentation of a fashion collection, created by Kristina Valanciute, house music and many more. The dress code was – “dress to impress” 🙂 unfortunately my wardrobe is far away from “impress” 😀 ha ha! But, anyways, that was not the most important thing for me, bearing in mind that I almost never shoot inside, and definitely NEVER in a club! I used a flashlight 2 years ago when I practiced during my photo course in Vilnius (LT).  So, I took this, mhm.. flashlight – it’s sooo out of date, lets call it antique 😀 , went there alone, dressed as a black widow would say, holding my lovely black suitcase which was brought to life for the second time by me (maybe I’ll put some photos of the process someday), and thought to myself – what the heck am I doing here alone?.. But..curiosity won and after the  first fail (flash for 2 quid:)) came the second one – I was late! 😀 I didn’t get any pics from a fashion collection, now that’s really funny 🙂 but I wasn’t upset. Anyway, I’m always more interested in watching others watching something and when it comes to a new experience – I’ll never push myself into the first row 🙂 So, I spent there couple of hours, met some nice people, felt quite comfortable, got the chance to practice  and to expose my suitcase 🙂 Thought, this time, I would match my photos with my overall “antique” look and, by the way, I was a bit surprised by the results ’cause they were not so bad as I expected. 

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Victorian Schoolgirl

This is a story how Auguste turned into Evie – a Victorian Schoolgirl. Our lovely school gave us a homework which turned out to be very exciting for all of us. As always it was done the night before the right day. So, I had to start from scratch and to find a way to get my daughter a costume of a schoolgirl of Victorian Era… I started online, of course, and got my first idea here. Then I remembered that my husband has an old shirt of that dark blue color, so I used it for a dress, and I used two old under skirts of my girls’ dresses for an apron. My advice – never throw away some nice materials 😉 I am not much of a seamstress but from time to time I make something. It took a while to get friendly with that sewing machine again but after about two hours it came out better than I thought. But that was after we had to get ready Auguste’s hair for a Victorian hairdo. I don’t have any roll-ups so I  had to make them and then I found in my crafts box some leftovers from some project I never finished.. 😛 These were some tubes made of magazines, rolled and glued and they worked perfectly for the roll-ups! I cut both ends a little bit so I could put a rubber band over it and it worked. And there I was – sitting and looking at my daughter’s first “roll-up” hairdo and thought – and this is how it starts.. She was so keen to see the result I didn’t have to tell anything about going-to-sleep routine – it was done quickly and quietly 🙂 In the morning  we woke up earlier. The hairdo turned out to be awesome, the “costume”  fit her perfectly and she was jumping out of joy. I cannot mention the fact that the teachers at school were amazing – dressed as Victorian teachers with canes in their hands, shouting nervously to come in.. This was fun. Auguste came back from school with her new name – Evie and she didn’t let me touch her hair for three days :)) 

Sapphire ❤

Today I had pleasure to meet this little princess and her mom. Sapphire is one of the three winners of “Free mini photo session” mini contest 🙂 She is amazing! She sat quietly while I was doing her lovely curly hair. Later I tried one of the prom hairstyles on her mom 😉 I’ll upload some more pictures later.  I was surprised that Sapphire, this little 2-year-old cutey, let me take lots of pictures in a park. We were really having so much fun.. I loved her smile and the way she was scaring me with those leaves 🙂 So cute!  Thank you for spending this afternoon with me!

Get a FREE mini photo session!

As I promised – it’s time for some exciting experience and  I hope you gonna like it 

I am offering you OR your child to have a mini photo session with hair and/or  make up done for FREE! 

Under these 3 simple conditions:

1. You’ll let me experiment with your or your child’s hair and the make up or a little of face painting if it is a child 😉 Nothing extreme, no cutting or coloring (unless you want it 🙂 just a fun time for a little makeover!

2. You’ll be able to come to my house (in East London)  and won’t mind a company of my two little girls 🙂

3. You’ll want to have a mini shoot outside 🙂 It will take about half an hour, maybe in a park, playground or anywhere else. The result will be – a great time spent together and 20 ready to print photos. If you like it I’ll give a special offer for a nice photo book 😉

All you have to do – is send me ( your or your child’s photo where I could see the length of the hair by the end of 11 November. I will post the photos HERE and you, your friends and your family will be able to vote for them and maximize your chance to win your free mini makeover photo shoot!

There will be three lucky winners: two of them will be the most “liked” and one I will choose myself. There are going to be three more bright and fun days this Autumn! Hope to see you soon! 😉 

You can have a look at a very tiny part of my experiments HERE.

Lithuanian plaiting school

Thanks to my daughter’s teacher (btw she is the friendliest teacher I’ve ever met), I didn’t have to think a lot about the header of this post :). The other day when I took my girls from school she asked me – what happened to Lithuanian plaiting school?.. ’cause their hair were a bit messy and usually I plait them every day in the morning. Yes, it gets a bit boring sometimes, that’s why I do different styles. Most of them you will not see in these pictures because I just don’t have time to take them (morning, rush..) but I’ll show you some. Eventually I  started to notice that I like it a LOT. Not only plaiting, I just like to be creative on one’s head.  It all started a long time ago. I remember doing my niece’s hair as a baby and now she’s 16.. Some people ask me where I learnt it. Of course – I finished Lithuanian plaiting school! 😀 …I don’t remember, actually, I guess my mom taught me, but now you can find all kinds of tutorials online. Oh, and I like experimenting with make-up (though I can be without it for days myself 😛 ) or face painting as well 🙂  Mhm.. I should think about my make-up and hair dos portfolio, maybe 🙂 Because at the moment most of the photos were taken just for the fact that I did it, not really artistic ones 🙂 Want to be my model? I’ve got some exciting news to come! Stay with me 😉

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Curly Red Beauty

Not the warmest morning in London.. but minute after minute and there it is – a new day! Shiny dew and a taste of fog, an amazing young lady with a bit of attitude and a really nice time spent together. Funny.. she predicted my reflector would fall down into water, yep..twice 😀 And I thought I would find leaves, it meant to be the autumn’s shoot but.. couldn’t find much 🙂  It’s early yet. Anyway, I just love my model’s hair, eyes and a smile  They can light up every foggy day. Thank you!

Model: Auguste. Make-up: by me. Hair: by mother nature and a little bit by me 🙂 Time: early Saturday morning .