1) Thank you for your marvellous suggestions on yesterday’s “Celebrities who have hair like my Dog” post. Meg Ryan is already in the planned line-up and there are also a couple of quite brilliant surprise suggestions from Mr AMR; hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze about ten or maybe even fifteen posts out of this ridiculous mini-feature. And then we will start on Mr Bear – Celebrities who have expressions like my Cat.
Start thinking of ideas now, if you find yourself with a few idle minutes!
2) From the faintly ridiculous to the impressively futuristic: Max Factor’s use of “Google Glass” to record their Autumn-Winter makeup look. You may or may not have heard of Google Glass; it’s a pair of glasses (then why not call them Google Glasses and make things easy?) that can take pictures and record video and all sorts of other things, turning you into a non-violent version of The Terminator. Very impressive – but I do feel that we might only be a few years away from just having all of this stuff built into our eyes and that thought scares me. To be honest, even the fact that my iMac has a built-in camera scares me; with the frequency that I use Skype for important trans-Atlantic meetings in the evening but also the fact that I quite often sit and do work partially dressed…it can only be a matter of time before there is some kind of webcam/U.S. Client catastrophe.
Anyway, back to Max Factor and the Google Glass! Top makeup artist Mel Arter filmed herself making up one of the models at the Emilia Wickstead show and I have to say that I find this new perspective intriguing. It’s not as polished or well-lit as you’d get with one of your traditional makeup tutorials – it’s raw footage and it’s up close and personal, and that’s what I like about it. I think I should wear the Google Glass on my next shoot so that people could see everything from my perspective – all of the lights and rails of clothes and hair and makeup artists buzzing around my head. What do you think?
3) And some more video fun for you: I interviewed Charlotte Tilbury over Skype (thankfully I was fully clothed and not taken by surprise!) and I think that her answers are very thoughtful and positive, especially for those who want to enter the fashion industry or who are trying to make a success of businesses or freelance work. I think that she’s a very inspirational lady – incredibly focused and driven. You can watch that video here – apologies for my sometimes-random face movements and ill-timed interruptions; we had something of a delay because it was being filmed, and it was hard to make things seamless! The interview is part of a big project that Skype are doing with Victoria Beckham – there’s an exclusive documentary about her and lots of little behind-the-scenes things to take a look at.