Rock Your Real Style… Naomi, The Modern Glamour Bride: Part 1

So this is it guys, the first bit of delectable bridal style inspiration from us to you. And you’re going to be seeing a lot of Naomi today as she is our first beautiful Real Bride model.

You see as we have both already said, people have been asking us to collaborate on shoots for a very long time now, but the timing and most importantly the focus had to be right. At the heart of everything we do here, are you the brides, and so whatever we did had to be about more than putting ourselves in fancy frocks and looking pretty, it had to benefit you. So we dreamed up the best ideas we could think of to inspire you all, that you would really benefit from. Then we took that one step further and are going to be giving you all the information you need to recreate that look, in some cases with real DIY features.

Of course, we also had a lot of fun along the way dressing the girls up the Rock My Wedding way. Each of the girls were absolutely brilliant and we can’t wait to share all of their individual looks but first up, please direct your comments to Naomi, today’s dolled up Real Bride. And don’t forget, the reason we did this with real readers instead of models, was that this could be anyone of you looking just as gorgeous, come W-day or darn it, any day of the week!

The Make-Up

As you saw in this mornings post creating a style sheet was key for the shoot, to really tie down our ideas and was created in the same way we often advise brides looking to find their wedding style to do; by pulling magazines apart, tearing out everything we liked and looking for the common theme. We then worked with each Real Bride, getting their opinions of what they liked or didn’t like, what they fancied trying and worked that into our own ideas… Obviously we were never going to make them wear something they didn’t like!

Fortunately for us, the biggest Spring/Summer 2011 make up trend is pink, so our nothing short of fabulous make-up artist Catherine’s brief was a pink bridal face, which we adapted to suit each brides colouring and the style we were going for with them.

For Naomi we wanted to go more than a bit gorgeous with a sexy sultry eye as the main focus of the look, to match her full on glamourama tousled hair. So we asked Catherine to sex up the pink a bit, with golden pink tones and pinky-brown definition.

Here’s how she created Naomi’s look…

Once I had mixed the perfect colour, I used Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation applied with a stipple brush in circular motions. I used the trusty Touch Eclat around the eye area, nose and mouth to lighten any dark areas. Where Naomi needed a little more coverage I used the Graftobian HD palette which is a highly pigmented formulation and covers incredibly without being too heavy. To provide luminosity on the cheek bones and brow bone I them applied Giorgio Armani fluid sheer (no2). I then applied Mac Mineralize skin finish powder onto the t-zone area to minimise any shine during the day.

I started by applying ‘naked lunch’ eyeshadow by MAC over the entire lid up towards the brown bone. I then used ‘Da Bling’ by Mac over the entire lid. To accentuate the eye I applied ‘Mythology’ by Mac into the outer corner of the eye socket and used my trusty Mac 224 brush to blend the colours together getting rid of any harsh lines. Next I applied a coat of Mac False Lashes Mascara and added some falsies for a ‘fluttery look’. I chose Eyelure Naturalites in style 080 which, along with a black topline using Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, created a more intense look.

Duwop blush in Watermelon was applied to the apples of the cheeks and blended along the cheek bone to create a sculpted glow.

I began with a natural pink look by using Lancome L’absolu Rouge in No 352. Later on in the shoot we turned up the volume by adding a bright pink bold lip ‘Full Fuchsia’ by MAC.

Make-up – Catherine Hughes at IvyClara

Hair – Severin Hubert at Hepburn Collection

Accessories – Liberty in Love

Photography – Dani and Chris at CBMedia

Styling – Rebecca and Charlotte

Gorgeous, right? Catherine Hughes is one very clever lady and anyone looking for a make-up artist in the North West should definitely get in touch – just wait to see the rest of her work this week 😉

Needless to say, we are pretty chuffed with the results.

Coming up next we’ll be sharing the fashion choices we made for Naomi and the fun-as-you-like images we created 😉

Come back soon… it’s a three post day today!!!!

Yours Truly,


Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.

24 thoughts on “Rock Your Real Style… Naomi, The Modern Glamour Bride: Part 1

  1. Beautiful! Love the bouncy hair and the lovely flaweless skin!
    I am jotting down a few of these products already…big fan of the bobbi brown gel liner..its one of my faves!
    Cannot wait to try and re-create these looks in a DIY make up day session!

    Beyond excited about the rest of the shoot…

  2. wowza Naomi, you look amazing!!!!!

    Im seconding the teeth envy also!

    well done Catherine, she really does look stunning and flawless! xxx

  3. What a fab idea styling the real brides 🙂 Naomi looks gorgeous and I’ve made note of all those lovely Mac eyeshadows to try myself! Looking forward to seeing more x


    There, I said it.

    You look so ruddy beautiful. Honestly, like a proper model and everything! But a real one, not a Hollywood Dreams one. I love how there’s liquid eyeliner AND you look natural.

    And you should take that last picture, blow it up, and make wallpaper out of it and stick it all over your house.

    That would totally not be weird.

  5. I too am loving the make-up. Pretty much the exact make-up style I will be going for on wedding day, lovely and glam but not too “made up”, it just highlights her natural beauty. If I look half as good as you on my wedding day Naomi, I will be delighted! Also, that grey nailvarnish is fab!

  6. I am LOVING 3 post Monday! Tea, Jamaican Ginger Cake and a cat are the perfect accompaniments to a little bit of afternoon browsing. Naomi looks completely stunning. I’d love this little entourage of people flitting around on my W-Day!

    Oh, BTWm When will the Coulson Macleod winner be announced? Literally refreshing my browser every 10 seconds! x

  7. Wonderful – Naomi you look amazing. If you look this happy on a photoshoot just imagine how glorious you’ll look on your wedding day.
    Love the whole idea about this and personally for me, loving the make up product love. I’ve been thinking about a new eyeshadow or two so now have the perfect excuse!
    Looking forward to the rest of the week.

  8. Shooey – just dug out the aul nail polish bottle.

    It’s Barry M – Dusky Mauve, which is my cheapy cheat to the coveted Chanel – Paradoxical.

    Oh and Anna K – Wallpaper? I think that has to be the single most obscurely wonderful compliment I have ever received. Thank you!

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