A glimpse into the glamorous world of our amazing make-up artist, Katy Nixon!

You may have seen her name mentioned on our blog before but if not, we’d like to introduce you to our amazing make-up artist Katy Nixon! She helps to add those finishing touches that transform our location shots from very pretty to absolutely stunning! We’ve asked her to tell us abit more about herself and we’re very honoured to have the opportunity to share with you a little insight into her glamorous world…

 

 

I have been a make-up artist since 2003, but have been around fashion from an early age, as it is in my family so I was lucky enough to do work experience on editorial photo shoots and help backstage at Fashion Week. It was after assisting at that early age that I knew I wanted to be a fashion make-up artist and finally found an outlet to combine my two biggest passions art and fashion. I would always look through the glossy fashion magazines and see all the big campaigns. I would really want to be a part of them and  just knew there was nothing else I wanted to do.

 

My favourite thing about being a make-up artist is making people feel good and confident about themselves and knowing that I have made them look their best is very rewarding. But of course the travel is great and seeing lots of amazing locations.  Also doing something different all the time is great, as sometimes when you’re a creative you can get bored easily and I enjoy not falling into a routine all the time.

My most glamorous client (apart from jones + jones, of course!) is Louis Vuitton. Working amongst such amazing expensive couture garments is a major perk and gets me really excited. Although most people would expect my celebrity work to be more glamourous, I always prefer the buzz at Fashion Week and the satisfaction a great shot at an editorial can bring.  However being flown to L.A for the Oscars with one of my celebrity clients was also pretty glamourous!

 

 

My top make-up tip for S/S 2012 is keep it really light and fresh, change your smoky eye to something more nude and opt for a brighter colour on the lip for a younger more girly look.

 

Highlighters are great at this time of year and give the skin that gorgeous dewy glow that we always see on the red carpet.

My favourite jones + jones dress is the Florence Dress because it is super feminine but edgy at the same time and I love the peach and coral colours…

 

 

If I had to choose just one beauty product to pair with such a gorgeous outfit, it would be a good bronzer nothing looks better with coral than sun-kissed skin.

My one piece of advice for any aspiring make-up artists is to never say no to anything, you never know who you are going to meet along the way!

 

Thank you so much to Katy for allowing us a glimpse into her fabulous career and you can check out more about Katy and her work on her website www.katynixon.com!

Watch this space for exclusive stunning summer make-up tips from Katy very soon!

With love, jones + jones x

 

Images courtesy of Katy Nixon, Louis Vuitton and House Of Dereon

Tantalising textures with the gorgeous new Dominique Dress!

Statement and gorgeously feminine, we love the beautiful and blossoming textural floral trend!

Spotted on the most stunning S/S 2012 catwalks from Louis Vuitton to Giambattista Valli, this trend combines edgy femininity with tantalising textures…

 

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

 

Get ahead of the trends now and start your Spring wardrobe with the our new arrival, the stunning Dominique Dress

 

This gorgeous bandeau dress combines the luxurious layering of delicate pleated chiffon flowing over the fitted boned sweetheart bodice with a statement gathered skirt covered in soft swirling roses from the waist to the hem…

Start your summer romance in this sweet yet seductive statement dress, available on our website here!

With love, jones + jones x

Catwalk images courtesy of ELLE

Sheer glamour…

Sheer fabrics were seen on all of the hottest A/W 2011 catwalks from Gucci to Louis Vuitton and Stella McCartney to Marc Jacobs. Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino championed the sheer neckline, ensuring seductive flashes of flesh without giving too much away…

Yves Saint Laurent A/W 2011

Valentino A/W 2011

The jones + jones Nessie Dress has the same sweetly seductive appeal, with soft sheer black fabric leading down to the oh-so-pretty sweetheart shaped bust in Liberty grey floral print, which continues into a nipped-in waist and a full and flirty skirt…

The jones + jones limited edition Nessie Dress in Liberty grey floral print

Meanwhile Gucci, Dolce Gabbana and Louise Vuitton, applied sheer fabrics daringly to statement skirts and dresses…

Louis Vuitton A/W 2011

Louis Vuitton A/W 2011

Dolce and Gabbana A/W 2011

Dolce and Gabbana A/W 2011

Gucci A/W 2011

Gucci A/W 2011

The jones + jones office are head-over-heels in love with sheer dresses this season and the stunning Petal Dress in black and the edgy Embossed Lace Charlotte Dress in black are current team favourites…

The Petal Dress in black

The Petal Dress in black

The Embossed Lace Charlotte Dress in black

The Embossed Lace Charlotte Dress

Both dresses come complete with luxurious stretch-velvet bodies underneath; the Petal Dress has soft sheer petals fluttering around the hips and down to the hem while the Embossed Lace Charlotte Dress has a swirling pattern of narrow ribbons and scattered sequins adding a feminine edge to this statement shift dress.

Sheer is definitely one of our favourite trends for the season, what’s yours?