LIZ AND AVA
WITCHERY X CATGK FAMILY SERIES
Anyone that has met Liz or worked with her will agree about her powers of enchantment. Actually enchantment is not the right word you see because her magnetism has allot to do with her insanely funny sense of humour and quick wittiness delivered in her ridiculously charming accent. Add in a good lashing of kindness, her ability to tell a damn good story (again that accent) and package it in the sweetest wrapping of blonde loveliness and a razor sharp minimalist style with edge. Oh and I forgot to mention her unbelievable skills as one of the world’s best makeup artists. Yes, the world’s I tell you. Proof is in the pudding when you look at her current client list of Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston, Hugh Jackman, Rihanna, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.
For twenty years this master has been selling her wares to the best of the industry working with Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and Vanity Fair as well as stints for Paris runway season. It’s not surprising that this has all led to her soon to be released book. Two years in the making it’s a cross between a how to and a coffee table book. The aim is to empower women (I’ll take three thanks) to be their own make up artist with easy peesy (Liz’s words) guides on everything you need to know. Pretty much every question she has ever been asked regarding makeup (guilty as charged). Break this down with a sneak peek behind the scenes of the editorial world and loads of beautiful images and I think we might all be rushing out to buy one or three this December.
Working with her and her seven year old daughter Ava on the Witchery x CATGK series was too easy. As a working mother in the fashion industry her style is on trend but not trend driven. Im not sure if that makes any sense but when I see Liz she is always consistently current in a minimalist sense with a bit of a rock n roll edge. The Witchery’s Spring/Summer14 collection allowed her to stay true to her trademark style while the Witchery GIRL + BOY Spring/Summer14 collection was the perfect companion for Ava her seven year old daughter who knows what she likes and how to wear it. She was a dream to photograph, watch out Liz, I think you might be working with her one day soon.
Photographer Micheal Naumoff | Creative Direction + Styling Sheree Commerford
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