West Midlands Photography Club at the Botanical Gardens

This summer we braved the weather to do an all out mega shoot in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. You may notice a funky painted Kabuki character in the mix. Styled and painted by Sherry Armitage who also models. She is absolutly amazing and you should hire her for all your body paint needs! She does FULL glitter too!

Team details:

1. Tara Cook with MU by Sal Akhtar & Hair by Helen (Whimsical Sorceress)

2. Chynna with MU by Sal Akhtar

3. Tia Burke with MU by Mariya

4. Ivy Rose with MU by Mariya

5. Amethyst with body paint MU and design by Helen

6. Helen MU by Mariya

7. Kimono by Elizabeth


West Midlands Photography Meet Up – Geisha & Samurai Theme

This summer I have worked with the West Midlands Photography group twice to add some Japanese fashion & culture to their group shoots. The team is large and I was the main stylist on this shoot.

The team:
Model: China Doll
MUA: Elizabeth Hitchins and Ellesia Burton
Designer: Elizabeth Hitchins
Studio: SS Creative

Modern Kimono Style
Model: Kat Yip
MU: Kat Yip
Designer: Elizabeth Hitchins
Studio: SS Creative

Red Uchikake
Model: Elle J
MUA: Ellesia Burton
Designer: Elizabeth Hitchins and Mark Kenwood
Studio: SS Creative

Black Yukata
Model: Stella Dymock (Stella Tequila)
MU: Stella Dymock
Designer: Elizabeth Hitchins
Studio: SS Creative
Model: Jon Bunting
Designer: Elizabeth Hitchins
Studio: SS Creative

Men in Kimono with Robert Smith

We have been working with Robert Smith an alternative model on a few shoots recently. Two very different looks tried here. It was a new medium for Rob and he managed it very well. The urban shoot was super windy & cold too!

Men in Kimono with Robert Smith aka “Ugly Rob” with Portrait X (Harajuku Themed Blue Kimono) and Thirteen Photography (Urban Look)

You can check out our facebook page to for links to all the artists & professionals involved in our projects.

New Modern Oiran Photoshoot with P.O.S.E

We had a photoshoot a while back with P.O.S.E (Stephanie Thornton) and here is a sneak peak. All the photos we have will be uploaded in a month or so after the exhibition.

Modern Kimono Dressing Oiran


More updates soon, as well as another shoot planned AND another workshop ‘how to wear kimono’ drop in at UK Anime convention.

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