A M-Up Metamorphosis starring Laura Bailey

Posted by Kay

What a joy it was to be within Solange Azagury Partridge’s new brand temple a couple of weeks ago as a crew member, creating a stop-start animation film for her new collection Metamorphosis, all in colourful tandem alongside the official launch of her new London retail ‘home’ in Carlos Place.

Solange, Leigh, Laura & my make-up mess

Solange, Leigh, Laura & my make-up mess

Solange likes to keep it in the family, which has the effect of crystallizing her unique vision even further into the outer realms of imagination.

Like it is with most wonderful imagery, there wasn’t much fuss and over-analyzing over concepts, moodboards and casting. Solange wanted Laura and I to do it, we said yes immediately, she described the make-up (“black elongated eyes, kind of Egyptian….” and hair, we turned up and did it and it was all shot in a relaxed and laid-back afternoon.

Leigh Keates, a fabulous hairdresser from Josh Wood’s London Atelier had the pleasure of playing with perhaps the best mane in London..

Leigh teasing Laura

Leigh teasing Laura

Solange imagined Laura’s hair to be triangular, so Leigh teased, rolled and ‘poofed ‘ until her hair did just that.


Gold baby inside a pyramid showcase. Metamorphosis


I used a mixture of Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation in 20 & 30, I love this foundation as it’s very good for coverage with glow plus its very moisturising.

Then Bobbi Brown concealers (corrector in Peach Bisque & Creamy Concealer in Sand) were ‘patted on’ in peachy tones to brighten the area around Laura’s eyes, used Chanel’s new Cream Blush in Presage and set the whole thing with Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder.IMG_0251


By the time I lined her eyes  in a Veroushka-meet’s Deneuve as Cleopatra with a L’Oreal Superliner Pen , Laura was ready for the brilliant Danny Kleinman Jnr & Abe Buckoke of Dollhouse Films to start ‘filming’ her in stop-start style, ready to become content for their animation.Screen Shot 2013-10-17 at 11.56.23

Danny Kleinman Jnr & Abe Buckoke

Danny Kleinman Jnr & Abe Buckoke at work..

Photo & M-Up by Kay

Necklace from the Metamorphosis Collection. Photos & M-Up by Kay

LIPS LIPS LIPSLaura wore Nars Belle De Jour mixed with Estee Lauder’s Crystal Pink on lips that were lined with Bobbi Brown’s Blush lip pencil.Screen Shot 2013-10-14 at 21.07.34

Bracelet from the Metamorphosis Collection.

Bracelet from the Metamorphosis Collection.

 And here is METAMORPHOSIS, a film we’re all so proud to have collaborated on..

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