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Behind the Scenes - Phil Collins and Olivia Grace Photoshoot By Hayley - 26.04.2017

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A collection photoshoot is always an exciting time. Our design team have spent months designing the range, put it through production and now it's our chance to style the looks and show the world what exciting dresses are coming soon.

A photoshoot is planned weeks in advance, to take into account: production, work schedules and team deadlines. Our photographer Simon Powell had been in discussion about the photoshoots before Christmas, making sure everything was in place for the day.

Simon Powell: http://www.simonpowell.net/

It was also important for him to have a feel for the look we were trying to create. Having worked with the company for many years, Simon can help with visualising a photoshoot and making sure what is created is perfect for the brand.

For both Phil Collins [collection page link] and Olivia Grace Bridal [collection page link] we had a beautiful model on board. Tatjana has worked with us for awhile now, her style and grace is perfect for our collections and she is a joy to work with.

Phil Collins Bridal Collection: https://philcollinsbridal.co.uk/collections/phil-collins-bridal

Olivia Grace Bridal Collection: https://philcollinsbridal.co.uk/collections/olivia-grace

More About The Brands:

Phil Collins Bridal:

Phil Collins Bridal is a striking collection of elegant and glamorous gowns, designed using the best fabrics and highest quality embellishments. Phil Collins Bridal pursues excellence in design and craftmanship to create gowns worthy of a bride's most treasured moments. We believe brides should feel absolutely gorgeous on their wedding day and with that in mind, we go the extra mile to create dream dresses to suit every bride's style and body shape, with excellent construction. Our designs blend rich fabrics like satin and lace, with decadent beading and detailing to create a collection that mixes the best of traditional style and modern trends.

Phil Collins Bridal Collection: https://philcollinsbridal.co.uk/collections/phil-collins-bridal

Olivia Grace Bridal:

Olivia Grace Bridal is a stunning collection, with a couture feel to it's beautifully decadent gowns. With the most sophisticated silhouettes the collection is full of glamorous gowns finished with sparkling embellishments. Every collection incorporates new trends, mixed with traditional bridal elements to a create timeless and captivating collection.

Olivia Grace Bridal Collection: https://philcollinsbridal.co.uk/collections/olivia-grace

The day of the photoshoot:

Everyone was keen to get started... Once the photographer, model, make up / hairstylist arrived the day could get underway. Simon began the day by setting up the studio space with lighting equipment, staging and preparing the space for the day ahead.

Make-up and hairstyling was provided by Sophie Moore, she arrived at the studio bright and early, to talk through the looks with the design team. Sophie set up her make-up and hair studio downstairs and Tatjana, was ready to begin the make up process.

Sophie Moore Make Up: https://www.sophiemoore.co.uk/

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Behind The Scenes

The design team had already prepared the collection and had it ready and waiting by the studio space. This gave them opportunity to spend more time with the photographer and Sophie to talk through the collection look.

Once make up and hair was done, everyone moved through to the studio space to start shooting. Tatjana was dressed in the first gown and the design team picked key jewellery to match. Simon took a few test shots to check the lighting and to make sure the detail on the gown was crisp. Once this was done, we were ready to go!

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Closer Look:

Phil Collins Collection:

Sophie Moore make up artist and hairstylist:

“For the Phil Collins collection I gave Tatjana a soft romantic look. Concentrating on beautiful skin I added champagne tones on the eyes and muted pinks to lips and cheeks. To compliment the makeup I curled the hair and loosely pinned it into a low subtle bun, leaving some curls out to soften around the face.”

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This was the perfect look for the Phil Collins collection as it really complimented the elegance of the range. A perfect match for the coming Spring season and the trending colour palettes across bridal.

Credits:

Make Up:

-MAC: http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/
-Charlotte Tilbury: http://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/
-Smashbox: http://www.smashbox.co.uk/
-Laura Mercier: http://www.lauramercier.com/

Jewellery:

-Abrazi: http://abrazi.com/nl/home/

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Olivia Grace Collection:

Sophie Moore make up artist and hairstylist:

“I wanted to create a more of a classic look to fit the Abigail Grace collection. I combined a rich Rose lip with a smokey eye in neutral tones adding a few individual lashes to define. To complete the look I twisted her hair into an elegant French pleat and brought some height into the top in order to place head pieces.”

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The Olivia Grace collection has a more haute couture feel and the look Sophie created added a dramatic edge to the collection.

Credits:

Make Up:

-MAC: http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/
-Charlotte Tilbury: http://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/
-Smashbox: http://www.smashbox.co.uk/
-Laura Mercier: http://www.lauramercier.com/

Jewellery:

-Twilight Designs: http://www.twilightdesigns.net/index.php

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Photoshoots:

Photoshoots are always a whirlwind experience and a great chance to see our dresses on a model. Seeing them on a person makes it easier for us to see how the dresses move and fit, so we can tell our boutiques more about each individual dress's characteristics, to help our brides find their perfect dress. Every photoshoot has a different style and feel depending on the collection's look, Phil Collins Bridal and Olivia Grace Bridal are very glamorous bridal collections, if you dream of a elegant and decadent bridal look then we hope our photoshoot has inspired your bridal look.

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