Anna D'Souza Look Book 2015 An Elegant Touch.


When I was approached to help create a delicate and natural look for Anna D'Souza's 2015 collection with photographer Emma Griffin, I could not have been more honoured. Anna D'Souza is a Cornwall based, bespoke wedding dress and accessory designer. Anna's exquisite designs are stylish, classic and totally unique. Anna captures exactly what a bride invisages for her big day. Her studio is based in Princes House in Truro, a mecca for any bride-to-be, housing not only Anna's studio, but photographers, cake makers and anything else a bride could need for her big day.

Completing this dream team was model and fashion blogger Crystal Lily. Creating a natural and soft bridal look for this fair skinned beauty was a pleasure. Having worked with fantastic model Crystal on several photoshoots I knew her fair skin and vibrant red hair would set off any look. To ensure a flawless base I used a full cover foundation by Bobbi Brown (Long wear foundation in shade 1) which perfectly matched the model's skin tone. I wanted to create a soft and natural on the eyes to draw the viewer in without distracting from the gorgeous designs. To do this I used Mac eye base in shade bare study on the lids and up to the brow. I shaped the brow with a Chanel brow pencil in blonde to give subtle defination. For a delicate illumination to the eyes I choose Mac light rose a glorious crushed pigament with just the right amount of shine. I then used a soft brown liner for defination and to shape the eyes. The eyes were finished with a lengthening mascara. On Crystal's lips I used a neutral tone, choosing to use Mac Shy Girl. I only needed to gently highlight the cheeks so I used Mac Lovecloud blusher (what a perfect name for a bridal look!), this product perfectly highlighted the cheeks giving them a romantic glow.

Having finished this I was able to sit back and watch the magic happen as talented photographer Emma create these beautiful images.



Model - Crystal Lily

Images thanks to Emma Griffin - Griffin Photography

Hair - Joanna Innis - Gold Bird Hair Design

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