Beauxoxo Autumn 2015

In October I shot for the cutest hair accessories brand around again - Beauxoxo lead by amazing Georgie.
This time we worked with the loveliest Olivia Purvis of What Olivia Did. I love her blog and wanted to shoot with her for awhile, so it was so nice to finally meet her!
We took pictures around pastel streets of Notting Hill and took a few shots in front of Biscuiteers which is the cutest shop with amazingly decorated biscuits.
Georgie also made a short behind the scenes video if you are curious to see how the day went.

Which images and accessories are your favorite? Have you been to Notting Hill and Biscuiteers before?
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Tasha @ PRM agency

At the end of the summer on a day with pouring rain we did a test shoot with two lovely girls from PRM agency and amazing and patient make up artist Jesse Walker. This is the first part of the shoot with one of the new faces, Tasha. Despite of a lot of things going wrong that morning and us finally starting the shoot two hours later than we were supposed to, it was really nice, the sun came out later on as well and I'm glad I had a chance to meet these girls and work together (especially after realizing that me and the models were all either vegetarian or vegan! Always awesome to get some tips.)
 These are all digital, but I shot a few on film as well, I'm going to do a film blog post soon!

Model: Tasha McKim @ Paulo Ribeiro management
Make up: Jesse Walker
And thanks to my awesome friends, who let us shoot in their lovely house (with great lighting which is really hard to come by in London).

Which image is your favorite/which look suits Tasha the most? I love copper/brown/red shades so much during autumn and I think Tasha looks amazing in it!

Sugar & Style Lookbook 2015

This year I shot two lookbooks for Sugar & Style with two gorgeous girls and here are the results! For all the clothing go check their website.
How awesome is this girls hair? I have curly hair myself, but this is something else!
These are some images from the second lookbook we shot with the gorgeous Sorcha Piotrowski.
Which piece is your favorite?
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the wind that gets stuck in autumn's hair

Last autumn I had a shoot (it could be called yearly by now) with Gintare, and this is it, she's all grown up now. So strange to realize how many years have passed! This was probably our quickest shoot ever and it took us probably only 30 minutes, because it just got dark and I knew I'd leave Lithuania soon and won't have a chance to shoot with her for a while. Since we shot so many times I wanted to go for something completely different that I never do for her and we went for a really dark autumn (and slightly gothic) theme, which involved me doing a not so good job with her make up (in my defense I had to do it in like 3 minutes). And we both agreed that make up that is this dark doesn't really suit her that much, but it was interesting to try. She also cut most of her hair, so it's definitely a different look for her.
What do you think?
The flower full-cap was lent to us by Make Heads Turn.

Devilstone 2015

So I went to Devilstone festival back in Lithuania again and it was really fun, as always.  You can check pictures from last year in the post on Devilstone 2014. This year there were loads of good rock bands, as well as Katatonia, so there were plenty to hear and plenty dressed up people to take pictures of (definitely wasn't boring this year). I took a lot of pictures again, so take a look at what that weekend was like.

Alien Observer

Photography AILERA STONE
Hair & Make-up GAILE JUKNYTE
Model AMI / PRM
Styling Assistant LETIZIA GRANDE
Editorial for Old Tat print magazine and Material Girl magazine online.

It's been over a year since we shot it, but there were so many images from it, that every time I planned to put it on the blog, I got overwhelmed and gave priority to other things I really needed to do. It pretty much took me two days to put this into a post on Behance and finally here (website is next). So sorry I'm so rubbish at keeping up with everything! I now have a bit more time on my hands and sorting out my blog (more often, regular updates for it) is definitely one of the main things on my list. Look forward to a life update post where I'll tell you where I've been mostly gone for half a year.

   When we shot this editorial, it was a bit of a hectic day, because we had many outfits, got ready at one place and then shot at two different locations that required us to take buses or tube. Also, a lot of the outfits took quite a lot of space, where difficult to get into or were surprisingly heavy! But it definitely was very useful to have an experience like that to know what to expect and be prepared for anything in the future shoots. The fashion in this might be a bit different from what I usually do, but I really love these designers and how colourful and fun and dreamy it all is, I've wanted to use a lot of these for a long time! This shoot features Clio Peppiatt, Phiney Pet, Manish Arora, Cassandra Verity Green, Jessica Shaw, Danielle Richards and more.
   I actually had a moodboard for this shoot for like a year or even two before it finally happened, and possible shots for it went through my mind every time I listened to "Alien Observer" by Grouper, which is such a dreamy song. So the story is mostly what's in the song and it's lyrics:
"going to take a spaceship
fly back to the stars
alien observer in a world that isn't mine
Except I'd like to think that my alien got the happy ending and even if it was daunting and strange and scary to be stuck on Earth, she was quickly won over by awesome things we have like ice cream, lollipops and trees.
I also have film, polaroid shots and behind the scenes shots, but I'll post those later as this post is already incredibly picture heavy (I added a "read more" button to declutter the main blog page, but there are more images once you click on it).
Let me know what you think of the shoot!

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