Monday, 31 December 2012

Not Long Now... 2013


I'm just in the middle of getting ready for this evening and felt like writing a post all of a sudden.  No particular plans for tonight but let's see where it takes me!  They're always the best NYE's.  Official first day at my new flat with the guys today.  It feels like I've suddenly gained two older brothers.  Or maybe I'll be the one looking after the boys?  So excited about this space.  I've already been painting and cannot wait to get all my furniture in here to make it my own.  I may even be able to send all my shoes up from Surrey!

I've had a good 2012 with lots of projects here and there and met many new people.  For 2013 I already have plans under my belt; more features in books coming up, modeling for a couple of brands(excited) and this new abode will hopefully get me going a bit more.  Far more space to work in and I'm also living with two other creatives.  Although I've probably already been drinking too much down the pub and not enough work.  Early days yet.

I hope you all have a fabulous NYE and an even more amazing and exciting New Year to come!
I would also like to mention my amazing sister (although she doesn't really read my blog, she would rather turn a blind eye to some of my shenanigans!) who has always looked after me.  She also took the plunge and left her CEO position to start her own business at the end of this year.  All the best for your new ventures!  I have missed not having her around this Christmas.  First time ever in fact as she decided to head out to Hong Kong for a much deserved holiday.

Right.  I've eaten some pasta to help me out.  I'm gonna finish my make-up and have a pre-drink.
Have a fab night one and all :D

All the best and I shall see you all next year with more tales to tell,
Alison xxx

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

I Mentioned a Photo Shoot in the Summer...

Hello Hello!  Hope you are all good and looking forward to your Christmas and New Year holidays?  I myself am working the whole of Christmas with only the actual Christmas Day off.  I shall be travelling back to good ol' Surrey on the night of the Eve and back up to London again Boxing morning.  It's not too bad really as I do have four days off over the countdown to NY.  Nothing has been planned party-wise yet as I shall either be moving to a new abode or back homehome to my sisters.  I am having no luck at all with finding a new flat to move into.  It's very bad timing I know.  Shall keep you all posted as I'm sure you would like to see some party frock action; if I get some party action that is!

So I thought I would try and warm you all up a little by bringing a bit of sun (or a reminder) of the sun to your screens.  Way back in September I spent a morning in front of Satin Paula Kopczynski lens whilst I was having a holiday out in Calafell for High Rockabilly.  I met Paula the previous year when we were both at The Hot Rod Hayride.  Paula travels around to all the festivals and is constantly shooting at events, for magazines, clients and her own collection of course.  It was great fun to incorporate a photo shoot into my HR visit.

I have posted a few here for your delight but you can see more over on my Miss Cherrylicious page where you can find many other photo shoots too!  Hope you like :D

Paula has set aside a few of the images to use in her next book, hopefully out next spring/summer.  I have not seen these photographs yet but she promised she would show me them once the ball starts rolling on the creation of said book.  That's rather exciting news!

I may not be back with a post before Christmas so I will say my well wishes now.

Christmas kisses to each and everyone of you.
Have a fantastic holiday and may all your wishes come true ;)
Santa knows if you've been good...

Take care,
Alison xxxxx

Thursday, 6 December 2012

The Launch of Things & Ink

Well helloooo!  Gosh winter is really setting in isn't it?!  Haha, such an English thing to talk about the weather.  I love a bit of snow myself but am yet to see any since I am in central London.  Unless it's really heavy and dry/cold you don't see a wisp of it here.  Unfortunately I have had my hands tied recently what with the new job and trying to find a place to live I haven't had a proper chance to sit down and write.  I do hope to catch up with all the events I have been attending and things I have been doing with you all as soon as I can.  Starting here with a magazine launch :D

A few weeks ago I attended a launch party at Into You London for an amazing new magazine - Things & Ink.  I would be stating the obvious if I told you it had something to do with tattoos, but it is a lot more than that.  It's also not your typical tattoo magazine off the shelf.  In Alice' own words about her new project - "A new tattoo magazine that embraces female tattoo culture, for artists, collectors and those yet to go under the needle".  Sounds perfect to me!

The first issue has the most beautiful cover featuring Claudia De Sabe.  You may be familiar with the image whose inspiration originated from Artoris Gibbons; one of the best known tattooed ladies of her generation.  Artoris worked in circus' and carnival sideshows throughout the 1920s - 50s with a career spanning over 35 years.  Artoris' history seems a little unclear but you can definitely read a lot about her and her husbands life searching on the internet.  I can imagine she would have been one interesting lady to converse with!

Make-up by my lovely friend Kelly "Miss Honey Bare"
Hair by Lucie Luella of Rockalily

Here's a few snaps from the launch itself...

I took a photograph with the lovely Mo Deeley who won a years subscription with T&I!
Loving the blue hair Mo ;) 

The Things & Ink team

Alice & I - Funny how we look ink-less in this photo :) 

Keep an eye out for my interview with Alice, Editor of Things & Ink here soon.  In the meantime I encourage you to support this indie publication so go pick up a copy and soon!

Alison ;) xxx