Hi Fiona, cannot say thank you enough for Saturday. What an Amazing job. So many complements about the hair and make up. The photos are fantastic!Thank you for helping to make the day even more special
San and Cathy
Wonderful Shoot in September in Dulwich Park with San and her inconceivably cute daughter cathy. Makeup, hair, photography and retouching by Fiona Tanner
Hair and makeup with the wonderful Marwa Aziz: Having short hair I used extensions to create a stylish vintage chignon. Edgware Road London Hilton Metropole.
" lots of people commented on how wonderful the makeup was and I have recommended you to a few people - thanks so much again "
The charming and very talented Alpacas at the horniman museum photography and retouching by Fiona Tanner-"I miss you girl" song location
Photoshoot with Kiran and Khushi Singh-Winner of the Inspirational mother of the year award
29th August 2014
I am a few of my photos today of inspirational winner of mother of the year awards 2014 Kiran Singh and her gorgeous daughter Khushi at their home and surrounding countryside in Hertfordshire. Both Kiran and her daughter are extremely talented and accomplished; Khushi is very skilled at cooking, drawing and the piano whilst being dedicated to her studies; the future is bright for this delightful young lady.
I had a wonderful time meeting them and wish them both the very best of luck xx
Autumn Winter 2014
Twiggy, Penelope Tree and Jane Birkin were on the minds of designers at Gucci, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton this season. Mini-skirts, trapeze dresses, patent Mary-Janes, graphic bobs and pastel colors paid tribute to the baby doll style, presenting a fresh, carefree take on the Swinging Sixties London.
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20th July 2014
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Ayurveda, the ancient healing system from India, aims to alleviate suffering by treating the root cause of disease according to our unique constitution, while promoting longevity, balance and happiness. Its sister science Yoga improves health of the body and mind with the ultimate goal of progressing spiritual awakening.Ayurvedic Me aims to ignite self awareness and healing by conveying these ancient principles in a unique way for you, treating conditions such as:
Stress, anxiety, depression and nervous disorders
Insomnia and fatigue
Headache and migraine
Skin complaints such as acne, dry and dull skin
Digestive complaints such as constipation, sluggish digestion, excess weight and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Low/compromised immunity and feeling 'run down'
Muscle tension and strain
Joint stiffness and arthritis
Menstrual problems and managing menopausal symptoms
"Health is wealth, happiness is peace of mind..." (Swami Vishnu Devananda)
Ayurveda, meaning 'knowledge of life' is the 5000 year old ancient healing system from India that promotes longevity, balance and happiness. Ayurveda aims to alleviate suffering by treating the root cause of disease according to our unique constitution, known in the ancient language Sanskrit as Prakriti. This is the unique mix of three biophysical forces (doshas): Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which comprise the elements of Ether/Air, Fire/Water and Water/Earth respectively. Less suitable life choices and general life stresses can lead to imbalance in our constitution leaving us vulnerable to those ailments and conditions to which we may be genetically and constitutionally susceptible. Harmonising more closely with the rhythms of nature and rebalancing our constitution through appropriate nutrition, herbs, exercise, relaxation and lifestyle choices together with Ayurvedic therapies, can help to restores health and prevent disease while improving our vitality and happiness.
Fat Burning Plyometrics
28 April 2014
Its almost beach weather! Some fab fat burning Plyometric exercises for burning fat and toning up just about everything! Who needs a gym when London is filled with wonderful parks?!
Plyometrics are explosive exercises that burn tons of calories, and also improve agility, strength, speed, and balance. Try these five plyometric moves from DailyBurn trainer Anja Garcia—they'll get your heart rate up and work your entire core.
Fascinating Facts about Elizabethan Cosmetics
In the Elizabethan period, the pure, perfect woman was expected to have light hair, a pale white complexion, red cheeks and lips. In fact, skin care was what most women worried about. Since suntan lotion had not been invented and marks on the face were very common, Elizabethan women came up with many different ways to cover up their imperfections. Women would paint their faces very white. This makeup was called Venetian ceruse or sometimes just ceruse. It was a lead-based cosmetic item that also contained hydroxide and carbonate. Whenever a new layer of ceruse was needed, women would paint their faces without removing the first layer. This resulted in layers of makeup being on a womans face. Unfortunately, the lead did have side-effects it often turned the womans skin gray. Doctors at the time urged women to use other makeup that used tin ash or alum. Another common base for makeup at the time was talc, boiled white egg or other white products. They also used uncooked egg whites as a glaze for their skin that helped hide wrinkles! Mercury was a common ingredient in makeup. At that time, it was used to clear the skin of spots and wrinkles, much like today's acne treatment is designed to do. However, the mercury was not treating acne; it was in fact removing the skin and corroding the flesh! If someone found that method didn't work, they might have mixed birch sap, elder leaves, and sulfur, applied it to their skin at night and removed it in the morning. Other forms of skin cleansers were made from urine, rain water, donkeys milk or red wine instead of soap-like ingredients we now use.
Elizabethan women also used red face paint stead of using blush to bring color to their cheeks. It was called fucus and was mainly used on the face and lips, although for lipstick, the most popular choice was vermillion. However, people often used a blend of beeswas and cochineal or madder-based makeup as well. Some types of rouge usually had a base of bears grease and some women even used belladonna drops to make their eyes appear more luminous.
Eye shadow was made from ground mother of pearl. Makeup pencils were made by mixing plant pigments with something called plaster of Paris; the two were mixed together, then molded into shape and left to dry in the sun. These pencils were used to fake eyelashes made of mouse fur.
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28th March 2014
Aquatic eyes The look: Blue eyes are as bold as you like this season. It’s a continuation from 2013 when the trend returned, but this season there’s something for everyone from subtle liner to blocks of shadow. The shows: At Giorgio Armani (left) the wash of turquoise was almost transparent while at Marc by Marc Jacobs (right) the electric blue eye shadow was arrestingly dense. At his sister show, Mark Jacobs, models wore royal blue liner on the waterline – a subtle take on the trend. The products: Kiko Eyeshadow in Cerulean and Dark Sea Green, Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow in Blue Soire, Maybelline Master Kajal Kohl Line in Lapis Blue
Spring Summer Makeup Trends-Golden Glow
28th March 2014
Beautiful look to suit all ages and lighter skin tones-perfect for a natural bridal look Golden Glows-The look: Gorgeous, day-glow golden is the way to look tanned this year.
The shows: Models at Dolce & Gabbana had halos of warm apricot blush and at Michael Kors (right), faces including Karlie Kloss showcased healthy, wealthy tans with killer cheekbones.
The products: Michael Kors Beauty Bronze Powder, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark, Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Pinched
Summer Makeup Trend-Orange Lips
Cosmopolitan Summer Trends
Bright orange lips-A fresh young look-not for the faint hearted-perfect with a golden tan-You can adjust the look for older faces by adding a little more red in the liner or wearing simply a tint of the colour. Let Freelance Makeup Artist Fiona Tanner Show you how- (Makeup Lessons)
The look: From neon to coral, orange tones make loud mouths cool this season. The easiest way to wear bright lip colour is with a chunky glide-on pencil. The shows: At Rag & Bone models wore a matte lipstick, at Creatures of the Wind the lipstick finish was a satin textured and at Prabal Gurung (pictured) the look was neon-bright. The products: Revlon ColorBurst Crayon Matte Balm in Mischievous, NARS Heat Wave Lipstick
Summer Makeup Trend-Purple Haze
Purple Eye Makeup-A slightly gothic summer look for next season-great on pale skin tones and warm alike-learn how to do it (Makeup Lessons); with Freelance Makeup Artist Fiona Tanner
The look: Orchid, lilac and lavender shades are invading your makeup bags. The coolest way to tackle the trend is with eyeshadow, but wearing purple washes on your lips and tips is another option. The shows: Holly Fulton (right) showcased splashes of pastel purple on just the upper eyelids, PPQ (left) did different shades of the colour on the eyes and lips while Marchesa did gothic violet lips and light lavender nails. The products: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Endless Purple, Lola Eye Shadow in Lavender, Sensational Lipstick in Midnight Plum, Revlon Nail Enamel in Charming
SJ Berwin Ladies Night
My regular slot at their pampering party session-Mini Makeup Lessons London based office near Cannon Street Station. I provide a focus session of around 15-20 minutes for each ladies wanting to learn and practice a smokey eye/eye liner etc.
January 8th 2013
Nail Technician London, Nails Forest Hill, Nails Greenwich, Nails Brockley, Nails Blackheath
Shellac Nails, Acrylic Nails, Gel Nails, Eyelash Eyelash Extensions, Manicure/Pedicure, Eyelash/Brow tinting and shaping, Brazilian Blowdrys
Beauty Parlour Boudoir Service for Hens and Office parties available
Vintage Revival AT Goodwood with the Vintage Hair Lounge
September 25th 2012
Last weekend Fiona Tanner spent 3 days with the Vintage Hair Lounge creating 40s, 50s and 60s traditional vintage hairstyles with a small teasing brush, hairspray and a gas cordless tongs.
1940s Blitz Party 9th June 2012
June 12th 2012
Did hair for Its Vintage Darling in respect of The monthly Blitz 1940s vintage party. A great time was had by all and got to practice my blow drying skills which are getting good!!
March 1st 2011
Makeup Artist London Fiona Tanner did a shoot for Whos Jack Magazine in Winter 2010.
The Tassel Club
November 18th 2010
The Tassel Club, London’s largest burlesque cabaret show and supper club. http://www.thetasselclub.com/
The Last Days of Decadence-Shoreditch
November 18th 2010
The Last Days of Decadence has become synonymous with the coolest and edgiest of Shoreditch’s party scene. Ideally situated at 145 Shoreditch High Street and open seven days a week from 5pm until 2.30am (midnight on Sundays), The Last Days of Decadence showcases live music, live performances and top quality DJ's in an atmosphere recalling the style and extravagance of the 1920s. The Last Days of Decadence boasts a variety of live nights from weekly cabaret and jazz nights to live music gigs, house and electro events. The night to watch, however, is the Last Days of Decadence every Saturday. The night the club was built for these dressed up Saturdays that feature a blend of live bands and cabaret/burlesque performance that is taking London’s retro scene by storm!
1960s Beauty Capsule Experience
November 17th 2010
FTmakeup London held our first party on the 10th November 2010. With a background of music, film, advertising and news clips to set the scene, members were transformed into 60s goddesses. They learned to make natural beauty products and mixed foundations and lip colours inspired by Ayurveda which was popularised by the Beatles. (Ayurveda is an ancient Indian holistic system involving diet, yoga, massage and herbal remedies to keep you at optimum health). Watch this space
3rd November at 6.00pm
October 22nd 2010
1960s beauty capsule experience. Soak in the ambience of the era that swang! Learn how to make organic beauty products. Get a face like Marianne faithful, Audrey Hepburn & Barbarella! A unique experience for all vintage beauties
Xfactor Lloyd Daniels-19th October 2010
October 22nd 2010
I met the lovely Lloyd on Tuesday. Not only was he a very handsome lad but he was clearly a very genuine and talented person. We did his 2011 calendar. Watch this space!
Beauty Capsules; 1960s Experience;
September 27th 2010
Soak in the music and the ambience of the era that swang! make your own beauty products, mix your own lipsticks. Be a 60s temptress like Ursula Andress or Sophia Loren-choose from key 1960s looks adapted to your unique specifications-coming soon from FTMakeupLondon....
Vintage Wedding Makeup
September 1st 2010
Whether it be fabulous 40s or the divine decadence of the 1920s; FTMakeup London is dedicated in finding and perfecting the perfect look for you!
August 23rd 2010
Sikh Wedding Sunday 15th August 2010
August 16th 2010
I attended my first Sikh wedding yesterday; watching the bride and groom being led around the ceremonial stand 4 different times to honour 4 different prayers and blessings placed upon them. I was up at 4.30 to start makeup and hair-the bride and groom must get married at a certain time as given to them by a spiritual adviser; this ensures that they will have a long and prosperous union.
Styling the Volitains 8th August 2010
August 9th 2010
Fiona Tanner Had a wonderful day on Sunday; styling, hair, makeup and general advising with the Volitains http://www.thevolitains.com/ photo shoot and music video. Assited by Robyn Bartram. Clothes by Beyond Retro, Crusade, Stateless for Men and Petals Loft Vintage. The Track sounds amazing; the very best of luck-if the likes of Cheryl Cole-lovely though talentless can get to number one-its a severe injustice if these guys don't get recognition-what great guys and a gal. MAGIC. Watch this space for the launch date...
August 7th and 8th 2010
Fiona Tanner is styling and doing makeup for The Volitains on the 7th and 8th August for their upcoming album and music video. Audience participation is required so please contact us if you are interested in being in the crowd.
Whos Jack Magazine-Jedward Shoot
July 19th 2010
On the 13th July 2010, Fiona Tanner styled hair for the 2 likely lads for Who's Jack Magazine-One of Londons up and coming Fashion, music and Lifestyle Magazines. The boys were lots of fun despite Edwards hurt foot-he came in on crutches and was in obvious pain but was still a good sport!
Guru Kiki Kendrick Makeup
June 27th 2010
This image was created by photographer Julian Hanford and myself for Actress, Producer/Directer and Advertising Guru Kiki Kendrick in June 2010; this is a picture for her one woman show-NEXT-Death by Audition; the character believes herself to be an undiscovered Dame Maggie Smith while in reality she doesn't quite have it!...The show will appear in this years Edinburgh Festival.