Hey guys, I have something a little different for you. When I was back home in Luxembourg over my Christmas break I had the chance to work with perhaps two of the loveliest people: my long-term friend and amazing photographer Christine, and a make up artist who I had been wanting to work with for so long, Fanny Maurer! Both are very, very talented and although I've already posted about Christine that was over a year ago and many of you may not have seen that post.

Christine has had a camera in her hands for around 7 years now but her talent grows with each shoot she does. One of the things I find amazing about her is how much dedication she puts into each shoot she does, whether it's for her coursework, a client or a shoot just for fun. She's always fully committed before, during and after the shoot with regards to the planning, the shoot itself and also the editing. My favourite series of her work so far has to be when she shot Chelsea from MOT models (which I will link to you here). My absolute favourite photo has to be the last one where the models has her hair swooped to the side, her head tilted back and her cherry red lips slightly parted. Christine is currently in her final year of studies and I can't wait to see what she does for her final major project!

Now I'd like to talk to you about an MUA who's work I've been watching for a while now. Although recently a lot of her work has been focused around "the natural look," I think her best work lies with crazy dramatic make up such as this one or this. The looks which she has created for fashion shoots are also amazing. She takes such great care when creating a look and is not afraid to ask what we think and definitely won't let a face go without it looking just right. I would love to work with this talented lady again.

If you'd like to keep up to date with either of them then please use the following links:

Christine Xuan

Fanny Maurer