Julia Townend (second from left) with the Illamasqua team.
Photo courtesy of West Thames College
Posted: Monday October 18, 2010
London’s West Thames College graduate theater show this spring was more
than just a cap-and-gown affair. The Illamasqua cosmetics team—Alex Box,
Spob, Alex Cummins, Rosa Sibaja and Adam Sidwell—made a special
appearance at the make-up school to watch the show and present three
make-up awards to students, said school administrator Julia Townend. The
show also benefited the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, a charity designed
to foster greater public acceptance of individual expression. (It was
formed by Lancaster’s mother, Sylvia, after Sophie was killed by a gang
for dressing in goth fashions.)
"The charity was adopted by
Illlamasqua, as they feel it supports their beliefs about each
individual wearing their make-up in any style they choose," Townend
said. "They sell a black eye pencil in memory of Sophie and they sell
the Sophie black wristbands on all their make-up counters and all
proceeds are donated to the charity."
Townend said the
college has also adopted the charity—it raised £300 at the show from
audience donations and plans to sell the black wristbands at future
shows. "At West Thames College we have a diverse selection of students
and I felt this charity fits in with our values," Townend said.
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.