Monday, December 30, 2013

Concrete Wave published in Tantalum Magazine

And one more to catch up....

Photographer Benjamin Kwan
Stylist Sarah Danniels
Photo Assistant Samm
Model Angelica @ Liz Bell
Hair and make-up - Liz Dungate

Check out Angelica, coming up in the January issue of V Magazine as one of the four V & Ford Model Search finalists. Woot!

Everything is Darkest at Noon - Coco Magazine

How did I forget this one? A fun day out with Rene and Elysse!

photographer Rene August
hair, make-up, styling - Liz Dungate
model Elysse @ Lexington

Chelsea with Jager models - just for fun!

photography - Fred Fraser
hair, make-up, styling - Liz Dungate
model Chelsea @ Jager Models

Monday, November 4, 2013

An Early Frost - Victorian mourning in a modern world

This particular fashion story is inspired by the beautiful and (to modern senses) eerie tradition of post-mortem portraiture, which was popular in the mid-1800's to early 1900's. At this time in history, photographs of loved ones were rare, or non-existent - a concept almost unthinkable today with cameras built into our everyday devices and "selfies" posted daily for all the world to see. At one time, a post-mortem portrait might be the only memento a family would have of a loved one.

With this thought in mind I wanted to create a modern wintery fashion story based on this concept: modern young people, casualties of an "early frost", beautifully dressed, groomed and posed "naturally" in settings where they would appear almost alive... but not quite. The colour palette and fogged glass in-camera effect also contributed to making the images dreamy and wintery, like a frosty morning, sunlit, but not really enough to warm you.

Thanks so much to Amanda and Amy at Liz Bell for trusting my vision (or just feeling sorry for me!) and helping with the almost overwhelming obstacle of casting so many models for one shoot over multiple days when they would only have one image (with eyes closed) published. And much thanks  to Anna at Nobasura for also coming through with more models to add to the beauty and diversity of the shoot.

And the models were fun! It was actually pretty social with moms and models and everyone playing dead, and great to visit with models we've worked with before, like Britt and Brittany, and a chance to meet some lovely new faces too.

And while I'm hijacking my own thread to thank people, thanks to Mia (and Stephanie) for styling such a diverse cast of models (over two very full days), and finally to Fred, for making my vision come true, and putting up with... everything. Before, during and after.

OK, I know I went a bit over, but I was pretty touched that so many people will help you explore your passions, if you just ask.

Photographer    Fred Fraser
Art director    Liz Dungate
Stylist         Mia Fiddis @ Judy Inc
Hair/Make-up      Liz Dungate using MAC
Stylist Assistant    Stephanie Janyk
models     Angelica, Beket, Cole, Kelsey, Kirsten, Teanna and Theo
                Britt, Brittany and Evy

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Modern Combat - W25 Magazine

Fierce Fun Fei!

photography - Fred Fraser
model - Fei @ Richards Models
styling, hair, make-up - Liz Dungate

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dark Beauty - the magazine, and the look

A while back I made some "accessories" out of wood and metal, and orgnaized a beauty shoot which I called "Architecture". I'm happy to say that the wait for Dark Beauty Magazine to come out is over and I can now post the images.

the accessories before the shoot
photos - Fred Fraser
props, styling, hair, make-up - me
model Tanys at Family Management

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Sometimes it's fun just to not have a plan. Fred and I wanted to test out an unsigned model to see what she could do (as she had almost no photos), and when she arrived... we simply improvised. And here's how it went:

photos - Fred Fraser
styling, hair & make-up - Liz Dungate
model - Kait

Monday, July 15, 2013

SYN Magazine Editorial - Crazy white hair!

I love this spread, the crazy quilt styling (thanks Wendy) the clean, snappy photography (thanks Ben) and the fun expressiveness of the model (thanks Chloe). And for my part? I am loving those pressed pigments for eyeshadow, so wet and shimmery! But I'm happiest about the hair... I had so much fun! Chloe's natural hair is long, thick, and very dark brunette. My challenge was to change all that. I worked with a vintage "senior" wig, a beautiful silvery white, then trimmed and straightened and textured to make it "SUPER FUN!". And somehow managed to get all Chloe's hair up into it for the entire shoot.

Oh yeah, and about 13 different shades of lip colour throughout the shoot. :)

And, the MANY fun outfits that didn't make it into the page count but are well worth seeing:

photos - Benjamin Kwan
styling - Wendy Cook
model - Chloe @ Wilhelmina NY
photo and production assistant and all around amazing person - Samm
hairstyling and make-up by me