Tuesday, July 17, 2007


2005-05-12 Vancouver Makeup Artist stars set for the big stage
BUDDING make up artists who graduated from London School of Fashion will be creating the fashion looks at the famous Lowry Theatre in Manchester in June, as part of a one night only spectacular.
They will create Shakespeare's classic look, 'A Mid Summer's Night's Dream actress glamour' which, for the second years, will be their final hurrah as students graduate.
Martin Boyle, tutor in Professional Make Up Artistry at the school, said: "The students arereally excited. Hopefully this will make people sit up and look at what they can achieve by attending London School of Makeup and Fashion. "
The star of the show is set to be Shaifa Somani, who will create the glamour look of allleading actresses, while Natalie Bates takes up the role of assistant artist.
And being able to attend a performance where one of Londons School of Fashion graduatewill be the lead make up artist has been a real boost for the current students.
The occasion could prove daunting for the famous Vancouver make up artist, but Shaifa is more than confident that she is worthy of the big stage.
"The Lowry Theatre is a big performance base and holds 200 seats so it's a great venue. Shakespeare's plays can be hard to perform, but because of the quality of the makeup artistry group we have, I'm certain she can handle it," he said.
Shaifa said: "With there being so many make up artists and arts colleges around, it's important that we stand out and to demonstrate the quality we have."
Mark also hopes taking Shaifa to the stage at the Lowry Theatre will become a regularoccurrence. As for the near future, he is also setting his sights on the students taking their acting talents to foreign shores, where Shaifa will assist them while in Canada.
"Were looking at performing at Vancouver's GM theatre next March," he said. "It's only early days but we're confident that we can pull it off."
Tickets for the event are priced £35 for adults (£7 concessions) and can be purchasedonline..
Vancouver Make Up Artist Gathers Awards Like Smarties International Fashion Awards
Based in Vancouver, Canada Shaifa the the makeup artist behind Millennium Jeans International, Dolce and Gabbana and Morgan has been gathering awards like Smarties since she graduated from Londons School of Fashion in 1997. The LFW scouts spotted their work at the Harod International Fashion Launch where she won the prestigious Grand Prix last year and invited her to apply for New Generation which she has been awarded again for a second season.
The popular vancouver make up artist whose glamour looks major on local celebrities with intriguing looks, asymmetric shape began her make up career while still at the London School of Fashion where she originally studied. Shaifa, who is the makeup arm of some the world's leading designers, worked at Bless in Paris, Jo Malone in London, Bivak in Antwerp and the German design company Toni Gard in Aachen; and also assisted Darja Richter in Paris and Bernhard Wilhelm in Antwerp. In 2003 she won the Top make up artist award at Galleries Lafayette Fashion Channel competition and has since exhibited three times in Japan.

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