Makeover shoots, Updates etc.

May 2nd, 2017 by iberianblackarts

makeoversYou can still book a makeover photoshoot for only £250 including hair and makeup, 2 outfit changes, and 4 fully retouched pictures, in the centre of Ipswich (Suffolk). Check out some of my previous before/after shots on my blog!


For more recent updates please head over to my official Facebook page Iberian Black Arts where you can see the results of my latest shoots.


Also available for Portraiture, fashion, band photoshoots and everything in between. Email to for availability.


Kaori’s Latex Dreams

October 1st, 2012 by iberianblackarts

Kaori is the designer behind Kaori’s Latex dreams, I asked her to model for me about a year ago for Kiss Me Deadly lingerie, for the spies and super villains collection, since I knew she is stunning!


She booked a makeover in to get some beautiful pictures of herself, and on them she is also wearing some of her exclusive designs. Please visit her website linked here to see more of her work and commission her for an amazing latex outfit!


Styling wise, Kaori wanted the classic 40′s look, and I think it suits her amazingly well, if you would like to find out any information on products used, leave a comment, I did pretty much cover all the steps in previous makeover shoots.


In other news, I will be relocating to Ipswich in less than 4 weeks, and I will only take makeover shoot bookings in Colchester within the next 2 weeks at 20% off, if you are interested in booking a slot (I won’t be doing many!) please email me at, otherwise you might have to travel a little bit further and wait a tiny bit longer until I am all set up and ready again.


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Makeover shoot with Nicola from Norway

September 20th, 2012 by iberianblackarts

Nicola is a lovely young girl from Norway that came last week for a makeover shoot.


She was after some nice boudoir/pinup style pictures of herself, so for this, I made some mini victory rolls on her, and added some kanekalon hair for a little “something”.


She is wearing some of my favourite flowers by Sophisticated Lady Accessories to finish the look.

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Royal Black Couture – My custom Brides of Dracula inspired corset

August 29th, 2012 by iberianblackarts

For the longest time, I had a well kept box, full of beaded lace, silk, tulle, and lace remnants, hoping one day, to have the corset of my dreams come to life. Finding a designer that would be up for the task and do something like I had in mind was not easy, when I heard in conversation that Royal Black Couture & Corsetry was experienced in theatre costume design, and that she offered to make me a corset, my eyes sparkled and soon enough I brought in the box, which she took away to Austria to experiment with.

I have a little obsession since very young with the Brides of Dracula of Francis ford coppola film, one of my favourite movies, I learnt that their garments were stained with tea and aged with stones to look ancient, and I wanted this for my corset. Royal Black did this, and so much more, she deconstructed the beading in some of the lace and added it on top, added organza, that she hand aged, and sewn the tulle, creating a draped broken skirt illusion. After all I wanted this garment to look like I been buried in it, and it came out absolutely perfect.

Other sources of inspiration came from Miss Havisham and Corpse Bride. Chances are, that I will probably never get married, so I decided this will be my burial costume when the time comes.

I don’t get the chance these days to create images for myself, and selfishly, I made these to my own desire, I couldn’t bring myself to stain this beautiful piece so the blood was added in photoshop afterwards, I wanted a paint/mixed media look, and that’s why it doesn’t look that real or slimy. I wanted to have it a splatter feel to it.

Embellishments apart, the construction of the corset is also flawless, it fits to perfection and gives me more curves than I ever had, in every way. I completely recommend Royal Black Couture and Corsetry to make the outfit of your dreams. And she makes costumes for males too!

The head piece, I made myself using a small deer skull, painted the antlers with gold, and covered it in pearls. I also used the left over tulle for the veil.

Royal Black has just launched their new website, where I am also on the cover!, go check it out because it’s full of amazing work.

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Makeover with Laura Fox

August 16th, 2012 by iberianblackarts

Laura is a friend of the Kiss Me Deadly competition winner Sebrina, who I shot a few months back. As a surprise, Sebrina and Laura’s mum bought her a makeover shoot for her birthday, and here are the results, doesn’t she look fantastic?

Laura went for the classic Dita Von Teese look. Lots of eyeliner and a bright red lip.

The corset pictured on the right is by Playful Promises. As a reminder, anyone booking a shoot with me, will get a 25% off Voucher to shop withPlayful Promises online.

You can get the corset here, it looks so nice, I might have to cave in myself too, and get one!

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Makeover with Law Mantis

August 2nd, 2012 by iberianblackarts


Law Mantis is a model from Kingston upon Hull, and she came all the way here last monday for a makeover shoot!


Law wanted some nice pictures of herself sporting her rock chic look. And for that, I curled and backcombed her hip length hair. But I ended using some bump-its on the crown to lift some volume, as it weighted a fair bit!


Law has big blue eyes so to emphasize that I used a mix of warm golds and sparkly black eyeshadow, as well as false eyelashes.


You can find Law Mantis on the web in the following links:


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Creations by Liv Free

July 27th, 2012 by iberianblackarts

Liv Free came over the other day to model some classic 50′s  hats for Kitty Hats, and in exchange, I photographed her with some of her stunning designs.


Liv is also a model as well as makeup artist, but on these pictures I did the hair and makeup as well.


Liv’s creations are right up my street and we used them in a couple of photoshoots for Kiss Me Deadly (the pirates theme, and also, still to be published, a Maleficent theme!).


Visit her Etsy here.


The lace shrug worn in the pictures below is by Metamorph.


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Makeover shoot with Yazzmin

July 7th, 2012 by iberianblackarts

Yazzmin is a professional samba carnival dancer living in London, who can also be booked as model through her modelmayhem.

Yazzmin’s hair is naturally very curly, so I re-styled it with my trusty GHD’s to make slightly looser curls, then gave her victory rolls.

The fabulous royal blue latex dress she is wearing on the picture on the right, it’s by no other than Lady Lucie Latex. Available here. And the lace shrug on the pictures below is byMetamorph.

Yazzmin is great to work with so don’t hesitate to contact her for a shoot in or around London.

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Makeover shoot with Alex

July 4th, 2012 by iberianblackarts


Alex, from London, came over last week for a makeover.  She wanted some more glamour shots so I am only showing here the fashion looking ones.


We went for a Bridgett Bardot type hair style for this look, which was pinned back and back combed.


For the eyes, I did a smokey eye using MAC patina eyeshadow as a base, and Urban Decay naked palette eyeshadows in side car and dark horse.


I also used a peachy/orangey eyeshadow from Stars makeup haven to warm it up a little and complement her hair.

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Betty Hobcraft for Betty Blue’s Loungerie Photoshoot

June 18th, 2012 by iberianblackarts

This is probably one of my favourite makeovers to date! Here’s Betty, the designer behind Betty Blue’s Loungerie. She makes wonderful loungewear so you don’t have to loose the glamour while at home. I recently shot for herthis fabulous robe.

Betty is so extremely talented, having graduated in contour fashion not long ago, she already started her own business, and from what I been seeing, she is heading for success!

It was only a couple of years ago when we did a photoshoot inspired in Alfred Hitchcock with her final collection.

I am really pleased how these pictures came out, I hope you love them too! Check out Betty’s Blog for updates on her doings.

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