Friday, 23 May 2014

A Day with Spencer Matthews and a Bottle of Baby Oil

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with Photographer Ruth Rose ( Stylist Laurie Hadleigh (, Caroline Watts from Signature Calendars (@Signaturecals) and the one and only Spencer Matthews from TV show Made in Chelsea.
The calendar shoot was great fun and somehow involved me spraying Spenny with a lot of baby oil!
Spencer wrote about it and made a behind the scenes vid for his Male Online, Daily Mail Online column...

Friday, 11 October 2013

The Wedding Dolls Feature

Back in February, gorgeous girls Emma & Joanne from ran a really lovely feature about me & the hair and makeup I do for brides across Kent & Sussex.

Many thanks to The Wedding Dolls for that & if you're a bride who needs help planning her wedding, check out their site, immediately!

Monday, 11 March 2013

'Lorraine Naked 2'

Lorraine Kelly has launched a new competition on her ITV1 breakfast show to find the nation's most naturally beautiful girls.

Last week we spent a day shooting and filming at Holborn Studios where 5 girls in the under 40's and 5 ladies in the over 40's were photographed by Nicky Johnston, completely naked...of makeup that is!

Competition to reach the final 3 was fierce in both the under and over 40's, but the panel of judges; model, photographer and wife of Rod Stewart, Penny Lancaster, celebrity photographer Nicky Johnston and beauty editor Rosie Green @Life's_Rosie did really well in making their decision and the final 3, in the under 40's category are:
Rebecca Mellor, 30, Shanecka Hamilton, 20 and Pia Bryne, 19

The stunning photographs from the shoot can be seen on the Lorraine website where the girls look absolutely beautiful, no makeup needed. Their natural beauty just radiates from each of them.

I was working at the shoot to do touch ups for Penny Lancaster and Nicky Johnston. It was a brilliant day, the team were great fun and I'm looking forward to seeing who will be crowned the winner!

Video footage can be seen here:

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Styled to Rock

Styled to Rock, a fab new TV programme Exec Produced by Rihanna is now showing on Sky Living.

I was lucky enough to spend a few weeks working on the show with the very lovely Henry Holland for his on screen close ups.

Check out the links below & get involved!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Something Indie

Here are some of the promotional shots I worked on for the gorgeous online boutique

Photographer Thomas Cole-Simmonds
Hair & Makeup Lara Crudgington
Model Naomi Sharpe

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Brigitte Bardot

Hi everyone...

I wanted to share some images from a Bardot inspired test shoot I did the hair and makeup for today. Photographed by Amelia Ellison.
Model: the very beautiful Auste K

 (This photo was taken with my iphone)

Friday, 18 May 2012 Beauty Shoot and Article: the Cat Eye Flick

The Cat Eye / Feline Flick

Here is my beauty shoot and accompanying article all about the hot makeup trend that is the Cat Eye or the Feline Flick.

Out now on

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Creative Head Magazine Published Test Shoot

Back in November last year I worked with Photographer Lea Salomone,  Stylist Sophie Davies and the amazing Luke Plukrose from the SAKS Art Team  to create images for a test shoot we titled 'Let Them Eat Cake'.

Our images have just been published online in Creative Head Magazine!

Photographed by Lea Salomone
Makeup by Lara Crudgington
Styled by Sophie Davies

**The original images from the shoot are posted after the screen shots of the  Creative Head website**



These were the original shots I posted on my blog earlier this year:

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Illamasqua Beauty School Drop In

What a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon - FREE (!) 'Beauty School Drop In' makeup classes at the Illamasqua flagship store on Beak Street, London town.

And, the icing on the cake, Creative Director ALEX BOX showed up looking totally fabulous, at the same time that her signature lip colour BOX was being used for a Perfect Pout demo!

More sessions on June 2nd.

Recent Test Shoot Images

Photographer Andi Tajti - Model Auste Kuzmickaite - Stylist Yanina Nikitina - Hair Deividas Andraikenas - Makeup Lara Crudgington

Saturday, 5 May 2012

The South Bank Sky Arts Awards at The Dorchester

Last Tuesday I was working as a trophy girl at the sixteenth annual South Bank Sky Arts Awards at the Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane, hosted by Melvyn Bragg and attended by the gliterrati of the Arts world.

Kate Bush, Michael Frayn, Tracey Emin, Tom Jones, Grayson Perry & Tim Minchin were just a few of the famous faces at the star studded event celebrating and honouring the Arts from Pop Music to Opera, from Dance to Theatre, Literature to Comedy, from Visual Art to Classical Music.

There were incredible performances during the Awards by Gregory Porter, Alison Balsom and Noah Stewart.

For a breakdown of nominees, winners and photos from the event, click below:

PKR, Poker

Last week we did some filming for PKR in Shoreditch.
There was a powercut in the studio so we were forced to film on the roof - in the lovely bright sunshine - it was tough!

Clearly some people were working harder than others! ; )

Wealden Times Interview

After working on a fashion feature last month with the Wealden Times Magazine, the magazine ran an interview with me for their May issue.
My proud Mum has accumulated 9 copies already! : )