Venice Biennale 2015: modern art meets historic architecture

For those of you who weren’t able to visit the 2015 Biennale Venice, we picked a few highlights which we found particularly interesting. Lets kick off the week with a bit of art, to infuse our work and our minds with fresh inspiration!

In the 400 year old Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Spanish artist Jaume Pensa displayed “Together“, an installation of two large sculptures, engaging with each other and the surrounding impressive renaissance architecture in an intriguing discourse:

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rapture “Rapture” by Camille Norment at the Nordic Pavillon – photo by Antonieta on instagram

Indonesian sculpture artist Eddi Prabandono exhibited his famous Vespa sculpture in the Palazzo Griman:eddiprabando{Image via Eddi Prabandono’s instagram}

Italian Artist Loris Ceccini created a very clever presentation by choosing this venue for his sculpture:loris-ceccinisculpture by Italian Artist Loris Ceccini {image via instagram}

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Courtesy Rennie Collection. Photo by Ugo Carmeni, spotted via artwise curators

Which pieces are your favorites? Explore more of the 2015 Biennale with hashtag veniceart2015 on instagram!

Wishing you all an inspired week!

dream job hair and makeup artist – a view behind the scenes

If you’ve been dreaming of becoming a hair and makeup artist for a while, fashionshoot behind the scene glimpses always make your heart beat higher, right? The Swiss TV channel just started a new season of “FACES STUDIO” – a make-over show where you can see how fashion creatives work together in fashion shoots. We’re very excited that the hair and make-up artist in the show is our very own Bjoern Von Rotz, founder of the hair atelier Room of Design and the international hair and makeup artist academy the circus, Zurich!

Here’s one of the recent episodes, have fun!

FACES STUDIO – Staffel 5 / Folge 4 from FACES on Vimeo.

Don’t you just want to jump in and work on fashionshoots like this too, now?

Speaking of which… a new masterclass is starting at the end of this May at the hair and makeup academy the circus if you have big dreams and want to become an international hair and make-up artist, this is the perfect opportunity. Apply today, spaces are limited! Good luck, and have fun!

Hair and makeup artist inspiration: PUCCI in Seventies groove!

Lovely inspiration for aspiring hair and make-up artists: PUCCI rocks a groovy Seventies vibe in their spring 2015 ad campaign! With the 70s being a current trend influence again, we expect more photo shoots with this inspiration this year. And we can’t wait to see them!

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CREDITS: EMILIO PUCCI – ad campaign Spring 2015 |Peter Dundas – Designer | Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin – Photographer | George Cortina – Fashion Editor/Stylist | Shay Ashual – Hair Stylist | Piergiorgio Del Moro – Casting Director | Natasha Poly – Model

Wouldn’t you also like to play with this design inspiration in a fashion shoot? If you participated in a cool shoot, email it to us! We always love to feature great photoshoot inspiration and great talent!

Have an inspired week everyone!


How to become an international fashion hair and makeup artist

If you’re dreaming of becoming an internationally sought-after fashion make-up artist, there are many ways into the industry. Professionals often first work in other creative fields before zooming in to make-up for the fashion industry. For instance the international hair and makeup school the circus, Zurich, Switzerland, specifically states that they accept applicants into their program from various creative fields, whether it’s architecture, design, fashion, photography or otherwise.

Why? Because having a varied creative background can really help hair and make-up artists to realize a creative vision – they’ll be able to think outside of the box and see different artistic possibilities. This is especially useful in fashion, where creativity and design sensibility plays such a huge part!

Here’s an example for a very creative photoshoot, where the fashion alone was a fusion of different creative visions – and as in every fashion shoot, the hair and make-up artists had to work closely with the creative team to create a unified result:






CREDITS: Design: Lena Anders & Judith Pollmann | Metal Headpieces: Anja Metzger & Mia Maichen | Photography Assistance: Yannick Schütte | Makeup & Hair: Christian Olivier Merz, BIGOUDI | Models: Pia Sophie, PMA & Zacharie, Core | Spotted via designlovr

Teen Vogue also recently published an interesting article where top name make-up artists share inspirations on how to become an internationally successful make-up artist.

As with any big goal, you need to have passion to succeed. There’s no ONE way – follow your passion, put in lots of hard work, and eventually, you’ll make it! Good luck!

Mad Men final season starts in USA

Mad Men enthusiasts in the USA jumped for joy last weekend (albeit with a heavy heart): the last season of the cult show just started airing last weekend. Only in the USA so far – Germany and Switzerland will have to wait until later this year… boo!

As expected, the styling of the show is again impeccable, it feels like traveling back in time – this time to the sixties! We’ve got first glimpses for you all, straight from the U.S., because well, we just can’t help teasing you, ha! No worries, if you’re in Europe, you’ll get your Mad Men fix this summer too!

The epic show has been pure eye candy not just for series enthusiasts but for anyone in the fashion industry and creative fields. In New York, the museum of the modern image is currently showing a glimpse into the creative process behind Mad Men. So if you’re in NYC, go check it out:

Mad_men_exhibition_installation_view_web-detail-mainMad Men exhibition, March 14 – June 14 at the Museum of the Moving Image, NYC – more info here

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We’re curious if the iconic series will influence styling, fashion and street style again this year. We wouldn’t mind seeing more of this styling inspiration, how about you?

Hair & Makeup Academy “THE CIRCUS” masterclass portfolio

If you’re an aspiring hair stylist and/or makeup artist, we’ve got exciting photo shoot glimpses for you today: The makeup academy the circus Zurich, Switzerland just revealed final exam photos of the recent master class:

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Pondering on how to become an international makeup artist? If you’re dreaming of working for top fashion weeks, fashion shoots and editorials, you need a school with international teachers with experience straight from the runway. You need more than trends and technique: you need industry insiders who teach what it takes to make it!

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The hair and make-up school the circus is one of the schools in Europe who offers just that: the teachers there are a hand-picked bunch of international caliber, with professional runway and editorial experience.

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The hair and make-up master class at the circus is a challenging program, but the school welcomes creatives from all fields. You can be architect, artist, designer or stylist… All you need is a dream, passion, and the ambition to make it happen!


Make-up & Hair: THE MAKE-UP & HAIR CIRCUS | Photo: Corina Hahn

If you’re eager to make 2015 a big year for yourself and are ready to make your dream come true – take charge of your future and take the first step now! The next hair stylist and make up master class at makeup and hair academy the circus starts this May.

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