Hair- and Make-up artist inspiration: Tinsel Tokyo Magazine

At the hair and make-up artist school The Circus, Zurich, we’re always having our antennas out for creative inspiration from the fashion world. Not only do we all love fashion eye candy and visual inspiration – it’s always great to connect with other creatives and fresh talent in the fashion industry. Collaborations can spring up anywhere – sometimes they’re just an instagram shout-out away!

An interesting magazine to have on the radar for fresh fashion talent and inspiring photo shoot editorials is TINSEL TOKYO MAGAZINE. They’re passionate about connecting people and feature lots of great photo shoot fashion editorials, both with young and established talented fashion professionals from around the globe. Here’s one of the editorials from their current issue:

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photographer: Salyse Photo | stylist: Kasha Reavis | model: Kimberly Davis | make-up artist: Brittany Rogers aka MsBrittBrattz | hair stylist: Kanika Styles | independent designer jewelry: possibility | magazine: tinsel tokyo

Didn’t this just awaken your own creative juices? We wish you all an inspired week!

10 of the most amazing bottle label designs

Happy New Year friends! Did you all celebrate happy holidays and started the new year well? Talking about celebrating, we’re about to share some mesmerizing design wine bottle design eye candy with you! The professional hair and make-up team of the fashion academy the circus Zurich is a bundle of design loving creatives, as you can imagine. Together with them, I hand picked 10 of our favorite wine bottle label designs for you. If you love typography, style and design as much as we all do, you’re in for a treat!

1a 1b 1c 1dabove: Designer: Peltán-Brosz Roland and Rohmann Nóra | Client: Cégér a jó bornak (Competition)

2above: Creative Direction & Design: Chad Michael | Illustration: DZO Olivier | 3D Render: Antonio Luna

3Client: McGah Family Vineyards | Creative Director: David Schuemann Design Director: Sara Golzari  | Designer: Dana Deininger | Illustrator: Urlo Malleus

4McGuigan’s 20th Anniversary Edition, designed by Stranger & Stranger

Piper-Heidsieck Black Cancan bottle by Jean Paul Gaultier

6Absinthe Christmas bottle, designed by Stranger & Stranger – unfortunately not for sale

7“Bewitched” wine label, designed by Stranger & Stranger


Boneshaker Zinfandel, designed by CF Napa

9Jameson Whiskey label design by David Adrian Smith

10_wine label design & branding by Rita Rivotti

Aren’t they all just incredible? Which one is your favorite?

If your creative juices are flowing now and you’re wondering what design adventures you may tackle this year, consider taking a class at the hair and make-up academy the circus Zurich. It’s not just for hair and make-up artists and fashion professionals, but a cross-disciplinary school that welcomes creatives from all walks of life who are inspired by design and fashion. Check it out at!

We wish you all a fantastic 2015, with lots of reasons to celebrate!

Smart & eye catching holiday editorial in Vogue Paris

Design and style lovers that we are, we just can’t help but notice fashion editorials that are not just beautiful but also smart, attention-getting, and memorable. Ten points for the gift-inspired editorial that Vogue Paris just featured around Christmas time! We love everything in this feature, from the details like hair and make-up styling, to the fashion and accessory selection to the entire concept and visual finishing!

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Credits: Photographer: Giampaolo Sgura | Fashion editor: Claire Dhelens & Célia Azoulay | Set design & Construction : Office Neochrome | Hairstylist: Laurent Phillipon | Make up artist: Lloyd Simmonds | spotted on trendland.

What a fun and impeccably executed editorial, right? Something like this could have been a smart holiday shopwindow concept too! We would love the CHANEL box to play with, the EMPORIO ARMANI set for our own closet (for real!), and the Goldfinger style luggage in the RALPH LAUREN box for our next city hopping trip! How about you guys? Which set is your favorite?

vote on your favorite Red Carpet Looks 2014

Even though we may not be glued to red carpet news all the time, we all love a bit if glamour inspiration every now and then, right? The Red Carpet Fashion Awards are currently inviting to vote on the Red Carpet fashion highlights of this year. Can we resist? Of course not….! A few of our favorites:

Who should be the Red Carpet Designer of 2014? How about Zuhair Murad?

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But the choice is so hard, all Red Carpet designers are amazing! For example the innovative Jason Wu:

Emma Stone in Jason Wu 2014Emma Stone in Jason Wu, at the New York Film Festival in October (image via RCFA)

As for best newcomer of 2014, from the RCFA suggested candidates, we kind of lean towards:

Emily Ratajkowski_in_Bec&Bridgeactress Emily Ratajkowski, in a geometric clean chic crop top and skirt by Bec & Bridge

Voting for Promotional Tour Star of 2014, we absolutely loved the stunning look of Jessica Chastain:

jessica-chastain_2014_in_atelierversaceJessica Chastain in Atelier Versace – drop dead gorgeous, may we say!! Image via eonline

If you like to vote on your own Red Carpet Fashion Award favorites, go here!

Wouldn’t you love to get a bit glamorous yourself now? With the upcoming New Year’s Eve, this is just the right opportunity! Bring out the sparkle, and have some fashion fun! If you’re in Zurich Switzerland, you can stop by at the hair atelier Room of Design to get any holiday party hair and make-up you dream of!

Or, if you like to get creative yourself, book a class at the hair and make-up fashion academy the hm circus in Zurich and learn how to create red carpet worthy looks as a fashion professional!

dream job: make-up artist – your school in Zurich

Dreaming of becoming a professional make-up artist, working on international runways, fashion shootings and tv projects? If you live in Switzerland, the school that will help you get there is the circus hair and make-up academy in Zurich, spearheaded by our Bjoern von Rotz, who is also founder of the room of design hair atelier (which by the way is situated in this GORGEOUS historic art nouveau building… a must-see!). Aside from working at the circus academy and his hair atelier in Zurich, Bjoern regularly works at international runways and shootings, and can currently be seen on Pro 7 every Friday and Tuesday 18h, showing the how-to for various make-up looks:

All Denim make-up look, demonstrated by Bjoern von Rotz on Pro7, video via FACES on Vimeo.

make-up academy the circus zurichBjoern von Rotz, styling Madame Nicolas of Dior Paris

If you’re dreaming of working commercially as professional make-up artist too, dream no longer, jump on board and sign up for a class at the circus hair and make-up academy – make your dreams come true in 2015!

Check out the make-up academy’s website for details!

Artist spotlight: Alyson Shotz

Some of you may know her work from the 2011 exhibition on the 7th floor of the Louis Vuitton store in Tokyo. If not, maybe you’ve seen her art in New York, San Francisco, Miami, Shanghai…? Her work is as stunning as her resume: we’re talking about Brooklyn based artist Alyson Shotz! Just look at some of her stunning installations:

Alyson ShotzAlyson Shotz, Allusion of Gravity (detail), 2005, clear glass beads and steel wire, 108 x 96 x 156 inches

Alyson ShotzAlyson Shotz, The Shape of Space, 2004. Cut plastic Fresnel lens sheets and staples, 444.5 x 1158.2 cm.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Alyson Shotz - TokyoThe Geometry Of Light installation at Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, 2011

Alyson ShotzWhite Fold, 2014. Installation for the exhibition “Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature”,
at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Oct.11, 2014 – April 5, 2015 – Wet spun white linen thread, pins.  – 14ft H. x 49ft L. x 2in
Photo: John Bentham and Heather Ainsworth

Alyson’s work can currently be seen in New York, and exhibitions are planned for other cities in the US and Sweden in 2015 and 16. Read more details and see more of her incredible creations here on her website!

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