Make-up artist Alice Lane speaks with Garance Dore about her career, influences, and beauty favorites in today’s post. Read the whole interview here!
GD: Hi Alice! Can you tell me a little bit about where you’re from and how you got started doing makeup? AL: I’m from England, Shropshire, which is by Wales. I guess it would be like being from Vermont in America, and just with sheep and cows and not much else…
I did music from the age of 12 all the way through. That’s how I went down to London, and that’s how I came to New York. I sort of fell into makeup around 2005.
I was so lucky because I got to assist Aaron de Mey, and I just started being his full time assistant and going to Paris, I was just really lucky, because he’s such an amazing make-up artist and such a lovely person. I learned a) how to do make-up and b) how to conduct yourself properly because the fashion industry can be quite intense and he’s such a nice guy that’s why it’s easy for him, because he’s kind.
GD: You went to art school, right? AL: Yes, I did, but I was a dropout. I was an art-school dropout. I wish I’d stayed now, I look back and think wow you know that would have been amazing years of my life. I’m not proud of dropping out at all, I wish I hadn’t.
Make up artist Sarai Fiszel for the Prada Candy L'Eau fragrance full-length short film by Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson. Starring Prada Candy face Léa Seydoux as ingénue Candy, the film sees the starlet questioning her future after two men fall hopelessly in love with her in Paris. Watch the short film below and find more info over at Vogue Beauty.
We are pleased to announce a new addition to the Jed Root team! A very big welcome indeed to make up artist Talia Shobrook ! Check out her bio below as well as her portfolio here!
New York based makeup artist Talia Shobrook was born and raised in London. She graduated from Glasgow’s School of Art with a degree in fine art painting. Her true love is for all things visual, especially the transforming power of make up. She immediately set upon a path to pursue her passion for makeup and beauty products.
Talia educated and trained staff in skincare and makeup at The Aveda Institute in London and the London College of Fashion. It was through this experience that she became aware of the importance of skincare and it’s non-negotiable power to achieve a flawless finish. Talia went on to assist world-renowned makeup artist Lisa Butler for nearly four years, where she honed her skills, developing a signature fresh and inventive approach to makeup artistry.
Inspired by art, urban culture, and film, Talia has collaborated with publications incl American and British Vogue, Dazed & Confused, and i-D, and photographers Alexi Lubomirski, Karen Collins, and Ellen von Unwerth Inez and Vinoodh. Marchesa who recognized Talia’s skill and professionalism, continues to work with her regularly for their runway shows.
Talia relocated to New York in 2009, where her talent was quickly recognized in the world of fashion and beauty editorial and advertising.