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My name is Melodie Elise Briere but feel free to call me Melo.

I am trained in every aspect of makeup, my main focus is on Bridal and Fashion makeup. My skill set also includes basic hairstyling, just so that you know I can create a mean mowhawk!

This blog is all about Makeup, Hair and Fashion. My guilty pleasure is Avant Garde so watch out for some show stopping, jaw dropping bonkers looks and trends.

I look forward to comments and questions from you guys. Welcome to my world!




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Written by Melodie Briere. Posted in Shoots.


Bonjour mesdames et messieurs !


This week I want to share a few pointers on how to organise a great shoot.First of all anyone can have an idea , but for it to flourish, you will need to create a mood board. This board will make the whole process easier as everyone involved will understand the theme and vibe of the shoot better.


La team! You need reliable co-workers if you want a successful shoot , there is nothing worse than a flaky model, not showing up on the day…You can find many creatives for you to test with on sites like model mayhem, but beware of unreliable souls! For best results you will need a Photographer , a hair and Makeup artist , a model with good skin ( or two!) and a stylist , especially for editorials.


ON the day of the shoot ,BE ON TIME, I recommend music in the background that fits the mood of the shoot and also food and drinks for everyone! Trust me, it will put all the team in the good mood!


I last did a shoot with australian photographer Jessica Horewood , stylist Jo Ann and wonderful models Karen and Madeleine. It was a great team and I can't wait to see the results, for you curious ones here is a little iPhone pik! Stay tuned on for the real deal!


Now its up to you to create your team and your shoot!