Every episode required a different look for Rita Ora on The Voice Australia TV Series 2021 for Channel 7. This time Rita wore a lace up black dress – this was a hot look and Rita looked outstanding in it. Kate Darvill (AGENT: B&A ) was the head stylist for Rita on The Voice. Kate is a contributing fashion editor for Australian Vogue Magazine.
Rita Ora – The Voice Australia 2021
Lok Lau (AGENT: WWW.mapltd.com/artist/loklau) is the hairdresser that I was working with on Rita. Such a talent and pleasure to work with. Lok is originally from New Zealand. He also worked in London as a very much in demand editorial fashion hairdresser. After having a family, he headed to Australia were he now works as a high fashion hairdresser.
It’s so important for the makeup artist and hairdresser to work together stylistically. We talk it out, brainstorm ideas and come up with the best hair and makeup look to suit Rita and her outfit.
Lok’s choice to do a soft curly up do was perfection, and it allowed me to give the makeup some strength.
The first day of filming for The Voice was Blind Auditions. I arrived on set early so I could be organised before Rita Ora arrived. There’s never enough time! You may think two hours is enough time to do hair and makeup but there are many other things going on around that soak up your makeup and hair time
To best utilise the time Hairdresser Lok Lau (AGENT: WWW.mapltd.com/artist/loklau) and I work together can be tricky. It’s like painting a picture on a moving canvas – but you can’t dwell on any difficulties – you just have to get on and make it work.
We were shooting at Mondo Studios, which are quite private, great for someone like Rose.
I remember the first time I saw Rose. I was working on a music video for Alex Lloyd that my partner at the time was directing. Alex said he had a friend called Rose that he wanted to use in the video for his single “BLACK THE SUN”. Rose stood out even then, watch the video and you will see what I mean.
It wasn’t long after that, Rose starred in the Australian movie “Two Hands” with Heath Ledger and the rest is history.
The best thing about Rose is that she hasn’t changed, still that beautiful girl I met all those years ago. I’ve worked on many different things with Rose over the years. I was excited to see her and touch base again.
Of course, there’s a lot riding on a shoot like this. The magazine needs a great editorial plus a cover that will catch everyone’s attention. A cover that leaps off the stands and into your handbag.
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When Naomi (Fashion Director Naomi Smith) first ran the idea by me, and told me who the five girls were, I thought – this will be an amazing shoot – but how was I going to give them all equal attention? (-:
Luckily I’d worked with all of them before – actually most of them I’d known since they had started modelling. It’s really amazing to have watched these girls grow up over the years.
From their first shoots, their going overseas to work, babies, boyfriends, marriage and seeing how they developed into women, they became friends and you genuinely really care about their wellbeing.