Natalia Evelyn Bencicova’s Fine Art Photography




A gorgeous beauty editorial by Rankin and Hunger’s Beauty Editor-At-Large Andrew Gallimore! Inspired by their previous work with death masks during Rankin’s Alive In The Face of Death exhibition,the pair once again teamed up for a new take on death masks this time more directed towards the Mexican Day of the Dead festival: Dia de Los Muertos. A very special editorial that I wouldn’t mind framing and hanging at the office (or at home).

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photography: Rankin
make up: Andrew Gallimore at CLM
hair: Susi Lichtenegger & Shukeel Murtaza
models: Ellen Burton @ Profile Models, Georgie Hobday @ Profile Models, Helena McElvie @ Tess Management

Images via Hunger Magazine
See more work from Andrew Gallimore at

Backstage beauty: Diane von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2014-2015



To celebrate the 40th anniversary of her famous Wrap dress, Diane von Furstenberg named her collection Bohemian Wrapsody, with a runway full of more beautiful prints than ever before. The accompanying beauty look by James Kaliardos was soft, with touches of pink highlighting eyes and cheeks, while Orlando Pita created a romantic bun with some tendrils loosely escaping.

Mastery of light…

It visibly smooths imperfections, evens out skintone and reproduces the glow of perfect skin. Born of Dior´s  know-how, brand new Capture Totale Dreamskin.  Skincare is the product of unparalleled optical  dermatologcal expertise.


For forty years, Dior scientists have been developing a unique level of expertise in biology and skin optics, to provide women with ever more visibly perfect skin. Pushing the limits of this know-how, in DreamSkin  the house’s researchers have developed a revolutionary formula capable of transforming the skin’s youthfulness and quality, both on the surface and deep down. While natural active ingredients act on the deepest skin cells, on the surface an alliance of biomimetic powders reproduces the action of the light in the different layers of the epidermis.

“DreamSkin’s mineral powder complex mimics the skin’s natural intelligence to handle and diffuse light in order to transform, like an Impressionist painting, a multitude of colored patches into a perfectly homogenous surface, ” explains Edouard Mauvais-Jarvis, Dior’s director of scientific communication. Skin regains the natural filtering properties that it tends to lose with age: working on the surface like a second skin, the DreamSkin  optical actives unify the complexion, smoothing skin texture, erasing redness and blotchiness. The result is immediately visible: luminous and glowing, the skin is perfect.

Couture Beauty: Spring/Summer 2014

THE most decadent fashion calls for truly beautiful hair and make-up, which is why the couture shows are such a highlight on the beauty calendar.

For spring/summer 2014, haute couture beauty has been as arresting as ever, with glittery eyes and spiky hair at Chanel, scarlet lips and bare skin at Dior and winged liner at Giambattista Valli. At Schiaparelli, idiosyncrasy was key, with feather-strewn hair, pastel brows and clouds of candyfloss curls all on show as part of the army of extraordinary model beauties.

See the best looks here.


Giambattista Valli/Orlando Pita kept hair simple yet modern, swept back from the face and worn loose down models’ backs.


Giorgio Armani /PriveSilvery grey smoky eyes lined with kohl were complemented by strong brows and pale skin.


Versace/Guido Palau tapped into spring/summer 2014’s love affair with poker-straight hair, with centre-parted, sleek styles either worn loose or – for those wearing hoods on the catwalk – fastened in eat chignons.


Versace /Pat McGrath gave models the glamour treatment at Versace, with perfected skin and a focus on eyes. Long lashes were complemented by bronze and black liner, with a bolt of peacock blue at the inner corners.

Dry skin? Here are some winter skin tips..

Cool winter temperatures and low humidity levels, combined with hot showers and soap-based products can pull moisture from the skin. On the surface, skin looks dull, feels tight, dry and itchy. At a microscopic level a lack of moisture and oil weakens your skin’s natural protective barrier, leaving it susceptible to invading chemicals causing redness, irritation and sensitivity.

Products you may like..


Layering on extra hydration during colder seasons will restore lost moisture and relieve dry, thirsty skin.

Start with Multi-Active Toner, a refreshing toner that rehydrates with Aloe Vera and Cucumber. Mist over skin after cleansing to reduce tightness and lock in moisture.

Follow with Skin Hydrating Booster, a super-fluid that hydrates tissues and plumps parched skin. Apply 6 to 10 drops directly to skin, or mix with your favorite Dermalogica Moisturizer.