Kamis, 31 Maret 2011

New Facebook Page for Cathie and Steve!

Steve and I have so much happening that we decided to start a facebook page for all things c&s!  We are also in the process of turning the Cathie and Steve website into a blog and archiving all the Creative Juice projects at another blog!  It is online madness for us!  Join us at facebook....see ya there.

p.s. We will both still be using our personal facebook too!

Hannah Noble || Trend of the Week

Rabu, 30 Maret 2011

Chalkboard Globe

Chalk The World
Designed For Plaid using Chalkboard paint

2516 - FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint - Slate Gray, 8 oz.
1 Globe
Foam Paintbrush
Damp Rag
Soft Chalk
Letter Stickers

1. Clean the globe with a damp rag and allow to dry. Add 3 coats of chalkboard paint. Allow 2 hours in between coats for dry time.

2. After 24 hours, rub the entire chalkboard surface with a piece of chalk to season the surface. Now you are ready to write on your chalkboard globe. Add personalization to the base with letter stickers.

Selasa, 29 Maret 2011

Xander Evitts || Elite Model Q&A

Elite: Favourite photographer you have worked with?
Xander: Simon Harris
E: What was your first modelling job?
X: Men's Health
E: Where is the worst place you have ever worked?
X: I was a bin man last summer, it's not as bad as it sounds, I worked outside getting a tan and it was great exercise (and I got paid). 
E: What is your favourite film?
X: Austin Powers
E: Guilty pleasure?
X: Chocolate chip cookies
E: What is the last dream you remember having?
X: You don't want to know
E: Favourite person in the agency?
X: Charlie, but I like everyone.
E: Best thing about London/Paris/Milan?
X: London - The clubs - I love the music!
E: What did you want to be when you were younger?
X: Very, very rich.
E: Marmite: Love/Hate
E: Who is your celebrity crush? 
X: I don't really have one, but Nicole Sherzingerrrr…
E: If we took you to Starbucks right now what would you order?
X: Water
E: What song is most played on your ipod?
X: Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson - Scream
E: What did you have for breakfast today?
X: Porridge
E: How would you describe your style?
X: Simple
E: Which established model do you most admire?
X: Probably David Gandy, he is doing very well and he's British.
E: How much is a pint of milk?
X: I don't drink milk but I can tell you that soya milk is 60p for a litre.
E: Tell us a joke.
X: What did the biscuit say when it fell off the table?… Oh crumbs!
E: Describe yourself in 3 words…
X: 1: DOWN 2: TO 3: PARTY

Kamis, 24 Maret 2011

Rabu, 23 Maret 2011

Caroline Brasch Neilsen || Love Magazine

Starring in this editorial from the Androgyny issue of LOVE magazine, Caroline Brasch Nielsen looks every inch the superstar in a mix of mysterious masks and gothic make-up. What more could you want on a day like today, let Caroline take you to the darkside...looking fierce the whole way there.

Finn Donnelly || Jack Wills Easter Collection

Check out the lovely Finn Donnelly in the latest offering from Jack Wills and their Easter Collection video campaign. The lucky things flew to South Africa for the shoot and look at what fun they had. He couldn't even resist a cheeky flash for all you girls and guys, but you'll have to watch until the end for that.

Selasa, 22 Maret 2011

Ming Xi || Vogue China

Look at our lovely Ming Xi in this 70's inspired shoot from the March issue of Vogue China. She could have jumped straight from the glamourous Studio 54 onto the pages of Vogue. Ming never gets it wrong and this is no exception, although we could probably dress her in a paper bag and she'd still work it!

Sadie Phelps || Elite Model Q&A

Elite: Favourite photographer you have worked with?
Sadie: David Dunan, I got to lie one the floor for most of the time AND he said I moved my hands well.
E: Where is the worst place you have ever worked?
S: At school.
E: What is your favourite film?
S: Gummo… I haven't see it yet but it's gonna be 'the one'
E: What is your nickname?
S: Sades
E: Guilty pleasure?
S: Story of Issac (E: A song by Leonard Cohen, don't be guilty Sades!)
E: What is the last dream you remember having?
S: I threw a small, ridiculous suitcase at someone.
E: Dream job?
S: To sell candyfloss on a massive hill, with lots of white fabric blowing from the trees.
E: Favourite person in the agency?
S: Elliott [the agency mascot], he barks sometimes and looks funny when he runs.
E: Best thing about London/Paris/Milan?
S: Milan - Ice cream, Paris - Their way or nothing, London - It's called "Great Britain" for a reason.
E: What did you want to be when you were younger?
S: Archaeologist 
E: Marmite: Love/Hate
S: L O V E
E: Who is your celebrity crush? 
S: I've never had any.
E: If we took you to Starbucks right now what would you order?
S: Cafe Nero all the way, Starbucks hate poor people.
E: What song is most played on your ipod?
S: Crystal Castles - Baptism AND Salem - When You Sleep
E: What did you have for breakfast today?
S: Quavers with water
E: What is your life philosophy?
S: The worst parts of your life make brilliant stories.
E: How would you describe your style?
S: Tight, black and simple.
E: Which established model do you most admire?
S: Lara Stone's got da booty and Alice Dellal's in yo face.
E: What's your Facebook status at the moment?
S: I'm in a band, I'm singing…Portugal gig soon
E: How much is a pint of milk?
S: Why is it STILL measured in pints?
E: What is your fashion week survival strategy?
S: Tube 'Travelcard'
E: Describe yourself in 3 words…
S: Creative, bright, YOUNG!

Trend of the Week || Oscar Spendrup

Senin, 21 Maret 2011

Misha Patel || Grit Magazine

Misha Patel is the main feature in this editorial for the new issue of Grit Magazine. Our fresh-faced superstar wears a masculine mix of knitwear from James Long, J. W. Anderson and other upcoming brit-pack designers. We can't wait to see more from this Elite rising star.

Sabtu, 19 Maret 2011

Sigrid Agren || Numéro Magazine

 Sigrid Agren looking smoking hot in this editorial for Numéro Magazine's March issue. Sigrid looks absolutely striking and this is only complemented by the high contrast black & white photography. The shoot entitled "Eden Roc" takes viewers to a sandy shore, to see Sigrid languidly stretched out under the sun. Here at Elite HQ summer couldn't come any sooner, if it looks anything like this.

Jumat, 18 Maret 2011

New Ribbons at ETSY!

  LOVING my new pleated ribbons at etsy!

The whisper pink color is so soft and pretty.

The silver has a the perfect amount of elegant shimmer.

Happy Birthday || Hannah Noble

Happy Birthday to the wonderful Hannah Noble! Today is her 17th birthday and we are very pleased to be celebrating it with her. Hannah Noble was discovered at last years EML competition, where she went on to become a finalist. Since then she has gone on to have huge success within the industry walking for Christopher Kane, Prada, PPQ and Roksanda Illincic to name but a few and shooting some stunning editorials for Dazed & Confused, i-D, Wonderland and most recently Vogue Turkey. We are very proud of our homegrown girl and hope she has an amazing birthday!

Challenge 50 - Spring

Thank you to all our entrants who played along last challenge and so great to see all your fabulous designs using more than 1 fold.

The winner of a Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamp of their choice is:

Congratulations Lisa! Thank you for playing along and sharing your beautiful card with us. Please contact me nichola.fairbairn@googlemail.com to claim your prize.


This challenge Angelique would like to see your:

Spring Creations

Sping inspired images, colours, flowers etc...


Don't forget our challenge is now open. Anyone can play along and you DO NOT need to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image.

Each challenge we have two prizes:

One random participant will win a
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamp of their choice.
Any entry using a Wags 'n Whiskers image on their card will be entered into a drawing for a W'nW Digital stamp of their choice!!

Therefore, anyone who uses a Wags 'n Whiskers image will be entered into both prizes of a rubber stamp and a digital stamp!!

The only requirements are that you link directly to your challenge project - not to the main page of your blog. You must have a new project (no back linking) and you must link your card to the challenge post.

If you do not have a blog, you can still enter the challenges by uploading your cards to an open gallery such as Splitcoaststampers.

Here are the DT's beautiful Spring inspired cards for your inspiration:





Now it's your turn!!! Remember our challenges are now fortnightly so our next challenge is on Friday 1st April.

Kamis, 17 Maret 2011

Catarina Ravaglia by Paulo Roversi || Cerutti 18CRR81 Lookbook SS11

Catarina Ravaglia stars in the 18CRR81 Cerutti SS11 lookbook, shot by none other than Paulo Roversi. Doesn't she look a dream?

Rabu, 16 Maret 2011

Vogue Italia | Julia Saner

We immediately fell in love with this stunning editorial and promotional film from the March issue of Vogue Italia. Shot by the ever amazing Steven Meisel, it stars Elite Model Look superstar, the beautiful Julia Saner. Entitled 'Wasted Luxury' and with a touch of the Secret Garden, it seems to be modern interpretation of a Victorian painting and we think Julia's doll-like charm, complete with ethereal make-up completely makes the whole shoot.

Selasa, 15 Maret 2011

Altered Champagne Glasses and JuJu Belle Bracelets

JuJu Belle Bracelets
Wrapped in Altered Champagne Glasses!  

Doctored and decorated plastic champagne glasses are the perfect little vessel for holding a precious gift.  They can be adorned to the nines or simply-made with fine tulle and a sophisticated bow. 

Bridal season is always just around the corner and this gift wrap idea is perfect for wrapping bridesmaids gifts.  They make quite a statement when displayed as a group or on a party tray - recipients will ohh and ahh as they pull the ribbon ties.


Gotta LOVE the Dollar Store!

I purchased most of the items for the wrapping at my local dollar store.  The glasses were 8 for $1.  The hot pink tulle was for wrapping gift baskets.  I used three $1 packages for 8 glasses.  The Aurora Borealis shred is for filling Easter baskets.  I only used 1/4 of the $1 package.  The star garland was a buck too!  The only things from my craft stash (or the craft store) is the scrap-paper punches, pearls, pink gift baggies and ribbon.

The baubles are from my friend's company JuJu Belle.  They have the cutest mix and match Trinkets, Rhinestone Alphabets, Charms, Beads and a big variety of chains for necklaces and bracelets.  I just got a sneak peek at the crafty themed charms and they are SOOOO cute!   I am giving the bracelets as gifts to a group of women I am working with.  I chose to go with the same theme for each woman because I wanted them all to match.

I also packed each one in a sheer bag for jewelry box storage.

One thing I love about her line is that each charm comes with a clasp so you can easily clip and mix and match charms with bracelets or necklace bases.  You can load up with charms or just wear one.

Are You Ready to MAKE or WHAT?

What You Need For Each One:
Plastic Champagne Glass
14X14 Piece of Tulle
Chip Clip
7" Crepe Paper Streamers
Hot Glue 
7" Star Wire Streamers
Scrap-paper Punched Circles
Flat Backed Pearls or Rhinestones
14" Ribbon
Pretty Basket Shred

Remove the base from the glass, flip upside down and pierce the stem through the center of the mesh tulle.

Gather the top together and clip with a chip clip.

Hot glue crepe paper streamer around the base of the glass.  This will secure the tulle and add a decorative ruff.

Push the paper into the glue to create pleated ruffles.

Hot glue one end of the star wire streamer to the center of the paper ruff.

Wrap the wire trim around the stem and secure the end with hot glue.

Position a scrap-paper circle over the tipped end of a hot glue gun helper press wand or the tip of a blunt pair of scissors.  Press the side down to form a flower shape.

Position the paper circle over the beginning and end of the star trim and hot glue in place.  This will cover the ends of the wire trim.

Hot glue a pearl or gem in the center of the paper circle.

This is what the glass should look like so far.

Place the base back on the glass and hot glue a strip of ribbon around the seam.
Remove the chip clip, trun the glass right side up, fill the glass with a palm-full of basket shred and place the gift in the glass.

Gather the tulle and tie with a bow!  Trim the ends of the ribbons and tops of the tulle.

 Make more!