Halloween for me is always a last minute dash to the party shop in Bromley where I generally proceed to have big ideas of what I want to go as (Insert this year’s big ideas of Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad), I then discover that everything in my size is out of stock and whatever is left is ridiculously expensive and not at all what I wanted.

Finally this year with more than enough notice on my side, I knew that I had a fancy dress party to attend so I decided to be uncharacteristically more organised.

Well kind of….  To be honest this consisted of me attempting to online shop an outfit one week before the party and relying heavily on my friend to look for my costume as well as her own Lol! But success was on the horizon when she order me a sexy skeleton catsuit and I also managed to order myself a sexy BeetleJuice costume. Then the worst happened… my supposedly size small BeetleJuice costume arrived and was so big that the corset entirely exposed my lady lumps and the leggings were subjecting me to serious baggy crotch… did i say sexy? I meant stupid!

But no problem I have a backup right? Ermmmm NOPE! I should be so lucky, on calling my friend for the emergency back up skeleton costume she then informs me that three other girls she know are going in the identical bloody costume! Hows my luck right?

So with less than 24 hours until the party I had to come up with another option pronto!

Luckily for me I had just received an order from BooHoo and within that order was a stunning emerald green velvet plunge neck maxi dress with thigh high split, the colour was suitable for halloween so at least I had a little something to work with. Next stop… I had to be some serious levels of make up inspiration if this thrown together costume was going to be any more impressive than me showing up in a bin liner. 

There is only one woman to turn to for halloween make up inspo and that is the wonderfully talented Anna Lingis (http://www.annalingis.com/). I checked out her Instagram tutorials and photos and settled on one of her looks to imitate with my own green themed spin on it. As it turns out ‘Girl did good’ I had so many ladies at the party compliment me on my makeup and my dress and when people asked me what I had come as I winged it and said I was an evil green queen! No one batted an eyelid at that made up by Shanie character so I think I pulled it off!

Check out my look…



DRESS: BOOHOO

SHOES: Miss Selfridge

HAIR: The Braid Bar (Selfridges London) 

MAKE UP:

NYX – BODY GLITTERS & EYESHADOW POTS

URBAN DECAY – EYESHADOW

DOLL 10 – HYDRA GEL FOUNDATION & CONCEALER & EFFORT LASH MASCARA & HYDRAGEL LINER

MAC – SETTING POWDER

GLOW & RAY – COLOUR POT ON THE LIP

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Shanie hosted the first ‘Your Cinema’ Live panel at the British Film Institute  on Friday evening.

Your Cinema has been providing  a platform for independent filmmakers to showcase their work in mainstream cinema’s since 2015.

With this live event Your Cinema goes one step further to provide opportunities and insight into how trailblazers in the TV & film industry have carved out their success over the years.

Shanie hosted the evening and guided the discussion within the panel as well as hosting an audience Q&A.

 The panel included actor Arnold Oceng ( The Good Lie, Brotherhood), Daniel Kaluuya ( Sicario, Black Panther, Johnny English) and Kayode Ewumi ( Are you being served, Hood Documentary).

Shanie is set to host more of these inspiring and educational panels over the next few months.

 

Shanie with Arnold Oceng 

Shanie & Daniel Kaluuya

Shanie with Kayode Ewumi 

For more information on Your Cinema events visit www.LibertyMount.com

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Shanie hosted the Homelands project premiere this past Wednesday at the BFI, Southbank.

The Homelands project celebrates the influence of heritage upon four contemporary, UK-based black musicians. As we journey to the birthplaces of Grime MC Saskilla (Senegal), Mercury Music nominee Terri Walker (Jamaica), producer Diztortion (Suriname) and MOBO award-winning R&B singer Shakka (Dominica), we explore how their lineage has affected them as individuals and artists. This unique live film and music event will include a short documentary of each journey, as well as the live, debut performance of a specially commissioned track that was composed and performed during the musician’s time in each country. Expect some very special guests, and an insight into the creative process of artists who find cultural inspiration from across the globe.

Check out more about 

the event here:

http://www.homelands.org.uk/

CHECK OUT SOME IMAGES FROM THE EVENT BELOW:

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