Monday, 28 April 2014

BRUCE OLDFIELD

Bruce Oldfield

He is a legend in my eyes. I am taking about Bruce Oldfield. This is the designer who has achieved a lot in his time and continuous to break new grounds in the couture- sphere.  Bruce up till now dresses some of the most influential women in the world. His creation makes everyone feel sexy, charmed  and exquisite.

Given three pieces from his couture collection to use for an editorial was something to write home about. Very fortunate enough, one had the best dependable team to carry out this editorial and make it a success.

The editorial which took place in the prestigious Edge Of Arabia Art gallery at Testbed 1 was smoothly executed. There is nothing better to describe the theme as the quintessential of a modern woman.

The editorial will be coming out soon. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

BOLD INTUITION AS SEEN ON ROUGH UK

Another work which was fun to create. The inspiration for this editorial is about being bold in your stance and having the inner intuition to feeling right in doing so. View the rest of editorial www.rough-online.com





Sunday, 13 April 2014

BOYS OF GLORY

Another editorial I worked inspired by architecture for ROUGH UK. The designer of the piece is by a good friend and men's wear designer Bejamin Bertram. 



PURPLE RAIN AS SEEN ON ROUGH UK

 Another, beauty editorial inspired by the song track 'Purple Rain' sung by PRINCE.

Styling & Art Direction: CUBA CHARLES 
Photography: ANDREW HILES
Make Up Artist: SUSAN YATES Using Base - Bobbi Brown; Eyes - Sleek Cosmetics; Lips- Nars
Jewellery: MAWI
Model: WYLIE HAYS @NEXT MODEL MANAGEMENT



MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING EDITORIAL SEEN ON ROUGH UK

Some of my editorial work for ROUGH UK. As the editor-In-Chief of ROUGH UK, it is always a pleasure collaborating with various designers and other creative genius to execute a fashion story as what you see below.  Enjoy!!
 


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

MODEL PROFILE AS SEEN ON ROUGH UK WITH MODELS FROM NEVS.

Every month ROUGH UK www.rough-online.com teams up with one established modelling agency in London to bring about what ROUGH UK calls ROUGH PROFILE
In November they teamed up Nevs Model Agency to Profile some their selected models who were captured in you natural state of mind. Outfit courtesy Levi's and Monkee jeans

Styling/ directing - Cuba Charles
Photographer - Philip Scott
MUA & Grooming - Lesley Vye

Mimi
Kwame

Jay

Georgia

Jabok

Morwenna


Christie 

Edison


Wednesday, 30 October 2013

ROUGH PROJECT ON ROUGH-ONLINE

Every month ROUGH UK (www.rough-online.com) gets to team up with a modelling agency in London to shoot some of their selected models for what is theme 'ROUGH PROJECT'. The models both male and female later get to answer a few Q&As about themselves and the industry they work in. 

The month of October saw me doing my thing with one of the world's leading modelling agency NEXT Model Management.Here are the chosen ones I had work with. It was joy.

  • Photography - PHILIP SCOTT
  • Styling /Directing - CUBACHARLES
  • Grooming - SIAN DUKE Using VO5 Extreeme Styling.


Jace Moody


Harry Royds
Josh Stanford

Komo Kurata 
http://www.rough-online.com/article/1322-rough-profile-tomo-kurata-from-next-model-management
Olga Z

Jessica Pantano

Kia Low


Wylie Hays

Monday, 7 October 2013

'FACE OFF' AS SEEN ON ROUGH ONLINE.

'Face Off' is beauty editorial review on ROUGH - online. The review is on YSL current product - Bally Doll Mascara, Rouge Pure Couture and Touch Eclat Radiant. Read the review and have a look at the rest of the editorial images by clicking on the link below
http://www.rough-online.com/article/1242-rough-uk-beauty-review-face-off-ysl

ALL COSMETIC BY YSL.
  • Photography - ANDREW HILES
  • Conceptual Stylist - CUBA CHARLES
  • Make Up Artist - NIKKI WOLFF
  • Models - KIM & MANON @ IMG MODELS
  • Special Thanks to TESTBED 1 - http://www.testbed1.com





Wednesday, 2 October 2013

MIXED MESSAGES AS SEEN ON ROUGH

This editorial is very much about the different facets of man. Do we give out mixed messages with what we wear? I think we do.See the rest of the editorial http://www.rough-online.com/editorial/864-mixed-messages

  • PHOTOGRAPHY : JAMES HAZLETT-BEARD.
  • STYLING : CUBA CHARLES.
  • HAIR : KEVIN LUCHMUN.
  • GROOMING : MYO MYINT.
  • MODEL : ARTHUR WILSON-LASSALL @ D 1 MODELS.



ON THE BRIGHT SIDE AS SEEN ON ROUGH

Be bold, be wild and be free I guess! Sian Duke the make up artist and myself wanted create something fun to enjoy. Was vision accomplished? oh yes! It was fun and we told a story - Be bold, be fun and be free.
LINK:http://www.rough-online.com/article/1222-on-the-bright-side

  • Photography - PHILIP SCOTT
  • Conceptual Stylist - CUBA CHARLES
  • Make up & Hair Stylist - SIAN DUKE
  • Models - LYDIA GRAHAM & KATIE BURNS @ MODELS 1
  • Specials thanks to TESTBED 1 (http://www.testbed1.com



Tuesday, 24 September 2013

SPACE EFFECT AS SEEN ON ROUGH

This editorial was shot in a lift hence the title 'Space Effect'
See the rest on the on the link below...

  • Stylist / Directing: CUBA CHARLES
  • Photographer: STEFANO VENTURI
  • Assistant Photographer: PAZ DEAN
  • Design Layout: DIDYER ZARATE
  • Grooming: NORA BELOVAI & ANN-MARIE LAWSON
  • Models: Nahel Drici & Jack-Daniel Bain @ MandP models



REBEL GIRLS AS SEEN ON ROUGH-ONLINE.

There is a rebel in everyone. These girls read the brief and really got into the part. Shooting with photographer Peter Cryer was such a joy. 

View the rest of the editorial on the below below

  • Photography - PETER CRYER
  • Stylist - CUBA CHARLES
  • Assistant Stylist - KEVIN NGIRICUTI
  • Hair Stylist - MYO MYINT
  • MUA - HELEN ROSE DRAKE
  • Assitant MUA - LAUREN DEEBLE
  • Editorial Layout - DANNY BALDWIN
  • Models - GEORGIA @ ELITE MODEL LONDON & MIA @ PREMIER


'LET'S TALK BOBBI BROWN' AS ON ROUGH-ONLINE.

  • Comestics by Bobby Brown
  • Photography : DIDYER ZARATE
  • Conceptual Stylist:  CUBA CHARLES
  • Make up Artist: NORA BELOVAI
  • Models: VERITY & REBECKA at MODELS1
  • With thanks to TESTBED 1 http://www.testbed1.com


    Two girls form Models 1 with very different facets and totally different skin tone. A shoot thoroughly enjoyed styling. The wet has look has always been my thing love.

    Read the rest of the review on http://www.rough-online.com/article/1133-beauty-let-s-talk-bobbi-brown-



BEAUTY COLOUR YOU AS ON ROUGH-ONLINE -

Another beauty editorial shoot with photographer Philip Scott and which one has to say it was fun shooting. All cosmetics were provided by Maybelline. Great team and work! Always a pleasure.
Read the review on

COSMETIC BY MAYBELLINE
 
  • Photography - PHILIP SCOTT
  • Conceptual Stylist - CUBA CHARLES
  • Make Up Artist - PIPPA CROSS
  • Models: NINJA @ STORM MODELS, ANTONIA & LYDIA HUNT @ M+P MODELS.
  • Special Thanks to TESTBED 1 (http://www.testbed1.com)
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