Friday, 21 October 2016

BOSS HQ: The Halloween Special

Do you recognise the BOSS staff in their favourite costumes from Halloweens past?

Robyn, Casting Booker
I absolutely LOVE Halloween! The red satin gown was my mum's bridesmaid dress for her friend when she was around my age (God love the 1980s). I have literally worn this dress every year for around 4 - 5 Halloweens. Dead prom queen, vampire, weird horror Japanese girl - it's so transferrable! It's either the red dress, a cat or something with Robyn's homemade cuts and wounds.

Lauren, Senior Booker
Did you know that I LOVE Halloween?!

Helen, Model Booker
2008 - The Night of Tim Burton with the BOSS gang.

Andy, Director of Operations
This was me in 2013 about to set off to drive the East Lancs Railway Halloween train!

Rhiannon, Casting Booker
This was me a few years ago as a dead Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz - I even managed to find a Toto handbag! I might resurrect her this year!

Alex, Social Media Coordinator
This is a couple of Halloween celebrations with my best friend Steph. I went a bit OTT in my first year at uni with my zombie costume. It was like that scene in Mean Girls where people are like 'Dude, is that a mask?' In the second photo I went as Teen Wolf and Steph (who is an actual midwife) went as a murderous surgeon, completing the look with her stethoscope.

Harriett, Model Booker 
This was Annabelle's first Halloween and I think the only one I've ever made an effort - she was supposed to be a devil!

Hayley, Model Booker
I was always a witch as a child. Halloween was always my favourite day! I love dressing up and I love treats!

Sarah, Accountant
When I was 14 I took my younger brother out trick or treating and got mugged! I don't have a photo of the lump on my head but I do have one of me and Cath from a few years ago.

Bart, Junior Booker 
Last year I was a mime and the year before a devil. I tend to dress up and celebrate each year.

A White Christmas

From luminous silver birch trees to classic wreaths and delicate glass baubles, The White Company set the bar for elegance and sophistication at Christmas extremely high. In their Nordic-style themed Christmas catalogue, The White Company have been inspired by Scandinavian details for a winter retreat.

BOSS models Josh Jones and Duncan Macrae appear in the catalogue, sporting cosy winter knitwear and getting comfy in front of an open fire.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

How To Create Peeling Zombie Skin

Our BOSS Hair and Make-Up Artist Martin McClean can create anything from a glamorous evening look with a flawless finish to a gruesome, gory costume that will make you grimace.

In time for Halloween, Martin has put together a guide to help you make your own peeling zombie skin at home!

- Colour the area you want to work on in red greasepaint face paint or lipstick. Think about the shape of the wound at this point.

- Melt gelatine in water.

- Allow it too cool right down to room temperature.

- Paint the geltine on the red area then lay toilet tissue over the top. 

- Paint more gelatine over tissue until it goes transparent. 

- Dry with a cold blast from a hair drier. 

- Keep doing this until you are happy with the thickness.

- Tear holes in and peel back pieces of the tissue and squirt in fake blood.

Easy and gross!

Martin's work for a Halloween themed editorial

Martin's creepy Halloween costume in 2015

Shea for Ellemènts Magazine

Our stunning model Shea looked fresh and stripped back for 'Nude' for the September issue of Ellèments magazine. With fresh, freckled skin and natural, corkscrew curls, our BOSS babe Shea glows in these stunning photos by Laura Holman.

View Shea's full profile here -

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

A New Addition to Team BOSS

You may have noticed a little change in our social media presence of late and that’s because we have a fabulous new recruit to our ever-expanding Boss team. After a painstaking recruitment search over the summer looking for ‘the one’ we are delighted to introduce you to Alex Bee, our newly appointed Social Media Coordinator. With her everlasting love of everything social media, Alex couldn’t be more perfect for the job, earning the nickname already of Alex ‘Busy’ Bee. Alex has certainly been thrown into the deep end and is doing a sterling job already, introducing new exciting channels across the divisions and our first Snapchat account - get following ‘@bossmodelmanagement!'

Twitter: @alexbee_ Instagram: @beealex

Today is Alex's birthday and it seems like the perfect time to reveal our magnificent little treasure of a newcomer, Alex Bee to you all.

Apart from Alex Busy Bee, do you have any nicknames? 
At school because I played a lot of sport I NEVER got called my first name, it was always just ‘Bee.’ At university one of my friends started calling me ‘Big Al,’ which thankfully didn’t stick. My best friend and my sister call me ‘Ally,’ and my grandma calls me ‘Lexi Bee.’

What are three things on your bucket list?
1. I did some travelling after my A-Levels but I would still love to go to India and see all the amazing textiles there.
2. I studied Journalism at university so it would be really cool to have something I’ve written published in one of my favourite magazines like Vogue or Glamour.
3. I’d love to learn to windsurf properly. I’ve been before on holiday in Lake Como and it was so much fun!

Who is your favourite person in the world?
Since my birthday clashes with International Gin and Tonic day I’d have to give a shout out to Dr. Sylvius de Bouve – he invented gin in the 16th Century.

Do you have any/want any pets?
I have a really naughty dog called Lily at home and I want to get loads of guinea pigs!

What is your favourite family tradition?
On Christmas day we always go to the village pub and see pretty much everyone I've ever known which I love and then the neighbours come over to our house for a pub quiz in the evening. It’s always fun and usually messy as they all bring round their festive booze.

Where’s your favourite place in the world?
The woods at home in Somerset where I take my dog on really long walks.

What is your favourite movie/series and why?
My favourite movie is Submarine, it’s directed by Richard Ayoade from the IT Crowd and it is ridiculously funny. I could also watch Peep Show all day every day – it never gets old.

What was the last book you read?
We Were Liars by E.Lockhart. Read it - the twist is HUGE.

Do you have any secret talents that we should know about?
I can pull a pretty decent pint after working at pubs and bars forever!

Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you'd know_____.
I love pickled eggs. My brother even gave me some as a birthday present today.

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? 
Katy Perry, Bill Cunningham, Van McCann and Michael Eavis. I think they’d all get on well to be honest.

For the said meal above, what would be your perfect first course, main course and dessert, and drink?
Really soft mozzarella, tomato and basil salad followed by mac ‘n’ cheese and apple crumble, all washed down with a pint of Somerset cider (cloudy and strong, obviously).

If you ruled the world, what would you change on Day 1?
Free tampons for every woman! #thefutureisfemale

What makes you feel most alive?
Swimming in the freezing sea in Cornwall.

How are you enjoying/not enjoying your new job? (be careful how you answer now!)
I love everything - everyone at BOSS is always open to my weird ideas! Hanging out with the models does make me feel a bit short though!

What is the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
I’m putting together a blog post with some amazing Halloween make-up from our BOSS Creatives. They are super gory and look incredibly realistic.

Behind the Scenes // VIP Worldwide

Last week our BOSS models Davide and Pamela went to The Lanesborough Hotel for a shoot with VIP Worldwide. The luxury shoot featured chic cars, designer outfits and a beautiful set.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Tights we love for AW16

While we are sad to say goodbye to long, sunny days and bare legs now that Autumn is upon us, the chillier months mean layers, cosy jumpers and woolly tights.

Keeping wrapped up warm has never felt so cool, with an emerging trend of patterned tights being worn not only with skirts and dresses but under ripped jeans too. We chose some of our favourite tights this season.

Acne Kanne Leo B leopard-print tights - £40

ASOS Gipsy sparkle seamed tights - £6

ASOS melange rib tights - £8

Balenciaga candystripe tights - £85

Boohoo Deena paisley tights - £8.00

Burberry herringbone tights - £35

Falke soft merino - £30

Gucci purple polyamide tights - £45

Missguided line detail tights - £6

Topshop sheer tights with stars - £6.50

Urban Outfitters black all over lace tights - £10

Zara golden shiny tights - £12.99