An Archival Revival With Emma Miles

Megan Hill
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Emma Miles—makeup artist

Emma Miles is a celebrity and editorial makeup artist based in London, UK. Emma also acts as Beauty Director at Wonderland Magazine.

Dream client?

Rather than famous faces, I love working with articulate people. Those who are unique and interesting with great minds and great life stories—people that can hold their own in a conversation.

But ..wouldn’t it have been great to meet Elvis Presley.

What's an iconic look that you’d love to put your spin on?

My personal favourite iconic look is  Hedi Slilmans collection for Saint Laurent. Masculine suits on female figures—fully chic and super sexy without having to show any flesh. So inspirational!!

How do you want your work to be remembered?

I just want my talent to be appreciated.

A collection of Emma Miles' editorial beauty work. Made in Visualist.

From the Archives

I went to a Thierry Mugler exhibition recently and was totally inspired by his concepts and visions. Especially those influenced by Blade Runner and Metropolis.

I would like to do a modern concept inspired by one of his collections, and in a dream world I'd shoot at the Hanging Gardens of Babylon—that place has always intrigued me.

I would take inspiration from Kim Basinger's makeup in 9 1/2 Weeks. I am particularly obsessed with the scene where she is in disguise as a man—she looks so cool and sexy.

This shoot would celebrate unconventional beauty. Think: unique, sassy, chic and confident.

Visualist's interpretation of "From the Archives". Editorial makeup concept dreamt up by Emma Miles and brought to life in Visualist.

Find an archive of Emma's work on her website or keep up to date on her Instagram.

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An Archival Revival With Emma Miles

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Megan Hill

Published on 

October 12, 2022

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