Although its not unusual to work on magazine cover shoots 3 months in advance, when the issue does finally comes out I'm usually the last to see it. So I was pleased to have the time earlier this week to go and actually buy my own copy (yes the magazine does send a copy to my agent but that usually stays at the agency) as lots of people had been tweeting me about it.
I have to say I'm really happy with this one, it really does do her justice. Dannii took time out of her hectic schedule which includes being mum to gorgeous baby Ethan (who was on the shoot smiling away as good as gold, not even a squeak!) working on her clothing range 'Project D', launching her perfume AND being a judge on the X factor. Everyone here in the UK has been gripped by X factor fever in recent months and its as much about the female judges hair, make-up and outfits as it is about the acts performing.
Despite all of that Dannii looked radiant and was a total sweetheart. Her hairdresser from the X factor Christian was on hand to tend her tresses and did an amazing job. I think the moment she put the gold Victoria Beckham dress on which complimented her amazingly petite figure and TINY waist so well we all knew we had a great cover.
Hero products for me that day were Emma Hardies 'Amazing Face Serum' which I used as a skin prep and Mac's Ruby Woo lipstick.
Marie Claire UK
Photographer - Jonty Davis
Hair - Christian Vermaak
Nails - Nichola Joss