Miriam van Cooten



After starting her career in Los Angeles on film and commercial sets, Miriam moved to Europe and the fashion hubs of Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, and Paris, where she concentrated on fashion shoots and music videos, working with many celebrities. During this time she frequently jetted across to LA and Miami for fashions and catalogues.

With her roots now firmly in Australia, Miriam established her business, MVC – shaped by the sophistication and elegance of old style Hollywood with a modern twist.

Miriam has worked with clients around the world including many celebrities; musicians Steve Tyler (Aerosmith) and Kate Ceberano and a bevy of actresses and TV personalities; Brooke Shields, Bond girl Famke Janssen, Mariel Hemmingway, Joan Rivers, Ricki Lake, and models Gale Elliot and Megan Gale.

Miriam’s work has featured in the world’s premier fashion magazines, television and print advertising, music video clips, TV and film. Locally Miriam’s work can be seen in advertising, film, video, TV, fashion and Sydney’s bridal magazines.


Grace Vinelli



Born in Melbourne and based in Sydney’s East, Grace has worked successfully as a freelance make-up Artist for the last 2 decades and introduces Manual Brow Tattooing to her repertoire.

Grace is well known for her make-up expertise, brow tattooing and bridal work. Her make-up work has been published in magazines including Studio For Brides, Bride To Be, Sydney Bride, The Brides Diary and Professional Artist Magazine.

Grace’s aptitude has taken her into the world of Brow Tattoo, Theatre, Fashion Shoots, Advertising Campaigns, Fashion Parades, TV Commercials and countless Special Events.

Her client base includes National Geographic, Foxtel TV, Edge DP- Event TV, Katie Noonan, Bondi Rescue, Aimee Elizabeth, Billicorp Property Solutions, Australian Institute of Sport, Pacific Brands, The Source Apparel and Westfield centres along with various high end photographers.

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Kellie Elizabeth Rose Stack

My career objectives are to experience and learn all facets of the Professional Make-up Industry, covering Editorial, Bridal, and Runway make-up. To work in the Fashion industry specialising in editorial and commercial makeup. To establish networks with other professionals working in Make-up. Also to educate and help others to obtain a deeper understanding of different products and techniques regarding all aspects of Makeup Artistry, Skincare and Hair styling.

In 2018, as Beauty Editor of Lita Magazine, my team and I collaborated with Fiji Fashion Festival. We flew over to Fiji to attend S/S ’18 Fashion week in Suva and collaborate with the local artists. These images were published in Lita Magazine and were used as publicity for Fiji Fashion Festival.

In 2018 I was awarded runner up at the 2018 Beauty Expo for the Face2Face awards. The category I entered was Fashion Catwalk.
Judges included Carlo Mackie, Nicole Thompson (Pinkie) and Mia Connors.

In 2013 I entered and won first place in a competition whereby we were required to design a child's Barbie dress for Mattel / Target. My design was put into manufacture and sold in Target stores Australia wide.



  • Makeup for x 2 Loreal Colour Trophy Semi Finalist
  • Clara Fable – Nosferatu Music Video
  • Laud Unleashed Magazine Cover – assisting Martin Bray


  • Lita Magazine Cover featuring Samantha Harris
  • Ella Bache AW18 Campaign – assisting Samantha P from Work Agency
  • BT Runway – assisting Linda Jefferyes
  • Tone Fitness Apparel New York Fashion Week Campaign photos
  • Weight Watchers March Cover – assisting Rachel Montgomery and Kelly Bowman from Reload agency
  • One Fine Day Bridal Runway- assisting Petr Vackar
  • Tanya Gorg 2018 Campaign


  • Seafolly kids campaign – assisting Samantha Powell from Union Management
  • Mercedes Benz fashion week Australia – Vale Denim show assisting Teneille Sorgiovanni
  • Telstra commercial with MSQUARE Production
  • Mardi Gras- The Veronica’s backup dancers – assisting Martin Braye Sunseeker Campaign
  • Deon Lee Campaign
  • Midsummer Star Campaign
  • Be Coyote Summer Campaign
  • CEO Awards, Commonwealth Bank- on Martin Bray’s team, makeup
  • INXS 40th Anniversary Event – assisting Jill Vuibureta
  • Ark Swimwear Campaign
  • Premier Gala Concert
  • One Fine Day Bridal Runway- assisting Petr Vackar
  • Amway Convention at Luna Park- assisting Martin Bray


  • Clara Fable – Nosferatu Music Video
  • Laud Unleashed Magazine Cover – assisting Martin Bray
  • Laud Magazine Rise Volume 2 – assisting Martin Bray
  • Lita Magazine issue 11 - 13
  • Australian Country Magazine

Helen Stronach-Thatcher

Over the past 30 years Helen has worked continuously in the arts with a background predominately in theatre circles.

Starting in 1985 with training at film @tv technology , moving to 3arts makeup college in the years to follow. As you never stop learning there were further courses including leather mask-making and various small arts courses.

In her earlier years the commercial areas of fashion and advertising took a leading role eventually taking her to Italy and Germany with an Australian photographer on assignment for magazines.

Moving with different areas of the make-up and wig world has been a prerequisite for Helen in finding where she is more suited. Finally, in the late 80’s, Opera Australia gave her first opportunity in theatre which has continued to this day. Over the last 5 years she as been with ‘Handa’ opera on the Harbour.

Within the commercial theatres areas from 1989-2016 many productions including the first ‘Les Miserable ‘in Sydney/’The lion king’/’Wicked/Billy Elliot/Oliver’/ 2 tours to Japan with ‘We will rock you’ and many more to name a few. In 2015 Helen was make-up/wig supervisor in Oman at the Royal Court in Muscat for ‘Turandot’.

Various oversees companies including Paris Opera Ballet/Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.

Australian ballet has given Helen various tours when in Sydney. In repertoire the Belvoir and the Ensemble theatres are regular clients.

There is much freelance work around the shows including publicity and various  promotional assignments. Film work includes ‘The great Gatsby and SBS documentary ‘The Great Race Riot’ over the years.


Kristyan Low



Kristyan has always been absorbed in all that the creative world has to offer ‐ its colour, vibrancy, texture and fun.

His passion as a make‐up artist came at an early age, finishing high school and heading straight to make‐up college. Having commenced his career with leading brand MAC Cosmetics, Kristyan has years of experience as a professional Make‐up artist, in addition to accompanying Hair Styling. Kristyan aims to deliver exceptional and distinctive work.

Based in Sydney, Kristyan’s body of work ranges from editorial to runway, advertising and film. Being trend‐focused and always working with superior products such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, Shu Uemura, YSL, Nars and Illamasqua assures that the finished result is impeccable.

“Make‐up is more than a made up face. It enhances and expresses, both physically and emotionally.”


MAGAZINES: Vogue, VogueLiving, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Good Weekend, Cleo, Cosmo, Shop Til You Drop, M2 Women/Men

SHOWS:  Myer, Chanel, Lisa Ho, Manning Cartell, Ginger and Smart, Zimmermann, Ellery, Bowie

ADVERTISING: Paspaley, Lovisa, R.M.Williams, Rimmel, Vogue, Bonds, Asilio, Willah, Virgin Active Gym, Best and Less, Rebel Sport, Incu, Zanerobe, Womans Day, CityChic

TVC: The Voice, Australia’s Next Top Model, X-Factor, Make Me a Supermodel, Australia Power and Gas, Telstra, Australia’s Got Talent

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Cat Smith



Agency: Union Management

Drawing on nearly 15 years experience working as a professional make-up artist in the local and international fashion industries, international fashion week, editorial, television, advertising, celebrity, bridal and more.


Vogue (Australia), Marie Claire, Who (Cover), King Kong, Tangent, i-D, Laud, Pages, Black, Fashion Journal (Cover), 1am, Huf, Liike, Bullett, Oyster, Yen, Superior (Cover), Denizen (3 Covers), The Journal, InStyle, Catalog, Black, Dolly, Cleo


The Voice, Australia’s Next Top Model, So You Think You Can Dance, Make Me A Supermodel, MTV Awards


Hugh Jackman, Jessica Mauboy, Ruby Rose, Theresa Palmer,

Jessica Gomez, Catriona Rowntree, Laura Dundovic, Asher Keddie, Peta Wilson,

Michelle Bridges, Darren McMullen, Aaron Cash, Jason Gilkison, Shannon

Holtzapffel, Jessie Tyler-Ferguson

Fashion Collections:

Sydney Fashion week: over 8 years

Romance Was Born, Akira, Johanna Johnson, Manning Cartell, Bec & Bridge, Alice McCall, Di$count Universe, By Johnny, Camilla, Dyspnea, Dion Lee, Ginger and Smart, Carla Zampatti, Phoenix Keating, Alex Perry, Jayson Brunsdon (and many others)

International Fashion weeks:

New York

Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors, Hood By Air, Rag And Bone, Dion Lee, Prabal Gurung, Monique Lhuillier, Zac Posen, Sally LaPointe, Frame Denim, Rosie Assoulin, Hache, Carmen Marc Valvo, Louise Goldin (and others)


Missoni, Marni, Blumarine, Alberta Ferretti, Tod’s, Ports 1961,


Wanda Nylon, Chromat, Yazbukey, Jour/Ne

Make-up Artists worked with:

Val Garland, Tom Pecheux, Kabuki, Diane Kendal, Inge Grognard, Lisa Butler, Petros Petrohilos, Gucci Westman, Benjamin Puckey, Dick Page, Hannah Murray, Maki Ryoke


Jez Smith, Steven Chee, Richard Freeman, Georges Antoni, Hugh Stewart, Pierre Toussaint, Simon Upton, Simon Eeles, Thom Kerr, Steven Popovich, Justin Ridler, Simon Lekias, Harold David, Holly Blake, Guy Coombes, Travis Grace, Levon Baird, Henryk Lobaczewski, Cybele Malinowski, James Nelson, Cara O’Dowd, Jason Henley, David Mannah

Fashion campaigns:

Dion Lee, Bec & Bridge, Manning Cartell, Sass & Bide, By Johnny, Alice McCall, Phoenix Keating, Francis the Label


Dion Lee, Bec & Bridge, Manning Cartell, Sass & Bide, By Johnny, Jayson Brunsdon, Wayne Cooper, Gary Bigeni, Twenty-seven names, Vanishing Elephant, Francis the Label.


Teneille Sorgiovanni



Agency: Work Agency

Teneille Sorgiovanni is an international make-up artist who has been working professionally in the industry for 10 years. Starting her career in Australia working on Napoleon Perdis Core Creative Team then moving to London, assisting artists from Premier Hair and Makeup Agency, Julian Watson, D+V Management and Jed Root. From this experience Teneille also worked on publications such as DANSK, Vogue UK, Flair Italia, i-D magazine and with the legendary Nick Knight for Show Studio.

Following her time in London, Teneille went to New York working with artists from Byron Bantry and Art and Commerce. Teneille has and continues to work on major fashion shows in New York, London, Paris and Milan for Fashion Week.

Currently based in Sydney Australia, represented by Work Agency.


Sandra Wograndl



Agency: Calling all Crew

Born and raised in Austria, Sandra studied Educational Science & Psychology at the University of Vienna. Her work seemed to gravitate towards professions where she was able to empower women and help them stand up for their rights. Enchanted by the world of beauty and following her true passion Sandra became a make-up artist and hairstylist in 2001. Over the course of 10 years she has worked as a leading make-up artist and hairstylist throughout Europe and Australia.

“On the surface make-up may seem superficial but if you look back through history it has amazing empowering benefits.”— Sandra Wograndl, Professional Beauty Magazine

In Australia, her work has been published in Grazia, Cleo, Oyster, Culture, M2, OK, Tracks and multiple ACP titles. Her varied client base includes such brands as L’Oreal, Redken, Goldwell, Covergirl, Canon, LG, Woolmark, Max Factor, Olay and Procter & Gamble. She is also credited as the lead make-up artist on various television commercials and programs for Better Homes and Gardens, ninemsn, Motive TV, Rebel Sports, Bankwest, Kotex, NBN, Kleenex and Colgate.

With a major focus on high fashion, beauty and glamour. Sandra’s creative style has always been welcomed back to major events such as L’Oreal Fashion Week, Rosemount Fashion Week and Fashion Week Vienna. Sandra is also a sought after make-up specialist for Miranda Kerr, Elle McPherson, Delta Goodman and Sam Neill.

Sandra splits her time between Australia and Europe and finds it’s the perfect mix to keep her creativity flowing and on trend with the latest innovations. Her attention to detail coupled with her extensive experience and skills make her a favourite among photographers, producers and booking agencies.