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This month’s Running in Heels cover story was shot by Miro Arva. We found out a bit more about the people involved…
For the Sensual Days shoot, Miro was inspired by the summery weather in London this year. He wanted to created something very romantic with a breezy and fresh atmosphere, combining indoors and outdoors. For the garden photographs, he used Eccleston Square as the location for the shoot. Sensual Days is a story full of spontaneity, simplicity, and freshness.
Miro Arva – Photographer
Miro is a self taught photographer. He was born and raised in Bratislava, Slovakia. From an early age, he was always fascinated by fashion stories in magazines. After studying tourism and business, he decided to pursue a completely different career, and has been taking photographs professionally for the last three years. Miro specializes in fashion and beauty photography, with a focus on working with young emerging fashion designers and building models’ portfolios. He is currently living in London, and hoping to find a stable team of creative people whom he can work with on editorial and commercial projects. In fact, he has already found one of the team members; Miro’s girlfriend Kat is a makeup-artist. Miro loves to listen to groove, jazz, or chillout music in cosy coffee shops in London while searching for new inspiration – this is something what he cannot live without. His dream is to work for top fashion brands and see his photographs in shop windows around the globe. More of his work can be seen at www.onecreativetwo.com
Kat Sopuch – Makeup Artist
Passionate about makeup from a young age, after meeting Miro, Kat became more interested in fashion and beauty. They created a team and started to work together on building models’ portfolios. After working with creative people such as designers and hair stylists, Kat decided that this was what she really wanted to do and came to London in pursuit of this dream. Kat has worked on a catwalk shows as well as on photoshoots. She loves to do creative makeup, using different colours and combining them with unusual accessories. Kat is a big fan of dresses from Jane Norman, Spanish Stradivarius, and Bershka. She loves white and blue, white chocolate, strawberries, the British accent, and penguins. Kat’s greatest ambition is to create make-up looks for John Galliano’s show one day and have her own studio. You can see some of her creative work on Miro’s photography website.
Sonia Vertedor – Hair Stylist
Sonia studied hair styling in Marbella in Spain and worked in different salons and studios across Malaga before moving to London. She has always enjoyed creating updo styles and cutting short hair. Sonia enjoys salsa dancing and loves listening to world music. A passionate linguist, she is currently trying to improve her French and after an unforgettable week in Cologne, hopes to learn German too. Having lived in London for a couple of years, she is going to move back to Spain in the hope of achieving her dreams.
Johanna Taylor – Model
Jo was chosen for the sultry shots of the Sensual Days photoshoot. She loves history and learning about new cultures and having travelled a lot has decided that her favourite place is Greece, admitting that we have a lot to thank the Ancient Greeks for! Jo is a big fan of Deepak Chopra’s amazing and insightful work, and in terms of music, listens to the The Kings of Leon and Take That. Not one to follow trends, she believes in wearing what suits you and creating your own style. Jo finds running in heels pretty easy having performed on stage at fourteen in stilettos!