As you all know I'm a film nut. Mama loves films and beauty and as it's been chucking it down, I've been looking at loads of movies at home all snuggled up. I love sci-fi and watched 'Total " consider it a divorce " Recall', 'The Fifth Element' and 'Bladerunner' the other day. All these films have amazing fantasy beauty moments in there, which I hope beauty companies will be inspired to create.
Back in the day I remember looking at Star Trek (yes I am a Trekkie I love the special effects make up and outfits and the way it allows you to look at our humanity through the guise of alien civilisations and the distance of intergalatic space) thinking my God could you imagine reading the entire works of Shakespeare off a tablet device like they did in Deep Space Nine in the 90s. I'm now writing this blog on my IPAD- job done people - as Disney said, "if you can dream it you can do it".
Anyway I'm dreaming of the day like in 'The Fifth Element' you can pick up a Chanel visor and hold it up to your eyes and it spray paints on a full eye look. For me that's one of the highlights of the whole film, I remember watching it for the first time and thinking OMG can you imagine......I also love the bit in 'Total Recall', where the secretary at the memory implantation centre - Total Recall - sits bored changing her nail polish by a flick of a computer mouse-like pen, which electronically changes the colour of your nails. We have magnetic nail polish - so how long will it be before we can paint our nails with a computer chip or something that downloads any colour or design you want? Lord have mercy it's so exciting...
I have thick Afro hair, which takes forever to blow dry and anyone with curly hair will know what I'm talking about when I say it's a pain the arm doing it. In 'Bladerunner', my fantasy beauty moment comes in the form of the replicant andriod lady, who is hiding out as an exotic stripper with a snake (stay with me) - anyway she goes from a full greased up slicked down ponytail to a full on Charlie's Angels Farrah Fawcett blow out - just by stepping inside a full body blowdry pod.
Again my mouth was left open at the thought of just standing in a blow dry machine that can do that. I love beauty and I love to get my technie geek on and when they combine and collide I get very excited. Will all this technology in beauty, which I'm sure is coming, spell the end of make up artists and manicure bars? I don't think so. No matter how advanced we get with technology - to have a bespoke one on one experience with another human being will always be valued and that's what makes us human and not aliens or androids.
You can't have a discussion on Madonna's nipple flash or whether Ri- Ri will really take back Chris Brown (allegedly?????) Saying all that I can't wait to see what the beauty future holds and what my baby twin girls will be doing when they are my age and I'm applying a liquid liner by hand, which they will roll their eyes up and say, "Oh mum that's so old school, get with the programme let us hook you up"! Bless!
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As an Award Winning Beauty Journalist I regularly write and style for titles such as Vogue, Grazia, Sunday Time Style, In Style Magazine, Metro, Daily Mail, London Lite, The Telegraph's Stella Magazine, Men's Heath, The Daily Express's S Magazine, Harper's And Queen, Man about Town, Celebs on Sunday, Beauty Magazine, Black Beauty and Hair, German Vogue, Tatler, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Luxury Avenue, Daily Express, Red Magazine, Graziadaily.co.uk, Handbag.com and Psychologies to name a few. I also had a column in Marie Claire called "Colour Counter", which covered and celebrated beauty for all skin tones. I have also made appearances as a Beauty Expert on LBC Radio, on Jim Davis's show, where he called me his "First Lady of Beauty" and also on the BBC and Living TV's Dr. 90210 show with Hollywood celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Raj Kanodia. I am also the co-author of the fashion guide "Where to Wear London".
In January 2009, Ateh won a prestigious Johnson & Johnson Beauty Award for an article featured in Grazia.