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Nina Issidora


Founded by Nina Butkovich-Budden in 2005 it quickly became a must place to visit for all vintage devotees. In 2008 Nina welcomed Issidora, the only bona fide vintage makeup specialist and together they took London by storm.

They designed hair and makeup for Ray Davies' musical Come Dancing (Theatre RoyalLondon), Sing When You're In Love single by The Enemy, The Potting Shed (Finborough Theatre), Lulu (Hackney Empire) etc. They also appeared on BBC4 If Walls Could Talk, BBC1 Turn Back Time -The High Street. Issidora regularly works with with Dr Lucy Worsley and Mr Len Goodman oBBC2/ BBC4 documentaires such as Dancing Cheek to Cheek:  The History of Dance and A Very British Romance.

They have worked with a range of photographers and stylists and their creations were published in leading fashion magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Glamour, GQ Style Italy, GQ China, InStyle UK, Kurv, The Telegraph Magazine, The Wound etc.

Nina, Issidora and their team appeared on the BBC's Children in Need show Celebrity Scissorhands alongside Lee Stafford and Steve Strange, as vintage hair and makeup experts, to help raise money for impoverished children.

As well as being experts in makeup and hair styles from all eras, they are accomplished contemporary artists in their own right.

One of the biggest Aids charity events in the world, Life Ball in Vienna is where Nina has been collaborating with the celebrity hair stylist Danilo Dixon, creating fabulous hair for fashion labels such as Agent ProvocateurDiane von Fürstenberg, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole and The Blonds.

Her celebrity clientele include Pamela Anderson, Paloma Faith, Sharleen Spiteri, Boris Johnson, Neneh Cherry, Marcella Puppini, to name but a few.

She has appeared on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour along side Nicky Clarke and on segments in The Richard and Judy Show, This Morning and Lorraine.

Issidora's clientelle is equally impressive and includes the giants such as MicrosoftGooglePlayboy LondonPhilip Treacy, Ivana PiljaSecret CinemaBaileysThompson TuiE.L. JamesLorraine PascaleCharlotte Olympia Dellal to name a few.



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