Miranda Joyce is a self-taught British make-up artist who has been working in the fashion industry since the mid-eighties. Her first vocation was as saxophone player in British Two Tone/Ska girl band, The Belle Stars. When the band split in 1985 Joyce continued in the music industry by doing make-up for bands. Her move from music to fashion happened more by chance than design. She first met Nick Knight while he was taking band pictures for i-D at the infamous Taboo club, a venue known for its young and outlandish fashion habitués. Through the fashion circles she was moving in, Joyce ended up doing make-up for some of the early Kate Moss photos with Corinne Day, as well as work for Juergen Teller and David Sims at the zenith of the grunge movement. Throughout the nineties Joyce did a considerable volume of work for British Elle with models, Naomi Campbell and Jenny Howarth. To date, her work has featured in magazines like Italian Vogue, Numero, POP, i-D, Dazed and Confused, and Self Service. Having collaborated with many of the top photographers in the fashion industry, Joyce also has a multitude of high profile advertising jobs for global prestige brands to her name; among them Miu Miu, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloé and Anna Molinari.
EDITORIAL Dazed, Document Journal, British Vogue, 032C, AnOther Magazine, British GQ, Interview Magazine, LOVE, Fantastic Man i-D, V, W, Purple Magazine
ADVERTISING Celine, Margaret Howell, J.W. Anderson, MSGM, Mulberry, Miu Miu, Missoni, Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Roberto Cavalli