‘I wish I was Old Hollywood’

I worked on this lovely Hollywood lighting workshop for Photographer John Tuckey earlier this month.

Any chance I get to do  vintage work I throw myself into it, I just love old Hollywood style of lighting, Hair, Make-up, style. It is timeless and beautiful and a style that can always be adapted to contemporary fashion.

 I did my own hair and Make-up for this shoot and Clothes were provide by John Tuckey from Various vintage outlets he has sourced. 

Images are by Photographer Tim Steele who attended the workshop day and he has produced some fabulous images I thought I would share with you.

Hope you enjoy.

‘I wish I was Old Hollywood’

Photographer Tim Steele


Model Carla Monaco -

Hair and Make-up Carla Monaco

Taken on JRT Vintage Workshop





Behind the Scenes.






Thank you looking

Carla x




No Rest for the Wicked

 Just thinking the other day, all the work and travelling I have done the past 18months, it’s a bit ridiculous how my life as changed in the past two years.

I have gone from Nursery nurse in Liverpool, Support worker for mentally ill children, Nanny in Belgium and now model and also married women ;).


(Myself 2 years ago with my beautiful nephew Darren who is starting school tomorrow, time flies and look at that bleach blonde hair lol)

When I began modelling I just did it for me, I wanted to try it out and have some fun.

I didn’t think anything would come out it at all, but now I have a career and a husband and I have adopted an Old English sheep dog, dreams do come true kids lol.

Alf pretending to be doctor who, honest. I didn’t dress him up at all ;)

Well I have been working with some amazing people and I would like to share some of my recent work, hope you enjoy :)

West coast of Wolverhampton with John Barone and Make-up by Becky Hunting.



Karl Baxter Make-up by Penny Grimley

Myself and MUA Sarah from the bank holiday weekend at  John Gannon’s studio in Cheshire after wrapping up.


The Yerbury’s art nude and Boudoir workshop in Pipewell Hall.

Trevor Yerbury and Hair by Faye Yerbury.

Images by Faye Yerbury.

Image by Vic Beachview on the Yerbury workshop.

Adventure begins.


Myself and Adrian are about to start touring Yorkshire, Down south and then off to France/Spain and then wherever our camper takes us.

I am not leaving England for good and will be making trips back for work and to see my family, so look out for dates for casting if you want to book me in your area.

Also look out for our blog about mine, Crookie and Alf’s adventures.

Thank you for the support, for reading and see you soon.

Love Carla xx


I’ve been Busy, latest work from last couple of months ….

Hello Everyone,

I have been very behind on my blog updates as late, I am finding it hard to find time with work, travelling, admin, family and trying to have a personal life too.

Saying that I do like to keep people up to date on what I have been doing and also giving credit to some of the lovely and talented people I get to work with.

Here are some images and behind the scenes from the last couple of months, Hope you enjoy.


 Perception, Liverpool.

10×8 Hand coated Print from large format negative

Street Fashion Workshop Adrian Crook

We made friends with the taxi drivers and security lol

Preston Urban Shoot


Adrian Crook

Karl Shaw-

Valley of the Dolls at the Crazy House.

Fashion Editorial

Photographer-Gary Price

Stylist-Vicki Brant

Make-up and Hair-Sabina Yunuova

'What ever happened to baby Jane, darlings'

The Crazy House

Art nude and Boudoir workshops with Trevor and Faye Yerbury.

All styling By Faye Yerbury

Trevor Yerbury

Faye Yerbury

Image Nik Sargent (Yerbury Boudoir workshop)

Kitty Cohen (Yerbury workshop)

Jon McEvoy ay Hallam Mill


Wild By Adrian Crook



Alf up staging me ;)

Stefano Brunesci (Taken on a tuition day that Stefano was doing)

Paul Betts-


Cat Marie-

Scap Yard Fashion Editorial

with Crookie (Adrian Crook)



Manchester Victoria Baths


Now for some of my Photography been Practising on Crookie ;) Just messing in the studio.


Thank you for for stopping by,

I will keep you updated on my future adventures,

Best wishes Carla x x x