🍃 ECO-BEAUTY 🍃 Not only was our cover shoot set plastic-free, zero-waste, and vegan but makeup artist @jennaantonmakeup and hairstylist @ericka_verrett used non-toxic, eco-friendly products to create 💄@ashleigh_cumming look—a requirement for any hair and makeup person Cummings works with. Don't underestimate how much a good skin and hair care routine, or experimenting with a new hair or makeup look, can curb the craving to purchase a new outfit by injecting new life into a well-worn look. Creativity with your beauty look is one way to #buynothingnew See below for a rundown of how Verrett and Anton created the look and the products they love, but please, shop responsibly. The best beauty product is the one you already own 💚
..................................... @ericka_verrett used @gmreverie on my hairs 💚
And here is @jennaantonmakeup ‘s green beauty breakdown💚:
@solarasuncare spf 30
@aeosskincare rose mist and moisturizer
@kosascosmetics Tinted face oil 01
@hyntbeauty concealer fair
@ritueldefille eye soot in Ara
@aetherbeautyco shadow in Divine
@iliabeauty limitless mascara
@ecobrow in Sharon
@noto_botanics in multi benne stain
Founder and stylist of #thefrontlash @lauraleajones
#consciousbeautyartist #cleancolor #sustainablebeauty .......................... (Ps I love these women so much so soooo much I basically pay them to be my friends #buyyourbuddies #purchaseyourm8s 👯♀️👯♂️)
ashleigh_cummingsCan’t climate strike today because of work, but for this week’s #fridaysforfuture , here is a BTS video of my favourite photoshoot of all time from sustainability fashion magazine @thefrontlash in which I wear #NoNewThings whatsoever 🕺🏽 You should give it a red hot whirl (or maybe more than a whirl)🌪 Styling: @lauraleajones
Wearing these staggeringly great second hand/eco friendly/upcycled clothing brands 😻😎:
@theseriesny @rentrayage @triarchy @jonathancohenstudio @mlaed @shopthebreak @buffaloexchange and the jacket pictured above is a brand that stole a big ol chunk of my 💙 @studiooneeightynine
In support of: @extinctionrebellion @sunrisemvmt @fridaysforfuture ✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿 Link to full interview in biographyyy ✌️
TODAY: 1) Attend a strike! 2) Text CLIMATE to 383-83 to register to vote & text CLIMATESTRIKE to 555-888 to triple the impact of your vote! 3) Take part in a moment of silence at 4pm ET. 4) Spread the word using #ClimateStrike & #StrikeWithUs! 5) Watch LIVE: strikewithus.org/live (link in bio) ⚫️
Image description: Black background with white text says today we strike for a Green New Deal, Respect of Indigenous Land and Sovereignty, Environmental Justice, the protection and restoration of biodiversity, the implementation of sustainable agriculture.
ashleigh_cummings“Right now, we are ignoring Natural Climate Solutions. We spend 1000 times more on global fossil fuel subsidies than on natural based solutions.” We have reached a near-irreversible tipping point on this planet of ours, yet we have all the solutions to climate change - we just need to implement them (which is something govts and businesses are resisting because of very short-sighted monetary concerns, largely fueled by greed, fear and the hunger for power💰 💴 💵). A colossal part of the answer lies in a mighty machine called ‘the tree’. So please please please gather ya pals for this week of climate striking so we can PROTECT, RESTORE and FUND #NaturalClimateSolutions . If our youth can care and take action, then bloody hell- so can we.
ashleigh_cummingsWeeks have gone by and the Amazon is still urgently in need of our help. Thank you @leonardodicaprio for leading by example and shedding light on what your wondrous organization, @earthalliance , is doing with the Amazon Forest Fund. Real change is needed! Consider donating a few dollars (or more - anything counts!!) at the link in my bio. 100% of proceeds go to local organizations to help the local partners and indigenous communities (who are fighting so damn hard to save their lands but also, the rest of us!) protecting the Amazon, the wildlife that lives there, and the health of the planet overall. If you cannot donate, spread awareness and stay educated! 💚🌳👏🏼 #InternationalDayOfCharity
The Amazon desperately needs our help. Whether you are a philanthropist, an organization, or an individual, please help donate to the @earthalliance Amazon Forest Fund to help the local partners and indigenous communities protecting the Amazon, the wildlife that lives there, and the health of the planet overall.
100% of the proceeds go to local organizations. Preventing these fires requires protecting the forests, so help Earth Alliance fight deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. If you cannot contribute, follow @EarthAlliance and help spread the word so we can continue to generate action and change. We hope you will join us however you can.
Get involved and donate at ealliance.org/amazonfund (#linkinbio)
ashleigh_cummingsFINALLY SOMEONE LET ME DRAW ON MY FACE. Thank you @vogueaustralia for a truly creative shoot, a stimulating conversation about my experience and love for @goldfinchmovie ... AND for letting me play @eltonjohn tunez the ENTIRE time 🕺🏽 (somewhat sorry you couldn’t use half the photos because I was singing along. Somewhat). 📸 by photographic/creative genius @hughstewartgallery who encouraged allll the play!
Styled in entirely eco-friendly and ethical garments by @kate_darvill (Link in bio and stay tooned for more photos cos I have no clue how to put it all in one post ✌️)
ashleigh_cummingsMy Masaai brother loungin' around at home. These Kraals are built by women and are scientifically ingenious when it comes to temperature control and weather proofing. A lot of these homes were damaged or washed away by dangerous and intense flooding after I left. It’s normal to have dry and rainy seasons… but the tribe I was living with said it was becoming more and more extreme each year. #climatechange #itainthyperbolicyall
ashleigh_cummings19 year old me living in the Sahara with a nomadic Amazigh tribe☝️using every cliche ever forever (#thesentimentismoreimportantthanitsexecution) to reflect upon the benefits of leaving behind the “fog of our greenhouse gases and societal constructs”. One day I might translate my exhausted cursive into something you can actually read but right now..... I’m still exhausted so y’all can decode. The point is: leave behind the co2 pls and thx ✌️
(Important: khubz = bread. Bread = important)
ashleigh_cummingsExcerpt from eco-age article: “Later in life, I acquired an even deeper respect and connection to the environment by spending my time between jobs living amongst tribal communities in Africa, where one’s relationship with the land is direct, and often at the heart of life itself… The Masaai tribe I was living with in Kenya was experiencing issues such as suicide and alcohol addiction in the face of climate change. Their cattle (aka their means of survival) were dying of starvation due to an unprecedented drought in the region. Later, I worked at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in the Zambian jungle where I helped to raise and reintegrate a sick monkey, Nova, whose mother was killed by poachers. And with a nomadic Berber tribe in the Moroccan Sahara (pictured), I garnered a newfound sense of humility regarding my place in this vast, vast planet.
In these landscapes, the architecture of axioms and beliefs we’ve erected around who we think we are and what we think we need simply fall away.. and life is distilled down into its most essential state. It’s just you and the planet and its inhabitants, and honouring and celebrating those extraordinary aspects of life is what matters most.” This photo was taken at dawn on a hazy, winter morn in the Sahara. The family and I herded their goats for 7 - 9 hours a day in search of food (argan trees) and water (our only water supply - an oasis “well” 2 hours away which contained disturbingly brown, viscous water).
ashleigh_cummingsSustainability gets me giddy (..giddy for the good and giddy from the bad). So I mustered my ramblings into an article for @ecoage (yay it’s my favourite!!!) Please do have a gander 👁👁 ! (And getgiddywhydontchya 🌪) Link in ye olde bio.
Photo by other favourite @glendyn_ivin
ashleigh_cummings“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
Chief Seattle, Duwamish
Ahehee to the beautiful Navajo souls who welcomed us onto their sacred land recently, and for teaching us a special kind of appreciation for our world and its inhabitants. Let’s not forget to honour and connect with our indigenous communities.. We have an immense amount to learn from them 🌞🧡 (Ps.. zero filter! It’s simply that magnificent...)
ashleigh_cummingsIt was politely suggested that my New Years resolution should be to improve my social media skills. So here we are. Mid-May. 2 posts in 2 days 👊👊 June 2nd! @nos4a2_amc #verybadatinstagram
ashleigh_cummingsJust quietly... my numero uno is up for a Logie and he’s truly phenomenal as Augie in Tidelands (trust me... I’m compulsively honest about my thoughts on performances - which isn’t always ideal... 😕). @aaronjakubenko is one of the most tireless and conscientious actors I know regarding his work ethic, his grand endeavor towards empathy (the cornerstone of acting!) and in the abundance of love, generosity and support he shows to his fellow cast and crew. I know how immense his heart is, how deeply he cares about the craft, his characters and his colleagues, because I hear about it every night after work, and I’ve never encountered a passion so fervent and pure! So if you wanna celebrate an astonishingly good human being and a formidable talent, click the link in my bio in a few hours when I work out how to do that👌🙌
ashleigh_cummingsDance with the ladies in your life. Dance with your inner feminine - regardless of your attributed gender.. (It’s a mighty good time)👯♀️💃🏾❤️ Merry international women’s day! 🌻
Sending my squeezes and gratitude to the lady loves in my worlddddd, and to the mama that is our world 🌍🌏🌎❤️👭 #iwd2019 #mamaearth #balanceforbetter
ashleigh_cummingsMerry 30th birthday time to this young spirited, mega hearted, old soul. Thanks for being my BF, my BFF and my magic 🌞✨ Also thanks for bringing this little nugget into my life, and making us laugh/cry endlessly with all your ridonk! Love you ever so slightly more than you love broom ❤️❤️💖
ashleigh_cummingsThe Millers. Pioneers de la moves de la modern day youthzzz 👯♀️👯♀️ You saw it here, folks. Circa 1983.
Equally as important!!!
Final episode of Westside 4 tonight at 8:30pm on @threenewzealand ! The genius folk behind the cameras did something so special with it which I’m beyond excited for you to see... 🎥📹📽😍!!
ashleigh_cummingsIMPORTANT THINGS FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
1. Shark Week starts in fourteen days and two hours #notanad
2. Westside Season 4 (& preggerz Chez) begins in eight hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🎉⚡️🕺🏽#definitelyanad! ...also #definitelyaprostheticbelly and #definitelyexcitedforpeopletoskipthiscaptionandcongratulateme
Thanks to martymannn for the snap 🎞👊
ashleigh_cummingsA Day Without A Woman - International Women’s Day, 2018 NYC. Allll the tears, all the joy, all the solidarity... So many soldiers united fiercely by both their commonality and diversity of experiences and identities. Yuppp 👊❤️ #teamwoman #teamhuman ——— “...All I have is a voice
To undo the folded lie,
The romantic lie in the brain
Of the sensual man-in-the-street
And the lie of Authority
Whose buildings grope the sky:
There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.
Defenseless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet, dotted everywhere,
Ironic points of light
Flash out wherever the Just
Exchange their messages:
May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust,
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair,
Show an affirming flame.”
ashleigh_cummingsThis glorious homo sapien... love personified. Thank you for your magnificent heart, mister, and for bringing it to the world in all it’s radiance 29 years ago! LA pals, please give him all the birthday hugs on my behalf, while I reminisce over all the adventures and horizons we’ve shared, conquered, imagined, created.. (instaspam is on its way...) 🌄
#bestdayofthecalendaryear #bestlove #bestfriend
ashleigh_cummingsSecret's out! (And I'm a week behind with technology as per usual because I was floating around in North American volcanic wilderness... sorrrryyy 🌈🌞)
I'm so, so insanely privileged to have had a chance to step into the "sluttypants" belonging to young Cheryl West.
Thank you to the disgustingly talented and wildly wonderful cast and crew behind 'Westside'! That set is so unique and special because of every individual member who contributes beyond the confines of their jobs with such passion and kinship. I also know that much of this energy is radiated from the legendary 'Outrageous Fortune', and I am so grateful to be a part of this family. Thank you for welcoming me into it, and though I will never be the same version of (the ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!! Genuinely obsessed with and so empowered by this woman...) Robyn Malcolm's "Cheryl", I did my best to honour her in the time that I had whilst serving the story during Rita's reign!
Hope you enjoy tonight's shenanigans... we promise lots of Lycra, some bristling oestrogen and, most importantly... pie. Of the fish variety.
8:30pm on @threenewzealand
ashleigh_cummingsHi beauties ❤️💜 After over 30 international film festivals with the most beautiful receptions including multiple awards, our film HOUNDS OF LOVE is out today in Australia, U.K., France and Canada .. 🙀🙀🙀 Take a little gander if you will! Also available on @itunemovies --> http://www.apple.co/2qLO2Ml .
#houndsoflovemovie #houndsoflove @emma_booth_official @benjyoung @houndsoflovefilm
ashleigh_cummingsHey loverrrzz.. HOUNDS OF LOVE is being released in American cinemas today!! With 100% freshhh on Rotten Tomatoes, countless awards at festivals such as Venice, SXSW, TriBeCa, Brussels and more, I think the critics attest to the genius that is @benjyoung (director)... not to mention the absolute magnificence of the cast and crew I was so exceptionally fortunate to work with. This project was one in a million, and I hope it resonates with you as it did with me. (Just consult our old pal google to find out where it's playing near you ❤️) xx @houndsoflovefilm
ashleigh_cummings@iamheathledger ❤️ Tonight, one of the most beautiful, creative, alive and inspiring humans to ever hit the planet is celebrated in select cinemas across America. Pleeeease allow yourself the gift of being immersed for a while in his wonderful world, and let him change you once again ✨The link for where you can watch it is in my bio 💛#iamheathledgerdocumentary
ashleigh_cummingsIf you don't know what to do this weekend NZ, go see @dean_ogorman in all his genius and glory. Honestly one of the finest actors and humans I've ever had the chance to work with, and his performance is KILLER. 🔥#porkpiemovie #banliveexports!!
ashleigh_cummingsA carrot, some coffee, a hanky and some scabs from scaling a tree/hanging out with ducks when I should have been doing an interview. This is how we do publicity. #porkpiemovie #blondinigang #BANLIVEEXPORTS