I hope you are keeping well and looking forward to Mothers Day this Sunday! You might remember last year I did a photoshoot with Coldlilies,the fashion professionals style-edit of the best independent jewellery designers’ collections. You can see the behind the scenes here and I will be posting the actual finished pictures from the shoot later this week.
Well we were at it again! This time we were shooting the Spring Summer 2013 Lookbook. Unfortunately the weather was brrr freezing! So the poor model Laura braved the elements all in the name of a good shot! Poor Brian was freezing too, but men never get as much sympathy do they
Here is a cool little video that Don put together. What do you think?
The SS13 Collection will be available to buy at Coldlilies.com from Monday, 4th March 2013.
As I told you previously MAC Cosmetics have been kind enough to send me the facecharts from New York Fashion Week. Again I thought I would share them with you so that you can see what will be in fashion this coming season.
I love this smokey smouldery grey eye from Donna Karan, which was designed by Charlotte Tilbury.
How amazing are these nails!!
What do you think of them? Are you going to give any of them a shot?
So week two of my inspirational make-up feature is another make-up artist that I aspire to be like Caroline Saulnier. I absolutely adore her work and love her collaborations with Rankin. I really love this skull make-up that she did for their new book. You can see a video of it here as well as some other looks that she created that are awesome!!!!!!
I really hope to buy this book soon. I also really want to go to one of Rankins exhibitions. I love his work and I think it is fantastic the way that he collaborates with Make-up Artists in such a big way. I have his Alex Box book and it is out of this world. One that I will definitely do a review of soon.
What do you think? Are there any inspirational make-up artists that you would like to share with me?
So Sundays are when I will do a bit of shameless self promotion and share some of the work that I have been getting up to. Sometimes I get carried away with the normal day to day work and forget to share it with you.
So here is a shoot that I did last year for the clothing label Aria. I love this range of clothing as it is full of patterns and colour, my favourite things
This is just a shoot a did a while back for the Autumn/Winter collection from the vintage clothing specialists Revolver Project.
About Revolver Project:
Housed above the cobbled streets of Smithfield, Ireland, Revolver Project is a contemporary company with a love of vintage fashion. We feel that the traditional vintage shopping experience is a thing of the past, and propose a modern solution. Spending hours rummaging through crowded rails in musty second-hand stores is no longer necessary. Our team of buyers and stylists work hard to hand-pick only the most stylish and highest quality garments from our selected wholesalers, allowing your shopping experience to be swift, easy, and luxurious. In line with the Revolver Project ethos of sustainability, your order will come delivered in crisp, recycled paper packaging. This is twentieth-century fashion for the twenty-first century customer.
Here’s some behind the scenes photos from the Coldlilies shoot I did a couple of weeks back. These shots are from the instagram feed of Rosemary McCabe, who I love working with! We have teamed up on a number of photoshoots in the past and it is always a fun and interesting experience as she always regales me with interesting stories from twitter, the news or even her dog (who on this occasion had eaten a €20 note – haha, expensive taste!)
The shoot featured the stunning Juudit Siibak from Distinct Model Management, who has the prettiest features ever! The hair and make-up was kept very clean and with a slight nod to the early nineties with the brows being full and defined. Brian who isn’t pictured here, was kept tidy in the hair in a side sweeping coiffed, but his face had a five o’clock shadow. Skin was kept clean and fresh. I had also worked with Brian before on a fashion show.
The other team members I had never met before, but it is always fantastic to work with and meet new people. I am looking forward to seeing Sean’s shots as he is a very talented photographer, check out his website. The two owners of Coldlilies were also lovely. I was really happy to hear how they had totally changed their careers and decided to follow their passion having studied and worked in completely different jobs previous to starting the company. It is great that they are supporting Irish designers, so if you are looking for inspiration for Christmas Gifts be sure to pay them a visit.
Coldlilies is the destination for unique contemporary jewellery design. Founded by former college classmates and present-day jewellery lovers , Coldlilies works with fashion professionals to provide a style-edit of the best independent jewellery designers’ collections. We currently feature 15 of Ireland’s leading design creatives.
Design-led, detailed hand-craftsmanship goes into the creation of each and every piece. Designers push the boundaries with their manufacturing techniques and materials, including precious metals and one of a kind semi-precious stones. This means that every piece is truly unique, rare and exclusive, and most importantly, made especially for you.
A very sad day for the world of fashion. Anna Piaggi has died at the age of 81. The flamboyant fashionista, did things with her own unique style and charisma. She was an exciting character and always wore layer upon layer of richly patterned and textured clothes and hats. Friends with many of the biggest influencers in fashion like Franca Sozzani, Karl Lagerfeld, and Manolo Blahnik, this lady was in good company. She contributed to countless magazines including Vogue Italia, La Settimana Incom, Epoca, Linea Italiana, Annabella, Panorama, L’Espresso and Arianna. She always had her finger on the pulse of what was hot in fashion and could often be found in the front row of all the biggest shows.
Her penchant for layering clothes with different colours and patterns all mixed together was one thing, but what I loved the most was her unique blue hair and over the top make-up. She wore her signature style with aplomb even in to her eighties! This is exactly how I hope to be, still wearing make-up and having a bit of style even as I age, some might call it ageing disgracefully, but not me…I love it! RIP Anna Piaggi the style icon.