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.
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.
I did a shoot the other day and it was an absolute fabulous day, so excuse the poor quality of the pictures, but my phone camera just couldn’t handle the sunshine! I will share the finished photos when they are released. Amber was the model and she is so gorgeous already, we wanted to keep the make-up really simple. As there was alot of skin on show I made sure to really hydrate the skin. I usually use Body Shop’s Strawberry Body Butter, but I recently picked up some in M&S when I was in there recently. I am a huge fan of their tights and salads, a weird combo I know! Well now I can add their body butters to that list too.
On Amber’s face I also really hydrated her skin, but this time with Clinique’s Moisture Surge for Normal/Combination Skin. I love how lightweight and readily absorbed this moisturiser is. Skin just drinks it up and it quenches any thirst meaning it is perfectly prepped for the foundation. She has such great skin with the most beautiful freckles. I lightly evened out her skin tone with MAC Face and Body which created a thin veil allowing her sunkissed skin to glow through.
For the eyes, I lightly buffed a light peach eyeshadow called Samoa Silk into the contour of the eye and slightly shimmery cream colour called Dazzlelight to soften the edges, both from MAC.
I then lined the eyes with Estee Lauder’s Double Wear stay in place eye pencil in Chocolate which was smudged out and softened. I used my much loved Eyelure 020 False Eyelashes and applied lashings of Lancôme’s Hypnôse Mascara, which is simply THE BEST mascara on the market.
I warmed up her cheeks and décolletage with the Terre Saharienne Collecter bronzer from YSL, the texture is soft and silky. It contains a polymer that works with the skin and helps maintain its moisture level. It also has this gorgeous snake skin print engraved which I nearly wanted to preserve!
To complete the look I used a little Hush Liptar from OCC Cosmetics dabbed on with my finger to keep it soft and subtle.
We had a great days shoot, we were absolutely blessed with the weather. It rained so hard all night that it actually kept me away all night. The day of the shoot wasn’t the best, but as soon as we got to the Farmleigh to shoot, the clouds parted and we were basked in sunshine! Happy days, no need for the wellies that I packed.
This is a photoshoot that I did for the Irish Times back in March which appeared in the Style Magazine. I didn’t manage to get a hardcopy, but just found these on the Irish Times Website.
The photoshoot was with some of the members of the Trinity and UCD rowing teams. The look was really simple and was more about them as sports people with a little hint of preppiness. I was asked to keep them very natural looking and just give a wet look to the hair.
For the girls I used the following products to create this look:
I am not going to go through every product used on the shoot, but generally I used alot of Lancome Teint Miracle foundation without powder, MAC Amber Lights Eyeshadow and the Clinique longlast lipgloss. It is fantastic for making the lips appear plump and wet. For their hair I slicked it back using some water and serum. Then I sprayed liberally with Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine to keep it in place. I also used a mixture of glycerin and baby oil spritzed on their faces to give them a wet look.
For the guys I used the following products to create this look:
I used a tiny bit of MAC Face and Body to even out their skin tones and set this with a light coating of MAC Blot Powder. I used some Paul Mitchell Sculpting Lotion and a hair dryer to get the guys hair to move in the direction I was looking for, then used some Super Clean Sculpting Gel to fix this into place. Again a little glycerin and baby oil spritz all over.
Photographer: Alan Betson
Stylist: Rosemary McCabe of Fash Mob
Hair and Makeup Artist: Emma Farrell
Models: Grace Collins, Will Hurley, Patrick Hughes, Rebecca Deasy, Turlough Hughes, David Neale, Siofra Bennett, Rebecca Dowling.
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