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What makeup will we be wearing this year? London Fashion week in a nutshell!

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Every year we look to fashion week eagerly anticipating new trends and plucking the most memorable, wearable looks for the year ahead and thankfully this London Fashion Week passed did not fail to disappoint! Here are a few to watch out for!

The purple eyeshadow is back it would seem! Varying from softer pinks and lilac tones, a wash  of colour completely over the eye was spotted on a number of catwalks this year not forgetting to mention the use of coloured liner below the bottom lash line.

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Staying on the subject of eyes Tom Ford brought us some amazing disco inspired and Debbie Harry styled charcoal eyes. Naturally the queen of  the ‘smokey eye’ Charlotte Tilbury was the only woman for this job and the results were stunning, coining her glistening silver creation the ‘smoky oval eye’ 🙂 and brows are most definitely still big in every sense of the word!

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Smeared ‘just kissed’ berry lips were the order of the day and for me my absolute favourite of all the makeup elements with Burberry and Topshop Unique making this their main focus. just kissed lips

Gorgeous dewy skin was  most predominantly featured and we can place our bets now on seeing beautiful, highlighted skin and lots of gloss in Spring/Summer 2015! Gloss and Glitter! One artist that nailed this look is
 the head artist for Xiao Li, pairing a stunning on trend pink with luminous skin.

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Then there was the glitter….ALL the glitter 🙂 In clothes, makeup, hair glitter is here to stay well after the Christmas season so watch this space!

Some of these trends I love and think are super wearable however the jury is still out on purple shadow, I love a soft pink myself but purple might not work on some skin tones….lets just wait and see! If there is anything you may have spotted over the last week that we have missed as always we would love to hear!

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Dorottya – A Beauty Shoot

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Check out the final images from my most recent beauty shoot.

This was a test shoot, I’ve wanted to do a beauty shoot for a while.  Dory is a new face with Distinct Model Management, an agency that have an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally, I’ve heard all good things and have yet to meet the lady who founded the agency, Anne Morgan. Read More

David O Malley

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Very recently I had the pleasure of working on a fashion film for the Irish Designer, David O Malley for the launch of his ‘Entropy’ collection.
I was familiar with his designs already.  I’d seen the singer Young Wonder, wear some his designs at Electric Picnic in 2013 and more recently, RTE weather reporter, Jean Byrne wore one of his dresses at the VIP Style Awards.  So I jumped at the chance to be part of the fashion film.
He studied at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin and was named ‘one of the ones to watch’ by Vogue Fashion Festival!
Taking inspiration from the style of the designs and a visit to the Design Centre in Dublin, where you will find his collection, I started to put together ideas for the make-up.

For shoots like this, there are always conversations beforehand about the concept or any themes for the overall style of the shoot.   My loose plan (I’m a bit of a planner) was graphic lines and monochrome type look. On the day, I used black and white liner, definite lines being the focus and I enhanced each of the models bone structure with contour and highlighting. On Georgia, the thick winged out black liner all over the lid really suited the geometric style of the clothes.  I think the white liner on all three of the models looks cool.  I love getting a chance to do high fashion make-up.
Here’s the film, I hope you like it!  Well done to everyone involved.

David O Malley ENTROPY 14 from Samuel Foxton on Vimeo.

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The video for David O Malley’s 2014 collection collaboration with Samuel Foxton.

Special thanks to Distinct Model Management and National College of Art & Design, Dublin – Models Georgia, Brian and Ricky. Also, Karl Mac Bellend, Azzy O’Connor, Glen Cullen, Conor Doyle

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Vodafone DIT Young Designer of the Year 2014

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And the winner is…..DIT Fashion Show Final

Young Designer from Sligo wins the student design award at the Vodafone DIT Fashion Show in Vicar Street

I attended the final of the DIT Fashion Show last week with one of the Artistic Team here at Emma Farrell Makeup: Lisa Redmond. Lisa will be introduced to your properly later this week. I was delighted to see Patricia Carroll a student in NCAD walk away with the top prize.  Her design was inspired by weeping willow trees, “The natural manner of this particular tree is quite fascinating, as it has an extreme elegance, yet sombre appearance, which is depicted from the curtains of drooping branches which sweep the ground. I set out to translate these fascinating aspects into an outfit.”  It really was a stand out piece and I think the win was well deserved. The attention to detail and the precision of her cut was phenomenal. Read More

Vodafone DIT Fashion Show Semi Final 2014

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Vodafone DIT Fashion Semi Final
Hello Fashion Lovers,

I was invited to the Vodafone DIT Fashion Show Semi-Final last night. It is an event that has become a staple in the Irish Fashion Scouting Calander, where young Irish Designers get to compete for the coveted title as well as €2,500 in cold hard cash! I was really impressed by the quality of some of the semi-finalists. There was one in particular that really stood out, the pencil skirt and jacket combo, not sure who the designer was, but I am sure I will find out soon as they got into the final which is on next week. Read More

Look Back on 2013

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Hey Lovelies! Happy New Year to everyone

I am so excited about the New Year and all the possibilities that lie ahead of us.I normally would set loads of goals and things I want to achieve around this time.  Just before I talk about the future though, I thought it might be nice to see what I have been up to over the year. I was reading an article about positivity and how we should celebrate our successes, I for one find this quite hard, I always criticize myself and focus on what I didn’t achieve rather than celebrating what I did achieve.  So this is a step to be less hard on myself!

So last year was a busy year!

London Fashion Week

I travelled alot, including a trip over the sea for London Fashion Week, where I got to see loads of shows Felder Felder, Sass & Bide and more. I was back to London shortly after for the UK & Ireland Beauty Professional of the year. I was disappointed that I didn’t win as I really put my heart into it. However I entered again and made the finals again, so there is still hope. I was asked to judge the Beauty Professional London Makeup Competition alongside two esteemed makeup artists, Gary Cockerel and Paul Merchant, you can read more about that experience here. I was in Marbella for shoot with Cocoa Brown Tan who have had a meteoric rise to fame since. Not surprising as the tan is fantastic and is brought to you by the lovely Marissa Carter!

Cocoa Brown Tan Marissa Carter

 

I also got to travel to the South of France for Maud’s Wedding from Maud in Cahoots, which was one of the most romantic weddings I have ever been to. Talking about weddings, I got to share in the joy of over sixty wedding days, making brides and their wedding parties look and feel like a million dollars. I also got the opportunity to instil confidence ala Gok Wan at the Secret Boudoir, where I did the hair and make-up for almost one hundred and fifty ladies this year.

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I also worked with many great fashion brands throughout the year including Adidas, Aria Clothing and Coldlilies to name a few. I also represented many beauty brands, including  Buff Makeup, Butter London Makeup, Beauty Matters and National Beauty.  Doing shots, editorials, tutorials and ambassadorship.

Writing played a big part in my year, the blog grew from strength to strength. I contributed to U Magazine, Stellar, Your Nails Magazine, VIP Magazine as well as a few Newspapers. As always I worked on a few tv shows throughout the year including Something About St. Patrick, Xpose, Next Years News. However this year was a time of big change as I stepped out from behind the camera and actually made some appearances myself.  (Well that is if you don’t include the time that I was in the blooper reel for The Panel, I came out to powder Craig Doyle and he fell of his chair, was very funny!) I appeared on Xpose a few times and also the Today Show. The Today Show was really nerve wrecking as it had to be live and I was working with kids! Of course one of the kids Conor decided on air he didn’t want to have his facepainted and teetered precariously on the edge of having a complete melt down. As the saying goes, no kids or animals 😉

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It has been a great year and it is only when I put finger to keyboard (the modern day pen to paper) that I realised how busy I was. I think because I love every minute of my job sometimes I don’t feel like I am working! This year I hope to do much of the same. I would like to do more TV appearances, writing, brand representation and of course make-up! I would also like to work at London Fashion Week. I am booked on something else this coming season, but am aiming to make it happen in September! So if you know anyone looking for someone pass on my name please 😉

What about you? I would love to hear what you have achieved this year. Is there anything in particular you are proud of? What would you like to achieve this year?

Happy New Year! Let’s make this a good one.

Lots of love,

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Penneys 3D Nails

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3D manicure box

Hello lovelies…

I’ll begin this post with letting you know that our Orlaith loves a good bargain 🙂 so whilst sauntering through the aisles of her beloved Penneys the other day she came across this little set and as we all do when sucked into the Penneys vortex said to herself ‘sure it’s only €3.50’ and promptly popped into the basket. Read More

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