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Behind the Scenes: Cold Lillies Spring Summer 2013 Lookbook

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Laura from Distinct Model Management

Hello my fellow beauty loving friends,

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 🙂

Coldlillies Spring Summer Lookbook 2013 Behind the Scenes

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.

Models: Brian Ormonde Murphy and Laura Sexton from Distinct Model Management
Hair Stylist: Daniel Sheridan
Make-up: Me! Emma Farrell
Stylist: Karen McGovern from My Style NYC
Photographer: Anita Sadowska
Filmographer: Don Horne
Client: Coldlilies

Lots of love,


Inspirational Makeup: Caroline Saulnier

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Caroline Saulnier Skull Make-up

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?

Lots of love,


My Work: Aria Look Book Spring/Summer 2013

By | Emma Farrell, Fashion, Fashion Brands, Models, Photographers, Photoshoots, Uncatagorized | One Comment

Hello fellow beauty lovers!

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 🙂

African Fashion Makeup

Fashion Shoot Botanical Gardens

Aria Fashion Shoot Makeup Artist

Bronze Lip Fashion Makeup

Fashion Makeup

Kelly Morgan The Agency

Alison McGilligan Styling

Michelle O'Halloran Hairstyling

Emily Quinn Photography

Photographer: Emily Quinn Photography
Label: Aria SS 2013
Hair Stylist: Michelle O’Halloran
Styling: Alison McGilligan
Model: Kelly from Morgan The Agency
Makeup: Emma Farrell Make-up

Let me know what you think.

Lots of Love,


Revolver Project Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection

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Make-up Artist for Look Book

Male Grooming Makeup Artist

Revolver Project Makeup Artist

Revolver Project

Revolver Proect Vintage Clothing Ireland

Hi Guys,

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.

Photography: Philip White
Styling: Rosa Abbott
Hair and Make-up: Emma Farrell
Models: Aoibhín, Sían, Josh, Rob, Daire and Michelle.
Shot on location in Moxie Studios.

Let me know what you think.

Lots of Love,


Behind the Scenes: Coldlilies Shoot

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Juudit Distinct Model Management IrelandColdlillies Photoshoot Make-up ArtistIrish Online Retailer of Designer JewelleryBehind the Scenes Jewellery Shoot

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.

Photographer: Sean Breithaupt
Jewellery: Coldlilies
Stylist: Rosemary McCabe
Coldlilies: Ciara McKenna & Kim Knowles
Models: Juudit Siibak & Brian Ormonde Murphy
Hair and Make-up: Emma Farrell (Me!) 

A little about Coldlilies:

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.

RIP Anna Piaggi – Style Icon

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Anna Piaggi Collage

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.

Arianna Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

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You might remember last year I posted a behind the scenes of this Arianna Spring/Summer Shoot. Well the pictures have just been released. We were so lucky the day we were shooting this, it was an absolute stunner of a day and the sun was splitting the rocks. I guess it proves that we do get nice days in Ireland but it does feel sometimes like they are few and far between! I absolutely love the african prints with wild zebras drinking water, you only notice it if you look closely 🙂

Summer Makeup 2012

Spring Makeup Ideas

Spring Summer Makeup Dublin

Close up of Summer Makeup

Model: Isabelle @ First Options
Clothing Label: Arianna @ Aria Clothing
Photographer: Emily @ Emily Quinn Photography
Stylist: Sara @ Sara O’Connor Styling
Hair: Michelle @ Hairaware
Make-up: Me @ Emma Farrell Makeup

Behind the scenes Summer Layering Photoshoot

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Fashion Shoot Makeup

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.

M.A.C. Face & Body Foundation

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!

Collector terre sahariennen°2

To complete the look I used a little Hush Liptar from OCC Cosmetics dabbed on with my finger to keep it soft and subtle.

Hush Liptar OCC Cosmetics

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.

Photographer: Therese Ahern @ Fashion Photography Dublin
Stylist: Sarah Williams @ Dublin Fashion Stylist
Model: Amber Jean Rowan @ Morgan the Agency
Hair: Joe Hayes @ Toni & Guy
Makeup: Emma Farrell @ Editorial Makeup