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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

Behind the Scenes: Honor Fitzismons Autumn/Winter Collection 2013

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Hi Lovelies,

Here’s a few behind the scenes shots of a recent shoot I worked on for Honor Fitzsimons AW 13  look book. Honor is an Irish Designer and was nominated in ONES TO WATCH category at Irish Fashion and Innovation Awards. I can totally understand why as her work is beautiful.  This collection will be stocked in Brown Thomas and I will definitely be paying them a visit!


For the make-up we went for a deep burgundy lip, which I mattified with eyeshadow. I made the eyebrows full and strong, yet still natural. The skin was very natural with only subtle contouring. Li-ann has the best skin so only had to go for a light covering of MAC’s Face and Body Foundation.

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The hair was kept nice and straight and smoothed with shine spray to give it a wet slick look. I will post the final pictures which were taken by Conor later.

Model: Li-Ann Small Distinct Model Managment
Makeup Artist:Me! Emma Farrell
Photographer: Conor Clinch
Designer: Honor Fitzsimmons
What do you think of the look? Is this something you would try at home yourself?

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My Work: Coldlilies Autumn Winter 2012 Lookbook

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As the saying goes, better late then never! I worked on this look book last year, but forgot to chase up the photos, so only remembered them when we met up to shoot the Spring Summer 2013 Lookbook 🙂

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The idea for the shoot was a very clean crisp look. We wanted to keep it very natural with paired back hair and makeup.

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I was also looking after the male grooming for Brian, so we just did a light base with a natural side parted hair style.

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For Juudit we centre parted her hair for most of the shots, this look has been all over the catwalks of late…

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The jewellery really does speak for itself!

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She is just so stunning!

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Love the idea of jewellery for your back, this would be amazing if you had an open backless dress.

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I love these colourful bangles. Anyone that knows me, knows I love big bold jewellery, the larger the better!

Coldlilies Photoshoot

You can see the behind the scenes from this shoot here: Coldlillies Autumn Winter Lookbook 2012 behind the Scenes

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!) 

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,


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 🙂

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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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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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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.