Hello fashion lovers!
This is one for you. Here is some images from behind the scenes of a recent shoot that I did with Coldlilies. It was a fantastic day with the sun beaming down, not very Autumn Wintery, but hey ho, it made really nice conditions to work in!
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 🙂
The idea for the shoot was a very clean crisp look. We wanted to keep it very natural with paired back hair and makeup.
I was also looking after the male grooming for Brian, so we just did a light base with a natural side parted hair style.
For Juudit we centre parted her hair for most of the shots, this look has been all over the catwalks of late…
The jewellery really does speak for itself!
She is just so stunning!
Love the idea of jewellery for your back, this would be amazing if you had an open backless dress.
I love these colourful bangles. Anyone that knows me, knows I love big bold jewellery, the larger the better!
You can see the behind the scenes from this shoot here: Coldlillies Autumn Winter Lookbook 2012 behind the Scenes
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.
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.
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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