Yesterday morning my alarm clock radio(totally old school!) went of and the news says that the actor Robin Williams, had died. He had a history of battling addiction and mental health. I immediately felt a great wave of sadness. Here was a man in his sixties, a husband and father, successful and leading a good life who had been overcome and taken by the grips of depression. Of course, I did not know him personally but it resonated with me personally. Someone once said, if you have a broken arm, you go to the doctor, get it seen to, no question, no hiding, no problem. If you’re feeling low, do you do the same?
So it’s Tuesday not just any Tuesday….the Tuesday following a Bank Holiday weekend…. eeeeeekkkkk :/
We are meant to be saving and dieting for that forthcoming holiday but unfortunately the sun came out and we may have over indulged a little at the weekend. However it wasn’t just any weekend….it was a Bank Holiday weekend. One full of prosecco, Bulmers (for some) , beer gardens, late night food and receipts for a round of cocktails that you definitely couldn’t afford. Sound all too familiar? In an attempt to be prepared for the inevitable rethink of priorities while aimlessly scrolling down your FB newsfeed or on the bus this Tuesday I’ve tried to put together a little list of some scientifically proven methods to cushion the blow… you’re welcome. Read More
With wedding season in full swing and my fair share to attend I have started to put some very quick checklists together to ensure that nothing gets left behind on my way out the door. These days weddings are no longer made to fit a mold nor as traditional as they used to be. People’s personalities are allowed to break through and create a day that is individual to them, this means that for many the comfort of a hotel is no longer always part of the picture. From glamping to self catering houses on a country estate here’s a checklist for those things you might not necessarily think of when grabbing your deodorant as you make sure the straighteners is turned off and switch on the alarm!
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
My first album was Madonna’s self titled album. I had it on tape, a black tape!
That was the beginning of my obsession with all things Madonna, she completely fascinated me, she was the master of her image and she’s has had many. Her intelligence and musicality, abilities as an artist have sometimes been forgotten, not recognised or appreciated because of that same image. Except to those who have worked with her or been a fan of her art.
I did a shoot recently with the up and coming photographer Emily Charlotte Greene & also rising star hairstylist Glen Cullen, our model was the lovely Niamh from Distinct Model Management, our stylist was the very fun Marina Sardanopoli. It started out as a test shoot however it was picked up by a publication & will be published later this month. Read More
With Pride celebrated tomorrow and the whole month packed with so many events, it’s easy to forget that it hasn’t always been such an anticipated occasion. Not only has Irish Pride grown so much in the past 6 years, but it has been remarkable to observe the sea change in how Pride has been viewed in Irish Society. It is very real proof that being proud of the person you are and owning “You” with pride can change how you are perceived, in doing so demanding the respect that every human being deserves.