Sunday, July 26, 2009

Prepare the Pearls

This year we will witness the release of two major cinematic and fashion combination experiences. The first of which, Coco Avant Chanel (Coco before Chanel), will be released nationwide this Friday.
Already somewhat on trend, this film should provide us with inspiration for the rest of our summer wardrobe with styles of English tweeds, simple loose jersey dresses, twin set jacket cardigans, sailor stripes, monochromatic accessories and men’s tailoring. And let's not forget those iconic draped pearls.
Starring the effortlessly beautiful Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel, I think this film should act as a reminder to put down that fake tan, steer clear of the nasty neon fad, and inspire a more simple, yet glamorous trend that Coco herself epitomized.

The second film is, of course, the much anticipated “The September Issue”, a documentary following Editor of world renown Vogue Magazine, Anna Wintour. Humorous, scary or envy inspiring, Anna Wintour is in a league of her own when it comes to the fashion industry. Favourite line in the trailer is definitely “September is the January in fashion”. Release date is in early September.


Friday, July 24, 2009

New Model on the Horizon

Lisa Madden, to my amazement, lost out to a pregnant Carrie-Ann Burton whilst competing for a modelling contract on the TV Series The Model Agent. That did not stop the 16 year old Cork-born beauty as she has recently signed with Assests model agency and she is already causing a stir amid the Dublin fashion industry. She was one of the best models I have had the privilege of styling, and also the youngest! Be sure to check out her first editorial shoot in Stellar shot by Lili Forberg which will be out next month. I would reccommend getting a copy, this girl is going to be a star!


Monday, July 13, 2009

Freestyler, rock the microphone.

I recently helped the ridiculously stylish Angela Scanlon on a portfolio shoot for a couple of models from Assests and B-Scene agencies under the photographic direction of the lovely Lily Forberg. It was an amazing experience to be working with two of Irelands most influential and well-known fashion faces and I learned a lot working with them, mainly to just be confident at what you do and you'll make it. Here are some of the shots from the shoot at The Beacon Hotel in Sandyford; there was actually a bathtub in the middle of the room which came in handy for the swimwear shots! I'm definitely digging this styling buzz!


Friday, July 10, 2009

Sequel was a bad choice

Can we all just please recognise that this is a disgrace