The V.I.P Room. Hair is by Newcastle Hair & Beauty MUA by the lovely folks at Make up 4 Ever Dublin. I was assisted by Ciara O'Doherty and the girls were shot by Alex Hutchinson Photography.
Sunday World that will feature as a ‘Valentines Special’. There was a really great team involved. Top Fashion photographer Evan Doherty was assisted by Eoin Kelly, my styling assistant was Amanda Barlow, Amy O’ Neill from Make up 4 Ever did the MUA assisted by Chloe Gaskin. Ruth Robertson from Peter Mark was the hair stylist. Many of you know Anna Daly as the beautiful blonde presenter on Ireland AM - she was a really versatile model and oozed old Hollywood glamour. The shoot was very romantic with soft make up and loose teased hair. For the first look I went for a cute River Island ice cream blouse and candy pink leather skirt combo with black Buffalo heels and leather gloves. I will post on my 'Lipstick Gossip' Facebook when the Sunday World Magazine spread hits the shelves.
Starla Dress Rental on South William St. To say they have a fairytale collection wouldn’t even cut it. From a paradise print fitted floral midi, to a black number with a plunging neckline and thigh split they had Oscar worthy dresses that I used for the SWM shoot.
Starla gown that we used is a Badgley Mischka Gold Sequinned full length number. It is long sleeved & backless. It is €170 to hire from Starla. I knotted pearls and had them draping down Anna’s back.
The make up artist for the shoot was Paula Callan who is ridiculously talented, her instagram is flooded with her mesmerising make up demos from the make up artistry ‘Callanberry’ courses herself and her fellow celebrity MUA Derrick Carberry run. To find out more information about the courses click here.
Check out Jodies make up on the day.
Panto princess Michelle Mc Grath was also shooting with Johnny Mc Millan. I styled her in a navy river island trouser and loose off the shoulder tee combo. She has been a busy lady performing twice a day for the Gaiety panto but that has not slowed her down in the modelling stakes.
Massimo Dutti have opened such a massive flagship store at No. 65-66 Grafton Street, one of the most commercial and iconic streets of Dublin. The store, with over 1,000 square metres of retail space, is one of the chains largest European stores to date. Located over three floors the new store will house a wide range of menswear, womenswear, and footwear. I arrived excitedly to a beautifully lit up store with a buzzing atmosphere. I began to explore a glass of champagne in hand...
Massimo Dutti menswear is so slick. Their suits, shirts and even coats have a beautiful cut and a luxuriant feel. But the best part is the quality - that is what even the man who has no intuition or notions of fashion and trends can both appreciate and favour. It isn’t about overdressing, there are also understated items that make for great gifts and purchases that cater for a varied budget. Even this menswear ensemble is very inspiring.
Massimo Dutti item from womenswear was this simple white dress. I love the leather bags and purses. I was kindly gifted a beautiful brown leather purse in my gift bag at the event. Florist Thierry Boutemy created a fabulous indoor moor that looked like it should be in a fashion spread. Michelin chef Kevin Thornton was whipping up a selection of gourmet canapes the likes of which I had never even seen, let alone tasted. I devoured a quail egg on an ice cube stuffed with caviar. I was feeling brave.
Kennedy PR really know how to throw an opening with style. Massimo Dutti on Grafton Street is the talk of the town. I was delighted to see a lot of friends at the event and also to meet new people. I had such a fantastic night.
This week I was approached to be the first 'Style Queen' for the new online venture of The Irish Daily Mail namely evoke.ie. A full length pic of my outfit every day for the month of February will feature with a link to my blog talking about what I'm wearing and what I'm up to. I am both flattered and super excited as it is a great medium for me to post a lot of outfit posts showcasing my own personal style as opposed to just my press and portfolio fashion styling. I am visiting NYC in a week so I will be embracing and keeping you all updated with fashion and trends hitting the streets there at the minute both here and through evoke.ie
Yesterday I was asked by Stellar Magazine would I like to model for a street style segment in their next issue which I am delighted about too. I have a great feeling about this month - I am turning 24 towards the end of February so I am kicking off my birthday month in style :)
I hope you enjoyed my post!
Until next time,