Saturday, 13 April 2013
Last year I was asked by my friend and makeup artist Jennifer Ireland to set up a stall to talk about hair and do some demonstrations at a charity night she was organising to raise money for a Northern Ireland charity Pretty in Pink. Of course I said yes. I got to meet lots of lovely ladies and raise money for a great cause. At the event I had the pleasure of meeting one of the loveliest girls I have ever met. After talking to her about wedding hair and life in general she booked me to create her own wedding hair. This lovely lady was Abigail and here is her blog about her wedding day. It is to this day one of the most unique and beautifully crafted weddings I have ever had the privilege to be apart of. Abigail and her now husband Ryan own their own business were they hand stitch and sew beautiful household pieces. With their combined skills they handmade and crafted their whole wedding, right down to the gorgeous cake. It was fabulous!!!! Follow the link below to read and see some pictures from their wedding. Enjoy! Xo
Thursday, 4 April 2013
In November 2012 I was approached by John Dermott, Lesley-Ann O'Donnell and Theresa Hannon of marketing company AV Browne http://www.avb-group.com to create the hair for an up and coming campaign they were working on. It was for a new clothing company called Attune Womenswear - http://www.attunewomenswear.com
Of course I jumped at the chance. The whole range is very soft and light and is designed to work with women's body temperatures to make them feel as comfortable as possible while still looking stylish. My mum went through treatment for cancer and if this brand had of been available then it would of helped greatly with her constantly fluctuating temperatures. It's such a great product for anyone who is active and always on the go. The creator of the company Clare Marie Passmore of Clear Spirit Design collaborated with local Belfast Designer Bronagh Griffin of Nineteenthirty Atelier, http://www.nineteenthirty.co.uk to create each piece. They hired the crazy talented stylist Catherine McKenna to put the outfits together. You can contact her via email on email@example.com for her details.
The shoot took place over three days and I got to meet some amazing people and work on a great project. IL Pirata in Ballyhackamore, The Mac in Belfast and Mount Stewart in Newtownards held host to us and photographer Nick Patterson owner/director of Sync Space from Bangor http://www.syncimaging.com did an amazing job with help from his assistant Karen Hamilton and on day three we used his studio for all the finishing touches. His studio was such a cool space to work from.
The team from AV Browne were fantastic and I can see why Clare choose them to help launch her website and brand. They had a girl, Emma Kenny, on placement who came along to help out and get some on sight training. John and Theresa were so professional and made us all feel so comfortable and welcome. They knew exactly what they wanted and how to get us to work together as a team. I would definitely recommend them to any business out there needing a marketing team. I got to work along side makeup artist Lorna McSloy http://www.lornamcsloy.com and Andy Yoong who works freelance and is the owner of Honcho Designs http://www.honchodesigns.com . He provided the videography for the shoot on behalf of Street Monkey. He was so down to earth and you hardly even knew he was there shooting us. He was great. You can see the videos on Vimeo. Here is a link to one of them http://www.vimeo.com/60560786
Model Agency Models EG provided us with the models for the shoot. Shannon, Jan and Heather were so professional and lovely girls to work with.
Please check out Attunes website and spread the word http://www.attunewomenswear.com Working on shoots like these make my job. I just LOVE being able to create hair and work with such amazing talented people.