Thursday, 28 November 2013
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Always try to wash your hair in the shower standing up as this will help with the tangles and knots. Use a wide toothed comb to comb the conditioner through. Leave on for at least 5mins. Never towel dry your hair. This causes friction and creates tats. Pat dry your hair with your towel and use the wide tooth comb again to comb through your wet hair before applying any product.
Be good to your hair and skin throughout your pregnancy and drink plenty of water! Nettle leaf tea is also great to help promote healthy hair, nails, skin and bones :)
Hope this helps, even a little. Thank you for reading - xo
Sunday, 9 June 2013
Rachel's work can be seen in the maternity ward of the Ulster Hospital, which I will have the honour of looking at in August when I go to have my first child.
When Rachel got married, she hand sewed her own wedding bouquet, it was exquisite, as I'm sure you will agree from this photograph. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the dream of making them for other brides will be fulfilled and you too will be able to have your very own personalised bouquet from her shop on etsy.com (not yet set up) - Yeah!, it's now set up. Here is the link to follow - http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GingerbirdBouquets?ref=seller_info_count
Sunday, 2 June 2013
... Alise Taggart - Stylist
Cinematography - Story of Eve
Floral Earth - florals, driftwood, hurricane vases,
Ursula Bamford - headpieces,
Jennifer Ireland - makeup
Lynette Murray, - hair
Ivory & Pearl, - dresses
Table 10 - chivari chairs,
Paperbark - stationery
Ruta Mineikyte - model
Piaras Smyth - model
Cakes by James
J Bird Bakery - macarons
Innocent Chaos Jewellry - feather bouquet
Edie- the horse - owner Jenna Coote
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Monday, 20 May 2013
Click this link to see a clip of the video from Story of Eve - http://vimeo.com/66476560
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Every now and then someone comes along who just gets it and to me that lady is Diane Kruger. From her hair and make-up to her fashion sense, she just knows how to dress for her shape and age. She never seems to get it wrong. Even when its wrong she's right :-) I'm loving her effortless styling for her new movie roll in The Host. Both black outfits both totally different. She rocked her subtle floral black dress from Thakoon's new Autumn/Winter Collection and then her casual take on the LBD with her Victoria Beckham sleeveless black and white blazer finished with a crisp white shirt. Loved them!
Diane's hair and make-up is always effortless too. She is never afraid to try new styles or make her own trends. Whether its a high ponytail or a soft updo she knocks it out of the park everytime.
Diane Kruger is a true style icon.
Go to http://www.vogue.com for more images and fabulousness - xo
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Friday, 15 March 2013
If you haven't heard of these rollers, where have you been hiding? ;-) No more waking up with messy hair, no more excuses! They are so easy to put in and so soft you hardly feel like you have them in.
Wee Tip no1 - Make sure when you're blow drying your hair you use the nozzle on your drier(very important). This helps control the air flow and stops the hair from getting fly away and reduces the frizz.
Wee Tip No2 - Try not to put the rollers in too much of a formal formation. Put some to the side, upside down etc. This helps give a lovely natural flow to the curls. Practice what looks best for your hair type and have fun with it :-)
Wee Tip No3 - When winding your hair around the roller always make sure you tuck the end in smoothly and don't let it stick out as this will result in your curls having an unsightly tick at the end.
Finally when you are removing your rollers in the morning don't just pull them out any shape. Take each roller and gently pull it out with one hand while using the other to help define each curl.
Finish your look with a shine spray or hairspray.
Now go have fun and enjoy practising your home curls ;-)