Monday, September 21, 2009

Jewellery Shoot

This is the day when fruit met fashion! Jewellery designer Alice Moyon from Aliquo Boutique has a gorgeous new range of vintage beaded jewellery all set for next summer in bright poppy colours. She had the idea of complimenting the jewellery by shooting it on and with fruit for her promotional shots. The shoot was really fun as a gaggle of girls and came up with some really fun and colourful shots. I'll show you those once the range is launched but in the meantime here are some (very poor phone) snaps from the day...

Getting started on the brainstorming of ideas

choosing the clothes

Caoimhe looking gorgeous doing her thing

just had to show you the amazing shoes Caoimhe brought along!

Photographer: Cliona O'Flaherty
Jewellery Designer: Alice Moyon
Model: Caoimhe
Fashion Stylist: Jemma Connolly
Food Stylist: Me!
Make-up: Rachel Matthews

Friday, September 18, 2009

emergency services at the ready!

It's been one of those weeks....enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rachel Allen - Home Cooking

I was excited to hear that Rachel's new series is about to start - I can't believe it has come around so quickly, having filmed it only a few months ago with Cactus TV.

Don't miss the first of the 13 parts tonight on RTE1 at 8.30pm. It also transmits on UKTV Good Food daily from the 21st Sept.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Totally Dublin

Ooh, how exciting...look what has made it to the front cover of this months Totally Dublin...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Gotta Get a Gateaux

I spotted these bright images on a truck on one of our grim days earlier this week. I styled these shots as part of Gateaux cakes repackaging sometime last year (or the year before even?) with photographer Peter Clayton. It's always exciting to see your work driving down the road!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Electric Picnic

(c) Lis Parsons

See you after the weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Absolut Art

Well, I am finally resurfacing from a fantastic Vodka fueled evening at the preview of the Absolute Art Exhibition (as per yesterdays post). Here, ladies and gents is the finished creation...what do you think? It took hours, days in fact and a whole ton of icing...

Photographer & Creative Director: Cliona O'Flaherty
Fashion stylist: Aishling Farinella
Stylist assistant: Arsheen Qsaim
Food styling (& frilly tablecloth!): Moi
Hair: David & Anthony @ Toni & Guy
Make up: Julie Ann Ryan
Model: Maria Boardmam @ 1st Option

Here's a link to the exhibition site where you can see more creations by fabulous people like Chris Judge, Steve Doogan, Aisling Farinella, Rich Gilligan & DADDY to name a few. The collection is showing in an amazing new venue, the smock alley theatre, lower exchange st, templebar, daily between 5 & 10pm from September 5th - 20th. Admission is free, so go check it out for yourself.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Absolut Original

I was thrilled when photographer Cliona O'Flaherty asked me to get involved in work she was commissioned to do for the Absolut Original Exhibition (for the Absolut Fringe Festival). Not just because it involved all things cake, pink and girlie but also because it was to be a first food & fashion collaboration with fabulous stylist Aisling Farinella (ok, and also because I got the get my sewing machine out!)

Cliona (along with 15 other artists) was given the same brief Andy Warhol was in 1985 to 'be inspired by the absolut bottle'. The small print are curating the exhibition and after the festival each piece will be submitted for inclusion in the International Absolut art collection in Stockholm. How exciting!

Anyhow, I won't reveal the finished masterpiece just yet (the preview exhibition is tonight so I'll tell you more tomorrow, absolut hangover dependant!) but here's some very early stages of work in progress snaps in the meantime...