Monday, 1 July 2013

Clothes Encounter: Styling Faye Rooney & Holly Keating!

 I was really excited to style Faye Rooney for a photo shoot. She has that retro look like Hollywood movie stars from the 1950s. She is very long and lean which is a great silhouette for lingerie modelling. Faye recently became the new hostess in Dublin hotspot ‘Madison’. The feature about the Assets model aptly titling her ‘Queen of Clubs’ was published in the Sunday World newspaper yesterday. For the shoot we went with various items from the Rosie Huntington Whiteley range from M&S. The line consists of very luxuriant fabrics, silken textures and panelling.

 ©Evan Doherty Photography
Their monochromatic balcony bra two piece set is really beautiful and has a clean cut yet feminine look about it. It was a winner on the day and looked fantastic on the model. The photographer for the shoot was fashion photographer Evan Doherty who took the sultry shots in ‘Madison Nightclub’ located on Wicklow Street. The plush black velvet couches and surroundings really add something lavish to the images. The location provides a very classic, upscale & deluxe backdrop. The shoot was published in the Sunday World newspaper yesterday. The MUA + Hair stylist was Aisling Vavasour. Faye's glossy waved hair and red lip exuded a Dita Von Teese appeal bridging between burlesque and pin-up.
 ©Evan Doherty Photography
Check out the cutting from the latest issue of 'The Sunday World': 

The following day I styled model Holly Keating. For the first part of the shoot we went for a mixture of glam lingerie in tones like deep violet, magnolia and black taken by Evan Doherty in his studio. The model looked alluring in the lingerie. The looks were teamed with a barnet that would rival that of Brigitte Bardot. The hair was teased at the crown and fell in loose waves accompanied by a smokey eye and nude lip. The MUA + Hair Stylist was the coveted ‘Make up by Aimee’. I love working with Aimee on a regular basis. She is a consummate pro.

Aimee applying the finishing touches to Holly's look
Aimee really showcased variety in this instance on the model as in the latter part of the shoot we took a more gangster street style route in terms of make up, hair & styling. Me and Aimee bounce very well off each other on shoots as part of a team because we are inclined to be on the same page. Our lovely model Holly Keating had a vivacious energy and could pull off the ‘swagger’ look with ease.

Holly Keating rocks a nineties lip and dark eyes with beanie.
For the shoot I pulled a ‘Boy London’ cap made infamous by the Queen of street herself - Rihanna. With the cap, the model wore a black bra, leopard seamless underwear and buttoned down high waisted vintage levis cut off shorts. I have to say - kudos to Holly for working the look she exuded confidence and energy which is what gave the looks the intensity and attitude. We shot various looks up on a rooftop against the urban renewal background.
©Evan Doherty Photography
The scenery tied in perfectly with the latter theme. For another look I styled Holly in a leopard print leotard and beanie with cross detailing on the turn up. The beanie is from the Penneys ‘Limited Edition’ range so if you want one - move fast! I love that Holly looks so funky for her ‘desk shot’. The desk shot has become somewhat of a rite of passage for a model working with Evan Doherty Photography and it has recently come out of retirement!

 ©Evan Doherty Photography
I have worked on a really fun charity project in aid of 'Animal Rescue' today with the aforementioned models and I will put up all the snapshots as soon as they go to press - but for now my lips are sealed! ;)
Make sure to pencil in the 4th of July 'Paws & Hooves' event organised by the lovely Kelly Donegan ! Click here to become an attendee on facebook.

I am a stylist, radio reporter and journalist - my blog 'Lipstick Gossip' showcases what I get up to. You can follow me on twitter: @lauramullett You can 'like' the 'Lipstick Gossip' official Facebook that has behind the scenes snapshots from shoots with Ireland's hottest models and top photographers: Lipstick Gossip.  My instagram is @champagneandlipstick

 Until next time...
xo L

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