I’m really excited to be finally able to show you the fashion photo shoot I recently worked on for the new issue of Prudence magazine, and to tell you a little bit about it. Working alongside the brilliant Liam Power, I assisted in styling the shoot and managed to take a few snaps on the day to give you a sneak-peek at what went on behind the scenes. The entire shoot took place on location in the picturesque setting of the Japanese Gardens in Co.Kildare and despite the fact that the weather wasn’t great on the day, we still got some fabulous photos. I think the rain actually brought out the colour and lusciousness of the grounds, in all its autumnal glory!
These stone bee-hive huts also doubled as a make-shift dressing room during some of the shots. (A more versatile side to the monastic cell!)
Our stunning model Clara McSweeney, of Andrea Roche Model Agency (who has been hailed to be the next Kate Moss), braved the cold weather and showed each outfit off fantastically. The talented Ellie Murphy did the make-up on the day, while hairdresser Joe Hayes worked his magic to create runway fit hair, from fabulous curls to a strikingly straight pony tail.
On the day we had literally a room full of clothes, accessories and outfits to work with, so as you can imagine I was in heaven! We worked with a great variety of shops and designers, from Karen Millen to Penneys, to Irish designer Fiona Managan. I loved this mix of designer and high street brand as it meant a real range in style and price. Encapsulating some of the key winter trends - fur, sequins, brocade - we created some really glam and festive looks.
Below is a snap of some of the team in action, with photographer Maciej Pestka capturing another striking pose.
I only included a few pics of the outfits to give a glimpse of some of the clothes used to style the shoot, but in order to really see how great the clothes looked you have to see the entire spread in all its glory. Maciej’s photos are truly amazing and its well worth taking a look at the new issue of Prudence to see how wonderful it all turned out in the end. And sher, while you’re at it, you can have a read of the beauty and travel features I wrote for it too.. *shameless self promo* :-P
The new issue of Prudence is out this week and is set to be a real gem, I know I’m super excited to see it anyway!