It’s been a very busy (& exciting) few weeks & I’ve now finally got a chance to give you a little update on what I’ve been up to. Some of you might know that I completed a PR & Sales Internship with Irish designer, Natalie B Coleman
, in her studio in Monaghan a few weeks ago. It was such an amazing experience & I honestly had no idea that I would learn so much. Here are a few pictures of her colourful studio….
I was in love with her designs before I began the internship & now after seeing some of them in person, I am absolutely head over heels ! The whole internship was one of the best experiences I’ve had to date. We worked extremely long hours but I learned an amazing amount & it will be something which I will never forget. Owning a start-up business in today’s economy is no easy task, so seeing the amount of work that has to be put in & the amount of dedication needed to succeed has really opened my eyes. Natalie is showing her latest collection at New York & Paris Fashion weeks & I was on hand to prepare for this by setting up appointments with potential buyers. She is an extremely talented lady with an admirable work-ethic & I’m very lucky to have been given the chance to work with her.
As well as the work I did in Monaghan, I also got to help out at the film shoot for her upcoming collection, ‘I LOVE ME’. Here are a few behind the scenes snaps from the day & also, the very cool Film Teaser itself…
|Stylist, Aisling Farinella, adding in the finishing touches
So as you can see, there was a lot of hard work involved in the Internship ! But nonetheless, we still found time to fit in a bit of DIY to keep the creative side of our brain in tact….(you can just imagine how happy I was at the idea of DIY). At the same time as doing the internship, I was also preparing for a pastel themed photo shoot I was styling in Galway last Saturday. Natalie & my fellow Intern, Michael Stewart, went out of their way to give me a hand & my God, we had the best time creating some cool pieces for the shoot.
I have quite the obsession with flower crowns at the moment, & really wanted to make my own one for the shoot. I had seen some online which cost a whopping 50euro, crazy or what!? So instead, I went about making my own version & I am so delighted with how it turned out. Natalie & I went into town one of the evenings I was there & found the cutest plastic flowers for 2.50 per bunch in a little discount store. With the help of Michael, I plaited the flowers together & as you can see from the crazy looking picture of me above, it turned out pretty nice, eh? 10 minutes & 5euro….not too shabby at all :)
That same day in town, we also purchased some pink dye for something like 3 euro. We had a really cool idea for a plain aran jumper which Natalie had left over from the shoot…
We came up with the idea of dip dying the sleeves of the jumper & as a result, produced the cutest, coolest & most amazing looking jumper ! It was so cool to be doing this sort of thing with Natalie & Michael…7 I’ve definitely learned a trick or two from the experience.When dying the jumper, I had thought that I would just be borrowing it for the shoot….but was so surprised (& firkin DELIGHTED) when Natalie told me on the last day that it was mine to keep as a little present for the work I had done. Along with this, I also received a pice from one of her previous collections & the most interesting looking belt she found in New York. I’ll be posting these pieces in an outfit post very soon :)
So as you can imagine, I was extremely prepared for the shoot I was about to style ! Take a look for yourselves at how the DIY projects turned out in these first few shots from the shoot I styled…..
|Behind the scenes
It was the first shoot I styled with fellow Galway creatives, Saibh Egan Photography
& Makeup by Flora
…& I am absolutely over the moon with how it turned out ! …& of course, the beautiful model, Sinead Maxwell, made it an extremely easy task for all of us. It was a day where we experienced every kind of weather possible, but you really would think it was the nicest Summers day from the images. I really loved working with this particular team & I’m looking forward to future shoots already. What do you guys think? Do you like it?
Ok woah, that was quiet the long post ! I guess I just had a crazy amount of news to get off my chest. Hope you can get a good idea of what I’ve been up to anyway…& trust me, there’s actually a good bit more to come but we’ll leave that for another day :)
Hope you are all having a super weekend !