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Internship with NATALIEBCOLEMAN & Recent Photo...

Internship with NATALIEBCOLEMAN & Recent Photo Shoot

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…
BEFORE

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 !
Stylishly yours,
Erika x

  1. Blau von T

    26 February

    great work!

  2. Sheree Milli

    26 February

    Oh wow, it all looks amazing. I love the jumper and the garland. Very clever lady. Xx

  3. jimmi lou

    26 February

    Great read, loved the styling. The jumper is fab, lucky you getting to keep it. Hoping to see an outfit post featuring it soon!

    • Erika Fox

      26 February

      Thanks Jimmi…definitely, there will we one coming up very soon :) x

  4. Femke.

    26 February

    Wow, your internship looks amazing, jealous :D..
    Also the shoot+styling is beaaaautiful!! <3 Good job!

    XOXF.
    http://www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

  5. Kathy

    26 February

    The jumper looks great!
    So do the other styles :)
    Looks like it’s been a good time for you.

    xx

    • Erika Fox

      26 February

      Thanks a million Kathy…things are going great at the moment :) xx

  6. Courtney

    26 February

    love the sweater!

    Also, I just thought I’d let you know I’m giving away a Clarisonic Mia on my blog! I’d love it if you could check it out on my blog. You can gain up to 10 entries! Here’s a link xx
    http://daisy–meadow.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-clarisonic-mia.html

    • Erika Fox

      26 February

      Thanks Courtney !
      I’l check it out now xx

  7. Saibh Egan

    26 February

    fab post babes!! Thank you for including me and Flora! Loving our colabs! x s

    • Erika Fox

      26 February

      Awh no prob….can’t wait to do more :) x

  8. Aoife

    26 February

    That jumper is so frickin’ deadly. Think I may have to steal the idea. Love the pastel inspired shoot too; great styling as ever.
    Keep it up!

    littleblondebear.blogspot.com

  9. CLAUDIA KITTEN

    26 February

    Love what you did with the jumper! Looks like you had an amazing time.
    I’m now following you.
    Claudia xxx
    http://www.claudiakitten.blogspot.com

    • Erika Fox

      26 February

      I really did ! I’ll be featuring this jumper in an outfit post very soon :)
      xx

  10. GREEDS

    27 February

    Really love your photography!

    http://www.itsgreeds.blogspot.com

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