Category Archives: Events

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo: House of Holland AW15

I wasn’t long back from the amazing designs of Milan Fashion Week when I was offered the opportunity to travel to MBFW Tokyo as part of the AOFM Pro Makeup Team to work on the AW15 Showing from House of Holland! As you can imagine I jumped at the chance.

So I thought I would take a few moments to share some of the images with you. I LOVE Henry Hollands designs and he’s such a lovely guy too which just tops it all off.

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

Milan Fashion Week AW15 Makeup Trends

I had the pleasure of working on the makeup team at a few of the shows at Milan Fashion Week this season and wanted to share some of the images with you. The collections and makeup were all totally different for each designer, but equally as beautiful.

OPENING SHOW FOR MFW: Chicca Lualdi FW15

 

Next up was the new Collection for Nicholas K FW15

Next up was the AMAZING FW15 Collection from Sergei Grinko.

No Mascara is the New Mascara for AW14 according to London Fashion Week

I had the pleasure of flying over to work at London Fashion Week at the weekend. What can I say – IT ROCKS! The level of organisation and sheer beauty was phenomenal.

One of the shows I was working on was the Bernard Chandran AW14 Show. The designs were edgy, sexy and really packed a punch. They were mostly leather which just oozed sex appeal. The collection was designed with a masculine edge which delivers an element of power to these designs. AND THE BOOTS…. Do I need to mention those boots?! #Want #Need

I was there as part of Nora Nona’s Makeup Team! Boy is she a born leader and a pleasure to work with. She is a woman who knows exactly what she wants and she has a beautiful way of making it happen.

Across the different shows which I worked on, there was one common denominator. Nude on Nude on Nude!  AW14 is all about the flawless nude skin, which also meant – NO MASCARA! I have to admit, I did have a mini heart attack at the thought of models going on the catwalk with no mascara. I am a big mascara fan, I think it really changes the whole look of your makeup when you add it in. But I have to say, the results were flawless. It takes a lot of time to create a nude makeup fit for catwalk and I admit that when it was done, I didn’t even miss or notice that the mascara wasn’t there. It was all about contouring and skin!

Another trend on the AW14 Catwalk was dewy skin and I don’t mean the odd bit of shine on the cheek bones. Light reflecting creams and facial oils were in full swing on the catwalks of London Fashion Week. I worked with Nicola Moore on the Tessa Edwards AW14 show as well and the idea was to almost make the skin look like plastic. It was glossy all over – Usually this is a big no no in terms of makeup, but on the Catwalks of London – It worked!

Tessa Edwards designs were a big contrast to those of Bernard Chandran, but stunning none the less.  From pleats, metallic’s and monochrome the Tessa Edwards AW14 show captured the biggest trends this year but with a twist.

Tessa Edwards, Tessa Edwards AW14, TEAW14, Metallics, pleats, fashion, london fashion week, LFW, nuala cambpbell, makeup, mua, make up artist

Tessa Edwards, Tessa Edwards AW14, TEAW14, Metallics, pleats, fashion, london fashion week, LFW, nuala cambpbell, makeup, mua, make up artist Tessa Edwards, Tessa Edwards AW14, TEAW14, Metallics, pleats, fashion, london fashion week, LFW, nuala cambpbell, makeup, mua, make up artist

So if you want to know what the up-coming trend in terms of Makeup for AW14 – It’s Nude on Nude! But remember, its nude with a punch! Start practicing your contouring skills now!

Summer Wedding Party at Down Royal Racecourse

We are delighted to announce the return of our next BIG wedding show, back, BIGGER & BETTER…but with a eventful twist.

1c

 Wedding Show, Bridal Catwalk, Music Showcase and more, Sunday August 18th will see our Summer Wedding Party at Down Royal Racecourse. Our original Down Royal Show but with an exciting revamp. Join us from 1pm-5pm for our Summer Wedding Party as OENI welcomes and celebrates with all brides and grooms to be who come along by giving them a warm party feel from the word go.

Expect on the day, an indoor/outdoor event with our catwalk returning to the sensational outdoor balcony, overlooking the beautiful race course with light and alluring live music accompanying the latest bridal trends and men’s suiting as the best in Northern Ireland’s wedding wear walks down our runway.

Guests will also be treated to an array of wedding day essentials in form of wine tasting, a BBQ, a hog roast, tea, cakes, cocktails, entertainment and much more inside and out with up to 90 local businesses displaying their wedding day packages and exclusive offers.  We encourage creativeness and interaction to make sure visiting couples have a great day out. Plus a few more surprises we won’t mention just yet.

12Not forgetting our sensational wedding music showcase running all day, providing local bands and musicians the chance to showcase their abilities at allocated time-slots throughout the day.

For more information about the event visit our website or contact 07834370006.

Come party with us on Sunday August 18th. 1pm-5pm at Down Royal Racecourse for our Summer Wedding Party. Admission £3.

PS. Be one of the lucky ones with first 250 in will get a goodie bag of treats

 

L.K. BENNETT ‘POPS UP’ AT THE OUTLET TO CELEBRATE CLEARANCE EVENT

From Saturday 25 May – Sunday 9 June, style seekers everywhere will be heading to The OUTLET Banbridge to check out a must-have collection of clothing, footwear and accessories at up to 90% off RRP. Choose from darling dresses under £30 and go from day to night, or opt for a tailored jacket or trouser suit for sailing through boardroom and lunch meetings in style. This iconic label offers modern classics which are timeless, proving an instant hit with celebrities and royals alike.

Harriet Cream-Champagne Dress (£225, Event Price £30), Covent Bitter Chocolate Shoes (£345, Event Price £40). Available at The OUTLET Banbridge. T 028 4062 5151 W the-outlet.co.uk

Harriet Cream-Champagne Dress (£225, Event Price £30), Covent Bitter Chocolate Shoes (£345, Event Price £40). Available at The OUTLET Banbridge. T 028 4062 5151 W the-outlet.co.uk

Look out for elegant knitwear pieces, pretty day dresses, beautiful belts and heavenly heels for the best shopping spree you’ll experience this summer!

Jude Black Jacket (£295, Event Price £30). Available at The OUTLET Banbridge. T 028 4062 5151 W the-outlet.co.uk

Jude Black Jacket (£295, Event Price £30). Available at The OUTLET Banbridge. T 028 4062 5151 W the-outlet.co.uk

 Visit the L.K. Bennett Pop-Up Clearance Store in Unit 20 at The OUTLET, Outlet Park, Banbridge, BT32 4LF. Easily reached on the main A1 route linking Belfast and Dublin, just outside Banbridge, The OUTLET is 10 minutes from Newry and 25 minutes from Belfast. The OUTLET also offers free parking on arrival.

Call +44 (0) 28 4062 5151 or check out www.the-outlet.co.uk for more information.

Ripley Violet Dress (£225, Event Price £30). Available at The OUTLET Banbridge. T 028 4062 5151 W the-outlet.co.uk

Ripley Violet Dress (£225, Event Price £30). Available at The OUTLET Banbridge. T 028 4062 5151 W the-outlet.co.uk

Appletiser StyleFIX set to sparkle on Emerald Isle

stylefixFor the fourth year running, Appletiser StyleFIX will once again take to the roads and visit shopping centres across the island of Ireland with a fabulous runway show and beauty stations offering stylistas a one-stop, fashion-fix as they shop. 

 Gently sparkling, natural apple juice Appletiser has teamed up with Ireland’s top shopping destinations and is bringing StyleFIX to The Crescent Shopping Centre, Limerick on Saturday 11 May; St Stephens Green, Dublin in September; Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork (Saturday 31 August); and Whitewater Shopping Centre, Newbridge (Saturday 08 June) as well as CastleCourt in Belfast in September and Foyleside Shopping Centre in Derry on 01 June.

 
Audience members at the summer events will enjoy high-impact fashion shows throughout their shopping Saturday where models will showcase a whole host of hot-to-trot seasonal trends on the catwalk.  With a super selection of stylish high street stores, Appletiser StyleFIX will have something to set every style aficionado’s heart racing.  From beachwear, sports luxe and cool summer whites to flamboyant florals, pretty pastels and enviable ethnic prints; no style fix will be left unsolved.  Those attending will also be able to sample delicious complimentary Appletiser while receiving free advice and pampering mini makeovers from make-up brand partner Smashbox.

 Appletiser Stylefix

Appletiser’s handbag sized 350ml bottle is great for every girl’s lifestyle and is handy to drop in your bag when on the go. Tara O’Rourke, Head of Marketing for Appletiser in Ireland comments: “Appletiser is a unique gently sparkling drink, made from 100% apple juice and has no added sugars or preservatives. The new, light plastic bottle is ideal for busy ladies who are rushing from one place to another or who are lucky enough to lunch at the local park, as it slots into a handbag perfectly, making it even easier to enjoy that magical fruit burst of Appletiser while still getting in one of their five a day.”

 

Stylist and show organiser Cathy Martin says fashionistas will have a lot to be tempted by while shopping.  “Summer has finally arrived and we’re ready to get out there and don the season’s latest trends.  Summer is going to be awash with a flurry of florals, soft pastels, chic nudes and colour bursts such as classic emerald greens – just perfect for any Appletiser lady.”

 

She continued: “The catwalk shows provide the ideal opportunity for audience members to relax and embrace the fashions on display. The beauty consultants on hand from our make-up partner Smashbox cosmetics will also be offering complimentary make-up demonstrations, making suggestions on how you can re-fresh your make-up bag to match your beautifully stylish new spring/summer wardrobe.”

 

The Appletiser StyleFIX tour will be calling at Belfast, Dublin, Newbridge in Co. Kildare, Limerick, Derry and Cork.  Look out for the dates in a centre near you or log on to facebook at www.facebook.com/AppletiserIreland for weekly updates.

My Valentines Lip Pick!

Since today is Valentines Day, I picked a special Lipstick to wear!

Inglot Lipstick Shade 243

Inglot Lipstick Shade 243

Inglot Cosmetics Lipstick #243 is PERFECT for the occasion!

The photo doesn’t really do the colour justice, it is a gorgeous deep Pink with a hit of purple. Here is a photo of it actually applied.

inglot 243

Enriched with Vitamin E and Apricot Kernel Oil, it leaves your lips fully moisturised and ready for action!

What is your favourite colour for Valentines?