Luxury bridal boutique, Blush, situated on the stylish Lisburn Road in Belfast, has unveiled the winner of their search to find the face for their 2014 advertising campaign. Lucky bride-to-be Zoe Nicholson, from Kilkeel in County Down, fought off fierce competition from all around Ireland to be crowned the Face of Blush 2014.
Zoe, who judges felt best encaptured the essence of the Blush brand, now walks away with an incredible prize to enjoy in the run-up to her big day. Primary School Teacher Zoe will also be featured on Blush’s advertising campaign for the next twelve months following a one-on-one photo shoot with renowned fashion photographer Khara Pringle.
Zoe isn’t only a teacher she’s also a volunteer with a charity called New Beginnings Charitable Trust which helps vulnerable and neglected children in Uganda.
Director of Blush, Aileen Wilson said of the winner: “Zoe cap
tures the spirit of our store perfectly – she has grace, poise, a sense of fun, kindness and is brimming with love, as every bride should be.”
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Following her highly successful first solo exhibition just last year, leading fashion stylist and now established artist Sara O’Neill recently launched her second body of work to a rapidly growing fan base at Belfast’s Frame of Mine Gallery. Inspired by fashion and literature, Sara’s collection of pictures entitled ‘Love Me to Death’ pays homage to the strength of the female character in the face of adversity.
Gráinne Maher & Sharon Curran
At the private viewing, guests were treated to a drinks reception courtesy of Carnaby Brown before getting up-close and personal with Sara’s flourished flair for fashion illustration and devotion to detail. Thirteen detailed pencil drawings and mixed-media pieces featuring watercolour and pastel were on show as well as Sara’s limited edition prints and illustrated T-shirts, designed exclusively to coincide with the exhibition.
Sara O’Neill & Paddy McGurgan
From themes of doomed love and tempestuous relationships to thrills and sensations and trials and tribulations, Sara has explored and visualised such works as ‘The Woman in White’, ‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘Masque of the Red Death’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘Rebecca’.
Khara Pringle & Bradley Quinn
Delighted to be returning with a whole new body of work, Sara commented, “I have adored creating every piece for this new collection. I have experimented and morphed my love of classic and Victorian Gothic literature into a modern, fashion-led interpretation, each piece featuring a striking heroine who is living through, yet owning her individual cruel blow of ill-fate.”
Mark & Whitney Morgan
Sara’s work is available for purchase via Frame of Mine Gallery or by visiting www.saras-designs.co.uk Pieces are available at a range of prices up to £1,000 with sizes varying from 23x16in to 30x22in.
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