Thursday, August 30, 2012

School Gate Uniform

School Gate Uniform

I have a slight style addiction to cardigans and belts this week. And now that the school gates are back in my life again they are the perfect combination for my yummy mummy look.

School Gate Uniform by elainescully featuring a slim belt

Free People floral top

River Island black top
$63 -


A P C navy top
$430 -

By Malene Birger wool cardigan
$355 -

Slim belt
$19 -

Waist belt


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Get the Look: Vintage Makeup

by Anne Hutton Makeup & Beauty Carlow

I recently worked on a really cool vintage-inspired photoshoot in the breathtaking Shankill Castle Paulstown. The shoot "Delicate Warmth" was for Styled By Rara -stylist Rachel Doyle, with Colin Price Photography , and gorgeous Assets model Ellie.

I thought I'd share an easy step-by-step on how I achieved one of Ellie's makeup looks for this shoot.
This look is a little bit 1940s with the strong red lip and matte complexion, but a little softer around the eyes than the classic 40s strong lines.

Note: Best leave the false tan off for this look!

I do a quick touch-up on location.

Step 1:
Use a primer all over to smooth the skin surface, then apply a little foundation blending with your fingers or a brush. Dab some concealer around the eye area, top and bottom. Blend well.

Step 2:
Lightly powder, and dust off the excess with your powder brush.

Step 3:
Apply some blush to the cheeks for a healthy colour.

Step 4:
Blend a small amount of nude eyeshadow over the eyelids with a fluffy brush. Blend a slightly darker shade along the socket line, keeping it soft. With a smaller brush blend a little along the lower lash line for a soft under-eye.

Hair and makeup underway...

Step 5:
Slowly, bit by bit, draw a line of black liquid eyeliner along the top lash line. Keep tight to the lashes leaving no gaps.

Step 6:
Lots of mascara!!

Step 7:
Line the lips, carefully, with red lip liner, and fill in. Apply your chosen shade of red lipstick (I used Lancome Rouge in Love Shade 170N- a really bright red, on Ellie) with a lip brush for extra precision.

And there you have it - a beautiful vintage makeup look, classy and elegant but very simple and easy to achieve.
Permit air-kisses only please!

For more photo's from this shoot see my Facebook page or website

Anne xx

Photography Colin Price, Stylist Rachel Doyle, Model Ellie Connelly,  Makeup Artist Anne Hutton, Photographic Assistant Tony Comerford


Sunday, August 19, 2012

How I made my Walk in Wardrobe.........Part 1

By Elaine Scully Styling

What girl doesn't want a 'Walk in Wardrobe'?
Carrie Bradshaw's Walk in Wardrobe

Standing between most of us and our dream dressing room is SPACE. I have four bedrooms in my house - my husband and I occupy one and both my sons have a room each, our fourth room has been my office for the past 3 years. Recently it dawned on me, my office is only used by me and my work revolves around clothes and accessories - so why not marry the two!!! HOW did I not think of this before?

I also have Vicky Mooney - my curvy model crush - to thank for inspiring me. I was in Vicky's house back in June putting together looks for a shoot and absolutely loved how she had her accessories displayed. All her necklaces, earrings, bracelets etc were on show, hanging from hooks and stands on the walls and shelves of her bathroom. While back at my place my collection of bling was piled into numberous drawers of my dressing table and chest of drawers. I wanted what Vicky had and so with my creative hat on I came up with my Walk in Wardrobe/Office plan :)

My new dressing room is still a work in progress (I need to sort out all my shoes in particular) but here are some pics of how it looks so far........

I had such fun creating my new accessory display and it only cost me €2.98! I purchased a pack of white and clear hooks from 4Home for €1.99 and a pack for metal hooks in Harry Corry's for 99c. The pocket accessory organiser hanging on the wall above, I already had. Originally it had a wooden bar going through the top of it with a metal hook, but it broke due to overload! Rather than throw it out I decided to attach a trouser hanger to it. You can buy then in Penneys (Primark) for €4.

The accessory trays above belonged to my son which before I got my hands on it was a colouring set. I unscrewed the case, took it apart and painted the inside white.

And this stand began its life as a mug tree - I resurrected it from the shed giving it a new more glamorous role.

The above is a door off an old cabinet. My hubbie turned it on its side, screwed a hook into each corner and fixed it onto the wall. I added some suction cups to the glass which fell down a few minutes later :( To ensure they stayed in place the second time I added double sided sticky tape.

Well what do you think? do you love it as much as I do?

If anyone has some more inspiring ideas for me feel free to pass them on :)

Elaine xx


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Purple Power

My first creation on Polyvore..................Forever a favoured hue of mine, purple paraded the autumn 2012 catwalks of Chanel, Dior, Bottega here are my purple picks.

Purple Power

Gucci purple cocktail dress
$1,380 -

Silvian Heach flower dress
$86 -

River Island purple leather jacket
$94 -

Agate jewelry

Pyramid ring

Isharya purple ring
$88 -

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