Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How to Tie your Scarf

We all love to accessorise and finish off a look with a scarf. Scarves add colour, print, and trends to the simplest of outfits. Of course at this time of the year, they also offer practical warmth. Scarves allow us to wear our lighter coats for a little bit longer and then when we do need to slip into our warm winter coats they add an extra layer of cosiness and give a fresh look to last years coat. Wearing a scarf this often means we have to get inventive with how we drape them......So here are my 3 favourite ways to wear my scarves.................

Look One - The Basic Knot

Basic Knot Step 1 - Fold your scarf in half and drape the loop over one shoulder

Basic Knot Step 2 - Grab both loose ends and pull them through the loop and now you have the Basic Knot

Look Two - The Fashion Knot - This is my favourite way to wear my scarf at the moment!!

Fashion Knot Step 1 - Fold your scarf in half and drape the loop over one shoulder

Fashion Knot Step 2 - Grab one of the long loose ends and bring it through the loop

Fashion Knot Step 3 - Grab the second loose end and bring it over the loop and then pull it down through the loop. You now have the Fashion Knot. You can tighten the knot or loosen it to create different effects

Look 3 - The Double Drape

Double Drape Step 1 - For this style don't fold the scarf in half. Simply drape the full length around you neck but leave one side longer than the other

Double Drape Step 2 - Take the long end and wrap it right around your neck until you have the end back at the front where you started

Double Drape Step 3 - taking one end at a time pull them through the draped part at the front of your neck. You now have a Double Draped Scarf

Now you know how to wear a Scarf, why not treat yourself to a new one. Here are my faves online right now

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Happy Shopping!!!
Elaine xx

Friday, October 24, 2014

Simple Layers

By Elaine Scully Styling

It's not cold enough for a heavy coat just yet (thankfully!!) and I think this Boucle Coatigan is just perfect. A cozy layer that you can throw on over almost anything. It's definitely an easy wear piece. Costs a fab €57.50 from Simply Be and is available in sizes 12 to 26


Sunday, October 5, 2014

SFX Makeup Workshop: Life-casting. Day 1

by Anne Hutton Makeup & Beauty, Carlow

So today was the first day of our 4 day workshop on SFX Life-casting, led by David Cullen, aka Evil Chimp FX, based here in Carlow.
Today David demonstrated the life-casting on model Suzanne Moran, and we each then went through the process with our partners.
The end-game is to have a life cast of each of our heads, and we can then create all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures on our own faces whenever we like, or make simple generic molds like vampire foreheads, cheek-bones, etc. 

For the workshop we will be creating Zombie-like creatures, monsters, and all sorts of "undead" which we will use in a photo-shoot next Monday, to capture our work... then we can use our creations in the upcoming Zombie Walk for Eigse Festival, in Carlow on October 26th.

My look, which I will create and apply on fellow makeup artist Debbie Mac Donald (Deb FX Makeup) will be based on "Ice Queen", a character from a low budget 2005 straight-to-video horror flop. Debbie and I have worked on several projects for David before so we jumped at the chance to attend this exciting workshop.

Ice Queen 2005

So Day 1 involved us each "life-casting" our partners. Lots of fun and mess!

Some pics of the process...more to follow

Also attending the workshop are a great bunch of artists coming from various creative professions, as well as makeup backgrounds. Attending the workshop are: Debbie Mac Donald, Eamonn Elders, Yvonne Scanlon Bridges, Michelle Hoare, Kelly Brennan, Tee Elliot and Dawn O' Donaghue.
I'll post up lots more photos of everyone's work in the upcoming stages.
Until then...
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