Its almost over ..... hallelujah ! I will not be sorry to see the back of 2010 . It has been a toughie in many respects though recently , the dramatic snow manged to tame the party animal in me and led me into solitary confinement !
It was time to gather my thoughts and think about precious moments I've had with some special people in my fashion life and life .
Without any further adue , I need to rant and rage about Rynair . On Christmas eve I was travelling to Rome however THEY decided to keep us on a plane for 3 hours and take us nowhere !! Ensuite we spent 12 hours in the airport obtaining confirmation of cancellation from this pathetic airline company . At this point I was fairly fuming and I'm surprised at my level of temper management , no-one was harmed at the Rynair desk !
My new year resolution that will not be broken is 'I will never ever travel with those idiots again ! '
In no particular order ........ Paolo Borza . Paolo is one of the most creative creatures I know and adore.
He has an inimitable sense of style and a huge creative streak . He writes movies and for all these reasons he is highly recommendable as a best friend ! When I'm lost or in need of direction in my creative field or life he is the one I usually harass !!
Paolo and I moved to Paris in the late eighties to study fashion . We studied little and partied hard . I remember spending many a week night gallivanting in Les Bains Douches with up and coming designers Gaultier and Mugler who at that point were carving their niche on the fashion scene . We blagged our way into fashion defiles in the louvre tents. We mingled with les parisians by night and by day we worked with various fashion brands . They were fun times and I am happy to report we made the most of our vie en rose !
As you all know at this stage I've had the pleasure of collaborating with Paolo on his movie Doll . Doll tells the story of a 60 year old ex beauty queen . She is in a confrontational crisis between a privileged past and a present of overwhelming insecurity . Her vitality is so great that despite her currently
disastrous life, she will succeed in finding her sought after peace of mind, with the motto "Live life to its fullest " .
Attention producers !!!! Paolo is currently looking for a co-production for his divine movie .
All the images above are by Biba Logan . Biba is a visual goddess and I have the pleasure of working with her on a regular basis . We are known as the Sacred Style duo . We collaborate and produce fashion shoots for individuals and corporate clients . We share a creative vision and a voracious passion for beautiful people . Biba has a wicked knack for capturing that perfect moment . I style the subject , Biba focuses and shoots , and together we produce some incredible images , even if I say so myself ! Can I also add that working with this woman is painless , we enjoy our time together and our subjects always have fun .
Don't they say " Enjoy what you do , and you'll never work a day in your life ! "
Last week we did a shoot with an incredibly talented young actor Thom Jordan . We went to the docklands even though it felt more like Siberia . Here is a little taster of the fun that was had on the day .
|Tails and Jeans are Thom's .. He 's got great style ! Grandad Shirt @ Harlequin|
|Thom looks pretty cool in my fur hoodie !|
|Perfume Pomegranate by Jo Malone . My favorite !|
|Thom relaxes in a leather biker jacket avaiable from Harlequin|
|Gorgeous leather biker @ Harlequin|
|Love love love this photo Biba darling ...... ❤|
|Gold Lame Hoodie in the Sky @ American Apparel|
|Fur coat @ Bernanrdo's . Shirt and silk tie @ Harlequin|
It was crazy how cold it was and we did feel a pang of guilt for our lovely Thom so we took him to a hotel for the rest of the shoot .
Looking at these images it was so worth it !
Thom , you are a sweetheart and hope you enjoyed your day with the Sacred Style team as much as we did.
I'm feeling like Andy Warhol these days !!!!! I'm currently reading his diaries and I love the way he surrounded himself with creative friends . I realised recently that I 'm surrounded by lots of like-minded people , creative souls , photographers , stylists , designers etc etc . Et j 'adore !!
Some time ago my fabulous friend Gary Connolly asked me to style his forthcoming work of art / project Ophelia .
I got very excited ..... the gorgeous and amazing Deirdre Morissey was to be Ophelia . I needed one of my favorite make-up artists Seana Long whom I have re-named my baby Picasso , to be on board .
The team was complete . Gary took us to the cutest picturesque lake in Howth .
We had an incredible day and Gary had the patience of a saint . I would not allow Ophelia to drown until her make-up was perfect !
Ophelia will be unveiled at Gary's photographic exhibition early next year .
Gary darling , since you showed me that small print outside your office , can't get that incredibly beautiful image out of mind !
Hurry up honey , you have to share her with the world !
I'm so happy and honoured to be included on Faye 's list for most influential stylist in Ireland . I'm so chuffed with the tremendous support I 'm receiving . Keep up the great work guys and continue voting please !
At this point I need to express a little disappointment with the the Irish magazines and newspaper editors . Most publications will not publish new work and the village mentality that exists in these circles is tedious and so passe . I am happy to inform all fashionistas a new fashion forward magazine will be launched soon in Dublin . Watch this space darlings.......................
And this is why we adore blogs ! No need to submit and wait for approval !!!!
Would love to share with you darlings a Sacred Style shoot we did some time ago . The location is a properly dilapidated Georgian house here in Dublin .
I focused on Irish designers . We have some wonderfully talented designers on our shores . I aim to support them and promote their talents as often as possible . Why ? Because they are so worth it !!!
In this shoot I featured luscious gowns by the adorable Dawn Fitzgerald . Gliding into one of Dawn's gowns , you instantly feel like a Marlene goddess I promise you .
Another Irish duo that I totally love and adore is Bonzie Crotty . Girls , your collections are the cutest !
I often wear my fingerless lace glove adorned with stuff a la Bonzie ! I am smitten with the frilled sash / belt that I like to use as head gear also .
I would suggest that you investigate some seriously gorgeous designs by Claire O Conner , Claire Garvey , Aisling Clancy and jewellery by Adam King .
Aine Kilbride is one name that most certainly marked 2010 for me . I was strolling past Om Diva , who have recently moved to Drury street . A long dress made from ribbons sewn together encircled the mannequin and cummulated into a mass of ostrich feathers, stopped me dead in my tracks . It was love at first sight !
I promise to keep you updated on all my Irish loves that I will continue to find as I wander the streets of Dublin .
Biba and I want to say a massive thank you to Asheena , Sofia , Cici , Nicole and Dilly for being so beautiful .
We enjoyed this shoot so so much and I have to say it remains one of my personal little favorites .
Lots of Bisous
Sacred Style aka Maria + Biba
|Sofia wears award winning robe by Aine kilbride|
|Sofia wears silk jacket by Claire O'Conner + Legs by Claire Garvey|
|Cici does her thing and wears Dawn Fitzgerald|
|Cici wears an Aishlinn Clancy dress + Bonzie Crotty sash|
|Cici wears a stunning leather coat by Claire O'Conner|
|Asheena wears a Claire Garvey Collar and Claire O'Conner Dress|
|❤ Beautiful girls in beautiful creations ❤|
|Nicole wears a Dawn Fitzgerald gold gown|
|Cici wears a Dawn Fitzgerald delight .. Dilly follows her .......|
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Before I sign off , I will quickly mention a few people who spiced up my 2010 . They include Geraldine O'Callaghan who always brings me lots of laughter , Virginia Macari who shares my passion for fashion , Danielle Meagher for making me her style icon , Una Williams who has a huge heart and always a camera at hand , Mags and her sexy leathers , Nicky Harris who loves all things beautiful , Paola and her madness which I adore , Deirdre Morissey because she is gorgeous, Kamal Ibrahim because he's Kamal , Maurice Flynn my hair man , Seana my baby picasso , Cara for my natural eyelashes , Marian@ Jenny Vander's because I adore her , Susan, Fiona and Aoife because I love Harlequin , Luca and Paul + co @ Novo Cafe aka my office , Ruth @ Om Diva for being the sweetest , Theresa Rocca - my sweetheart ! Emma English-my beautiful angel . Claire Malone cause she is the cutest rock chick , Hayley and the boys who never kick me out from Lillies , Donna + Viki @ VSL for creating the crystal glove , Jacqui Corcoran and Karla Elliot for simply being there . One must always save the best till last..... my favorite guy in all the world has to be ..... Fabio Ferri, my amore !!! ❤
Now I probably have forgotten tons of people however if so , just smile and blame it on my dementia !
|The Gorgeous Asheena wears a Claire Garvey Necklace|
I'm ready for 2011 . I've got a feeling it will be fabulous .
Wishing you all a glamorous and gorgeous New Year .