I've worked with Alice on shoots for her handmade jewellery brand Aliquo for a number of years now and it is always such a fun experience. It was also great to shoot with model Alicia again - she did a really great job. (The last time we met she had just done her Junior Cert, which makes me feel pretty old..!) Orlaith from Emma Farrell Makeup did a fantastic job on hair & makeup too. Here's a few outtakes from our shoot last week.
I got the opportunity to peek inside the studio of Sligo hair and millinery outfit Locks & Lace last month, and shoot some images for a feature in Sligo Now. It's a beautifully bright and airy studio, full of light and colour and useful storage space. Each headpiece is hand-shaped, hand-stitched and hand-crafted by Strandhill-based owner Emma Murphy, using quality materials like fur felt and real feathers. She sews the linings for her pieces on her mother's vintage machine, and attaches each bead by hand with a needle & thread. It's brilliant to see such a dedication to craft and quality in a small local enterprise.
You'll find a few of these photos in Emma's feature in this month's Sligo Now, which will be in the usual local outlets from tomorrow (Friday).