Saturday, 28 April 2012

Galway City Fashion Fiesta

I will be completely finished College this Monday. Our end of year Fashion Show (GTI Fashion Fiesta) has just passed and I literally haven't had the time to create this post hence the lateness. I have had so much positive feedback from everyone about the show so thank you from all the fashion students at GTI.
I couldn't find a model to wear my recycled dress so I modeled it myself; of corse this meant I didn't actually see the show which was a little odd since I have spent so many months imagining every little detail. Also something awful happened!! My beloved camera just decided to pack up on me so I'm camera-less; I feel like I have lost limb. I couldn't take any photographs so for more images visit 'Galway City Fashion Fiesta' on Facebook. This was a charity event and all proceeds went to Ability West. A big thanks to everyone involved and everyone who supported the event.

We had a Tea Party themed launch with cakes, tea, live windows and masquerade make-up demonstrations by the make-up artistry students.

Below make-up artistry students modeling the Business Fashion up-cycled masquerade outfits
with hair stylist Natasha Richardson and Model Katie M. Higgins

Official poster created by the very talented Jaesin Yu

Live Windows at Brown Thomas and Anthony Ryan's
Photography: Jaesin Yu
Live Windows created by Jaesin Yu and Chantelle Hennigan
Hair: Natasha Richardson
Make up: Genevieve Stafford

Brown Thomas
Dress designed by Gemma Mclean
Model: Jennifer Quirke

Anthony Ryan's
Dress' designed by Rachel Scullion and Maria Fahy
Model: Emma Carroll and Katie M Higgins

Me wearing my recycled garment (you can see the photo shoot with Emily here)

Our show host Brendan Courtney and I (besties haha) 

The show kicked off with a performance by the amazing Youth Ballet West.
Photography by: Feargal Norton

Sunday, 22 April 2012

My Fashion Exchange Work placement in Tenerife

I have been neglecting my blog a little lately as I've been so busy with our end of year fashion show and also my work placement in Tenerife. Myself and a few girls from the Fashion Design and Fashion Industry Practice classes (my class) were chosen for the Leonardo De Vinci european scholarship program. Initially we had a rocky start as we were delayed 12 hours due to a passenger unfortunately having a heart attack on the plane consequently we had to do an emergency landing in Lanzarote. Whilst on the plane waiting to set off for Tenerife the cabin crew luckily realized the door of the plane was broken. Despite this I had an amazing time and got really close to the girls from the other fashion classes. We now have all these Tenerife 'in' jokes that no one understands.I was working in Mango's Los Christianos store in the south of the Island. I was doing visual merchandising, window displays and general retail advising. I met some lovely people in Mango; there was such a chilled and friendly atmosphere, they all made me feel very welcome despite the horrific communication barrier. I loved doing the window displays and I learned a lot about styling and the important of specific details. Here's a few snaps.Jess x
I got extremely addicted to Guacamole.

 Louise looking very cool with her menthol slims Hah :)

The gang at Mango.

Here is a sneak peak of the photo shoot I done with Ciara K Gallagher and Louise Kelly.

Jaesin's lovely new perm; how zen does she look :)

 Outfits post from our last night in Tenerife!!

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