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Spring Summer Style - "Colour Blocking with Liam Power"

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Oranges, reds, purples, greens & blues- every hue of bold colour can be used to create one of this season's most daring looks- today we look at Colour Blocking with stylist Liam Power.

Bid Farwell to Winter and say hi to Spring as we get a sneak peak at what's hot for S/S '09. Fresh from the catwalks of Milan, Paris, London & New York we brush off the gloom of Winter and look forward to Spring with a bright, fresh outlook on style. Loud & proud, clashing combinations of colour makes for a bold, self-assured look.

"This season's explosive new shades pack a powerful punch. Tangerine, citrineand dynamic neons make for a tangy combination, as bold colour- block dresses light up the night."

Looks from the video clip:-

Outfit 1
Coat €2, 615, Donna Karan
Dress €660, Smock, Dublin 2
Bracelet €150, Catriona Hanly
Shoes €410 Christian Dior

Outfit 2
Cardigan €185, Chloe
Dress, €495, Joanne Hynes
Bracelets €150 each, Catriona Hanly
Sheos €380, Miu Miu

Outfit 3
Jacket €410, Elie Taheri
Dress, €2,050, Lanvin
Shoes, €450 Prada

Tips for working this trend into your wardrobe:-
Complimentary colours

. Team colours from the same family together for a harmonious look - think bright pinks with vivid fuchsias, turquoise with royal blue
. Keep warmer tones like orange and red together
. Go for a neutral-toned shoe to keep it simple
Mix it up
. Work regal purples in with contrasting, fiery oranges
. Try lime green with melon or rosebud pink for a pleasantly jarring combination
. Go to town on the look with a loud, contrasting shoe or handbag
Outfit 1
Cardigan,€25, Dunnes Stores
Top, €33.50, River Island
Bracelets, €17.50, River Island
Skirt, €40, River Island
Shoes, €115, Office

Outfit 2:
Jacket, €15, Dunnes Stores
Dress, €840, Smock
Shoes, €160, Dolls

Outfit 3:
Coat, €31. Penneys
Dress, €25, Dunnes Stores
Shoes, €16, Dunnes Stores

Outfit 4:
Jacket, €79, Zara
Chiffon top, €20, Dunnes Stores
Trousers, €49, Zara

Outfit 5:
Cardigan, €20, Dunnes Stores
Dress, €100, Oasis
Shoes, €80, River Island

Outfit 6:
Cardigan, €25, Dunnes Stores
Dress, €100, Ted Baker
Shoes, €80, Office

Sincere thanks to the staff of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 for granting permission to film in their incredible premises.

Winter (mid-November to 16th February)
Mon-Sun 9 am - 4:30 pm
Summer (17th February to mid-November)
Mon-Sun 9 am - 6 pm
Glasshouse opening hours:
The Glasshouses close at 5pm on weekdays and 5.45pm at weekends

Paula Callan O'Keefe -- Make up
Paula Callan-O'Keeffe pursued her dream of a career in the cosmetics industry 1992, after modeling for 4 years. She started working as a makeup artist for an up and coming photographer and spent 5 years working freelance as both a makeup artist and a stylist.

Paula joined M.A.C in 1997 as Pro Senior Artist in Ireland and UK. Her entrepreneurial attributes, led her to initiate the opening of a salon with her husband.

Paula works with some of the most talented and inspirational people within fashion, TV and film such as Helen, Yasmin , Jodie Kidd and Naoim. Hiedi ,Rachel Hunter . Paula manages her own make up academy, at the salon Brown Sugar, that she co-owns with her husband Mark .

Paula is continuously sought after for both Irish and international TV networks including MTV, RTE & TV3 and International Fashion Shows including London Fashion Week for Alexandra McQueen, Juilen McDonald, Zambzi, Bafta awards and the Olympic games.

Paula is already highly sought after in many International glossy publications, such as Elle, Marie Clare, Harpers & Queen, UK Vogue and leading Irish publications.

For further information contact:

Lynn Hunter
The Larkin Partnership
Account Director
23 Fitzwilliam Place
Dublin 2
Tel: 016110604
Fax: 016674270

Shay Dempsey:- Celebrity Hair Stylist!
Multi award winning stylist Shay Dempsey has worked across the international hairdressing industry for the past twenty years and has become among the best in the business. With his unique and original style Shay is fast becoming the most sought after of hair professionals. From individual clients, The Ryder Cup, The MTV Awards, numerous fashion shows, right through to creating new looks for next season, Shay's charismatic personality and vision has given him the edge on all his peers.
Shay's clients are and have been the cream of A-list celebrities throughout the world:
Alicia Silverstone, Gabriel Byrne, Kenneth Brannagh, Jerry Hall, Helena Christiansen, Alison Doody, Heidi Klum, Samantha Mumba, Amanda Byron, Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara and Padraig Harrington to name but a few!
Shay is proprietor of Zoo hair salon in Dublin's city centre. He's happiest when working saying that his moments of greatness occur " because I love what I do, so whether I'm on a photoshoot or the salon floor, I'm at my best"
Shay has huge admiration for Vidal Sassoon, who he says is "Iconic".