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Festive Makeover

Monday, 7 December 2009

Hair Stylist- Gary Kavanagh - Creative Director of Peter Mark's:

Gary Kavanagh is undoubtedly one of Irelands best known hairdressers. He works constantly in the world of fashion and creates many of the fab looks in our Glossy mags. He has worked with most of the Supermodels, like Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Christy Turlington, Sophie Dahl, and all of Irelands top models. Gary is a regular face on our television screens, and is considered by many as the Master of "Make-overs ".

Gary is kept very busy, dividing his time between looking after his many clients at Peter Mark, and looking after the tresses of many of our best known celebrities.Constantly in demand by many of our visiting celebs, Gary has worked with them all, from Kylie, to Westlife, Girls Aloud, Denise van Outen, the list goes on. . . .Gary is currently based at Peter Mark as their Creative Director, and is responsible for the development of their up and coming young talent.

Make up artist - Ken Boylan:

"Ken originally wanted to be an actor, but realised quite soon that he preferred the makeup side of things. He left drama college to do a makeup artistry course and has since enjoyed a varied career that has taken him to Paris, Milan and London.

After his initial training in Dublin, Ken went to Italy where he spent two seasons working as a makeup artist for the Opera di Verona, and on returning home he continued in film and theatre for a while before he wanted to move on to fashion work. He moved to a position in Blue Eriu, where he gained experience with most of the key brands in the makeup world and began to work on fashion shoots representing the store.

His first shoot for Hot Press magazine led to many more with all the major Irish publications including Tatler, Image, Who, VIP, RTE Guide and many wedding magazines. He has worked with all the top photographers, stylists and models in Ireland.

He headed the team at Armani Cosmetics in Brown Thomas for three years and was responsible for all their promotional shoots and shows in Ireland, including the UCD and Trinity fashion shows. He also worked alongside Georgio Armani chief makeup artist, Pat McGrath, in London at many top level Armani events.

He is a regular contributor on Off The Rails, where his recognisable makeup style is showcased in the fashion shoots and more frequently on the makeover features where the candidates rave about their new looks!

Ken has quite a celebrity following counting the Seoige sisters and Victoria Smurfit as regular clients. He has also made up the faces of Minnie Driver, Mischa Barton, Zoe Lucker, Pamela Flood, Caroline Morahan, Linda Martin and Glenda Gilsen along with all the Irish models."

Fashion Stylist - Roxanne Parker

Roxanne is one of Ireland's hottest young styling talents, styling magazine editorials for the likes of Prudence, Irish Tatler, U Magazine, Image, Confetti, Irish Independent's Weekend Magazine, The Irish Independent, Infant Magazine, You & Your Money, House & Home Interior magazine and Creative Hair.

She has also styled commercial ads for the Conrad International Hotel group in America (Miami & Indianapolis) and Ireland, ads for Heinz, Simple Skincare, Yoplait, Opal Cars, Dubarry Shoes, Waterford Crystal, Zeba Hair Salon, Umamma Pregnancy Spa, MaryB recruitment & OUTHAUS interiors.

As a journalist, she currently writes, compiles and styles the 'Fashion Dilemma' column every 2nd Wednesday in the Irish Independent.

-A features writer for the Irish Independent she travelled to Russia, New York, Greece, London and L.A., covering a broad range of feature topics for the magazine.

Makeover Candidate - Carol Brady

Carol's final reveal outfit:

Strapless gold and black sequin dress, Lipsy, €125 Black sequin blazer, €85 , Lipsy Both available from Arnotts, Henry Street, D1, and The Project Arnotts, Jervis Street Shopping Centre, D1

For your nearest Lipsy Stockist nationwide- tel: 0429380890

Black suede and leather ankle boots, €149, Bufallo shoes, The Project Arnotts and Buffalo, 16 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 671 2492

Black Opaque bodyshaper 40 Denier tights, €8, M&S Ultimate Magic secert support shapewear thigh slimmer pants, €30, M&S


With Special Thanks to GP clothing, Buffalo shoes, and M&S for kindly providing and gifting the clothes, shoes and hoisery for Carol's makeover.

Also shown on TV
On Maniquinn: Pink, green and black panelled dress with flutted sleeves, €99, Monsoon Fusion- Grafton Street, D2

On Manniquinn: Blue satin sleevless V-neck dress, €15, Dunnes (also available in red)

Fushia pink short sleeved blouse, €40, Limited Edition, M&S Black and blue beaded necklace worn with blouse, €24, Autograph, M&S Black Pencil skirt, €40, Limited Edition, M&S Rushia pink long sleeved t with diamante shoulder detail, €30, Limited Edition, M&S

Wine and pink strapless dress with ruffle front detail, €235, Monsoon, Grafton Street

Silver tulle and sequin tiered one-shouldered dress, €90 by Fumblin' Foe from Zuku by KSO at the Attic, A|Wear, Henry Street, D1.


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