Archive: July 2010

The gorgeous Bleakley sisters' IN! shoot styled by Fashion Pharmacy

27 July 2010

Beautiful Christine and Nicola Bleakley were recently styled by the Fashion Pharmacy team for a front cover shoot and eight page interview at the glorious Mount Stewart, close to their family home in Newtownards.  The sunny photo shoot of the smiley duo graced the cover of the July/August edition of IN! magazine, which is on sale now at all good newsagents.

Fabulous Fashionistias and super stylists Cathy Martin and Eve Brannon from Fashion Pharmacy dressed the twosome in an array of summery trends, including maxi dresses, coral and nude tones, as well as getting some bold prints and leather pieces into the shoot also. Nicola even sported a £38,000 ring from luxury jewellers Lunn’s, while Christine rocked her friend Stephen Webster’s jewellery. Make up artist Paddy McGurgan touched up the girls’ faces while hairdresser to the stars Michael Quinn and his protégé Christopher Patterson rocked the hair looks.

Fashion Pharmacy is a style consultancy, fashion event production company and personal shopping service operating throughout the UK and Ireland. The Pharmacy boasts a number of key style consultants and personal shoppers who can work with you to make your wardrobe smooth, stylish and effortlessly timeless. Top wardrobe and colour consultants also work with individuals to ensure looks are chic and within budget.  Stylists know the shop floor and stock room of every fashionworthy store in Belfast, Dublin, London, New York, Milan and Paris.  The Fashion Pharmacy team can assess your body style, hair, eye and skin colour in the comfort of your own home.  Then whether you are splashing out for a special occasion, or want a whole new wardrobe, the team will issue your bespoke style prescription of what suits you, and how and where to shop for your budget. 

So the Fashion Pharmacy team get your prescription perfect,  you can choose a full day service includes a one-on-one session on wardrobe management (including a Wardrobe Cull if necessary!) followed by an afternoon in a number of shops that will suit you.  The unique service provides a chic, stylish, well-groomed and newly confident you!  Half days include a shopping session with an express home visit.

The Fashion Pharmacy can help if you are struggling with inspiration for your autumn/ winter wardrobe.  Alternatively, if you need a little bit of help with changing your summery make-up pallet to reflect the changing seasons, one of the Fashion Pharmacy make-up artists can talk you through a warmer pallet and look. 

To book an appointment with Fashion Pharmacy t: 028 9032 4437, e: or pop in: FASHION PHARMACY, 3rd Floor, 21 Talbot St, Belfast, BT1 2LD.

Who will be a blush-ing bride?

20 July 2010

After two hugely successful campaigns to find the Face of Blush 2009 and 2010, luxury bridal boutique Blush, situated on the stylish Lisburn Road , has once again launched its search to find a new face for its 2011 advertising campaign.

Beautiful 27 year old Danielle Quinn from Dungannon was the lucky lady to take the title last year and is living evidence of the success of this campaign.  Speaking about her win she said, “I’m still in shock about the whole thing, winning the competition made my wedding and the photoshoot for the ad campaign was just the icing on the cake. Having a professional photo shoot was so much fun and seeing myself in glossy magazines for the campaign is still surreal. I loved every minute of it and I can’t thank Blush enough!”

The extravagant prize package includes a designer bridal gown, a mother-of-the-bride outfit, professional hair styling from top stylist Rauri Curran at Blue Hairdressing and make up by Caoimhe Curran, as well as luxurious wedding cars - everything you could possibly need to add an extra sparkle to the bride's special day. The winner will also take part in a professional bridal photo shoot with top fashion photographer Khara Pringle for Blush’s 2011 advertising campaign.

Owner of Blush, Aileen Wilson said “We had such a fantastic and positive response to our previous campaigns and received entries from gorgeous real life brides all across Ireland which is so encouraging. The hardest part is choosing the perfect bride! Danielle was a great Face of Blush in 2010 - we felt that her warm, friendly and glowing persona represented everything a Blush bride should be. You don’t have to be typical model material to get through to the final stages, we’re looking for brides who just beam with happiness and have the right spirit for our campaign.”

Aileen continued, “We are so pleased to be able to offer such an extensive prize package for our Face of Blush. It offers one special bride-to-be the chance to win their dream wedding gown amongst other fantastic prizes and we just want Blush brides to feel amazing on their big day!”

To be in with the chance of becoming the Face of Blush 2011, simply call into Blush Boutique on the Lisburn Road or visit the website at Entrants must be genuine brides, getting married in 2011. Closing date is 30th November 2010.

Christopher Patterson is a hair raising talent

14 July 2010

Local hairdresser, Christopher Patterson, is the hairdressing talent behind this beautiful image which has now been published as the front cover in this month’s Ulster Life magazine. Collaborating with make up artist Paddy McGurgan and photographer Khara Pringle, Christopher, who is personal assistant to Michael Quinn in Michael Quinn hairdressing, created this look for his entry into the British Hairdressing Awards where he hopes to be shortlisted for an award at this year’s ceremony. After having worked in the salon for over four years and being chosen as the winner of Matrix Destination Fame in 2009, Christopher is hopeful he can add further to his list of achievements to date. Watch this space for more news on his progress…

Lunn's and Stephen Webster had all the fun of the fair in Ollies

06 July 2010

Last week, Lunn’s held an invitation-only funfair-themed evening in Ollies to celebrate the launch of the latest Stephen Webster collections in Lunn’s Victoria Square. Guests enjoyed childhood delights such as candy floss and pop corn whilst trying their chances in the grabber machine which was filled with a host of prizes, including Stephen Webster Jewellery which was hidden amongst the candy necklaces and bracelets. Superstar  speical guest, Paloma Faith, performed a DJ set and her choice of music and sense of style didn’t fail to bring glamour and fun to one of the most fashionable and talked about events of the year.

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