Styling at a Photo Shoot


Model on steps of powerscourt wearing dress by whistles and kurt geiger shoes

Dress: Whistles, Tights: Marks ans Spencers, Shoes: Kurt Geiger.

Hello everyone! So two months ago I started a fashion styling course in the LA College of Creative Arts in Dublin. Its two evenings a week for three months and we get to style three photo shoots over three weekends. I thought I’d give you all a little peek into my second photo shoot and give you a run through of what it involved.

photosgoot with model wearing malene birger dress and kurt geiger shoes at powerscourt

Dress: Malene Birger, Tights: H&M, Shoes Kurt Geiger.

The shoot is organised by the college and they provide us with a studio, a photographer and final year make up students to do hair and make up. We pick a theme for our shoot, organised and model and source clothes, shoes accessories, instruct hair and make up and props for the shoot. We can use our own clothes, buy them or borrow them from shops.

I chose a 20’s theme for my shoot. I think its my favorite decade. I absolutely love the style, the glamour, the music and the overall energy. So I took that enthusiasm and inspiration and created a mood board to go with the look, then I went through my wardrobe and pulled out all the clothes I thought were appropriation and narrowed it down until I had my two final looks. I prefer to use my own clothes than get them from shops.

model wearing dress from whistles and kurt geiger shoes at powerscourt

Dress: Whistles, Tights: Marks and Spercer, Shoes: Kurt Geiger

For my first look I chose a navy and blue drop waist dress by Whistles which I bought in the Brown Thomas Christmas sales two years ago. Is one of my most worn favorite dresses! I paired it with layers of pearls I collected over the years (I’m a pear addict!), tights from Marks and Spencer and shoes I bought about five years ago by Kurt Geiger.

Dress: Malene Birger, Coat: Hoss, Tights: M&M, Shows: Kurt Geiger

Dress: Malene Birger, Coat: Hoss, Tights: M&M, Shows: Kurt Geiger

Then in my second look I chose a cream, lace Malene Birger dress I bought in Brown Thomas two years ago and a Hoss coat I bought in Avoca last Christmas. Hoss has been one of my favorite brands for years now. The shoes are also Kurt Geiger (slight obsession!) and tights from H&M. I think this is my favorite of the two looks, I just think the colors look beautiful together!

My photographer was Justin from Life of Reilly photography and oh my did was he amazing! I was a little nervous as it was only my second shoot but he was patient and helped direct my model and suggested poses. He actually had his work cut out for him! My model was my good friend Amalia who saved the day by agreeing to do this for me and had never had any experience modeling before! I cant tell by these pictures that it was her first time!


I was so happy with this shoot and CANT WAIT for my next and final one with LA Academy of Creative Arts! I’ll let you know how it turns out! I hope you all are happy and smiling and I’ll be back soon!




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