A couple of weeks ago I worked with a favourite client of mine, the lovely Michelle Keegan who plays Tina in Coronation Street. I have to say she is a total joy to work with, naturally beautiful and a personality that is totally appreciative. On this occasion, we were shooting a publicity campaign for a Rockyoke charity event that was held in the Northern Quarter in January 2010. The shoot was held at the Abode Manchester Hotel and also Moho in the Northern Quarter. The photographer was celebrity photographer Rachel Joseph (www.racheljoseph.co.uk) Enjoy... :-)
Liverpool ONE Competition Winner
I was very fortunate last week to work with a fabulous lady – Maureen Turner, who had been nominated by her husband Mal as a worthy winner of a day with Liverpool ONE’s official Stylist – me! Mal nominated Maureen as he wanted to say thankyou to her for caring for him for the last 4 years, since he had a stroke. I tell you, Maureen was so lovely and her comments were that she “felt like a celebrity!”. No-one deserved the prize more than Maureen. So, the day started with me visiting Maureen and Mal at their home, I felt like part of the family as soon as I stepped through the door! We ventured into Maureen’s wardrobe and unearthed some pieces that hadn’t seen daylight for 10 years! I think deep down Maureen knew she wouldn’t wear them again but needed a firm (yet gentle!!) hand to say that unless we could revive them, they had to go to a new home. I have to say, we did customise some things to make them more unique and youthful – simple things like making sure a skirt hem was no lower than the knee – hemlines on the knee have a terrible way of making something look frumpy, and also make your calves look bigger than they are! With the ‘Wardrobe Detox’ done, we all made our way to Liverpool ONE where Maureen was presented, by yours truly, with a £500 gift card for us to spend filling her wardrobe back up – a task that we both undertook very successfully! Maureen discovered some new brands to keep her eye on and also how important wearing the right underwear is! Ladies - you have been warned!
To top the day off the Liverpool ONE’s brand new Hilton Hotel spoilt us all to High Tea – such a treat ..... you must check it out!
A good day was had by all! Until next time.... Martine xxx
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