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A Touch of Spring – a thoroughly Irish shoot

So y’all had mixed feelings about Natalie B Coleman’s latest lookbook, but what will you think of this next display of Irish talent? Ailbhe O’Donnell is a young Irish photographer who’s currently working on her portfolio, which is where this …

Fri, Apr 8, 2011, 10:30

   

So y’all had mixed feelings about Natalie B Coleman’s latest lookbook, but what will you think of this next display of Irish talent? Ailbhe O’Donnell is a young Irish photographer who’s currently working on her portfolio, which is where this shoot slots in. It was shot with the help of Aislinn Ellen Lawlor, who did the styling (assisted by Kate Hart); Kate O’Reilly, who did the hair and make-up; and Stella from Morgan the Agency, who did the clothes-horsing. The clothes are from Horse and June, Golly Gosh Boutique and FanciSchmancy Vintage in Temple Bar.

I love the dreamy, Parisian feel of these pics – like they’re taken through a slightly softer filter than we usually see the world. I also love the fact that they’re shot in Dublin, though it seems as if it could in fact be Paris, a bit like today’s shoot in The Gloss (don’t act like you didn’t pick it up – oh, and check out The Daily Gloss, which is fast becoming one of my favourite reads).

I also love that all the clothes are vintage, and they manage to walk that fine line between looking like proper, fancy vintage and like something you could pick up in a high-end store. That’s how I think vintage should be worn. I hate the “oh I just fell out of Oxfam” look just as much as I hate the “oh I just fell out of Topshop” one. Everything in moderation, and items should be made look individual. Just my two cents . . . What do you think?

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