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Monday, April 27, 2009

Make up Artistry Course!

Makeup Artistry Courses taught by Roisin Derrane.
Designed for those wishing to learn professional skills in make-up or futher their knowledge.
Course Content includes:
Bridal, photographic, Fashion and Television makeup. Work experience will be included in all the above mediums.
Duration: Tuesday or Wednesday 7.00-9.30pm
Weekends: Saturday & Sunday 10.00am-5.00pm

For more information and course start date please contact Roisin on 087 2805073 or email:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lisa Shawgi

Lisa Shawgi is a knitwear designer of Irish and Egyptian/Sudanese parentage. She spent most of her childhood in the Sudan before moving to Dublin as a young teenager and she often uses the juxtaposition of both cultures as an inspiration for her cashmere garments. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2005 and worked for designers such as Lainey Keogh and Vera Wang before beginning to devote all her efforts to her own work.

The creative input of effectively knitting one’s own fabric before setting to work with it is a crucial part of Lisa Shawgi’s decision to specialise in the field of knitwear, and she takes full advantage of her craftsmanship in this area to form her own distinctive style.

Colour and texture are key elements in creating soft, luxurious knitted fabrics. Combined with original and innovative designs. Lisa Shawgi produces unique, eye catching feminine knitwear. Attention to detail is essential in giving each creation beautifully finished features.

Contact Details:Mobile: 086 856 7269

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ultra-Personal jewelry replicates a wearer's scar

Tattoos have become a mainstream way for people to create lasting marks of their personalities, style and obsessions. Now, a new company is offering a different type of skin-based memento: one-of-a-kind jewelry that replicates scars acquired in accidents and surgeries.

Launched earlier this year, It's My Scar makes wax renderings based on photos sent in by customers, and creates their highly personal piece of jewelry in 6–8 weeks. Prices range from USD 200–1,500, depending on the metal used and the type of piece requested—bracelet, ring, earrings or necklace.

The idea is to celebrate the meaning that a scar holds for the wearer. It's My Scar's founder created her first piece of scar jewelry based on her own surgery scar, to commemmorate suriving thyroid cancer. The company's motto is 'Claim your past and wear your story', and it encourages customers to share their own stories on the website. It's definitely one of the most meaningful examples of customization we've come across.