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West Cork creative crew in Vogue Italia

June 6th, 2018 7:11 AM

By Emma Connolly

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ITALIAN Vogue magazine has featured a photograph taken in West Cork on a shoot by an entirely local crew of creatives.

The photograph, by Skibbereen photographer Kate Bean, shows Skibbereen model Ana Lucia Ospina wearing a hat by Glengarriff-based designer Saana Isbister. 

It all started when Saana, who runs a shop called Shine, contacted Skibbereen designer Alice Halliday to style the shoot. 

Alice explained: ‘Sanna asked me specifically to style the shoot because she loves my visions. We both have a shared love of ethereal fairytale imagery, as well as a bohemian aesthetic to our work.’

Alice called in photographer Kate Bean (Ballydehob) and the crew expanded to include models (husband and wife) Ana Lucia Ospina and husband Ricky Hindmarsh, and Ana’s sister Rosa Ospina, who did hair and make-up. Ana and Rosa are Skibbereen-based and are the daughters of Alison Ospina of the locally-made Greenwood chairs. 

City-based model Sonia Thompson also features in the shoot which took place in Sanna’s garden, Glengarriff Nature Reserve and the road leading to Barley Lake. The shot chosen by Vogue to feature in their recent online edition was taken in the Nature Reserve. 

Known for her original headpieces and bespoke bridal gowns, her own styles featured in the shoot, along with looks by Liberty & Jasmine in Skibbereen and city-based On the Verge. 

Sanna  said: ‘I was delighted with the way Alice could interpret my own initial ideas and vision. Co-creating and building on that together was magical, and so much fun.’

This wasn’t Alice’s first time to feature in the fashion bible – she got a mention in British Vogue when singer Florence Welch wore one of her signature style capes. 

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