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Congratulations to Stephen Bassett who’s been awarded a Gold medal in a salon (1st DPW ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2014) for ‘Ella’s Eyes’:


I have to say I don’t think my eyes have received a medal before, so that’s nice. 🙂
I also like the one below. Both were taken at Catchlight Studios in Belfast.

In other ‘things I’ve been tagged in on facebook’ news, the incredible photographer Neil Snape, who I worked with in Paris plucked this image out of the ether and wrote the following very very touching note:

‘Funny Ella Rose Muse said when shooting, she didn’t think she’d fit into my style of shooting. In the way that must be because I had only one chance to shoot with you , the most romantic painterly Raphealesque model one could ever find…. I think I’ll have to remove this one quickly even though it shows nothing but beauty, unfortunately.’

… It’s true, I do remember saying I was surprised (and flattered) that he was so enthusiastic to shoot with me, despite being more usually working with supermodels and fashion advertising. It was a pleasant surprise that someone whose commercial clients include ‘Helena Rubenstein, Sonia Rykiel, YSL BeautĂ©, Lanvin, Cartier, Lalique, Leonard, L’Oreal, and LMVH’ was so keen to work with my look and genuinely appreciative of it.

Actually, I think I’m due a visit to both Paris and Belfast again soon. Hhmm.

I hope you’re all as embarrassingly excited as I am about Downton Abbey’s new series starting this evening… Keep your eyes out for an appearance from me in a couple of scenes (though I have no idea which episode I’ll be in!).

P.S. Have you been following me on instagram? I’m posting behind the scenes and other such nonsense on there… and I promise it’s not ALL about my dog, despite the fact that she looks like this:

(Sometimes it’s also about my cat.)

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Europe

Happy Wednesday everyone. A fine day.

Despite technically having a little stretch of days off between modelling trips – I’ve been a busy (tres Oxfordian & cultural) bee with my new book group, poetry workshop, volunteering, piano lessons (and I’ve been asked to play at my brother’s wedding later this year, which is both amazing and terrifying!). I’ll be baking the unbelievably-delicious-n-nutritious ‘glo bars’ again today in time for a couple of friends visiting tomorrow (I REALLY recommend the book as well as the food blog: http://ohsheglows.com/). I’ve also booked my flights for Vienna for next month, which is exciting – along with Venice that will be two new cities I’ve not seen before in just one month. I blimmin’ LOVE living in Europe – all this amazing beauty and culture and history right on our doorstep, all with so much variety and diversity within one continent.

Here are some shots from Thomas Bichler, who was a pleasure to work with in the south of Germany recently.

He wrote about the shoot over on his website here. 🙂

It was such a lovely trip in general, with lots of hiking around to get to the perfect spots; this shoot required a really beautiful walk down to the lake, after amazing views from the top. Plus a few other locations…. Very much looking forward to working with Thomas again in future.

Leonides the Lion Head

I was waffling on about how I would one day love to shoot with a lion (as is often the case, other waffle-themes sometimes involving tigers, llamas, lambs, peacocks and sometimes unicorns; and lack of animal-cruelty allowing) and David came up with this spot, half way down the Australian coast… Well, we work with what we’ve got… 🙂

Pedal boats & Bikinis

Evening!

I’m back from a gorgeous ‘sunshine shoot’ in Portugal – lots of images to show soon, I hope, and in the meantime, the results of some more local (south coast of England) beach frolics, courtesy of a last minute road trip with the excellent Gary Sandy, and the fine Great British weather. Gary’s so much fun to work with – I’m sure I’ll be shooting with him a third time at some point.
These were great additions to my ‘Bright’ gallery on my new website.