Two weeks ago we travelled down to Limerick City to meet some of the other Into The West Blogger Network Bloggers for the LA Creative’s Makeup Masterclass. LA College of Creative Arts is at the forefront of providing academic training and professional creativity across locations including Dublin, Cork, Limerick and London.
Fashion Week: From the Classroom to The Catwalk was hosted by one of the worlds most well renowned and respected artists Hila Karmand, whose clients include Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn! We arrived at the Limerick Stand Hotel to find early-bird Rachel Lassarina chilling in the bar, grabbed a quick bite to eat. Then some of the ITWBN bloggers arrived too such as Elaine Laineygoodness, Ruth The Beauty Kemple, Erin Chasing Rubies, Aine Social Onya, Edwina Elegant Ed and Lauren AAlice too! We made our way up to the conference room where we were seated and met the Jen and Louise of the LA Creative Academy team and of course Hila Karmand!
Hila has some serious talent and that really showed as she talked us through this seasons hottest makeup looks from the shows. She is very personable and chatted with us all the whole way through. She gave the makeup students and bloggers some amazing insight and first hand knowledge into working in the industry as well as some tips on portfolios and setting yourself up as a makeup artist. She’s a real go-getter and was very inspiring to listen to.
‘You need to be able to inspire yourself, the more research you do the more inspired you get!’ – Hila Karmand
It was so nice to have this mini road trip to Limerick for the day and meet up with some of the ITWBN bloggers. We have established such a great little group and meetings like this really strengthend the links between us. When we are behind the computers all the time and using our computer personas, meetings like this are an explosion of personalities and happiness and we have so much fun and laughter!!