Sunday 30 April 2017

Five Irish illustrators share their favourite sets of siblings for National Siblings Day

Kendall and Kylie Jenner for OPSH
Kendall and Kylie Jenner for OPSH
Beyonce and Solange Knowles by Stacey Fox
Poppy and Cara Delevingne by Chelsea Bonus
Haim by Conor Merriman
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen by Mark McNulty

Happy National Siblings Day.

To celebrate those brothers and sisters, little and large, who helped shape your childhood, sisters Jennie, Sarah and Grace McGinn of fashion website OPSH, have teamed up with five of Ireland's top illustrators to get the creative juices flowing for the day that's in it.

1. Beyonce and Solange Knowles by Stacey Fox


First up, it’s Beyoncé and Solange by Irish artist Stacey Fox. These two may have had a bumpy ride recently - elevator karate, anyone? - but it looks like all is back on track in the extended Knowles household this year. Queen Bey may have held the most-fashionable crown in this family for a decade or two, but a quick peek at lil sis Solange’s Instagram proves she’s slowly coming into her own as a fashion icon.


2. Poppy and Cara Delevingne by Chelsea Bonus


Next up, it’s  achingly-cool duo Poppy and Cara Delevingne, illustrated by Chelsea Bonus. We can only imagine the wardrobe-wrangling that goes on between these two - when you’re two of the most sought-after models in fashion, you must be drowning in designer labels most days.


3. Kendall and Kyile Jenner by Holly Shortall


Just like their Kardashian sisters before them, you can barely open a magazine these days without stumbling over the latest news on Kylie’s pout of Kendall’s new modelling career. They’re already jointly responsible for a surge in lipliner sales - so who knows what trends the youngest Kardashians will launch next.


4.  Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen by Mark McNulty

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Next up is Mark McNulty’s image of the tiniest fashion moguls in the world, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. These two unlikely billionaires are the world's most successful former child stars, with their clothing range The Row winning plaudits from couture press and fashion bloggers alike.


5. Este, Danielle and Alana Haim by Conor Merriman


Finally, it’s Conor Merriman’s turn to illustrate the three Haim sisters - Este, Danielle and Alana. The pop trio are solely responsible for a wave of Irish siblings growing their hair as long as humanely possible and pulling ridiculous faces while playing air guitar - though the less said about that cringey West Coast Cooler ad they soundtracked, the better…

Words by Niamh O'Doherty

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