Monday 16 September 2019

Generation Creation: Irish rising stars to watch in 2015

Models Orla O'Brien and Mary Kate Lanigan (1st Options) shot by Emily Charlotte Greene
Models Orla O'Brien and Mary Kate Lanigan (1st Options) shot by Emily Charlotte Greene

Freya Drohan

With business sense, brains, beauty and talent to boot - take note, because 2015 is in the hands of these young and creative folk.

The Snapper - Emily Charlotte Greene

The 24-year-old fashion and portrait photographer has already been featured in mainstream, niche and college publications such as Image, Thvndermag, Tabitha and The Look.

Based in her studios in Temple Bar, Emily works alongside up and coming models and stylists, collaborating on editorials and portfolios.

For more information on her work, visit

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Models Orla O'Brien and Mary Kate Lanigan (1st Options) shot by Emily Charlotte Greene

The Comic -  Jamie Tuohy

With a penchant for snappy word abbreviations, Sauvignon blanc fuelled rants, and candid observations on everything trendy about Dublin city, Jamie delivers a laugh-a-minute Twitter feed to his followers.

Currently studying english at Trinity College Dublin, he a must-follow on social media along with his partner in crime, the fashion illustrator Holly Shortall (@HollywoodDublin) whom we have profiled on Independent Style thanks to her work with Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Follow Jamie on Twitter @JamieTuohy

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Jamie Tuohy - naturally his phone cover is one of his idols, Nigella Lawson

The Fashion Force - Lauren Bejaoui

Before she had even completed her Leaving Certificate, Dubliner Lauren Bejaoui had been scouted as a model by American Apparel and caught the attention of fashion editors for her innately elegant sense of style.

Now managing the Eustace Street branch of cult boutique Folkster, she keeps her 14,000 Instagram followers enthralled with a well-curated feed of fashion, design and beauty inspirations.

Follow her on Instagram @LaurenBejaoui

Lauren Bejaoui, shot by Johnny McMillan

The Makeup Maestro - Chloe Boucher

With an impressive 24,000 followers on her Instagram account, this 21-year-old makeup artist is a beauty blogger on the rise.

The Dubliner has already been signed up by various cosmetic companies and brands to teach master classes and she delights in sharing tips and tricks via her social media accounts.

Follow her work on Instagram @ChloeBoucher

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Beauty blogger Chloe Boucher

The Foodie - Indy Power

The business student is the woman behind cult clean-eating blog Little Green Spoon

A passionate cook, she balances her studies at Trinity College Dublin with experimenting in the kitchen on vegan, raw and paleo recipes and writing a column for Image Magazine. As if that wasn’t enough, she is also spearheading a ‘Yoga Supper’ evening and a new ‘5:15:10’ dietary cleanse alongside nutritionist Katie Parsons.

Follow Indy's innovations on Instagram @thelittlegreenspoon and on her blog

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Indy boasts an impressive 14,000 followers

The Model - Jo Archbold

With her doll like features, blonde beauty Jo Archbold is tipped for success as a commercial and fashion model.

The statuesque stunner has been quietly dating 2FM presenter Eoghan McDermott for several months, recently confirming their relationship as she accompanied him to red carpet events. 

Jo is signed to the books of Assets Model Agency. This year,  she was enlisted for work with brands such as, Gorgeous VIP and made regular appearances on TV3’s Xposé.

Follow her on Instragram @Yo_Im_Jo

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Jo Archbold (Assets) shot by Emily Charlotte Greene

The Costume King - Eamonn McGill

Having recently graduated from the National College of Art and Design, the Dundalk native is heading for the bright lights of New York to make it big as a designer.

While learning his trade at college, the multi-tasking creative (he is also a hairdresser and stylist) collaborated with Irish performers and celebrities on stage costumes and red carpet outfit.

With a flair for opulent glamour and unashamed extravagance, expect to see this hard working talent carving his own niche in the city that never sleeps.

Keep up to date with his travels @EamonnMcGillDesign

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Design from Eamonn McGill's graduate collection

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