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That’s Team Work Meet the faces behind this issue.
So Hot Right Now What we’re loving and loathing this season.
Neutral Attraction Go beyond the pale with this season’s soft neutral shades.
ImPrint Make your mark with eye-popping prints.
Frockplay Get fired up, dolled up and dressed up in jewel-bright colours.
59 The Graduate Hot new Irish designer Mia O’Connell talks late nights and empowerment with Laura Dunne.
In Tribute A moment of silence for fashion’s most talented bad boy.
Smock my Bitch up Disco baby James O’Neill of Irish dance revolution Bitches with Wolves gives us his (sequinned) style tips.
Wildflower Girl Pale and interesting is in with this season’s prettiest pastels.
Bright Eyes Get the look from our shoot with pink to make the boys wink.
Let’s Hear it For New York Holly White gets exploring the Big Bad Apple.
Revelations Our favourite creatives share their little secrets..
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art director Joanna Bettles
director of photography Alison King
Aisling Powell, Holly White, Laura Dunne
Spring is in the air... March has been a crazy month for us so far! We’ve lots of new features on the way, including new a home-page design, courtesy of the very talented Luciano, a new blog and, most importantly, you can now buy online on StyleTonic.ie with our new shopping cart! In our Spring Fever issue, we catch up with hot new Irish designer Mia O’Connell, take a bite out of the Big Apple, our favourite creatives reveal their little secrets and we get all girly in our pretty pastel shoot. A big thank you to everyone who has been involved in StyleTonic to date, especially Hazel, Ali, Aisling, Emma, Laura, Jo, the two Hollys, Kristyna, Catharina, Ruth, and all of our boutiques for their continued support. That’s all about us, now what about you? We’d love to hear from you, catch us at info@ styletonic.ie. Thanks for dropping by, enjoy the issue!
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hind the Spring be s ad he ed nt le Meet the super ta etonic magazine yl St of e su is r Feve Ali King, photographer Aisling Powell, make-up artist Aisling studied Make-Up for Fashion, Theatre, Television and Film in the Bray Institute. She has worked for Estée Lauder, Chanel, Laura Mercier and M.A.C and as a freelance artist on The Clinic, The Tudors and numerous films, music videos and fashion editorials. Her imagination, boundless energy and PMA make her a favourite on shoots (she works best dancing around to 80s music). Likes M.A.C for variety of colours and products, with amazing pigments, NARS sheer glow foundation and Chanel mascara. For Spring I’m feeling.. Pastels. They can make you look washed out, but adding a bright colour to conture will give you a really exciting look for spring! Current inspiration Mario Dedivanovic is an amazing artist, I’ve been watching a lot of his work and techniques recently. www.aislingpowellmakeup.com 10
Ali King is a photographer based in Dublin with a varied portfolio encompassing fashion, beauty, bridal and portraiture. Through extensive work at IMAGE Publications, Ali has developed a unique editorial style that combines her passion for photography with her skills in design and production. Her photography and production work has been published across a range of titles including IMAGE, IMAGE Interiors, The Irish Times, Tatler, The Irish Independent, The Sunday Tribune and Prudence. Likes day dreaming. Dislikes reality. For Spring I’m feeling.. Skin and pythons. But not real ones! Current inspiration A recent chat with handbag designer Pauric Sweeney - he was kind enough to suggest that I could blow up one of his bags for a shoot. I wouldn’t dream of destroying one of his amazing creations, but he got me thinking of the things I would like to blow up… www.alisonking.ie
Joanna Bettles, Art Director Jo Bettles is a freelance designer based in London. She has previously designed for a number of high-end publications including Real Homes and IMAGE Interiors and has given her edgy style to this issue’s new design. In her spare time she can be found looking for pictures to upload to “Shit London” group on Facebook. Likes entering competitions, cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels, doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles (*I bet she had to google that*) Dislikes not winning competitions! For Spring I’m feeling… Coachella festival!! Current inspiration Leroy, my Scottish Fold. He’s a cat that’s perfected the art form of relaxation. A true inspiration to us all.
Holly White, Journalist Holly White graduated from London College of Fashion and currently writes weekly for The Irish Independent on all things fashion. She is an obsessive fan of green tea and cheesecake and can frequently be seen wandering around Harvey Nichols, all in the name of research. Likes pvc pants, Brigitte Bardot hair, writing with a fountain pen, Agent Provocateur underwear, steak and spinach, being absorbed in a book. Dislikes bad relationships, slow internet, chipped nail polish, people who are super patient (I’m jealous as I’m not), fake designer gear, hangover munchies, being frazzled, walking back from the supermarket with really heavy bags. For Spring I’m feeling… Adventure! I’m surrounding myself with good people, travel and meditation. Current inspiration My mum - the loveliest person I know. www.holly.ie
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The fairest of them all Blogger, Stylebitch and fabulous fashion fiend Blanaid Hennessy has lined up a weekend of vintage fashion, furniture and films, along with makeovers, style talks, live photoshoots and performances followed by fun nights out, all in association with Absolut Vodka. In Langtons, Kilkenny for the Easter bank holiday weekend, Absolut Style at SET is based in uber successful Irish export,
David Collins’ new boutique arts theatre complex, which houses a landscaped courtyard, theatre and two bars. Speaking of, we’re looking forward to Saturday night’s The Stylebitches Night Out, with a “demented” dress code, Absolut cocktails, crazy performances, neon warpaint and the Irish fashion bloggers, The Stylebitches, on the decks until the wee hours. Get set girls and boys… www.set.ie/style
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Splurge Jenny Kinnear Hummingbird necklace, €245
Strapped Nereides Ballerina necklace, €55
Brighter mornings Reminds us we’re not vampires afterall. Peter Jensen dollshouse print dress Just too cute. www.styletonic.ie The Irish team Our heroes. Neil Gavin Irish photographer making waves on the London fashion scene. www.neilgavin.com
Death of a clown Circus boutique has closed.. A sad day for Dublin. Celebrities with clothing lines Ladies, leave it to the pros. Snow in March WTF? Lent Nobody likes a quitter.
Go beyond the pale with this ades season’s soft neutral sh
Tadashi Shoji squiggle dress, €495
Fabiana Filippi cardigan, €429
Badgley Miscka dress (with bolero), €447.50
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Isabel Marant T-shirt, €57.50
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Proenza Schouler silk dress, €995
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Peter Jensen doll’s house print dress, €330
Collett e Dinniga n Bloom d ress, €730
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Erickson Beaman bracelet, €369
J Mendel side cowl dress, €875
Erickson Beaman earrings, €285
on trend Clare O’Connor silk dress, €395
RM by Roland Mouret Janus dress, €1,070
Rock’n Rose pocketwatch, €35
Clare O’Connor boatneck dress, €385
Sean By rne dress, €349
The Graduate he te The ate Hot new Irish designer Mia O’Connell is launching her first collection at The Design Centre this spring. She took some time out from her hectic schedule to chat to Laura Dunne about empowering clothes, the will to succeed and working until 2am.
After failing to be accepted into NCAD, Mia O’Connell was uncertain about her future. Luckily, the Limerick School of Art and Design gave her her first taste of fashion design which she has found to be “the most natural form of expression”. Under the guidance of her first year tutor, fashion designer Joanne Hynes, her delicate yet edgy designs have won her accolades from many of Ireland’s most prestigious design awards – finalist in the Nokia Young Designer Awards 09, the Persil Young Designer Awards 09, the Style Awards 09 and the DIT Young Designer Awards 08 to name but a few. College internships included John Rocha, Vogue, Marios Schwab, The Times, London, and Sakina M’Sa in Paris, which has had a particularly strong effect on her aesthetic, a “mixture between avant-garde Japanese and classical European femininity”. ST: How did the current collection come about? M: After graduating in June 09, I was eager to find a full-time job in fashion but there was little available. I began designing for a few friends who socialised in and around Dublin, who 22
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“You have to be do wh willin at y g to ou or dinar would ily n’t if you w to su ant cceed. ” told me the reactions to my work were very positive. I didn’t want all the hard work I had put into my graduate collection to go to waste so I began designing accessories first, which were sold through Circus boutique. After this, I felt confident enough to start work on my collection and I held a small launch over the summer. The reaction was great and Eddie Shanahan and Constance Harris were both eager to use my pieces. I eventually signed a deal with The Design Centre who will be stocking my collection from February 20th 2010. ST: Who do you design for? M: I design for a woman who wants to be feminine, appreciates a well-cut garment and wants to retain a contemporary element to their style. I want my customers to feel empowered when they put on my clothes, there is an element of sexiness to my designs due to their fit. The body is important to me but my designs are never overly figuring hugging as I want women to feel comfortable in my clothes. ST: What does a typical day involve? M: I am currently working from a home studio. In the morning, I cut patterns and in the afternoon I begin sewing before leaving the pieces in to be finished by local dressmakers. Some
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days I have interviews, fabric orders to collect, calls to make to suppliers etc. I usually don’t finish up working until 2am. I try to keep on top of the business side of the label as much as I can also. My parents are from a business background so they have been a great help in this area. ST: Do you have any advice for young designers starting out? M: It takes a huge amount of drive. You have to be willing to do what you ordinarily wouldn’t if you want to succeed – I went to the races dressed in my clothes as an exercise in self-promotion. It was embarrassing but it worked! Don’t give up before you’ve tried it out. I go to work excited every day, I’m very happy in what I do. ST: What are your plans for the future? M: I intend to stay in Dublin for the time being. I am considering a Masters in London at some stage to take my work further, develop greater contacts and also have the opportunity to tutor young designers in the future. I feel that Dublin represents a great untapped opportunity for young designers. If you work hard here it is possible to make a name for yourself. In London, everyone wants to be a designer so it is much harder to succeed.
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style hero Making a scene at home and with the hipster kids in London with his divinely debauched, addictive electro pop, James O’Neill of Irish dance revolution Bitches with Wolves gives us his (sequinned) style tips. #1 The one sentence that sums me up… Young, hung and fun! No, only joking. Let’s say if Disneyland got a makeover by Alexander Wang and Lycra, I’d fit right in. #2 I’m happiest when… I’ve just stepped off stage and everything has gone perfectly. #3 The first thing I notice about another person’s outfit… The overall aesthetic. #4 I spend my weekends… Friday evenings are always spent at WAR, this wild and reckless club
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night I co-run in SPY every week. I usually spend my Saturdays recovering by heading into town for a big lunch with my mates. Then I’ll either have people over for DVDs and some Millers pizza (yum) or I’ll head back into town for a few scoops. Sundays are nearly always spent with my family, ending up in the cinema with my sister.
#5 I build my daily look around… Whatever pops into my head. One of my favourite things about clothes is that they can be like putting on a costume. So one day I’ll dress like Cruella De Vil and the next I’ll be wandering about in a pair of Hi-Tops and a sequinned jacket. It can be everything and anything. #6 Favourite holiday spot… For a proper break in the sun, I love nothing more than heading to Ibiza. Not just for hardcore ravers, it has so many facets to it, from the amazing restaurants to an incredible wealth of culture. City-wise, you can’t beat London, my home from home. The shopping is off the charts, as are the clubs and pubs.
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style hero I especially love how anything goes. When I lived in East London, I used to always run around dressed in a bonnet, a pair of shiny black leggings and fur coat. My mother was so proud... #7 Favourite designers… Ooh, I used to be the biggest label whore going, but I don’t really go for labels specifically anymore. I tend to shop for pieces nowadays, so I’ll head out and come back with trophy jackets and jodphurs, for example. That said, I do always keep an eye out for Alexander Wang, YSL, Givenchy and whatever Attack on Humans, who create my costumes, have going on.
#9 Favourite item of clothing… That’s got to be my vintage Versace style jacket. It’s full of neon brights and looks immense when paired with cycling shorts and a bumbag. #10 Style is… Giving your clothes a healthy dose of personality
#8 Favourite cocktail… Depends on what I’m going for. Can either be an Appletini or a Long Island Iced Tea, although I’m a complete lightweight and they are super lethal.
Check out Bitches with Wolves at myspace. com/bitcheswithwolves and performing at Academy 2 on April 3rd, 10th and 17th. www.theacademydublin.com
Photography Alison King Styling Hazel Pfeifer
r e w o l f d l i W girl Pale and interesting is in with this seasonâ€™s prettiest pastels
perfect pastels Swirl print dress, Collette Dinnigan, â‚Ź660. Yellow sweater dress, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, â‚Ź225, both www.styletonic.ie
Metallic print dress, Ports, â‚Ź2,365. Yellow sweater dress, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, â‚Ź225, both www.styletonic.ie
Nude jacket, Mia O’Connell, €620, www.styletonic.ie
Nude ruffle dress, Mia O’Connell, €650, www.styletonic.ie
Pink wingdress, Designers Remix Collection by Charlotte Eskildsen, €220. Nude collar, Mia O’Connell, €155, both www.styletonic.ie
Charlie cotton sleeveless shift dress, â‚Ź189, www.styletonic.ie
Grey jersey dress, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, â‚Ź200, www.styletonic.ie
Circle dress, RM by Roland Mouret, €855. Grey jersey dress, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, €200, both www.styletonic.ie
perfect pastels Kini dress, Stylin, â‚Ź150, www.styletonic.ie
Hair and make-up, Aisling Powell, www.aislingpowellmakeup.com Model, Kristyna Kelemenova Shot at the Photography Studio, www.photographystudio.ie Some of the pieces in this shoot are not online yet but all are available through StyleTonic.ie. If youâ€™d like to make a purchase, please contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Get the look from our pretty pastel shoot with make-up artist Aisling Powell’s guide to pink to make the boys wink
Bright eyes Naked Lunch by M.A.C
Prime the skin with NARS primer and cover with Chanel Pro-Lumiére foundation for a dewy look for spring/summer.
Set with Make Up For Ever loose setting powder in a light skin tone.
Contour cheekbones with Make Up For Ever shader and highlighter. Use a light pink base on the whole of the eye, up to the eyebrow (Naked Lunch by M.A.C). With a darker shade,
contour the socket line and underneath lashes one third of the way into the eye, then blend right out to the eyebrow and around the eye-socket (Soft Flower by M.A.C).
Using Esteé Lauder Colour Delight Shimmer powder, move beyond the eye-socket into the hairline and cheekbones. Blend with Dandelion by Benefit as a high blusher, keeping the eye colour connected to the cheekbone.
On the waterline (inside lower lid), use a white eye-liner (Le Crayon Kohl #65 Blanc, by Chanel).
Using black or brown mascara, coat lashes
to give a thicker, more voluminous look.
Coat the mascara wand with white oil paint by Make Up For Ever and coat the lashes and eyebrows.
Highlight the bow of the lip with pink eye-shadow for a more full effect (Nylon eye-shadow by M.A.C).
Nylon by M.A.C
Finish with a clear lip gloss! www.aislingpowellmakeup.com
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A bite of the Big Apple should be on everyone’s list. Once Holly White overcame her awe, she got stuck in to some serious exploring. SHOP First up, I hit Madison Avenue. If you are a fan of Bond street glamour and content to window shop, this is a good port of call. Barney’s New York, 660. First stop for amazing jeans, (jeans are much cheaper in the US, look out for 7 For All Mankind, Acne and J Brand). While you’re there, check out Barney’s coop on the 9th floor, it’s incredible. (www.barneys.com) DKNY, 655. There’s something very timeless about the knitwear here. I love it. (www.dkny. com). FAO Schwarz, 767. You’ll recognize it from Home Alone 2, get in touch with your inner child at the world famous toy emporium. (www.fao.com)
La Perla, 777, is perfect pretty knicker heaven. (www.laperla.com) Yves Saint Laurent, 855. Pay homage to the master couturier at the super expensive boutique. Bring an Amex card for a Pretty Woman moment! (www.ysl.com). Ralph Lauren, 867. There is a couture salon on the top floor that is like something out of The Great Gatsby â€“ pure romantic ball gown heaven. (www.ralphlauren. com) Betsey Johnson 1060. Seriously pink and fabulous mini-dresses galore. (www. betseyjohnson.com) Dean & Deluca, 1150. This is what Fallon & Byrne in Dublin is modeled on, a (pricey) food emporium that is lovely just to walk through. (www. deandeluca.com) Moving onto Fifth Avenue.
Bergdorf Goodman, 754. Here is where the super rich New Yorkers shop. I witnessed one woman buying five pairs of Lanvin shoes in one go in front of me as I waited to pay for my one long lusted after item. (www.bergdorfgoodman. com) The salon on the top floor is headed by Limerick-born John Barrett and is pure upper East side eye candy. Plum Sykesâ€™ book Bergdorf Blondes is no doubt directly inspired by the manicuredto-within-an-inch-of-their-lives trust fund babes I saw being preened as I stuck my nosey nose in. (www.johnbarrett.com) Chanel, 15 E 57th St is just what you would expect from the brand in a New York - huge. (www.chanel.com)
Taking a cheap $10 cab down to Spring St you come to a very cool, raw, vibrant area, Soho and The West Village. A good intersection to get out at is Spring and YSL S/S 10 54
i ♥ nyc Mercer St. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t take the subway, but I believe it’s fine, however cabs were abundant and seemed reets t s e s e h “T reasonable. Opening Ceremony, e you k 35 Howard St is super cool a m l l i w (www.openingceremony.us). Marc nd Jacobs has many stores but the feel bra Soho one is 163 Mercer St. right (www.marcjacobs.com) For amazing new, b vintage, What Goes Around Comes will s t h g i l Around, 351 West Broadway (www. you” whatgoesaroundcomesaroundnyc. e r i p s n i com). The big guns are all here too. Chanel Boutique, 130 Spring St, Miu Miu, 100 Prince St, Prada, 575 Broadway. While you’re in the area, Steven Alan (cool shirts) 60 Wooster St (www. stevenalan.com) and Jamin Puech, 14 Prince St (www.jamin-puech.com) are worth a look. Ralph Lauren S/S 10
Agent Provocateur, 133 Mercer St. If you can get there for the sales, I witnessed $70 bras (about €45) so proper bargains to be had. (www.agentprovocateur.com) Intermix, 98 Prince St is a really cool mix of glunge (glam grunge). Imagine the perfect I-just-threw-this-on-and-lookamazing, off duty, celebwear and the aesthetic is brought to life here. (www.intermixonline.com) Temperley, 453 Broome St. Well worth the hunt for boho beauty on the 2nd floor. (www.temperleylondon.com) Also if you are up for bargain hunting, check out the outlet store Syms, which is what I wish TK Maxx was (much as I love it). I went to the one at 400 Park Ave and came upon a ton of Missoni bikinis all at $100 each. Fans of Calvin Klein would be in heaven as there was so much of it. I also got a Diane Von Opening Ceremony
yonrekne Furstenburg wrap dress for $299, (around €200) which I adore, although truth be told, it took me an hour and a half to dig it out. (www.syms.com)
PREEN I had heard good things about nail bars in New York and Classic Beauty Salon, 28 W 48th St. I had a $24 manipedi that was amazing. Pay the extra $2 for your feet to be razored and you are guaranteed baby smooth soles.(www. classicbeautynyc.com)
in these places at about 15% - 20% if you are really happy with your service. Everyone seems to be mad for Crest WhiteStrips, which you pick up in most drugstores for about $29. Khiels make-up seemed way more reasonable as did M.A.C.
SEE Most important is a trip to MOMA Museum of Modern Art, 1 W 53rd. Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and, until If you want seriously cheap April 26th, an awesome Tim and incredible waxing, look no Burton exhibition. Incredible further then Elite Day Spa, 24 Bauhaus furniture on the W 39th St. Ask for Adriana in top floor also. (Avoid at room 4. She waxes everything weekends unless you are the like she does it every day, most patient human being on which, come to think of it, earth. It will be rammed, www. she does. She also calls you moma.org). Also The Frick darling which is charming! Collection, 1 E 70th. For (www.elitedayspa.net) Please old-school splendor, check note that tipping is expected out the treasure trove of “Street lights, bi one of America’s greatest g dream pretty, n art collectors. s, all o place i (www.frick. n the wor ld that org) Pay about looking ca
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new $18 into both MOMA and The Frick Collection but they are incredible. Check times online as some exhibitions close on a Monday. EAT A great place to grab an easy lunch is Cafe Cluny, 284 W 4th St. I had an incredible blue cheese and bacon salad that was to die for. (www. cafecluny.com) Fans of Sex & the City will recognize the main banquet size table in Buddakan. The scene in the film shot here is the rehearsal dinner before the first wedding when Miranda ruined it all. Anyway this is a super cool restaurant at 75 9th Ave. The lobster rolls are to die for. (www.buddakannyc.com) SLEEP Make like Serena in Gossip Girl and check into the Palace
Hotel, 455 Madison Ave. The steps are the ones where they film the school scenes, not to mention the foyer where Dan and Serena meet for the first time. (www.newyorkpalace.com).
A cool, cheap (by NY standards) place to stay and kind of off the main tourist radar is The Jane (www.thejanenyc.com). An old building in lower Manhattan that was once a boarding house, Cynthia Rowley held one of her fashion shows here and it’s now been redone with small rooms to replicate luxury train cabins. For mid-town Manhattan or around Central Park, www.hotwire.com is worth checking out. Blind book online for great rates on some of the fancier hotels. It tells you the star rating and area, you just have to wait to see the exact location and name of the hotel when you’ve paid. BAH
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NOSEY, US? OUR LINE-UP OF FASHION CREATIVES WERE PERSUADED TO SPILL THE BEANS ON MANOLO BLAHNIK, SUPERMODEL DOGS AND THE SECRET LOCATION OF FATHER TED’S HOUSE.
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uncovered ANGELA SCANLAN, Stylist I adore wearing menâ€™s clothes. The androgynous look has always been so attractive to me, even when I was a kid. I was never a girly girl, I lived in jeans and was quite a tomboy.
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I still tend to be casual in my style, mixing masculine tailoring and boyish cuts with skinny jeans and juxtaposing that with heels, the chunkier and higher the better. Anything overtly pretty or feminine is a definite turn off for me.
ANNMARIE O’CONNOR, Stylist and journalist I once interviewed Manolo Blahnik wearing shoes from Penney’s. And he liked them!
JAYNE WILDE, Model My cousins live in Father Tedâ€™s house, which is not on Craggy Island, itâ€™s in Killnaboy, Co Clare. Alice in Wonderland was my favourite movie as a child. It was taped from the TV and I watched it every day. I love Cabbage!
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I have a new addition to my family. He is white, fluffy with black eyes, floppy white ears and whenever you spell the word “walk”, he tilts his head comically from side to side. You may have guessed by now that our new addition is a dog. He’s a Bichon Frise and his name is Charlie. He sometimes comes with me when I am working and inevitably the stylist or the photographer asks for Charlie to be in one of the pictures because, if I may say so myself, he is a supermodel amongst dogs. However, at home he is just cute little Charlie who has an obsession with my socks.
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