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Interview with the cover designer

Iseult Sheehy (with Cliona O'Flaherty)

le cool gets all chip-shop chic this week's cover, styled by Iseult Sheehy and photographed by Cliona O'Flaherty. Shot on location at Fusco's Take Away on Meath Street.

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Iseult Sheehy and I am a fashion stylist and musician with a sort of 'mixed media' outlook on life.

Tell us more about this cover

This cover is illustrating the work of Dublin-based designer Umit Kutluk who is an amazing rising talent. This piece, called The Bleeding Heart, brought to my mind the images of religious iconography that can still be found all over Dublin in corner shops, cafes, laundrettes, pubs and, in this case, chippers. Loitering in corners, looking slightly forlorn and foresaken...

How do you create your stuff?
 

Generally my ideas for shoots start with collage in a journal or on a board. Its my way of processing different influences into one strong idea. Then I get totally overexcited about the project and go about collecting willing collaborators, in this case wonderful photographer Cliona O'Flaherty.


Dream Commission?

To put together a collaged photoshoot for POP mag or an advertising campaign for Dries Van Noten. Mmmmm

Who should design the next cover?

The inimitable Bella A Go Go. An incredible performance artist with a beautiful mind chock full of ideas!

CREDITS:

Photography: Cliona O'Flaherty - assisted by Aoife Herrity.
Concept & Styling: Iseult Sheehy
Makeup: Michelle Kinsella
Hair: Jess Doolin
Model: Thalia from Morgan

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