Bearsden girl lands model job at show


A TALENTED make-up artist from Bearsden landed one of the most prestigious jobs on the fashion calendar recently when she was asked to work at the Edinburgh College of Arts annual show.

Annemarie Kerr (38) who is studying make-up artistry at Clydebank College, took part in the event with 12 fellow students.

They had to make sure the models looked their best which gave them the chance to showcase their talents to Scotland’s style elite who attend this event.

Course lecturer Beverly McColgan advertised in the college for students who wanted to be involved in the catwalk parade and they had to audition for a place.

Annemarie said: “Beverly thought our work was up to the professional standard that is expected and I wanted experience of working in a professional environment so I was really pleased to be win a place to take part.

“The show was amazing - hectic and exciting but very well organised. Everything I had learnt at college was put to use, you just can’t get any better experience than that.

“It was great to get a glimpse into the workings of a professional fashion show and it has made me more determined to succeed as a make-up artist.”

Beverly said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for the students. I believed they could perform at the level required by the industry, so I had no hesitation in getting them involved.

“Everyone that worked with the students over the three days gave them glowing praise for their high level of skills and professionalism.”

The Edinburgh College of Art fashion show will move to the catwalks of London Graduate Fashion Week from June 5 to 8.

Robert Gillan, associate head of design at Edinburgh College of Art, said: “Many thanks to the students and staff at Clydebank College - with their incredible talent and hard work, and the support of their sponsor, Illamasqua make-up, we were able to present to the highest standard this year.”