Ally Dunlop of Wanderlusting Blog is a talented freelance stylist who is super fun to work with. If you don’t believe me, check out her portfolio. She puts together amazing outfits from local and national designers, creates beautiful hair and makeup and even blogs about her adventures. I have been lucky enough to work with her on several shoots recently including the Harriette Hill editorial and an edgy / grunge collaboration that will be published very soon.
She can style any look to transform the wearer from drab to fab! I recently snapped two of her outfit posts so check them out for full details: Wonderland and Pretty Woman. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram to see more!
5 Minutes with Ally Dunlop
What do you love about being a stylist / makeup artist / hair stylist?
I love the opportunity to create a whole concept and/or storyline from complete scratch, and fashion is a huge part of who I am; so I love having the ability to express things through fashion. Of course there’s also being able to touch really fancy clothes sometimes!
What inspires you creatively?
Absolutely everything, from seeing someone’s outfit on the street, to certain colours, to even whatever’s on my Tumblr dashboard! Life is one big inspiration.
Who are your favourite designers?
Locally: Hungry Wolf the label, Rochelle designs so many beautiful and edgy things, I love them all! Globally: Alice McCall! Her designs are absolutely breathtaking 100% of the time!
What does 2014 hold for you?
Collaborations galore! I’m keen to just expand my contacts and work with as many fabulous and talented people as possible!
What were you wearing and how would you describe your personal style?
In the first outfit I was wearing my new Bardot crop top and wrap skirt, with my Wittner exposed heel boots, TopShop hat and Lovisa ear cuff! In the second outfit I was wearing an ASOS top with a Portmans skirt and my Sportsgirl Heels. I never quite know how to explain my style and as you can see, it has the ability to change dramatically! I dress using bold colours a lot of the time, and love a good statement piece, but also feel at home in a nice pair of casual shorts and t-shirt! I’m definitely a leg-showing kind of person!
What has been your favourite job / project so far?
Probably my first published work, soon to be released in Like a Lion Magazine! I won’t disclose much, so you’ll have to keep an eye out for it! But it was so much fun styling something totally out there and weird, and also stylishly grunge!