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Christina Maria Hennigan

Fashion assistant/ fashion writer.

Location icon United Kingdom

I have a creative background - I studied art and design at the Leeds college of art and I have assisted backstage on a few fashion shows and photoshoots.

After leaving art college I got the opportunity to assist as a backstage assistant on the Leeds fashion show where I worked closely with designers, undertook duties such as model dressing which is an integral part in assisting work as you need to be working to a strict timescale to make sure the show runs as smoothly as possible and keeping the backstage area in order.

Other shows I have assisted on include the Mannequin fashion show where I worked within a team under the name 'Charity palette' which was run by make up artist Heather Beardall, we created a variety of make up looks with help from Heathers direction for the event, it was a great experience which gave me invaluable knowledge, skills and opened up doors for further work in the fashion industry!

Fashion writing experience includes writing for The Clothes Maiden magazine, FMS magazine, the handbag fairy, a blog section of a homeware retailers site and also a few blog posts for 'Pop couture' a Manchester based fashion boutique.

Lightning Fashion: Thunderbolt Goes Pop!

The thunderbolt is synonymous with iconic images from the Pop art movement, when comic strips were portrayed within works of art by the likes of Roy Lichtenstein, who used vastly vivid colours to illustrate the comic strip presence in popular culture of the decade.

The Clothes Maiden Magazine
Emporio Armani x Calvin Harris Underwear Campaign - The Clothes Maiden

Emporio Armani has recently joined forces with music mogul DJ, producer and song writer Calvin Harris in this sizzling shoot showcasing the power brands new underwear campaign. Shot in Los Angeles by renowned fashion photographer Boo George, who has worked with a star studded list of celebrities, including Selena Gomez, Shailene Woodley and Victoria Beckham teams up with Calvin Harris.

POLICE: Neymar JR Fronts IMPACT 1 Campaign

POLICE have just dropped a new range of shades as part of their 2016 collection. Leading the campaign for the IMPACT 1, is Brazil's own professional footballer Neymar JR, who joins the ranks of an influential catalogue of celebrity A listers - from George Clooney and Bruce Willis to Antonio Banderas and David Beckham - all who have all fronted the Italian eyewear brand in the past.

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Only Fingers + Toes SS15 Candyland Collection - The Clothes Maiden

Top nailbrand Only fingers + toes have an exciting nail polish set to launchfor S/S'15. 'Candyland' is the title of this particular group of pretty polishes which are inspired by the seasons pastel theme. Only fingers + toes bring their expertise to yet another classic collection.

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Sex & The City: Patricia Field The Stylist - The Clothes Maiden

Sex and the city first landed its way onto the small screen in 1998, loosely based on the book by Candace Bushnell it followed the lives of the main character Carrie Bradshaw and her friends trials and tribulations.

Super Faux: Teddy Bear Furs

The 90s are undergoing a seriously monumental fashion revival right now. Having witnessed the comeback of the choker necklace, a myriad of A listers daring it in denim dungarees and baring their midriffs in crop tops and two-pieces; scrunchies making a comeback and the buffalo shoes once exhibited by the Spice Girls threatening their return, it seems these trends, the epitome of the 90s, are just as current and fashion forward as they were 'back in the day'.