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#MachineMeets with January Winters.

Model, blogger and now radio presenter, January tells us how she made it to the top of the Irish modelling scene. She also gives us some insights into some new and inspiring projects she’s working on.
 


Check out January's blog www.gold-and-bold.com and listen to her on www.frq.fm

Loves of My Life

Irish Independent Life Magazine 

 

The loves of my life: January Russell Winters, model and blogger 

Model and blogger: January Russell Winters. Photo: Kip Carrol

Model and blogger: January Russell Winters. Photo: Kip Carrol

The model and blogger on why Twinkle is her favourite person and how the fact that her hands are bigger than most men's is a source of great pride.

The person

She's not really a person, but she might as well be. Twinkle, my dog, is hands down the best thing I've ever met. I don't think anything will love me as much as she does. If everyone had her enthusiasm when I walked in the door, I'd be a lucky girl

The memory

One time, at a festival, my friends and I dressed up as 'gold'. We danced around to Spandau Ballet (You are gold!). We filled our pockets to the brim with glitter and threw it around the campsite. It was magical! It was also the moment that sparked the beginning of my blog, Gold & Bold

The moment of the day

I live in Killiney, and walk to the Dart station every morning. Smelling the sea and looking over the bay makes me really happy. I'm so lucky to live where I do

The song

Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley. When I was about four or five years old, I remember my dad standing at the end of my bed, playing it on guitar. The lyrics really got to me, and I started welling up. I ran out of the room crying, and told him I'd got oranges in my eye. I wasn't even eating an orange!

The movie

The original Jungle Book is my favourite film. We watched it to death when we were younger, but it never gets old. I love how enchanting the score is, and the animation is especially delicious

The hero

My grandmother, Wendy. She's such a strong, independent, intelligent, sassy, loving woman. She's over 80 years old, and still travels the world. She most recently returned from Uzbekistan; her next stop is Panama!

The book

I really enjoyed Factotum by Charles Bukowski. It's about the random debauchery of an aspiring writer. I like his style and his grittiness. It does get quite grim, but there's a sense of humour throughout

The outfit

I can generally be found in trainers, jeans and a T-shirt, and one of my favourite jackets. My wardrobe is overflowing with jackets. It's beginning to be a problem

The accessory

Sunglasses. I can't leave the house without sunglasses. Rain or shine, rude or not, I barely take them off. I've got my eye on a new pair of Pradas; I'm still building my collection

The gadget

Although it's on it's last legs, my phone is obviously my favourite gadget. We have a love/hate relationship at the moment. I desperately need a new one, but I just can't seem to part with it. We've been through a lot together

The pet hate

I know it's weird, but my pet hate is any sort of annoying sound. Muffled music, chewing, tapping, murmurs of a TV through a wall, out-of-sync beats, out-of-tune singing . . . I could go on. I feel like I get a physical pain in my body from sounds I don't like

The friend

I cherish every single one of my friends. I'm always so grateful for the friends that I have. I couldn't pick a better bunch

The beauty product

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. I don't go anywhere without it. I'm fully addicted; I'd marinate myself in the stuff if I could

The holiday

It was more of a 'working' holiday, but the first season I spent in Milan was ridiculously fun. I was lucky enough to work and travel across a lot of Italy and parts of Switzerland. Every day was like a little adventure, meeting new people, seeing new things, tasting everything. I loved it

The piece of advice

Bad things happen, but good things always come from bad situations. Always be grateful. Live your life, and be gold!

The drink

A Pina Colada. I've yet to find a good one in Dublin, but if anyone knows of where to get one, please tell me. Extra points if they're served with cocktail umbrellas and any other sort of kitsch

The hotel

One of the nicest hotels I've stayed in recently is the Merchant Hotel in Belfast. I was there for a job with model and bestie Jenny Drea. I had a bedroom the size of my house, and the most decadent breakfast I've ever gorged on. We couldn't say no to the rooftop jacuzzi, either!

The bar

Pygmalion off South William Street is always my go-to spot to meet my mates. We normally sit outside, talk rubbish and drink cocktails. I like the atmosphere there. I can always convince friends passing by to stay for a drink

The hobby

Listening to music is one of the most enjoyable things that I do. I'm always thirsty for new music; I love discovering what other people listen to. Nothing makes me feel as good as when I hear a song that I love

The part of my body

My hands. I think they're nice, but I'm more proud of the fact that they're bigger than most men's!

The celebrity

I'm not great at stalking celebrities, but I'm obsessed with Conor McGregor. His charisma, ambition, humour and talent really inspire me (and he's a bit of a babe!)

The virtue

I'm definitely loyal, fun and I'm a good friend. I've never leaked a secret, and I'm always up for an adventure

The vice

I'm a bit of brat. My friends call me a stroppy teenager sometimes. I wish I was better at remembering names, but I blame my dad for that. I can be quite impatient, and that's something I really need to work on

The smell

A discontinued bottle of Alexander McQueen perfume. It doesn't have a name; it's impossible to get hold of. I have a bottle hidden away for special occasions

The taste

Anything with truffles. I don't get to eat them as often as I'd like, but maybe that's a good thing. It keeps them special

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Instagram: @januarywinters

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Sunday Indo Life Magazine

Sweet Sexy Cool

Dresses.ie S16 Collection

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During the week I popped in to Sam's Bar on Dawson Street. There were good tunes, a delicious breakfast and the catwalk launch of Dresses.ie S16 collection. It also happened to be my first time ever watching a fashion show from the sideline!  I've never really understood the power of a good walk and the presence it has on the catwalk, especially in such close quarters. I was so impressed by all the girls and couldn't help but feel like a proud mom. Go Girls!

Here's some shots from the catwalk

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My Favourites

There's quite a few things from the day that I had my eye on. I fell in love with this cute lace skater dress and with the slick blue bomber jacket below. 

Teo wearing the lace skater dress

Teo wearing the lace skater dress

The bomber jacket

The bomber jacket

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Jenny Drea trying on la faux fur jacket from the show

Jenny Drea trying on la faux fur jacket from the show

Pretty pastels and lace

Pretty pastels and lace

Can't wait to shop the looks!

Jxx

Fashion Industry Awards Finalist

Kerry Fashion Week

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Just before I received the nomination for the Fashion Industry Awards, it dawned on me that the only thing/achievement I've ever won was a Wagon Wheel from Mizzoni Pizza, and even the legitimacy of that is questionable. So you can imagine my excitement once I heard Gold&Bold made it to the finals in the 'Blog Of The Year' category! CHUFFED!! 

Gold&Bold is still just a baby, but thank you to everyone who's been checking it out over the last few months and everyone who's shared and cared about it. A big thank you especially to my main slice, Jenny Drea who gave me the courage to get it going in the first place. 

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The black tie event takes place down in Kerry on the 4th of March, and I've already  begun to pin down an outfit for it. It's gotta be Gold and it's gotta be Bold.  Check back next week to see how it (hopefully) all came together!

Go For Gold!!!

Jxx

Backstage At Brown Thomas

Spring/Summer 2016 

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Its the first show of the year that gets the fashion season started in Ireland. Jam packed with high end designers and the latest in  hair and makeup all beautifully placed to the backdrop of cutting edge stage design. Here's some backstage pictures from the day. 

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Some pics by me, some by Danielle Garner.

Jxx

Tips for Charity Shop Stalking

Is it worth it? Let me work it!

Charity shop treasure  

Charity shop treasure  

We've all been that someone coveting something in the window of a charity shop. If you've read the blog post on Charity Shop Pursuits you'll know its a serious game. Here's a few tips of how to get that gem.

  1. Sale date. 
    Firstly, find out when it goes on sale. Charity shops usually leave their  windows on display for up to two weeks. Inquire within and save the date.
  2. Is it the genuine article?
    Ask a member of staff if you can have a closer inspection. Some shops aren't too happy to let you have a proper look. If they do let you, take the opportunity to have a good look at the item and maybe take some pictures on the sly.  Check the seams, crests, tags, and compare to similar items online. Nothing worse than waking up early to que for a fake!
  3. Wake up early!!
    Wake up earlier than you think, even if it's incredibly embarrassing and desperate. Evaluate how that extra hour in bed is going to feel versus the feeling of that bag on your shoulder, that watch on your wrist or that scarf around your neck. Prepare to que outside the shop a couple of hours early.
  4. Eye on the prize.
    If you don't wake up early enough and someone happens to be there first, ask them if you're both queuing for the same thing. If they are, you have two choices; admit defeat, leave and take back that extra hour in bed. Or, hang on to the bitter end, telepathically tell her that she needs to pee, and hope that some other gems lie inside the store.
  5. Laying it down.
    If you're first in the que, hooray! You're en route to getting what you want. Before you lay the money down, double check if its the same item, if you're still in love with it and if you're happy to part with the money. Then, prepare a hefty Facebook status and brag about you're latest achievement! 
  6. Plan B.
    If you don't make it inside the shop first, try cheekily offering the one who did  a few quid over the asking price.  It's worth a shot. Also, have a good look around the shopand at other items in the window. People behind you in the que might be there for something entirely different and you could be passing up on a gem!

Happy Hunting!

Jxx

How to wear you gems here

Charity Shop Pursuits

Tense and Desperate

YSL Monogram Shoulder Bag with Gold Tassle

YSL Monogram Shoulder Bag with Gold Tassle

There it was. The holy grail of shoulder bags. The YSL monogram satchel in black leather with interlocking metal Y- S- L signature and the all important 'Gold Tassel'. It was sitting in the window of a charity shop.  It was up for grabs on Saturday morning at 9am.

On Saturday at 7:45 am I leave the house and head for the charity shop in the hopes of acquiring the YSL bag at a discount of about a grand and a half. When I get to the shop I find there's one woman in front of me. I telepathically begin telling her that she needs to pee so I can get ahead. It's tense. It's desperate. 

'Catherine' held it in. A sea of people came then left, realising that she had already won the bag. She was in the door first and was given the bag. When she opened it, the lining was plastic! I called  FAKE!!  

Blinded by the gold of her YSL clutch, she failed to notice what prizes lurked in the shadows for me! A Widegate London clutch, A Miu Miu Tote and a two piece Moschino suit! See how I wore my treasures here!

Moschino Suit, Miu Miu Bag, Widegate London handbag  

Moschino Suit, Miu Miu Bag, Widegate London handbag  

Widegate London Handbag  

Widegate London Handbag  

I am the triumphant victor!!!

Catherine, I'll see you for Round 2!

Here's some Tips On Charity Shop Stalking

Stay Gold, 

Jxxx

 

Getting Fab

The night we got fabulous

January Russell Winters  and Jenny Drea at 'Getting Fabulous '

January Russell Winters  and Jenny Drea at 'Getting Fabulous '

'Getting Fab' was a night created by our dear friend, Tino. It's an opportunity to dress sensationally overly fabulous. Its about decking yourself head to toe in flashy gold jewels and most importantly, having the Sa$$ to pull it off. It's 'more a way of life than a dress code' .

We began the night in a sixteen seater stretch Hummer, which kept us entertained with bottles of bubbly and roaring tunes. Between the high heels, big hoops, slick braids and glossy red lips - us and our friends attitudes hit the roof! We mistook ourselves for Christina Aguilera circa her glam trash days which led to a lot of Ashanti and Lil Kim being played. A themed night out like this of course runs the risk of being mistaken for a hen party - but it was a risk we were more than willing to take. 

Moschino suit and Gold shades  

Moschino suit and Gold shades  

I picked up an amazing Moschino suit from a charity shop (you can read that blog post here). A black lace bandeau from Urban Outfitters. Gold pineapple necklace from Pennys. 

 I went for the slicked back hair in a low pony. I used 'Sebastian reshape' hairspray. A flick of some Rimmel eyeliner for a good cat-eye and 'Morange' lippy from Mac and I was good to go. 

Getting fabulous is always a great idea. Between the visors, shades, limo and booze, you and your mates will have every necessary asset to be the next best girlband, excluding the musical talent. The only advice Id have to you on themed night out is don't hold back and go for gold! 

 

Stay Gold

Jxx

Stalk your own Moschino suit here!  

Soul Mates

A Feature in Life Magazine

January and Thalia, pic by Kip Carroll

January and Thalia, pic by Kip Carroll

Me and my lovely pal  Thalia Heffernan talk about modelling life together and being mates. 

Read it here!

Thalia and January. Pic by Kip Carroll

Thalia and January. Pic by Kip Carroll

Thalia, Model

January and I met through modelling, about five years ago. This industry is widely publicised as being very bitchy, but that's melodramatic, I find. I'm lucky in that I have connected with a lot of special people through modelling, January, in particular. She's just so much fun! She walks into a room and it immediately brightens up. We have similar interests and when we're working together, no matter what the job is, we manage to make it enjoyable.

There can be a lot of waiting around in this job, but we pass the time very happily. By now, we've worked together for so long that she knows me inside out. I remember one moment I was about to have a total meltdown, everything seemed to tumble and fall apart, and January was there, and knew exactly what to say to calm me down. The moment passed, because of her, and I knew then that I had a really special friendship.

We play off each other very well - if I'm giddy, she'll get giddy, and together we can lift a room when we're on form. We can also cause havoc! January knows the industry, so she knows what the pressures are - things about weight, stress, that kind of thing - and that really helps.

People joke that models always hang out together, but there's a reason for that. It's because we understand each other, and so it's easier for January and me to vent to one another than to our other friends outside the industry, who don't get it because it's just not stuff from normal life.

January, Model

The first time Thalia and I really spent time together was on a test shoot we both did for a photographer, and afterwards we walked back to her place on Leeson Street together. I remember she was wearing her school uniform, and had big, wild, curly hair. She's younger than me, but I remember thinking she was really cool. She's really alive, really fun, she brings everyone together and has a special kind of aura.

Any time I've had relationship problems, with boyfriends or family, I have found that she's great to talk to. She always has a different perspective to me, and that helps. Your good friends are your life, you need to have them around you. Without Thalia, my life would not be the same. She works so hard, and she understands all about the parts of the industry that aren't so good; having her in my life makes me happy, I love her to bits. I know we'll always be friends, even when we're no longer working together.

More from mates here

Jxx

Fashion Buzz

Top 5

It's not every day that you and you get likened to a Bond Girl so Image Magazine made me  feel all warm and fuzzy inside when they named me in their 'Top 5 Irish Models to Follow on Instagram' 

5 Irish Models To Follow On Instagram

January Russell's behind the scenes look on Instagram  

January Russell's behind the scenes look on Instagram  

January Russell may have the name of a Bond Girl, but she’s also pretty dashing on social media as well. Our Jo interviewed this intrepid model about town last week, and we’re going to continue the career crush by spotlighting her behind-the-scenes ‘gram.

January Russell's backstage pics on Instagram  

January Russell's backstage pics on Instagram  

Jenny Drea makes the world of modelling and standing around for hours on end look, dare we say it, fun. Follow Jenny for interesting places, a GSOH and fancy dress party ideas.

By Jeanne DeSutan

Follow @JanuaryWinters  

Follow @Gold&Bold  

Jxx

 

Cabinet Confidential

Gold Collagen and Face Vibrators 

Stellar Magazine are a nosy bunch but I like that. I opened my drawers especially for them to root through my best kept beauty secrets.   

 

Cabinet Confidential: January Russell, Model With Morgan The Agency

January Russell has been modelling for six years – so she's bound to have picked up some tricks. Check out what's in her beauty arsenal.

January Russell Winters

January Russell Winters

Wash & go

“The first thing I do when I get out of bed? I brush my teeth! Then I use Lancôme Gel Eclat face wash – it smells lovely and it’s nice and light and foams up really well. You just use a tiny bit of it.

“Next, I use No 7 Protect & Perfect ADVANCED serum all over my face. It’s really soft and silky and feels so nice. Then I use No 7 Youthful Eye serum – I feel like it freshens you up a bit. If I’m feeling a little bit tired, I use this L’Oreal men’s caffeine drop for your eyes – it’s pretty intense. You just dab it on with your fingers.

“Then I use No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Day Cream. It has an SPF in it, but I also use Soltan moisturising suncream on particularly sunny days. That’s one of the best anti-ageing things you can do: sunscreen.

Inside January's Cabinet  

Inside January's Cabinet  

“I try to really look after my skin; on shoots and at shows, the make-up is quite heavy. I’d always be very careful to take off all my make-up when the job is finished and after the show, give it a good scrub and keep it nice and fresh and clean so you don’t get any spots!

No.7 beauty products  

No.7 beauty products  

Foundation, blush & bronzer

“If I’m going out I put a bit of make-up on, but usually I don’t wear much. I use Touche Eclat foundation, by Yves Saint Laurent. It looks great on your skin. It gives a really nice, dewy glow but it’s not really shiny and greasy looking.

“After foundation I use No 7 Instant Radiance concealer under the eye. I bought that on a make-up artist’s recommendation, instead of buying Touche Eclat. It’s cheaper and I think it’s just as good.

“I do powder all over, then – I use MAC Studio Fix Shivering White. I think I got it from the pro store; it’s a pale, pale powder. I like being pale.

No. 7 and YSL beauty products

No. 7 and YSL beauty products

“I never wear fake tan; I think I’ve worn it about three times. I’ve never had hair extensions, either – I’ve had clip-ins once or twice, for jobs, but never permanently.

“Next, some blusher. I don’t always wear blusher, but I have one from MAC I like – maybe Fleur. The name’s rubbed off! I just put a bit of that on, or I have a bronzer as well that I’ll use a little bit of. I also have a 17 Instant Glow, it’s like a Bobbi Brown shimmer brick, so I use that on my cheekbones to give a bit of a highlight, and on the corner of my eyes.

Mac make up and January's tropical things!  

Mac make up and January's tropical things!  

Brow down

“Then I use my brow pencil – it’s a Rimmel one. I like my pencil a little blunter so it smudges on; it’s really light and I only ever do a tiny bit of brow for daytime, so I start from the arch and bring it down. Then I’d work towards the inside corner.

“If I’m going on a night out, I’d do a heavier brow using one of my MAC eyeshadow powders to fill it in and make it a bit fuller. When you’re wearing a lot of make-up, you need a heavier brow.

“I do my brows myself; I don’t have to do much to them, just get rid of a couple of hairs.

“Once my eyebrows are on, I use a paint pot by MAC called Painterly – it’s a cream base shadow, and pretty much the same as my skin but has a tiny beige-y brown tint to it, so it’s just so they’re not completely bare.

Collection of make up

Collection of make up

 

Eye make-up

“I use a Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara – it’s got a nice, dramatic effect. Really nice, dark black and it doesn’t clump up anywhere. I can do a tiny bit for day, and when I have heavier make-up I can lash it on and it layers up well for a good thick lash.

“Every time I go out I try to do something a little bit different with my make-up, or tailor it to what I’m wearing. Sometimes I’ll do a really bare eye and a defined brow and nice lip, or sometimes I’ll do a smokey eye, eyeliner and a nude lip. I like to try different looks for different outfits. I like playing around with make-up.

“If I’m doing a smokey eye, I use Cork and Amber Lights eyeshadows by MAC. Amber Lights is a really nice gold, shimmery amber colour. I use Brown Down as well.

“For lips, I only have a few lipsticks. I pick a colour and then stick with it – I have two MAC lipsticks: Morange, which is my absolute favourite colour in the world; and Diva, which is a really rich plum. Then I’ll use some random lipsticks for putting a tiny bit of colour on, and Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream on top of them.

Take it off

“I take my make-up off with Garnier Micellar Water on a cotton pad. I’m really lazy when I’m taking off my make-up. Then I wash my face with water afterwards, or I might use my Lancôme stuff again.

Micellar Water and Lancôme Gel Éclat  

Micellar Water and Lancôme Gel Éclat  

Hair colour

“I get my hair dyed by Zara Cox – it’s a warm brown naturally. It’s not hugely far off what it is now, but it wouldn’t be as red toned. Because I’m always getting it sprayed and tonged and straightened, I have to use a lot of masques and treatments and good shampoos and conditioners to counteract that.

Boots dry shampoo and Sebastian hair spray

Boots dry shampoo and Sebastian hair spray

“At the moment I’m using the Wella SP Color Save range – with red hair, the dye washes out really fast and goes dull quite quickly, so it’s good to have any kind of colour saving ones. I use the conditioner as well.

“I get this Colour FX Wash-In, Wash-Out red from Superdrug in the UK, it’s about £2. It keeps the red tone in for a little bit longer. You just wash your hair, throw that in for a couple of minutes and wash it out. It’s just a rinse but it’s got a really nice tone in it.

“I really like Moroccanoil products – I use their oil all the time, especially because getting your hair backcombed and straightened all the time dries everything out. I did a job for them and they gave me loads of products, so I got to test them all out. Their hydrating masque is really thick and it lasts forever.

Hair colour

“Zara Cox is in charge of my hair, I get it cut and coloured in her salon. It’s a warm brown naturally. It’s not hugely far off what it is now, but it wouldn’t be as red toned. Because I’m always getting it sprayed and tonged and straightened, I have to use a lot of masques and treatments and good shampoos and conditioners to counteract that.

“At the moment I’m using the Wella SP Color Save range – with red hair, the dye washes out really fast and goes dull quite quickly, so it’s good to have any kind of colour saving ones. I use the conditioner as well.

Wella SP colour save hair products

Wella SP colour save hair products

“I get this Colour FX Wash-In, Wash-Out red from Superdrug in the UK, it’s about £2. It keeps the red tone in for a little bit longer. You just wash your hair, throw that in for a couple of minutes and wash it out. It’s just a rinse but it’s got a really nice tone in it.

SuperDrug Colour Effects  

SuperDrug Colour Effects  

“I really like Moroccanoil products – I use their oil all the time, especially because getting your hair backcombed and straightened all the time dries everything out. I did a job for them and they gave me loads of products, so I got to test them all out. Their hydrating masque is really thick and it lasts forever.

Moroccan Oil hair products

Moroccan Oil hair products

Nail it

“I do my nails myself; I love doing them. For work, I normally have a clear polish on. I use Essence topcoat or a H&M colour called Pink Mist. It’s just a really basic nude.

“I probably have almost 100 nail polishes – I like the H&M polishes. They’re really cheap and they last for so long, and they always get really on-trend colours, so if you’re matching colours to outfits it’s so easy to get them in there. I got loads on sale for about €1, and they go on really thick! I hate when you buy a nail polish and you have to put about four coats on.

H&M nail polish  

H&M nail polish  

Skincare

January with Rí na Mara face mask  

January with Rí na Mara face mask  

“I got these under-eye masks online – Crystal Collagen Gold Powder Eye Masks – and you put them under your eyes. They feel like jelly, you can wear them for a couple of hours and they’re supposed to put collagen into your skin. I don’t know what the gold is about! I was like, I have to try these!

“I think they do work – they have rose oil on them, so when you take them off, your eyes feel more refreshed anyway!

Gold Collagen eye mask, Rí Na Mara face masks and Roc eye cream. 

Gold Collagen eye mask, Rí Na Mara face masks and Roc eye cream. 

“My boyfriend got me this mad vibrator thing in Urban Outfitters, ha ha, that’s supposed to do lymphatic drainage. I love all of those kinds of things – I’m mad for under-eye products.”

Gold collagen eye mask

Gold collagen eye mask

By Rosemary MacCabe

Stay Gold,

 

Jxx

 

Model Behaviour

Loving Your Work

I caught up with Jo Linehan from Image Magazine to chat about modelling life, scrambled eggs and running with my pooch. Full scoop served below..

Walking in Lennon and Courtney, Dublin

Walking in Lennon and Courtney, Dublin

January Russell is one of our favourite Irish models. Not only is she beautiful, heakth conscious and making serious waves in the fashion industry, she is the best craic to hang out with on set and is the ultimate girl's girl. We quizzed her on what life is like for the beauty.

"A typical morning routine before a show … usually starts with a ridiculously early call time! I’m up at 5am, fall into a taxi by 5:30am, desperately find somewhere open for coffee and then arrive at Brown Thomas for 6am. It’s normally pretty relaxed at this stage, so I say my hellos and pop over to have my make-up done. I like to have the chats and find out about which products they're using on me, it's great for a few beauty tips! Then it’s over to hair. I'm so lucky to have all these pros telling me how to do things!"

Hair and Makeup look behind the Scenes on a shoot for Stellar Magazine

Hair and Makeup look behind the Scenes on a shoot for Stellar Magazine

"For an early show … we usually have our fittings the day before, so there's time to change something if an outfit isn't working. I try on shoes, accessories or any changes that have been made since the day before. A little before the show we take off all our socks, jeans, bras, anything that might leave marks on our skin! Its always a relaxed atmosphere just before the show, so we have time to put on any body moisturisers and take a few pics. The stylists calls for the first outfits and we get ready. I get dressed, put on my shoes and get any final hair and make-up touch ups. We line up, and the show begins!"

Swimwear ladies at Brown Thomas, Dublin

Swimwear ladies at Brown Thomas, Dublin

"Soon as the show is over I … Get coffee with the girls from the show. It's fun to chat about our outfits, hair and make-up, who we saw and what went wrong!

"For breakfast on a day off I love …The Pepper Pot in Powerscourt Townhouse. Their cheesy scrambled eggs on toast are the best I've ever tasted."

Coffee Fiend

Coffee Fiend

"My workout regime is like this … I normally go through stages of working out loads and eating well to the total opposite! I recently had Polaroid's taken to send to international agencies so I have  been quite conscious of being in good shape. There's nowhere to hide in Polaroids. I have been in the gym about four days a week at Crunch and they have loads of great classes. I do Pilates and abs classes and some weight machines. I like to run too and my (not so little) puppie Twinkle is the best running buddy. We do a few laps of my local park together, and she's really strong so she's great for making me run faster."

Twinkle 'the pooch' flaking out

Twinkle 'the pooch' flaking out

We love January! For more, follow her on Instagram

Original by Jo Linehan

(Thanks Jo)  

Jxx

Independent Style

Chuffed

I love a good list, especially a list I'm on! I was delighted to have been named one of Independent Styles 'Models we can't get enough of on Instagram'. Here's what they had to say....

January Russell Winters 

January Russell Winters 

Original post By Freya Drohan

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Jxx