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Tiger Beer Ireland

Born in 1932, Tiger beer is very proud of their heritage and award winning brewing process. The secret to their success? A lot goes into every bottle of Tiger Beer. Only the finest natural ingredients are used; no artificial additives are added. Plus their meticulous brewing process involves over 200 quality checks. Yes 200! This ensures the smooth and consistent flavour which Tiger fans have come to enjoy. Tiger beer is famous across the globe too and have won the hearts of drinkers in over 6o countries worldwide.

Keep an eye here for all the latest Tiger news, events and competitions.

Tiger beer Ireland

To promote the Launch of Tiger beer Ireland ‘A Night Of Asian Distinction’ has been organised for Thursday 24th November in Lost Society Dublin. Piyanuch Chanphet the Asian model sensation will be your host for the evening and in keeping with the Asian spirit, Tiger Beer Ireland will be celebrating the best in contemporary Asian influence in art, food, fashion and music. Tickets are available here

Come along to see live art installations by Will Barras, Gepetto and Gisèle Scanlon and to catch The Go! Team on the decks next Thursday 24th November. Huzzah!

Tiger Ticket Application information can be found here. Come and enjoy a night of Asian distraction and meet the tiger girls on the night.

Other locations for Tiger Beer Promotions include:

Thursday 17th November, 2011
The Market Bar
Odessa
Harry’s on the Green
Pygmalion

Friday 18th November 2011
Dakota
South William
Lost Society
The grafton Lounge
The Exchequer

17 Nov 2011

Body Painting: Creating Cyber Punk and Diesel Diva

Body Painting in Ireland the story behind creating a Cyber Punk and Diesel Diva 

PICTURES COMING SOON

Recently world renowned body painters Wolf Reicherter & Victoria Gugenheim travelled to Dublin in Ireland to take part in a photo shoot with Asian model sensation Piyanuch Chanphet, photographer Edina Valentova and steel artist RoboSteel.  This is the story of the shoot told from the perspective of the Body painters, the photographer and the model.

The Body Painters Wolf Reicherter & Victoria Gugenheim

Wolf: “Early this year we were contacted by RoboSteel via Facebook.  Victoria my partner (also a Bodypainter) had been friends with RoboSteel for some time. When I saw RoboSteel’s work I was blown away by their sculptures and quite honoured to hear that they are fans of my work too. Victoria and I gladly accepted the invitation to come to Ireland for a collaborative photo-shoot with RoboSteel and stunning model Piyanuch Chanphet.  What an adventure!

I love to work with other artists and I love to see bodypaintings photographed in location. So this was an opportunity to have the cake, and eat it too. It was also the first opportunity for Victoria and I to work together as bodypainters.  When you enter a relationship, things always become an adventure and a challenge. When two artists enter a relationship it becomes even more interesting. When you are both working in the same discipline… well, it is either asking for disaster or the beginning of something very special. When we boarded our flight to Ireland we were very excited and a bit apprehensive too about our first collaborative body paint. Sun and wind greeted us in Dublin.

You can always tell from the welcome you get how the shoot itself will turn out. And this one was going to be a really great one. After a really nice evening and a great breakfast the next morning, Victoria and I got ready to prepare our first joint bodypainting. We wanted the painting to include hints of the sculptures Robosteel creates, fuel and” VICTORIA: “biomechanical styling that hint at Giger and Predator to name a few influences. We also wanted to incorporate our own unique approach, something strong and stylish. The first shoot was something to compliment the RoboSteel bike, Wolf and I wanted to create a unique bio mechanical being with silver tones that were light and looked streamlined.

We achieved the looks with mostly Kryolan paints, including the liquid brilliance which can be quite challenging to work with. We tend to bodyscape first, laying out the basic lines of where we want to go, before filling in with colour and detailing. The detailing on the first concept was Wolf’s signature style.

Piyanuch was an incredible model to work with, not only a lovely person but really patient and dedicated when it came to the shoot, seeing it through to the end without any complaints. She’s a model we’d definitely want to work with again.  We met with the Photographer Edina Valentova, again someone very professional. We were really blessed with this team as the synergy between us all was great. There wasn’t a single person who wasn’t committed and that’s priceless when trying to achieve a great piece of work.

We started shooting at the warehouse of Camara an Irish charity that recycles scrap PC’s, which are then sent to 3rd World Schools.  After shooting there we decided to take it back to Edina’s studio, which is above a casino! It was pretty funny to see the reactions of the clients to a silver alien in a space blanket running past them!  We also tried to take a few shots out on the street but were nearly arrested by the Garda (Irish Police), because the Queen was due to visit and security was extra tight in the Irish capital. The Garda chased us and after an aggressive and surly conversation with Edina and her assistant Tom Solden they made us delete the photos from the camera.  Such are the times we live in!

Wolf and I expected to be finished after this, but much to our delight RoboSteel wanted us to stay to do another shoot, and both Wolf and I jumped at the chance. The next concept we did was darker and had a hybrid of regular and UV colours to make it stand out. This time Piyanuch looked more like an extension of the bike as opposed to a separate entity. The studio we shot at had some incredible props and we were fortunate enough to use some of these in the shoot including a smoke machine.  The smoke turned out fantastic and really added to the atmosphere of the piece.

This body paint was much more labour intensive and I did most of the detailing this time. There was more highlight and shading and a darker silver mix. The UV back piece also took a lot of work, with around 5 or so layers of paint including highlights to achieve the look. Ultimately all the work was worth it, and we ended up with some amazing shots.

The Photographer Edina Valentova:

Edina: “I met Piya (Piyanuch Chanphet) few years ago on the street and since our very first shoot together she became one of my favourite models. Piya is so versatile in looks, amazingly creative at posing and of course stunningly beautiful with very unique features which are so hard to find in Ireland. Therefore I was really delighted when she asked me to cooperate on this fantastic project with the super cool Alien Bike from RoboSteel and striking body paint from world calibre painters Wolf Reicherter and Victoria Gugenheim.  The whole setup took a couple of weeks to prepare, starting from putting together the whole idea, theme and online cooperation with the painters as they were coming to Ireland just for this shoot. Another thing was to find the right location to fit a 700kg heavy RoboSteel Alien Bike. On the day of the shoot, Piya was getting her paint done since early morning  which altogether  took 10 hours to finish and even from the original sketch it looked really complex, especially that we wanted to achieve 2 different looks from each body paint.

I was  preparing the scene and playing around with lights and reflectors to get the exposure of the bike I was looking for as well as testing the UV lights for the 2nd part of the shoot. I spend about 5 hours setting everything up to make sure that when the model arrives (already tired after 10 hours of constant standing with spread arms being painted) everything would be ready to go.

Lighting itself consisted of 1 main light with body length softbox and grid to give an atmospheric feel and 3 other spotlights to show off the bike + two reflectors to fill unwanted shadows.   We also used really a powerful smoke machine as a final touch to give it more realistic look.    For the second part we used 3 UV tubes and just one spotlight as I wanted other features to be visible too instead of just seeing the fluorescent paint.

We did some warm up test shots after which Piya totally transformed into her character and nailed the shoot giving me a good variety of different poses. Then we switched to UV lights to get a completely different feel of the scene.  The shoot ended at 2:30am in the morning and it was heart breaking to know that Piya would go home to wash that amazing body paint off.    I could have definitely spent much longer playing around with this theme but we got the results we were looking for and all the effort and hard work paid off.

The Model: Piyanuch Chanphet

Modelling for full body paint is very different to most type of modelling I have done.  For one the time involved from starting as a blank living canvas until when the painting is finished can take up to 10 hours and after this you have to go and pose for the shoot!  Full body paint has always been an ambition for me and I had been waiting for the right opportunity to fulfil this modelling goal.  When the opportunity came up to work as part of the team with Victoria, Wolf and Edina I was delighted.

Elaborate alien creations can be difficult to style in the traditional sense and it can be difficult for designers to make clothes that transfer the wearer into credible ScFi creatures.  However, with body paint anything is possible and fantastic ideas can become reality. In fact when using body paints anything you can imagine can become real.

During the painting you need to be very still and make only small movements until the fixing spray is applied.  During this time I found it useful to think about the concepts and become the character that was been created.  The first shoot was robotic in nature so I imagine been a beautiful sophisticated female fembot.  However, while we were looking for a sexy look we didn’t want a dumb and obeying character, so I thought of Number 6 from Battlestar Galactica and Cameron from the terminator series.   The second shoot with the RoboSteel motorbike was tribal and this time Wolf and Victoria painted with some UV paints so we could get two looks from the same paint.

I wanted to go beyond the typical images you see doing the rounds in magazines and on Facebook.  I have worked many times with photographer Edina Valentova and it didn’t take us long to connect and start producing images we could all be proud of.  It’s always a pleasure to work with talented and creative makeup artists and photographers and it was a real pleasure to do my first body paint with Wolf Reicherter and Victoria Gugenheim.  Looking forward to the next one I think I am hooked on the magic of body paint.

Credits: 

Photographer:  Edina Valentova

Model:  Piyanuch Chanphet (Piya)

Body Painters:  Wolf Reicherter & Victoria Gugenheim

Assistants:  Tom Solden and Maik Sinkovec

Concepts:  Wolf Reicherter, Victoria Gugenheim & RoboSteel

15 Oct 2011
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SIGN WITH A MODELLING AGENCY ??

There are many modelling agencies in Dublin and across Ireland. Most agencies provide male and female models for fashion, commercial print advertising, magazine editorial, TV and films. Reputable agencies in Ireland include:

  • Morgan The Agency
  • 1st Option Model Agency Dublin
  • Compton Model Agency
  • Assets Models Agency
  • De Havalland Model Management
  • Andrea Roche Model Agency
  • Pulse Model and Event Management

For models signing with a reputable agency can result in making some decent cash. There are a lot of options in modelling such as: catwalk work, magazine layouts, catalogues, advertisements and other opportunities. Height is not as much of an issue as people think. It is only relevant to the catwalk. Many models with smaller statures are generating a lot of work for themselves in other avenues. However, most modelling agencies in Ireland expect you to be 5ft 7in for fashion. If you are not 5ft 7in or above they will more than likely put you in the commercial section. However, don’t let the height restriction put you off I have been featured in many international magazines editorials and photography books and I am only 5ft.4in. It is my experience that modelling is much more than standing in front of the camera no matter what height you are.

Reputable UK modelling agencies:

Fashion: Premier, Storm, Models1, Lenis, Select, FM Agency, M&P, Bookings
Sports: WAthletic
Commercial: MOT, Sandra Reynolds, Nevs, BMA, Gingersnap, RMG, Nemesis, Boss, Rage, IMM
Plus Size: IMM, Hughes, Models1
Glamour: Mode, Girl Management, Samantha Bond

If you are considering been a model there advantages and disadvantages to signing with an agency. On the positive side, if the agency is good you will have a team of experts familiar with the industry working very hard to get you bookings and arranging go sees. If you do sign a contract make sure you really understand what it contains, the conditions and what will be expected of you. From talking to other models you also need to be careful not to become just another picture to fill a modelling agency online catalogue. If the work doesn’t come straight away don’t despair becoming a successful model requires hard work, luck and a lot of focus.

If you are not signed with a modelling agency, you can work freelance and have the freedom to accept bookings as they come along. Social media twitter, facebook, etc are very important for new models and can really help to get you noticed.

I have found that modelling has been a great boost to my confidence. Seeing finished photos in FHM and life magazine has been an incredible experience for me. Most people don’t realise how glamorous they can look until they have taken part in a professional shoot. Even if you don’t intend on entering the modelling industry everyone should go and take some professional photographs with a decent photographer. The excitement of seeing the finished pictures and the comments you will get from friends and family both now and in the future are definitely worth the effort. However, don’t fall or the old trick of having a modelling agent tell you that you need professional photos to start with the agency and then suggest a photographer to do the shoot. If the agency are good at their job professional photos are not required, the portfolio images will come with the bookings and the training should be provided free of charge by the agency.

14 Oct 2011

Therapy Fashion Show @ House of Fraser

High Neck Lace Dress by Therapy

Description:
Above the knee, Long-sleeved, Belt not included, Shell: 100% Cotton. Lining: 100% Cotton, Machine Wash 30°C | Available from House of Fraser, Dundrum, Dublin and you can also purchase online 

Dublin Model Piyanuch Chanphet

11 Sep 2011
Model Piyanuch Chanphet. Makeup Danielle Horan. Photography:Arthur Carron

Archie Take 2

Photographer: Arthur Carron Arthur Carron Photography |  Makeup: Danielle Horan | Model: Piyanuch Chanphet

Archie Carron www.arthurcarron.photoshelter.com — with Piyanuch Chanphet & Danielle Horan 

27 Aug 2011
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Arthur Archie Carron Photography – Geisha 芸者

Geisha 芸者 are traditional female Japanese performing artists and entertainers.   The Geisha’s talents include performing many Japanese arts such as classical music and dance.

Apprentice geisha are called Maiko and the traditional image of the white make-up and elaborate dress or kimono is the most popular image that comes to most people’s minds when they think of a Geisha.

Maiko are considered to be at the peak of traditional Japanese femininity. And their kimono hangs very loosely in the back to accentuate the nape of the neck, which is considered a primary erotic area in Japanese sexuality.

Working as an Asian model has given me the opportunity to become Geisha may times and I am always very excited to have the make-up applied in the traditional Geisha style.  Once the make-up is finished and the traditional kimono is worn it is very easy to transform your reality and express the erotic and feminine nature of this very beautiful Japanese tradition.

Model: Piyanuch Chanphet | Makeup by Oksana Make Up Pictures: Archie Carron Arthur Carron Photography www.arthurcarron.photoshel​ter.com

 

 

 

 

 

14 Aug 2011

Midsummer Party in House of Fraser

In a midsummer party not to be missed House of Fraser are transforming level 2 of their Dundrum store with a purpose built catwalk.   Showcasing the fabulous clothing ranges from, Episode, Dickens & Jones, Marc Cain, Ralph Lauren and Helen McAlinden this event is not to be missed.

Irish designer of the year Helen McAlinden will be on hand to give advice on fashion trends, designs and her latest styles.  Hope to see you there!!

Midsummer Party in House of Fraser on Saturday 30th July 2011 2pm – 4pm

Makeup: Audrey Godson from Clarins | Hair: Beata Kowalska Betty Cosmetics

Models: Piyanuch Chanphet | Matylda Bajer | Joanna Zimnoch |  Helga Stibi | Helga Stibi et al.

More information about House of Fraser can be found here.

28 Jul 2011

Motion and Emotion

27 Jun 2011
Mia & Pia

Beauty Queen, Fashionista, Socialite, Babyphat, Royalty

I would never pass up the opportunity to work with an inspiring and creative photographer. Maria McGrail (Mia) is one such photographer and it was a real pleasure to join her recently for a Saturday morning shoot. Based in Dublin Ireland Mia is a well know photographer who’s photos regularly grace the covers of magazines and fashion newspaper supplements .  For example: Tatler, Blow, 24 7, Sunday Wold and U magazines to name just a few.   While Maria is a gifted in almost every area of photography it’s fashion where Maria’s true genius comes out through her lens.

Working as a model you very quickly find out that good photographs usually come from the effort of a number of people who work together in a team to make the shoot happen.  This shoot was no different and Mia has brought together all the elements that are needed to make the magic happen and create amazing images.  Makeup was provided by the very talented Orla from Orla Maher Make Up and Hair by Joyce Clarke Henry.  Styling the shoot was renowned fashion blogger / stylist /  Lorna Claire Weightman presenter at StyleNation and the location was a very interesting space called the Joinery studio.

I hope all you lovers of fashion enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed posing for them.

Piyanuch Chanphet: #BeautyQueen #Fashionista #Socialite #Babyphat #Royalty

Love Piya xx

© Maria McGrail Photography | Photography: Maria McGrail | Makeup: Orla Maher Make Up | Styling: Lorna Claire Weightman | Hair: Joyce Clarke Henry | Model: Piyanuch Chanphet (Piya)

 

13 May 2011
Piya & Didi

Light and Dark

“Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.” Louis Aragon


Copyright Stephen Abraham Walsh | Models Piyanuch Chanphet (Piya) and Didi | Make-up, concept by Oksana_MakeUp | Hair by Barry Finnegan.

19 Apr 2011
FHM Malaysia

RoboSteel FHM

FHM Malaysia RoboSteel Feature: Reduce, Reuse and Roll-Out

The best thing to do with steel junk is not to melt them, but to summon the RoboSteel Autobots

The recycling fad is nothing new. Hippies and NGOs have been pestering us to properly organise and dispose our rubbish for decades. But it’s only now that it’s become popular because plastic bags costs money and because it’s sofa king hot. Maybe the recycling campaign would’ve got off to a much better start if they used such time-tested, classic mascots: massive robots and hot babes.

RoboSteel is a creative sculpture design and steel construction company based in Ireland. They make everything from Darth Vader to a frog bongo drummer, and they’re all made from recycled cars, trucks, ships, aeroplanes and motorbikes. Today, the RoboSteel team consists of 12 hand-picked steel fabrication engineers, who aren’t just expert steel constructors and designers, but also very creative artists. If they’re building a small sculpture (such as their best-selling frog sculptures), it could take a minimum of two hours or a maximum of a week. If they are building something epic (such as the 2.5-metre Optimus Prime), it could take six to 12 weeks.

If you look around RoboSteel’s website (www.robosteel.com), you’ll notice that quite a lot of its sculptures are from comics and movies. We think they are pretty damn cool, but wouldn’t some people (i.e. pesky intellectual property lawyers) think they are copyright infringements? According to RoboSteel “Although our sculptures can mimic iconic comic and movie characters, they are not exact replicas. “All of our sculptures are hand-made and are not mass- produced. Our use of recycled materials is very green and complements the environmental policies of large companies.” RoboSteel has some very impressive customers including commissions from companies such as ActiVision and Google. In fact, they often ask their more than 70,000 Twitter followers for ideas. So if you’ve been aching for a life- sized steel Doraemon, tweet away.

Model: Piyanuch Chanphet | Photographer: Edina Valentova | Publication FHM Malaysia | Sculpture: RoboSteel

5 Apr 2011
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FHM Interview

Piya on bitchy models, outer space and size 32D distractions

The FHM facts
Name: Piyanuch Chanphet (Piya)
From: Thailand; now living in Dublin, Ireland Favourite food: Thai, of course!
Favourite booty-shaker: Sandstorm by Darude

Hi Piya, you don’t have a very Irish name. What does it mean, and where does it come from?

My name is Thai and Piyanuch means “the lovely last one” and Chanphet translates into “the moon that looks like a diamond”.

Exotic! You own a pretty successful business, but you also model. How do you find time for both?

I love my work, and I’m very lucky to have a lot of amazing people around me. The creativity of the team at RoboSteel is such an inspiration. On the modelling side, there are some amazing photographers, including Edina Valentova, that have been very kind to me. I know some fabulous designers who let me borrow their clothes. It can get hectic sometimes, but somehow I manage to find the time to do both.

Are you doubly-intimidating to guys, considering you’re a successful businesswoman and a model?

Yes, sometimes men can find me a little too hot to handle. But once they get to know my personality, most men don’t seem to mind. It’s a lot of fun being the boss!

Which is more fun – photo shoots or crafting steel sculptures?

I love to do both there are a lot of similarities between photo shoots and steel sculptures. To get a photo or a large sculpture perfect, you need to be creative, persistent and work well as part of a team. I get a great buzz when everything comes together and when the ‘wow’ factor is achieved.

In the photos, you’re with the steel sculptures a lot. Do you prefer working with them or actual models?

Working with sculptures is very challenging, because they are not alive and have no personality. It can be a real challenge to make steel sculptures come to life for the photo. When I’m around bitchy models, I don’t let their attitude affect me. I tend to just work harder and focus on my job. If you remain positive with negative people, you will eventually win every time.

We’ve been losing too much lately… What’s your favourite kind of photo shoot?

I love to do anything that is inspirational, but my personal favourites are glamour and FHM-style. It can be cold in Ireland, so wearing skimpy glamour outfits, lingerie and bikinis can be challenging.

Do you get (and like) all of the attention from the nerds and the fans?

Yes sometimes, but to be honest, I am a bit of a nerd myself. I love technology and gadgets, and I find clever people a real turn-on.

There goes us then but how can a guy get your attention?

I am usually very interested in a man who shows no interest in me. I am used to getting a lot of attention, and when I don’t get it, I want to know why. It’s more of a challenge if the man plays hard to get.

Where should he take you on your dream first date?

Anywhere where we can see the stars clearly, the closer we get to outer space, the better.

What would totally destroy that first date?

If he asks too many personal questions, and if he smokes 🙂

Time to butt out. What’s your number one guilty pleasure?

I love to buy expensive lingerie and bikinis. Wearing Agent Provocateur makes me feel so sexy, and going shopping with the girls is great fun.

You’re in Ireland, we’re in Malaysia. Are you okay with long-distance relationships?

Technology has made the world a smaller place, and I travel to Asia at least twice a year. If you want to contact me, you can send me a tweet or leave a message on my Facebook wall. So far no one has invited me to visit them in Malaysia, so I am open to offers!

Woohoo! Finally, if someone made a sculpture of you, what are the features you’d ask them to change?

I’d like a twin. Could you please make both of our boobs smaller? I am a 32D, and most of the time, my boobs get all the attention…

30 Mar 2011
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