Mannequin Me

Mannequin Me

Back in 2012 I acted in a music video that was directed by Tony Flynn. It has a really interesting concept but we are only sharing it online in 2016. I think I may have mentioned in on here when I filmed it.  I play a mannequin in a shop window that comes to life when a real human  (played by Sonya O’Donoghue) tries to communicate with me. The song is “King of Dreamers” by Max Greenwood.

The black contact lenses were actually my own. I went through a strange stage where I actually wore them a lot.  The wig was also mine (I seriously hope you don’t think that is my hair!). I bought it for a Lady Gaga costume one Halloween. 

Klara x

 

 

 

 

 

Énergie Ballsbridge relaunch

Énergie Ballsbridge relaunch

On Monday I went to the relaunch of Énergie Ballsbridge fitness centre in The Oval Building. The gym has been totally revamped. There’s  a brand new state of the art functional fitness area with boxing equipment, in addition to the already top of the range gym and spin studio. I got a tour around the gym and was really impressed with what I saw (there are heated seats in the spa area – why did I forget my bikini?!). There was a warm welcome from the staff, free fresh salads from Chopped, prosecco, goodybags and a gym session/masterclass on offer for us all.

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Taken during the talks at the launch – Alison Canavan speaking to the launch goers.

 

Brent Pope and health specialist and model/writer/presenter Alison Canavan spoke passionately about physical and mental health.  I did of course do a little workout after the talks. I hate working out in a space that is too warm and the air conditioning was just right. There was an extensive collection of weight machines, free weights, cardio bunny devices (bikes, cross trainers, etc.), a power plate machine – basically everything thing you could ask for when you what to do an efficient workout. They also run a gym class or two to suit literally everyone. 

There were free protein bar and powder samples there.  I discovered PowerBar Natural Protein vegan bars. I was vegan for 12 years  (currently just veggie but would love to return to  veganism – another day’s story!). Anyway, they tasted delish and I will be buying these nutty protein treats in future. The fitness centre boasts a great health shop and Chopped salad bar are also there.

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Vegan Protein bars from PowerBar

 

Klara x

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/energie.ballsbridge/

http://www.energiefitness.ie/ballsbridge

Debut single from Future Fears

Debut single from Future Fears

Irish pop/rock band Future Fears much awaited debut single, ” Call my name” has just been released . The track was produced by the renowned Ray Traynor.  In my opinion, Dave Duggan has one of the best voices in Irish music at the moment. I’ve known Dave from the live music scene in Dublin for many years and have heard him sing well in several genres. I feel this song really shows his range off. Amy McDonagh’s guitar playing is superb too.  A preview of the song can be heard on Soundcloud for the next few days.

You can now buy the song on iTunes (and all other good online music retailers):

 http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1104718754?ls=1&app=itunes

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/futurefears

https://twitter.com/fearsfuture

 

Klara’s Mad Hatter Hat Party

Klara’s Mad Hatter Hat Party

I love hats so much that sometimes when I put one on I just want to dance. I decided to featured some of my favourites in a little video. Hopefully you are not left traumatised by my moves and you will discover (or rediscover) just how damn wonderful hats are. I have heard people say that hats don’t suit them but there is a hat (or hats) for everyone.

The happy hat dancing music was written me on Logic Pro X – my first little tune I wrote on it ha! It can be hard having a hat fetish but I don’t spend a lot of money on them. People in my life know I appreciate a hat or two, charity shop excursions are a must and Penney’s/Primark does great bargain hats.  There is a downside to wearing hats in a windy country like Ireland. Having to run down the street like a mad creature, trying to retrieve it when it blows off your head can be embarrassing.

Klara x

One Petal Down official video is launched

One Petal Down official video is launched

Recently I acted in Barry Jay Hughes new music video for his single, “One Petal Down”. It was filmed in a secret (ish) location in Dublin city. The other people involved were great craic  (Constance Vance, Luis Noguera, Mark O’ Callaghan, Briana Horan and Barry Jay Hughes of course!), so a fun time was had. The video was produced, directed and edited by Nick Murphy of Coffee Hill Studios.

You can now download “One Petal Down”  on Google Play and iTunes. The track was recorded and mixed by Stephen Lovatt of Little Wolf Records. It features Gerard Farrelly on cello and Kevin Meehan on flute/whistle.  It’s a beautiful song with really meaningful lyrics and catchy melodies, so  check it out. If you like it, do support new Irish music and share with your friends.

Barry Jay Hughe’s latest E.P., ‘Tried & Treasured’ was recorded with Little Wolf Records and will be released independently on April 30th.

Links:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/barryhughesmusic

Twitter https://twitter.com/BarryJMusic

Breaking Tunes https://www.facebook.com/barryhughesmusic