Helen McCartin’s love for the fashion & image business started as a young child. Her story began when her family owned a clothing factory called Glen Prince Textiles in Newtowngore, County Leitrim, Ireland where they manufactured for Primark, Littlewoods, Debenhams, Arnott’s and Dunnes Stores. Helen worked in every area of the factory from design to the cutting table, to finishing and packaging.
Helen went on to study Fashion Design for three years full-time, achieving a higher diploma. She then enjoyed working as a bridal designer for a number of years before moving into retail, and later, completed a diploma in Fashion Buying, Merchandising and Visual Display.
Helen is regularly called upon as a stylist, personal shopper and as a consultant in store merchandise planning and was featured as a Visual Merchandiser and Shop Layout Consultant on Feargal Quinn’s Retail Therapy, as shown on RTÉ One TV.
Recently, Helen completed a diploma in Image and Fashion Styling, covering a wide range of subjects including:
• Colour theory and colour analysis
• Body shapes and what clients should and should not wear
• Style personalities
• Wardrobe weeding, and
Her most recent venture to date is The Purple Orange, a multi-brand boutique in Cavan Town, Ireland, as well as the launch of MyColour, a 15-minute colour analysis. With many qualifications and 23 years of retail background under her belt, you will be guaranteed to receive a personalised and satisfactory experience with Helen.