Sequin Cinderella Nicola’s ‘dream come true’ as she styles Nadine Coyle for major magazine shoot

A popular local boutique owner, stylist and designer has said it was a ‘dream come true’ to style Derry singer Nadine Coyle for a major magazine shoot.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 1:28 pm
Nicola McLaughlin and Nadine Coyle.

Nicola McLaughlin, of Sequin Cinderella Boutique in Buncrana, was put forward for the role by the former Girls Aloud star for her OK magazine shoot with her daughter, Anaiya.

Nadine is a big fan of the boutique and has visited there many times. However, Nicola told the Journal that when she first received an email from an OK magazine representative, she thought it ‘was a prank.’

“I just didn’t expect it. But when I saw that it was Nadine, I knew then it was serious. I was so excited.”

Nicola McLaughlin.

Nicola had just four working days to pull together looks for Nadine and Anaiya, working to a mood board provided for the shoot. Throw in the fact we’re in the middle of a pandemic, between seasons, with limited shops open, it was a big task.

Nicola looked towards the stores that had next day delivery, but also took inspiration from local designers and businesses.

“I was so happy to be able to go to local businesses. I used Elizabeth O’Donnell’s children’s range called Paisti, as well as Ayda and the Moon by a girl from Derry called Katie Bell. Jade from Doolily Designs created aprons for the shoot and I also sourced pieces from Topline and Una Rodden in Buncrana.

Nicola was also ‘over the moon’ to be able to use one of her very own designs on the shoot. “It was a really busy few days, with a lot of pressure, but I loved it.”

Nicola told how styling ‘was always a dream’ of hers and she was able to do it locally via the customers who enter the boutique every day.

“But to do it for a major magazine, using my own designs as well, is just a dream come true.”

Nicola paid tribute to Nadine for putting her forward for the role and described her as a ‘lovely, normal Derry girl.’

The shoot took place in one of the Taggart Homes and was fully Covid 19 complaint, with a small, closed set.

Nicola said this made her job easier, as the entre team was ‘so lovely.’

Patricia at Glam Team, also in Derry, did Nadine’s hair and her sister, Rachel, did her make up.

Nicola said the experience has showed her that all her dreams and passions can work together.

“I have always wanted to do styling, but was always afraid to pursue too many paths in a way. I have the boutique and the designing, but it showed me that it can all work together.”

Nadine’s interview with OK magazine is out now.