2011: PUTTING A (LIP) GLOSS ON GEORGIA'S PORTRAIT. The Diary, Irish Independent. August 2011.
We've all grown used to seeing model Georgia Salpa in the papers. Well, next month the Irish-Greek goddess will be seen on canvas in an art exhibition Fashion On Canvas. However, artist responsible Niall O'Loughlin said he was "shocked" to be dragged into the speculation surrounding the 26-year-old's luscious lips.
Some commentators have suggested that Georgia has recently undergone lip injections. But the Celebrity Salon star is claiming it's all down to lip gloss. Dunboyne-based artist O'Loughlin completed his study several weeks before the controversy erupted but admitted he was slightly unnerved by observers telling him Georgia was starting to resemble his picture. "I never thought punters would be looking at Georgia's lips when I drew it; does it matter anyway? We all think she looks fantastic," O'Loughlin told me.
Fashion on Canvas is part of the Dublin Festival of Fashion which runs in Balla Bán Gallery from September 5 to 12.