Lou Foley

  • Costume Designer Stylist Art Director
  • South West Uk

Louise Foley, aka “Ruinedlou” is a freelance Stylist, Costume Designer & Art Director. She has been working for over a decade and a half on a truly varied Portfolio of projects with the industries finest…

Commercial clients: Taylormade, Sykes Cottages, Metrotile, Quick Quid, Pink Lady Apples, Teletext, Cosyfeet, Ovo Energy, Tool station, Sunlife, Ebay, Yankee Candle, Shangri la Hotels, Aptamil, Vax, Audi, Curry PC World, Barclays, Nationwide, Jaro, Yorkshire Tea, Meadow Hall, Microsoft, Samsung, Powerade, Admiral, Powwownow, Specsavers, Peacocks, PenCarrie, Tesco, Clarks Village, Freeport Braintree, Vevie, Nomads, Rookie Skates, The Brit Awards, NME Awards, Channel 4’s Freshly Squeezed, Loaded Magazine.

In 2012 Lou began on-going work with the Furniture company- Gloster.
Lou styled and art directed the 2013 and 2014 collection’s, and has done so for temporary and permanent collections- for international exhibition stands and show rooms.
Lou has worked closely with the marketing team, helping to develop a fresh style & direction for the brand.

Film: In 2011 Lou shot her first Feature, as the Costume Designer, on the new Simon Pegg film “A Fantastic Fear of Everything”
Lou has assisted Costume Designer Maggie Donnelly for the prep- styling/shopping for and with Heather Graham and Mia Kirshner, for “Miss Conception”

Re-branding: From 2009-2013, Ruinedlou has collaborated with the exciting UK based clothing label “Johann Earl” (and more recently "Seven Lives") to help build the brand by; designing a website, styling & art directing photo shoots & producing look books.
This contributed to re-orders from Urban Outfitters UK/US and secured new orders from ASOS and independent boutiques.

Music Artists: Styling & Costume Design for promos, live gigs and photo shoots for artists such as: Spinnerette, Mcfly, Radiohead, Franz Ferdinand, to name but a few.

“I have been working closely with a number of bands and artists to help achieve the perfect image and direction for their latest video, photo shoot or gig. The process ranges from enhancing what a band already has in their suitcase, to designing making or sourcing bespoke garments & accessories to suit”

Editorials such as: Kit, Grazia, Papercut magazine, Tv Times, Specsavers Kids Magazine, E-MergeMag, Chaos Magazine, Crack Magazine, Venue, Arun Magazine.

Make up & Hair: Available on request. Ruinedlou has “preened & puffed” the likes of Cbeebies' Andy Day, Beth Rowley, Editors, The Young Knives & many a supporting artist!

Ruinedlou is the co-founder of “Pop up Parlour” a fabulous collective of hair and make up artists, providing Vintage makeovers, for festivals/ and events. Pop Up Parlour was featured in the April edition of Marie Claire 2013.

“I love what I do and I’d love to work with someone like you”
Lou Foley