HomeTagsPosts tagged with "holly shortall"

holly shortall


It's been one week since a terrorist atrocity brought Manchester to a standstill, and as the city struggles to comes to terms with the death of dozens of its citizens, countless stories continue to emerge about the people who lost their lives last Monday night.

Tributes have poured in for the young and old who were killed as an Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena drew to a close, and one name which has been mentioned all over the world is Martyn Hett.

Remembered by Mariah Carey as a superfan and honoured by Nick Grimshaw as a 'character', the young man made a resounding impression on people far and wide through his creative, engaging and imaginative presence on social media.

And one Irish woman, who wanted to pay her own tribute, was much-loved illustrator, Holly Shortall.

'Paint me like one of your French girls' he said. I finally got around to it @martynhett you were one of a kind we will miss you forever," she wrote alongside her recent upload.

Three days after sharing a creation which epitomised his free spirit and the effect he had on this around him, Holly revealed she was overjoyed to learn that her illustration had been made into T-shirts.

"My heart is bursting that with his family and friends blessing, my tribute to our friend @martynhett will be made into tshirts by the wonderful @philipnormal with proceeds going to Martyn's family will update when they are available," Holly wrote alongside an image of the T-shirt.

Messages of support have flooded Holly's page since the news broke, with one follower writing: "This is amazing! Can't wait to purchase one. Great idea from a great person with a huge heart. He would be bursting with pride!"

"Such an amazing tribute, Holly! From what I've read, I'm so sorry I never got to know him, he seemed like an incredible human," added another.

You can purchase the T-shirts from the gofundme page which was established to honour Martyn's memory.



It’s not everyday that an ionic A-lister loops you into their online chats, but as one Dublin woman now knows, it can indeed happen.

Yes, when well-known illustrator Holly Shortall innocuously said she was “seething with jealousy” during a light-hearted online interaction in which none-other than Cher was tagged – she found herself at the receiving end of the singer’s notoriously bonkers wit.

“My initial reaction was 'OMG Cher tweeted me' like there are very few people as iconic as Cher so I was so excited!” Holly exclusively explained to SHEmazing! this evening.

“Then I read it about 54 times trying to figure out what it all meant.”

Holly added of her idol: “She's gas, her tweets make absolutely no sense.”

Describing herself as a bit of a Cher super-fan, Ms Shortall went on to explain that she remains “obsessed with the movie Mermaids” [the 1990 comedy staring the singer].

In fact, as a child Holly even wished the 69-year-old Californian “was my real mom”.

Her run-in with celebrity royalty began yesterday when the equally Cher-obsessed @Rowlegendary posted a picture of a quirky coffee table embellished with the star's most prolific tweets.

"I got a coffee table of @Cher's best tweets as a gift. I don't see how my birthday can get any better," he wrote.

When Holly spotted the message, she quickly responded with a tongue-in-cheek: “I don't know but I am seething with jealousy.”

Step forward Cher herself, who in response went for the weird and wonderful: “Jealousy is a GIFT BITCH. That Just Keeps On Giving. Weird Thing..You're Not hurting Any1, But YOU, Cause ur Hiding Your SHAME.”

Brilliantly confusing, we say.

Still, the 26-year-old Dubliner, who counts the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kelly Osborne among the fans of her artwork, certainly hasn’t let the incident get her down.

In fact, she’s been taking it all in her stride – especially when Cher tweeted at Ms Shortall AGAIN to clarify that she wasn't calling her a b**ch, but jealousy itself.

“I love having a laugh and taking the mick out of myself so I won't lie, it's been fun,” Holly also told SHEmazing!

But sadly, she doesn’t think Cher will be in touch in the future.

“She’ll probably have long forgotten about me and have a new victim in her sights already!” she laughed.