Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Vision of Femininity

I am breathless, amazed, overcome by awe and wonder. How beautiful is Miranda Kerr, most famously known from her Victoria Secret fame and recent marriage to Orlando Bloom?
Well, I am literally gobsmacked by the true fabulousness of this models perfectly proportioned, honed, toned body.
Miranda Kerr has just shot her second Vogue cover this time for Vogue Italia and the truly a stunning shoot is incredible. Shot by Steven Meisel,for3D viewing, the shoot shows the angelic, innocently sexy model in breath taking shots. The shoot has a quirky, tasteful, daring and ultimately high fashion feel to it and it looks like Kerr had a blast shooting it. Nudity is a central theme, in terms of garment hues and bare skin! I think the simple image of her covering her front with a toussled bun in her hair is very Audrey Hepburn-esque. Classic.
She is aglow, brazen and beautiful and truly beautiful.

Friday, August 27, 2010

That's Chic!

Don't you just love when you accidently stumble across a great website? Well low and behold i present to you Chiconomics, an Irish based website scouting everything fashion, beauty and otherwise related. It files Irish fashionistas and organises your social diary. It is brilliant! Check it out at http://www.chiconomics.ie/

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The September Issue

Oh I love how September is fast approaching. New year in uni, new routine and most importantly new fashion trends! I love the smell of fresh magazines hot off the press, the awe and wonder that succumbs the reader and entrances them into their magical pages. Over the past fortnight I have been stocking up on magazines, crooning the pages, swooning over lust-haves and must haves, excitedly anticipating the autumn season to revolutionise my wardrobe once again.
First and foremost, the highly anticipated number one publication of the fall season is without a doubt Vogue (aka the Bible). Though Anna Wintour is not at the helm of British Vogue, this years issue does not fail to please. An iconic Kate Moss posing simplistically on the cover is amazing and the contents of the magazine do not fall short. Giving a complete, accurate and in-depth run through of all the catwalk looks for the coming season, and spectacular shoots (particularly that of Moss) by the famed Patrick Demarchelier, I don't want my cover to cover study of Vogue to come to an end.
In terms of Irish publications both Stellar and Irish Tatler have well and truly presented a magnificent array of the catwalk trends, high street takes on high fashion creations and the staple buys of the season ahead.
All these September issues highlight the revolution in ladies fashion with this season reforming trends, allowing the lady to be whoever she wants to be: an aviator, a minimalist, a new-age Grace Kelly? The options are endless yet stunningly powerful.
The season of the coat beckons, enjoy!

P.S. For those of you who haven't encountered the wonderous documentary titled The September Issue, I suggest you indulge and enjoy thoroughly.

Friday, August 13, 2010


I recently discovered, via a facebook advertisment I'll have you know, an amazing Belgian designer, Maria Lucia Hohan. Her collection varies from season to season but a consistent aspect to her design and creativity is her ability to muster an element of fantasy.
Whether pastel hues and nude tones for Spring/Summer 2010 portray a romantic, fairytale aura or the sultry, whistful, dark angellic looks featured in her new Autumn/Winter line, she captures the unknown in idyllic ways.
Floaty chiffon, pretty pastels and simple stunning designs - the essence of her line is breath taking, including lines of bridal wear, evening gowns, party dresses, tops and skirts.
Many a night have I floated into the realms of a couture dream with her masterpieces featuring heavily in them!
I have my eye on a dress or two for my upcoming 21st birthday party, whilst hoping to convince the personal atm at my disposal of the wonderous investment one of these dresses would be and also secretly hoping the garments will go on sale between now and Christmas time!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Viva Las Vegas


I tried to forever avoid the saying in the title bar, really I did but I cannot manage to compose any other phrase to sum up the city that truly never sleeps!
I have returned from the land of makebelieve that I had never envisioned myself visiting only in my wildest dreams and though there were a few hiccups here and there with hotel staff and the legal age being 21, I had the trip of a lifetime. Words cannot describe my experience in a worthy way to serve it any justice. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
Blissful sunshine (according to my own scientific analogy!) releases endorphines, endorphines make you extremely happy and boy were we bountifully delighted with life over in Vegas!
The shopping was an awesome experience, (though I bought way too much and have now taken a vow of abstainance from buying clothes as my closet no longer closes!) and the long heard tales of shopping in the States met my expectations!
To our luck, the Fashion Show Mall (brilliant name) had just opened a new store, the biggest of its kind in America, FOREVER 21. I was so overwhelmed by the ginormity and sheer volumes of clothes, shoes and accessories at bargain prices that I only bought a few bits and bobs on my first visit and that was before even realising there was a second floor! I had to return with a map and a gameplan in hand before even considering what to buy! I emerged a happy laydee with bags hanging off me left, right and centre. The clothes and shoes are amazing but the accessories are to die for and are ridiculously cheap!!! I bought some amazing pieces, I hope to do a sole feature on them very soon.
Shopping aside, the dancing at the World Hip Hop Championships was nothing short of incredible. A huge shout out to Lil Hustlers of Ireland who brought home the Bronze in the Junior category. The atmosphere, the entertainment and the people were brilliant and I genuinely had the time of my life. Akademix performed really really well and our team got closer and great memories were made.
The nightlife on the famous STRIP exceeded my expectations ten-fold. What you see in the movies and on TV is real, real I tell you! We united with our long lost friends, who are spending their summer in San Francisco, as they made the trip to Vegas for a wild one! Wild it was, I pulled an all nighter with my 3 hardcore amigos, Emer, Stevi and Ian and had the night of my life! It was utterly fabulous!
Not to forget about the resort itself, the Red Rock resort was the epitome of luxury. I miss my bed (who ever says that about a hotel room eh?) I also miss the pool cos now I have no reason to wear my cool bikini anymore - see photo, it's floral (!) and high waisted I love it so much!
Back to the land of reality now, jet lag is proving to be a creep who will not leave me alone. Many more summer adventures to come, not in Vegas but that place will never be forgotten!
As I return from my short lived adventure to the USA I would like to bestow the very best of luck to my best friend Aoife as she embarks on her scholastic adventure to Alabama where she starts university not to return until Christmas, gonna miss you Hick xoxo