Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Little Miss Pinki

Little Miss Pinki

Stella McCartney twill jacket
£925 - net-a-porter.com

Vintage shorts
$26 - rustyzipper.com

Jeffrey campbell heels
£125 - oxygenboutique.com

Swarovski jewelry
$850 - swarovski.com

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Dare to be Different

Yet another busy weekend but nice to get some downtime in, meet up with friends and do a little retail therapy with the Mother and big little brother.

This morning we decided to take a little trip to Kildare Village for a browse, keep an eye out for Christmas pressies and just have a little downtime.
In all our haste, I grabbed the camera and my brother and we quickly took some snaps outside our house...an outfit post really has been overdue!

This ensemble is a little different from what I would normally put together.
I'm usually all about the girly, pretty, classic cuts with an edgy twist but in this case its a step in a different direction.
Denim on denim with the red skinny jeans and denim shirt, brought together by my printed shawl/cardigan thingy (it's very multifunctional, can also serve as a blanket!)
Mind you I wasn't planning on inserting Ugg's into this combo but my feet were way too cold so I opted for my old reliables.

It was really nice to spend some time with my Mam and brother before heading back to Dublin.
I bagged a lush bedspread and cushion for myself and satisfied my floral addiction with a trip to Cath Kidston.

Hope you all had a good weekend!

PS. I also have new hair. I got a fringe and opted for Balayage just last week. The wind kept blowing my hair in my face so I had to throw it up in a ponytail!

Jeans: River Island
Shirt: Penneys/Primark
Cardigan/Shawl: Dame Boutique, Carlow

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Stud Muffin

River Island €100

a la Chiara Feragni...250 squids

I am in search of boots.
Goodness knows I have enough pairs already but I want a new pair.
I need a new pair.
Only problem is I don't know what exactly I want.

A brown knee-high riding boot? A low ankle boot with a classic mid heel?
Brown or black?
Come on these are big decisions here people!

I came across this beauty the other week and I tempted myself further today by trying them on.
Black biker boot, heavy studded embellishment, very daring, quite grungy but WOW are they amazing!
I immediately compared them to ones I have seen time and time again...
they are very similar to Chiara Feragni's (of The Blonde Salad fame) design which retails at €250.
Though hers are not overly expensive (swear I'm not counting my cents as I type!) I am leaning towards the River Island equivalent...

What's a girl to do...

Monday, November 14, 2011

A lil bit of magic...

Christmas is looming, fairy lights are popping up here, there and everywhere, the Coca Cola ad has premiered for the 2011 Christmas Season.
As a result I'm feeling lots of layers, woolly jumpers, white, crisp, serene settings and the anticipation of a white Christmas.

My newest discovery has come totally on cue, and resonates innocence, love and serenity all in one.
I present Hollywood's exports of the moment, the Fanning sisters, Elle and Dakota, in their spread for W Magazine.
Photographed by the amazing Mario Sorrenti, it portrays the essence of high fashion, purity and notable beauty.
It reminds me somehow of raiding the treasure chest as a kid, dressing up in odd garments and crazy colours, nicely accessorized with mother's best heels and red lipstick over half my face.
With an air of character and a great sibling relationship and incredible maturity, this spread is magical.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Behind the Scenes - Sneaky Peak

My life as a college student has ended, the real world beckons and the fun and frolics must be left in yesteryear.
I miss it a great deal, especially all my extracurricular involvements with both Dance and Style Societies.
Today, however, my taster of student life was rekindled as I got the chance to style a photo shoot.
The poster will be for an upcoming dance show, The All-Ireland Dance Experiment: Seven Deadly Sins.
Styling 7 different looks, 7 different colours representing 7 different dance styles - definitely not an easy feat.
But we did it!
I begged, borrowed and raided numerous wardrobes to acquire all that I needed.
Off we trotted seven models, five girls, two guys, make-up artist, photography team, show producers and myself to a dreary old cemetery to truly capture the essence of edginess, darkness and sin.
Here are just a few behind the scenes images, professional images to come.

Colours/Sin/Dance Style:
Red - Wrath - Hip Hop
Light Blue - Sloth - Contemporary
Green - Envy - Jazz
Orange - Gluttony - 60s
Yellow - Greed - Irish Dance
Purple - Vanity - Charleston
Blue - Lust - Ballet

Cold, creepy and colourful, we eventually overcame some technical difficulties to get the shot!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

'On Wednesdays we wear...clothes!'

Et voila, an outfit post...finally! It has been a while since I have been able to do a nice, scenic, picturesque post. By picturesque I am referring to the humble surrounding of my country homestead, not myself.
I got my hands on the camera while the weather was somewhat fine and out I trudged to take some snaps.

I am currently obsessing over wooly jumpers, like compulsive everyday wearing, obsessing.
Nothing beats a good old wool knit...fact!
Patterns, pull-overs, fairisle, aran knit - I love them all.
Basic items that really add texture, warmth and comfort to any outfit.
Pair with jeans, a maxi skirt, shorts, dresses, or in this case playsuit and hey presto.

Just thought I'd show you my quick fix with this mint coloured sweater that I paired with playsuit and tights.
Also, and very unintentionally, I am a walking advertisement for Forever 21.
No matter!
Hope you like it.

Jumper - Forever 21
Playsuit - Forever 21
Locket - Topshop
Boots - River Island