Friday, April 27, 2012

Lunching Ladies

Today I attended a charity lunch and fashion show in aid of Lotus Child, in Fire Restaurant in Dublin.
My friend and fellow blogger, Líosa Bruder was so kind to ask me along to what was a wonderful afternoon. Yummy food, fabulous company and of course let's not forget the fashion made for a great day.
It also gave us a chance to catch up, and it wouldn't be like us bloggers not to take a few outfit snaps now would it?
I dared to wear my new trousers to the event today. From Zara, they are a chiffon-like material, quite see-through, with a shorts inset in them. Not a usual choice for me, given that I do love my colour but I LOVED wearing them today. Billowing, swaying, sashaying they made me feel as special as I do wearing skirts and dresses!
So anybody willing to embrace the trouser trend this it!

(Photos by Líosa Bruder)

Trousers - Zara
Jumper - Urban Outfitters
Boots - River Island
Chains - Vintage c/o Rhinestones, Shutterbug and pendant from Urban Outfitters

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Lust List: Inspiration post

I realise that its been a while since I have done an inspiration post, nonetheless I am very very excited with fashion right now. The monsoon showers in Dublin are really insisting that I dredge through the inter-web where I am indeed stumbling upon precious beauties!
Fueling my already 'I have a full wardrobe but nothing to wear' syndrome.

Brace yourselves...

Loving...actually...obsessing over the immaculate collection of jewel collars by Joanne Hynes right now. Yes they do cost a small fortune (ahem talking in the region of €500) but a girl can drool, right?

(via Bubbles on Pinterest)

I am loving studded jackets. I love the image above simply because the jacket is so wearable. There's no punk rock goth essence to it. Paired with coloured jeans its brilliant.

I am indeed an avid wearer of denim cut-off shorts, particularly of the frayed vintage sort.
Above are the new, eagerly anticipated popping pink shorts from The Silver Factory. As modeled by Blanaid from Shutterbug, I cannot contain my excitement, for these shall be mine!

I'm excited for this jacket to land at H&M for their line Fashion Against AIDS.
As modelled by my favourite blogger, Aimee Song, I want...

Now where to get me some moolah, hmmmmmm...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Florals in Spring...groundbreaking

Sunday's with the family have long been the same, we go to Mass, go for a run and then go for brunch.
Unfortunately for me, no running was to be done today. Having injured my back the other week I have taken to the nickname 'Cripple!'
I decided to go for a stroll around Oak Park Forest in Carlow and it was a beautiful morning (between showers) and I snapped a few pictures of the beautiful scenery and I also managed to do a few outfit snaps.
It certainly has been a while since my last outfit post, something I am very disappointed about but hopefully this will get me back on track.
Hope you like!

(photos by Cormac Kelly)

Kimono - River Island
Top - Forever 21
Levi cut-offs - Vintage @ Shutterbug
Boots - Asos
Chain - Urban Outfitters

Friday, April 13, 2012

Heidi, Heidi, Heidi...

It may have been a rough few months for Heidi Klum but this recent editorial in Yo Dona magazine proves that the supermodel/goddess has still got it!
She looks incredible.
The shoot is breath-taking, the styling is mouth-watering and I love the lighting on set (thank you photoshop!)
So I thought I would share this art form!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Urban Elegance

I just wanted to share a few snaps from my latest shoot with you.
Shot on location at Windmill Lane in Dublin, the graffiti heaven acted as a backdrop for a more sophisticated, edgy type of glamour.

Models: Garry Donohue, Laura Murphy, Gráinne Hemeryck
Stylist: Sinéad Kelly

Friday, April 6, 2012

Shutterbug & Absolut Style at Set

Happy Easter weekend!
If anybody is looking for the oh-so-fashionable excursion this weekend, look no further!
Get yourself down to Kilkenny where Shutterbug owner, Blanaid Hennessy is hosting the event Absolut Style at Set.
A Vintage Fashion Festival featuring the famous KILO SALE.
Buy a kilo of vintage for just €20 - SWOON!
Not only that but there will be an array of other fashion stalls, a beauty zone, yummy food and drinks.
Entry is free but get down early to avoid missing out on all the good stuff.
You might even see me there ;)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Stylist Sunday: Shoot 4

Alas, it has all come to an end. My time spent 'studying' at LA Make-Up Academy is over but I am no officially a qualified fashion stylist (still trying to figure that one out!)

Kick starting our final week, last Sunday played host to our final photo shoot, shot on location in the Mercantile Hotel on Dame Street in Dublin. Our brief for the day was to recreate a past icon choosing from Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, David Bowie and Elvis Presley.

With less pressure on us this time around, I wanted to try something a little different.
I wanted to style a male model. In this instance it was my brother.
He was transformed into 'The King' in his early 1950s days.
My goodness did he do a good job, and embodied Elvis to precision.
I was amazed.
Performing vibrantly in front of the camera and delivering varied and unique shots, I was having a had time trying to pick out the shots I wanted because they were all that good!
This was his first time 'modelling' per se and he really impressed, not just myself, but the photographer, my tutor and make-up artist too!

Here are a few shots from the day.
Let me know what you think!

Photogapher: Pat Swan
Model: Cormac Kelly
Stylist: Sinéad Kelly
(Note all clothes models own)