Monday, 27 February 2012

Faking it...

The world of fashion has found a new love child in Charlotte Free.









Charlotte Free for Wildfox Summer '12







Charlotte Free for Complot FW '12

My current green-eyed-monster-why-can't-I-look-this-cool?!!? disposition teamed with a serious case of hair boredom has lead to the creation of this post. 






I'm too scared to go the whole hog and dye my hair completely pastel, I fear that an attempt to do a 'Charlotte' so to speak could somehow result in me looking like an ice-cream cone. So... to fake or not to fake? I bought pink hair extensions in Penneys the other day. Mah petite soeur approves, although she thinks they would look better wavy, they don't quite blend into my messy barnet. I'll try backcombing them later or something.




Penneys hair extensions, 2 euro for a packet of two c:
 Unfortunately half the children of Cork purchased them too, so perhaps not the best way to go about things if I want to look all suave and college-y. Alternatively, I just found this clever video... What do you guys think? xx




Sunday, 26 February 2012

Tangerine Dreams

Dress- Topshop
acne aw 12 


Blumarine aw 12 

Marilyn chillin.


Frankie Morello aw 12 



Jeremy Scott aw 12



Wednesday, 22 February 2012

You shall go to the ball...

I bought my ticket for Trinity Ball today wooopwooop! I am so psyched, and my friend Elaine literally found the cutest dress today in Lucy's Lounge. Its pink and it has a sash. A sashhhhh. Ribbon makes me so very happy. I'm keeping an eye out for something nice now, last year I left it completely last minute to find something and ended up wearing a very sad looking overused topshop number. Never again mes amis hehe.

The fashion spread I was involved in has been published, feel free to check it out online here http://issuu.com/universitytimes/docs/ballguidecoverfinal :)

The theme is pretty self-manifest, inspired by the infamous words of the tale of Cinderella, 'You shall go to the ball', we went with a fashion/fantasy idea. I got to style Snow White! Unforch there was a mistake with the wording if you're reading the Manifesto, I found all the clothes for the look in American Apparel who kindly lent to us. It was really tricky trying to style something to emulate such an iconic character whilst at the same time keeping in mind this had to be plausible as a ball outfit, but it's all about the challenge right? :D It was a really great experience, I got to edit some of the photos and I'm really happy with how the Snow White shot turned out.

Here are some of my favourites from the day :*





Photos taken by Hannah-Clare Gordon.

And for desert... Disney musings. I need a disney movie marathon real bad. 










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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Fashion and Feminism- Quietly Compatible.

Dearest blogging friends, I have been running around Dublin like a crazy person for the last few days. Weeks. For the last few days I've been working with the very talented Jean, who has effectively set up Ireland's first feminist publication called the Siren (super cool name. I thought instantly of screaming mermaids luring seamen to their death. Dangerous seductresses awh yeah). So, for the first issue I've been styling a shoot with my friend Laura of Glamorous Glue which is going to portray the Irish feminist throughout a brief history; ranging from the elegant suffragettes of the late 1800s to inspirational Irish female writers of the 50s and 60s. Women like Maeve Brennan and Enda O'Brien prove that fashion and feminism were never mutually exclusive- they matched their emphatic ideals with daring fashions. The shoot's tomorrow, I promise to post up photos as soon as I have them! For now, here's what I've been drawing inspiration and generally channelling girl power from c: I was working on a shoot with University Times last week, and the issue is coming out tomorrow too excitement! So you will see all the products of my endeavours soon my pretties. Baii for now X




Edna O'Brien. One classy lady.


Status quo breaking advertisements of women power dressing emerged in the late 70s





Lady Lavery. Social butterfly. Not really a feminist, but I feel an onus to include her in a collective landscape of Irish fashion.

Celine Resort 2012
Vogue March 2010
Anita Ekberg

Patti Smith



Maeve Brennan
Countess Markievicz



Dolce and Gabbana AW 11




I want to look like this... all the time