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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Outfit of the Day - Casual Military

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Jacket // Topshop
Shirt // New Look
Leggings // Romwe
Bag // Oasap
Boots // Topshop
Necklace // Topshop

Evening folks! Yesterday I went out to Dundrum with a friend, to begin my Halloween movie marathon - Halloween is my favourite time of the year, so I usually go and see EVERY Halloween-related movie that is released in the cinema near to the time. We decided to go and see The House at the End of the Street, which unfortunately was horrendous. It had no solid plot line, and it bored me to death after half an hour. Jennifer Lawrence was gorgeous in it however, as per usual.
I like to wear comfy and casual outfits to the cinema, something I can relax in. I had a go at A/W's Military trend, by wearing a new camouflage top I picked up in London. Military is always one of my favourite trends, but I find that I automatically go to my typical Military jackets when wearing the trend. I decided to wear my trusty leather jacket instead, with some gorgeous velvet leggings to mix textures, and keep the overall look casual yet edgy.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Return Of The Fringe!


Afternoon ladies! I realise I'm posting for the second time today, but I just cannot hold my love for my new fringe in any longer! If you follow me on my other websites, you've probably seen pictures of my new Bettie fringe already. I've wanted a classic rockabilly fringe for years; I never thought it'd be possible to achieve the thickness and perfection of one with my fine hair, but alas..
There is one little secret I've been hiding from you all however. The fringe is fake! It's a clip-in fringe, made from real human hair and it has clips attached to it to secure into place. I know some of you might be slightly annoyed at me for tricking you, but I was just curious to see if anyone would cop on! Nobody has so far, so it just proves how realistic the fringe is. 
I got the fringe from HairTrade.com, a website selling a heap of hair products from hair extensions, to masks, to tools - you name it! The fringe originally comes with quite a longer, blunt cut with longer layers at the side. I cut mine myself, into a Bettie Page 1940s style.  The fringe is available in a heap of colours - the one I chose was Jet Black, to blend in with my natural hair of course. They're priced at around €30, which is an absolute bargain considering how great the quality of the fringe is. You're able to style it how you want, with heated tools etc. 
I genuinely can't put into words how much confidence this fringe has given me! I'm so paranoid about my fine hair, and especially the irritating baby hairs along my forehead and hairline. This is a fantastic way for people with fine hair, to achieve looks they wouldn't necessarily been able to achieve before. It's feels fantastic having the option of having a fringe, without actually having to cut my own hair itself. 

For more information and a demo, watch my video below!


Milan Fashion Week - Spring/ Summer '13 Favourites.

DSquared


Bottega Veneta



Dolce & Gabbana



Moschino



Oh, Milan. You've done it again! Every season without fail, Milan captures and inspires me like no other fashion week. It's my fashion dream to attend MFW someday, as the majority of my favourite designers show there. This season, DSquared came out on top for me, it was AMAZING! It reminded me of everything from Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, to 90s supermodels - Naomi I'm looking at you. Leather, oversized chains, casual white t-shirts and show-stopping shoes (as per usual) - there's temptation to take out a loan for this whole collection. I'm totally kidding, but I shall be on the lookout for a heap of high-street knock-offs next season, for sure! Although, I find I already own quite a lot of pieces similar already; leather dresses, oversized chains and biker jackets. The collection has inspired me to a T, and I'm already planning on wearing some of my DSquared-esque pieces in whole other ways for the coming months.
Dolce & Gabbana again captivated me with their Italian-inspired, arty and colourful collection. The Roman soldier print is stunning, and is definitely a fantastic move on from their Baroque-licious A/ W prints - FYI, Dolce & Gabbana's last collection is still my No.1 of all time, to date. That collection made me literally shed tears and my coverage for it ended up being my longest blog post to dateMoschino, alike to Marc Jacobs, embraced the sixties and monochrome stripes and patterns. Bottega Veneta's collection was ladylike at it's best, with figure-hugging dresses and beautiful detailing.
It was hard to narrow my favourites down to four, but each of these collections has sent my brain in a frenzy with ideas. Milan Fashion Week yet again, has made me so very excited for Spring/ Summer 2013!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

London Trip // Fashion Week, Events, Museums & More..


Evening everyone! Finally, here is my giant London post; chock-a-block with photos from the week, and a 40+ minute video below for you all to have a goo at! It features everything from show clips, museums, shopping trips, other Irish bloggers and vloggers and much, much more. Have a watch, flick through the pics and enjoy..

Tara, myself and Sammi aka. BeautyCrush!
Tara, Anouska, Byron and moi.
The new Burberry store on Regent St!
The fabulous Glam Media x Rimmel event!
Aurora from Notion magazine, Conor, Tara, Kavita, myself and Zara from MoudlyFruit!
Myself and Kavita from SheWearsFashion - I LOVE her!
J.W Anderson x Topshop - spot the Bat jumper I never got hold of! It sold out in DAYS. ;(
Chanel from the 1930s, in the V&A.
Lisa, Conor et moi on our first day!
I met Charlotte Free, she was sooo sound!
J.W Anderson

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fushi Lip Balm & Coconut Oil - Review

Hi everyone! Today I'm reviewing two gorgeous award winning products from the UK brand Fushi; their Organic Hydrating Lip Balm and Virgin Organic Coconut Oil. I was absolutely delighted to be sent two gorgeous, yet different, products from a brand I've never tried before. I'm a lip balm addict, so I was excited to have a go at Fushi's version and see if it really worked as well as everyone says! I also having been trying out their Coconut oil - for beauty, as well as cooking and I'm thoroughly impressed. Both products are extremely affordable, and are worth every penny!
The lip balm reminds me of Carmex in a way, with a more pleasant and less-medicinal scent to it. It leaves that gorgeous minty, tingly feeling on the lips that feels really refreshing. You get quite a lot of product in the pot, so I usually apply quite a generous amount to the lips. It is very hydrating, but I do find that it can come off if you eat or drink with it on. I don't mind too much, as there is so much product in the pot itself. Its ingredients include peppermint, avacodo oil and geranium; all beneficial to the skin and lips. It's a great product to apply liberally at night before you go to bed also, as you wake up with plump and hydrated lips in the morning.
I was dying to try the Coconut Oil the minute I received the parcel. The amount of fantastic things I've heard about it, I've read endless reviews of how brilliant it is and how many uses it has. I use it mostly for cooking; I replaced olive oil with this. It's solidified inside the jar, but melts as soon as it's near heat. It's gorgeous to use when boiling pasta and frying food - especially mushrooms! It's such a healthier alternative to other oils, and is extremely beneficial to your body. As many of you know, it's also a fantastic product to use beauty-wise. It's great as taming frizzy and dry ends, and for moisturising the skin. Coconut Oil is known for aiding the healing of scars, so I applied it regularly to a huge cut on my shin (I'm sure most of you have seen it in my outfit videos - gross) and it's healing up so well. It's definitely a product I think everyone needs to have in their cupboard - the 250g pot will last you ages!

To purchase Fushi items or for more info, visit their website here!

Monday, September 24, 2012

London Fashion Week - Spring/ Summer '13 Favourites.

Zoe Jordan


House of Holland


Erdem


Simone Rocha


Caroline Charles


Burberry Prorsum


Morning everyone! I've been busy all weekend preparing posts and videos for you all, showcasing my second London Fashion Week experience. Before I post everything up, I thought I'd do my regular favourites post from the week. I was lucky enough to see triple the amount of shows, as I saw back in February. The one show that sticks out in my mind through it all is Zoe Jordan! We saw her show on the Friday, which was our most hectic day show-wise. It was the second time I attended one of her shows, and it blew me away. Everything from the slick wet hair, metallic skirts, show music and ice-cream colours; I was in love! Metallics are obviously going to pop up again for Spring/ Summer next year, a second time round - the metallic crisp shirts at Burberry Prorsum caught my eye immediately as I saw the snaps from the show pop up online. Overall, LFW's collections were gorgeous and trend-setting, as per usual. I'm currently hanging on to every last update of Milan Fashion Week and I think again, it will win as my favourite fashion week of all! Hopefully I'll be attending it myself next year. Keep an eye out for my LFW posts and MFW favourites soon..

Saturday, September 22, 2012

London Fashion Week - Day #5

(Photo taken by evelynfashionlondon.com)
Leather Dress // H&M 
Dress (underneath) // Oasap
Clutch // Oasap

Evening guys! Here an extremely late post on my fifth outfit for LFW. Sod's Law kicked in the other day, and our internet went bust in the hotel room. For the final day, I wore all black but all statement pieces. My zip-up leather dress was given to me by one of my fellow Irish blogger Anouska, and it fits like a glove! I layered it over my sheer cape-sleeve Oasap dress, as the Oasap dress is a tad shapeless on me. I wore my beloved Nightwalk shoes, from SoYouShoes.co.uk, with my gorgeous Oasap skull clutch bag. I was nearly crippled by the end of the day wearing the shoes, and was happy enough to say goodbye to Somerset House until next year. I was so ready to jump into my hoodie and pyjama bottoms!
I'll be writing up a giant LFW post next week, along with some videos. I'm going to chill for the weekend, and have a massive catch-up on everything! Until next week, ciao for now! :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

London Fashion Week - Day #4


Jacket // Zara
Top // H&M
Skirt // H&M
Bag // Oasap
Boots // Topshop

Hi everyone! My hotel internet completely went bust last night, so I'm a day behind on my LFW posts. :( Yesterday, I wore two new pieces I picked up in H&M during the week; a stain royal blue top and a PVC pencil skirt. I was going for quite a glamorous look, mixing retro and modern elements together for a fashion week worthy ensemble.
I met up with my favourite Youtuber Sammi, from BeautyCrush. We recorded videos for both our channels, so keep an eye out for them during the week! Yesterday evening I attended the AMAZING J.W Anderson show yesterday evening, in the Topshop Show Space! I saw a ton of celebs, including my No.1 style icon Pixie Geldof.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

London Fashion Week - Day #3


Leotard // Asos
Skirt // Asos
Boots // Topshop
Earrings // ebay

Hi guys! Today marked the third day of LFW, although it feels like it's been on for at least a week already! We didn't get up to much show-wise, seeing as Sundays can be quite quiet. We wandered around Somerset House for a bit, and then went to a fab Glam Media and Rimmel Blogger's Suite in a hotel nearby. I bumped into a ton of UK bloggers, it was so nice seeing them in person finally! Afterwards, we went to Brick Lane and had a mooch around their famous vintage shops. Unfortunately I bought nothing, as my boots were KILLING me and I usually need to be on my own to hardcore vintage shop. I'm flying home on Thursday, and I plan on rooting out some fab buys in some charity and vintage shops before then - if you know of any, please let me know below in a comment!