Sunday, 9 August 2015

DTC Ladies Day at the Dublin Horse Show!

As little girls we all look up to movie stars. For me I always wanted to be a mixture of Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly. I loved Marilyn's liner flick, red lip and bright smile but Grace Kelly exuded a class with her style that instilled in me a deep love and appreciation for timeless vintage. Fashion is like one big circle but the repetition isn't necessarily a drag when little tweaks and nods to the old mixed with modern design is a marriage made in heaven. For the Dublin Horse Show Dundrum Town Centre Ladies Day I was very proud to collaborate with Harvey Nichols by wearing a stunning staple from next season's collection from Pinko.  My teal belted two piece had a rust chevron stripe, felt very 1940's but more importantly made me feel like a million dollars. For me confidence is key when attending an event or representing a brand.
I finished the look with a Palles Millinery half moon rose gold sequinned head piece. This can be worn several ways but I liked it with the flower detail face framing with my Pinko ensemble. My slingback nude matte heels are brand new in for River Island AW15.
My fab friend Conor Merriman (pictured above!) was doing illustrations on the day in the VIP Suite for Dundrum Town Centre and sketched my Harvey Nichols Dublin Pinko look - It is such a special memory to have of the day! Here is a close up I took on my snapchat.
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I have a pretty hectic work schedule - I love being freelance and my own agent but I know it's not for everybody. I juggle styling shoots and TV adverts, covering events, working in radio, blogging, teaching and personal shopping in Dundrum! There is no personal shopping in Dundrum during the Summer with the sales in full swing but I'm available again from mid September for autumnal wardrobe updates, etc. and appointments are already filling up well in advance which is really exciting! To book you can call 01 299 1700 or email 

Straight after mingling at the Dublin Horse Show I had to quickly change and dash from the RDS to teach a masterclass at the LA College of Creative Arts where I have recently joined their team as a Fashion Styling Tutor. It was an open evening where I talked all about my experiences in the industry, my love of fashion, blogging, from catwalk to high street, the importance of PR and how to build a career in the business. I styled my model Sarah in a casual 70's look to showcase a blend of high street and vintage. The next time I'm teaching a 'Fashion Styling 101' masterclass is on September 15th - If you have any queries about courses feel free to drop me a mail or email
Well I'm going to go and pack my suitcase as I have some travelling to do tomorrow and a really big work week ahead. I spent the weekend with family and it was so fun to see my sisters and chill out. It was a great way to wind down after a manic few days.

 Night night & I hope you all have a fabulous week!


Sunday, 26 July 2015

Voga in the park with Sure!

I had a really fun morning yesterday - I was invited to a Voga class in Merrion Square park in central Dublin by the cool folks over at Thinkhouse PR. Voga is an energetic mix of Yoga and Voguing to eighties tunes so we all had great fun throwing shapes and getting our pose on with House of Voga founder Juliet Murrell.
Typically for a seriously physical activity I dressed waaaaay too warm - (in my defence my window view was deceptive) so thankfully seeing as it was a Sure deodorant event some spritzing of their newest range helped me feel human in the sunshine. It is the new motion sense deodorant so it was fun to test it in such a sunny high energy environment. By the end I was pleasantly surprised as I love when spray deodorants have a fresh but mild scent so it doesn't take away from your perfume.
I will be truthful - I do my best to be active but today I'm feeling a bit achy after the high intensity Voga workout! In saying that if I could do it every Saturday morning I would! It hasn't launched in Ireland yet but I think so many people would relish the combination of a bit of craic teamed with a workout that gives real results. Juliet is an instructor to the stars & she's a favourite of Millie Mackintosh among many others. With Juliet's radiance I can understand why! She is literally my life goals. All the attendees were contemplating a dash to American Apparel to get on her leopard & polka dot print style wavelength!
It felt very cosmopolitan to be exercising in the park - like when you watch retro Sex & the City and Carrie is doing some trendy workout while doling out relationship advice. I tried to chat to my friend Rebecca of Haute so Fabulous on the mat across from me but I soon realised that it was easier to communicate via voguing instead! At the end we all felt like goddesses!
After all the activity I strolled home to Ballsbridge in the sunshine and went to my local 'The Bridge 1859' for a bit of brunch. A 'salmocado' was literally the brunch of champions! It's a halved English muffin with beef tomato, smoked salmon, poached eggs and just a little bit of avocado hollandaise with a flat white coffee. Literally heaven. I love a good loner lunch when you can have a feast and potter on your phone or read a magazine.
Well thats how my Saturday morning went down! I hope you all are having a really fab weekend :-)


Saturday, 18 July 2015

My Summer Day Out in Kildare Village!

It all began with balloons and an edible invite to attend a stylish trip via a private train to Kildare Village.... I made sure to photograph the pink iced biscuit invitation before nibbling away the specifics!
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I met my fellow stylists and bloggers amidst the girliest setting imaginable! I made an effort not to be fashionably late for fear of missing the Kildare Village express. There were giant macaroons on the platform and the friendly KV team greeting the assembly of fashion fiends. We all left Houston Station in Dublin toasting pink moët which I personally think is a pretty cool way to kickstart a press trip. There was a lovely atmosphere and everyone was very excited to see each other. My two besties Madeline of Live Blog Repeat and Rebecca of Haute So Fabulous were also invited so we all had such a laugh together on our 'Summer Day Out'. Many of you guys who follow me on snapchat (username: lauramullett23) will have witnessed a lot of the day's excitement first hand!
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I was gifted a pretty ribboned pink box that included a Kildare Village voucher, champagne, a cake pop, macaroons, sweets and some discount cards. It's great time to pop out to Kildare Village as with the sales fully fledged it is an opportune time to nab a bargain.
On arrival we pottered over to the VIP Lounge and then me and the girls went exploring! Top Irish illustrator Conor Merriman did an illustration of me while we were in the VIP Lounge which I will treasure. Conor is so talented, he does the sketch within minutes and adds pops of colour to his very distinctive sketching style.
My first stop in Kildare Village was 'The Kooples' where I fell irrevocably in love with a sequinned tuxedo blazer. It is even more spectacular than it sounds! It was reduced from €340 to €100 so I bought it in a medium with my voucher. The clean cut structure of 'The Kooples' is why their statement pieces are not only timeless but incredibly chic. My magpie tendencies went in to overdrive as soon as I stepped in to the store.
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I popped in to Ted Baker to play dress up after clearing out 'The Kooples'. The sales (particularly on accessories and dresses in Ted Baker) are really good. My muted metallic infatuation continued as I tried on a chic tailored green blazer. On the day I wore Freddy Jeans, lace up heels and a monochrome top. I think a simple outfit like this is ideal when you're trying on blazers and jackets as you can get a clear picture of what is a true investment piece.
Green blazer from Ted Baker
I had such a lovely day in Kildare Village and I want to thank their fabulous PR team for treating us like queens! I look forward to returning before their 50% expansion in November - but truth be told.. with their new Gucci store opening next week it's looking like my return may be a lot sooner! :)

I hope you enjoyed my Kildare Village 'Summer Day Out' blog post! If you want to check out behind the scenes of what we all got up to make sure to watch the video below which shows our adventure!

Until next time,


Sunday, 12 July 2015

My latest obsession: My Fearne Cotton x Littlewoods Ireland head-to-toe look!

I shot a style diary featuring the fruits of the latest Fearne Cotton Collaboration with Littlewoods!
The collection makes Fearne's effortless boho vibe accessible to the masses at really reasonable price points. In honour of the lady herself I sported milkmaid plaits and a summery make up vibe that worked well with the key Fearne Cotton pieces for the shoot!
What I have been hunting down for literally years is an embellished pair of roll up mom jeans. I am a size 10-12 and a skinny fit is usually more flattering for my body shape than the slightly boyfriend fit. Regardless of logic the old school Levis shape was what I coveted... lo and behold my dream pair the 'Fearne Cotton Gem detail Boyfriend jeans' are pictured above and are a steal at €39 from Littlewoods Ireland. The embellishment isn't flimsy and well sown in and I particularly like the length of the jeans. They look cute with a band tee and converse or with a pair of heels and a waterfall blouse tucked in. They come up nice and mid rise too so they sit at a comfortable point at my midsection elongating my legs just a tad!
I teamed the jeans with the 'Fearne Cotton lace blouse' and wore a little cami underneath. I love the high neck as I like the contrast between prim boho and then the mom jean silhouette. The blouse can be worn loose at the neck as I wore it but if you want a more dramatic look you can use spray starch on the collar to achieve a more structured style. I went for a size 12 which I would highly recommend if you have a bust. I'm a firm believer in tucking things in to tie the look together and for myself I feel all the more dressy and finished. The Fearne Cotton collection for Littlewoods collection is very true to size. The blouse is €47.
Another distinct Fearne Cotton style staple is the mule which she has seamlessly brought in to her collection for Littlewoods Ireland. Cotton tackled the trend with gusto by going for a mesh leather and suede combination which adds that party twist just south of your ankle. I think they are very flattering on the foot and would look gorgeous with one of Fearne's flirty floral summer dresses aswell as leather look pants or jeans.
The 'Nola cut out mule sandals' are priced at €35. Now is an opportune to raid the Littlewoods Ireland sale as the Fearne Cotton pieces I'm lusting over have been slashed in price.
This collaboration is something that wasn't just exciting for me as a stylist but as a lover of wearable fashion with a bit of edge. 

If you want to shop this look:

You can shop the 'Fearne Cotton Gem Detail Jeans' here

You can shop the 'Fearne Cotton Lace Blouse' here

You can shop the 'Fearne Cotton Nola Cut Out Mule Sandals' here

I hope you liked the look!

Until next time,

Monday, 6 July 2015

What I've been up to!

Hey dolls! So the Summer is in full swing and I'm loving every second. I have been keeping up my health kick and hitting the gym. I also started taking an amazing potent tonic which I will be reviewing on the blog next week. I'm enjoying making plans involving both work and play as I approach my next adventure in my fashion career. I am now a fashion styling tutor for the LA College of Creative Arts! It is so exciting to join such a talented team. I will be teaching predominantly in Dublin but also in London too. I will post details about the upcoming courses on Lipstick Gossip.
I recently took part in a really cool campaign for Kildare Village - I was excited to be chosen as a select group of fashion folk and bloggers got the opportunity! We got to pick a pair of designer sunnies from Kildare Village and post to instagram in sync. I thought the #Flashtagram idea was pretty brilliant and I enjoyed checking out everyone's choices through checking out the hashtag. I selected a beautiful pair by Dolce and Gabbana as pictured below. I am heading to a press event next week in KV and I can't wait to see all their latest offerings.
Feeling like I should be sailing along the French Riviera in these D&G beauties from Kildare Village
I just finished up doing my personal shopping in Dundrum Town Centre for the Summer as the sales are in full swing. I really miss my clients already - you form great bonds when you get talking to someone over the space of 2 hours and it's a lovely feeling when the same people book in time and time again. It's like seeing an old friend but you have a different season of trends to experiment with! It nearly feels funny browsing the shops at the moment with a Butlers coffee and shopping for me and me alone! I truly feel that being a personal shopper part time as well as styling my shoots has given me a great balance and a deeper knowledge and instinct about women's shapes. It has been challenging too but in a very positive way.
Image by Hazel Coonagh 
I always enjoy dressing up for personal shopping in Dundrum and my regular shops to raid are Penneys, Zara, River Island and House of Fraser. These two selfies are taken in the awesome style team lounge.
I hope you enjoyed my latest post guys and have an amazing week!


Sunday, 31 May 2015

Let’s get personal: Time to tone up

Hi guys!

I made a decision recently to do a little overhaul - a needed one. I absolutely love my job but I realised that in order to keep up to speed & give it my absolute all I needed to hit the ‘refresh’ button. I felt like I needed an outlet or a hobby or something physical (besides shopping) to kick myself in to gear.

Truth be told I’ve wanted to tone up and mind myself a bit better. I found myself eating all the wrong things at the wrong times on the go and my Diet Coke & hazelnut latte addiction was getting out of hand! Procrastination has been my enemy because I’ve been working about six days a week but I think when something is important to you - you make the time. I’ve come to terms with the truth that to look after other people you have to look after yourself first and foremost! The things I’ve been inclined to reach for are a comfort thing and haven’t been giving me the fuel I need.
In the past 4 weeks I have lost half a stone! Now that may not seem like much but to the 5 foot 2.5 inch me even a small loss feels major. The jeans dance is becoming more of a wriggle. Weirdly enough the first place I noticed slimming down was my face - a huge part is sleep, drinking more water and getting the proper nutrients but I find I have more facial definition recently.
I’m feeling more confident and I’m sleeping a bit better with a slightly modified diet and new exercise regimen. What makes my life a bit easier is that luckily I can be stubborn so if I go to the gym and do my programme I won’t come home and eat crap because actually going and being active boosts my willpower. I’ve joined Energie Fitness in Ballsbridge and I really like it - I have privacy but I also great guidance, trainers and with my membership I can attend unlimited classes including yoga and bootcamps.

Especially as of late I am so excited for where my career is going - recently I have found great happiness in having more TV & filming opportunities, collaborating with huge brands and by having features written about me, my personal style and also my styling in the press which isn’t something I ever thought could happen! Honestly it does inspire me to put my best foot forward in every aspect. I think we all want to be the very best version of ourselves.

I am very excited about my fitness journey and will be blogging all my updates on Lipstick Gossip!

Enjoy the rest of your bank holiday weekend :-)


Monday, 18 May 2015

Hello Summer! Get the look with Littlewoods Ireland.

This year so far has been a whirlwind. I can't believe that it's May already. I'm so happy that Summer is coming and there will be longer evenings, sunshine and new adventures. I've found myself touched by serious wanderlust as of late and I'm contemplating city breaks and some exploring in the coming months.

2015 has been a spectacular year in many ways! I moved in to my new apartment in Ballsbridge - little did I ever think that I would get to live in an area I've always loved. Since I started blogging four years ago whenever I had events in the vicinity I enjoyed popping into coffee shops & restaurants for loner lunches to get some writing done. Now these places are my local. My styling gigs this year so far have been really fun and challenging which is what I have been striving for.

A project that I adored working on was for Littlewoods Ireland recently. I styled top models Yomiko Chen and Sarah Morrissey in glamorous chic swimwear for a photoshoot and also for an Xposé slot that aired on TV3.
photo by Leon Farrell Photocall Ireland
The brands I used included the Coleen Rooney, Michelle Keegan for Lipsy London & Myleene Klass collections. A lot of people are seeking funky kaftans, bright neon bikinis and flattering one pieces for their breaks away this Summer. Channelling the Marbella/ Ibiza glam vibe adds a little something extra to your holiday experience. You can't help but feel a million dollars! One of my favourite looks was Sarah rocking this Forever Unique high waist berry bandage bikini featured on Xposé. We were filming on the roof of the Morgan Penthouse - such a cool location and luckily we had blue skies to add to the holiday vibe.
Behind the scenes
I really enjoyed doing the Xpose slot - it was great to chat to Glenda all about what flatters different shapes and the bargain buys that can be snapped up from Littlewoods Ireland. I wore a South floral print lightweight Kimono that was a steal at €17 teamed with ripped skinnies.

Right after filming the Xpose slot I styled a cover shoot for the Sunday World Magazine showcasing some more beach chic bikinis and one pieces. One of which that is super flattering and looks stunning with a kimono is this black fringed Coleen beauty! It is the perfect combination of sexy and classy and emphasises the empire line so cinches at the perfect point of the waist. It is €39 & also comes in hot pink. You can shop it here
I adore Yomiko in the below Resort Neon Halter Swimsuit pictured below. It is so feminine and Summery and the splashes of colour look really pretty against the skin. The cut out detail adds a stylish twist. This bestseller is €34 & you can shop it here.

The below looks are something that I would happily wear feeling effortlessly glammed up from beach to bar. The art of layering in this instance is a simple one. Both models are wearing the swimsuits that I styled them in above. On the left Sarah is wearing a sheer 'Coleen Embroidered Beach Maxi Dress' over her Coleen black fringed swimsuit. It is €39 and still available. The Miss KG heels that Sarah is wearing are chunky, tribal and everything you want in a stylish comfy shoe!  On the right Yomiko is wearing this gorgeous Sam Faiers fringe crochet beach dress which is €44. This would also be amazing for a festival over denim cutoffs with knee high gladiator sandals - the summer style staple. You can shop the dress here

The Myleene monochrome leopard print swimsuit Sarah is wearing on the left below is like a slice of high end designer meets pre cringe Madonna! It also comes as a bikini and is from the Myleene collection & priced at only €37. Wow. The neon two piece on the right is from Resort and you can shop it here.
I hope you guys enjoyed my rundown of the looks - if any of you have any questions feel free to comment below or tweet me on @lauramullett. I had such a ball at the Littlewoods Ireland #HelloSummer press event after a jampacked day of filming and styling! I'm dressed head to toe in Littlewoods Ireland. My boho dress is by Fearne Cotton and my tribal heels are Miss KG.
At the #hellosummer event

Until next time,