Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The Body Shop: Threading Review!

I had a really great eyebrow threading experience this week! I got my eyebrows threaded by the lovely Jaspreet in the Body Shop in Dundrum. I am quite blonde and very sensitive to tints, waxing and threading but what impressed me about my appointment was Jaspreet's technique.

Jaspreet sanitised the area while asking me about what I was looking for in terms of shape.
I love to have my brows tidied up & shapely but quite natural for day to day. I'm inclined fill them in with light brown pencil and eyeshadow applied with a slanted brush for evening time and when I want a stronger look to frame my eye make up. I pulled the skin taut as Jaspreet threaded and walked out eleven minutes later delighted with the shape.

I think having your brows threaded is the most long lasting solution while accentuating your natural arches. Jaspreet was swift and had great attention to detail. I was really satisfied with the result as I know it sounds very prissy but there is nothing more soul destroying than have your eyebrows too thin or uneven. Threading is an art form in itself and you need to go somewhere that you know will cater to your wishes and not give you a scouse brow against your will.

Loving the shape of my brows!
The price points are very reasonable for the service in the Body Shop. It is only €15 and you can book over the phone or they also take walk ins and are accommodating about slotting clients in same day. To book Jaspreet specifically in The Body Shop in Dundrum you can call (01) 296 3224. There's also 'The Body Shop' on Grafton Street, in Liffey Valley & on Upper Liffey Street near the Ilac shopping centre. I would highly recommend them.


xo

Sunday, 1 February 2015

What I've been up to!

I am already loving 2015 copious amounts! I went skiing in Andorra, had the nicest macaroons in Toulouse and I have a lovely new celebrity client - Puskas award finalist & footballer Stephanie Roche! I also officially moved in to my new apartment in Ballsbridge. The icing on the cake is that I am back doing personal shopping in Dundrum Town Centre and taking bookings on Friday's and Saturdays. The service stops during the sales so I took a post Christmas skiing trip and savoured some time in the snow. I've had 8 very successful and fun appointments since I've come back.
I had a new Mum who wanted to inject some comfy stylish separates into her wardrobe, I had a lady who needed some slick workwear as she was up for a promotion and wanted to make a special impression and needed a confidence boost. Another client wanted to take more of a parisian vibe in terms of her style. Some people book 2 hours with me and others take 3 hours so they can also have an extra bit of time for style tutoring and to learn what brands are a good fit for them.


I really like the fact that I can independently decide what shops to bring my clients to. Regardless of budget there are so many options for people which I love. I can help someone find the best slimming undies in Penneys, cute casual pieces in Zara or the perfect sequinned ballgown in House of Fraser. 

I'm feeling rejuvenated after the little break away. The fresh air and yummy cuisine was unbelievable. If you want to read all about Pas de la Casa in Andorra and my skiing experiences in mid January you can read my blog post about it later this week. You can check out my post links on my facebook.
Enjoying a cappuccino on the slopes in Pas de la Casa that is literally 70% whipped cream!
I've really enjoyed working with Stephanie Roche as her personal stylist over the past month. The day I was catching my flight to Toulouse the papers came out and I checked out the first shoot I worked with her on which was a fashion shoot for the Sunday World.
Stephanie wearing a River Island 'Etoile' jumper before flying out for the Ballon D'Or
It was my first shoot of the new year on the 2nd of January - what a great way to kick off 2015. The looks ranged from soft and casual from River Island to glam and sexy from Starla Dress Rental and I used some pretty accessories from Macdoll Boutique. I used my favourite shoe haunt Buffalo Dublin on Exchequer St for the footwear. I love their glossy pointed courts. I nabbed a gorgeous berry red pair for the holiday season.
Sunday World style spread of Stephanie Roche

I styled Stephanie Roche in the 'Sia' dress from Folkster as pictured below for her big homecoming! I fell in love with the dress - it reminded me of something Blair Waldorf would wear on Gossip Girl and when teamed with Stephanie's blonde crop, tanned complexion and long pins it was a killer combination. I'm a big fan of Folkster and the way they fuse boho, glam, bridal and homewares all under one roof and the fact you can shop online as well as in store in Templebar makes life a little easier.
Stephanie Roche pictured with friend & Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor
Stephanie Roche in the 'Sia' dress from Folkster at her homecoming
Another style of dress that looked really hot on Stephanie was this red lace detailed bodycon from my favourite dress rental boutique Starla Dress Rental. I styled Stephanie in Starla as she needed something slinky and glam for opening a new club 'The Voodoo Rooms' in Cork.
Stephanie showcasing diamante clutch & red lacy bodycon from www.starla.ie
Stephanie looked so pretty in pink in Helen Cody at the Ballon D' Or that she was was literally the belle of the ball.

One dress that has flown off the shelves is this River Island strapless lilac fitted midi which I styled Stephanie in for the SWAI Banquet. I also styled her boyfriend Dean Zambra in a dapper River Island suit!
Dean Zambra & girlfriend Stephanie
Roy Keane & Stephanie @ the SWAI banquet
I've just moved in to my new central apartment and I'm absolutely loving my new little girly pad.
As soon as I got off the plane from Toulouse it was straight back to work sorting outfits for celebrity clients, attending appointments and sussing collaborations for my blog and I'm so excited to be getting back in to radio after a little break away.

I kind of missed the chaos of working 6 days a week - it became my routine. This week I was photographed for Xpose Magazine by the amazing Evan Doherty. I cannot wait to share the snaps. I collaborated with BT2 which was fab by using the off the shoulder denim dress from ACxAG from the new Alexa Chung collection which has just landed in BT2 on Grafton Street & in Dundrum.
AC for AG in BT2 is amazing!
Here is a sneak peek of the shoot! Pictured below is my new glossy electric navy patent John Rocha 'designers for Debenhams' patent bag. It may as well be glued to my arm these days!
Sneak peek of my shoot this week for Xposé Magazine ✨ can't wait to share the feature!
2 days ago RSVP Magazine  contacted me regarding featuring me as one of their 'Women of Style' which is really flattering and an honour. They will be interviewing me about my career, life, travel and inspiration. I have been really sick for the past 3 days and today is the first day I'm actually feeling human after 72 hours of living off Vanilla Complan. Not very appetising.. After feeling like a Zombie for 3 days I enjoyed a strong morning coffee at the Grand Canal Dock.  It's so beautiful down there.
Instagram Snapshot of the Grand Canal Dock
One thing that really struck me recently has been the fantastic support from local media where I grew up in Enniscorthy, specifically Niamh Devereux in 'The Echo'. Niamh wrote this feature about me which was a really nice surprise that I was very touched by.
Article in 'The Echo' newspaper by Niamh Devereux
I have loads of exciting shoots coming up! Many of which I am styling for different publications and others which will feature some of my collaborations with really cool brands, make up artists, hair stylists & photographers. This week I attended the launch of Daylight 44 - A new studio run by my two fabulous friends top photographer Aaron Hurley & fashion stylist extraordinaire Brian Conway. They are two super talented creatives and I'm so thrilled for them about their new venture. I had a ball at their opening with my friend Madeline - also a close friend of the boys. The studio is gorgeous & we were all treated to silver cake pops & mini cupcakes washed down with cocktails at the opening.
Cupcake's & Cakepop's ✨
#FromWhereWeStand at the amazing @daylight_44 studio launch ✨ @yo_im_jo @madelinemodel @briconstyle @aaronjhurley 
I had the pleasure of meeting and having a make up class with the phenomenal Yves Saint Laurent European make up artist Fred Letailleur earlier this week! Fred was giving me the lowdown on working on the visage of top model and fashion darling Cara Delevingne! He also taught me how to do the YSL Cara eye which I will be trying out and showcasing step by step in my YSL x Lipstick Gossip blog post.
Myself & top YSL MUA Fred Letailleur
I have reviews going live this week on Lipstick Gossip of Yves Saint Laurent mascara, REN skincare products that are awesome for sensitive skin, Clinique redness control make up and the Aveda Shammy cloth that can be used for hot towel cleanses.
I hope you all are having a lovely lazy Sunday! :)

Until next time...

xo




Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Catch up: New Beginnings!

Lately I have been ridiculously happy both work wise & in general. I feel like 2014 has been a really special year in many ways & I am excited for what 2015 will have in store :-)
I try to be a positive person even when things get hectic and challenging I always make an effort to celebrate the little victories! I suppose Christmas at home with family gives you that warm fuzzy feeling. My Christmas dinner was another level of heaven!
I have missed my sisters so much because we are all working far from each other and at times it's a pain to live 2 hours away from them. Over the holidays I love having DMC's (deep meaningful conversations) and girls nights out with drinks but most of all getting to have movie days in front of the fire in PJ's together.
My boyfriend Darren just got a new job in 98FM & I'm so thrilled for him. He has such an old school radio voice - it's his accent I love hearing on the air. He also does some work with Newstalk, Setanta Sports & presents an indie music show on RTE 2xm. I think he has always been a good influence because he has always had such a passion for what he does and even though working in fashion can be a tough path he has always been so matter of fact to me that anything is possible if you want it enough.
I am moving in to a new apartment in January with my fabulous friend Aoife! The apartment is really central in Dublin and I can't wait to share a girly pad with Aoife - we always have such a laugh. I am so excited to move in with someone I can completely be myself with. It's so important to be comfortable around a flatmate :) 2015 really feels like a new beginning which is very exciting.
I have just been interviewed by Stellar Magazine about my career in Journalism & Fashion Styling to date & I can't wait to share it in the new year! This year has been special for me as I already featured in a big 5 pg spread in Stellar and never in a million years saw that coming. I really love working as a fashion stylist, journalist and in radio & I have some realllllly big projects in the pipeline for next year which I cannot wait to reveal.

In not so riveting news I just joined snapchat & as I am endeavouring to eat everything within a five mile radius (particularly leftovers) so I am enjoying how snapchats are pretty temporary!
If you want to add me my username is 'laura_mullett'

I hope you all are having a lovely Christmas & Happy New Year! :)

Lots of love, 
xo L


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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Same chic different day: All the latest!

Hey guys sorry for the delay in posting - truth be told I have been manic busy which is of course a great blessing :) I work as an editorial & commercial fashion stylist for different magazines & newspapers during the week & I am working as a personal shopper in Dundrum Town Centre on Friday's & Saturday's.
I am getting fully booked with clients which is brilliant! Dundrum is such a prestigious place to be a personal shopper and I really love my work. It is such a great feeling helping people find the perfect party dress & to be a guiding hand for someone to get a winter wardrobe update & the most flattering jeans for their shape. My clients vary from 18- 80 there truly is a great pool of choice for everyone in the centre. If you want to book my styling services you can find all the info here

The Sunday World Magazine asked me last week to give my guidance to their readers on what women in their forties could rock for the party season - you can check out the featured brands & accessories picks below!

It has been a very exciting time for me in many ways- I recently hosted a workshop for shoe brand Moda in Pelle in Clerys!

Clerys has been a long standing heart of Dublin’s retail history for over 160 years.
I have collaborated with the landmark store in other ways as a stylist - I styled a Christmas shoot featuring all Clerys festive attire for a covershoot for the Sunday Business Post to mark their grand reopening & I recently modelled for a Stellar Magazine shoot which covered my 9-5 week in style (which will be hitting the shelves soon) & I wore some cute cashmere pieces & accessories and of course my Moda in Pelle loafers. I have also used Clerys for a lot of my commercial celebrity shoots for the Sunday World Magazine & many other publications. They have a lot of funky concessions from Miss Selfridge, Stylist Pick, Sisley, Oasis & Mango but I think their best kept secret is Moda in Pelle! I have been trying to spread the word as the styles and price points of the shoes are truly fantastic.
I am a big fan of Moda in Pelle and adore their textured pointed loafers. They look so cute with tapered cigarette trouser or opaque tights and little shift dresses in Winter. I wore the pair below to a press fashion show & I got so many compliments on them! They sold out in Clery's shortly afterward due to my social media posts which I was really excited about.
My stunning model for the 'Moda in Pelle' event Clare from First Options Model Agency showcased different footwear & accessories styles I handpicked that are available from 'Moda in Pelle' this season. Pictured below is my favourite full Clery's ensemble: an orange Oasis textured coat, a wheat coloured cashmere polo dress from the cashmere section upstairs in Clerys, a houndstooth wool scarf from 'Moda in Pelle', black opaque Oasis tights & stunning black suede knee skimming 'Moda in Pelle' flat boots.
Clare from First Options & me at the MIP event
I recently attended the Oasis Fashion 20 yr anniversary party in their flagship store on Grafton Street! The crowds were insane - I took a snap on my iPhone!
Oasis 20 year anniversary bash crowds!
I'm pictured in a social snap with 2 fab fashion gals Nuala Gorham & Ciara O'Doherty

By far the coolest thing to happen me recently is that I was featured in a five page spread in the December issue of Stellar Magazine! It basically showcases 'my week in style'. I never could have imagined a few years ago I would have a massive spread in a magazine I worshipped as a teenager! Truthfully It's a real game changer and its unbelievable to hold the magazine that has Alexa Chung on the cover in your hands and see a five page spread of flattering pictures that you can be proud of!
I wanted to look myself for the shoot so I did my own hair and make up the way I usually would on a day to day basis! A liner flick, my usual pale make up - no fake lashes and a slick of lipstick. Stellar are also interviewing me this week about my career and how I got to where I am by 24 years old which I am very honoured about.
Stellar Magazine spread
I really liked this shot from the Stellar Mag spread! My camel trench, white jeans & fleecy oversized bag are from River Island my tee is Givenchy & my fawn suede boots are from Clerys.
Stellar Magazine pic
Last week I attended the Littlewoods SS15 Fashion show hosted by the lovely Caroline Morahan. I'm literally blending in with the background! My Floral D&G inspired coat is from Valentina Boutique. MC & all around babe Caroline is wearing a lime sexy Myleene Klass number from Littlewoods that I can't wait to pick up! Littlewoods SS15 will be available from www.littlewoodsireland.ie from January 17th 2015.
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The fashion show itself was fabulous, I loved the flirty florals, boho prints & floaty fabrics. You can check out one of my instagram vids below of the models storming the catwalk in the RHA Gallery:

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The pink bubbly and canapés were beautiful too. I arrived really peckish and felt like it must be a mirage!
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Any of you guys that follow me on my social media will know that I styled Ireland's most popular blogger Suzanne Jackson of 'So Sue Me' for her second book! It has since landed on the bestseller list & I want to send her all my love and congratulations via my blog. She is one hell of a hard worker & I had a ball working with her for the three day shoot on her book. I was really touched by the lovely mention by Sue in the book. I love that through my job I get to meet & work with people that become great friends. You can pick up 'So Sue Me: What Happened Next' both in Eason's nationwide & on www.sosueme.ie - If anyone has any styling queries about the clothes or accessories in the book don't hesitate to drop me a line.
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I have been attending movie premieres & previews because I review films & bands/artists out in RTE on Mondays for 'In Colour'. I am a red carpet correspondent for the IFTA's & the big a-list premieres but I also love doing all the fun entertainment segments. I recently reviewed the Woman in Black 2, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 & also trending podcast Serial.
In the studio in Donnybrook
You can tune in to me on RTE 2xm from last week here where I give some advice & talk about the national exciting presenters search in the latter part of the show (50 mins in) and you can listen back to last night's show featuring the entertainment reviews here on the RTE radio player.
In the studio in Donnybrook
If anyone is trying to think up some gift ideas for Christmas I will be able to lend a helping hand - By the end of the week I will be posting my 'Lipstick Gossip Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide'. I am doing an exciting collaboration with Ebay & also doing a fabulous giveaway & gift guide with one of my favourite shopping destinations Kildare Village. #watchthisspace

I'm personally obsessed with Stella & Dot jewellery. I just think it is so beautiful. I am considering becoming a seller as most of my clients would absolutely love it. I attended the press preview in the Dylan and adored all the chic Grace Kelly inspired pieces. If anything is going to hook me in - It's Grace Kelly. I also love the scarves, bags & more dainty versatile pieces. You can shop Stella & Dot here
I attended the breakfast opening of 'The Body Shop' on liffey street which I really enjoyed. They have amazing ranges of his n' hers gift sets as well as a wide range make up & different shimmers that are great stocking fillers. I got a good laugh when I saw the peppermint foot cream - all I could think of was Mean Girls and Aaron Samuels saying "Your face smells like peppermint!" hahaha
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My Christmas must have hair tool is the one everyone is talking about - the Instyler. It straightens, curls & gives the look of a bouncy blowdry done by a pro. You can shop it through my blog by clicking here
My instyler 'do :)

That's all for now - so I will love you & leave you - Make sure to check out my Ultimate Gift Guide & giveaway I will be holding at the end of this week! Have a fab week..

xo


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Same chic different day: What I've been up to! All my news & views.

Everything has been so manic lately I don’t know where to start! I have been super busy which obviously is a great thing - it just leaves me less time to blog. To me blogging is a really positive thing because I find in some cases you get to work on a really cool project or task but then it’s straight on to the next thing - so by looking back and writing about the experience you truly get to appreciate it. On my more challenging days I love looking back to the blog and reminisce about some of the really cool and exciting moments I have experienced over the past five years in the industry. 

Over the past couple of months I was working predominantly on styling Madeline Mulqueen for the ‘Transformers 4: Age of Extinction’ global press tour which wrapped up recently in Tokyo. Madeline became a great friend as well as a client and we both really enjoyed working with different creatives to bring the vision of what we wanted to life. It was a massive honour to dress Madeline in an array of Irish Designers - some that are spectacular and up and coming and then others who are incredibly established. I haven't put all the shots up together before on my blog so here is my styling of Madeline for the tour in case you missed any of the looks:
Madeline wears Joanne Hynes in Brazil for T4 premiere
Madeline wears bespoke Geraldine O' Meara for the world premiere in Hong Kong
Madeline wears bespoke Zoe Carol in Berlin
Madeline wears the 'Gaia' dress by Colin Horgan in Beijing
Madeline shines in 'Louise Kennedy' in New York.
Madeline wears an orange 'Farrah' number from Starla Dress Rental for the Miami red carpet of Transformers 4
Madeline & her fiancé Jack at the Shanghai Film Festival. Madeline is wearing bespoke Geraldine O' Meara

Madeline pictured in AQ/AQ from Divine boutique at the Dublin premiere of Transformers
Jack Reynor & Madeline in Tokyo. Madeline is Wearing Giovanna Borza dress & bag.

As well as using Irish designers I also used two Irish boutiques: Divine Boutique for the marbled blue AQ/AQ Dublin premiere dress, and the ‘Farrah’ dress from Starla Dress Rental for when Madeline rocked the red carpet in Miami which had the right vibe. As many of you know I am a big Starla fan. I have used their dresses for a lot of Sunday World Magazine cover shoots and also made my Starla Xpose debut earlier this Summer where I talked all about Debs season. You can catch the video here.
Me talking all things debs from Starla Dress Rental on the fab Xpose!
In other news - I will be giving some style advice, showcasing seasonal must haves and doing some trend forecasting which you can check out out on www.starla.ie over the coming weeks. We will be giving you the lowdown on all things autumnal.

In other news - for the 25 year anniversary of Fair City I was delighted to style Aisling O' Neill & Karl Shiels for a cover shoot for the Sunday World Magazine to mark the monumental occasion. Actress Aisling who plays Carol in the show wows in this Mango LBD which is just €49 from Clerys teamed with glam ankle strap pointed shoes from Buffalo Dublin. Karl who plays Robbie is decked out head to toe in River Island menswear. The shoot was photographed by celebrity photographer Evan Doherty & MUA was by the fab Make up by Aimee.
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behind the scenes
My most recent styling work for the Sunday World magazine was styling Sky Sports presenter Rachel Wyse for a glamorous cover shoot and spread. Rachel was so much fun to style & is so nice! Both looks gracing the cover are from River Island & there are pieces from Harvey Nichols in Dundrum Town Centre , Starla Dress Rental and Sales & also top Irish designer Zoë Carol featured in the spread too.



Pics by Evan Doherty Photography www.instagram.com/lauramullettstylist

I recently went to the Curragh for the Irish Champions Weekend with my friend Aoife Walsh. We had an absolute ball! We chatted all things Dracula with the lovely Victoria Smurfit, made some bets and ate the most beautiful food with prosecco in the 'Desert King' panoramic suite. I felt like a queen! Such an amazing day. I am still obsessed with Victoria's green Louise Kennedy number. On the day Aoife wore a stunning seasonal floral dress from Coast in House of Fraser in Dundrum. My purple futuristic print dress is from 'Almost Famous' in Clerys. Princess Palles kindly let us borrow some glam hats on the day. We were delighted and had great fun picking them to match our dresses!
Ladies at the races in The Curragh! #ICWstyle
Now that we are fully in the clutches of Autumn I will be posting all of the high street steals and AW14 launches on the blog over the next week. This will show what is available in a store near you in terms of clothes and accessories. This way you gals will be kitted out with bargain on trend buys for this season. I am working a lot at the moment it has been pretty crazy. I am working on Saturdays as a personal shopper in Dundrum which is super exciting! I love being part of the style team there. It is a fab service. If you would like to book in with me to find the perfect party dress or to shake up your wardrobe with some trendy warm outfits I am glad to help. To book in with me you can call 01 299 1700 or email customerservice@dundrum.ie & request me by name.

I am up at the crack of dawn tomorrow to head to Lusty Beg Island just off of Fermanagh! I will be reviewing the beautiful resort and all it has to offer. I'm excited for a mixed bag of clay pigeon shooting and spa treatments! I will also be posting instagram updates instagram & on twitter  #watchthisspace


Until then...
xo