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.



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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

A Galaxy of Beauty: The Brown Thomas Galaxy Beauty Event!

For all you ladies looking to embrace autumnal trends for your make up - there is a very exciting upcoming event in Brown Thomas. Clear your diaries! The Brown Thomas Galaxy Beauty Event takes place from the 16th October- 2nd November. I don't know how many of you gals have visited the new Brown Thomas Beauty Hall but it is so contemporary & chic. Brown Thomas also offers over 125 complimentary beauty services ensuring the new Brown Thomas Beauty Hall is the one stop shop for all your beauty needs. I am a massive Bobbi Brown fan as of late & I love their concealers and colour correctors for under the eye. They are sublime for my pale Irish cailin pallor that needs a little brightening around the eye. I pop in to Mandi at the Bobbi Brown counter who always helps keep me abreast of the current beauty trends - be they dewy, matte or fashion forward I always leave after learning something new.

 The Brown Thomas Galaxy Beauty Event takes place over 18 days &  will host exclusive launches, beauty master classes, fragrance workshops and welcome visiting artists from around the world, bringing their expertise to the forefront. One event I am excited for is the non surgical pop-up and dermatology seminar with Dr Jane Mulrooney and Dr Katherine Mulrooney in store on October 23rd. Customers can expect a “Selfie Masterclass”, sharing tips and tricks on how to take the perfect selfie and how to filter to perfection!!!

A first in Ireland is the appointment of the Brown Thomas Beauty Personal Shopper - the celebrated Warren Dowdall. Warren has been with the Brown Thomas for seven years, working previously with YSL and Bobbi Brown. The Brown Thomas Beauty Personal Shopper offers an array of services including:

1. Complimentary express make up sessions to help perfect your look, these 15 minute long one to one’s with Warren allow customers chose a feature they wish to “perfect” and the in-house expert will go through the tricks of the trade and how to achieve this.

2. Make overs for 30 mins/60 mins/ 90 mins from €25 Euro, Warren will complete a full make over for any occasion, where customers can then take home products, across all counters, to the value of the session.

3. Wedding and Bridal Party pampering sessions will be hosted by Warren Dowdall for brides-to-be, where their dreams will be realised with the perfect big day look and pre-wedding grooming essentials!

Brown Thomas welcomes an array of visiting make up artists from leading beauty brands during the beauty event, which will leave customers looking and feeling like stars in the sky. Benjamin Ruiz from Laura Mercier from 16th – 18th October, shu uemura’s Chief make up artist Haydn Jones on 16th October and Aveda Technical Hair Educator, Ilona MacDonald on 16th & 17th October and Bobbi Brown, Featured Artist Mary-Ann Keenan will be in store on 23rd & 24th October. MAC will showcase their newest looks in a seminar in Browns Café on 16th October. Fragrance workshops will be hosted by the finest in the perfumery realm, Killian, MEMO, DIOR, Chanel and Bella Bellisima.

In addition to the vast variety of beauty products available in the new luxurious Beauty Hall, www.brownthomas.com has now extended the offering online with even more beautiful beauty brands to choose from in the comfort of your home.

Oooooh I am so excited!

xo 






Monday, 1 September 2014

Beauty blog review: Fuschia Mineral Make up!

I love make up but in many cases make up doesn't love me back! I have sensitive skin and as I hit my mid twenties I seem to be more susceptible to allergies and intolerances when it comes to beauty products and skin care. I gave myself 4 weeks to review the mineral powder by award winning Irish brand 'Fuschia Make Up' to see how it would affect my skin over that period.
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The jumbo brush and mineral powder are a match made in heaven. The soft brush when swept gently in circular motions results in a soft but non caked finish. I found that it helped my complexion as it is non comedogenic so won't clog your pores. I got a lot of compliments on my make up and people asked had I been away on holidays! I moisturised well, applied a small amount of liquid foundation and concealer and applied the mineral powder gradually. I added small dustings starting with the t-zone area and built up the coverage till I had a matte finish on my forehead and chin where I didn't want a shine. 
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As a pale skinned gal with a typical Irish pallor I found I achieved a warmth to my skin without that dreaded orange hue. My skin looked peachy and dewy. For daytime I was light handed with the powder to get the most natural result. Being honest - I was delighted with the results and it is great to have the opportunity to support Irish brands. My skin is clearer since the 4 week starting point and looks more nourished without make up. #shopirish

The 'Fuschia' mineral foundation is priced at €26. The 'jumbo' buffer brush is €30. 

I hope you enjoyed this post! You can check out 'Fuschia Make Up' on Facebook here & their official website with product and price listings is here.



Until Next time,

xo


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Styling Madeline Mulqueen for the Transformers World Tour!

I have been really busy as of late but I have been really enjoying it! I am Madeline Mulqueen's fashion stylist for the 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' world tour. Madeline is accompanying her fiancé Jack Reynor who stars in the Summer blockbuster.
Me styling Madeline for a press fashion shoot earlier this year.
I decided to dress Madeline in a collection of truly special Irish designers. Some were selected on the basis that their designs emulated the flavour of particular cities where premieres are being held and  numerous outfits have been the fruits of collaboration where the dress has been made especially for Madeline. It has been so exciting to be a part of that process discussing fabrics, textures and styles that come to life. We endeavoured to use as much Irish designers as possible due to the wealth of talent here in Ireland. I aimed for contemporary structured chic for the Asian premieres working with fantastic designers such as Colin Horgan, Geraldine O' Meara and Joanne Hynes. For the european and US premieres we have gone for modern, elegant & refined looks and have both been thrilled to team up with Zoe Carol, Geraldine O' Meara, Sean Byrne, Louise Kennedy, Natalie B Coleman and many more. It has been brilliant to work with Madeline - she has a very adventurous sense of style and looks stunning in the attire.

For the first premiere on June 19th in Hong Kong Madeline wore a custom floor sweeping gown teamed with dewy fresh make up a striking red lip and soft waves in her hair. The monochrome number was finished off with a lacy belt to tie the look together. What I love about this dress is how demure it is and how it perfectly sits on Madeline's petite frame. The dress is by Geraldine O' Meara who is a fashion designer of bespoke special occasion dresses and bridal wear and is based in Crinkill, Birr, Co.Offaly.
Jack Reynor & Madeline Mulqueen pictured in Hong Kong. Mandatory image credit: Getty images/image.net
Jack Reynor & Madeline Mulqueen pictured in Hong Kong. Mandatory image credit: Getty images/image.net
The second Transformers premiere took place in Shanghai on June 22nd. Madeline wore another Geraldine O' Meara design. The bespoke black and white dress has a hot pink sash that cinch's at the empire line of the dress accentuating Madeline's waist. The dress has an Audrey Hepburn vibe and is a very demure length. The model's make up and hair is very pared back which complements the style. The look was a real showstopper at the closing ceremony of the Shanghai film festival.
Jack Reynor & Madeline Mulqueen pictured in Shanghai. Mandatory image credit: Getty images/image.net
Jack Reynor & Madeline Mulqueen pictured in Shanghai. Mandatory image credit: Getty images/image.net
The third dress Madeline wore is a fashion forward Colin Horgan 'Gaia' dress for the Beijing premiere on June 23rd. I teamed the beautiful translucent number with black and white strappy sandals and a black slip underneath to keep the look contemporary and youthful. I think Madeline looks truly great in this outfit! It is very chic and the structured shape is a real nod to Transformers. Colin Horgan is a young award winning Irish designer and has been labelled a one-to-watch due to his innovative designs that are minimalist and contemporary with a futuristic element. 
Madeline Mulqueen pictured in Shanghai. Mandatory image credit: Getty images/image.net 
Jack Reynor & Madeline Mulqueen pictured in Shanghai. Mandatory image credit: Getty images/image.net
The next outfit Madeline will be wearing is a glamorous Louise Kennedy dress in New York city tomorrow. Myself and Madeline had a fantastic time in Louise Kennedy HQ in Merrion Sq before her departure for the Tour. The very stylish Peter talked us through the new collection and we tried out so many options one more spectacular than the other.
Madeline & Peter in Louise Kennedy
Madeline and I had a ball as she tried on designs by one of Ireland's most loved and established designers who has dressed everyone from Meryl Streep to Beyonce. The below picture is not the LK dress Madeline will be wearing for NYC but wow she truly does look phenomenal in it!

Madeline in Louise Kennedy
Madeline & Peter in Louise Kennedy
I can't wait for you guys to see the Louise Kennedy dress for the US premiere in New York tomorrow! It has been a fantastic experience so far getting Madeline red carpet ready in the selection of top class Irish designers. I am so thrilled to have been tasked with styling her head to toe for the premieres spread over 3 continents. It has been an amazing challenge so far!! Watch this space. There are still a lot of fabulous red carpet Transformers premieres to go…. Make sure to check out the trailer below! The movie looks brilliant  I cannot wait to see it.



xo