Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lanvin Dancing Ad or Elbaz getting jiggy with it

Check out this brilliant Lanvin TV ad!
watch out for Elbaz doing the line dance!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

September Vogue UK Mario Testino Photo Shoot with Freja




I really enjoyed Mario Testino's photo shoot with Freja Beha Erichsen and Arizona Muse for September Vogue UK edition. The idea was to portray a "seventeenth century Flanders maiden". Freja, in particular, looked the part! I've noticed exquisite costume jewellery in the photos above - all made by Bea Valdes. You can get pieces by this label at couturelab.com.



Oddity of the Day: Vivienne Westwood Accessories ad campaign

I always knew Miss Westwood is completely bonkers, and so are her ad campaigns. But the above ads are not only bonkers but super witty! I can so picture Vivienne Westwood selling her handbags in one of those African markets... hilarious!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fall Trend Alert: Snakeskin fix

Zara Courts

Cala Python Clutches


Chloe RTW Fall Winter 2011


Prada RTW Fall Winter 2011

If leopard print was all over catwalks last fall, snakeskin is the print du jour. Prada pioneered the trend with snakeskin coats and boots (may I say - not my favourite items this season!). So if you must inject reptilian vibe into your wardrobe, you could go for a classic snakeskin clutch. I'm in love with Cala python clutches. They come in variety of colors and two sizes: PM and slightly larger GM. At £150 and £185, think they are both sensible investments and won't go out of style after this mad reptilian season :). Oh and I'm hearting the above gorgeous courts by Zara! I would wear them with monochrome black outfit.

I could also see some appeal in snakeskin print 70s frocks and blouses, as seen in Chloe Fall/Winter collection. Marks and Spencer stocks gorgeous Chloe-inspired silk dress.

My overall advice: opt for snakeskin handbags and shoes - stay away from anything snakeskin that makes you look like you belong on the set of Austin Powers :)



Friday, August 19, 2011

my five minutes of street style fame...


here we go...my 5 minutes of fame. I look like I have mumps and in desperate need of tan...but hey ;). You can read up on my pearls of fashion wisdom in today's Irish Independent :).

HAPPY FRIDAY YALL!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mawi Collaborates with Disney Couture


Mawi follows in Tom Binns footsteps and collaborates with Disney Couture. This super cute collection hits stores this September!


Fall Wishlist

Fall Wishlist

Sandro scoop neck dress
£145 - net-a-porter.com

Paul Joe Sister knit cardigan
$267 - coggles.com

Maje
€175 - placedestendances.com

Manolo Blahnik high heel shoes
$854 - shopsavannahs.com

Fallon long necklace
$233 - charmandchain.com


Summer is so over in Dublin and with Vogue September issue out, I have fall wardrobe on my mind!
Sandro dress pictured above has been their best seller for the past two seasons. I'm not at all surprised why. You can get this wonder frock at Brown Thomas, and this fabulous Maje clutch at BT2.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August Wishlist

My August Wishlist

Reiss black long sleeve shirt
£110 - johnlewis.com

Splendid long shirt
$65 - stylebop.com

GAP ballet flat
$40 - gap.com

GAP metallic handbag
$70 - gap.com

Monica Vinader stackable ring
$355 - net-a-porter.com



During my latest Stateside visit, I bought the above ballet flats in bulk! You can grab these in every color, even snakeskin pattern (which is huge this fall season!).

Hot High Street Find: Reiss Kensington bag


Loving Reiss latest handbag collection. This Kensington across body bag comes in white, pink and black. In my eyes, it can even compete with Hermes Constance or Celine, well on the price front at least :)