Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Pictured here is RORY (Right) and MARTIN (Left), who both run the ROCK N ROLL RESCUE SQUAD, a promotion company in which martin is the brains, and Rory, is the beauty....or on an off day, the DJ...
Both outfits pictured have, rest assured, travelled an extremely long distance to be with us today and subsequently neither could remember THAT much about them.. However personal picks would have to be Rory's black and white hounds tooth coat and sunglasses combo, whilst martins perfectly styled scarf looks effortless
For more on some of the rescue squad's deadly nights out see www.dublinrocks.blogspot.com
There were soo many elements of ANTONIA CAFFREY'S (20) outfit that i loved..! the jacket, from BT2's Grafton st, says laid back chic while the shoe boots, from cinders, adds a touch glamour! The gold lame bag is actually a bag she got a dress from Manoosh in, but i think it works flawlessly!
CIAN MURPHY (24) knows a good bargain when he sees one!! His PERFECT logo ed sweater is from Chinatown, new york, along with his shoes.. his jeans on the other hand, are from Penny's, and were a steal at €4!
Cian's style inspiration? ..'Eh..none really..i like weird things..'
His favorite thing to do on Le week-end? go to gigs!
We just love how Toby exudes trinity chic in this photo and were also quite impressed to learn that most of his clothes actually belong to either his grandad or uncles.... The glasses in particular are his granpops from the 1950's! His shoes however, are topman...(he really didnt want to admit that one..!)
His favorite dublin haunt?... Chapters bookshop for cheap books a go-go!!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Firstly I'm looking at an astoundingly AMAZING fringed jacket from who else? but topshop... i might just point out that whilst i am aware that fringe has been on the go for many a season now, nothing really screamed 'WEAR ME AND INCORPORATE ME INTO YOUR WARDROBE!!' quite like this fringed endeavor....
Another pick from the topshop collection is this beautifully deconstructed romantic cobwebby jumper which clearly draws inspiration from the mulevy sisters and their label Rodarte...whats more??? its sorta Dublin proof what with being somewhat insulating... right??
Unfortunately, and though it breaks my heart to say it, this is defiantly NOT topshop...sniff...but Chloe the french powerhouse of understated chic and widespread appeal. Hannah MacGibbon’s SS09 collection was always going to be heavily scrutinised by the fashion brigade in Paris as this collection was her debut as creative director for the highly esteemed label.
AND LORDY!...did she pull it off! In the Past Ive never REALLY been gobsmacked by a Chloe collection, and veer more towards See by Chloe and their accessories but this time i was totally stunned.. the powder yellows accompanied by an array of sinful nudes, the silk shorts tied in an impeccable bow and best of all the innovative scallop cuts on the coat which almost remind me of molding puff pastry with some sort of kitchen utensil....wowza..
After a Fall collection done almost entirely in black, Alexander Wang channeled his inner Marie Antoinette and declared 'let them have colour' for his Spring ready to wear collection. What i love the most are the boyish hard leather peep toe shoes with the metal rings attached, they act as somewhat of an connection between Alexander previous collections. Style.com are calling it a 'so-good-its-bad eighties deco-redux of Miami Vice' which i for one, am happy to roll with.
After channeling your inner Maire Antoinette how would you like to summon your inner Roisin Murphy in these FANTABULOUS-GETMETOTHESHOPRIGHTNOWCUZINEEDTHESE, shoes by Emma cook for topshop, who has, in the past produced some fierce stompers for the high street giant before.... These shoes in particular look like you've just walked through a cloud and appear to still have some cloud related residue attached to them..well they do to me anyways... i. must.own.them.
LASTLY!!! and by no mean least we have the label LUELLA by the delectable enchantress that is Luella Bartly, who is wholly responsible for the floral geek chick, tiered skirts, and nerd glasses trend that seemed to hijack the summer last year. After a disappointing winter collection the woman herself is really back on track with this explosion of colour, form and texture that makes me yearn for the whole collection to be...ehhh...transported directly to my wardrobe immediately.. please?? Perhaps Urban Outfitters may help me out in that department...?? Despite the confused and possibly impassioned stares i would attract from the unexpecting public, i truly would be willing to wear these wonderfully Topsy turvy clothes on a regular basis...
*IF ANYONE IN THE GRAFTON ST VICINITY DOES HAPPEN TO CATCH ME AND MY ATTEMPT AT THE LUELLA SS09 COLLECTION, DONT BE APPALLED, INSTEAD, PRAISE ME AS THE INNOVATOR I MOST CERTAINLY AM....... AND FAILING THAT, PLEASE DONT THROW YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS AT ME....*
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
These two lovely ladies were also accosted by us on there way out of the bathroom and kindly obliged to a picture..we can be quite pushy y'know!
Rebecca (on left) Jacket ;lipsy
Top ; Yuki
Jeans ; Topshop
Gloves ; handmade 20 mins before leaving!
Catrina (on right) Jacket ; urban outfitters
Scarf ; topshop
Skirt; river island
Shell's hat caught our attention the minute we walked in the door.. and there was some stalking on our part to try find her for most of the night!!..thankfully we pounched in the girls bathroom....there's no escaping our greasy mitts...moohahahaha....
Shell (middle) Hat ; topshop
Shirt ; camden market
Necklace ; lazy oaf
We were well impressed with all three of these guys, from the knee highs with runners to the button up check shirt! Good work!
Alan (far left) Shirt; vintage
Jeans ; Cheap monday
Shoes ; converse
Carrie (middle) Jacket ; topshop
Cardigan ; oxfam
Shoes ; tk maxx
Socks ; tesco (*love it)
Dave (far right) Jacket ; wildchild
Jumper ; fred perry
Jeans ; cheap monday
Trashed is one of
The love in kicks off at around 10.30ish, but in all honesty most try being fashionably late… juuust don’t leave it too late, these places are notorious for filling up fast!
Monday, November 17, 2008
(HOWEVER, if its good Ole trashy television your after, head straight to Snog, Marry or Avoid on BBC3, dubbing itself as the worlds first make UNDER show!!.. as i can personally guarantee viewer satisfaction...if not the smug feeling of being downright better then somebody else..a WIN WIN situation, no?)
Anyways back to the task at hand! The event in itself was indeed lacking in the organisation department, as myself and Caroline were often found waddling around in sea of people desperately trying to find something of interest, whilst being harassed by people trying to sell us teeth whitener...hmm..
Lucikly for us, we managed to stumble upon a dainty stall set up by Butik, a small boutique located in Newbridge which boasts exclusive labels such as Malene Birger, Yana K and Pearl Lowe's beautifull creations (we almost squeled with excitement when we spotted rails of Malene Birger dresses!!) Mel, the affable owner of of the store was kind enough to chat to us for a while, let us take her photo, and even set up an interviw for us with the Style queen Pearl Lowe herself!!!
Mel is pictured here wearing a beautiful Malene Birger creation available from Butik!
More on the Pearl Lowe interview will be featured promptly in the next post!!
One other highlight of the show was the ingenious 'frock swap' that was featuring throughout the day! The idea was simple, one woman's trash is an other's treasure!!!.. each person was encouraged to bring an item of clothing they no longer wanted to see if they could swap their item for someone Else's!!
Yours truly, intrigued by the idea decided to bring along a pair of Lux high wasted flares with panelling detail to see what i could blag!!
Do excuse the shoddy quality of the photo and inherant lack of head...
However what i recived in return for these practically unworn garment was something that faaaarrr exceeded my expectations and suddenly justified the 16euro ticket indefinatly....
a r.e.d valentino overcoat dress, brand new! which retails a €425... am currently trying to get photo up but am failing so the link to see it is http://corporate.valentino.com/home2.html... choose SS08!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I wasn’t expecting him to be wearing 6 inch heels but you know what I mean! While the models were doing what they do best.. walking..Stephanie and I put together our plan of attack, the second the show was over we made a B line for the man of the moment. This was taken several times to make sure we looked good… Just waiting for Morgan modeling agency to call or E-mail us at the above address… So ourselves and Christian continued to chat about his new collection, saying his favorite thing was to see beautiful women wearing his shoes and before you ask yes we were wearing his much loved heels… xoxoxoxo