Heaton’s AW13 Collection

A few months back, I featured my trip to Heatons in Newtonabbey to check out their SS13 collection. It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and the time to welcome the AW13 styles has come. Now, I have to admit, I’m the kind of girl who loves the autumn/winter time of year. There’s nothing better than getting home to light the fire on a  dark night.

The lovely Brittany sent me out the lookbook for Heatons AW13 collection and I was pleasantly surprised with how chic and reasonably priced the range was. I’ve hand picked my favourite dresses, coats and trousers from the lookbook, and I’m going to give all of my lovely readers a sneak peak.

I want to kick start the collection with my favourite item, the birdcage dress. As soon as I set eyes on this gorgeous number, I had to have it. And indeed I did. On Saturday, I took a trip over to Newtonabbey and purchased this little baby. ( I’ll upload an image of me wearing it in a different post.) Everything about this dess is perfect. From the length to the fit and of course, the gorgeous print.

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I don’t about you lovely people, but, I’ve noticed a drop in the temperature. Yes, on the odd day it can still feel a little calamy, but most days, it’s a chilly one. I have my own red coat that is quite similar to this one. Red is the perfect colour to wear during the Autumn/Winter months as it helps brighten up your look. Paired with a stylish scarf and you’re onto a winner.

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I showed you all the birdcage dress, now it’s time to take a look at this stunning maroon feather print dress. Prints are honestly one of my favourite styles, particularly on ladylike dresses. It’s perfect for work, shopping or you can transform it into a night time look. Another pretty detail is the pockets, I love how pockets give any item of clothing an elegant and chic feel.

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As I said earlier, I made a visit over to Heaton’s to have a look at their SS13 collection. I purchased a pair of print trousers and an embellished jumper. You can view the post here. They’ve now created an updated and Autumn inspired pair that are just stunning. Purple is one of my favourite colours, and I absolutely love it on these trousers.

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Mustard is one of those colours that only some people can wear. It all depends on your skin tone and the shade of mustard you opt for. I have to say though, this mustard and floral skirt is the perfect combination on a cool Autumn day.

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This look is chic at its best. I love the double colour clash combined with prints and peep toe ankle boots. It’s a strong look and perfect for when you mean business.

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Hope you’re all having a great week and enjoyed your bank holiday weekend! ♥

Nx

Ruedi Maguire Fashion Tea at The Merchant Hotel

There is no better way to showcase your SS13 collection than at the stunning Merchant Hotel, Belfast, and Ruedi Maguire did just that. The talented designer treated all of his guests to a magnificent spring/summer collection while we all sipped on champagne and tasted thee best sweets and treats around.

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The luxurious setting of the Rita Duffy suite was the perfect place for Ruedi to showcase his latest collection. Each table had a stunning centre piece of pastel flowers with beautiful Victorian inspired candle holders. Before the show started, myself and my mummy, mingled with the lovely Nuala, Julie and of course, FABB mama bear, Katrina. Each table was given a selection of sandwiches, savoury treats and of course sweets!

Around seven, the show started and the first piece set the tone for the evening, which was, glamour at its best. This stunning ball gown made all of the guests, and myself, gasp in awe.

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From the waist down, there was pretty trickles of flowers around the front and down to the train of the dress. It honestly was a magnificent piece to start the show with.

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There was a great mixture of styles on offer, from the show stopping ball gowns to the fun and flirty mini dresses. This adorable white dress stole my heart. I love the combination of materials used, the silk prom inspired skirt works beautifully with the lace top.

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The lace theme continued with this elegant white pencil dress. I love a dress that shows off our womanly shapes and the lace material makes it light to wear and perfect for the coming summer months. With white, think of it like a blank canvas to accessorize. There are so many different looks you can achieve with this dress.

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As soon as this stunning peplum dress hit the runway, I immediately fell in love. The classic shape, peplum styled waist and the beautiful material makes it a one of a kind piece, and a must have this SS13!

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It was clear to see that Ruedi has opted for a soft pastel tone for some of his pieces. Each look was clean, crisp and fresh looking. The style of this dress is a personal favourite of mine. I have a few pieces in my wardrobe that would be similar to the shape of this gorgeous pencil dress.

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Yet another show stopping dress that caught my eye. I love the soft lilac tone in this silk gown. With the long sleeves, they help balance out the deep plunging neck line perfectly.

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The hair and make up worked beautifully with the tone of the show. The talented Andrew Mulvenna styled the model’s hair, and make up was done by the lovely Claire Mc Evoy. It was very old hollywood and extremely elegant.

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Runway images by Stephen Potter

Myself and my mummy, had an amazing time at Ruedi’s Fashion Tea. It was a great day for fashion, chatting with friends, and the perfect excuse to treat my mummy. 🙂

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Nx