Una Rodden – The Usine Collection Video

Last week I shared with all of you my evening at Una Rodden’s fabulous Usine fashion film and collection preview. Today, I’ve uploaded the YouTube video for those of you who would like to get a closer look at her breathtaking collection. ♥

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The video was shot in a warehouse in Donegal and it was directed by the talented, Neill Kerr.

Click on the link below to watch the fashion film!

Una Rodden – The Usine Collection Video

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Photography by Kelly McAllister

Have a beautiful day! ★

Nx

Una Rodden Reveals Trans-Seasonal Fashion Collection

On Wednesday evening, Una Rodden revealed her new collection ‘Usine’ with a fashion film screening and live model presentation in the quirky Aether & Echo. Myself and fellow FABBers Rosanna (Silver Brogues), Ruth (Willow Lane) & Carolyn (Forever Scarlet) had a great night catching up over fashion.

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The Usine Collection, which means factory or industrial space in French, gives a nod to the industrial setting for the fashion film and photoshoot, which was shot in a vast warehouse in Donegal. Una is known for creating fantastic pieces so shooting these in a quirky and unique setting represents everything Una Rodden.

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“I didn’t want to give the collection a label of a particular season as a lot of our clothes can be worn all year round – particularly with our weather we can need something more weighty in Summer or something lighter in Autumn or layered up for Winter,” said fashion designer Una Rodden.

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She said: “These pieces are something women can pull out year after year and be able to style them up for a look that’s totally on trend. We presented our last collection with a fashion film and an art-style installation at the Meter House in the Gasworks and we wanted to step it up a notch with a really creative way of showing our work but also in a setting where people can see the garments and touch the fabrics up-close and personal”

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The trans-seasonal collection incorporates luxurious natural fabrics including silk chiffon, wool, suede and leather as well as opulent embellished fabrics.  

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Softly structured gowns in Una’s signature drapery are given an edgy feel with industrial finishes including exposed zips and full-body length fringing to add drama and bold lines for totally contrasting look and feel.

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Neutral tones of pale cream, buttermilk and putty tones form the basis of the collection with surface texture detail including lace and crotchet.

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Colours include super-fresh pastels in soft pink, delicate green and pale blue, and stronger tones of emerald green, black and gold.

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(Photography by Stephen Potter)

I fell madly in love with Una’s latest collection and I’m in desperate need of updating my SS14 wardrobe. I need to add more pieces to my own Una Rodden collection. ♥

For more information contact Una Rodden on  02890 248811 or unarodden@gmail.com 

Have a great St. Patricks Day weekend! ♥

Nx

Whistle and Wolf

After a busy first week back at work, I was really looking forward to the weekend. When I arrived home on last Friday when I arrived home to find a special parcel waiting for me. Amazing! ♥

I was like a kid at Christmas opening the delivery and to my delight, it was a beautiful floral dress from fashion brand, Whistle and Wolf.

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You all know how much I love my colours and I was over the moon with the pretty creams, pinks and pastel greens running throughout the print. It’s called the ‘Shattered Rose Print Prom Dress’ and I’m so in love with it. It would be great for a night on the town or a Spring wedding.

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The soft floral designs helps to add a feminine look to this retro style dress. Apologies for the delay in posting about the dress, but, hope you love it as much as I do. ♥

Nx

Ian Stuart at The Merchant Hotel

London bridal designer, Ian Stuart, is coming to The Merchant Hotel, Belfast for one day only on Saturday 24th November.

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He is hosting a fabulous Afternoon Tea fashion presentation of his 2014 collection as well as one-to-one consultations with brides on the day. It’s a great opportunity for you lovely ladies to get some personal advice and tips on how to feel fabulous on your big day. ♥

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If you would like to attend this exclusive event, contact Blush Bridal Boutique, Lisburn Road, on: 02890 661101. Tickets cost £35.

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Get yourself a ticket before they sell out. This is not an event to be missed!

Happy Friday guys. Hope you all have a great weekend. ♥

Nx

Prints, Prints Everywhere

I posted a quick OOTD post on Saturday and now I want to show all of you the purchases I made on my shopping spree.

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Warehouse have thee best AW13 collection at the minute. I’ve yet to see any other high street store give them a run for their money. I could have spent and absolute fortune, but, I had to restrain myself.

I bought this stunning navy and coral print shift dress. I love everything about if from the long sleeves to the bold and bright print. It’s the perfect edition to my wardrobe and it’ll help brighten up this dull Winter weather we’re having. ♥

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Next stop on my spree was the trusty, Zara. You’re always guaranteed to find all of you’re essentials in there and I was pleasantly surprised when I came across these fabulous printed crop jeans.

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I’m not usually one for wearing print jeans as sometimes they can emphasise my thighs in the wrong way. However, as soon as I tried them on, I feel in love and I had to purchased them. 🙂

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I’d love to get your feedback on my latest pieces. Hope to hear from you all soon.

(Apologies for the poor picture quality by the way!)

Nx