My week on Instagram ♥

It has been a lovely week for me between enjoying some time off work for Easter, updating my SS14 wardrobe, date nights with my man friend, reminiscing about the good times and relaxing in the glorious sunshine.

I’ve uploaded a few images from the likes of Gráinne Maher and her, Pluck & Devour collection. My standard fashion and beauty images, fashion illustrator, Kerrie Hess and a sneak peek into my personal life. ♡

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Hope you’re all having a great week. I’m looking forward to yet another long weekend! 🙂

Don’t forget you can follow me on Instagram

Nx

Best of 2013: Event: My ‘Hills’ Moment

Working within the fashion industry is amazing and leaves me with an unbelievable feeling of determination, motivation and happiness. I’ve been writing all about the latest trends, events and purchases for a while now and I wanted to expand my experience within this industry. Please welcome Grainne Maher. For those of you who have been living on another planet, Grainne is a fabulous milliner and jewellery designer who has her very own concession, Pluck & Devour, at the House of Fraser.

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Having dreamed of working within the fashion industry all of my life, I was over the moon when an opportunity to assist Grainne backstage at the Arthur Cox fashion show at The Merchant Hotel came up.

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Photographer: Kirth Ferris

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It was brilliant to get a sense of how things work behind the scenes of a fashion show. It was so fun dressing the models and helping various designers such as Una Rodden throughout the evening. I was assigned to help dress the beautiful Tiffany Brien, former Miss Northern Ireland 2012. It was great working with her and seeing first hand how much hard work models put into each show.

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The show was hosted by the fabulous Cathy O’Conner who regularly styles editorials for TV3′s Xpose and style fashion features and make overs on ‘Ireland AM’. It was a joy to be in the company of such a strong and inspirational woman.

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I had an amazing time at the fashion show and I’m excited to continue styling and assisting in future shows. Thank you to Gráinne and the rest of the girls for having me along. ♥

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Hope you all have a great weekend.

Nx

 
 

 

Cafe Vaudeville Sparkles on their 8th Birthday

A few weeks ago, myself and a friend, headed to the fabulous Cafe Vaudeville to celebrate their 8th birthday party. Dressed to impress in our finest, we headed to Belfast’s hottest cocktail bar for a night of dancing.

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Diet Coke appointed fashion designer Marc Jacobs as their creative director in their 30th Anniversary year and the Louis Vuitton designer created three looks that captures the style and spirit of each decade. The three styles consisted of: a tuxedo for the 80’s, a hot pink dress for the 90’s, and a stripy look – from one of his own designs – for the 00’s. For this very stylish occasion, fashion stylish and blogger, Katrina Doran, recreated the three looks that he designed.

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Speaking to Katrina about the event, she said: “To recreate the tuxedo look for the 80s I gave the look an update for AW13 and used a pair of gorgeous brocade cigarette pants from Biba as my tuxedo trouser – a black jacket by Linea, a silky white shirt from Pied a Terre and switched the bow tie for an embellished collar to give it a party feel.”

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“I also did a second look with Rebecca to show how to use a simple square silk scarf to create a super-cute pussycat bow look. Simply fold in half to form a triangle – then fold again and again until you have a long strip about two inches wide. Tie around the neck in a bow and fan out the fabric to create the bow effect!”

To get the 90s hot pink dress look, Katrina emphasised that: “Something in magenta is essential! I dressed Carys in a hot pink and purple colour block dress by Mary Portas and styled it up with a colour pop Ampersand necklace from Pluck & Devour.”

And finally, Katrina gave us some info on her third style:  “My stripy look included a body con striped mini skirt by Pied a Terre and while I could have clashed more stripes on top – as it was a birthday party I was gave it a sparkly kick with an embellished bomber jacket worn over a green Ted Baker shirt.”

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If any of these fabulous styles, make your heart skip a sweet beat, then pop on down to the House of Fraser, Belfast, where you can treat yourself this season.

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Amongst the lovely guests, was fellow FABB blogger, Rosanna from www.silverbrogues.wordpress.com. I’ve never met someone as adorable as Rosanna, I loved her chic style and of course, she was wearing a Pluck & Devour butterfly statement necklace. I had a great night with her.

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The fabulous and talented Pluck & Devour designer, Grainne Maher, was also in attendance with family and friends, along with the glowing Vita Liberata ladies. It honestly was such an amazing evening, I was loving the tunes that the DJ was playing, from old school beats to today’s chart topping songs, the event sparkled from head to toe.

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For my outfit, I decided to keep things classic so I wore my figure hugging black, cream and white dress from Warehouse. I bought this a few months back, but, this was my first time wearing it, I don’t usually opt for quite a figure hugging look, but, I’m so happy that I did. I loved how comfortable the dress was, and I paired it with a deep red lip and black court heels.

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Thank you to the FABB, Katrina Doran, Diet Coke, and of course, Café Vaudville to throwing a great birthday bash. ♥

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Nx

OOTD – Shopping Spree

Just a very quick OOTD post for today. Spent my afternoon shopping, bought some amazing purchases that I’ll upload soon!

I decided to wear my River Island dress that I got from Christine from http://www.dollshouseblog.wordpress.com at her Fashion Souk stall. 🙂

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I wanted to switch up my look so I turned the dress into a shirt and wore it with my demin jeans and berry ankle boots. 🙂

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I kept my accessories to a minimum and only wore my Pluck & Devour heart charm bracelet. ♥

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Hope you all have a great weekend.

Nx

My ‘Hills’ Moment

Working within the fashion industry is amazing and leaves me with an unbelievable feeling of determination, motivation and happiness. I’ve been writing all about the latest trends, events and purchases for a while now and I wanted to expand my experience within this industry. Please welcome Grainne Maher. For those of you who have been living on another planet, Grainne is a fabulous milliner and jewellery designer who has her very own concession, Pluck & Devour, at the House of Fraser.

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Having dreamed of working within the fashion industry all of my life, I was over the moon when an opportunity to assist Grainne backstage at the Arthur Cox fashion show at The Merchant Hotel.

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Photographer: Kirth Ferris

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It was brilliant to get a sense of how things work behind the scenes of a fashion show. It was so fun dressing the models and helping various designers such as Una Rodden throughout the evening. I was assigned to help dress the beautiful Tiffany Brien, former Miss Northern Ireland 2012. It was great working with her and seeing first hand how much hard work models put into each show.

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The show was hosted by the fabulous Cathy O’Conner who regularly styles editorials for TV3’s Xpose and style fashion features and make overs on ‘Ireland AM’. It was a joy to be in the company of such a strong and inspirational woman.

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I had an amazing time at the fashion show and I’m excited to continue styling and assisting in future shows. Thank you to Gráinne and the rest of the girls for having me along. ♥

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Hope you all have a great weekend.

Nx