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A moment I wish I could go back to. Three years ago I was in a breathtaking Spanish town for my brother’s wedding. It was my first time visiting Nerja and I spent two glorious week’s drinking a large amount of alcohol, jet skiing (I thought a flat fish was a sharks fin) and exploring the gorgeous little town. The entire family were there and we celebrated the wedding in style. It was honestly one of the best trips and I would love to rewind time and go back to that moment. 

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Best of 2014: Fashion Event: Una Rodden

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

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

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