Beauteous British Fashion Awards

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Hello my darlings!

Happy mid-week energy fade! Hope you're all going well and haven't been working too hard. Just in case you're a little bit tired I have a short post for you today. 

Yesterday The British Fashion Council celebrated some of the UK's most influential fashion icons at the British Fashion Awards. And of course the level of style was at total 10 out of 10 as is obligatory when this amount of fashion masterminds come together. 

Lets get the ball rolling with some of the lucky award winners!

Alexa Chung was awarded the over all British Fashion Award and who could argue with that. With all the wonderful Chanel looks this model comes out with it's a definite yes. 

J.W. Anderson won the Emerging Talent Award for the Read-to-Wear category. I'm not surprised seeing how his collaboration with Topshop went down such a treat.

Manolo Blahnik is the winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Jonathan Saunders was awarded the Emerging Talent Award for Menswear. 

Roksanda Ilincic and her Red Carpet Award.

Nicholas Kirkwood won the Accessory Designer Award.

Possibly one of my favourite designers Erdem Moralioglu and his award for the New Establishment. 

The beautiful Cara Delevingne won the well deserved Model Award a big achievement for this charismatic young lady. 

Stella McCartney struck gold with two awards, the Designer Brand Award and the Designer of the Year Award.

Out of all the red carpet fashion I have to say my favourite look was Rita Ora of all people. Perhaps because I love the dusty baby blue tones of the gown and perhaps because it was one of the few garments that wasn't completely black! Maybe the fashion leaders are trying to make black the new black?

Rita Ora - British Fashion Awards 2012 - Inside Arrivals

Over all the night seemed very splendid and glamorous making me wish I was there to see it all with my own eyes. None the less I can't wait to see who will be the winners next year.

Thanks for reading,

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Fashion and Children In Need

Friday, 16 November 2012

Hello beautiful readers!
 It's the glorious weekend again and what with numerous university open days and a pile of homework steadily contributing to my raising stress levels I know I'm in for a fairly hectic couple of days.

However I do so very much hope you'll all be relaxing yourselves this weekend to make up for my own general business. 

Today on BBC there is coverage of the 'BBC Children In Need' fundraising event to raise money for this brilliant organisation. Basically what Children In Need aims to do is to provide grants to  fund projects which help children with disabilities. 

One of the more interesting fundraising ideas was the auction off of Pudsey bears. Now these weren't just ordinary stuffed bears,no for this auction Pudsey received a makeover from top designers like McQueen, Mulberry, Victoria Beckham and Versace. Here's some of my favourite 'up-graded' Pudsey Bears.

Giles Deacon

Alexander McQueen

As you can see Burberry didn't pass up the opportunity to promote their ever classic mac.

How did Tom Ford manage to make even a teddy bear look incredibly classic and masculine?

And how can you not recognise Mulberry's Pudesy with his own personal mini satchel? 

And finally a very tropical creation from Balenciaga indeed. 

And it wasn't just the creative types to get involved with the makeover fun. A number of celebrities donated their own signatured Pudsey Bear to the cause. How utterly generous of them? The lovely Tom Daley, Jessie J, One Direction all donated their names to the cause. Now who wouldn't want a teddy to snuggle up to at night that had been once touched by the blessed hands of Ed Sheeran? 

This really is a wonderful cause so even just spreading the word about Children In Need would make a difference.

Hope you enjoy your last two days of freedom,


Glittering Glory

Saturday, 10 November 2012


Happy weekend all!

Hope you've been enjoying yourselves and celebrating the weekend. I've been up early helping out at school and after some lunch I thought I'd talk about this season's love of sequins!

As Christmas party dressing is making its appearance; glamorous, fancy, and sparkling pieces have been taking over the shops. And here are a few glittering pieces I'd like to get my hands on.

Firstly my love of 1920's flapper fashion has been awakened once again with this Shimmy Shimmy dress from Free People (my current favourite brand).


Another beaut from Free People is this uber glam crimson number.

Topshop have also hopped on the band waggon it seems and have created a number of sequined pieces to put you in that Christmas-y mood.



And if you those don't take your fancy then pop on to Asos to experience the sequin frenzy over there.

Image 1 of French Connection Sequin Skater Dress  Image 1 of A Wear Sequin Drape Jacket 

Image 4 of ASOS Panelled Leggings in Pink Sequins 

If you shy away from this flashy glam style of dressing why not accessorise with a be-sparkled bag or purse from Anya Hindmarch?

Ebenezer Purse - Satsuma Ebenezer Cross Body  - Emerald  Balthasar Flat Clutch  - Coal  
Marano Dancer  - Plum Marano Dancer  - Halo 
The sequin look is impossible easy to pull off and a perfect statement piece for both casual dressing or evening wear!

Thanks for reading,

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Topshop Supports Shelter Box

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Hello all and happy mid-week slump!

I come to you bearing news on a special Topshop collaboration.

As you all know from previous associations with Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and Age UK; Topshop has gained a reputation for giving back.

And so it was no surprise when Topshop announced they were doing a collaboration with the charity Shelter Box to raise funds to support the organisation's work. 

Topshop has come out with a selection of charmed bracelets available to buy online and in your nearest store. £1 of the proceeds will be donated to Shelter Box to support its work providing emergency shelter and aide to communities around the world that have been effected by disasters.

Check out some the pretty charms you can buy.



The bracelets are available online here and I would strongly advise you to buy one to help Shelter Box improve the lives of the unfortunate people who have been caught by disasters. I know I'll be sporting one soon!

For more information on Shelter Box just pop on over here.

Thanks for reading guys!

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Glas-vegas and Shopping Haul

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Hi everyone!
I know I know I've been a bad blogger and haven't written in so long but this week has be absolutely manic and stuffed with so many things to do I haven't been able to breathe! However I'm back now and ready as ever to get down to business. 

As some of you may know on Wednesday I popped over to Glasgow to visit a potential university with a friend of mine and had a grand old day which began at 4:30 AM and finished at 3 AM the next morning! Glasgow actually reminded me of Dublin a little bit primarily because it was cold and wet. But I did enjoy being over there and all the people we met were so lovely!

But of course you can't visit Glasgow without doing a spot of shopping which is why I've put together a little post about the latest pieces I purchased on Buchanan Street and also in Dublin during the last couple of weeks.

So without further adieu I give you the reasons why I'm currently financially broken.

 A super cosy jumper from H&M with lovely zip detailing on the back to make it more interesting.

This shirt is from the men's section in Republic and was a total bargain int the sale for £7!

This dress and play-suit below are both from Urban Outfitters on sale for about €30 each which is great value for UO.

I've been searching for a good pair of black leggings to go under long tops like this one here and I managed to find both at Topshop for under €30 each so naturally I bought both.


A pair of black skinny jeans are a staple piece for every wardrobe so I settled on a super comfy pair of Leighs from Topshop once again.

This Autumn I've become obsessed with big jumpers and this vintage-esque loose number caught my eye at H&M.

I've got to say this cardigan from Urban Outfitters is made of the softest material I've touched and feels great on. This was also in the sale for about €30.

I had a little shopping splurge on ASOS a while ago and splashed out for this lined parka to keep me warm in the Artic Winters of Ireland.

I really wanted to buy some accessories but it seems that I always end up spending all my finds on clothes instead which is a tad annoying but Topshop and Forever21 had some great pieces in for this season that are worth checking out.

That's all for me as I have to get down to studying some English poetry for a test I am not at all prepared for tomorrow. My plans to be a complete hermit nerd this mid-term break have fallen to pieces and I have to pay for all my galavanting and procrastinating tonight.

Enjoy the last of the weekend everyone and thanks for reading.