Monday, March 30, 2015

Vodafone DIT Young Designer Fashion Show 2015 - Semi-Finals Review

Last week I was invited by Vodafone to check out their ever-so famous DIT Young Designer Fashion Show semi-finals in the beautiful Smock Alley theatre. 22 Irish designers displayed their immensely unique creations under the title 'Cultural Fusion'. Students came from all over Ireland to showcase their talents; from my very own NCAD in Dublin, to Griffith College, LSAD and more. It was truly exciting to witness the incredibly high standard of emerging talent coming from our shores. 

I was lucky enough to test out the new HTC One M9* handset for the night to snap photos off and as you can see from the below, they turned out pretty snazzy! It's usually really difficult to take decent shots of models during catwalk shows so I was genuinely surprised at how clear they came out and how quick it was to snap, edit and post to Twitter after each look. 
My personal favourite designs from the night were Colton Mc Guirk's 'Parisian Pillars' (pictured above, left) - it reminded me of Victorian mourning dress, which instantly drew me in, naturally. I also adored Magdalena Galica's sportswear-inspired look 'Move.. Back To The Roots' (pictured below, centre) and Emma Gannon's 'Ground Zero American History Past And Present' (pictured below, left). It was so interesting to see everyone's take on 'Cultural Fusion' and the mix of different inspirations from all over the globe.
The semi-finalists were whittled down to a final 10 by the uber-fab judges on the night; Brendan Courtney, Bairbre Power, Jules Fallon, Umit Kutluk, Maria Fusco and Lou Conlon. It'll be exciting to see who wins next month, although each designer is a star in their own right. 

The Vodafone DIT Fashion Show final will be held on April 14th in Vicar Street. Tickets are priced at €20 (or €15 for students) and you can buy them online here. Net proceeds of the show will go to the wonderful Jack & Jill Children's Foundation. I'd highly recommend anyone interested in fashion, blogging or design in general to try and attend as it's an amazing experience to see Irish budding designers' creations in the flesh. See you there!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

OOTD feat. Young London & Paul's Boutique

CLICK TO SHOP: Denim jacket* - BooHoo | Sweater* - Young London | Shorts - Urban Outfitters | 'Slingin' boots - Jeffrey Campbell | 'Crude' glasses* - Cheap Monday @ Specsavers Ireland | 'Lauren' bag* - Paul's Boutique | Hoop earrings* - H&M

Photography - Sarah Hanrahan


Monday, March 23, 2015

OOTD feat. Urban Outfitters & Daniel Footwear

CLICK TO SHOP: Mesh crop top - Monki | 'Salem' bra* - UNIF @ Urban Outfitters | Belt - Vintage | Trousers* - Cooperative @ Urban Outfitters | Fishnet socks* - Stone Fox | 'Piccadilly trainers* - Daniel Footwear | Earrings* - Urban Outfitters | Sunglasses - Quay (similar here)

Photography - Sarah Hanrahan


Monday, March 16, 2015

OOTD feat. Stone Fox & Alice Takes A Trip

CLICK TO SHOP: Faux leather bomber jacket* - American Apparel | Bee oversized boyfriend jumper* - Alice Takes A Trip | Loose tee* - Urban Outfitters (similar here) | Tennis skirt* - Stone Fox | Choker* - Stone Fox | Trainers* - Nike Air Max


Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Big Blogger Sleepover

During London Fashion Week, myself and my blogger gal crew decided to shoot some candid-style pics during one of the nights we all had our dream "sleepover". We stayed in the fabulous Citizen M hotel - and FYI: the rooms can change colours. Myself and Kayla were forever amused by this.

I had two outfits changes on the night - from my band tee x fishnets x stompers combo (the usual at a sleepover, ahem) to my favourite set of comfy pj's from BooHoo. I'm not a sexy/ skimpy pyjamas person, I love anything lose, baggy and soft. The 'Sleep All Day' set is amazing.

(You can shop the looks at the end of the blog post via my widget so make sure your AdBlock is switched off to see it!)

Korn top - Kayla's (thanks bae) | Hellbound platforms - UNIF | Scrunchie - New Look

The amazing folk over at Papa John's sent us 5 boxes of pizza and sides to chow down on. Various photos emerged online of me hugging said pizza boxes. We were in a serious food coma after.

'Sleep All Day' pyjama set - BooHoo* 


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

London Fashion Week BooHoo Blogger Shoot - The Rainbow of Hair

There are many, many amazing things that come my way through blogging and one of the greatest sides to this crazy little world is meeting some of the most creative, like-minded and amazing individuals - and being able to call them my friends. During London Fashion Week this season, myself and five of my close blogging pals were put up in the amazing Citizen M hotel by BooHoo and two majorly exciting group photoshoots were arranged featuring Boohoo's key items for SS15.

This photoshoot was based on all of us as a whole group, but as individuals too. We all share similarities style-wise and blogging-wise, whether it be our love for grungy leather jackets or coloured hair (evidently) but we all have our own unique twist and this photoshoot celebrated our differences as well as our similarities.

It was amazing to collaborate with these girls and the amazing photographer Oscar May for this. We stomped around Somerset House, arm in arm, and were proud to fly the flag for the alternative and quirky bloggers of this ever-growing industry.

You can shop everyone's key BooHoo pieces via the widget at the bottom of this post (make sure your AdBlock is switched off to see it). Thanks so much for the amazing engagement and feedback on the photos we've all posted on social media and blogs throughout the last week, it was truly an amazing experience and a weekend I'll never forget.

(To see my individual outfit shoot from this day, click here.)


Monday, March 2, 2015

OOTD feat. Fashion Pills & Dr. Denim

CLICK TO SHOP: Denim jacket* - Fashion Pills | Sleeveless faux leather jacket* - Missguided | Grey crop sweater* - American Apparel | Lace bralette* - Fashion Pills | 'Solitaire' high-waisted jeans* - Dr Denim |  'Charlie' scarf* - Dr Denim | 'Black trainers* - Vans | Sunglasses - Quay (similar here) | Crystal necklace* - Sticks'n'selfies | 'Bunny Hop' chain - Marc by Marc Jacobs