|The pack of four! Myself and the other three stylists: Gavin Norton, me, Laura O' Brien & Róisín Flanagan.|
Morning all! Last week, I took part in one of the most exciting days of my life; I was chosen as one of four lucky stylists, to style eBay.ie's first European online fashion show. Myself, Gavin Norton, Róisín Flanagan and Laura O'Brien were chosen out of over a hundred entries to style the show. It was such an honor and shock to be picked, I was terribly excited. I've wanted to style for years now, but have found it quite difficult to break into the styling world per say. This show was a great opportunity for me to showcase my work, and to get my name out there. The show was held in the stunning Smock Alley Theatre last Friday, and hundreds of people attended including eBay, media peeps, bloggers, family, friends and fashioninstas alike. The show was streamed live online, where hundreds of people from all over the world tuned in to watch.
Each of us stylists were given budgets of €500 each to spend on six different looks on eBay.ie. We were also given three themes to work by: Printastic, Sports Luxe and Tea Party. I spent hours upon hours online choosing my outfits, and I was thrilled with the end results. My Printastic outfits consisted of a Topshop leopard-print maxi dress, teamed up with black Lita-style shoes, a clashing Aztec print clutch and drop cross earrings. My second outfit was a knock-back to the 50s, with a cute Versace for H&M shirt tied in at the waisted, paired with vintage Levi shorts, a vintage headband and low-cut check-print Doc Marten shoes. The Sports Luxe theme was definitely the most challenging for me, seeing as I rarely wearing sporty outfits myself. My first look was a royal blue maxi jersey dress, teamed up with leopard-print flatforms, a maroon American Apparel- style hoodie and an oversized gold chain. The second look was my favourite overall from the show, and I've received some amazing feedback in regards to it; the outfit was an Iron Maiden t-shirt, paired with baggy grey tracksuit bottoms, low-cut Doc Marten shoes and ghetto fabulous gold heart hoops. It was very 90s, and very edgy! The last theme was quite easy for me to style, as I tend to go for a Tea Party vibe to my own style. My first outfit was the most blatant "Leanne" outfit of the bunch; a 50s-style polka dot blue dress, leopard-print flatforms and an oversized pink bow. My last outfit was a Topshop floral playsuit, matched with nude flatforms, gold drop earrings and Lolita-style red heart glasses. Overall, I adored each outfit and would wear them all myself. Each theme challenged me personally, and I've opened my eyes to trends I may have looked over in the past.
The show went so well, and it was completely overwhelming to hear my name being called out and to strut my stuff down the catwalk along with the other stylists. The amazing Darren Kennedy presented the show, and we were each interviewed by Ireland's best fashion show Xposé and upcoming online show VaVaVoom. Photos of us were taken of us for various publications and sites, so I'm dying to see them in the next few weeks. Thank you to all who attended and watched online, I had such a blast an hope to do it all again soon - watch this space!
My outfit for the show
Jacket // Zara
Necklace // Topshop
Crop Tee // American Apparel
Skirt // Asos
Lita Shoes // Shoe Rack
|Photo courtesy of entertainment.ie.|