Sunday, 14 October 2012

I (Used to) Blog Fashion

Endings. I don't dislike them; its their needless sentimentality that bugs me. All good things have an expiry date (to misquote Chaucer) and I Blog Fashion plans to take her leave while that 'BEST BEFORE' sticker still inspires confidence.  Before I hit the road, I'd like to say a big thank you to all my readers. It's been a pleasure having you. The archive will remain online if you fancy a browse of the back catalogue. Have fun...just don't drink the milk.

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Peter O'Brien for Arnotts

Irish designer Peter O’Brien launched his third collection for Arnotts last night at an exclusive in-store fashion show. The 28-piece capsule of fit and flare wardrobe staples remained true to his Gallic-inspired signature - albeit this season with an Irish twist.

Razor-sharp coats and pencil trousers flirted with swirling skirts and diaphanous blouses in fabrics ranging from Magee Donegal tweed to crepe de chine and boiled effect flannel. A palette of aubergine, ivory, camel, navy and black made for failsafe style anchors lending to an overall deliciously wearable offering. All items are available in sizes 8-16 and range in price from €150 to €495.

 Peter O’Brien for Arnotts –

Monday, 8 October 2012


Natalie B.Coleman - Sarah's Suitcase - SS13 from meandbe pictures on Vimeo.

Irish designer Natalie B. Coleman previewed her s/s 13 collection 'Sarah's Suitcase' at Paris Fashion Week recently. The collection is a personal diary, chronicling everything from her recent wedding to childhood holidays.  "I got married this year," says the Co. Monaghan native, "and I was daydreaming of more old fashioned times when people put a trousseau together, all their best clothes for a new life and I was imagining the idea of packing up a trunk with lots of fabulous clothes to create new memories in a honeymoon collection..."

Of the inspiration behind the collection she adds: "The butterflies symbolise spirits that come back to us so I decided to name the collection ‘Sarah’s Suitcase’ after my beautiful grandmother who passed away while I was working on the designs. The greyhounds were an inspiration because of their elegance and nobility in shape, my husband’s father also keeps racing greyhounds, so I used them as a model for my illustrations. One blue and one pink, for male and female, they have their tails wrapped around each other as they are in love. I love the omance of the greyhounds chasing butterflies as we used to when we were kids.The Oyster and Palm print is from my confirmation outfit which reminds me of some of the best summer holidays in Miami and `80s pastels and summer time and being a kid. So it is a story of someone packing up for an adventure fun and flirtatious with lots of tailoring detail and memories and an old fashioned palette of dusty sugary nostalgia."

Monday, 1 October 2012

Siopaella Advertising Campaign

Behold the second installment of Siopaella's advertising campaign. Don't you just love the bags and the posters of Stacey and Eider on the wall? Oh, and of course the gorgeous Louis. He's such a cuddle monster. I was feeling rather unwell last week and he provided great sympathy as only snuggly little doggies can. And check out his American Apparel hoody. So dapper!

Louis: "I give good cuddles."
 Photoshoot credits: stylist – Annmarie O’Connor; photographer – Lee Malone; make-up – Stephanie Sutton; hair – Ethan McLane; model – Stacey Haskins @ Morgan the Agency
Eider wears:vintage Adidas shell top.
Stacey wears: Rent-a-Tux blazer; assortment of chains including a Chanel brooch and earrings.  

Sunday, 30 September 2012

eBay Bargains

 ANNNNNND....the closet cull continues with vintage and highstreet goodies under the hammer. CLICK HERE for a piece of the action.

Blog Awards Ireland - Finalist

Blog Awards Ireland is nearly upon us folks. And guess what?  I Blog Fashion is a finalist in the Best Blog of a Journalist award!

I Blog Fashion joins Nialler9, Kate Katharina, Wise Words and the hilarious Aisling O'Toole of The Style Accountant. What great company! Thanks again for the nom. x

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Reality Bites: Ladies Day

Tune into RTE Two on Tuesday, 25th September for Ladies Day - the second installment in the Reality Bites series. Host and documentary maker Brendan Courtney delves into the culture of competitive dressing at Ireland's summer race season and issues me the ultimate style challenge. CLICK HERE for a sneak preview of how I fared against Galway's fashionable fillies. 

Reality Bites: Ladies Day; RTE Two 9:30 pm.