Now the weather has taken a turn I intend on going tights crazy. I love tights so to be honest it's not like I need the weather as an excuse, I wear opaques in summer. Henry Holland is once again ahead of the fash pack with his printed tights, check out the limited edition Citights range, available for approx €13 on tightsplease.co.uk, see link above.
My faves are the Paris tights but Im also quite entrigued by the LA tights with the Hollywood logo splashed all over them.
Guilt inducing impulse buys that you don’t wear (never wore!) taking up space in your closet?
You need SWAP TILL YOU DROP, a brand new, smart and fun fashion event that promises to work a wardrobe miracle turning your one-wear wonders into brand new gems all in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.
This unique event requires that YOU bring a selection of clothes, shoes and accessories that are just not getting the love they deserve, WE will ensure that you get to see everything available to swap in your size and go home with some great new looks.
SWAP TILL YOU DROP is the brainchild of Síona Ryan, who knows a thing or two about hosting a hot event, from her early days hosting the POD to Ministry of Sound and everywhere from Berlin to NY. Síona’s roots are in fashion, studying fashion design before pursuing a career in music, she recently returned to Dublin after many years working in the music industry in London as a marketeer and record label boss (her resume happens to include launching one of the worlds biggest bands - The Killers!) This lady has been responsible for the looks of many a budding starlet and knows how to turn a glamorous look quickly and efficiently (sometimes in small spaces, possibly while holding a cocktail!) and will be on hand to dispense advice on how to change your look and get the most out of the event.
Come and experience a feel good fashion day out with old friends and old clothes – with a guarantee that you will gain new fashion finds and friends, if you play the game right.
There will be many different facets to this high-octane event: savvy swappers will enjoy playing SPEED SWAP – just like speed dating but potentially far more rewarding (and without the risk of feeling cheap and dirty afterwards!). There will be a schedule of Speed Swapping by size (all sizes welcome) so that the serious swapper can really focus on the task in hand.
Take part in our STAR SWAP SHOW – on arrival, our team will help you choose the star of your collection and we will showcase it in our STAR SWAP SHOW which will be ongoing all afternoon. Think of it as a fabulous fashion auction without the price tag and watch the swap offers come flooding in …
Lastly for that extra fashion feel good factor, take a stroll through the TUNNEL OF LUCK (donation required). Our team of Fashion Fairy God Mothers will wave their wand over you, dispensing a host of accessories, up-styles, make-up and, if luck is on your side, brand new designer items. Anything can happen in the Tunnel of Luck…..
Renowned performance artist and stylist Johnny Blueeyes is confirmed to host our Star Swap Show. Johnny is the Creative Director of London Label, House of Blueeyes and favoured stylist of some of the world’s most flamboyant stars. Johnny has created unique styles for an impressive list of artists - Lady Gaga, Beth Ditto and The Gossip, Ana Matronic and The Scissor Sisters, The Klaxons and TheNoisettes to name but a few.
Dublin's own Julian Fallon; Director of 1st Option models and stylist extraordinaire will be directing style proceedings in The Tunnel of Luck - bestowing style advice and gifts. We couldn't hope for a more expert eye to tell us what we need! Kazumi's award winning hair stylist Jenni Crawford will be working her magic on the tresses of those who pass through the Tunnel - definitely worth having a bad hair day for! You will find more than luck in this tunnel……New pieces from Róisín Gartland and Deborah Veale.
Donations of pieces from John Rocha, Charles Jourdan, Diane von Furstenburg and a perky little pill box hat from Victoria Grant!
WIN WIN WIN! - On the day a chance to win your own photo shoot with The Secret Boudoir - http://www.boudoir.ie
As well as host of goodies from L’Oréal and The Nail Agency.
And if all this wasnt enough to have you setting up camp outside The Workmans Club until the big day, its all for a good cause...
The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association is dedicated to providing care for people with Motor Neurone Disease, their carers and families as well as supporting research into the causes and treatments of MND. MND is an incurable neurological condition leaving people unable to do the everyday things the rest of us take for granted, like walking, talking and swallowing which may become virtually impossible.
The IMNDA is a small organisation relying heavily on fundraising in order to continue providing vital services to the MND community; such as financial assistance towards home help, specialised equipment on loan and home visiting by an MND Nurse Specialist. Since its foundation 25 years ago, IMNDA has provided assistance to over
3,000 members, and has worked to promote a programme of integrated multidisciplinary care for the condition.
As the association marks 25 years of care and research, it is the perfect time to take part and give to this worthy cause
“One woman’s premenstrual purchase is another woman’s pièce de résistance”
The Workman’s Club
Wellington Quay (beside the Clarence Hotel)
Sunday November 7th, 2010
Doors open to register items for STAR SWAP SHOW at 1.30pm
Back in the 1970s Stephane Raynor and his iconic label Boy London provided punks and new romantics alike with exactly what they wanted. Now he’s back on the scene delivering a look that features clean design with bold logos made to be worn with attitude
Soooo readers, we meet again...................**cough, my apologies**
Im a sucker for collaborations and walking by the Mac Make Up Store on Grafton Street yesterday I was delighted to see that the long awaited Mac Venomous Villians range in collaboration with Disney has landed. They are super adorable and as much as I like to judge a book by its cover, its not all about the packaging - there seems to be a villians range for most colourings in the collection.
''Sleeping Beauty got her prince, and Snow White may have been the fairest in the land, but when it comes to classic fairy tales, good girls are so cliché. What really captures our attention are the vampy devilish divas that always manage to cast a spell over everyone they meet. In the spirit of the unabashedly cunning seductress, MAC Cosmetics has collaborated with Disney to created four separate colour collections that pay homage to a cast of characters who aren’t shy about being very, very bad. There’s the incomparable Cruella De Vil, the infamous London heiress hell-bent on obtaining one very couture fur coat; the jealous, aging supermodel that is Snow White’s Evil Queen; Maleficent, a snubbed evil fairy whose vengeance put Sleeping Beauty to bed without supper; and the devious Dr. Facilier, a hip, stylish voodoo king with a thing for frogs. Featuring a palette of pearlescent blacks, royal plums and rosy reds, you wouldn’t dare turn them down. It’s absolutely wicked.''
With product names in the range like Innocence Beware!, Heartless, Devilshly Stylish, Strange Potion, Toxic Tale and Bite of an Apple theres much to be excited about.
My favourites just from viewing them on line I suspect will be The Evil Queen's eyeshadow duos, the colours looking so rich in pigment are perfect for the colour blocking trend at the moment, they vey much seem to glisten in a certain light too so I'd imagine they are also very flattering.
Ooooh Ahh, shiny things etc....
The Wicked Ways and Devilishly Stylish lip glosses from the Cruella range also look worty of a try with everyone always searching for the perfect red for their lips, this looks like it might be a good 'un...
Mac Cruella Lipgloss in Wicked Ways
Also Im reckoning that Cruella and The Evil Queen are pretty much style icons this season fashion wise too, Capes and Fierce Fur coats.............A/W Howarye.
Modern day Evil Queens anyone?.......
And Ms DeVille's?........
All two toned hair, crazy headpieces and long gloves......
a long illness in my family that led to a berevement recently has kept me from Get your frocks off for some time now, for that I apologise but I wasnt really up for blogging...i shall slowly get back into the swing of things.
My lovely mum being the star that she is bought me a little present the other day to cheer me up. Everytime Im in BT's I go to the Alexander McQueen bag section and just hold this little lovely.....the security guys get nervous, I sigh and put the bag down.
so when she spied this little beauty in River Island she said it had my name all over it.....thanks Mum x
McQueen Skull knuckleduster clutch.........squillions of euro's
River Island knuckleduster clutch.........40 blips
So all has been quiet on the Get your frocks off front for a while now, many reasons contributing to this which I wont bore you with the details off.
So, while Im getting my act together I'll give you a sneak peak of the video for The Revellions new single 'sigh's'........shot and edited by my very talented boyfriend who just so happens to also play key's in The Revellions. Biast? Me??
The single is being launched in Ireland at The Retro Revival Club on August 14th in Sweeney Mongrels on Dame Street Dublin.
Normal service will resume as of now, promise.
Fashion designer Olympia LeTan has produced a series of 21 handbags that feature embroidered reproductions of first edition classic novels. The collection aptly named 'You cant judge a book by its cover' was inspired by the designers passion for collection old books. Each bag is lined in Liberty print, has felt applique and is embroidered with silk thread. Delicious.
The bags are currently on sale in Parisian powerhouse Collette....LOVE that shop. Last time I was there they were showcasing Barbie Dolls dressed by various legends such as shop regular Karl Lagerfeld. All kinds of ace.