Tuesday, March 30

Pics from Awear's student lock in......

Awear hosted a fab night last week rammed with students on a mission to find a bargain, drink yummy free bulmers Berry, listen to top choons spun by Phantom FM's beautiful Michelle Doherty and avail of 30% off Awears latest gorgeous creations.
What wasn't to love?
It was elbows at the ready at 6pm with throngs o stylish ladies streaming through the doors for a night of everything girly.
I managed to nab a very sparkly 'goes with everything'sequined cardi which I will wear all summer, an extreamly 'Chung worthy' ditsy polka dot skirt and a brilliant black jumper dress.
If that wasnt enough we were all treated to nifty Awear goodie bags on the way out with excellent freebies from HotPress, Rockstar Tan, Paperchase, Red Bull, Starbucks, Gosh Cosmetics and far to many other exciting bits and bobs to mention.

Cork ladies are next in line for the royal treatment with a big event planned for 21st April in Awear's Patrick St Store. Celebrating the arrival of GOSH, Paperchase & the fab new Attic destination upstairs! With cool sounds planned from Clare O’Dwyer at RED FM......sharpen your elbows and dig out your flats ladies..........

In the meantime, here are some snaps from the Henry Street student lock in.

Thanks to Awear and keep an eye on www.awear.ie for upcoming promotions xx

Monday, March 29


Apologies for the lack of recent posts, Ive been celebrating my birthday, milking it for close to a week now.

I promise to be back very very soon. x

Tuesday, March 23

I love her look - Deborah Harry

“I feel one of the things I brought to rock and roll was that sort of movie star glamour and image, and that's what always fascinated me. I always wanted to be that blonde, glowing woman on film, and it was sort of automatically thrown at my feet -- and I went with it.”
Debbie Harry

(a lot of images I know but I love her dearly)

H! by Henry Holland

Debenham's latest deasigner collaboration, this time with with Henry Holland has just gone on sale on line and there are so many brilliant pieces to choose from.

Henrys ticked all the trends in his own signature unique and fun way.

Its said that he took his inspiration for the collection from 90s flick (and work of genius in my eyes) Clueless, and this is so apparent with vibrant clashing colours, florals, checks 90s grunge and vibrant graphic prints bursting from the collection.

All pieces seems to be at really reasonable pricepoints too.

The collection is available on line from the link above and in stores soon, as I write im not entirely sure what irish stores will stock it but rollon payday I say!

Saturday, March 13

Scoop Foundation

The SCOOP (SAVE CHILDREN OUT OF POVERTY) Foundation is a charity organisation dedicated to raising funds for the education of underpriveledged children in the developing world. Set up in June 2009, the SCOOP combine music and the arts with fundraising and charity. Next friday the 19th is the official launch.
An exciting night featuring some of Irelands finest musical talent have joined forces with those st The SCOOP Foundation to celebrate the coming of The SCOOP.....
We, at The SCOOP Foundation, are proud to announce the launch of our website, www.thescoopfoundation.com, and the benefit concert we're running to celebrate it so.

The new site will be the heart of the SCOOP universe. We hope it will also be an interactive forum, a space for supporters to get feedback and updates on the projects they are supporting or funding. It will also be a place for them to express challenging ideas and have an input into the organisation. Constant updates, photos, videos and classroom reports will demonstrate the progression of the projects and programmes. It will also all our latest news on events, fundraisers and other such SCOOP developments.

Ahead of the launch, MD Andy Sweeney says: “Our aim for the SCOOP foundation is to create a hub and platform for others to get involved and play a part in changing the lives of the children and the schools we support. We will strive to take on visible and effective projects (schools, workshops etc) at grass roots level, and work hard to generate lasting trust and relationships.

“Getting our website up and running will help fulfill our aim of becoming a trustworthy, transparent and innovative organisation. We see the website as an invaluable tool in showing people how funds are allocated and more importantly, how necessary they are to the children in these projects."

The SCOOP Web Launch Concert:

The SCOOP (Save Children Out Of Poverty) Foundation will launch their new website thescoopfoundation.com in the Academy, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, on Friday 19th March. The event will take place from 8pm – 3am, with tickets costing €12.

Celebrating the web launch, the SCOOP will present an unforgettable line up of some of Ireland’s best indie-rock acts and DJs. The event, taking place over two rooms, will host Choice Prize and Meteor Award nominee Valerie Francis and the Choice Music Prize winner Adrian Crowley. His album ‘Season of the Sparks’ was voted as the best Irish album of 2009 and he scooped up the award last Wednesday at a ceremony in Vicar Street.

There will also be performances from The Gandhis, Le Galaxie, The Scribble Sound System featuring Little Tree, The Ambience Affair, as well as Dublin Hip Hop/RnB legends MC Ophelia and Red Square; singer-songwriter Ann Scott; Robotnik, two-piece act Bare Audio and new comers Jobot. DJ’s on the night will be Today FM’s Alison Curtis, Jon Averill and Galway’s 110th Street playing a rare Dublin show.

Entry on the door is only €12. Over 18's. I.D. required

We hope to see there and meet you in person, tis going to a fun night! The SCOOP's journey is only beginning, and we hope you can join us somewhere along the way.

Much love,

The SCOOP Foundation

Thursday, March 11

Treats in store from A Wear......

It’s time to wave goodbye to a season of sequins & shoulder pads as spring at A|wear returns with a nostalgic retro Americana vibe titled ‘Dakota Blue’. Denim rules the roost for spring but it’s denim with an A|wear twist…relaxed separates from waistcoats to oversized shirts and the trusty faded blue jean. Choose from easy to wear snap-front ditsy floral shirts, cut off waistcoats and relaxed jackets in rugged or faded denim. Borrowed from the boys, waistcoats and logo tees are customised & feminised creating a look with lots of tomboyish and girly charm.

CEO of A|wear Annmarie Flood says, “It’s time to lift the mood on the high street, spring has officially arrived & holidays are on the way. Dakota Blue is inspired by the everyday girl…..fun, easy to wear, relaxed pieces, reigniting our passion for all things with a feminine touch. Simple striped dresses, delicate floral tee’s & reinvented denim are all key to this look. A prevailing new gentle on the eye colour palette also makes a comeback…..pastels, honey, khakis & jersey grey are all essentials. As with every A|wear collection, each piece is designed with the price conscious customer in mind, with dresses starting from €30, tee’s from €8 and blouses from €25.”

All pieces featured in the shots below are now available in store and on www.awear.ie

Also,Watch out for the fab new GOSH make up concessions across selected stores followed by everyones favourite stationary brand Paperchase.

And if thats not enough, carrying on from the massive success of their 15% student discount launch just last year with Republic of Loose, On 24th March (6pm – 8pm), A|wear Henry St will be hosting an exclusive lock- in event for students.

All students on the night will be treated to:

• 30% off A|wear’s fab new collections
• A live DJ set by Phantom Fm’s Michelle Doherty
• Yummy free drinks courtesy of the new Bulmers Berry...mmmmm!
• Makeovers courtesy of the GOSH cosmetics style team
• Free goody bags for the first 200 guests to register (this is one goody bag you don’t want to miss with free gifts from A|wear, GOSH, Bulmers, Red Bull, Hot Press plus lots more!!)

There are just 400 places up for grabs so to get your name on the list, simply drop an email to the kind peep's at party@awear.ie with your full name & college details…it’s really that simple!

You'll know if you’ve made the list by Friday 19th March.

All students must have a valid student card to gain entry on the night

I'll be there on the night to check it out and take some snaps and report back, looking forward to it!

Tuesday, March 9

Finds from Lookbook - Inspiration

High Fives to all.

photos from Lookbook.nu