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Hi! I'm Fiona, an Irish girl living in the UK. Lead singer in rock/pop band Alter Ego, I have a passion for fashion and great music! I own far too many clothes and some very cool photographers take photos of me wearing them all! I hope my blog reaches people who share my obsession with fashion, style and beautiful things! Thanks for stopping by! Fx

Friday, 10 March 2017

Neon Lights

"Baby when they look up at the sky
We'll be shooting stars just passing by
You'll be coming home with me tonight
And we'll be burning up like neon lights"
~ Demi Lovato

Known for his quirky, cool designs, Markus Lupfer's sequin lips sweaters are the stuff of dreams. I've wanted one for as long as I can remember, so I can't even begin to explain the joy I felt when I opened my present from the lovely one on Christmas morning and saw this neon pink beauty!

American Vogue’s Contributing Editor Sarah Mower, hit the nail on the head when she said, "Markus Lupfer’s very clever in making his sequin sweaters an item with a bit of a cult following, that draws followers from a really surprisingly broad customer-base. His sweaters strike such a great balance between easy and dressed-up, and witty and smart; they are pieces that make people from teenagers to grown ups smile and feel good in them almost anywhere.” Featuring ribbed trims, multi-coloured sequin lips to the front, and a dipped back hem, his gorgeous knits can brighten up any outfit.

I styled mine with a great pair of distressed skinny crop jeans.They are brand new, but have a very cool broken in look. I especially love the raw, frayed edge on the bottom hems. I finished my outfit off with nude heels and a fantastic pink embellished bag.

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Wear Me Like A Sweater

"Wear me like a sweater,
Close to your heart.
Wear me like a sweater,
So I can hear the rush of your pulse in my ear"
~ Pluie D'ete

It has been well documented in this blog how much I love Bella Freud sweaters. Stylish, cool, cozy, lush, versatile - they are simply perfect sweaters. I'm not sure I have enough of them to justify calling my little hoard a collection, but my BF jumpers are much loved, and worn often.

This one is my favourite. Inspired by Patti Smith, and the early New York punk scene in the 70's, this 100% pure merino wool knitted jumper features the brands now iconic '1970' ivory motif to the front; it is slim fitting, with a ribbed crew neck, hem and cuffs, and, best of all, it is the most wonderful, vibrant shade of red.

I styled it here with a fabulous pair of jeans by denim Queen Donna Ida (the best sale bargain ever), a great pair of silver Camilla Elphick ankle boots, and a very cool, backpack by Nadia Minkoff. The grey bag compliments the colour of the boots, and finishes the look off perfectly. As practical as it is beautiful, the Brixton bag has very quickly become my go-to bag. It is the perfect size to take on a plane, to accompany me on my regular jaunts into London, and it's cool enough to funk up any outfit.

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Winter Florals

"It was a happy thought to bring
To the dark season’s frost and rime,
This painted memory of spring
This dream of summer-time"
~ John Greenleaf Whittier

Florals don't have to be worn exclusively in Spring and Summer, and it has been such a delight to see the catwalks awash with dark, moody floral prints throughout the Autumn/Winter season. Usually set against backgrounds of black or navy, Winter florals fall somewhere between girly charm, and gothic glam.

I'm not usually quite so matchy-matchy with my clothes, but I couldn't resist this terrific two-piece by New York based label W118 by Walter Baker. Famed for designing versatile basics with a high-fashion twist, they have taken a softer approach to the trend, with flowery silks and soft silhouettes.

This cool two-piece is covered in brightly coloured blooms set against a dark, black background; the crepe de chine trousers are high waisted, with an elasticated waist, a wide-leg fit, and cropped length. They have slant pockets to the front, and you all know how much I love a pocket! Paired with the matching cold-shoulder, cropped length top, this is a dramatic and edgy look.

A simple pair of nude shoes were the finishing touch to an outfit that beautifully shows how dark florals can be the perfect remedy for the gloomy, winter weather that will soon be upon us.

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Top: W118 by Walter Baker Cropped Floral-Print Crepe de Chine Top (similar here and here)
Trousers: W118 by Walter Baker 'Edna' Cropped Floral-Print Crepe de Chine Wide-leg Trousers (similar here and here)

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Girl In Purple Dress

"Girl in purple dress, you are thin.
Skin, white yet fogging blue,
like the shadow, of the Moons glow, on the back porch,
where a Spanish uno rosa, is pink petal-less.
Girl thin moonshine purple dress,
you are the winter abandoned rose,
which I still reminisce,
just like sidewalks, roads, and windows, do, after it rains"
~ Savio

Purple is my favourite colour. Sitting between red and blue on the colour spectrum, it symbolises magick, mystery, spirituality, the sub-conscious, creativity, dignity, and royalty. It is said that if you surround yourself with purple, you will have peace of mind, so today I am literally wrapping myself up in this gorgeous, opulent colour!

I'm wearing Gucci. Purple Gucci. I am wearing the purple Gucci dress of dreams, and it really doesn't get much better than that in my little fashion world. A very beautiful, wonderfully chic lady gave me this dress. I'm lucky enough to be the same size as her, and I am so happy to become the next part of the story of this stunning piece.

Made from a silk jersey material, the dress features long sleeves, a gold zip to the back, and soft draping and ruching that will flatter any figure. The front frill and deep V-neckline immediately elongate a shorter frame, and the perfectly placed brooch detail draws eyes to a sexy flash of cleavage. A nude pair of heels adds length to tanned legs, and an oversized clutch in the same flesh coloured tone finishes this glamorous look off to perfection.

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Dress: Vintage Gucci Drapped Dress in purple (similar here and here)

Monday, 2 January 2017

The Picture Fails: Blog Outtakes

"She would have her picture taken.
She came dressed beyond description,
Dressed in jewels and in satin
Far too gorgeous for an empress.

Grand, heroic was the notion:
Yet the picture failed entirely:
Failed, because she moved a little,
Moved, because she couldn't help it."
~ Lewis Carroll

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