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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, 12 January 2018

Bird Of Paradise

“Saw you flying by
Flash of Turquoise Blue
I just had to try
To keep your life in view
My bird of paradise
Sweet bird of paradise”
~ Snowy White

This gorgeous dress was a Christmas present from some very special people. And what a gift! Casual and chic, the luxe linen dress is embroidered with pretty flowers, and embellished with tiny beads and sequins in pale blues and golds, that perfectly compliment the sage green colour. It's a classic shirt style, with a detachable string belt that is finished off with fun, handmade tassels.

It's a beauty alright, and the perfect outfit to wear in breathtakingly beautiful Bahamas, where we enjoyed a very magical Christmas. I wore my dress strolling on golden sandy beaches, paddling in turquoise seas, and eating in exquisite restaurants, and I will wear it every time we return to the Bahamas.

The brand, Calypso St Barth, is new to me, but has for over 20 years been the hottest Resort-wear retailer on the planet. God knows how I missed it, but miss it I did. Better late than never though, right? Wrong. Here's the catch - Calypso St Barth has literally just gone out of business, and are, as we speak, dying an unfashionable death in the bankruptcy court. The only good thing to come from this is that they are currently selling what remains of their stock with 40-50% discounts (only in store - unfortunately their website appears to be down as far as online shopping is concerned). So, I shall be seeking out my nearest Calypso store asap, and stocking up on all the classic pieces I'm hoping they still have in stock!

RIP Calypso, I might not have known you for long, but I will be wearing you for a lifetime.

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Dress: Calypso St Barth ‘Ditara’ Embellished Linen Tunic Dress (similar)
Photos: Jason Connery ©

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Through His Eyes

“In this fake world, with his love so true
And him always by my side, it feels so good..
False images everywhere, world full of lies
I see my true self in his enticing eyes.... “
~ Rohit Sharma

Photos: Photos: Jason Connery ©

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Friday, 5 January 2018

Disco Daze

“Disco daze
Dance with me
Zone out in a trance with me
It’s like nothing even matters
Spinning in the haze
Turn the music up
We’ll get lost in a disco daze”
~ Darien Martus

“Disco days will never die, not with 'Coco' by your side” say Rixo London about the hero piece from their latest collection. Inspired by the heady days of 1970s discos, the dress is the perfect, full-on party look to dazzle in this season.

Made from a lightweight nude tulle, 'Coco' is embellished with sparkling sequins in candy shades that cascade from the boat neck to the midi hemline. The long billowy, blouson sleeves, side slits, and semi-open back that reveals just a hint of skin, literally screams glitz and glamour.

I wore Coco on New Years Eve in New York and I felt like a million dollars in such a head turning number. The compliments were flying almost as high as my confidence. There is nothing understated about this showstopper; it has party season written all over it, and is quite literally the dress of dreams.

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Bag: Dirty Fabulous Vintage Clutch Bag in ivory (similar here and here)
Photos: Jason Connery ©

Friday, 15 December 2017

To The Moon And Back

“I would blow you a kiss from the star where I sat,
I would call out your name to echo through the vast.
Thank heaven for you and to God, tip my hat,
From here to the moon and back.
And I'll spend forever just proving that fact,
From here to the moon and back”
~ Willie Nelson

I fell deeply in love with every single piece in Rixo London's Autumn/Winter collection. I was already waiting with baited breath for next Summers offer from the brand, and was overjoyed to find out that they were launching an unexpected (for me anyway) Resort Collection before that, just in time for Christmas! I was even more overjoyed to discover that this collection would be their first to include their new extra-small and extra-large sizes. No more alterations required!

Embodying the season's East-meets-West mood, the kimono-inspired 'Iris' dress was my first dip into the Resort collection, and indeed my first try of the new sizes (XS is perfect for me!). Mini in length, the dress has a figure flattering wrap front, breezy bell sleeves, and a hand painted print of moons, clouds, and constellations that is outlined with white piping. It is absolutely dreamy, and perfect for the Holiday season.

I styled it with a very special coin necklace from Irish brand Chupi. The coin is cast from an original Irish farthing from the 1940’s that Chupi found in her grandmother’s sewing box. In the early 1920’s the first Irish coins were designed by a committee headed by the legendary poet W. B. Yeats. Renowned artist Percy Metcalfe was commissioned to design a series of beautiful coins inspired by Irish wildlife. This one is illustrated with a Woodcock, one of the most common birds in the West of Ireland.

A favourite pair of cream Christian Louboutin heels, and a classic black Nadia Minkoff clutch finished off my look perfectly.

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Shoes: Christian Louboutin ‘Mad Mary’ Studded Mary-Jane Shoes in cream (similar here and here)
Photos: Jason Connery ©

Friday, 8 December 2017

Seeing Stars

“You've got me seeing stars brighter than ever
Shining just like diamonds do
I know that in time it could be all ours, brighter than ever
Your love is such a dream come true
I know, I know, I know I need you”
~ Borns

I’ve been waiting to get my hands on Manley’s Autumn/Winter collection since the middle of Summer! It’s finally here, and oh boy, was it worth the wait. The collection is Manley at its absolute finest; colours abound with a rich palate of aubergines, oranges, and hot pinks taking centre stage. The classic Manley styles are back and have been reimagined in these dramatic new shades, and with bigger, bolder prints. New styles steal the show, with longer length skirts, matching twin-sets, and embellished bags I want in every single colour. It wouldn’t be Manley of course without leather and studs galore. It is a magnificent collection.

The ‘Sadie’ shirt is my first purchase, and it’s not hard to see why I love it so much. Made from woven silk, with a buttery soft metallic leather bodice and collar, it is covered all over in the most beautiful celestial star print. I am quite literally seeing stars!

I styled it here with my favourite skinny jeans and a pair of Chloe boots I have wanted for the longest time. I hummed and hawed over the rather hefty price tag, and the sizing being more than a bit off (I went down two full sizes to get a perfect fit) but I have to say, I will never ever regret investing in the now iconic ‘Susanna’ boots. They go with absolutely everything, they are so comfy I could be wearing slippers, and they are quite simply cool as feck.

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Photos: Jason Connery ©