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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 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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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

Mike Lawrence ©
Phill Griffith ©

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Friday, 23 December 2016

To Winter

"Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Away from here,
And I shall greet thy passing breath
Without a tear.
I do not love thy snow and sleet
Or icy flows;
When I must jump or stamp to warm
My freezing toes"
~ Eugene O'Neill

I've been spending a lot of time in Scotland in recent months, and at the moment, the temperatures there are gloriously Baltic! Such cold weather calls for a pretty hardcore jacket to keep a girl warm, and you simply cannot go wrong with a classic Puffer jacket. This wasn't always the case however; once upon a time, a Puffer jacket, despite being impossibly warm and snug, was a great big fashion no-no. These days, thanks to high-end brands like Canada Goose, and fashionistas such as Olivia Palermo and Emma Stone donning the out-doorsy cover-up, the humble Puffer has been catapulted to iconic status.

This one from high street favourite Topshop ticks all the boxes for me; it is affordable, warm, practical, and surprisingly chic. The jacket has a linear quilted detail, with heavy-duty zip and popper fastenings to the front. The fit is sleek and flattering, and the removable faux fur trimmed hood adds further comfort, and a rather luxurious touch.

Dropping temperatures and Artic conditions simply don't stand a chance against the cozy, insulating powers of the mighty puffer jacket!

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