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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, 20 July 2018

It's Da Bomb!

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening”
~ Coco Chanel

The iconic bomber jacket first appeared in the 1950s as military clothing, designed to keep Pilots safe and warm in their cockpits. In fact, it has had the most successful crossover to civilian wear of any utilitarian piece of clothing ever.

It has been through a number of evolutionary stages over the years and even became a style emblem for many youth movements, Skinheads in London, Punks in America, and the Americana subculture in Japan in the 60s and 70s. Legendary actors such as James Dean, Marlon Brando and, more recently Tom Cruise, and Harrison Ford wearing the style on the silver screen, has helped seal its fate as a timeless wardrobe essential.

A light bomber jacket is the perfect Summer cover up and whatever your budget, whatever your style, there is one out there for everyone; embroidered, sequinned, leather, plain, colourful, there are a myriad of different styles to chose from. This vibrant, tropical print one by Irish designers, Rant & Rave is, hands down, the best one I’ve seen all season.

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T-shirt: Whistles Seam Back Tee in white (similar)
Photos: Photos: Jason Connery ©

Friday, 6 July 2018

Rainbow Connection

“Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side
Rainbows are visions
But only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we've been told
And some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see
Some day we'll find it
The rainbow connection
The lovers, the dreamers, and me”
~ The Muppets

This Summer is all about colour; from 70s inspired tees, to swimsuits, bags, jumpers, dresses, even technicolour hair, fashion is unashamedly going over the rainbow. I mean why wear one colour when you can wear all the colours of the rainbow?

You all know by now how much I love a Rixo London dress; well this one, from their SS18 collection, might just be my favourite Rixo dress ever. Adorned with hundreds of tiny sequins in bold, bright, rainbow stripes, a mini length, with long, cuffed blouson sleeves, this sparkly number is the perfect way to pay homage to the glitz and glamour of the 1970’s. ‘Ava’ is quite literally the mini dress of dreams.

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Bag: Nadia Minkoff 'Newington' Clutch in pony black (similar here and here)
Photos: Jason Connery ©

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Frock 'n' Roll

“Love, dreams, music, revenge, rock, leather, beer
And a certain actor's eyes
is all my head can think of.
Tired out from rocking out to New York dolls
and watching movies all night...”
~ Unknown  

I knew I wanted to wear a Scottish Designer on the red carpet at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, and it didn’t take me long to find one of Scotland’s finest, Mairi McDonald. And what a find she is! Mairi’s eclectic designs have a youthful, laidback, effortless feel; dishevelled for a rock ‘n’ roll edge, but with a very high standard of craftsmanship involved in every single magnificent piece.

The dress I chose to wear on the red carpet is from her Off Duty collection; named after a rock 'n' roll legend the beautiful silk kimono style ‘Richards’ dress exudes elegance with an edge. The print is hand drawn and digitally printed onto silk. It is inspired by Scottish Paisley pattern, Indian Henna and Moroccan interiors. It’s such a wearable, versatile piece, the perfect event dress to stand out from the crowd effortlessly, and equally fabulous with a pair of flip flops on a beachy holiday.

Just to make absolutely sure that I did indeed stand out from the crowd, I teamed the dress with the most magnificent headpiece by renowned Irish Milliner, Laura Kinsella. Where do I even begin with this beauty? Reminiscent of sacred geometry (universal patterns used in the design of everything in our reality), it is a true work of art. I felt like a Princess wearing it. My fabulous Nadia Minkoff clutch, believe it or not, was packed full of cold and flu pills and potions, as I was absolutely dying with a dreadful lurgy that was doing the rounds in our neck of the woods! Even that couldn't dampen my spirits though; it was a magical night.

I finished my look off with my very own handsome Prince by my side! Jason was a Juror at this year’s film festival and he looked so handsome in his kilt for the Opening Night Gala. He wore his family tartan, Ancient Hunting Maclean of Duart. I must give a huge shout out to Sandy and the team at Slaters of Edinburgh for making this fantastic, bespoke outfit for him. We were both very proud to be wearing Scottish at the 72nd Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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Headpiece: Laura Kinsella Bespoke Headpiece
Bag: Nadia Minkoff London 'Newington' Clutch in pony black
Jason’s bespoke outfit: Slaters of Edinburgh
Photos: Ivon Bartholomew, Brian Anderson and Jane Barlow ©

Friday, 18 May 2018

California Dreamin'

“All the leaves are brown,
And the sky is grey.
I've been for a walk
On a winter's day,
I'd be safe and warm
If I was in LA.
California dreamin'
On such a winter's day”
~ The Mamas & The Papas

Stoned Immaculate Vintage is one of the best loved online vintage stores. Filled to the brim with hugely covetable pieces from the 1960s and 1970s, it is a treasure trove of fashion’s very groovy past.

It came as no surprise in 2015 when, off the back of such success, founder Chloe Chippendale partnered with designer Elliot Hans to create her own ready-to-wear collection of retro-inspired pieces. Called Stoned Immaculate: The Label, the line was created in the canyons of Los Angeles, and echoes California's golden era. Drawing inspiration from old photographs, books, and films, the Brand creates designs that will undoubtedly become future vintage treasures.

The hero piece from their latest collection is this retro, 1970s style sweater. Reminiscent of a beautiful California sunrise, it gives a playful nod to the decade’s effortless glamour, and is the perfect remedy for those lingering Winter blues.

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Shoes: Golden Goose Superstar Leather Sneakers in grey (similar here and here)
Photos: Jason Connery ©

Friday, 4 May 2018

Green Piece

“The dawn was apple-green,
The sky was green wine held up in the sun,
The moon was a golden petal between.
She opened her eyes, and green
They shone, clear like flowers undone
For the first time, now for the first time seen.”
~ D H Lawrence

This is the second piece I’ve bought from Rat & Boa (I blogged about the very beautiful ‘Anja’ dress here), and even as I ordered that dress, I knew I would go back to get the equally gorgeous ‘Margeaux’ jacket at some point. Cut from luxurious, textured silk, this tuxedo style robe features a beautiful Oriental print set against a bold, emerald green background. It’s the perfect layering piece, and the Designers really hit the nail on the head when they described it as “part Bourgeois, part vintage dream”.

A wearable, eclectic, very cool piece, it can be worn open for a laid back look, or the belt can be tied to add structure, for a more sophisticated look. It’s something I can wear with denim shorts in the Summer (my favourite way to wear it), or I can throw it over a little black dress for a seriously sexy date night outfit.

I kept my look very simple here; I teamed the jacket with black skinny jeans, a black tee, an embellished Manley bag, classic black Louboutin heels, and a fantastic initial necklace by Irish jewellery brand Edge Only. The result is a cool, modern look, that gives a little nod to the 70s boho vibe I love so much. It’s the perfect daytime, nighttime, anytime look.

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Photos: Jason Connery ©