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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, 2 March 2018


"Fashion, turn to the left
Fashion, turn to the right
Ooo, fashion
We are the goon squad and we're coming to town"
~ David Bowie

Few things look better with a pair of jeans than a Bella Freud cult knit; her jumpers are quite simply the coolest, most stylish, most rock and roll of all jumpers. The Designer draws her inspiration from some of fashion and music’s most enduring and iconic stars, from Jane Birkin to David Bowie to Anita Pallensberg, and the result is a brand that, season after season, produces fashions most coveted jumpers.

This bright, sunshiny yellow sweater is from Bella Freud's AW17 collection. One of her best ever collections, it was full of unexpected colours for that time of year, ballet pink, and sunshiny yellow; gorgeous knits that slip effortlessly into every modern girls wardrobe. This fantastic colour brightens up even the most gloomy Winters day, and the 'Fashion' intarsia emblazoned across the front is me to a tee.

I teamed my jumper with a new pair of jeans. I can't believe I have found another pair that fits me so well. J Brand has become my brand; it is the one brand I know will work for me every single time. I'd been searching for a lighter blue denim and this pair is perfection. They have that low-rise I always look for (I have a short torso so high waisted jeans will never look good on me), and distressed details throughout, for a well-worn look. They are technically a cropped style but being such a shortie the jeans are the perfect full length on me. No alterations needed at all!

This bright, cheery ensemble is very easily dressed up or down. I kept things relatively laid back though, by adding a pair of 60s inspired flats by UK brand Ops & Ops, and the most coveted sunglasses of the season from Rayban.

Get The Look:
Jumper: Bella Freud 'Fashion' Jumper in yellow (similar here and here)
Photos: Jason Connery ©

Monday, 26 February 2018

Hey You With The Red Dress On

"I said hey you with the red dress on
I gotta find a way to take it off
I got a lot of love and it's growing strong
When I see you with your red dress on
You in that red dress
You in that red dress"
~ Magic!

I've been busy shopping the sales and this scarlet gem was, hands down, my best bargain. It was a difficult dress to find as it was from Vivetta's SS17 collection, but I searched and searched and I found it, in my size, and at a fraction of the original price. It was kind of meant to be, right? Needless to say, I snapped it up!

I wasn't surprised to read that classic children's Fairytales were the inspiration behind Vivetta's collection. Every piece told a story, make-believe characters came alive on the catwalk, creating a fashion fairytale that reawakened childlike imaginations.

This Victoriana, Red-Riding-Hood-esque dress with its unconventional vintage feel was the standout piece for me. It has a decadent, costume vibe, without it ever feeling like fancy dress. Flouncy ruffles and frills create a whimsical, ethereal charm that softens the dramatic Victoriana edge created by the high neckline and square bib front.

I feel very ladylike when I wear it. I feel like a character from Downton Abbey or a scarlet clad Handmaid from The Handmaid's Tale. I move differently in it; I am suddenly more graceful, more elegant, more lissome. It is a fairytale dress that will turn heads wherever it is worn.

Get The Look:
Dress: Vivetta Red Ruffle Bib Midi Dress (similar here and here)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik 'D'Orsay' Peep-toe Shoes in zebra (similar here)
Photos: Jason Connery ©

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Wardrobe Hibernation

“Fire, blankets, your arms,
They all bring warmth to my cold self.
Fire too hot to touch, blankets wrap me up,
Comfy, cosy, your arms, home.”
~ Michele M Diaz
I was curled up on the sofa reading a fashion magazine, when my eyes were drawn to a big, bold headline; ‘Get Ready For Wardrobe Hibernation Mode’ it stated, and I shuddered at the very thought. But then it slowly dawned on me; I was already there. I was sitting on the sofa wearing sweatpants, a slouchy top, and sneakers. I am slap bang in the middle of Wardrobe Hibernation right now, and do you know what? It’s bloody wonderful! The evenings are darker, the temperatures have plummeted, so who on earth wants to chill out at home in fancy clobber and high heels? The fashion pack are slipping into the cosiest, most comfortable, off-duty-wear, and they’ve never looked more cute.

Amsterdam based label Zoe Karssen, with its irreverent twist on leisurewear, is the leader of the pack where laid back casual cool is concerned. Set up in 2010, the Brand captures a pop-culture aesthetic and a rock and roll edge with its easy-to-wear tops and sweatpants, outspoken graphics, and lively lettering.

This long sleeved top is cut with a classic crew neckline and accented with funky green leopard print sleeves. Featuring an eye-catching 'Live Wild, Flower Child’ slogan to the front, this piece is the perfect match for the black, slouchy sweatpants with their sparkling green lurex cuffs and bold stripe detail to each side.

I finished off my Hibernation mode look with a pair of classic Golden Goose sneakers. Casual, cool, and artfully distressed, they have the look of an old favorite with none of the wear. I feel so comfortable I might never come out of wardrobe hibernation!

Get The Look:
Top: Zoe Karssen Live Wild Flower Child Top
Trousers: Zoe Karssen sweatpants with lurex cuff
Shoes: Golden Goose Sneakers in grey (also similar here and here)
Photos: Jason Connery ©

Monday, 12 February 2018

Daisy Dream

“Oh Daisy, please don't be blue.
The sunshine that I feel from you
Warms my very soul right through.
And I have dreams to spare.
Do not leave your chair
Just close your eyes
Drink the skies
And hold my hand.
Together we will rise
To walk upon the air.
Then Daisy, you will understand”
~ Kevin East  

Another day, another Rixo London dress; my love affair with this fabulous brand is showing no signs of abating. The ‘Abigail’ dress is our first peek at what Rixo has to offer in their much anticipated Spring/Summer collection. A silk, mini-length, wrap dress, it screams laid back boho glam. It is a dress that makes you look good with absolutely zero effort, and the ‘Daisy Dream’ print is as Springy and as Summery as it gets. ‘Abigail’ makes the cold, snowy weather of New York seem like a million miles away, and it was a joy to wear in the LA sunshine.

I styled pretty ‘Abigail’ with a scarlet bag from my favourite handbag designer, the wonderfully talented Nadia Minkoff. The ‘Richmond’ midi tote has been a bestseller since it launched back in 2015, and has reappeared, reimagined in different colours, season after season. This is my second one; the first, a neutral, goes-with-anything shade of cognac. Made of fine, grainy Italian leather, with a raw suede interior and double handmade leather tassels, it really is the ultimate arm candy.

The pointed-toe, crackled metallic leather, ‘Darla’ mules (the perfect Summer shoe) by Michael Kors completed my laid-back, sunshiny, LA look to perfection.

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Photos: Jason Connery ©

Friday, 26 January 2018

Get Your Sparkle On

“Get your sparkle on,
Show this world where you belong
All it takes is a little faith
Believe it
Get your sparkle on,
Listen to your heart,
And feel it beatin' strong
When you're in doubt,
Glitter it out
Every time”
~ Unknown

If you normally save your sparkles for Christmas and New Year, then get ready for a big change, because decadence is officially back and doesn't care what time of year it is. The S/S18 Catwalks have been awash with shiny, twinkly, glittery detailing, proving that sparkles can be worn any time, any place, anywhere.

I’m no stranger to a shiny sequin (see here and here), and when I saw this sexy, shimmery little number from Nicole Richie’s House Of Harlow brand (an exclusive collection for Revolve), I had to have it. It screams Studio 54 and the heady days of 1970s disco. Unapologetically glamorous, this all-over embellished dress, with its deep V neckline and sky-high hem, is a dazzling piece to wear on those extra-special going out out nights.

More is definitely more this season, it’s time to shimmer and sparkle, so embrace the trend, and shine bright like a diamond.

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