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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, 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 ©

Thursday, 30 November 2017

More Self Love

"Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me."
~ Maya Angelou

PSC-brand is the gift that keeps on giving. I recently blogged about one of their perfect white t-shirts (here), and their pink 'Buy Me A Drink' sweater (here). When I saw the brands similar 'More Self Love' version of the sweater, I couldn't resist snapping it up!

As cosy as it's pink counterpart, the cream jumper has already become a staple in my wardrobe. It looks great teamed with short skirts, jeans of all shapes and styles, and is absolutely perfect worn with cool denim cut-off shorts on a cool summer evening.

I love the message on this sweater; 'More Self Love'; it is my new moto, my end-of-year resolution, and I will wear it emblazoned close to my heart, so that I don't forget it.

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Sweater: PSC-brand 'More Self Love' Jumper (similar)
Jeans: Current Elliot 'The Roller' Boyfriend Jeans (similar)
Photos: Jason Connery ©

Friday, 17 November 2017


"She never danced, not in the open
But once she closed her dark blue eyes
She was the centre of the party.
She heard the sounds of all the laughter
Glasses full or being filled,
She was the princess of the non-existing empire
Of the wallflowers that blossom on an extraordinary day"
~ Peter Heerings

A lot of my fashion dreams have come true recently; from getting hold of an almost exact replica of a vintage outfit I'd seen Kate Moss wear years ago (here), to wearing extraordinarily beautiful dresses on the red carpet at film premieres (here and here), it's fair to say that it's been a pretty exciting time on the fashion front. There was however, one fashion dream I never could have imagined coming true. I never thought I would get a second chance to own the one that got away; my Gucci dress of dreams.

A glorious floral masterpiece, the dress first appeared on the Gucci catwalk in Fall 2015. It was so far out of my price range, and sold out so quickly, that all I could do was gaze longingly at pictures of it and dream of wearing it. And then, two years later, the great Alessandro Michele reimagined some Gucci classics for an exclusive 20-piece collection for Net-a-Porter. In doing so, he inadvertently made my fashion dream come true.

There, amongst the beautiful pieces emblazoned with Herons in flight, the 19th century tapestry prints, the Dionysus bag and the Ace sneakers, was my floral Gucci dress. This time I didn't hesitate, I snapped this beauty up before I could even take a breath! Everything about this dress is everything I love in a dress; the floral print, the rich red colourway, the loose 70s inspired silhouette, the fluttering pleated ruffles. It is, to me, the perfect dress.

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Dress: Gucci Floral-print silk-georgette mini dress (similar here and here)
Photos: Jason Connery ©

Friday, 3 November 2017

Studio 54

"At studio 54, they’re waiting at the door
Can't get in - just can’t win.
This is New York by night, this is New York by night
So get ready for the time of your life"
~ Dennis Parker

Donna Ida Thornton’s 1973 Collection was inspired by the year she was born, and features retro styles with Californian vibes and soft, feminine styling. '73 was a pivotal year; it was a time of technological innovation, unique styles featuring bright, bold colours and patterns. It was a time of change across the political landscape, and great diversity in popular music. It was a time of individuality, when beautiful people partied the night away at the now infamous Studio 54.

Vibrant colours, inspired by the 70s disco look, feature on this aptly named 'Studio 54' noir cashmere knit. The fabulous sweater, with its loose fit, subtle balloon sleeves, and 6 colourful lurex stripes on the right arm, is a great modern take on a retro look. The off-the-shoulder detail gives it just the right amount of sexy and sweet.

Have fun styling the 'Studio 54' sweater with skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, leather trousers, and cute skirts of all shapes and lengths - it goes with everything. I teamed it here with my favourite denim skinnies, and dressed it up a notch or two with great heels, and a beautiful embellished bag.

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Photos: Jason Connery ©

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Double Yellow Lines

"Double yellow lines
By the side of the road
Yellow lines will carry
Me home, yellow lines by the
Side of the road take me
Home tonight"
~ The View

Matching sets and coordinates; the very thought of this tricky trend might send shudders up and down your spine. It may conjure up terrible images of your Granny in her twee two-piece outfits of yesteryear. Trust me however, wearing one print or one colour head to toe might seem like a big fashion faux pas, but a matching top and bottom is the fuss free way to dress to impress; it's all about matchy-matchy.

Ireland's Emma Manley showed us how to rock this potentially tricky trend beautifully in her SS17 collection. This bold coloured, buttery soft leather mini skirt is a guaranteed attention grabber no matter what it's worn with, but pair it with the matching sunshiny yellow leather tee, and we're talking cool, effortless style with a capital S.

I added a casual, dressed down edge to my co-ord set with a great pair of flat mules by French brand L'intervalle; I've been wearing these Gucci inspired slip-ons with everything, and I can't recommend them highly enough. An embellished Manley bag, to compliment the navy detail on my top, was the perfect finishing touch.

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Friday, 6 October 2017

Serene In Green

"Green is serene.
This colour of nature
resurrects in early spring
to paint our landscape again,
from drab brown to soft fern haze."
~ Unknown

My school uniform was green. I wore it every day for most of my childhood, so when I reached adulthood, there was a long period of time when it was the last colour I would choose to wear. Thankfully I have long outgrown that silliness and I now love to wear green. This sage green beauty by Manley is a firm favourite.

Versatile 'Tabby' can be worn as a mini shift dress or a sleeveless jacket for layering, making the styling potential endless. Made from textured silk, it features bottle green leather inserts with scalloped edges on the pockets, shoulders, and down the length of the back. Each leather strip is embellished with hand cut flowers in green, silver, pink, and yellow. 'Tabby' comes in pink or green colourways, and with or without the embellishment.

I'm wearing the green, embellished 'Tabby' as a dress for this post. I styled her with the Valentino shoes of dreams and a cute feathery clutch bag.

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Bag: ASOS Feather Clutch (similar)
Photos: Jason Connery ©