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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

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Eastern Promise

I bought this gorgeous Winter Kate dress as a gift for a friend's birthday. I was sure that buying it a size too big for myself would stop me from keeping it. It didn't. I adored it from the moment I unwrapped it and immediately made an appointment to see my trusty Tailor! 

He practically had to remake the dress to make it fit; the sleeves had to be tightened and shortened and it had to be taken in by inches literally all over the body! He did a sensational job as you can see as it fits like a dream now.

I paired it for a night out with Alexander Wang peep-toe wedges and a colourful Matthew Williamson gold enamelled, glass insert bangle. I added the House of Harlow gold headpiece at the very last minute so a few more photos had to be hastily taken to show you that! You know how much I love a 70s look! 

The lipstick is the elusive 'Morange' by MAC. I tried for months to get this bright orange lipstick; it's definitely not for the faint-hearted as it really is bright but oh my word I love it! I especially love how it clashes with the dramatic turquoise colour of this gorgeous dress. 

God only knows what I will buy my friend for her birthday now but at least I have something very cool to wear to her party! Har har!

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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Flirty Florals

Don't get rid of your florals just yet folks, as the trend is set to continue this Summer with another massive dose of flower power!

Dear ol' Blighty has suddenly gone from Winter to the most glorious Summer in the blink of an eye and when the sun comes out, the legs come out; them's the rules! I live in shorts & playsuits in the Summer, they have become my Summer uniform so you'll be seeing lots of shorts posts on here if the glorious weather continues! 

This cute, floral playsuit by Kiwi Designer Rebecca Taylor (from her S/S09 collection), has become one of my go to outfits when the sun comes out. With its fuchsia & purple print, gorgeous ruffle trim, deep v-neck and seductive lace-up tie, it immediately gives off a fun, flirty, girly vibe. It is absolutely effortless to wear.

I have styled it here with my tan Reiss sandals, the perfect Summer heels, & my ever present Tiffany trinkets.

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Shoes: Reiss 'Cedar' Shoes (similar)
Jewellery: Tiffany & Co.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Déjà Vu

I know I know, I have only just blogged about these Isabel Marant jeans but they are totally amazing & therefor worthy of a second post! I wore them out the night after my birthday & thought you might like to see how they looked with a different top. 

I bought this gorgeous Kymerah silk top when I was in New York last September & it has become one of my most worn tops ever as it literally goes with everything. It has 3/4 length sleeves, a sexy chiffon panel at the back and is a little shorter at the front due to it's flattering dolman shape. The top can be dressed up, dressed down and can even be chucked into the washing machine and worn time & time again without having to go near an iron!

The black leather belt is by Twenty8twelve. I bought it such a long time ago & I wear it all the time. T8T do the best belts, this one looked vintage from the off and just gets better with age.

The red lipstick I'm wearing is a new one by MAC. It's from their 'Hey, Sailor!' limited edition collection and is 'inspired by the glam of vintage pin-up girls'. It is a satin, creamy lipstick so quite different from the matte reds I usually wear and I adore it! 

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Shoes: Jimmy Choo 'Eros' pumps (similar)

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Isabel Marant

It was my birthday yesterday (Happy Birthday to meeeee!) & I am wearing the amazing presents I got from my wonderful Husband; an incredible pair of Isabel Marant jeans and a fabulous layered, asymmetric chiffon top by Irish Fashion Designer Emma Manley.

Isabel Marant is the go to Designer for paired down Parisian cool and her designs are chic, effortless and so easy to wear. I instantly fell in love with the funky graphic feather print on these skinnies, the tonal black & white colour palette makes them incredibly versatile. My Husband actually bought them last December; they have been lying beautifully wrapped in our spare room since then & I have been going crazy waiting all this time to wear them!

He bought the Emma Manley chiffon top at Bow, a gorgeous Boutique in Powerscourt Town Centre, when we were in Dublin's fair city last week. It took me forever to choose which colour I wanted (it is available in nude, lime green & Windsor blue) but I finally chose the blue as it is almost the same colour as my eyes!

I styled them with classic Jimmy Choo pumps (a pointy toe shoe looks so cool!) and my favourite Tiffany silver cuff. 

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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Feeling Blue

I've had a lot of messages asking me about the blue dress I wear in my main Blog photograph and a lot of requests to actually blog about it; so here you are, I hope you enjoy!

As soon as I heard that Dannii Minogue (#girlcrush) was teaming up with her best friend Tabitha Somerset-Webb to design a range of clothing, I went into Fashionista meltdown! Project D didn't disappoint and this blue/grey graded silk chiffon 'Jingle' dress (from their Holiday 2010 Collection) is unquestionably one of my favourite dresses of all time!

With its spaghetti straps, cleavage flattering sweetheart neckline & full, flouncy skirt (which I flounce out even more with a black tulle underskirt!) it never fails to make me feel 100% red carpet ready. All I need now is the red carpet!

I paired it for a recent band Photoshoot with my Manolo Blahnik 'Sedarby' Zebra-print d'Orsay shoes. I first saw these gorgeous shoes gracing the feet of Carrie Bradshaw in the first Sex & The City Movie and I knew I had to have them. On a trip to New York the very first place I went to was the Manolo boutique to see if they had them. They had one pair left, in my size... I was obviously meant to have them!! 

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Dress: Project D 'Jingle' Dress
Photos: Lauren Brockes & Phill Griffith 

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Cool Britannia

Temperley London is one of the most distinctive, recognisable brands in contemporary British fashion and their timeless, feminine designs continuously grace red carpets & Royal events worldwide.

ALICE by Temperley, their fabulous  diffusion range, provides a more accessible, purse friendly collection with a younger Temperley wearer in mind. This red & white, polka dot dress was my very first purchase from the diffusion range and it's cool, flirty look is very typical of the brand.

In keeping with the Cool Britannia theme, I have paired it with the cutest 'Tea & Cake' necklace by London based jewellery designer Nadia Minkoff. Her quintessionally British designs all have a delicious boutiquey, vintage inspired feel to them. Check out the website, you will fall in love!

I have added a playful, rock & roll edge to this look with my Jeffrey Campbell 'Lita' shoe boots; I am absolutely obsessed with these boots & am currently wearing them with everything!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


I have tried to buy a pair of the towering 'Lita' platform shoe boots by Jeffrey Campbell ever since they first appeared on the fashion scene. But every time I saw them online or in store, in NYC or the UK, the smallest size was always sold out. A couple of days ago however, I spied a pair online in my size & I nearly did myself an injury rushing to get my credit card!

Named after Lita Ford of the infamous 70s band The Runaways, they are definitely a marmite shoe; if your style is more conservative or ladylike, you won't love them. But if you're into a funky, edgier look, they are definitely the shoe for you! 

Only just over a year old, the Lita has already reached cult status and is now available in every colourway, style, pattern & design imaginable; leather, shaggy, fur, studs, patchwork, denim, suede, pony-hair, glitter, the list goes on. And on. Even with their 5 inch wooden heel and 2 inch platform sole, they are actually surprisingly comfy & very easy to walk in. This funky, versatile shoe looks great with everything from skinny jeans to shorts, skirts, maxies and short Summer girlie dresses.

I have styled mine with a gorgeous maxi dress by Winter Kate & and a necklace by House of Harlow for an edgy, boho look.

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