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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

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Trick Or Chic

Happy Hallowe'en! We will be celebrating with friends tonight & although we won't be wearing fancy dress, it seems only right to mark this special day in some way. So, I will be wearing the Casper Skeleton Print Mini Dress by Daisy Street; the perfect Halloween dress to get your spook on!

The dress, in a flattering body-con fit, is made from a fish-net style mesh material and features a white skeleton print to the front, a round neck line, long sleeves, a slinky sexy mini length and it simply slips on.

To complete my Hallowe'en inspired look for this sneaky little shoot, I styled the dress with my favourite black Christian Louboutin studded shoes, a cool skull clutch and an Autumnal berry lip.

Wishing you all a very magickal Samhain!

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Meet The Boyfriend

I hate shopping for jeans. I can never find a pair that fits me properly and I always come home empty-handed & utterly disheartened. It's right up there with bra shopping! But, I wanted a pair of boyfriend jeans, so there was nothing for it; I took a deep breath, ate some chocolate for Dutch courage & went jeans shopping! My first stop was my local Donna Ida store.

Donna Ida is the brainchild of self-confessed denim addict Donna Ida Thornton. She opened her first store in Chelsea in 2006 and there are now four fabulous boutiques and an online store. Donna Ida is regarded at THE place to go to get the perfect pair of jeans. And let me tell you, they didn't disappoint! The lovely girls listened closely to what I was looking for and advised that a true 'boyfriend' style would drown someone as little as me. They suggested a relaxed 'skinny' style, in a size larger than I would normally wear. They immediately produced three pairs of jeans that at least looked perfect. So far so good. I tentatively entered the changing room and believe it or not, the very first pair I tried on was absolutely spot on!

'The Roller' jeans by Current/Elliott are everything I was looking for in a boyfriend style; the perfect relaxed (rather than sloppy) fit, a low-rise (I have a short torso so this is vital for me), rolled cuffs & a distressed denim in a great mid-blue colour. The ever so slightly tapered leg works particularly well on my skinny legs and I simply couldn't be happier with them!

For their very first outing, I styled the jeans with my favourite t-shirt; 'Philou' by Parisian brand Maje. Cut for a boxy fit, the tee features rolled short sleeves, a cotton back and a silkscreened Tiger print front. It goes with everything and I will be wearing this cool top until it literally falls off my back. I added simple Jimmy Choo heels & a black skull embossed clutch for an effortless, laid-back look.

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Top: Maje 'Philou' T-shirt (similar)

Friday, 18 October 2013

I'll Cover You In Flowers

I am having a deep and meaningful love affair with High Street store Zara at the moment and it is showing no sign of abating. My most recent purchase (in the sale, yaay!) is this beautiful floral dress; it is so pretty, it makes me smile every time I look at it! We were at a wedding a few weeks ago & I wanted to wear something a little bit different to the usual strapless cocktail dresses that most wedding guests seem to favour and this dress was perfect!

In a figure flattering pencil style, it features three quarter length sleeves, zip closure to the back, a sexy split at the back of the skirt that shows a subtle flash of leg as you walk and a gorgeous, colourful floral print against an ecru background. Because of the cut of the fabric, the position of the flowers varies on each dress, making each piece quite unique.

I wanted to keep my look very simple and classic so I teamed my pretty flowery dress with a great pair of black Jimmy Choo pointy court shoes, an Ally Capellino clutch bag and a bright red lip.

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Battle Born

I've only recently become aware of terrific Australian brand Cameo The Label and I have very quickly become a huge fan. Launched in 2010, the brand now has a cult following all over the world. Cameo Designers Kathryn Forth and Siham Elmawey combine their love of drawing & dressmaking and visual art is always at the forefront of their minds as they create the label's bold, polished collections.

Their 'Battle Born' skirt  has already achieved iconic status in the fashion world; it is a cool, modern take on the classic denim skirt. Featuring a mid-high rise with uneven panels, made from durable denim with a vintage finish, it is one of those wonderful pieces I know will be wearing forever.

I styled it with a great white t-shirt I bought online last Summer from Donna Ida. The cut-out shoulder detail and the glimpse of a tanned shoulder takes the outfit from casual to just a little bit sexy! It's the perfect tee and goes with every pair of shorts, jeans, trousers and skirt that I own. I wear it a lot!

I finished my look off with a red satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Co and the coolest shoes on the planet, the studded 'Pigalle' pumps by shoe God Christian Louboutin.

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Thursday, 3 October 2013

Snapshot: Emma Manley Dakota

Snapped Wearing:
Dress: Manley 'Dakota' Horse Shoe Dress in pink
Shoes: Karen Millen Stacked Heel Ankle Boots (similar)
Bag: Cambridge Satchel Co. Classic 11” Satchel in red
Sunglasses: Chanel Bow Sunglasses