Sunday, 21 October 2012

Dressing for work and play: My looks to date on!

'Something Old, Something New'

This is the outfit I wore to the Leopardstown races. I was really excited to dress up ladylike. I teamed a white backless lace vintage dress, with vintage gloves a statement Sonia Rykiel black and gold jacket, detailed headpiece and caved platform heels. I won a whole 12 euro at the races! I placed a bet on 'King of Dudes'. I had a great time as the Saw Doctors played on site and my winnings bought me an icy mojito! Most of the style at the event was clinging to the last threads of Summer.

'Structured in the Summertime'

I like the pop of colour with the 'New Look' wedge platforms combined with the slinky texture of the maxi also from New Look. The cropped textured studded jacket is very versatile. I wore the jacket to the IFTA's in 2011 when I was working the red carpet. The statement piece from 'Ruby Rouge boutique' in Gorey has served me well and has been a wardrobe staple for important events.

Festival Frenzy '12

It is a very laid back look - lanyard, the ankle wellies are Vivienne Westwood, I love them. I wore Topshop print leggings and a Rihanna Tee to add to the colorful theme. I slicked my hair in a high ponytail (you can emulate this look by checking out Hairspray hair extensions) I threw on my trusty 1980's vintage levis jacket from 'Fresh' in Temple Bar, Dublin. I also wore chunky hoochie faux gold earrings to add a Miami beach dynamic to the look. Then I was good to go! A good, comfortable work look even in the rain. 

I was covering the Strawberry Fest for RTE 2XM & also for 'Lipstick Gossip'. My blog was sponsored by online fashion giant for the Strawberry Fest. Interviews from Bressie, Mikill Pane,  X Factor's Amelia Lily and finalist Marcus Collins, Maverick Sabre, Rebecca Creighton and many more can be found online. It was pretty cool to have them all in my hometown!

'Pacha Fever in Ibiza'

This is the outfit I wore to 'F**k me I'm Famous' by David Guetta in Pacha Ibiza. It was a very fun summery look teamed with florescent bangles a floral headband and killer pink spiked caved platform wedges. Myself and my sisters were in the VIP area trying (but failing) to seem nonchalant with David Guetta meters away. For a nerdy looking guy he is a groundbreaking DJ the atmosphere was electric in his club. Ibiza is literally his playground.

Electric Picnic '12

I was covering Electric Picnic as press and I wanted to feel comfy yet festival ready! There is nothing as handy as a tailored camo jacket they are so versatile. The Hunter wellies and socks also fared me well throughout the weekend as I felt confident doing interviews. You can listen back to the 'Electric Picnic show' on 'In Colour' on RTE 2XM on the RTE Radio player.

Why be so negative?

 Everyone isn't mad about Winter but layering is fun! And it's a chance to be eccentric. So my winter slogan is " Why be so negative? " ;) 

I'm wearing a 1980s Levi's studded and spiked customised denim jacket with electric navy blue disco pants. Layering on top white long tank top and flowing grey studded vest. Jeffrey Campbell platform wedges with silver detailing at the rear. It is a look that can transcend from night to day with an edge - just add a red lip, winged liner and poker straight locks to finish the look. I wore this outfit to an interview I was doing in the Merrion Hotel with Assets model Sean Mc Connon. 
Photo taken by Faye Bollard. 

'Pursuit of happiness'

I was heading to Dublin for a massage at The Bodywise Clinic that I would be reviewing for Lipstick Gossip - I dressed for the occasion in a white detachable Collar from topshop, monochromatic skull and rose print leggings, a black structured collar free blouse, black fleeced leather jacket, faux gold chains and a vintage head scarf tied in a 'washer-woman' style framing the face but also adding a twist accented by the leather gold studded ankle-length cowboy boots. My fleeced leather jacket I picked up in a Billabong sample sale in Times Square when I visited NYC on my 22nd birthday.

'Retro Revival'

A casual shopping outfit! I wore rounded nude sunnies framed by vintage headscarf, ankle length black tank maxi dress with crucifix high waist black leather belt from Urban Outfitters with my staple oversized vintage denim levis jacket embellished by spiked shoulder detail - teamed with orange leather satchel and threaded bracelets to finish the look. My platform sandals are from Urban Outfitters.

Well that shows off all my looks on to date. As a fashion journalist and radio reporter I have great fun playing dress- up for work events or simply letting my eccentric flag fly! My style tends to be quite playful. I am not a slave to trends and I am not afraid of getting it wrong (which we all do) because you have to have fun with your clothes and accessories mixing and matching items to truly embrace the true accent of your personal style. Rules are made to be broken!

xo L

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