Monday, 20 May 2013

'The Mad Hatters Tea Party' in aid of Breast Cancer event!

The Mad Hatters Tea Party will be happening this Thursday on the 23rd of May in aid of Breast Cancer. In Ireland, over 2,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Major advances in cancer care have been made in recent years.

"Thanks to vastly improved access to the right care at the right time for women with possible symptoms referred to the eight designated cancer centres, advances in treatments, and a national roll-out of the BreastCheck programme for women without symptoms, the picture for breast cancer in Ireland is far more positive than before."

The 'Mad Hatters Tea Party' is shaping up to be a very special night that will celebrate local boutiques and a very worthy cause. I have been asked to be the emcee for the night and presenter. Enniscorthy is my hometown and it is an honour to be involved with an event for a cause that is touched not only my family and friends but those of everyone participating. The event will be taking place in Enniscorthy hotspot D- Bar from 8pm.

Tickets are available from local boutiques!
D Bar is a central disco bar that has a taste of Manhattan about it. It is very sophisticated and a chic local haven for those who love good music and a vibrant atmosphere. The 'Mad Hatters Tea Party' actually coincides with the fourth anniversary of D- Bar. To celebrate the beginning of the Strawberry season in a very Wexford fashion, fresh organic strawberry mojitos will be available for attendees. Yum! 

D- Bar interior!
The night will feature complimentary cocktails & cupcakes, with prizes for categories such as 'best dressed lady' & 'most creative headpiece'. There will also be a raffle of preloved & vintage handbags and one lucky lady will strut away with a designer Gucci handbag! This night will be a stylish & fun celebration. Kudos to Gillian and all those in the Enniscorthy Business Association for their great efforts. DJ James Ward is on the decks for the fashion show that will showcase all the latest stylish attire and accessories available in Enniscorthy. In these times it is of vital importance to support local businesses and they have some stunning pieces to show the crowd. This glamorous event is unmissable! To check out all the attendees and gossip on facebook you can click here for the event page. The boutiques that will be giving us a sneak peek into their Spring/Summer 2013 collections are: 
Cloze and ShoozPut A Bow On ItOttivaUniqueMary Elizabeth's, Lady Grey, Sofia's ChoiceZanaduGlamour, Modern Fashions, Dv8Siopa Brog, B-Bowtique. 

Tickets are available from any of the above businesses. Also there are lots of fabulous prizes for our Mad Hatter Headpiece Competition! There will be independent judges on the night judging your headpieces, for example: feathered hats, fascinators, bowler hats - be as weird and wonderful as you please. Judges are awarding the following: 'Maddest Hat', 'Most Creative Hat', 'Team Hat', 'Most Spectacular Eye-catching Hat', 'Largest Hat', 'Eco Friendly Hat', 'Floweriest Hat' and finally - 'Pink Ribbon Hat'! Use your imagination and dress for the occasion. Here is some high fashion inspiration for your consideration if you need some ideas...

A big shout out to the following businesses who have unanimously supported this charity event - Thanks to: Finishing TouchesD Bar, Studio 5, Talbot Hotel Group, Sarah Cullen & Bernie Molloy, Kavanagh's Giftwear, Elmarch Agencies, Treacy's HotelAideen Vonno Hair, The Office shop, Princess PallesSam McCauley'sHogan Print, Diageo, Ballycoursey Day Spa, Mad Bar & Restaurant and many more. These businesses that have jumped in to support this cause have made a great contribution not just to the event but to the community - so thank you to them for their generosity and goodwill. Tune in to 'In Colour' on RTE 2XM radio show TONIGHT from 8pm to hear all about the event. You can listen online, on digital & on UPC Channel 944. Click the link below to tune in from 8 O' Clock:

The show will be repeated Thursday at 2PM.

Ladies tickets are now available for 'The Mad Hatters Tea Party' from all participating businesses for just €15. 

 I look forward to seeing you all there!

xo L

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Sunday, 12 May 2013

My Diary of this week: Radio reviewing, movie premieres, styling & writing.. and some great news!

I am so happy it is the weekend. It has been a hectic week! I am currently doing the 'In Colour' show EP reviews out in RTE radio studios for my slot weekly at 8pm on Mondays. On Tuesday morning I covered the press premiere of 'Star Trek - Into Darkness'. It was really good! It was odd being in the cinema at 10 am - the smell of popcorn was not even remotely appetising. I loved the film though - I was looking forward to the sequel and it did not disappoint. Benedict Cumberbatch plays 'John Harrison' with conviction and portrays the best self-righteous super villain I have witnessed since Javier Bardem in 'Skyfall'. On speaking to NME Cumberbatch divulged:

  "I think the fact that one man’s terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, and the fact that he is a shadow self of Kirk - same coin, different sides - is what makes him interesting to play, for me."

You can watch my favourite snippet from 'Into Darkness' named 'I allow it' where hero Captain Kirk & John Harrison have a brief face- off:

On Tuesday evening I was invited by the Irish Film & TV Academy to a screening of 'Milo' in the Lighthouse cinema. Later on Tuesday & early on Wednesday I was catching up on writing magazine articles for 'MRU Magazine' as part of my joint radio & magazine segment. MRU Magazine venture to bring you the best news and reviews of what the scene has to offer and the crème de la crème makes the slot. Their May issue came out this week. Two of my music reviews are in it. You can check it out by clicking here

Wednesday afternoon was spent pulling looks for a press photoshoot. I styled Irish model Lisa Nolan in this season's lingerie and swimwear from 'Ann Summers'. It was a sweltering day as I stood by the Spire on O' Connell street.

Thursday morning at 10am the shoot commenced in the penthouse in Krystle Nightclub. The photographer was Richie Buttle ! Hair & make up artistry for the shoot was by Julie Caulfield. As well as being a renowned coveted make-up artist on the scene, Julie designs the most ornate Vegas showgirl costumes and customized pieces for purchase or hire.  She has kindly offered to supply something glitzy for an upcoming 'Lipstick Gossip' giveaway which will mark my 100,000 readers. If you have magpie tendencies like me & love anything that shines make it your business to check out Love Jewels!

Love jewels sample intricate costume
The penthouse in Krystle is very vintage and an ode to the 60's. It was bizarre to be there so early in the morning! But there was a luxuriant 'Mad Men' feel to the location. The swimwear and lingerie I chose exuded a summer fresh vibe but also had a plush sexy look.

Krystle penthouse

Everything looks so different in the light of day. I will be posting a behind-the-scenes feature once it all goes to press. It was brilliant to work with Julie Caulfield & Richie Buttle. They are amazing at what they do.

It was my second time working with Lisa Nolan in the past few weeks. I styled her for a photoshoot for 'The Sun' newspaper shot by Evan Doherty Photography which came out today. Lisa exudes confidence in not one - but two sets of lingerie from Susan Hunter lingerie in The Westbury Mall.
I was excited that both looks were featured in 'The Sun'. The sports luxe look is the main shot & in the smaller shot the model is wearing a stunning 'La Perla' two piece lace set from Susan Hunter. I was inspired to go for a sultry chic selection of black designer lingerie. I loved the look of it against tanned skin and coal black hair. The press shoot publicises 'The Guy Show' filmed by Straywave Media who filmed behind the scenes of our shoot in Evan Doherty's studio for their premiere episode.

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After I styled the photoshoot in Krystle I found out last minute I had been gifted with Audi club passes and tickets to go see Eric Clapton in the O2. I was so excited! I felt as though I was in a time warp as Clapton played for 2 hours and 30 minutes to an enthralled crowd. His songs are a beautiful blend of rock and soul. I really feel like one thing you must have on your bucket list is see Eric Clapton live - it was really mesmerising.

I sampled some 'Stella Artois' cidre in the Audi club afterwards. On reflection I kind of dressed like a cowgirl. I wore a fringed blouse I bought in Nashville last Christmas teamed with brown leather cowboy boots and a pink lace dress with a peachy leather jacket and my oversized gold studded Steve Madden bag. You can check out an array of all my personal style looks on my lookbook here !

On Friday I went for lunch in Bleecker Street cafe bar one of my favourite places in the city for strong coffee and healthy but tasty food. I also love it as a night spot. The bar hosts some of the best Irish bands around and has a chilled ambience. The rest of the day was spent glued to my laptop writing and catching up on my written work. That's the thing about freelancing - your day does not end at 6 O' clock. But I think that unpredictable work schedule can be really enjoyable - even though challenging.
I got some great news on Friday evening - I was asked to host a fashion show on May 23rd in my hometown Enniscorthy. It is a 'Mad Hatters tea party' themed fashion show that will raise money for Breast Cancer patients. I was really flattered that they asked me to be MC and I am looking forward to being involved in a great event for a worthy cause.

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Well that is how my week went down - I hope you all had a brilliant week and are enjoying the last bit of your weekend!

Be bold, be brave & misbehave!

xo L

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

RTE 'In Colour' & MRU Magazine segment: 'Blu Loves Milo'.

I am working as a Freelance Journalist - I am a writer for MRU Magazine and a Radio Reporter & Interviewer for RTE 2XM and I have a weekly segment that fuses the two together. MRU Magazine in association with ‘In Colour’ on RTE 2XM have teamed up to showcase homegrown talent through a weekly radio and magazine segment. I am appearing on the radio show every week to review an upcoming unsigned Irish band on air and also select a track from their EP to play on the show. I am looking for bands and solo artists that have that have an “edge” to feature on ‘In Colour’ on RTE 2xm – and the ones that make the cut will not only be featured on air on the Monday but will have a feature written by me about them in MRU Magazine the same week. MRU Magazine venture to bring you the best news and reviews of what the scene has to offer and only the very best acts makes the slot. On the bank holiday Monday I travelled to RTE & embraced 'Casual Monday' in a comfy outfit and got ready to go live!

About to go live for RTE 'In Colour' on 2XM
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My third review aired on the radio Monday night & I reviewed young up and coming Irish band Blu loves Milo ! I have great respect & admiration for the Galway trio for their perseverance - even though they are gaining momentum as a band by releasing two singles this year to date, had a self-titled EP out last April they are already back in studio making their forthcoming EP 'Spiritual Hostage'. The best part is that the boys are studying for their Leaving Cert! So kudos to them.

My article about 'Blu loves Milo' will be in MRU Magazine very shortly so I can't give you any spoilers - I will post the link as soon it is live. In the meantime check out the band on Facebook by clicking here & you can subscribe to 'Blu loves Milo' on youtube by clicking  here !

If you want to feature on this segment please email me on or you can tweet me on @lauramullett !

xo L

Behind the scenes: I styled Lisa Nolan for 'The Sun' newspaper shoot - photographed by Evan Doherty!

I have been a busy bee as of late so I haven't been blogging as much! Last Wednesday I styled a press shoot for favoured Irish photographer Evan Doherty Photography in his studio. The model was the stunning Lisa Nolan. The spread will be featured in 'The Sun' Newspaper this coming weekend.

The infamous Evan Doherty desk where the signature 'desk shot' was born!
It was a sultry but classy shoot - All the under wear was from top Dublin lingerie and hosiery haven 'Susan Hunter' in the Westbury Mall. Their stock is out of this world whether you are a bride-to- be or are looking for something special. The vast selection has elegance and character. You can visit the Westbury Mall to purchase some lace lovelies from the boutique or you can shop at !

I styled 3 looks that emulated the theme - the inspiration behind the look was high class chic. I went for all black but the devil is in the details. The first outfit was a sports luxe look with minimal briefs teamed with a gold neck piece and big wavy hair. The second was a geometric coned bra with black girdle & briefs. The third was a La Perla lace two piece with blue silk detailing. This was worn during the TV interview segment of the filming. I decided not to use lacy hold ups as the model has naturally tanned long legs and the lingerie works well without accompanied hosiery in this instance. Hotloxs hair extensions did Lisa's mane of extensions on the day. The nifty Ross Higgs from Salon 56 in Clontarf blowdried & styled the hair in a very volumous way. Make up was by Nicole Cardiff Make-up !

Nicole Cardiff touching up Lisa's make-up!
 'The Guy Show' was being filmed on the day. They were filming 'behind the scenes' footage for their premiere episode of the show. They are a self- described unisex racy "magazine show" that features fun and frolics from the hottest of the Irish modelling scene.

Lisa Nolan strikes a pose in sports luxe & girdle as the shoot kicks off!
 If you are wondering what 'The Guy Show' is all about... think Xpose meets FHM meets Top Gear! It will set pulses racing. There were some very funny moments during filming as Evan asked Lisa some very risqué questions! I am looking forward to seeing the show. 

Evan and Lisa in mid- convo!
I had a great time pulling the looks and styling the model for the shoot. I have previously styled clients for private events and ad campaigns for fashion brands so this was something very different. Everyone had a great approach and were fun to work with. I really enjoyed observing behind the scenes. A special thanks to Carol from 'Susan Hunter' for all her assistance.

Check out the press cutting of 'The Sun': 

To see more of the images from the shoot click here!

I am working on another shoot tomorrow morning in Krystle nightclub that will appear in 'The Sunday World' - I am looking forward to it. It is a summery shoot with gorgeous bikinis and bright neon & lacy lingerie all from the new range from Ann Summers! Blog to follow...

If you've any queries you can email me on: or tweet me on @lauramullett ! The outfit I wore to the shoot was featured on the Look Magazine website, twitter & facebook ! They chose me as the 'Look Of The Day' & labelled my look "a perfect outfit for a summer's day!"
Thanks Look Magazine ! :) For more fashion looks & feature articles you can 'like' my facebook page by clicking here!  ♥

xo L