Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Catch up: New Beginnings!

Lately I have been ridiculously happy both work wise & in general. I feel like 2014 has been a really special year in many ways & I am excited for what 2015 will have in store :-)
I try to be a positive person even when things get hectic and challenging I always make an effort to celebrate the little victories! I suppose Christmas at home with family gives you that warm fuzzy feeling. My Christmas dinner was another level of heaven!
I have missed my sisters so much because we are all working far from each other and at times it's a pain to live 2 hours away from them. Over the holidays I love having DMC's (deep meaningful conversations) and girls nights out with drinks but most of all getting to have movie days in front of the fire in PJ's together.
My boyfriend Darren just got a new job in 98FM & I'm so thrilled for him. He has such an old school radio voice - it's his accent I love hearing on the air. He also does some work with Newstalk, Setanta Sports & presents an indie music show on RTE 2xm. I think he has always been a good influence because he has always had such a passion for what he does and even though working in fashion can be a tough path he has always been so matter of fact to me that anything is possible if you want it enough.
I am moving in to a new apartment in January with my fabulous friend Aoife! The apartment is really central in Dublin and I can't wait to share a girly pad with Aoife - we always have such a laugh. I am so excited to move in with someone I can completely be myself with. It's so important to be comfortable around a flatmate :) 2015 really feels like a new beginning which is very exciting.
I have just been interviewed by Stellar Magazine about my career in Journalism & Fashion Styling to date & I can't wait to share it in the new year! This year has been special for me as I already featured in a big 5 pg spread in Stellar and never in a million years saw that coming. I really love working as a fashion stylist, journalist and in radio & I have some realllllly big projects in the pipeline for next year which I cannot wait to reveal.

In not so riveting news I just joined snapchat & as I am endeavouring to eat everything within a five mile radius (particularly leftovers) so I am enjoying how snapchats are pretty temporary!
If you want to add me my username is 'laura_mullett'

I hope you all are having a lovely Christmas & Happy New Year! :)

Lots of love, 
xo L


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Same chic different day: All the latest!

Hey guys sorry for the delay in posting - truth be told I have been manic busy which is of course a great blessing :) I work as an editorial & commercial fashion stylist for different magazines & newspapers during the week & I am working as a personal shopper in Dundrum Town Centre on Friday's & Saturday's.
I am getting fully booked with clients which is brilliant! Dundrum is such a prestigious place to be a personal shopper and I really love my work. It is such a great feeling helping people find the perfect party dress & to be a guiding hand for someone to get a winter wardrobe update & the most flattering jeans for their shape. My clients vary from 18- 80 there truly is a great pool of choice for everyone in the centre. If you want to book my styling services you can find all the info here

The Sunday World Magazine asked me last week to give my guidance to their readers on what women in their forties could rock for the party season - you can check out the featured brands & accessories picks below!

It has been a very exciting time for me in many ways- I recently hosted a workshop for shoe brand Moda in Pelle in Clerys!

Clerys has been a long standing heart of Dublin’s retail history for over 160 years.
I have collaborated with the landmark store in other ways as a stylist - I styled a Christmas shoot featuring all Clerys festive attire for a covershoot for the Sunday Business Post to mark their grand reopening & I recently modelled for a Stellar Magazine shoot which covered my 9-5 week in style (which will be hitting the shelves soon) & I wore some cute cashmere pieces & accessories and of course my Moda in Pelle loafers. I have also used Clerys for a lot of my commercial celebrity shoots for the Sunday World Magazine & many other publications. They have a lot of funky concessions from Miss Selfridge, Stylist Pick, Sisley, Oasis & Mango but I think their best kept secret is Moda in Pelle! I have been trying to spread the word as the styles and price points of the shoes are truly fantastic.
I am a big fan of Moda in Pelle and adore their textured pointed loafers. They look so cute with tapered cigarette trouser or opaque tights and little shift dresses in Winter. I wore the pair below to a press fashion show & I got so many compliments on them! They sold out in Clery's shortly afterward due to my social media posts which I was really excited about.
My stunning model for the 'Moda in Pelle' event Clare from First Options Model Agency showcased different footwear & accessories styles I handpicked that are available from 'Moda in Pelle' this season. Pictured below is my favourite full Clery's ensemble: an orange Oasis textured coat, a wheat coloured cashmere polo dress from the cashmere section upstairs in Clerys, a houndstooth wool scarf from 'Moda in Pelle', black opaque Oasis tights & stunning black suede knee skimming 'Moda in Pelle' flat boots.
Clare from First Options & me at the MIP event
I recently attended the Oasis Fashion 20 yr anniversary party in their flagship store on Grafton Street! The crowds were insane - I took a snap on my iPhone!
Oasis 20 year anniversary bash crowds!
I'm pictured in a social snap with 2 fab fashion gals Nuala Gorham & Ciara O'Doherty

By far the coolest thing to happen me recently is that I was featured in a five page spread in the December issue of Stellar Magazine! It basically showcases 'my week in style'. I never could have imagined a few years ago I would have a massive spread in a magazine I worshipped as a teenager! Truthfully It's a real game changer and its unbelievable to hold the magazine that has Alexa Chung on the cover in your hands and see a five page spread of flattering pictures that you can be proud of!
I wanted to look myself for the shoot so I did my own hair and make up the way I usually would on a day to day basis! A liner flick, my usual pale make up - no fake lashes and a slick of lipstick. Stellar are also interviewing me this week about my career and how I got to where I am by 24 years old which I am very honoured about.
Stellar Magazine spread
I really liked this shot from the Stellar Mag spread! My camel trench, white jeans & fleecy oversized bag are from River Island my tee is Givenchy & my fawn suede boots are from Clerys.
Stellar Magazine pic
Last week I attended the Littlewoods SS15 Fashion show hosted by the lovely Caroline Morahan. I'm literally blending in with the background! My Floral D&G inspired coat is from Valentina Boutique. MC & all around babe Caroline is wearing a lime sexy Myleene Klass number from Littlewoods that I can't wait to pick up! Littlewoods SS15 will be available from www.littlewoodsireland.ie from January 17th 2015.

The fashion show itself was fabulous, I loved the flirty florals, boho prints & floaty fabrics. You can check out one of my instagram vids below of the models storming the catwalk in the RHA Gallery:

The pink bubbly and canapés were beautiful too. I arrived really peckish and felt like it must be a mirage!
Any of you guys that follow me on my social media will know that I styled Ireland's most popular blogger Suzanne Jackson of 'So Sue Me' for her second book! It has since landed on the bestseller list & I want to send her all my love and congratulations via my blog. She is one hell of a hard worker & I had a ball working with her for the three day shoot on her book. I was really touched by the lovely mention by Sue in the book. I love that through my job I get to meet & work with people that become great friends. You can pick up 'So Sue Me: What Happened Next' both in Eason's nationwide & on www.sosueme.ie - If anyone has any styling queries about the clothes or accessories in the book don't hesitate to drop me a line.
I have been attending movie premieres & previews because I review films & bands/artists out in RTE on Mondays for 'In Colour'. I am a red carpet correspondent for the IFTA's & the big a-list premieres but I also love doing all the fun entertainment segments. I recently reviewed the Woman in Black 2, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 & also trending podcast Serial.
In the studio in Donnybrook
You can tune in to me on RTE 2xm from last week here where I give some advice & talk about the national exciting presenters search in the latter part of the show (50 mins in) and you can listen back to last night's show featuring the entertainment reviews here on the RTE radio player.
In the studio in Donnybrook
If anyone is trying to think up some gift ideas for Christmas I will be able to lend a helping hand - By the end of the week I will be posting my 'Lipstick Gossip Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide'. I am doing an exciting collaboration with Ebay & also doing a fabulous giveaway & gift guide with one of my favourite shopping destinations Kildare Village. #watchthisspace

I'm personally obsessed with Stella & Dot jewellery. I just think it is so beautiful. I am considering becoming a seller as most of my clients would absolutely love it. I attended the press preview in the Dylan and adored all the chic Grace Kelly inspired pieces. If anything is going to hook me in - It's Grace Kelly. I also love the scarves, bags & more dainty versatile pieces. You can shop Stella & Dot here
I attended the breakfast opening of 'The Body Shop' on liffey street which I really enjoyed. They have amazing ranges of his n' hers gift sets as well as a wide range make up & different shimmers that are great stocking fillers. I got a good laugh when I saw the peppermint foot cream - all I could think of was Mean Girls and Aaron Samuels saying "Your face smells like peppermint!" hahaha
My Christmas must have hair tool is the one everyone is talking about - the Instyler. It straightens, curls & gives the look of a bouncy blowdry done by a pro. You can shop it through my blog by clicking here
My instyler 'do :)

That's all for now - so I will love you & leave you - Make sure to check out my Ultimate Gift Guide & giveaway I will be holding at the end of this week! Have a fab week..