On the prowl
So this post is a little late, but I’m determined to do a quick mention about it anyway, as it was a particularly cool event. And also, because I really like to support other Irish writing ventures - especially ones that are as exciting and fun as this! Yes, I’m obviously talking about the launch of the new online magazine Prowlster, which took place in the very artsy, Little Green...
Inspired by my own recent surfing trip to Sligo, I have decided to bring you a surfing themed blog post! It really was the most fun I have had in ages, and despite being in the Irish sea, (and not Hawaii as I had imaged my first surf session would be…), we still managed to get nice, sunny weather, which made it all the more enjoyable. I also got some pics of the beach and have decided to...
My fave colours are green and blue - more specifically I love when these two colours come together, in the form of aqua and turquoise. I was a pretty outdoorsy kid, and spent a lot of my time in the garden and by the sea, so maybe being surrounded by shades of these two colours all the time, has made me love them. Whatever the reason, this summer I am looking forward to brightening things up with...
Fresh off the Runway
Last week I attended the much anticipated launch of the Rihanna for River Island collection and I have to say, it was quite an event. Bloggers, fashionistas and journos descended upon the Grafton Street flagship store to get a glimpse of the new range and snap up a few of the limited edition pieces. Rihanna is not a personal style icon of mine, but I definitely have to admire her for being...
All white everything
Ah, the humble white shirt. How simplistic, yet essential it is. This classic piece of clothing should feature in everyone’s wardrobe, and if you don’t have one already, then now is the time to pinch one from your boyfriend/dad/buddy. Because with the likes of Jil Sander and Victoria Beckham featuring it on their runways for Spring/Summer 2013, this season is set to be all about the...
Best of the Oscar dresses
Whether you love or hate the Oscars, there really is no avoiding this awards night, so it’s a good thing it comes with a nice dose of style. The men scrub up well, but it’s undeniable that it’s the Oscar ladies who put in a serious effort for the night. And for that, I think they all deserve some credit. Some ladies, however, stood out just a little more than others. From...
Rock 'n' roll kids
Georgia May Jagger is set to showcase the Rock‘n’Roll Mansion collection at H&M this February. The model and famed daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall encapsulates the mix of music and fashion found in the collection and is the perfect choice to represent the collection. From Lana Del Rey for woman, to Beckham for men, H&M have impeccable choice when it comes to choosing celebs to...
Dying for more Dye
I’m very excited and happy to hear that one of my fave trends is going to be making a reappearance again in 2013. I’ve been a big dip-dye fan for a long time now. And I don’t mean since the Summer, I’m talking about before it was even cool. Back in 2006. Way back when… I spent time in Africa working as a volunteer. And while most of my time there was...
It’s no secret that Kate Bosworth is one of my fave style icons, which is why I am so excited about Topshop’s new idea to release a short Christmas movie starring the very beautiful and fabulously dressed, Ms.Bosworth. Like a fashion-show-meets-music-video, this wonderful short film features the actress performing ‘Winter Wonderland’ in a dazzling sequinned dress. The cinematic...
Styled to go
I’m really excited to be finally able to show you the fashion photo shoot I recently worked on for the new issue of Prudence magazine, and to tell you a little bit about it. Working alongside the brilliant Liam Power, I assisted in styling the shoot and managed to take a few snaps on the day to give you a sneak-peek at what went on behind the scenes. The entire shoot took place on location...
Every now and then a beauty product catches my eye that I feel deserves mentioning, and on this occasion it is the new Japonesque HD Brushes that have impressed me. Make-up brushes tend to be one of the more expensive tools in your cosmetic bag , with some costing €30 or €40 each. Which is why I always like to research a brand if I am going to invest in it. Over the years two brands of brushes...
H&M is no stranger to designer collaborations; in the past some of their fashion alliances have included Versace, Lanvin and Jimmy Choo. And with the likes of Lana Del Rey modelling their clothes, the Swedish label is striving in the style stakes. Their most recent collaboration is with Japanese Vogue editor, Anna Dello Russo, who will launch an accessories collection at H&M as Paris...
My Fashion Week Faves
Rainbow handbags, capes and metallics - Burberry at LFW s/s 2012 Eye popping colour and 50’s style hair wraps - Marc by Marc Jacobs. Baroque and oriental designs with some 1920’s swing - Marchesa
It’s not often that I post photo diaries, but I think in this case, pictures illustrate the art and fun of this festival so much better than words could! As you may know, I am a bit of a festival junkie, so I am well accustomed to slumming it in muck and rain, which is what made last weekend so nice - for once the sun was SHINING! Got to see some great acts - Hot Chip, Ben Howard, Elbow,...
Wave goodbye to summer florals and pretty prints, because with the dark winter months comes an even darker print - the skull. From Alexander McQueen’s scarves to New Look’s jumpers, the skull is everywhere for at the moment. And I have to say I’m pretty happy about it! You can incorporate this gothic emblem into your outfit by wearing a cute necklace or go...
Autumn with Alexa
A new season is upon us and with it comes a whole new collection of clothing. Danish label Vero Moda recently showcased what they have on offer for Autumn/Winter this year in their new campaign, which once again features model Alexa Chung. The collection is inspired by Alexa’s own unique hipstery, 60’s style and features a range of beautifully tailored jackets, hats and ankle...
Going for Gold
Olympic fever has hit and right now there is nothing more coveted than that gold medal, so with the shiny metallics of medals in mind, here are some highstreet golden buys. These golden accessories are all available from New Look and add instant glam to any outfit. The gold skirt above is a steal at €35.54 from American Apparel. The golden...
I always associate Summer with sweet things. Maybe its the bright colours, the smell of coconut oil at the beach or candy floss as you walk along the pier. Whatever it is, ice cream and sweets always seem to remind me of the warmer time of the year. And seeing as we only have a couple of weeks left of our ‘Summer holidays’, I decided to do a post on some candy-inspired jewellery. ...
50 Shades of Foundation
Famous for bringing ‘Ta Dah’ moments to their customers, Boots are waving their magic wand again and revamping their entire No.7 range. This includes everything from new counters to packaging to uniforms. As of the 6th of September, the re-launch of No.7 will be hitting all Boots stores around Ireland and the UK. The No7 make-up collection is also getting an overhaul, with more products, colours...
If you’ve ever dreamed of being a princess in the past, then you’re going to love the perspex shoe trend. With their see-through heels and straps, perspex heels allow you to step out in style and channel your inner Cinderella at the same time. They were all over the catwalk for A/W fashion week and you may have even spotted some creeping into shops over the summer. Here are some of my faves that...
I am featured on UK Magazine ‘Look’s website ! Its in their street style section and the look I’m wearing is college casual. Take a glance if you get a chance! http://www.look.co.uk/look-what-im-wearing-street-style-fashion/aisling-n%C3%AD-lochlainn/2012-07-14-1529/college-casual
For those who HYPE or just like browsing clothes, I have a new outfit post on lookbook. Take a look if you get a chance! http://lookbook.nu/look/3745375-Fur-in-the-Wild
Crown of Jewels
Summer hairstyles have become a lot more colourful since the popular trend of Lana Del Rey inspired flower crowns took off. Extravagant rose headpieces and hippyish daisy chain hair bands have been everywhere for the past couple of months, particularly at the festival scene. The head dress has been a welcome addition to our accessories and can dress up any outfit – brides are even opting for...
The Summer is finally heating up, and so are our wardrobes. Fashionistas everywhere have been reflecting the sunny weather in the colour of their clothes. While yellow can sometimes be a colour that people avoid, there’s no getting away from it this Season. Whatever your style tastes, there is a shade and tone of yellow to suit everyone: try out some lemon pastels, show stopping neon brights or...
Jewellery Box Raid
My Grandmother has spent the last 18 years travelling all over the world. She looks 20 years younger than she is, and has done everything from jet-skiing to riding on the back of a camel. Although her adventures and stories speak for themselves, it is her jewellery collection that tells the best story of her travelling. She is the owner of a treasure chest worthy of being stolen by pirates....