PICS:Backstage at Brown Thomas AW16

Behind the scenes look at Brown Thomas Autumn Winter collection. Styled by Darren Feeney and Roisin Haines 

 

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PICS:Lexus Irish Fashion Collective, Trinity College in aid of St Joseph's Shankill

Designs on the night came from Philip Treacy, Helen Steele, Simone Rocha, Roisin Linnane,  Ireland's Eye Knitwear, Melissa Curry, Deborah Veale, Mariad Whisker, Peter O'Brien and Sharon Hoey. All styled beautifully by Catherine Condell.

 

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Fashion Industry Awards

Kerry Fashion Week

 

Prep for the big night began about two years ago, at Electric Picnic, I came across my best find yet. I was browsing around the Oxfam tent when I found a beautiful raw silk wedding dress train for only two quid! Delighted with myself, I handed over the dollars and used it as if I was a cheeky Matador at the festival for the next few days. It was surprising how well it washed up!  

My beautiful bestie and all round crafter, Aoife Challis agreed to make it into a skirt for me. Sorted! I wore it with a Topshop bodysuit that cost twelve euro and shoes left over from the last event. Jammy enough to have my hair and makeup done from a modelling job earlier on in the day,  I was good to go! 

The champagne reception at the Europe Hotel served us well. Chats and giggles on the night came from the lovely Trudy, Judy, Tino and Aaron to name just a few.

Judy Wong, Fashion Make Up Artist Of The Year 

Judy Wong, Fashion Make Up Artist Of The Year 

Trudy Hayes, Hair Stylist  Of The Year   

Trudy Hayes, Hair Stylist Of The Year 

Aoife Martinho and Aaron D, Most Loyal Supporters Of The Year

Aoife Martinho and Aaron D, Most Loyal Supporters Of The Year

I didn't win anything but I felt fab! 

Stay Gold, 

Jxx

Backstage at Arnotts

Spring/Summer 2016 

The Arnotts Spring Summer collection show took place earlier this week, here's some behind the scenes snaps from the day. 

 

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Backstage At Brown Thomas

Spring/Summer 2016 

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Its the first show of the year that gets the fashion season started in Ireland. Jam packed with high end designers and the latest in  hair and makeup all beautifully placed to the backdrop of cutting edge stage design. Here's some backstage pictures from the day. 

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Some pics by me, some by Danielle Garner.

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Ready For Winter

Ember&Earth

Ember&Earth yellow rain jacket  

Ember&Earth yellow rain jacket  

With almost 225 days of rain a year in Ireland its not surprising that Ciaran Jackson and Daniel Cummins started Ember&Earth to shield some of that rain away. Ember&Earth cracked the code to stylish rain gear by combining fashion and functionality that works. Super comfy, cotton lined wind and rain proof, this jacket makes me happy. The only difficulty with them is picking a colour. 

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Ready for Winter! POW POW!!

See how much their friends pet FOX loves Ember&Earth here on Instagram !!

You Are Gold

The night we were gold

Guest post with Jenny Drea

January Russell Winters and Jenny Drea as 'Spandau Ballet's Gold'

January Russell Winters and Jenny Drea as 'Spandau Ballet's Gold'

The tradition began a few festivals ago when myself and January packed for our first camping festival together. Our 'essentials' included several pairs of novelty sunglasses, lemons, limes and colourful umbrellas to decorate our drinks, a home-made tropical, flamingo themed flag for our campsite and most importantly - a huge tub of gold glitter. We unfortunately forgot wellies, raincoats or anything with any actual purpose for an Irish festival. However, we were not prepared to let this dampen our spirits!

We had one tune to play and one performance to perfect to start the weekend of fun - this was, of course, Spandau Ballet’s ‘You Are Gold!’ Our pre prepared bags of glitter were thrown as we badly sang the lyrics and brightened up the day for all. 

For our next festival together, we thought it was necessary to both dress up as this epic song. And so we did. We sang. We laughed. We threw glitter. We had the best time ever! 

Jenny Drea as 'Spandau Ballet's Gold'.    

Jenny Drea as 'Spandau Ballet's Gold'. 

 

We used gold face paint, hair spray, gems, foil and spray painted leaves to create our Gold looks. We wore Gold bombers for two quid that we bought on Thomas St and gold American Apparel disco pants. Inconvenient gold glitter gel nails and Gold flaked Smirnoff Vodka were also a feature of the night, but the most important accessory was of course, our sneaky bags of gold glitter. 

Smirnoff Gold, and essential part of the 'Gold' costume.

Smirnoff Gold, and essential part of the 'Gold' costume.

Spandau Ballet - Gold

Stay Gold

J & J

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