Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
The above mentioned weather condition welcomed me today morning at the bus stop with little snow that looked so out of place falling onto my sad face. While I was trying to disappear behind my oversized coat and a scarf tied up to my forehead one of the Irish unaffected species passed me by. I couldn't help but stare at her lively walk in silver flats (as opposed to my black flat boots), lovely coat (as opposed to my grey 'potato sack') with a shiny waist belt (no comparison), etnic style pashmina (as apposed to my black boring scarf) and a classy Chanel bag (as opposed to my out of place sparkly, animal print sack thing).
Being an Eastern European you would think I'd be better in getting through winter in style, wouldn't you?
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I know there are some cool and lovely hangers on sale in town now but the thing is 1) I can hardly afford my rent at the moment 2) they might be great for chains and small stuff but won't hold many of my oversized beads etc.
What's better at the times like that than DIY?! :)
I didn't actually plan on sorting it out last weekend but I got a box of stuff for hanging pictures (lest than € 2) and it had these small hooks that turned out to suit my 'jewellery storage idea' better! My boy fixed 2 of them under the corner shelf on the opposite walls and ran a wire between the two. I didn't manage to fit all of the necklaces in there but it's more than good enough for me :)
So here they are: some of my nicely lined up treasures ;)
Monday, November 30, 2009
Thanks to my wonderful boy I got to spend the last weekend in Amsterdam. Jupi! :)
I actually can not believe I've never been before. I absolutely fell for that city (red light district being an exception). The architecture, the boathouses, the apartments filled with books up to the ceilings and the effortless & natural style of the residents -> what's not to love?!
Some of my favourites were the 'scruffy' Vivienne Westwood bag, Paul Smith's extra cool old school car bag and beautiful shoes by Stella McCartney (unfortunately a bit out of focus). My boy's faves were the two jewelled evening bags by Kathrine Baumann - not a bad taste for a man my dear ;)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I'm not trying to be nasty here. Everyone has their bad days/buys etc. But this? in November? in Dublin? white?! Good luck for anyone trying to pull it off.
2. "Fashion is all about eventually becoming naked" -> I'm just loving this quote :)
3. River Island have new 'day to night' looks and the black skinny jeans are my definite winner. The day outfit is so cool and casual with that tee and cardigan and the outfit for the night... well, you just couldn't ask for more.
The night look
4. I've made my first good sale on ebay - the dress that was used only once, worn by my friend for a photoshot and was definitely going to waste. I'm nearly proud of myself ;)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I actually thought Wales would be great 'material' for the blog. How wrong was I? Disappointing but after getting back I realised there wasn't a single person whose look stuck in my mind long enough that I could describe it. The only 2 things were 2 great dresses in my friend's wardrobe - the black, torn, 'witchy' minidress and the cutest ever pale and black fancy collar dress.
Back to present. I had quite a busy day. Graduation (I'm an emotional type of person who actually cares - even my boy laughed), shopping (read: running around), interview, cooking for my family (no, I don't cook, yes my family knows, why then? sometimes they just enjoy 'torturing' me and coming in for homemade dinners-I still love them).
In between those I saw someone who is more than worth mentioning. Someone who made me feel completely underdressed, reminded me that my fringe needs a hairdresser like never before but at the same time made me go...wooow!
That someone looked like she was out of a magazine. No, I mean really. Take a mag and cut someone's picture out. You'll get a pic of her. Certainly the best dressed and best looking girl in Dub today! So what was the look?
Grunge grey chunky boots, skin-tight black leather trousers, very see-through lace black top, bikini-type black bra, short fitted black sculptured shoulder jacket. Add really skinny silhouette, blond perfectly straight and messy at the same time hair and here we go: everyone on the street was stearing at her.
You Miss made me feel scruffy. I forgive you; simply fantastic look!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I had a go and this is the outcome of my first try.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I guess what has already happened can not be undone ;) I got e-mail about sale coming up in stores on the 20th. Yep, today is the 20th...
I seriously got into the habit of sleeping in at this stage. Dark, autumnal mornings don't help my pre-September resolutions of getting up early etc. Today was (not) surprisingly different though. The RI Sale 'somehow' managed to beat my morning laziness and get me out of bed @ 8. I got to the shop just when the rain outside eased a bit so it was possible to actually walk across town and early enough to get some stuff I am really really happy with...
Here are my fav bargain pics;
I think it's a dress but I tried it on with very tight skinny jeans and it looks perfect. It has pockets which is very cool
Monday, October 12, 2009
Anyway, I went through quite a lot (read:endless) ankle/knee/over knee -> very this season! boots in most of places around town but didn't find my dream ones. So I decided to meet up with my sis and her little one and do a bit of 'looking for nothing in Penneys'. Surprisingly enough (not really, I had to buy SOMETHING after all) I got this cool jacket at a not surprising but shocking price! (too good to mention!) It's grey and big and cosy and slouchy and it ends just above my knees and most importantly it's exactly like the one I wanted! It goes well with the sequined hat that up until now has been more of a decoration on my mirror and possibly will be good to stick these autumn flowers onto...
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Following my love for the hair flowers this autumn a new interest set in-a headband. And I'm not talking a random headband. I'm talking thick, wool, cute with a flower headband! I spotted quite few around town worn really well and some other worn as badly. The question is where do I get them? If I knew the trend was coming in summer I might have just about made one myself ;) Too late for that now. I searched through piles of sequined hats, Russian furry hats, military hats... no sign of my beloved headband.
So, just to make my point, I searched the web also and this is what I'm talking about :) my personal winner: the bottom grey model by etsy.com - both the headband and the way it's worn. The middle one is by Topshop and the other two as cute as they are just picked randomly on the net...
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Ok, the end with this boredom. My first fashion related stuff will be a description of a girl I passed by on a street.... 2 days ago. A typical early morning in Dublin when the summer is over-it was pouring rain. I almost thought the global warming has its effect on the island and the days of completely soaked socks, jeans and jackets are over but then a reality hit me in a face-they are so not. I was walking back to mine after staying a night at my boy's and by the time I got to O'Connell Street I was embarassed to walk looking like this with all these people around. My cool leather Bertie runners weren't looking that cool covered in a dirt and completely soaked... Ok, the girl! The girl passed me by at the South end of O'Connell Bridge. As for a nasty day like that she looked like she was born in this raining weather!
Brown leather ankle boots on a little, not higher than 5 cm heel + torn dark skinny jeans with a lot of bleached spots + tight black top and dark leather jacket + shoulder bag hanging casually from her right shoulder, half open, a brilliant cherry shade/colour. Very obvious but so very cool with the curly hair all around the place-a breath of fresh air on that miserable morning.. The pics below are as close as I could get to reflect the look; jeans are from River Island and the ones she was wearing were more bleached; the bag is a Parisian Lamarthe, the shape is similar but the colour should be more cherry-like; jacket by River Island; shoes random.