Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Androgyny - yet again

I've been away for a few days but now I'm back and I have another video for you ladies!
Check out my take on the androgynous look for RTE's TwoTube.




Getting The Androgynous Look, Two Tube RTÉ Two from REDradar on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pjs, pastels, prints... new season

The outfit below has become one of my favourites recently. The silky 'pj pants' are just the most comfortable thing ever. The only downside is that they're really long so have to be worn with high heels all the time. Which isn't that bad actually, forces me to make an effort ;)

They look great paired with a jumper for daytime or a little top and lots of jewellery for the night.

This wool coat has also become one of my faves; I love its' very simple shape and colour, it goes with absolutely everything.

Top it off with a pastel tee and we have a very on-trend SS12 ensemble.






Tshirt - COS
Trousers - Zara
Coat - Zara

It's in the detail...

Love the unexpected pop of colour on that bag


Heels - New Look
Bag - Zara
Necklace - H&M

Friday, February 17, 2012

Casual @ Dub

I've realised that I rarely talk about my casual outfits. If we're talking running around the shops on Saturday sort of thing, it gets really casual for me as I care about comfort nearly as much as I do about clothes ;) So I decided to make a short outfit post on my very basic, comfy outfit. It's nothing special at all but it serves the purpose: the shoes are comfy and water resistant (crucial when on your feet in Dublin), the jeans are super skinny and super comfy, the shirt adds a little bit of an interest (it's DIYed), the jumper keeps me warm and the bag fits pretty much everything inside.

It's the perfect outfit for charity shops tour around Dublin and that's exactly what I wore.



Shirt - DIY
Jeans - Penneys
Jumper - bought in Spain
Boots - KG Kurt Geiger
Bag - bought in Thailand
Necklace - vintage-inspired from Berlin
Rings - mix of everything

Giveaway-update :)

Ok girlies, my giveaway is still on but I decided to change the rules, mostly because not everyone is a Facebook fan and I totally understand. So if you still want to take part in the giveaway, all you have to do is let me know :) say 'I'm in' in comments below, on fbook or by email. Whatever you like, without the need to like my page!
It's international too!

Good luck xx

********** The winner is Aoife O'Reilly!! congratulations and thanks everyone for taking part!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Giveaway

Maybe because it's Valentines or maybe because I am yet to reward any of my readers for sticking with me; whatever the reasons are, I've decided to do a small giveaway.

The rules are simple: like Fashion Stylist_ka on Facebook and leave a comment (here or Fbook) saying 'I'm in'. Deadline? Sunday, 19.02 @ 9 pm. The winner will be drawn at random and announced on Sunday evening.

What am I going to give away? A hardback copy of 'Things a woman should know about style' as i believe there's no such a thing as too many fashion-related books; a set of fake nails as I think it's the easiest way to make them look good for longer and 2 boxes of jelly beans - because it's Valentines and chocolates are overrated ;) you may want to share them with your BFF, your boyfriend or on your own (I understand), whatever way, I hope you'll enjoy.




Good luck!

Monday, February 13, 2012

The ultimate satchel bag

I suppose that the Cambridge Satchel Company needs no introduction at this stage. Famous for their amazing bags, they recently surprised me with a collection of fluorescent and metallic bags. There's nothing like a modern take on a good old favourite!

I managed to 'stay away' from their bags as they were not available in Dublin. They have only recently launched in Bow Boutique and I am yet to pass by and fall for one. Until today. Ladies (and gents, in case you haven't got that Valentines pressie sorted yet) you can now get one of those perfect satchels @ the Bag Repairs store, 11 Harcourt Street, D2. I was going to walk by today but the display just wouldn't let me go. I'm now trying to make up my mind which colour would suit me best... After all it's an investment piece and at prices between € 95 and € 125 it's more than worth it! 




Display @ Bag Repairs store, Harcourt Street

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Greyscale

Grey is one of the most dominant colours in my wardrobe. Despite that, I don't think it's a stark looking selection of clothes. Due to a variety of shades, grey can be actually an uplifting colour. It's a great colour to use as a basis for an outfit as it goes well with so many things. It'll also come handy this summer to pair with neon colours which will stand out nicely beside it but won't overpower the outfit.

It's definitely a great colour for the dark haired but has to be used carefully by blondes. A shade that's too close to the hair colour or skin shade can wear you down so always try things on first. If in doubt, layer a grey top over a white one, but never black.

The outfit below is a very comfy shopping outfit I wore the other day. As previously mentioned, I am currently a bit obsessed with mixed-hemline pieces and here's another example of one of them.



Jeans - H&M
Shirt - Zara

It's in the detail..

 




Shopper bag - Ted Baker
Hat - Calvin Klein
Ankle Boots - Dunnes
Set of bracelets - Topshop

Thursday, February 9, 2012

'The closest thing to crazy'

Katie Melua's 'the closest thing to crazy' has always been one of my favourite songs. I thought of it after putting this outfit together. It's by far the most mishmash-ed outfit I've ever created.
I liked Topshop's recent window display where cycling shorts were paired with a very similar to mine, printed pencil skirt, a clashing top and a pair of high-heeled sandals so I drew my inspiration from it.

After reading so much about the new sporty style and thinking that there's no way I'm going sporty, I thought cycling shorts and a pencil skirt might as well be as far as I will go. I felt like this ensemble needed a bit more structure and something smarter to bring it all together so I added a very structured vintage blazer and a satchel.

I've looked at it over and over again and first I though it's simply crazy, now I think I like it more and more.

What do you think?



Skirt - Zara
T-shirt - New Look
Blazer - vintage
Shorts - Bershka

It's in the detail...


Satchel bag - Zara
Heels - Aldo

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Androgyny

Androgynous style can be a bit of a challenge and it's interesting how different people can make it look their own way. That's why the 4th outfit I styled recently was inspired by this trend.

The clothes I put together were very masculine and I was worried that we might end up with a boy on the photos but Daphne totally pulled it off and the strong make-up made it possible.

Enjoy my take on androgyny.






Photography: Gabor Nagy, website: Gaborimages
Model: Daphne Lopes, blog: Lilac Fashion
Make-up: Daisy, blog: Makeup by Daisy
Styling: myself

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bare midriffs & fifties USA

Cropped tops have been popular on and off for the last few seasons but this SS they are very much in and they have definitely gone shorter! 50s style is an obvious influence and cropped tops which look pretty much like bras are now totally acceptable in public. Celebs always love a bit of baring...



But how do we mortals pull that off? Well it's not easy, I'm personally all into bare legs or shoulders and although I may sometimes feel self conscious I can deal with it. Bare midriff though is a whole other league.

I went through many pics of 50s US style which is, well, quite out there and I also looked at a more current take on this trend.



After a lot of thought I decided to follow Vogue's advice and cover up with a sheer cardigan. I'm not sure where I went wrong but instead of a 50s look I ended up looking like a badly dressed 50 year old... I had to start from the beginning and I decided to keep it simpler. A cropped jumper in one color does just that and the rest is 50s inspired but without pushing it too far.

I'm still a bit unsure about a flash of skin in the middle (I wouldn't mind if I was a size 0) but I kept it to a minimum and I think it's bearable.




Skirt & Cropped jumper - H&M

It's in the detail...



Clutch bag - vintage
Heels - LK Bennett
Scarf - vintage
Necklace - a present
Ring - Penneys
Glasses - vintage Sabana
Cover for glasses - Topshop

What do you think of the bare midriff? Will you go for it?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Skirtilicious

I've always had a thing for sheer, floaty skirts. The ones with a longer hemline at the back particularly appeal to me and have been tempting me for a few months but it's the kind of thing that I just wasn't sure if I would ever get a chance to wear.

I picked this skirt up in Zara and I had a feeling I will end up regretting my impulse purchase soon.

How wrong was I? It's really comfortable and it would be too short if it was just the length of the front and also a bit long if it was the same length as the back part so this way it's simply perfect! It will be great for summer; I can just see it with a simple tee, cool shades and a pair of funky flip flops.

It was also perfect for last weekend when I was going over to my sister's and wanted to wear something that wouldn't be too boring but would also be comfortable and possible to wear on a bus (I have that thing with hating heels / dresses when on a bus, don't ask).


 


 Skirt - Zara
Jumper - H&M

It's in the detail..



Boots - bought in Germany
Clutch bag - French Connection (a present)
Ring & charms - Penneys
Belt -Zara

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Minty green

Green in that perfect pastel shade is sooo SS12. It has been 'following me' for a while now. Although I'm yet to find a piece that would suit me, I am determined to make it one of my favourites for this season.

You might remember my style crush, Miroslava Duma. I talked about her HERE.

Miroslava Duma + minty green? Perfection...



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