Thursday, October 25, 2012

New kids on the block

I definitely spend too much time around Dawson Street (shopping & eating) so I was surprised to see that I somehow missed a new tenant moving in.

Rare Clothing Company buy clothes for cash (winter wardrobe revamp anyone?) and also sells some great stuff. After a quick chat with one of the owners I found that they are committed to delivering high-end brands at great prices (hello Christian L @ € 200!). They're still working on the store and the concept so expect more and better.

Surely, I couldn't leave empty handed and although I was tempted by the French Connection studded dress below, I left with a pair of leather shorts @ € 12!

Note to self: Stores to visit regularly -> Update: Rare -> Checked.

They're on Fbook already if you want to check them out: Rare Clothing Company

 Stock @ Rare 

Interiors & some quick snaps of products

My new leather shorts :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

The new pants on the menu

Late coming, an outfit I wore to dinner about a month ago.

What I really like about printed trousers is that they offer this whole new option for a dinner/going out outfit. How is that? Well first of all they're not a dress. Which would be probably your first call. Second, they're not a skirt so you can actually wear them with flats and still look dressed up. Last but not least they're not your usual black pants (so you won't be asked if you're coming straight from work;).

I paired my printed (cheap) pair of pants with a peplum top which I wore to bits this summer and a thrifted boyfriend blazer. I added 2 interesting accessories (I was so exited about that bag and I'm now kinda over it) and I set off in this much easier but still suitable new dinner attire.

Top - Zara
Pants -H&M
Blazer - thrifted
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell
Bag - Tk Maxx

Friday, October 19, 2012

Maison Martin Margiela

H&M's most recent collaboration will launch in stores on 15th of November.

When I think MMM, I think: abstract, oversized, masculine... and simple.
I think: this is what I would like to wear. And look hot at the same time.
Then I look at the price and I think: I have to stop eating & move to the streets, I might be able to afford it then.

Maison Martin Margiela AW'12

I am a huge fan of MMM's style and I think that his AW'12 was fab. Personally I would accessorise such simple pieces more (off the runway) but although simple, they make for amazing staple pieces.

I am delighted to see that his collaboration with H&M resulted in a designer worthy collection and that he stayed true to his signature style. I am a little concerned though whether I could pull these outfits off and actually, how suitable they are for everyday life.

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Still, considering that this may be the only opportunity I can get a bit of MMM without the hefty price tag... I might just go for it :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

The story of my life

On a bad hair day, when I spend the morning trying to make my (desperate for wash) hair look as if they were supposed to be in that messy knot / odd plat / head scarf on purpose, compliments on my hairdo come flying at me all day long. Are they just being sarcastic or do people really think that my dry shampooed + backcombed + tonnes of hair clips really work for me?! The same applies to clothes. I could put so much thought into an outfit... which goes unnoticed. Anything thrown together in a rush on the other hand is usually considered the coolest outfit ever!

It also applies to branded clothes, or rather, their lack of. I've recently experienced it again so best if I just tell the story (if you're still with me).

I was at one of Siopella's now famous sales in aid of A Dogs Life. Browsing through the clothes I was stopped by a fellow shopper for a quick chat. I was quite happy with what I wore that day and my outfit roughly consisted of: Michael Kors trench, part-leather pants from COS, Italian leather bag and an encrusted collar. Imagine my amusement when the said shopper complimented on my boots, which, as anyone from Dublin will surely know the answer, were from Penneys! The girl left delighted with my answer surely heading for Mary Street and I, yet again, was left wondering what really the point in spending money on clothes is...

Olivia Palermo (most likely in designer) & Penneys version


Friday, October 5, 2012

Irish designed jewellery @ Coldlilies

Last week I had an opportunity to attend a bloggers' brunch hosted by Coldlilies and see their amazing jewellery selection. Coldlilies is a new online destination for contemporary Irish designed jewellery. They stock designers such as Una Burke, Merle O'Grady, Muireann Walshe to mention a few.

I don't think my talking will do the site or the products any justice so I will just let you enjoy few snaps from the launch (most pieces are already on my Christmas wishlist ;).

This is definitely the space to get familiar with up-and-coming Irish designers and their fabulous creations.

Necklace by Merle O'Grady

Ciara & Kim, the lovely owners of Coldliles

  Rings by Daniela Cardillo

Neckpiece by Una Burke
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