to market, to market
the dublin flea market takes place on the last sunday of every month, at newmarket. so yesterday i went along to the september edition to see what i could find. i’d been planning to go ever since i found out about it a couple of weeks ago but in the end i actually completely forgot until about 3pm on the day. i only had about €20 in my pocket, which, turns out, was probably a good...
mango online store →
i actually really, really like mango a lot. and guess what? FREE SHIPPING IN IRELAND! oh boy, this is going to be hard to resist.
i went shopping today with the initial intention to buy a few things for my morocco trip in 2 weeks (oh, and a new yoga mat - damnit!) but instead, i ended up being sucked in by the new collections. the rain outside and fall fashion galore inside made it hard to think about buying suncream and linen trousers, so i just went with it. last week i wrote about my search for the perfect trench, after...
yves, sailor on →
an entry from my ex-blog about the day i attended yves saint lauren’s funeral in paris.
online shopping: virtual insanity?
these days, we truly are living in the age of technology. over the years, more and more services have become available online and people have started to migrate their consumer habits onto the web. i myself have been using the internet to book holidays, view my bank statements and order books and cds for years. but there are a couple of activities i still prefer to practice in their traditional...
man oh man
when i started this blog, a male friend of mine asked if i was going to be talking about any men’s fashion. i hadn’t thought to, but once he mentioned it, i decided to make a point of also covering some men’s style topics, just for the challenge. in my opinion, writing about men’s fashion is a challenge. i’ve always been intrigued by it, and while living in paris i...
knee high socks
i’ll admit it. when i was about 15, i went through my emo phase, like a lot of other people i’m sure. i wore cords that were so wide i actually made a tote bag out of one of the legs once i stopped wearing them. plastic bracelets adorned my wrists. i started experimenting with eye makeup. and, oh yeah, knee high socks were AWESOME. especially if they were striped or argyle in bright...
Coats And Trench coats - Collection - Woman - Zara →
I’ve been doing a lot of online window shopping recently. Today I learnt that Zara have launched their online store. This makes me very happy - not only can I check out their new products, but the styling is magical.
i’m on the hunt for the perfect trench coat. being september, most stores have these in stock right now, but it’s hard to find one that’s the right colour, style and length. it’s an essential item for any woman’s wardrobe and has been done and redone by all the greatest designers. jean-paul gaultier let the search begin! ideally, i think i’d like one in...
fall in love →
my catwalk favourites for a/w 2010. of course i won’t actually ever be able to afford any of these items (nor would i want to spend such hard earned cash on clothes) but these looks are definitely my inspiration for autumn style. i freaking love autumn. it’s so much more interesting than summer. in the words of miranda priestly, “florals for spring? groundbreaking!”
bringing sexy back
(forgive me for the title but i just couldn’t resist) as i mentioned in one of my previous posts, i’m going to start experimenting with different neck styles. previously, i was a big fan of anything giving visibility to cleavage, but a few weeks ago a colleague of mine was wearing a top with a cutout in the back. she has short hair and a really nice complexion and so it looked great,...
today i went shopping. the main items i was looking for were sweaters (scoop neck and off-the-shoulder, as per my last post) and a good trench coat. as i trapsed from store to store, i became increasingly disappointed with the crap that was on offer: garish prints, unflattering shapes, bizarre textures. why was it so difficult to find anything half decent these days? i thought about the clothes i...
me & the crew
for the past couple of years i’ve had this agreement with myself that i don’t like anything crew neck, that they are not feminine and very unflattering. as of late, i’ve realised that this is a ridiculous thing to think. last week, i saw a colleague of mine wearing a simple black crew neck sweater with a wide belt cinched at the waist. it looked so elegant and actually quite sexy to an extent. so...
for the past few years, i’ve been very neglectful of my interest in fashion and style. i think this was because i got disillusioned towards the end of the four years i spent in paris. even though it’s one of the fashion capitals of the world, people are surprisingly narrow minded and eventually i felt too self conscious to go out wearing anything particularly interesting. i also lost...