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When Wearing Navy & White to a Winter Wedding

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This dress just ticks so many of our fashion boxes …. feminine trendy and the comfort level… the most important one…..

This dress from Badgley Mischka has a stunning 1950s silouette, structure in the bodice where you want it most … A sleeveless style with a rope detail on the collar . The waist is nipped in with a full 50s skirt with underlying skirt to create super pretty volume. print is the ultimate in dressing up this month, add a a twist of coloured for added interest. Here we added the lipstick MAC Taupe as a the shade of choice for this demure look. The lips are talking but in subtle tones. Accessories are minalimistic- earnings from Penneys , grey pearls and a faux crocodile belt with gold fastening chain from River Island.

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September Ensembles

Looking to wear a “head to toe ensemble” and not sure what to wear this month. Showcase your personal wedding style …… Us ladies love to play “dress up” so let’s take a look at some of this month’s stunning options for your Big Day or of course the Best Dressed Ladies Event.

With the obsession for pleats still with us this classic dress will have heads turning. A silouette reminiscent of Coco Channel this dress would be perfect even for a small civil ceramony. Elegance personified with its classic white roundneck sleeveless top. The drop waist is enhanced with a wide belt in a dusty pink shade and the navy pleated skirt just like Coco Channel herself will never date. The gloves are a fantastic add on option for a Best Dressed Ladies day event. This pair are vintage in a pale pink shade.

The hat is custom made from Rachelle Guiry designs , a pillbox with delicate floral and lace embroidery. hats are must haves these  year for weddings and race day outings. With the huge resurgence for hats “this accessory” will be the finishing touch for your ensemble.


Dress: Ted Baker @ Bella Sola Boutique

Shoes: Carvella
Hat: RachelleGuiry designs

Love Floaty ruffles then this is for you ….. this  look would absolutely work wonderfully as a chic wedding dress with its delicate chiffon. The close fitting skirt with oversized top with Spanish style ruffles on the sleeves are just dreamy, fairytale. For some more quirky embellishment inspiration look to Guccis signature AW 16 collection . The heels with metallic bars on the straps from Carvela  @ lend the look some statement embellishment, the likes of which which are anything but discreet this season.
The hat is custom made from Rachelle Guiry designs , a pillbox with delicate floral and lace embroidery.





Dress: Marc Aurel @ Bella Solla Boutique
Shoes: Carvella
Hat: Rachelle Guiry Designs
Drawing inspiration from the fairy tale trend on our catwalks we adore this dress from D.Exterior. With enchanting embroideries and romantic florals with flowing fabrics there’s so much to choose from this Autumn. We’re not one to turn down princess dresses and this midi length with extended skirt length has our full attention. With strappy sandals from and the contemporary hat  @ Bela Sola boutique this version has us set for a happy ever after at the church or racecourse.



Dress: Bagley Mischa  @ Bella Solla Boutique
Shoes: New Look
Hat: Bella Sola Boutique




Yours in Makeup and Style


Rachelle x

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“Dress Me” I’m off Racing

A month of racing…. sleeves, skirts, kitten heels or stilettos just what to wear to stand out of a very fashionable crowd.

When dressing for such an important occasion where to start…. Just take a look at your most comfortable outfit recently….. Where were you going….. how did u feel in it… this can help you build your look if your finding it difficult to choose somewhere to start from.

There are generally four lady shapes: Apple, Pear shaped , Straight or Hourglass. When dressing you are simply going to shop for your shape.

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Fur Stole Fun

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The explosion of fur on our catwalk continues with faux fur accessories available in multiple stores as we run right up to Christmas. Need some glamorous ideas for your stole…..Four fun ways to wear yours today just below & the beautiful chic stole in a soft cream fawn featured today was from @ Penneys 17E.

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Woolly Blues

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Getting chilly out there but we want to feel blue it seems or at least wear it.  With an opulent royal blue  two piece suit seen on the Christopher Kane runway. Then there was a stunning jumpsuit with cutout detail @ Davis Koma hinting that perhaps the jacket & trousers combo will be our mistletoe match this Christmas.

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A New Week,, A New Fragrance

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Need some gift inspiration this week for a loved one, a bridesmaid token or beginning your Christmas shopping ….? Then wander over to the Jo Malone Counter.


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The counter is just beautifully decorated for Christmas…. lush limited edition bottles, exquisite Christmas green ribbon detailing and bespoke boxes that can be tailored to include your personal favourite fragrances. Christmas review on these delicious sets coming soon…..



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ahhhh but today we fell in love with the  Jo Malone “Earl Grey Cologne”.

The beautiful distinction of Earl Grey, the perfume opens with a burst of Bergamot combined with Apple, Jasmine and Cucumber. The unique Earl Grey scent with a combination Angelica and Davanna at its centre, is beautifully delicate without overpowering citrus undertones. As an Earl Grey Drinker I find it hard to dislike anything about this fragrance

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Jo Malone is sometimes harshly critiqued for the longevity of its scents but this cologne settles so softly on the skin giving way to a muskier undertone after an hour or two. The very nature of this fragrance is soft & reviving just like the tea itself. A delicious few hours can be expected, the Base of Beeswax, Vanilla & Musk at the very heart of this fragrance, lend a musky depth as the cologne softens on the skin.  The longevity is about four to six hours on the skin.



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Beautiful Bridal Skincare

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It’s one of the most important times in her life….

….The Wedding Day…

and skin should be  fresh, hydrated and nourished to create that important beautiful base. So where to start and what to buy ….. Included below are some of the reliable skincare buys especially for Irish skin where skin is often sensitive, with dreaded oily T Zones.



First things first , we love to cleanse, cleanse, cleanse….The Lancôme Gel Eclat clarifying cleanser pearly foam is a fine luxurious pearly foam which cleanses deep down into the skin gently breaking down day to day impurities and sebum.


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A fantastic product for normal to oily types in particular and great for  us makeup wearers. Best applied to a damp face, the gel begins to create a soft foam once applied on the skin. Massage gently for 60 seconds to boost micro circulation before rinsing off with warm water.The soft gel is non drying and the skin is left feeling soft and fresh.


Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Cream is a daily anti aging moisturising cream with a slightly pearlescent finish that looks great on all skin types. The best feature here is the lightweight texture that leaves skin radiant but doesn’t have that heavy texture that can clog skin. Fantastic as a day to day moisturiser in the run up to your big day & as an option under everyday makeup.


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The most delicate skin on the body …… under the eyes….., needs most of our TLC. This is a much loved go to under eye moisturiser  MAC Fast Responce Eye Creme. It’s packed full of Caffeine and Vitamin E, on application you will feel  that instant tightening effect, this  product really keeps the area quite firm. This cream is wonderfully lightweight with a soft vanilla scent and delicate blurring optics will create a soft focus effect under the eyes.

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All Lancôme products listed above are available @ Lancôme department stores nationwide & of course our favourite MAC @ Brown Thomas Stores.


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A New Scent, a New Week

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And so the Marc Jacobs fragrance family grows by one, Marc Jacobs presents Decadence, it first mature fragrance of this year. The luxurious packaging made me feel initially intrigued, thinking yes, yes, yes I will just adore this scent…….

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The olive green hue is one of my favourite shades, the chic bottle symbolic, a “personal talisman” of the designer, reminiscent of a handbag complete with the gold chain and black python cap and tassel made it feel very enticing indeed. I have to say I was a little disappointed with the scent,  feeling that this fragrance would have more exoticism to offer. Please don’t misunderstand me by saying this perfume is luxurious and I must say lasted all day but it lacked a certain something….

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The base notes are warm Amber, Vetiver and Papyrus wood, the top notes include Italian plum saffron and Iris, Bulgarian rose, Sambac jasmine and Orris Root at its centre. Initially the fragrance is slightly sharp then within a couple of minutes develops in a solidly spicy scent. The base notes of warm Amber and plum overpower all the other ingredients. If you are a fan of a warm heavy spicy Amber fragrance with a blast of pepper then this is for you. The strong slightly synthetic scent, will last all night long. A wonderful Christmas gift with its exquisite packaging and longevity, but do test out likability with the receiver before purchase.
Available in 30ml, 50ml & 100ml from selected stores nationwide.
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