If you’re anything like me and are a bit of a hoarder with makeup, jewellery, and, general ‘bits n bobs’, then you’ll get frustrated when you start running out of room to store your things.
I love hanging jewellery from my bed post or wardrobe, (check out my storage post here ), but I can’t use them for everything so I’ll look out for cute boxes to store my earrings, glosses and general things. I got these cute boxes a few years back, and, they hold all of my individual eyes shadows, lipsticks etc.
I came across the most adorable Parisian style boxes that are available in all shapes and sizes. I decided to purchase this gorgeous jewellery box that I love.
I like how it has different compartments as the OCD freak in me likes to keep things neat and tidy. The actual decor of the box is quite chic indeed. The soft blue and cream colours work beautifully against the black lining and it helps the Eiffel tower to stand out.
Another completely girly addition for my room. Love it!
There comes a time when the prettiest of pretty floral clutch bags is released during the spring/summer season and leaves you lusting after it. It has happened to me. I do love a good bit of the floral action during the sunny season, it instantly brightens up your day, and I just love the ‘ladylike’ factor it brings with it.
Marks & Spencer have been busy designing up a serious SS13 storm. When I went to their London SS13 Press Show, it was clear to see that they meant business. Speaking to the talented designers behind each department, they spent a long time looking at what the customer wants to see, understanding that it’ll be a case of trial and error and delivering to us a fresh and vibrant collection.
I know I always say that these kind of accessories would be perfect for those nights out on the town, summer weddings or the odd cocktail party, but I would even wear this baby going to do a food shop. The shape, size and of course design, is just so pretty.
Priced at just, £29.50, it’s a bargain as you can wear it with pretty much any item within your wardrobes. I’ve a couple of weddings and summer parties coming up, at least I’ve got my accessories sorted!
There is no better way to showcase your SS13 collection than at the stunning Merchant Hotel, Belfast, and Ruedi Maguire did just that. The talented designer treated all of his guests to a magnificent spring/summer collection while we all sipped on champagne and tasted thee best sweets and treats around.
The luxurious setting of the Rita Duffy suite was the perfect place for Ruedi to showcase his latest collection. Each table had a stunning centre piece of pastel flowers with beautiful Victorian inspired candle holders. Before the show started, myself and my mummy, mingled with the lovely Nuala, Julie and of course, FABB mama bear, Katrina. Each table was given a selection of sandwiches, savoury treats and of course sweets!
Around seven, the show started and the first piece set the tone for the evening, which was, glamour at its best. This stunning ball gown made all of the guests, and myself, gasp in awe.
From the waist down, there was pretty trickles of flowers around the front and down to the train of the dress. It honestly was a magnificent piece to start the show with.
There was a great mixture of styles on offer, from the show stopping ball gowns to the fun and flirty mini dresses. This adorable white dress stole my heart. I love the combination of materials used, the silk prom inspired skirt works beautifully with the lace top.
The lace theme continued with this elegant white pencil dress. I love a dress that shows off our womanly shapes and the lace material makes it light to wear and perfect for the coming summer months. With white, think of it like a blank canvas to accessorize. There are so many different looks you can achieve with this dress.
As soon as this stunning peplum dress hit the runway, I immediately fell in love. The classic shape, peplum styled waist and the beautiful material makes it a one of a kind piece, and a must have this SS13!
It was clear to see that Ruedi has opted for a soft pastel tone for some of his pieces. Each look was clean, crisp and fresh looking. The style of this dress is a personal favourite of mine. I have a few pieces in my wardrobe that would be similar to the shape of this gorgeous pencil dress.
Yet another show stopping dress that caught my eye. I love the soft lilac tone in this silk gown. With the long sleeves, they help balance out the deep plunging neck line perfectly.
The hair and make up worked beautifully with the tone of the show. The talented Andrew Mulvenna styled the model’s hair, and make up was done by the lovely Claire Mc Evoy. It was very old hollywood and extremely elegant.
Runway images by Stephen Potter
Myself and my mummy, had an amazing time at Ruedi’s Fashion Tea. It was a great day for fashion, chatting with friends, and the perfect excuse to treat my mummy.
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Despite the heavy snow, power cuts and all round crazy weather, Belfast Fashion Week, heated up the Ulster Museum as they showcased the hottest designers and local boutiques that Northern Ireland has to offer.
Cathy Martin, Director of FASHIONWEEK said: “The weather outside may be grim but it certainly hasn’t put a dampener on our show tonight. It was touch and go for a while as we lost power for around half an hour, but our audience came for a show and a show is what we gave them”.
She said: “The designer/boutique show is always very popular and a favourite of many as it brings so much variety, creativity and flair to the FASHIONWEEK runway and this season has been no different. Our dedicated fans at last night’s event were treated to an array of stunning, glamorous and one-of-a-kind designs sashaying down the catwalk delighting all who set their eyes on them.”
Diamond Dolls from Banbridge and vintage store Jacob Street in Belfast lit up the Ulster Museum alongside chic Belfast boutiques Jourdan and Blush from the Lisburn Road. These locally owned boutiques were complemented by a whole host of talent in the form of designers Una Rodden, Grainne Maher, Ruedi Maguire of the RUEDI range, and guest designer Alexandra Heath. Locally owned and nationally successful jewellery store Argento also made an appearance as its wide range of chic accessories added the final touch to many of the outfits.
Una Rodden Collection
Regular participant and well-known designer in Northern Ireland and beyond, Una Rodden showed off more of her beautiful designs which have won her a legion of celebrity fans including Nadine Coyle, Mischa Barton and Christine Bleakley; she said: “I love FASHIONWEEK, there’s a great buzz at the shows and not only do I very much enjoy and relish the opportunity to introduce my designs to existing and new customers, but I also love catching up with other like-minded people in the industry and witnessing first-hand the talents of our home-grown designers. Northern Ireland has some fantastic creative talent and it’s wonderful that FASHIONWEEK provides such a great platform for both distinguished and up-and-coming designers.”
It just shows you that the stylish ladies of Northern Ireland will brace rain, hail or snow to take their seat at NI’s hottest fashion show. Needless to say, it was a very successful night.
With Belfast Fashion Week returning for its fifteenth season, they pulled out the big guns and hosted it in the stunning and iconic Ulster Museum, Belfast. On Thursday 21st March, myself and my friend, Sarah, met up with the lovely Vicki (www.themagpiegirl.com) and Sarah Leonard (www.saloule.com) for the debut of George by Asda SS13 collection.
(Photography by Ruairi Drayne for Sugahfix.com)
Despite the freezing cold temperatures and the fact that I did dress for the spring/summer season, we headed for fashion week with our spirits high. It wasn’t long before we all warmed up, the delicious West Coast Coolers helped!
(Photography by Ruairi Drayne for Sugahfix.com)
There was a stunning selection of SS pieces showcased, from pastel and floral summer dresses, monochrome crop trousers to cool and causal camouflage jackets, I think it’s safe to say, George at Asda has nailed their spring/summer collection.
(Photography by Ruairi Drayne for Sugahfix.com)
Honestly, Asda, Cathy Martin and her team put together such an amazing show, from the location to the clothes (and the hott models), it was such a fun night. Thank you to the lovely Lisa for inviting me and for putting a major dent into my bank balance!
Over the weekend, I purchased the mother of all satchels. While browsing around Debenhams, I stumbled upon this fabulous neon pink and totally amazing satchel by the talented Henry Holland.
As soon as I set eyes on this baby, I knew I would be taking it home with me. I love the shape of it as it isn’t your typical square-shaped bag, it’s more rectangular. The check interior is such an adorable touch to it, I love finding a bag that has some imagination put into not only the exterior but also the interior.
It was priced at a very reasonable £39, but to my amazement, when I got to the till, it was reduced down to £27.50. I’m so excited to showcase it, and it’s the perfect accessory for the coming SS13!
What do you ladies think of it?
If you love it as much as I do, then, head to your nearest store and treat yourself!
For a while now I’ve been hearing so much about real Techniques make up brushes. Various mua’s and the FABB gals are all fans of these make up tools and finally, I got my hands on them.
Superdrug have recently started to sell them, and lucky for me, I managed to get the last brush set they had in stock.
For £20.99, I got a buffing brush, a foundation brush, a contouring brush and a concealer brush. All this came with a black carrying case and I’m so excited to start using them.
As soon as I opened the brushes, the first thing I noticed was how unbelievably soft they are. I could literally sit all day and stroke my face with these babies, they’re amazing.
I used them for the first time this morning and I am genuinely pleased with how well they work. My make up looked more professional and I’ve now officially converted into a real Techniques fan!