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Great shoot with a fantastic team!
Photographer: Holly McGlynn
Model: Franklin Lamaroux
Makeup: Orla Byrne
Hair: Raissa Gilligan
Assistants: Ricky Mangala & Darren Moriarty
Thanks James, lovely piece!
I’ve always loved the excuse to get dressed up. Even a quick nip to the shops will involve a serious sartorial selection and a bed full of discarded outfit choices. Suffice to say, when I discovered that I’d be co-hosting the Red Carpet of the MFI Magazine Summer Celebration, I knew I’d have to pull together quite the banger of a look!
This white tuxedo blazer was quite the impulse purchase from Zara 2 years ago. Given that it’s exceptionally formal, I use it only for certain occasions, but felt that this particular event was worthy of a fabulous evening ensemble! My co-presenter, the fabulously stylish stylist Mairéad Vickers also opted for white, which made us quite the pristine pair!
I opted for a simple full monochrome look with a dash of red, to really allow my jacket do the talking. The pants are from Benetton, while the contrast collar…
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With the emergence of an actual summer in Ireland this year, the thought of dressing for the cold, dull and dreary days ahead are probably far from your mind right now!
However, we all know things can change fairly rapidly around here so it’s no harm to think ahead and plan the looks you will be rocking later this year!
This week I checked out two of the high street’s offerings for Autumnal dressing at the ever trendy River Island and brand power house Bestseller; covering collections from Vero Moda, Vila, Only, Name it, Pieces, Little Pieces, Noisy may, lmtd, Y.A.S, Jack & Jones, Selected Homme and brand new label Only & Sons.
First up it’s the go-to chain for stylish and affordable fashion, River Island. With 7 fashion stories on view for the ladies including Preppy, Luxe Traveller, Puritan, 60’s Pastel, Snow, Grey and Noir, the vast array of trends for next season will excite and delight you!
I fell hard for the Grey, Snow and 60’s Pastel trends; the pieces are so easy to mix and match with your current wardrobe and will liven your predictably dark palette this Winter. These softer tones on bang on trend, will flatter a multitude of Irish skin tones and serve as multi taskers in your wardrobe, giving you plenty of choice for work and play next season!
Watch out for the amazing leather pencil skirt WITH POCKETS in nude and soft grey! Perfect for the office or a night out, depending on how you style it! Pair with a cashmere knit and courts for work, or mix it up with a casual tee, Chelsea boots and plenty of attitude for the evening!
And now for the guys! RI have created 5 fashion stories for you to choose from; Generation X, Frequency, Vinyl, Blinders and Techno Folk. As ever, quality, style and value for money is synonymous with menswear at RI. Outfit inspiration comes from a mixture of vintage nostalgia and modern styling. Choose to update your look next season with rock and roll heritage, 90’s youth culture, geometric prints and large-scale patterns to name but a few!
Invest in your style, it will thank you in the future, I promise! No better way to do that than with the classic camel coat. You will take this out of your wardrobe year after year, it will cover a multitude of occasions and you will definitely be the best dressed gent in any room!
Next up is Danish brand Bestseller. Known for its fast and affordable fashion, this is another Scandi brand gaining followers on the Irish scene. With over 20 labels to choose from online and in stores nationwide, including brand new menswear range Only & Sons, there is sure to be something for everyone next season! I went along to view A/W ’14 show with MFI Magazine editor Adam Gaffey. Check out some of the snaps hot off the runway over here!
I’ve popped a few of my favourites from the River Island collections and some snaps from the Bestseller Fashion Festival event in the gallery below for you to check out.
Thank you to Emma @River Island and Tara & Shauna @Bestseller for two fabulous events!
Pictured at the Unicorn garden fashion party giving a style and colour presentation with designer Sophie Rieu and fashion assistant Paulette Ennis.
Garden of Unicorn, Waverly, Church Rd, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
The July issue of MFI Magazine is out now and it is choc-full of new faces, places and labels!
Check out my editorial ‘Last One Standing’ featuring garments exclusive to MFI from new brand Only & Sons, as well as pictorial ‘Timeless Style’ with the awesome Louise Slevin Photography!
Massive thanks to my two amazing models Shane Gallagher & Luke Taylor Assets Model Agency – New Page
Hope you enjoy!
Can’t wait to shoot another fun and informative fashion vlog with Louise Slevin Photography this weekend!
This time around I will cover Men’s body shape analysis; describing the key pieces to choose this season, so keep watching for all you ever wanted to know about dressing your shape for Summer 2014!