”Creative Enniskerry” LIVE Styling Sessions with Mairéad Vickers at Smock Boutique

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Enniskerry village is showing off its creativity during National Drawing Day on Saturday 20th of May 2017 and we would love for you to join us!

The Schoolhouse for Art will be holding painting, clay sculpting and woodcarving demonstrations, life drawing with a live model (clothed of course!). Of course some creativity for the kids added too.

At Smock Boutique we will be creating a unique LIVE window display with personal styling clients receiving professional advice covering Colour, Style & Body Shape Analysis by boutique owner & personal stylist Mairead Vickers.

As always a bit of arty nibbling in our local eateries is a must while visiting beautiful Enniskerry!

Our scenic village really has something for everyone, including book readers, craft lovers, fashionistas & antique hunters, so come along and enjoy a taste of village life!

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Fashion & Style Newsletter Issue 3

Fashion & Style Newsletter Issue 3

Working on the third issue of the MV Styling Fashion & Style Newsletter!

In this issue, Style File continues with my top tips to finding Wardrobe Heaven, regular section Colour Crush will keep you in the know, and Creative Corner reviews another fantastic new Irish designer!

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Women in Business

Women in Business

CityWideTV focuses its attention on the subject of women in business in the first of a series of videos which showcases the scope and range of female entrepreneurship here in Dublin and the country as a whole. This time round we talk to Fashion Consultant and Stylist, Mairead Vickers as she gives us an insight into what it is to run your own business and throws a light on the often overlooked area of Men’s Fashion styling.

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Producer and Editor: Susan Jackson.
Presenter: Feargal O’ Lideadh.
Camera: Sean Mooney.
Sound: Darren Fitzpatrick.
Floor Manager: Iris Park.

Lennon Courtney Studio Launch 12/03/14

With fresh ideas, creativity and talent in abundance, noted design duo Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney took the plunge and opened the doors to their latest venture at No.19 Stephen’s Street…
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During a busy day of styling and shoot research, fresh from the print & colour explosion at Primark’s Summer 2014 Showcase , and in the mood for some more previews & collection sneak peeks; I took an hour to stop in and check out Sonya and Brendan’s new digs at No.19.
Greeted, welcomed & ushered in by the lovely Deborah & Helen, I stepped into a bright, elegant and beautifully balanced space at the studio front. Images from the design duo’s first collaboration teamed with a quirky chair display adorn the otherwise plain walls. Neat rails of garments line the studio shop front, leading on towards the work space area behind. In choosing a neutral palette to display the brand’s signature relaxed tailoring and clever use of colour; it’s these quirky yet functional finishing touches that sum up what we’ve come to know and love from this creative couple.

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Knowing the original collection was having a sale moment, and naturally having already scanned the options on my previous night’s online research marathon, I made a bee-line for the bargain goodies!
My top picks from the collection include these must-have investment items; the Olive Tulip skirt, the Tux jacket and the Peplum top.
High quality materials, clever design and classic style; these versatile pieces have been carefully made to blend with and enhance your current wardrobe.

Fresh from the sale rail excitement, and just about to make a giddy exit; in walks stylist, presenter, designer and all round fashion guru, the lovely Sonya herself!
Naturally dressed to perfection in Lennon Courtney, she kindly obliges my eager questions, amateur photography & general chit-chat!
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Feeling thoroughly inspired; I leave No.19 eagerly anticipating my next visit and the next exciting installment from Lennon Courtney.
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PRESS RELEASE
MARCH 2014

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SONYA LENNON AND BRENDAN COURTNEY LAUNCH IRELAND’S FIRST LIVE STUDIO

SEE, STYLE, SHOP!
On Wednesday, 12th March, Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney celebrated the launch of their new live studio located at The Central Dairy, 19 Stephens Street, Dublin 2. The studio will offer a number of unique experiences for consumers, as they can pop in and see Brendan and Sonya work, make an appointment to be personally styled and of course shop the latest collection, ‘Vacation’. The studio is now open for appointments from Monday to Saturday, from 10am until 6pm.

Upon arrival, guests enjoyed a prosecco reception, before being treated to an exclusive screening of a documentary on the history of the building. Those in attendance included Alison Canavan, stylist Cathy O’Connor, TV presenter Lorraine Keane, jewellery designer Natasha Sherling, stylist Courtney Smith and handbag designer Pauric Sweeney.

The latest collection ‘Vacation’, which is now available in the studio, has a core palette of muted tones in light greys and blues, with some added statement accents in fuchsia and royal blue. Known for celebrating femininity, Lennon Courtney has also introduced some new and exciting fabrics this spring / summer including stretch canvas, silk and cashmere. Irish made knitwear also plays a key role in the collection – with luxuriously soft cashmeres and lambs wool, light and delicate, in the form of off the shoulder tops and knitted tees.

Lennon Courtney is available to buy at The Central Dairy, 19 Stephens Street, Dublin 2 and online at www.lennoncourtney.com. Prices start at €40.

Follow Lennon Courtney on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/pages/Lennon-Courtney

About Lennon Courtney
Fashion crusaders and stylists Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney have combined their 35 years of experience in the fashion industry to create their first collaboration. Irish designed it includes a full knitwear range produced by leading craft-makers and producers in Dublin. Their designs are informed by a shared philosophy that focuses on developing clothes and styles that are uniquely tailored to the shape of modern women. Collections and key pieces are based on an analysis of body shape and lifestyle needs each season.

WHEN POPPY MET DAISY FASHION SCHOOL LAUNCH EVENING 12/11/13

WHEN POPPY MET DAISY FASHION SCHOOL LAUNCH EVENING 12/11/13

WHEN POPPY_work_1-03_905The Grand Social drew a stylish crowd on Tuesday evening for the launch of Dublin based sewing and fashion school When Poppy Met Daisy. I went along to check out the fashion show displaying some of the students own work , sample the fancy treats and grab a quick chat with owner and leading lady Lorna Daly. 

The evening kicked off with a drink’s reception and DJ set upstairs in the Loft, and while the prep for the fashion show continued behind the scenes, the venue quickly filled up with an excited crowd. With the bar area transformed into a long catwalk, 150 goodie bags snapped up sharpish, and FROW seats firmly taken, we settled in for a Tuesday evening treat.

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Following an introductory video, fashion stylist and MC for the evening Laura Mullet handed proceedings over to the lovely models and the show kicked off.
Texture and pattern featured heavily in the students’ collections, with on trend leather trim and tartan details dominating. An impressive array of well-made garments sashayed down the runway including my personal picks; a gorgeous leather houndstooth hemmed dress coat and Lorna’s own cropped tartan trousers.

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Creative duo and former students of WPMD, sisters Sandra & Jane Palles aka Princess Palles, also showed some signature pieces from their collection. Classic shapes in seasonal shades with styling details from equestrian to vintage, these pieces are eye-catching and fun yet oh so wearable.
More information available at www.princesspalles.com 


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Photography above by Laura Vitel, Makeup by Julie Caulfield, Hair by Sarah Jane Bruce and Tara Walsh 

IMG_1977Following the show, I grabbed a quickfire-chat with founder of WPMD Lorna Daly. Lorna is one busy lady; in between running her fashion school, designing and arranging shows & shoots, she gave me a quick insight into what inspires and delights her.

Favourite Websites 

Self-confessed Pinterest freak! Follow Lorna’s boards for inspiration on fashion, hair, makeup, photography,  crafts and editorial style.

Favourite Blogs

Original street-style snapper Scott Schuman’s The Sartorialist and super-blogger Susie Lau’s Style Bubble

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Heiress and fashion muse Daphne Guinness

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Home-grown stars Simone Rocha (in particular S/S ’13)  and Lorna’s former college buddy Emma Manley

Currently Excited About 

Adding new courses to the WPMD line-up!

* Lorna is delighted to launch an all new Photography class, where you can learn to get the best from your camera. There is also a brand new Fashion Illustration class taught by talented illustrator Holly Shortall.

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Founded and run by the multi-talented designer, teacher and all round fashionista Lorna, WPMD is a fashion school with a difference!

Gaining substantial media attention, and now featuring an updated selection of classes, pupils can choose from an eclectic mix of courses including fashion illustration, millinery fascination and styling, as well as firm favourites ‘How to make a dress/skirt in a Day’ and basic alterations.

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You can even learn how to create your own Peter Pan collar and vintage bunting! This is DIY design at its best; fun, engaging and ultimately rewarding.

For the full list of courses and all other information please visit www.whenpoppymetdaisy.com