AW12: II lookbook from The Revolver Project. Vintage finds (Yes, more vintage and to that I say, so what?) leaving me lusting after one item in particular, which shall remain Top Secret until I can get my hands on it! Check them out on Facebook or Twitter here.
// Penneys coat // Topshop tee and skirt //Vintage clutch // Accessorize collar // Converse //
Outfit post-wise, I’m getting back into the swing of things! Here’s the look I wore for afternoon drinks yesterday, of course sticking with my much-loved, very worn-in Cons (see my Instagram @meghan_eve for beautifully filtered proof). As for the hair, a trial run for my graduation tomorrow (eeeekk) and probably one of the few times you will ever see my hair loose and remotely styled on Style from Scratch! What does everybody think?
Consignment store Siopaella lured me into its Temple Bar premises last week, promising a treasure trove of vintage and designer finds for a one-day only markdown sale. While I left without anything designer, I did leave with pockets considerably lighter but in high spirits for having snapped up this gorgeous trinket. Almost choker-like, this multicoloured gemstone chain is so unlike anything I have, or anything I’ve seen on the high street in the last while and needless to say, I had to have it!
A well-overdue post, as we all know, Dublin Fashion Festival took place to great success last week throughout the city. As I mentioned here, I volunteered for two days and was lucky enough to end up working alongside the organisers of DFF from Dublin City BID, as well as Trish and Jules Fallon – model agents and stylists extraordinaire – from 1st Options modelling agency here in Dublin. As a volunteer dresser having never worked behind-the-scenes at any sort of fashion shows before, I was (kind of) thrown in at the deep end on the first day, but I absolutely loved it! Aside from working with some fantastic people (from professionals to models to volunteers), I thrived on the buzz surrounding fashion shows and the many other ‘guerilla’ events that took place during the weekend, such as DFF’s night-time Creative Quarter Flash Mobs.
The pinnacle of the entire weekend however had to be the Powerscourt Fashion Show, which took place on the steps of Powerscourt House backing on to South William Street. A night-time spectacle of some of the Design Centre’s most exclusive designs, the show was a roaring success, as fashion devotees and industry insiders alike gathered along the street for what was an undeniable roaring success. Throughout, I was backstage with the models and other volunteers. I was too busy to take any decent photos of my own and have thus borrowed some from DFF’s Facebook page. Merely a glimpse into what went on, these photos don’t even do it justice! I want to thank all who were involved for giving me the opportunity to volunteer, and to those who made it all the more enjoyable for me.
For more into DFF ’12 and to keep up with Dublin City BID throughout the year, see their Facebook page here or their website here.
In my head, this post turned out A LOT better, but you all get the general idea. Basically, I’m one for pieces that can work for all occasions, for day or night. Outfit 1 is without a doubt one of my most ‘man-repelling’ outfits. This is the vintage blouse I shamelessly bragged about in an earlier post after picking it up in Oxfam Vintage in Sligo. Absolutely gorgeous, these photos don’t do it justice! Going all out, I teamed this Topshop leather skirt with said blouse and eighties-tastic hoop earrings. As to Outfit 2, possibly my preferred outfit of the two, mainly because I love such a dressy item teamed with the ultimate in casual cool, high-top Cons. With minimal jewellery (a watch is about the height of it), this outfit is stylish without trying too hard. Probably not as ‘man-repelling’, merely just gape-inducing, i.e. inciting claims of ‘the hack’ at daring to wear a leather pencil skirt during the day.