Beatriz Palacios: A new favourite

You know when you suddenly get the urge to pop into a shop for no apparent reason, and it always ends up being for the absolute Greater Good? Well this is what brought me to the work of jewellery designer Beatriz Palacios last week. Heading for home one evening I popped into The Loft Market in what was a combination of filling time and wishing to browse somewhere other than the high street. Lo and behold, my jewellery collection will never be the same again! Despite Beatriz’s thoroughly reasonable mid-range prices (the most expensive item comes in at €90 for a heavy gold collar), I am perennially broke these days (ah, the life of a commuting intern!) and look forward to the day when I can don a custom-made Beatriz Palacios piece. To shop Beatriz, see here or pop into the Powerscourt Centre’s Loft Market.

The scrapbook

For years I had been clipping editorials, photoshoots and articles and the like that caught my eye from various fashion magazines –  apart from Vogue, that would feel like sacrilege in a way – until I literally had no more folders left, while other chosen bits were strewn across my desk in my room, ultimately defeating the purpose of keeping them in the first place. Thus the ‘scrapbook’, more along the lines of a constant moodboard, was born and has since developed a life of its own. Small in size, I am looking for a larger notebook, similar to the one seen here, in which I can paste in larger pictures, articles, other clippings and so on. Suggestions would be much appreciated!

I’m a stationery fiend as it is, and had bought this Paperchase diary already. Seeking something worthy of it, what better than a fashion scrapbook/moodboard? While there is an abundance of magazine clippings, my own notes can be seen throughout, scrawled in haste for the most part. With various upcoming projects, notes for past articles, ideas and hopes for the blog, styling odds and ends, this diary wouldn’t make any sense to anybody else. I, on the other hand, would be lost without it, and like to see it as the draft version of Style from Scratch. This scrapbook allows for something tangible, as everything I write about is, for the most part, online.

See Susie Bubble for a rare glimpse at the inimitable ADR’s very own scrapbook.

Atelier 27 the fashion haven

This season’s party dress from De Loup Designs

On my little jaunt into town today I came across what can only be described as a treasure trove containing the work of many young Irish designers. Atelier 27, situated above Om Diva on Drury Street, is home to the best in up and coming young Irish designers. And I am only finding out about it now. For shame.

A small space, yet it houses the best in clothing, costume jewellery and even millinery. Jewellery by Kayleigh Forsythe is intricate yet still has that costume jewellery feel, perfect for layering over the festive season, while Aisling Ahern’s creations are stylish but fashion-forward, without the overdone Galway Races vibe. My find of the day however was De Loup designs. Launched this year by Amy de Loup, her new collection is effortlessly stylish, whilst still maintaining an urban edge that doesn’t have to read ‘hipster’.

Atelier 27 also stocks many other labels such as Meeka Bomb, Janey, Tokiki and Alliquo Jewellery. Check them out guys. Once again, a big thank you to all in Om Diva and Atelier 27 for today.